As a cross county program, we are committed to the four pillars of Totino-Grace High School. We strive to find a balance among Faith, Community, Service and Learning. It is understood that all four of these pillars can and will be expressed during the cross country season.
We are a no cut program, and encourage all ability and experience levels. The goal of cross country at Totino-Grace is to help young people learn the valuable life skills which competitive sports can offer. Cross country will teach the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, dedication, persistence and good work ethic throughout the athlete's entire life.
This will be Coach Zeller's first season coaching at Totino-Grace. He has previously coached cross country at the middle and high school levels for six years in the Lakeville North school system. Additionally, he has coached highly successful Lakeville Soccer Club teams.
Coach Zeller has a love of running, having completed 22 marathons (including 2 in Japan), an ultramarathon and two Ironman triathlons, in addition to countless other shorter races. Fun fact: Coach Zeller hasn't taken a day off from running since May 18th, 2016.
Coach Zeller welcomes anyone to join the Cross Country team. "I have found that runners are some of the most supportive and encouraging athletes. Cross country is for anybody, regardless of their prior athletic experience. If you show up with a positive attitude and a willingness to work, you can't help but improve. As a no-cut sport, everybody gets to participate. In fact, it is one of the few sports where the athletes are actually trying to reduce their "playing time"! So whether you are looking to run your fastest time, get in shape for another sport or just be a part of something special, cross country is for you."