Cross Country

Welcome to Cross Country

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Sometimes the runners are referred to as harriers.

Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during Autumn in Ohio, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow, or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.

The Upper Arlington High School men’s team is coached by Scott Meyers.  Their page is located here:  Men’s Cross Country

The Upper Arlington High School women’s team is coached by Latisha Wilder.  Their page is located here:  Women’s Cross Country


A Brief History…

The history of Upper Arlington’s men’s cross country team dates back to the late 1940s.  Known then as the “winter track team” (courtesy of UA Archives and old Norwester Yearbooks), the team was formed under Coach Larkin.

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The 1952 Cross Country Squad, also known then as the Winter Track team.

The history of Upper Arlington women’s cross country team began in 1979 under Coach Crosten.

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Each Spring, the Track & Field team hosts the annual Larkin/Crosten Invitational in honor of both men.


Cross Country Team News



Coach Scott Meyers participated in the Columbus Marathon on October 21st, 2018 – his first – and not only ran fast, he came in 7th place overall with a time of 2:30:06!


From Coach Meyers:  “Finally made my marathon debut yesterday. What a fun and humbling race. Thanks for all the support before, during, and after the race.”



A SALUTE to the Girls who ran in the Nike XC Regional Meet in Terre Haute, Indiana over the Veteran’s Day 2017 weekend, with a special shout out to Heidi Heuerman for WINNING the Girls Open Race!


Below is a link to the Tweet from MileSplit: