Cross Country Athlete Running with Fans Clapping

Cross Country

Cross country is a fall sport that runs from August to October (possibly the first week of November). Practices are held after school, and athletes train four days a week. A typical practice consists of warm-up stretching, a long-distance run of about 3-5 miles, a core workout, and a final stretch routine. Meets are normally held on Fridays and Saturdays with 6-8 meets during the season. Meets are held at a variety of different locations within or close to a one-hour drive from ECS.

Note from Coach Cutrona:

"I thoroughly enjoyed Cross Country last season and can't wait to embark on another great season! One of my favorite aspects of this sport is the community that is built within the team. As a coach, my two most important goals are to help your child improve as a runner and to help build a Christ-like community among the team. Running is challenging but doing it with others who are willing to push and encourage you makes it really rewarding. We welcome all students and all levels of runners to come on out and join the team. I hope that your child considers coming out for the team to add to the incredible community that is ECS Cross County. Go, Eagles!"

For more information on Cross Cournty at ECS, please email Coach Cutrona at

About the Coach

Louis Cutrona loves to run. He has experience both as a coach and a runner. He began cross country as a sixth grader and ran through his senior year of high school, competing in many large meets and races. He continued to run on his own throughout college and has completed three half marathons.

Coach Cutrona started coaching five years go in Nairobi, Kenya, and then coached at Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina. “Running is not a hobby for me, but a passion! I love running and pushing myself to new heights. I want to inspire this same passion in my runners when coaching.” We hope so, too, Coach Cutrona!

Cross Country Runner

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