Aligned with Seven Hills’ full-participation athletics philosophy, our coed cross country program welcomes any athlete who wishes to play the sport. Our coaches are deeply committed to help each student athlete achieve his or her athletic goals and reach his or her fullest potential.
The cross country team has been coached for over 34 years by head coach Tana Luckie. Luckie pushes her athletes to take on new roles and be great team players.
Older athletes become mentors to underclassmen, setting examples of sportsmanship and demonstrating the importance of supporting their teammates.
Varsity Cross Country Head Coach
Year Started: 1983
Every season, the Seven Hills cross country team and athletes set out to be better on the last day of practice then they were on the first. I want each athlete to love the sport of running, and I encourage everyone to participate in both cross country and track and field at Seven Hills. It is my goal to train my athletes to not be only runners, throwers, or jumpers, but also well-rounded athletes who can participate and experience success in a variety of activities. As a coach, I am proud to see the environment our older athletes create, which greatly contributes to the continuing success of our programs. As dedicated teammates, our athletes support, encourage, and push each other in every practice and in every race in which they compete.
WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT COACHING AT SEVEN HILLS
Each athlete has a different motivation for joining the team. Along with this comes different skill sets, different skill levels, and different expectations of success. Many have experienced success in other areas (academics, the arts, other sports) which they bring to cross country and track. This set of wide-ranging perspectives enriches the experience of each athlete and of the team as a whole.