Cross Country

Head Coach:  Kristin Sturhahn

Assistant Coach: Ryan Pabisiak

Quincy Notre Dame Cross Country is a sport for motivated, hard-working individuals who crave personal challenge. At QND, we focus on commitment, improvement, fitness development and a positive team atmosphere.  The Cross Country programs for both the Raiders and Lady Raiders strive to offer student-athletes the physical fitness and psychological confidence to excel in the sport, but more importantly, develop strong character traits to meet challenges in life.

 The Quincy Notre Dame Cross Country Teams consist of a closely-coached co-ed, varsity, and junior varsity program. For the 2018 season, QND competes with 19 Raiders and 10 Lady Raiders.  Both teams practice together and attend the same meets.  Typically, cross country races are three miles in length.  These meets usually take place in parks or golf courses.  Teams are scored by the fastest 5 runners.  Individual runners benchmark their success by comparing their personal-best time or finishes.

Academics play an important role in any student’s life.  The Cross Country athletes at QND take this role to heart.  For the 2018-19 season, both boys and girls teams earned the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award!!  The boys team achieved a 3.60 cumulative team grade point average.  The girls team achieved a 3.77 cumulative team grade point average.  These awards mark the thirteenth straight year both cross country teams have earned this honor!  The Raiders and Lady Raiders of the 2019-20 season are ready to continue this great scholastic success.

19th Annual Raider Challenge – June 27, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.

QND Cross Country holds a 5K/10K run/walk event on the fourth Saturday of each June.  The 19th Annual Raider Challenge will take place on June 27, 2020.  This combination road race/cross country event attracts competitive and recreational runners, walkers, families, and friends.  There is also a 1 Mile Youth Fun Run!  A link will be added here for online registration when it is available.  For more information, go to

QND Cross Country Records

Wall of Fame Girls

Wall of Fame Boys

2019 QND Cross Country Schedule

Thurs., Aug. 29West Hancock, Macomb, Liberty, Beardstown, UnityMacomb4:30 pm
Sat. Sept. 7Canton InviteCanton, IL9:00 am
Sat., Sept. 14PORTA InvitationalPetersburg10:00 am
Tues., Sept. 17Running Raider ClassicSouth Park in Quincy4:30 pm
Tues., Sept. 24Liberty, QHS, Palmyra,
Illini West
Bob Mays Park in Quincy4:30 pm
Sat., Sept. 28Monmouth-Roseville InviteMonmouth9:00 am
Tues., Oct. 1Macomb InvitationalMacomb4:30 pm
Sat., Oct. 5Tom Oakley InvitationalBob Mays Park9:00 am
Sat., Oct. 12Liberty InvitationalLiberty10:00 am
Sat., Oct. 19Patriot RunPeoria1:00 pm
Tues., Oct. 22WCC Conference MeetMonmouth4:30 pm
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