The sport of cross country is a distance running activity. The races are conducted over 5000 meter (3.1 mile) courses in either parks or on a golf course. Early season races are shorter. The Stillwater boys team consists of about 70 runners in grades 9-12. Junior varsity is all part of the high school team. There are no tryouts, everybody is welcome. There are 2 overnight meets for the team as they race the best teams in the Midwest. The Stillwater boys have finished in the top 3 teams in Minnesota for 12 of the last 20 years.