MS Cross Country

There is no off-season for Cross Country and the runners all commit to putting in hundreds of hours and miles over summer break, with several runners attending camps to improve their skills and endurance level in hopes of making it through to post season again.



Denise Baker
Head Coach
Coach Baker has been teaching for 19 years – with 15 of those at Osage. A 1st Grade teacher at Osage Heritage Elementary, she holds a BA in Sociology & Elementary Teaching Certification from the University of Colorado, Boulder; a MA in Curriculum and Instruction w/ Emphasis in Literacy from Mizzou; and is Nationally Board Certified in Early Childhood Education. She is a former personal trainer/group fitness instructor. Her husband, Lee teaches English at OHS and together they have two children- Tia (OHS ’16) and Ben (OHS ‘18).
Miriam Hill
Assistant Coach
Coach Hill has been at Osage for 13 of her 18 years teaching. She holds a BS in Sports Medicine, Biology, and Phys Ed from Missouri Baptist University. She teaches Anatomy and Sports Medicine, she is the Instructional Support Coach at OHS, and she is the head Varsity girls Track Coach. Miriam’s husband Randy is a Volunteer Asst. Basketball Coach for Osage and they have three children -Adam (23), Gabrielle (20), and Micah (OHS 12th).