The State Cross Country Meet will be held at the Percy Warner Steeplechase Cross Country Course in Nashville, Tennessee. As voted by the coaches and approved by the TSSAA Board of Control, the State Cross Country Meets will be 5 Kilometers (3.1 Miles). The schedule for the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 1 is:
Class A-AA Girls': 10:00 AM CT
Class A-AA Boys': 10:45 AM CT
Class A-AA Awards Ceremony: 11:35 AM CT
DII-AA Girls': 11:30 AM CT
DII-AA Boys': 12:05 PM CT
DII-AA Awards Ceremony: 12:45 PM CT
DII-A Girls': 12:40 PM CT
DII-A Boys': 1:15 PM CT
DII-A Awards Ceremony: 1:45 PM CT
Class AAA Girls': 1:40 PM CT
Class AAA Boys': 2:20 PM CT
Class AAA Awards Ceremony: The ceremony will begin once results are tallied.
Tickets are $10.00.
TEAM PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COACHES TO PICK UP ON FRIDAY, PRIOR TO THE STATE MEET, AT THE COURSE WALK-THROUGH. If you pick up your team packet on Friday, you will not need to check in again on Saturday. If you do not pick up your packet on Friday, it will be available at a participating school tent that is set up outside the meet area on the Southeast side of the course, and you will need to check in at this tent. All participants will receive passes which will allow them to be admitted into the event. Coaches of participating teams will also receive passes that will allow them into the event. The team packet will be given to the TEAM coach. We cannot allow participants to pick up passes individually. The team packet will contain a bib number and a hip number for each athlete, pins, a map of the course, box assignments, and additional guidelines concerning the meet. The Team Package will contain a bib number and a hip number for each athlete, pins, a map of the course, box assignments and additional guidelines concerning the meet.
In Division I, participating teams will receive a bib number and a hip number for each athlete and three passes for the coaches.
In Division I, individual runners will receive a bib number and a hip number for each athlete and two passes for the coach.
Runners will be allowed to preview Percy Warner Park Steeplechase Cross Country Course on Friday prior to the state meet. The course will be open from 3:00pm CST until 5:00pm CST only. Coaches are asked to supervise their student-athletes and make sure the course is maintained because it will already be set up for the meet on Saturday. We need all coaches to make sure that their team does not show up earlier than 3:00pm CST and are gone by 5:00pm CST. Jim Kaiser will be the individual in charge of the course inspection on Friday, and everyone must follow his directions. Team Packets will be available for coaches to pick up at the course walk-through on Friday. Picking your packet up on Friday, prior to the meet, should give you more flexibility with parking and coordinating the arrival of your team on Saturday.
The region championship is this Thursday, October 23rd. Please note we are all leaving together as one unit and traveling to Cookeville together. We’ll depart from SMHS at 10:30am EST. Caravanning the whole way with a restroom stop in Sparta. Even though we have 3 separate race groups, we all have to leave at the same time due to insurance and liability constraints. All athletes need to pack a prerace lunch for the road and eat approx. 3 hours before his or her race. If you are unable to provide transportation for your child, please make arrangements with other parents. As you’ll notice in the travel agenda we have built in some cushion time and would rather be early to the race than late. The weather looks fantastic with a high of 64. Even with that warm temperature please make sure your son or daughter brings sweatpants and a sweatshirt to warmup in.
Address for school/race course:
2335 N Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
This is the best time of the year for cross country. These kids have worked very hard and are ready to see it pay off over the next 2 weeks!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns let us know.