Pre-Season Cross Country Invitational
Site: National Trail Raceway,
Date: August 18, 2012
The OHSAA will be hosting a “Pre-Season Cross Country Invitational” on
August 18, 2012. The invitational will be held at National Trail
Raceway, the site of the OHSAA State Championships. This pre-season
invitational is the only time schools will be able to compete on the
state course prior to the state championships in November. Per OHSAA
Board of Directors action, it is the only event in which schools may
participate on that date prior to the “normal” start date for
competition on August 20.
All member high schools that have cross country student-athletes are
eligible to participate in this event. However, space is limited.
Athletic Directors must follow the registration instructions at the
bottom of this email. Registration for the event is on a first-come,
first-served basis. Once the capacity of the event has been reached, any
remaining schools will be placed on a waiting list.
Registration must be completed by the established deadline – May 10,
2012. After the deadline, registered schools will be placed into races
and event contracts will be sent via myOHSAA to each school. The event
contracts must be accepted in myOHSAA no later than June 8, 2012.
Schools that fail to accept the event contract in myOHSAA by the
deadline will be removed from the event and schools on the waiting list
will begin to be contracted in the order of registration.
Race Formats – Scored Team Races and Open Races
There will be two race formats for both boys and girls competition:
scored team races and open races. Schools may enter a maximum of 10
runners in each race. Schools with less than five runners may enter the
scored team races as individual competitors or the open race, which is
not team scored. Total number of competitors from each school may not
exceed 40 (20 boys and 20 girls).
Approximately 250 runners will be the maximum number in each race. The
number of registrations will determine how many races will be
established. The goal is to make the competition as fair as possible, so
races will be established with schools of similar enrollment. Race
sections will be added as meet entry dictates and will be determined
after the May 10 deadline.. The divisional format established by OHSAA
for tournament purposes may not necessarily be used to determine the
race in which a school will participate.
Member school athletic directors were
emailed registration information on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.