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OHSAA Pre-Season Cross Country Invitational

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OHSAA Pre-Season Cross Country Invitational

Site: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio

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.

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