Cross Country
Cross Country

Weekly Announcements

September
15





2014 Regional Cross Country Meets
The date for the regional Cross Country meets is Saturday, October 25, 2014. This is an ACT testing date so a start time of 2:00 p.m. or later is recommended. Regional assignments will not be available until after classifications are completed (September 20 is count day). It is recommended that students who may be participating in the regional cross country meet and also wanting to take the ACT test look into other possible testing dates. ACT testing dates for this school year are:
September 13, 2014
October 25, 2014
December 13, 2014
February 7, 2015
April 18, 2015
June 13, 2015

Regional cross country sites and hosts will not be known until at the earliest September 30 after classifications are released by noon on September 29. Some schools could have long distances to travel for the meets, so an alternate ACT testing date is recommended for those with conflicts.

No Road Races During Season
Outside competition Rule 22 states: “A student who is a member of a school athletic squad effective Tuesday following Labor Day through Friday preceding Memorial Day may not participate as a member of an outside team or as an independent competitor in the same sport.” The school year has started so students may not participate in non-school races. Color runs because they do not have a timing aspect are not considered a violation.

Awards and Amateur Rules (Rule 20 and 22)
If members of the cross country team compete in off season races, remember KSHSAA rules prohibit student athletes from accepting prizes. Many “road races” offer cash or merchandise prizes such as shoes, caps, gift certificates for meals, movies, etc. runners should check with the school coach and administration before entering and running in these events. Students who participate in athletic activities, outside of interscholastic competition, shall not accept awards of cash or merchandise. Medals, trophies, and T-shirts shall not be considered merchandise.”

Unattached Runners-Not Permitted
Several calls have come in asking about runners participating as “unattached” at member school cross country meets. This is not permitted. If a student is not a member of a school team, they cannot participate in a member school athletic event. This includes cross country meets. Only students who are members of another member or approved schools cross country team may run in races for other member schools.

 

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Current Champions Current Champions

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Manhattan

Wichita-Bishop Carroll

Baldwin

Hesston

Ellinwood

Scandia-Pike Valley

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Lawrence-Free State

OP-St. Thomas Aquinas

De Soto

Douglass

Shawnee-Maranatha Acad.

Tribune-Greeley Co.


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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