Cross Country
Cross Country

 

Weekly Announcements

August
01




Cross Country Runners Required to have NINE days of practice
The KSHSAA Board of Directors added language to Rule 34 indicating a cross country runner must participate in nine days of practice with the team prior to participating in a meet. The primary reason for the change is concern about heat acclimatization and hydration awareness. Each sport has different conditioning and practice needs unique to that sport. Students who are dual participation athletes must work with coaches to ensure they attend 9 practices in both sports. It is permissible for a coach to provide a workout for a student to complete prior to or after the other team practice. Coaches are responsible for documenting these practices.

NEW - High School and Middle School Cross Country Coaches Must Complete Exam
This year all high school and middle school cross country coaches must complete a 50 question online exam. Questions were mailed to athletic directors in July and are included as the last two pages of the announcement sheet. Directions on how to submit answers to the test were also mailed with the Announcement Sheet. The exam period begins August 1 and coaches must complete the online exam by August 30. If your coach does not complete the online exam by August 30, your school will be fined $25.

Clarification on gloves and caps
As in previous years in the event of inclement weather, the games committee may permit stocking caps and gloves to be worn. If worn all team members must have the same color of gloves. If worn all team members must have the same color of stocking caps. Not all members must wear them, but if they do they must be the same color. Visors and baseball style hats are not permitted.

2016 Regional Cross Country Meets
The date for the regional Cross Country meets is Saturday, October 22, 2016. Regional meets will be permitted to start in the morning. This is an ACT testing date so students should be aware there will be a conflict and select another testing date. Regional assignments will not be available until after classifications are completed (September 20 is count day).

ACT testing dates for this school year are:
September 10, 2016
October 22, 2016
December 10, 2016
February 11, 2017
April 8, 2017
June 10, 2017

Regional cross country sites and hosts will not be known until at the earliest September 30 after classifications are released by noon on September 26. [ Continue ]

[Previous Weeks]

 

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Current Champions Current Champions

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Olathe-North

Overland Park-St. Thomas Aquinas

Baldwin

Halstead

Shawnee-Maranatha Academy

Natoma

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Manhattan

Overland Park-St. Thomas Aquinas

Baldwin

Gypsum-SE of Saline

Ellinwood

Tribune-Greeley Co.


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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