MHSAA Southern Regional Championships 2020

Lucedale, MS

Meet Information

George County High School in Lucedale, MS will be hosting the MHSAA Region 4-1A, District 8-2A, District 8-3A, District 8-4A, Region 4-5A, Region 4-6A Cross-Country Championships on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The meet site will be George County High School, 9284 Old 63S, Lucedale, MS 39452.

According to the MHSAA website, the following classifications are in our region/district:

1A Region 4: Ethel, French Camp, Leake County, Nanih Waiya, Noxapater, Resurrection, Sacred Heart, Sebastopol

2A District 8: North Forrest, Perry Central, St. Patrick

3A District 8: Columbia, Jefferson Davis, Our Lady Academy, Seminary, Tylertown

4A Region 7: Forrest Co. AHS, Poplarville, Purvis, Sumrall

4A Region 8: Bay High, Pass Christian, St. Stanislaus, Vancleave

5A Region 4: East Central, Gautier, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Pascagoula, Pearl River Central, Picayune

6A Region 4: Biloxi, DIberville, Gulfport, Hancock, Harrison Central, Ocean Springs, St. Martin, West Harrison

Other schools are welcome to attend; however, this is not your designated Region or District Championship race and no awards (other than top 20 finishers in the races) will be given to teams competing from other regions.

Schools will be charged a $150 entry fee if you are entering both gender varsity teams and a $75 entry fee if you are only entering one gender varsity team.

All varsity boys & girls regional championship races will be 5,000 meters. All schools will be limited to 10 runners in all varsity regional championship races.

The 5K race course running surface will be almost entirely grass and trail. There is only one asphalt running stretch on the race courses. That asphalt running stretch is about 20 meters long. It would be alright if your runners decide to wear racing spikes on the course.

Schools should park their team buses in the parking lot located directly in front of the football stadium. Spectator parking is also available in the adjacent parking lot. Schools must set-up their team areas inside the course near to the starting line. Due to safety issues, we are requiring teams to clear the running course prior to race start. Only coaches will be allowed past spectator viewing spots on the course.

You will receive competitor number bibs in your team packet at the meet registration tent when checking-in on the afternoon of the meet. Each of your runners must wear their assigned competitor number bib in order to be scored in the meet. Please instruct your runners to continue walking through the finish line chute.

You must register your school as a participating team, as well as enter your athlete in their respective varsity championship races on-line at The on-line entry deadline is Tuesday; October 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. No entries will be accepted after the entry deadline

District/Regional Team Champion and runner-up team trophies will be presented in the varsity championship races. Top 20 finishers in varsity races will receive tee shirts.

Teams are limited to 10 entries per varsity team.

3:15 Course opens for teams./Registration & Packet Pickup begins.

4:25 National Anthem at the starting line.

4:30 Girls Varsity 5K (ALL CLASSIFICATIONS) Runners taking more than 40 minutes to reach the infield loop will be re-routed to the finish line.

5:15 Boys Varsity 5K (ALL CLASSIFICATIONS)

Tee shirts will be awarded to the top TWENTY finishers across the line of the VARSITY races.

If you have any questions regarding the meet, you may contact Stephen Pater (Meet Director) through the e-mail address or cell phone number 601-508-3017.