We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Olan Welch Cross
Country Classic. The course will be held on the horse trails and surrounding acreage at the Fairgrounds. The course has been changed from the 2019 course. This event is professionally timed and will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
DUE to ongoing construction at Long Beach High School, the site of the meet will be the Harrison County Fairgrounds at 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport, MS 39503
Entry fees will be $100 if you are entering both gender teams
and $75 if you are only entering one gender teams. For smaller teams the cost
is only $10 per athlete (if that calculates to a cheaper cost than the $100/$75
payment). Entry fees must be paid at the meet site prior to the first race.
Do not mail entry fees without prior arrangement. Entry fees are non-
refundable. Make checks payable to Long Beach School District.
The varsity races will be 5,000 meters. The middle school races will be 4,000 meters. An
unlimited number of runners per school will be
allowed in all races. There is a 45 minute time limit per race.
Team champion and team runner-up trophies will be presented the varsity
divisions. Team champion trophies will be presented in the middle school
divisions. The top-10 finishers in all races will receive individual awards.
Concessions will be available.
7:30 a.m. courses open for warm-ups & coaches may check-in to pick up packets
(Deadline for any race or registration changes is 8:30am on race day. A change fee of $10 will be charged.)
9:00 a.m. Girls Varsity 5K Race
9:45 a.m. Boys Varsity 5K Race
10:30 a.m. Girls Middle School 4K Race
11:15 a.m. Boys Middle School 4K Race
12:00 p.m. Awards Presentation
The meet will follow MHSAA rules. MAIS and MHSAA schools are invited to attend (9th grade athletes from MAIS
schools must be registered in the varsity race). Unattached and homeschool athletes cannot compete. Please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your team is from out of state and you are interested in
registering. During the meet if there is concern of a MHSAA rule violation,
three coaches associated with MHSAA schools and not associated with Long Beach
School District or the school/athlete in question will adjudicate the outcome of
the alleged violation. Decisions by this Jury of Appeals are considered final
unless/until an overturn by an MHSAA Cross Country official. The Jury of
Appeals will be selected during the Coaches Meeting.
All or part of this event may be delayed or cancelled in the event of lightening, thunderstorms, or other dangerous
weather. The decision and liability for canceling or continuing this event is
solely the responsibility of school officials employed by the Long Beach School District.
Thank you for your interest in our meet! This will be our
6th year hosting this meet (the first meets were under a different name, but
same organization) and we greatly value the feedback received. Each year
your feedback ensures a more enjoyable meet experience in subsequent years.
See you soon!
Coach Erin Biancamano (email@example.com)
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