3rd Annual Olan Welch Cross Country Classic 2021

Long Beach, MS
Timing/Results Time 2 Run

Meet Information

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 erin.biancamano@lbsdk12.com 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 (erin.biancamano@lbsdk12.com)