ALL STATE MEET OF CHAMPIONS
Finally, an event where all the state champions from all divisions can gather to compete and determine who the best teams and individuals are in the state of Mississippi!
WHO: State Champion teams and individuals from MHSAA 6A,5A,4A,3A,2A,1A / MAIS 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A / and the Champions of the Home School Association will be invited. As well as any boys team that successfully averaged under 18:40 at Choctaw Trails or any girls team that are able to average under 21:40. Finally, a berth will be awarded to the team and individual champions of the newly minted "metro leagues". For individuals, if you were not able to make it on a qualifying team, nor where you able to win an individual state title. The committee will extend offers to those athletes that rank in the top 21 overall times for the season at Choctaw Trails.
WHAT: The All State Meet of Champions has been designed to finally put all the top teams and individual athletes at the same course and at the same time.
WHEN: The event will be held on Saturday November 13th with the girls racing at 10:15 am and the boys racing at 11:00 am
WHERE: The Meet of Champions will be held at Choctaw Trails which has been reimagined and redesigned to host the South's best cross-country experience for everyone including athletes, coaches, and spectators. With ample parking for fans, shaded team tent areas for coaches and athletes, and designated restrooms for both, Choctaw Trails provides everything needed to experience cross country at its finest. The course boasts a starting line big enough to safely accommodate 40 teams and every step will be run on grass. A 30+ foot width at all points, the course affords front-runners, mid-packers, and come-from-behind strategists alike a safe opportunity to compete. Course markings can be found at every kilometer and every mile, and multiple clocks make it easy to track athlete's times. The last 800m is sure to inspire as it loops adjacent to the finish line, and two sets of bleachers line the final stretch to help spectators cheer athletes through the finish line. From the improved course to the electric atmosphere, Choctaw Trails delivers the ultimate cross-country experience.
WHY: We want to celebrate the sport of cross country and what better way to do this then to not only make the most competitive meet possible, but to also give out the best SWAG and gear we can! Custom backpacks to ALL the State Champions who register. Team awards for the champions, the teams in the final four and even the elite eight. Individual awards for runners 1-7 (1st team all state) runners 8-14 (2nd team all state) and finally runners 15-21 (honorable mention all state).
HOW: This event will be run like all post season events, you must enter your team as a club team. Also, qualifying times must be run at Choctaw Trails. Finally, the registered club team is limited to 7 athletes with a registration fee of $20 per individually qualifying athlete or $140 per team.
More information is to come