MHSAA 1A-2A-3A State Cross Country Championships 2023

Clinton, MS

Meet Information

2023 MHSAA 1A-2A-3A State Cross Country Championships

DATE: Thursday, November 2

SITE: Mississippi College Choctaw Trails Watson Cross Country Course 

ENTRIES OPEN: Thursday, October 26 Noon 


STATE MEET QUALIFICATION: Teams will have to meet a qualifying standard in each class to qualify for the State Meet. Individual runners, whose team does not qualify for the State Meet will also have to meet a qualifying standard time in their class to qualify for the State Meet.

1. The top 80% of teams that are actually competing during the 2023 season in each class (based on MS.Milesplit top 5 average for the season) will qualify for the state meet. Deadline to qualify is Saturday, October 28! A team must run in a minimum of three (3) meets during the season to be eligible to qualify to run in the state meet!

2. The top 25 individuals in each class (based on MS.Milesplit ranking for the season) whose teams do not qualify for the state meet and meet the time standards set for each class (see below) will qualify to run in the state meet!

Boys: 3A - 22:25 / 2A - 22:50 / 1A - 23:15

Girls: 3A - 26:25 / 2A - 26:50 / 1A - 27:15

3. Qualifying teams and individuals will be posted on on Monday morning, October 30.

Click Here to Download Qualifying Team & Individuals

Click Here to go to the MHSAA XC Championships Meet Program Link

Click Here to Download Starting Box Assignments

Click Here to Download Choctaw Trails Course Map


11:00 3A Girls

11:35 3A Boys

12:20 3A Awards Ceremony

12:30 2A Girls

1:05 2A Boys

1:50 2A Awards Ceremony

2:00 1A Girls

2:35 1A Boys

3:20 1A Awards

Runners are to report to the starting line twenty (20) minutes before the start of each race. Starting boxes will be selected by each team's best top 5 average for the season.

ENTRY INFORMATION: Entries will REMAIN OPEN for teams & individuals that qualify for the state meet UNTIL MIDNIGHT, MONDAY, October 30! Any changes that need to me made after this date should be emailed to There will be no mass changes on the day of the meet. ENTRIES FOR TEAMS OR INDIVIDUALS THAT DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE STATE MEET WILL BE PURGED!  Coaches are urged to print an entry confirmation after entering their team(s) and bring with them to the state meet. Schools will be charged $25.00 for each day they are late making their on-line entries after the entry deadline!

ENTRY FEES: $10.00 per runner with a maximum of $70.00 per team (boys' and girls' teams are separate). Entry fees may be mailed or brought to the state meet. Make checks payable to MHSAA. Mail entry fees to: MHSAA, P.O. Box 127, Clinton, MS 39060.


1. Check in at the meet center and pickup team packet and pay any outstanding entry fees.

2. Enclosed in your team packet: Team rosters, competitor bib numbers, course maps, Starting Box Assignment Sheet, timing chips, zip ties & safety pins. 

3. Make any necessary roster changes. Mass changes will not be allowed!

4. Coaches will be required to sign for the pickup and return of their packets, with collected chips.

CHIP INSTRUCTIONS: Chip Instructions will be emailed to all coaches of qualifying teams/schools! Email addresses on MS.MileSplit will be used!

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course is a two (2) loop grass 5000 meter course and spikes can be used if desired. Pace clocks will be set up or splits will be called at the mile and 2-mile marks.

CLEAN UP: Please keep area clean by placing all trash in cans and trash bags provided at meet check in.

UNIFORM: Each athlete must wear a school issued uniform. 

RESULTS: For live results through AthleticLIVE go to: and click on 1A-2A-3A Championships. OFFICIAL results will be listed as soon as each race is completed on the web site! Complete results will also be posted at and on the MHSAA web site at the evening of the state meet.