MHSAA State Cross Country Championships 2011

Clinton, MS

Meet Information

2011 STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET INFORMATION
DATE: November 5, 2011 SITE: Mississippi College Choctaw Trails Watson Cross Country Course
ORDER OF EVENTS:
10:00 2A Girls 12:30 6A Boys 2:30 4A Boys
10:30 2A Boys 12:35 1A Awards Ceremony 2:35 5A Awards Ceremony
11:00 1A Girls 1:00 5A Girls 3:00 3A Girls
11:30 1A Boys 1:30 5A Boys 3:30 3A Boys
11:35 2A Awards Ceremony 1:35 6A Awards Ceremony 3:35 4A Awards Ceremony
12:00 6A Girls 2:00 4A Girls 4:15 3A Awards Ceremony
Runners are to report to the starting line fifteen (15) minutes before the start of each race.
ENTRIES INFORMATION: A team will consist of a minimum of five runners and a maximum of seven. A school may enter fewer than five runners to compete as individuals. A school may enter up to 10 runners (a team of seven plus three alternates). All entries will be issued a competitor number. Any seven and only seven of the entries may compete in the state meet.
ENTRY METHOD: All entries will be done online at www.mstrackxc.com! ONLY ON-LINE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! There is no charge to school entering online! To enter your team: (1) Go to www.mstrackxc.com, (2) on the home page click Calendar, (3) on the Cross Country tab click 2011 Meet Calendar, (4) on the Meet Calendar page scroll down to November 2011 and select MHSAA State Cross Country Championships, (5) on the MHSAA State Cross Country Championships page click the green Enter Online Now tab and follow instructions. Important: Before registering your team you MUST register for a MileSplit account and claim your team!!!

Registration help:
http://www.milesplit.us/pages/Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions

Note that these instructions are on the US Portal and you will have to return to your state site to actually find your team and enter the meet.

Entries Open: Monday, October 3, 2011 Entries Close: Monday, October 31, 2011
Schools will not be able to enter on-line after Monday, November 1 without first contacting the MHSAA. Schools will be charged $25.00 for each day they are late making their on-line entries!
ENTRY FEES: $7.00 per runner with a maximum of $49.00 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.
ENTRY CONFIRMATION: Coaches are urged to bring their entry confirmation with them to the state meet.
MEET REGISTRATION:
1. Check in at the meet center and pickup team packet.
2. Enclosed in your team packet are: Assigned contestant numbers with the school and athletes name printed on the lower tear-away portion. All entered runners (up to ten) have an assigned competitor number. Each athlete will be required to have their assigned number pinned on the front of their jersey in order to compete (DO NOT PIN THE TEAR-AWAY PORTION). Course Maps, Starting Box Assignment Sheet, & Safety Pins
3. ANY SEVEN OF A SCHOOL'S ENTRIES MAY COMPETE! There will be no changes or substitutions, only corrections on the day of the meet!!
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course is grass and spikes can be used if desired. All boys' races are 5000 meters and all girls' races are 4000 meters. Pace clocks will be set up at the mile and 2-mile marks.
CHUTE: Coaches should instruct their athletes to keep moving all the way through the chute unless stopped by a meet official. A barcode scanner will be used for recording the order of finish at the end of the chute!!!
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. NO JEWELRY!!!
RESULTS: Results will be posted on the results board following the conclusion of each race. Complete results will be posted on the Internet at www.misshsaa.com the evening of the state meet.

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