SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association/ SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association

Cross Country

Posted On: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By: lschluterman1

2018 High School

Cross Country


SCIAA Contact & Scheduling Questions Claire Dougherty          Office: (901) 416-2915

Email: doughertyc@scsk12.org

General XC Questions Meet DirectorsJohn Greene: (901) 336-8230

Derek Hunter: (901) 481-1291


Important Dates

July 23August 8August 13


August 23

September 6

September 20

October 4

October 18

October 18

October 25

October 26

November 3

TSSAA First Practice DateSCIAA Coaches MeetingTSSAA First Contest Date/Deadline to File Eligibility & Schedules

SCIAA Invitational (Optional)


SCIAA Week 2

SCIAA Week 3

SCIAA Large Championship

SCIAA Small Championship

TSSAA Regionals – Region 8 – Small

TSSAA Regionals – Region 8 – Large


4:00 pm 


5:00 pm

5:00 pm

5:00 pm

5:00 pm

3:30 pm

4:30 pm




SCIAA Office 


Airways Achievement

Shelby Farms

Airways Achievement

Shelby Farms

Shelby Farms

Shelby Farms



Percy Warner State Park


2018 Courses


Park                                                    Meters                     Address            

Shelby Farms                                            5k             7171 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis TN 38134

Airways Achievement Academy            5k             2601 Ketchum St., Memphis, TN 38114




 Teams: A team will consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven runners.  However, if a school does not have a team it may enter less than five runners in the individual division of the meet. No school shall enter more than seven participants in the Regional Cross-Country Meet. Three alternates may be listed on the entrance form. For SCIAA Regular Season Meets (including SCIAA Invitational, Kick Off, Week 2 and Week 3), schools can enter unlimited athletes to compete – the top 7 from each school will be scored for the Team. In the SCIAA Championship, ONLY 7 ATHLETES MAY COMPETE.

 Uniforms: All uniforms must follow the NFHS Rules. The referee will warn every participant prior to the meet that they must compete in a legal uniform, and if a contestant competes in an illegal uniform, then that contestant is disqualified from that event. There are no team warnings or individual warnings after the meet begins. Officials should use preventative officiating as much as possible.

 Eligibility List: Eligibility List and schedule must be submitted in the TSSAA Portal before the first contest date of Fall Sports – August 13th, 2018.

 Practice: The first date for practice is the Monday, July 23, 2018. Participants must have signed physicals and required forms on file at the school prior to their first practice. Each student-athlete must have a completed Athlete’s Health Record (comprised of a cleared pre-participation physical examination, emergency information, informed consent, acknowledgement of risk and authorization to treat signed by parent/guardian) and the Tennessee State Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Law “Information & Signature Form” before he or she can participate in a try-out, practice, or game.

 General Regulations

Length of Course: The Cross Country courses will be 5k meters in distance for boys and girl. Rules governing Cross Country shall be those as published by the National Federation of High School Associations in the Track and Field Rulebook. The length of all SCIAA Cross Country Course will be 5k meters.

Regional Meets: Regional cross country meets shall be completed by October 27, 2018. At the regional cross country meets each year, the coaches involved shall select the site of the following year’s regional cross country meet and the director. The Large & Small Class teams (as determined by classification) will be scored as two separate cross country meets.

Entrance Forms TSSAA Regionals: The standard entrance form must be in the hands of the meet director and in the state office no later than October 19th. Schools that do not file the entry form with the meet director by or on October 19th shall be charged $25.00 for each day they are late in order to enter the meet. The penalty check shall go to the meet director in order to cover meet expenses. Directors will forward entrance forms for all contestants that qualify to the state director.


Requirements: All coaches must have current CPR certification and complete the NFHS “Concussion in Sports” prior to coaching.  All non-faculty and classified employees must complete the NFHS “Fundamentals of Coaching” and First Aid, Health, & Safety for Coaches” prior to coaching.



Important Information

  • SCIAA cross country meets are MANDATORY. Failure to attend may result in a fine. All races will be held on THURSDAY.
  • Registration for SCIAA XC meets should be completed on milesplit.com. This must be submitted by Monday at 11:59pm the week of each race. Unlimited entries per school is permitted at all meets except the SCIAA Championship (max of 7 participants).
  • NEW THIS YEAR: All races will be electronically timed with shoe tags. (IPICO Timing Equipment)
  • Races will start at 5:00pm sharp. Coaches must check in by 4:30pm to pick up bib numbers/shoe tags and allow ample time for lacing up the shoe tag and proper warm up. Girls will run in the first wave at 5:00pm, and boys in the second wave starting at approximately 5:30pm. Failure to arrive on time will result in a “DID NOT SHOW” score and the school may be subject to a fine.
  • Following each race, coaches are responsible for turning in all shoe tags/safety pins. If shoe tags are lost, stolen, or broken, schools may be subject to a $25.00 fee per missing/damaged tag for excessive misuse.






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