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SCIAA Cross Country


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

Email: doughertyc@scsk12.org

General Questions Meet Directors

John Greene    Shelby Farms   (901)336-8230

Derek Hunter    Ed Rice            (901)481-1291


Important Dates

September 5October 6

October 16

October 26

October 27

November 4

SCIAA Cross Country KickoffRegistration Closes for SCIAA XC Championship

SCIAA Small/Large Championship

TSSAA Regionals – Region 8 – Small

TSSAA Regionals – Region 8 – Large


5:00 pm11:59pm

5:00 pm




Ed RiceOnline

Ed Rice/Shelby Farms

Ed Rice

Shelby Farms

Percy Warner Park



Cross Country Schedule – Printable Version

2017 XC Schedule -Printable Version

Nutrition Information


Tennessee Runner

This year we are utilizing TENNESSEE RUNNER to add athletes to a roster before the race begins. This will save time on race day and it also allows you to know your team scores the day of the meet. Below is a link for Step-By-Step Instructions on how to do this with pictures to ensure there is no confusion.

Tennessee Runner Steps

Rosters must be completed by Wednesday at midnight for all MONDAY meets.

Rosters must be completed by Monday at midnight for all THURSDAY meets.

****If there is a scratch or modification to your roster after registration closes, you have until 12 noon on the day of the race to email Christi Copeland or Carl Bowie and inform them of your changes. Please include all necessary information in your email (date of race, school, full name of scratch, full name of replacement, your full name, your phone number) You may have a MAX of 2 CHANGES. If you fail to make the changes or register on time, your athletes will not be able to race.

Ed Rice – Christi Copeland         copeland2cme@gmail.com

Shelby Farms- Carl Bowie          cboosta68@gmail.com



Fitness Trails

Park                            Meters                                    Address                                  Location

Shelby Farms                 5k                                7171 Mullins Station Rd                              East

Ed Rice                            5k                                2907 North Watkins                                   North


Large Small
Cordova Central MSE Sheffield
Kingsbury Bolton City University Southwest Early College
Kirby Germantown Douglass Hillcrest
Overton Craigmont MLK College Prep MAHS
Ridgeway Whitehaven Westwood MASE
Wooddale White Station Power Center MBA
Southwind Manassas Middle College
Raleigh-Egypt Mitchell
Trezevant  East






      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.

      Uniforms: All students competing in any event must wear complete Cross Country uniforms including shorts, shirts and shoes. Failure to comply with this rule disqualifies the offender from that event.

      Eligibility List: Eligibility List and schedule must be submitted in the TSSAA Portal before the first contest date of Fall Sports.

      Practice: The first date for practice is the Monday, July 24, 2017 you must have physicals on file at your school prior to your 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. Coaches must complete and/or review safe participation courses and requirements i.e. Concussion Training, sudden cardiac, Weather Guidelines (heat & lightning), CPR & First Aid Certification before coaching duties begin.


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 suggested length of an SCIAA Cross Country Course will be 5k meters.

Regional Meets: Regional cross country meets shall be completed by October 27, 2017. 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 18th. Schools that do not file the entry form with the meet director by or on October 18th 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.

Time Cap: All runners must complete the race within 40 minutes after the girl’s race begins. The time cap will be enforced and runners will not be allowed to finish the course if they exceed that time.




      Assignments: SCIAA coaches will be assigned duties at the Cross Country meet. SCIAA coaches must remain at their assigned area and administer duties until the completion of each race.

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.

BE ON TIME: Coaches, please ensure you and your athletes arrive to the meets with enough time to properly warm up, check-in, and attend coaches meeting. Recommended arrival is 30 minutes prior to race start. Coaches meeting will start promptly 15 minutes before race start time and you must be checked in before this time. The race will begin at the posted start time – NO EXCEPTIONS.




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