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

2021 SCIAA High School Cross Country


SCIAA Contact General XC Questions
Reed Willis      Meet Director
(901)416-2915 (office)  (901)237-5968 (cell) Carl Bowie: (901) 503-7189
Email: willisrh@scsk12.org


Important Dates/ Schedule

July 26, 2021 TSSAA First Practice Date
August 11, 2021 SCIAA Coaches Meeting 4:00 PM SCIAA Office
August 16, 2021 TSSAA First Contest Date/Deadline to File Eligibility & Schedules
September 2, 2021 SCIAA Week 1 Invitational 5:00 PM Shelby Farms
September 9, 2021 SCIAA Week 2 5:00 PM Shelby Farms
September 16, 2021 SCIAA Week 3 5:00 PM Shelby Farms
September 23, 2021 SCIAA Week 4 5:00 PM Shelby Farms
September 30, 2021 SCIAA Week 5 5:00 PM Shelby Farms
October 7, 2021 SCIAA AAA Championship 3:30 PM Shelby Farms
October 7, 2021 SCIAA A-AA Championship 4:30 PM Shelby Farms
TBD TSSAA Regionals – Region 8 – A-AA 4:00 PM Shelby Farms
TBD TSSAA Regionals – Region 8 – AAA 4:00 PM Shelby Farms
November 4, 2021 TSSAA State Championship Percy Warner State Park

2021 Course

Park                                                    Meters                     Address            

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


Teams must attend 3/5 regular season SCIAA cross country meets. (Weeks 1-5). The Championship is MANDATORY. Failure to attend 3/5 and the Championship meet may result in a fine.

Registration for SCIAA XC meets should be completed on milesplit.com. This must be submitted by noon on Wednesday each week. Unlimited entries per school is permitted at all meets except the SCIAA Championship (max of 7 participants).

All races will be electronically timed with RFID shoe tags. Schools will be given the shoe tags for the entire season and must return them after the Championship.

Races will start at 5:00pm sharp. Coaches must check in by 4:30pm and allow athletes time for a proper warm up. Girls will run in the first wave at 5:00pm, and boys in the second wave starting at approximately 5:30pm.

If shoe tags are lost, stolen, or broken, schools may be subject to a $25.00 fee per missing/damaged tag for excessive misuse.



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 Week 1-Week 5), 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 16th, 2021.

Practice: The first date for practice is the Monday, July 26, 2021. 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 Courses will be 5k meters.

Regional Meets: Regional cross country meets shall be completed by October 30, 2021. 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 A-AA & AAA Class teams (as determined by classification) will be scored as two separate cross country meets.


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.


TSSAA Classification 2021-2023

                             A-AA              AAA
Bolton High Manassas High Germantown High
Booker T. Washington MASE Southwind High
City University School MBA White Station High
Compass-Midtown Middle College High Whitehaven High
Craigmont High Mitchell High Overton High
Crosstown High School MLK Prep Central High
Douglass High MSE Kingsbury High
East High PCA High Cordova High
Fairley High Raleigh-Egypt High
Hamilton High Ridgeway High
KIPP Collegiate High Soulsville Charter
Kirby High Trezevant High
MAHS Wooddale High
Melrose High



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