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2020 Cross Country Championship Information

DATE:  October 31 & November 2, 2020    SITE: Mississippi College Choctaw Trails – Watson Cross Country Course


Saturday, October 31, 2020
11:005A Girls1:003A Girls3:001A Girls
11:305A Boys1:303A Boys3:301A Boys
12:155A Awards2:153A Awards4:151A Awards
Monday, November 2, 2020
11:006A Girls1:004A Girls3:002A Girls
11:306A Boys1:304A Boys3:302A Boys
12:156A Awards2:154A Awards4:152A Awards

Runners are to report to the starting line twenty (20) minutes before the start of each race. Starting boxes will be selected by lot!

ENTRIES INFO: 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 seven (7) runners.  Changes to a school’s original entries may be made online at until 11:59 p.m. (midnight) Monday, October 26.  Any changes that need to me made after this date should be emailed to wbarnett@misshsaa.comThere will be no mass changes on the day of the meet.

ENTRY METHOD: All entries will be done online at ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!  There is no charge to school entering online!  To enter your team: (1) Go to, (2) on the home page click Calendar, (3) on the MileSplit Calendar page scroll down to November 2020 and click on the correct MHSAA State Cross Country Championships Meet (4) 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 BE REGISTERED FOR A MILESPLIT ACCOUNT AND HAVE CLAIMED YOUR TEAM!!!  For help with online registration and/or claiming your team go to


Entries Open: Monday, September 28, 2020                         Entries Close: Midnight, Monday, October 26, 2020

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 are: Team rosters, competitor bib numbers, course maps, Starting Box Assignment Sheet, zip ties & safety pins.
  3. Pickup and sign for your team’s assigned timing chips and make any necessary roster changes. Mass changes will not be allowed!

CHIP INSTRUCTIONS: Each athlete will have an assigned competitor bib number with a corresponding numbered timing chip(s).  Each athlete will be required to have their assigned number pinned on the front of their jersey in order to compete!  Athletes must SECURELY attach their assigned chip(s) to their shoelaces with the supplied ties!  Chips properly attached will not come off during competition!  Chips must be worn: No chip – No time or place!

RESULTS: FinishLynx, IPICO Chip Timing & Hy-Tek will be used for timing and results.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course is grass and spikes can be used if desired.  All races are 5000 meters!  Pace clocks will be set up or splits will be called at the mile and 2-mile marks. NOTE: There will be a new 5000 meter course!!!  The new course layout will be posted at and as soon as it is available!!!

CHIP COLLECTION CORRAL:  Timing chips will be collected at the end of each race!!!

CHIP & TEAM PACKET RETURN: Any unused timing chips, bib numbers, zip ties or safety pins should be placed in your team packet and returned to personnel at the meet center prior to leaving the meet.   Coaches are ultimately responsible for the return of all chips signed for and issued to their team for the competition.  After the meet timing chips will be inventoried and schools will be charged $20.00 for EACH unreturned or lost chip!

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: Results will be posted on the results’ board following each award ceremony in each class.  Complete results will be posted on the MHSAA web site and at the evening of the state meet.



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