KYA TN Middle School State Championship
LOCATION: Knoxville, Tennessee
ELIGIBILITY / DIVISIONS:
This is a Tennessee State Championship meet for Tennessee middle school aged athletes only. You must be in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade to compete. Any athlete that has competed at the High School level (Varsity or Junior Varsity) prior to the regional qualifier or state meet will not be eligible to compete. Teams and / or individuals must qualify to compete in this championship meet through designated regional qualifying races. Fifth graders may only participate in the middle school race if:
1. If your respective school district designates 5th graders as Middle School.
2. If your school has 5th graders on the same campus as your Middle School and you DO NOT have enough runners to field a complete scoring Middle School team (5 runners). Unattached 5th graders may not run in the middle school division.
Middle School Varsity Division - Open to all Tennessee Middle School Athletes (grades 6,7,8) that have qualified at a regional qualifier either as a member of a top 5 team or top 25 individual. Teams - only your top 7 runners should be entered in the varsity race.
Middle School Junior Varsity Division - Open to all Tennessee Middle School Athletes of teams that have qualified at a regional qualifier (grades 6,7,8). This division is only for those qualified teams with more than 7 runners. All remaining runners outside of your top 7 should be entered in the JV Division.
All Individual qualifiers for the State Meet should enter the Varsity division race. The JV division race is only for those teams who have more than 10 Elementary / 7 Middle School runners on their teams.
TMSSAA MEMBER SCHOOLS
Please note that the Tennessee Middle School Cross Country Championships is a post (TMSSAA) season invitational meet. Teams and individuals competing in Tennessee Middle School Cross Country Championships are selected through a set of five regional qualifying events. Teams must be made up of members of the same middle school team and must compete as a club-team from that school or as unattached runners. Composite or "All-Star" teams are not allowed. However home school teams are allowed. In 2016 the TMSSAA member schools elected to host their own meet. The Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships will invite the following teams and athletes to compete in the State Championships from the TMSSAA meet held 10/7/17> Top 5 girls and boys teams
> Top 20 individual girls and boys finishers
STATE MEET QUALFYING CRITERIA:
> Teams / Individuals must qualify at only one of the Regional Meets listed below - according to the Region Boundaries detailed on the map below.
> Top 5 teams (boys and girls) and the top 25 individuals outside of the top 5 teams qualify for the State Championships > Top 5 teams and the Top 20 individuals from the TMSSAA meet held on 10/7/17
> Qualifying teams are limited to their top 7 runners for the state varsity race.
> The balance above 7 will be placed in the JV race.
Varsity Division - (Boys and Girls pay as separate teams). (7 athletes max per team) Maximum $50.00 per team. If you have under 5 athletes - $10.00 per athlete.
Middle School Junior Varsity Division -$10.00 per athlete. Maximum $50.00 per team (Boys and Girls as separate teams). This division is for large qualified teams (7+) that would still like all of their runners to compete at the state meet. Unlimited JV entries per team.
All Entries must be completed online by October 18th, 2017. You may not enter this event unless you have qualified through a regional qualifying event (qualifiers are listed by regional below) You must pay with Visa / MC / Debit online no later than 10/19/17. Entries without payment will not be accepted. Please prepare your school bookeepers with regards to online payment requirement. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon completion and payment of your entry. Please make sure to print this off and bring it with you to packet pick up as proof of entry and payment. Scratches or no-shows will not be refunded.
T-SHIRTS - HOODIES:
Commemorative shirts and hoodies will be on sale at the meet for $18.00. Hoodies for $30.00. Apparel will be on sale Friday during course preview in order for athletes and parents to avoid lines on race day. If you would like to pre-order apparel and have it ready for pick up at the meet please go to: https://mkt.com/french-design-works/ For questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Awards - Trophies will be awarded to the top 20 in each race.
Team Awards - Plaques will be awarded to the top Five boys and girls varsity and JV middle school teams.
All-State Designation - Awarded to top 20 individual in both the Middle School varsity girls and varsity boys races (All-State certificates to be awarded with trophies).
Team Scoring will follow standard scoring format. Top 5 runners score with team tie breakers taken to runners 6. Team Scoring
for all races
STATE MEET SCHEDULE
4:00PM - 7:00PM Course Preview - Early Apparel Sales
9:00 AM - 11:25AM Packet Pick Up (Concession Stand Area)
9:00 AM - Course Open for Warm ups
10:00 AM - Course Closed for Warm ups
Elementary School State Championship Races
10:30 AM - Girls Elementary School Varsity Race - 1 Mile
10:50 AM - Boys Elementary School Varsity Race - 1 Mile
11:10 AM - Mixed Elementary School Junior Varsity Race - 1 Mile
11:30 AM - ES Awards
Middle School State Championship Races
12:25 PM - Junior Varsity Races (Boys and Girls together)
1:05 PM - Girls Middle School Varsity Race - 2 Miles
1:45 PM - Boys Middle School Varsity Race - 2 Miles
2:30 PM - MS Awards