11th Annual OHIO CROSS COUNTRY Middle School and Elementary STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS at Hilliard Bradley High School October 22nd 2017!
Ohio's Fastest Girl and Boy
What is the one thing EVERY state champion would want more than anything else....? Exactly, a GIANT GUMMY BEAR!!! We are giving one to the winner of every race in 2017!!
This photo says it all guys, this does not happen in Middle School Cross Country anywhere else in the State Of Ohio and maybe not even in the country. This was one of our main goals when we started out 10 years ago to get Cross Country athletes the kind of recognition, respect and visibility that they deserve and OTHER sports get. The pride I felt while looking down at the awards ceremony Sunday is something beyond words. A parent asked me prior to this if they should stick around or just grab their daughters medal and head home...This picture gives a very clear answer to that Question.
Coaches NOW is the time to add the Ohio Middle School State Championship meet to your regular season schedules for 2017! If you already have your limit of 12 meets scheduled consider replacing one of your smaller non competitive events with the state meet and bring your entire team to Hilliard and spend a fun filled weekend with your kids.
Click on the stories tab to read some great positive comments about our past state meets. We appreciate every single one!
|Total runners in 2007:||444|
|Total runners in 2008:||554|
|Total runners in 2009:||616|
|Total runners in 2010:||857|
|Total runners in 2011:||974|
|Total runners in 2012:||1164|
|Total runners in 2013:||934|
|Total runners in 2014:||928|
|Total runners in 2015:||1,252|
|Total runners in 2016:||1,530!!!|
|Total Teams in 2009:||15|
|Total Teams in 2010:||55|
|Total Teams in 2011:||87|
|Total Teams in 2012:||94|
|Total Teams in 2013:||71|
|Total Teams in 2014:||88|
|Total Teams in 2015:||109|
|Total Teams in 2016:||144!!!|
Parents and Coaches,
One of the goals of Ohiocrosscountry.org is to help Track and Cross Country Athletes get the same recognition as the other sports get. You can help us accomplish that! Once your team or athlete has entered the State Meet please take some time to send a picture and short write up to your local Newspaper to announce that they will be participating in this years event. If they do well at the meet snap a photo and send to your paper as well.
Coaches, Athletes and Parents This is a post season event. This Cross Country event nor Ohiocrosscountry.org is affiliated with, sponsored by or sanctioned by the OHSAA in any way. Athletes may only run in one race during the State Championships. Any runners found to have entered 2 races will be disqualified .