10th Annual OHIO CROSS COUNTRY Middle School and Elementary STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS at Hilliard Bradley High School October 23rd 2016!
Our host hotel is the Columbus NW Marriott!
We are excited to announce that we are adding a brand new event for 2016. The Flash 2 Mile for high school runners in grades 9 thru 12. This is an individual event and we will present medals to the top 15 finishers in the boys and girls races. The winner of each race will get a statue of The Flash himself to take home. Register now for the Flash 2 Mile October 23rd. So you think you are fast? Are you FLASH FAST?
Ohio's Fastest Girl and Boy
|Juliette Keller, Medina Clagett: 11:21.8||Micah Blair, Woodbridge: 10:25.5|
Sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. Every race winner will get a $20 gift certificate.
Spread the word and get your runners involved. It's the most FUN day of the Cross Country Season.
"Still THE ONE and only state championships"
Nothing Runs Like The Original!
The first 1000 runners to register will get a free pair of Ohiocrosscountry.org Sunglasses!
Ok so we do have one bit of bad news for this year’s state meet. The staff at Hilliard Bradley doesn’t think their track can withstand the weight of our big pink limo so we had to cancel that. Then we started thinking about doing something else really special for our state champs to replace the limo ride but what? 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!
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 2016! 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:||1252|
|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|
Parents and Coaches,
One of the goals of the Middle School Athletic Association 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 the Middle School Athletic Association 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 .