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Sun, Dec 4, 2022

OHIO CROSS COUNTRY!



17th Annual OHIO CROSS COUNTRY Middle School and Elementary STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS at Dublin Jerome High School October 22nd

** Entry deadline is October 19th at the stroke of midnight **

What makes the Middle School & Elementary State Meet different from the rest? Well it’s our 17th year for starters. During that time, we have had some of the greatest runners in Ohio cross country history come run with us. We continue to follow them and highlight their accomplishments long after they have left middle school.

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Ohio's Fastest Girl and Boy - 2022

Grace Brown, Bellefontaine M.S. 11:31.21 Seth Hamm, Dawson Bryant M.S. 10:23.03




The Ohio Cross Country State Championship Store is open!

Here is the link to book rooms at our host hotel, the fabulous Columbus Marriott Northwest. It's never too early to book either. I encourage all our teams to stay Saturday night if possible. I can think of no better team building exercise then a night in a hotel filled with runners from all across the state! Located less then 3 miles from the school.

This year our athletes will be running for a ring! We will be presenting our Ohio's Fastest Boy and Girl with an awesome fitted ring in recognition of their achievement!


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"

   

The first 1200 runners on race day will get a free pair of Ohiocrosscountry.org Sunglasses!


 We are giving a Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar to all top 15 finishers in every race, but the best part is that 5 will have a Golden Ticket wrapped inside that can be redeemed for any Long Sleeved shirt from Fine Designs on race day!

***BRAND NEW IN 2022***

We are again giving away one large Gumball Machine every race to one of the top 15 finishers in 2023.

What is the one thing EVERY Top 3 finisher would want more than anything else....? Exactly, a GIANT GUMMY BEAR!!! We are giving one to the top 3 placers in every race in 2023!!


Coaches NOW is the time to add the Ohio Middle School State Championship meet to your regular season schedules for 2023! 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 Columbus 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 Registered Runners

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: 933
Total runners in 2014: 927
Total runners in 2015: 1,253
Total runners in 2016: 1,531
Total runners in 2017: 1,603
Total runners in 2018: 1,624
Total runners in 2019: 1,681
Total runners in 2020: 1,641
Total runners in 2021: 1,807
Total runners in 2022: 1,928 (state meet record)

Total Registered Teams

Total Teams in 2009: 15
Total Teams in 2010: 49
Total Teams in 2011: 82
Total Teams in 2012: 94
Total Teams in 2013: 70
Total Teams in 2014: 88
Total Teams in 2015: 111
Total Teams in 2016: 144
Total Teams in 2017: 151
Total Teams in 2018: 151
Total Teams in 2019: 141
Total Teams in 2020: 132
Total Teams in 2021: 147
Total Teams in 2022: 167 (state meet record)


Parents and Coaches,

One of the goals of Ohiocrosscountry.org is to help 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.