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2023 State Meet

Sunday October 22nd, 2023

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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. - Read More...

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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

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"

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!

New in 2023 our Ohio's Fastest Boy will be getting an awesome 12 inch Statue of The Flash!

New in 2023 our Ohio's Fastest Girl will get an exact replica of Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from the 1939 movie The Wizard Of Oz!

The first 1,200 runners to register 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!
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 Dublin 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: 1,164
  • 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!)