General Information

 Meridian Cross Country

*** Cross Country details are subject to change. Please visit the Meridian School website for up-to-date information or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org ***

  

Cross Country General Information

 

We are excited to share information for the 2017-2018 cross country season which will begin in August.

 

About Meridian Cross Country

Meridian Cross Country is open to all Meridian student athletes in 7th-12th grades. There are no tryouts to participate in XC. There will be 4-6 meets during the cross country season, which starts in August and runs through the league's post season. Meets are typically on Saturdays. Meridian Cross Country participates in the Texas Charter School Academic & Athletic League's (TCSAAL's) regional meet and state meet, when advancement is earned. Cross country practices three times a week. If you would like to know more about Meridian XC, please feel free to contact the coaches.

 

Parents are needed to serve at practices and meets in many volunteer roles: providing water coolers with cold water, acting as point persons on the trail, coordinating/providing snacks, coordinating/executing tent set up and break down and general support of our runners. Participation on the cross country team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season.

 

Team

Grades Eligible

Registration Deadline

Participation Fees

First Practice

Season End

High School

9th-12th

May 9

$225 due August 4

Monday, August 7

(tentative)

State - October 21 (tentative)

Middle School

7th-8th

May 9

$225 due August 4

Monday, August 7

(tentative)

State - October 21 (tentative)

 

Important Dates

 

  • Tuesday, May 9 - registration deadline
  • Wednesday, May 17 - mandatory parent/athlete meeting in Mays Cafeteria from 5:30-6:30pm. (Time and place changed on 05/08/17)
  • Tuesday, August 1 - parents of participants should receive an emailed invoice for the participation fee.
  • Friday, August 4  - participation fees due
  • Tuesday, August 1 - physical form deadline
  • Monday, August 7 - first practice to be held at Wilco Track 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 8 - no practice
  • Wednesday, August 9 - first day of school, no practice
  • Thursday, August 10 - second practice to be held at Wilco Track 4:30-5:45pm
  • Thursday, August 11 - mandatory parent/athlete information meeting at Wilco Park 5:30
  • Monday, August 14 - the normal practice schedule begins
  • Tuesday, October 10- Friday, October 13  - Cross Country Regionals (tentative) - Please note this is during Meridian's Fall Break.
  • Saturday, October 21 - Cross Country State (tentative)

 

How to Register

 

The cross country registration form was due by May 9. Registration is now closed. We do not expect to have a late registration.

 

Practices and Meet Schedules

 

  • The cross country season is August through October.
  • There are typically 4-6 meets in the XC season before the TCSAAL regional meet. Most meets are on Saturdays. The meet schedule will be available in August. The meet schedule will be available here.
  • Click here for the Cross Country Practice Schedule - Note that the first week of practices will be different from the regular practice schedule.

 

Participation Fees

$225

 

How Do I Pay?

 

The Meridian Athletics Department will email an invoice on August 1 and payments must be received by August 4.

 

Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. Please contact Robyn Tester at Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org to learn more.

Tryout Information
 
This is a no cut program meaning there are no tryouts to participate. Any 7th-12th grader who wants to run will run with the Meridian Cross Country Team!
  
 
 
*** Cross Country details are subject to change. Please visit the Meridian School website for up-to-date information or contact the athletic coordinator at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org ***


XC COMMUNITY
To connect with the Meridian Cross Country community, consider joining the Facebook group created and managed by Meridian parents. (This is not a school-sponsored or maintained group.)