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2020 Fall Cross Country

As of 09/08/2020 (Subject to change)

Fall Cross Country

It is the intent for Cross Country to begin September 16th if in Phase II/Yellow by September 14th. If we are in Phase II/Yellow on or by September 14th we plan to participate in an interscholastic competition beginning with the Founders Classic Invitational. If we are in Phase I/Red or higher on September 14th, intramurals will begin once we enter Phase II/Yellow.


  • Students must be aware of their surroundings and work to maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distance at all times.
  • Face masks are required when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Fanny pack or eyeglass lanyard to hold a mask while running is recommended.
  • In an effort to reduce exposure through contact, shared water coolers, water bottles and cooling towels will not be provided. Students should bring enough water to last them through the practice/competition or they will not be able to participate that day.

Practice Information:

  • Number of practices = Approximately 20, 1-hour practices. 2, 1-hour practices per week.
  • First practice =  9/16 if in Phase II/Yellow by 9/14
  • Practice days and times = Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 am 
  • Practice location = Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park


  • Registration fee = $35 for Fall Cross Country, due 9/9.
  • Participation fee = $210 for Fall Cross Country, due 9/14.
  • No refunds will be issued. No refunds for cancelled practices.

Participant Information:

  • Eligible grades: 7th-12th grade
  • Minimum participants = 8
  • Maximum participants =  The maximum number of participants will depend on the number of parent volunteers. The ratio must be 1:10 to be sure students are monitored on trails.
    • Based on the number of parents who volunteered to help monitor practices, the maximum number of participants for Fall Cross Country will be 50.
  • Tryouts: There will not be tryouts for Fall Cross County. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list for those beyond the maximum number of participants.

Possible Fall Competitions:

10/3 - Founders Classical Academy Invitational

10/10 - Brentwood Christian School Invitational


Important Dates for Fall Cross Country:

9/2 - Registration opens. Communicated in the Lions Share

9/9 - Registration ends. Communicated in the Lions Share

9/9 - Physical forms due

9/11 - Participation Fee invoices sent via MySchoolBucks

9/14 - Participation fee invoices due

9/14, 6-7 pm - Parent/Athlete Mandatory Meeting

9/16 - First practice if in Phase II/Yellow by 9/14

10/3 - Founders Invitational (tentative)

10/10 - Brentwood Invitational (tentative)

12/4 - Last practice


The following applies to all Meridian Athletics offerings:

  • Physical Eligibility: Student athletes must have a valid physical form cleared by a physician on file with the Athletics Department before participating.
  • Academic Eligibility: Students must be academically eligible to participate in interscholastic or intramural competitions.
  • Lettering: Lettering is possible for students who participate in sports that are competing in interscholastic competitions at the Varsity level. 
Learn more about Eligibility for Athletics here.
Find the 2020 Fall Cross Country Handbook from Coaches here.
Missed the Parent/Athlete Meeting? Please watch it here.