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Cross Country (XC) General Information

 

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Cross Country details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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We are excited to share information for the 2018-2019 Meridian 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.

 

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.

 

Learn more about Meridian Cross Country here.

 

Team

Grades Eligible

Registration Deadline

Participation Fees

First Practice

Season End

High School

9th-12th

May 8

$225 due August 3*

Monday, August 13

State - October 27 

(tentative)

Middle School

7th-8th

May 8

$225 due August 3*

Monday,

August 13

State - October 27 (tentative)

 *Based on 2017-2018 participation fees

 

Important Dates

  • Thursday, April 19 - Student Information Session during advisory in the OSC.
  • Tuesday, April 24 - Registration opens
  • Tuesday, May 8 - Registration deadline
  • Friday, May 18 - Mandatory parent/athlete meeting in Mays Cafeteria from 6:00pm.
  • Saturday, May 19 - Free Physicals Event. Must register by April 24, 2018. Learn more here.
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Physical forms due for summer pre-season training AND the 2018 Cross Country season
  • Wednesday, June 6 - Last chance to submit physical form for Summer Training.
  • Friday, August 3  - Participation fees due
  • Wednesday, August 8 - Last chance to submit a physical form for the Cross Country season. (Assumes student athlete did not participate in Summer Training.)
  • Sunday, September 30 - Cross Country Social: 2-5pm at Russell Park on Lake Georgetown. (See 9/18 email from Coach Trefny)
  • Monday, August 13 - First practice: Middle School and High School - 4:30pm - 5:45pm at Champion Park
  • Saturday, October 9 - October 20  - Cross Country Regional Meet (Please note this is during Meridian's Fall Break.)
  • Saturday, October 27 - Cross Country State (tentative)

 

How to Register - Now Closed
  • Registration was open April 24-May 8, 2018.
  • A Late Registration Exemption window was open May 22 - May 29, 2018.
  • Sport registration for newly enrolled Meridian students was open June 5 - August 3, 2018.

 

Practices and Meet Schedules 

  • Optional Pre-Season Training is available to those who are registered for 2018-2019 Cross Country and are physically eligible.
  • 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

 

Participation Fees

$225* due in full by August 3rd.

 

How Do I Pay?

The Meridian Athletics Department will email an invoice between May 15 and May 22. Participation fees are due in full by August 3rd.

 

Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Please contact financialaid@mwschool.org for questions about payment plans and/or Athletics scholarships.

 


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! Please keep in mind that eligibility requirements do apply.
  
 

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Cross Country details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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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.)