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 ***


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.



Grades Eligible

Registration Deadline

Participation Fees

First Practice

Season End

High School


May 9

$225 due August 4

Tuesday, August 8

State - October 21 (tentative)

Middle School


May 9

$225 due August 4

Tuesday, August 8

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. Please email a scanned PDF to
  • Tuesday, August 8 - first practice to be held at Wilco Track 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 9 - first day of school, no practice
  • Thursday, August 10 - second practice to be held at Wilco Track 4:30-5:45pm
  • Monday, August 14 - the normal practice schedule begins
  • Saturday, October 14  - Cross Country Regional Meet (Please note this towards the end of 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. 
Please note the registration process includes paying a $30 registration/processing fee via a PayPal button found on the Registration page as well as completing a Google Registration form.
Please note that steps 1-4 in the registration process must be completed by this sport's registration deadline (May 9, 2017)  in order to be officially registered.
  • You should have proof in your personal records of paying the $30 registration/processing fee through PayPal. (This was step 3.)
  • Additionally, you should have received an auto reply confirmation email in response to step 4, the Google registration form, if you successfully completed your online registration form.
Late registration is not available for existing students or sports that have tryouts/cuts and meet their minimum numbers to form a team. For more information about the Late Registration policy, please go here.


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



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 and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Please contact to request a payment plan or a sport's participation fee reduction.

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 ***

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.)