Post Season Cross Country Program

2020 Post Season Cross Country Program

The Knoxville Youth Athletics Post Season Cross Country program is a five week endurance athletics program for boys and girls 3rd-12th grade.  The program gives young athletes an opportunity to experience competitive cross country running, and to give middle school and high school athletes a chance to extend their cross country season  against regional and national competition.

You must register online prior to your first practice (no exceptions).

  • Start Date:
    • 10/20/20 – Middle School and Younger
    • 11/3/20 – High School runners not running State
    • 11/10/20 – High School runners who ran State
  • Fees: $85 In addition to program fees, each athlete is also responsible for his or her meet entry fees, memberships (if needed) and travel fees.
    • Program fee includes KYA Jersey.

Footlocker National Finalists

Tony Cosey – Central HS – 91′

Christy Baird – West HS – 97′

Clint McKelvey – Maryville HS – 08′

Matthew Sonnenfeldt – West HS – 08′

Megan Ferowich – Catholic HS – 09′

Joanna Thompson – Catholic HS – 10′

Aaron Templeton – Hardin Valley Academy – 12′, 13′

Quinton McKinnish – Morristown West – 12′

Zach Long – Granger Co HS – 14′

Carter Coughlin – Webb School of Knoxville – 17′

Jake Renfree – Catholic HS – 17′, 18′

National Team Finalists (NTN)

Oak Ridge RC -07′

Program Coaches Have Guided Athletes who have

Won 34 Individual State HS Cross Country Championships

Won 6 Individual State MS Cross Country Championships

Qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships

Garnered NCAA All-American Honors

Represented the USA in International Cross Country Competition


Practice SiteLocationPractice Days and Times
Victor Ashe ParkMeet at Picnic ShelterM thru TH / 4:30PM – 6:15PM
Springbrook Park – AlcoaPavilion near Community Center Tennis CtsM thru TH / 4:30PM – 6:15PM
Farragut LibraryPavilionM thru TH / 4:30PM – 6:15PM

DateMeetAge GroupsMeet LocationGeneral Meet InfoKYA Team Meet and Travel Info – IMPORTANTSign Up / KYA Entries
11/7/2020KYA ES/MS Time TrialES and MSTBD
11/14/2020Southeastern District AAU Cross Country ChampionshipsES-MS and HSVictor Ashe ParkMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoSign Up for Meet (KYA Athletes Only) Due 11/11/2020
11/20/2020KYA HS Time TrialES-MS and HSHardin Valley AcademyMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoKYA Sign up for Meet Due 11/18/2020
Meet Entries as of 11/20/20 (10 AM)
11/21/2020Cross Country Coaches Youth National ChampionshipsES-MS and HSLexington, KYMeet InfoKYA Team Meet and Travel InfoOnline Sign-Up (KYA Athletes Only) Due TBD
12/5/2020AAU National Cross Country ChampionshipsES-MS and HSTallahassee, FLMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoOnline Sign Up – KYA Athletes Only (Due 12/1/19)
Volunteer Sign UpKYA Entries

Tony Cosey
University of Tennessee
TN State HS Champ
Footlocker ’91
US Team World XC Champs
NCAA All-American
2000 Olympian

Christy Baird
University of Tennessee
TN State HS Champ
Footlocker ’97

Clint McKelvey
Duke University
Footlocker ’08
’11 US NACAC Team

Matt Sonnenfeldt
NC State University
TN State HS Champ
Footlocker ’08
NCAA All-Region

Joanna Thompson
NC State University
TN HS HS Champ
Footlocker ’10
NCAA All-Region
NCAA All-American

Megan Ferowich
Stanford University
TN State HS Champ
Footlocker ’09

Aaron Templeton
Furman University
TN State HS Champ
Footlocker ’12, ’13
NCAA All-Region

Zach Long
University of Tennessee
TN State HS Champ
Footlocker ’14
NCAA All-Region

Carter Coughlin
Wake Forest University
Footlocker All-American – 15th Place ’17

Jake Renfree
Footlocker All-American – 5th Place ’17 Footlocker All-American – 2nd Place ’18

Program Contact Information

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For Registration, Meet Entry, Travel and Administrative Questions:

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