Post Season Cross Country Program

2022 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:
    • 10/25/22 – Middle School and Younger – Top 50 in any meet OR Top 75 at Area Championships on 10/8. Director has ability to add any additional athletes on case-by-case basis.
    • 11/1/22 – High School runners not running State
    • 11/7/22 – High School runners who ran State
  • Fees: $95 In addition to program fees, each athlete is also responsible for his or her meet entry fees, memberships (if needed) and travel fees.
    • Elementary/Middle School XC Program fee ($95) includes:
      • KYA Jersey ($15 Value)
      • AAU Card for SEAAU and AAU XC Nationals ($16 Value)
    • HS Athletes ($75) covers:
      • KYA Jersey ($15 Value)
      • KYA HS Time Trials ($10 Value)
      • KYA 5K PR Classic ($10 Value)

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 38 Individual State HS Cross Country Championships

Won 26 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 Park (Elementary-Middle)Meet at Picnic ShelterM-T-TH / 4:30PM – 5:45PM
Farragut Middle (Elementary-Middle)PavilionM-T-TH / 4:15PM – 5:30PM
Pellissippi State in Hardin Valley (Elementary-MiddleDuck PondM-T-TH / 4:15PM – 5:30PM

High School Practice Site TBD

Saturday Long Run Schedule TBD

DateMeetAge GroupsMeet LocationGeneral Meet InfoKYA Team Meet and Travel Info – IMPORTANTSign Up / KYA Entries
11/3/2022KYA ES/MS Time TrialES and MSHardin Valley AcademyMeet InfoKYA Sign up for Meet Due 11/1/2022
11/12/2022Southeastern District InvitationalES-MS and HSCherokee BlvdMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoSign Up for Meet (KYA Athletes Only) Due 11/9/2022
11/12/2022KYA 5K PR ClassicHSCherokee BlvdMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoKYA Sign up for Meet Due 11/9/2022
Meet Entries as of 11/11/22 (10 AM)
11/18/2022KYA HS Time TrialHSHardin Valley AcademyMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoKYA Sign up for Meet Due 11/16/2022 at 7PM
11/19/2022Cross Country Coaches Youth National Championships – TBDES-MS and HSParis, KYMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoOnline Sign-Up (KYA Athletes Only) Due 11/12/22
11/26/2022Champ Sports Cross Country ChampionshipsES-MS and HSCharlotte, NCMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoOnline Sign Up – KYA Athletes Only (Due 11/17/22)
12/3/2022AAU National Cross Country ChampionshipsES-MS and HSKnoxville, TNMeet InfoKYA Team Meet InfoOnline Sign Up – KYA Athletes Only (Due 11/27/22)

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
All-ACC
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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