Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships

2024 Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships

October 26, 2024

Athletes from all over the state descend on Shelby Farms to determine who is the best.

October 26, 2024

Victor Ashe Park

Knoxville, TN

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ChattanoogaTBDWoodland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TNAndy Johnson – 423-421-4403 / [email protected]Website / Online EntryCompleteGirls / Boys
Knoxville10/5/2024Victor Ashe Park – Knoxville, TNChris Kane – 865-385-6237 / [email protected]Website / Online EntryCompleteGirls / Boys
Mid-StateTBDMacon County HS Lafayette, TNPete Groesbeck – 615-388-3745 / [email protected]Website / Online EntryCompleteGirls / Boys
Tri-CitiesTBDTrailblazer Invite – Daniel Boone HSLen Jeffers – 423-612-0650 / [email protected]Website / Online EntryCompleteGirls / Boys
NashvilleTBDThe Hermitage – Nashville, TNJay Tippens – [email protected]Website / Online EntryCompleteGirls / Boys
WestTBDShelby Farms Memphis,TNNick Dwyer – 901-359-2012 / [email protected]Website / Online EntryCompleteGirls / Boys
TMSSAA Meet QualifiersTBDClarksville,TNGirls Class A
Girls Class AA
Boys Class A
Boys Class AA


Entry Deadline

All Entries must be completed online by October 22nd, 2024.  You may not enter this event unless you have qualified through a regional qualifying event (qualifiers are listed by regional below) To enter online Please click the link below.  You must pay with Visa / MC / Debit online no later than 10/22/24.  School issued checks accepted. Please prepare your school bookkeepers with regards to online payment requirement or school check. If you need your invoice, please go back into athletic.net and print off your registration invoice. Please make sure to print this off and bring it with you to packet pick up as proof of entry and payment.  Scratches or no-shows will not be refunded.  Online Entry Tutorial


Varsity Division – (Boys and Girls pay as separate teams).  (7 athletes max per team) Maximum $60.00 per team.  If you have under 5 athletes – $12.00 per athlete.

Middle School Junior Varsity Division -$12.00 per athlete.  Maximum $60.00 per team (Boys and Girls as separate teams). This division is for large qualified teams (7+) that would still like all of their runners to compete at the state meet. Unlimited JV entries per team.


This is a Tennessee State Championship meet for Tennessee middle school aged athletes only.  You must be in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade to compete.  Any athlete that has competed at the High School level (Varsity or Junior Varsity) prior to the regional qualifier or state meet will not be eligible to compete.  Teams and / or individuals must qualify to compete in this championship meet through designated regional qualifying races.   Fifth graders may only participate in the middle school race if:

1. If your respective school district designates 5th graders as Middle School.
2. If your school has 5th graders on the same campus as your Middle School and you DO NOT have enough runners to field a complete scoring Middle School team (5 runners).  Unattached 5th graders may not run in the middle school division.

Middle School Varsity Division – Open to all Tennessee Middle School Athletes (grades 6,7,8) that have qualified at a regional qualifier either as a member of a top 5 team or top 25 individual.  Teams – only your top 7 runners should be entered in the varsity race. 

Middle School Junior Varsity Division – Open to all Tennessee Middle School Athletes of teams that have qualified at a regional qualifier (grades 6,7,8).  This division is only for those qualified teams with more than 7 runners.  All remaining runners outside of your top 7 should be entered in the JV Division.

All Individual qualifiers for the State Meet should enter the Varsity division race.  The JV division race is only for those teams who have more than 10 Elementary / 7 Middle School runners on their teams.


Please note that the Tennessee Middle School Cross Country Championships is a post (TMSAA) season invitational meet.  Teams and individuals competing in Tennessee Middle School Cross Country Championships are selected through a set of five regional qualifying events.  Teams must be made up of members of the same middle school team and must compete as a club-team from that school or as unattached runners.  Composite or “All-Star” teams are not allowed.  However home school teams are allowed.  In 2016 the TMSAA member schools elected to host their own meet. The Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships will invite the following teams and athletes to compete in the State Championships from the TMSAA meet held TBD.

> Top 5 girls and boys teams
> Top 20 individual girls and boys finishers
> Teams / Individuals must qualify at only one of the Regional Meets listed below – according to the Region Boundaries detailed on the map below.
> Top 5 teams (boys and girls) and the top 25 individuals outside of the top 5 teams qualify for the State Championships
> Top 5 teams and the Top 20 individuals from the TMSAA meet held on TBD
> If a team has qualified at a prior qualifying event, the next team will be accepted. This applies to TEAMS ONLY
> Qualifying teams are limited to their top 7 runners for the state varsity race.
> The balance above 7 will be placed in the JV race.

Regional Qualifier Map

Here are some helpful tutorials to use when registering:

Enter Your Team in an Event

Register an Unattached Athlete

Create or Edit your Roster

Merge Multiple Athlete Profiles

Register for an Event

ES-MS XC Program Specific Tutorials

Elementary Registration Page

Middle School Registration Page

List of Teams

Not on the list? Fill out this form

Video Tutorial

Questions? Email [email protected]




Apparel will be through Fine Designs – More info forthcoming!


Individual Awards – Trophies will be awarded to the top 20 in each race.

Team Awards – Plaques will be awarded to the top Five boys and girls varsity and JV middle school teams.

All-State Designation – Awarded to top 20 individual in both the Middle School varsity girls and varsity boys races (All-State certificates to be awarded with trophies).


Team Scoring will follow standard scoring format.  Top 5 runners score with team tie breakers taken to runners 6.  Team Scoring
for all races



Event TimeEvent
Friday 10/25/24
3:00PM – 6:00PMCourse Preview –  Early Apparel Sales – Early Packet Pickup
Saturday 10/26/24
9:00 AM – 2PMPacket Pick Up
9:00 AMCourse Open for Warm ups
9:45 AMCourse Closed for Warm ups
10:00 AMGirls Elementary School Junior Varsity Race – 1 Mile
10:15 AMGirls Elementary School Varsity Race – 1 Mile
10:30 AMGirls Elementary School Awards
11:15 AMBoys Elementary School Junior Varsity Race – 1 Mile
11:30 AMBoys Elementary School Varsity Race – 1 Mile
11:45 AMBoys Elementary School Awards
12:00 PMCourse Open for Warm ups
12:45 PMCourse Closed for Warm ups
12:50 PMGirls Middle School Junior Varsity Race – 2 Mile
1:20 PMGirls Middle School Varsity – 2 Mile
1:40 PMGirls Middle School Awards
2:15 PMBoys Middle School Junior Varsity Race – 2 Mile
2:45 PMBoys Middle School Varsity  – 2 Mile
3:05 PMBoys Middle School Awards

Meet Contact Information

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