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CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP FAQs

When are the Championship meets?

October 29, 2018

Can schools travel on Sunday and walk the course?

Yes, in accordance with Section 136 of the TAPPS By-Laws.

 Where will the Championships be held?

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course  –  Waco, Texas

Race Information

In accordance with Section 155.B of the TAPPS By-Laws:  The distance for the cross country event will be

  • approximately two miles for girls (3200 meters)
  • and three miles for boys (5000 meters).

Where is registration?

Registration will be under the covered area at the clubhouse.

Registration will be open on Sunday after noon from 4-7 pm and Monday beginning at 8 am.

When can we walk the course prior to the meet?

You can walk the course between 4 pm and 7 pm Sunday October 28, 2018

Please park in the Waco ISD Stadium parking lot next to the golf course.

Where is parking for school vehicles and buses?

Shown on the parking map

Registration Information

Fee is $30 per runner Fee owed for each runner entered through TAPPSter.

This includes runners entered but not attending the meet.

Your school will still owe for those runners dropped after the entry deadline.

Substitutions for runners entered in the meet may be made on site until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the race.

Additional runners may not be added after the deadline

Where will results be posted?

Results will be posted on the Cross Country Championship Page.

Verification Period

Verification period ends 15 minutes after posting to the website

Any protest must be filed with TAPPS personnel within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the race.

A $40 protest fee must accompany any written protest.

Concerns must be presented to TAPPS personnel at the awards area within that time period

Decisions of the meet directors, TAPPS administration and official timer are final.

Weather Considerations

All attempts will be made to run the event on the date scheduled. Weather will be monitored using Earth Network Weather.

In the event of rain, TAPPS administrators and meet management will determine the course condition

The event may be run as scheduled, suspended, or delayed. In the event of lightning, races will be suspended in accordance with published TAPPS policies which require 30 minutes of all clear following the last strike noted in a ten (10) mile radius of the facility.

Participants and spectators will be sent to their vehicles until the all clear is given.

Awards Presentation

Approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the last race in each division. The order of Awards shall be Girls All State (Top 10), Girls Team Awards (Top 4), Boys All State (Top 10), Boys Team Awards (Top 4)

Final Standings will be posted to the Cross Country Championship Page.

All State Awards

The top ten (10) finishers are considered All State LINK to certificates found on the Cross Country page

Academic All State

Runner must finish in the Top 15, be a Junior or Senior, and have a cumulative GPA of 90 or better Coaches should enter deserving students into TAPPSter.

Memorabilia

Fine Design will be on site to provide T-Shirts and Patches will be available Purchases can also be made online. 

Click HERE for the Fine Design Website

Restroom / Facility Access

 Facility access will be limited, but portable facilities will be available near the registration areas.

Additional Information:

  • To TAPPS knowledge there will not be an invitational meet held prior to the championships at the host location.  If that changes, information will be forwarded to all cross country coaches.
  • As a reminder, all uniforms must meet NFHS and TAPPS standards.