How To Qualify & Run In The VA XC Middle School State Champs

Virginia has been home to some of the biggest and best meets in the entire nation. Our state has seen large crowds and records at meets like the VA Showcase, Virginia Tech Premier Meet, VHSL States, Southern Track Classic, and The Maymont XC Festival, Virginia now will get to set more records and blaze the trail with the start of The Virginia Middle School State Championships. 

Here is all the information you need to know about the upcoming state championships. 

Virginia Middle School States 

Sunday October 27th 

Pole Green Park (Just North of Richmond)

Time Schedule

  • Course Preview (Saturday 10/26/2019 after 1pm)
  • Course Open 7:30am Sunday 10/27/19
  • 9:00am Elementary Girls 2K (Teams Scored)
  • 9:30am Elementary Boys 2K (Teams Scored)
  • 10:00am Championship MS Girls 4K (Top 3 Teams Receive Trophies)
  • 10:45am Middle School Girls Unseeded 4K (No team scores)
  • 11:30am Championship MS Boys 4K (Top 3 Teams Receive Trophies)
  • 12:15pm Middle School Boys Unseeded 4K (No team scores)
  • 1:00pm Award Ceremony
  • 2:00pm Meet Completed

    How To Qualify As A Team 

    To run in the VA Middle School XC State Championships as a team, teams must run in one of the following qualifier meets. These meets are: Knights Crossing (9/7), Pole Green XC Invitational (9/7), Fork Union Middle School Invitational (10/4), Titan Middle School Invitational (10/14), XC Invitational (10/19), and the Atlantic Coast Invitational (10/19). 

    Teams who run a full squad (i.e. five or more runners) in one of these meets are automatically qualified for the championships as a team. 

    How To Qualify As An Individual

    To run in the VA Middle School XC State Championships as an individual (and not on a qualified team), individuals must rank inside the top 50 in the state for the 4K, top 30 in the state for 3K, top 25 in the state for 3200/Two Mile, OR top 25 in the state for 5K. 

    This will allow individuals who are unable to run a 4K during the season to qualify using multiple distances. 

    Rankings will be based on's state rankings at the time of registration closing. 

    How To Sign-up & Run 

    To run in the VA Middle School XC State Championships both athletes and individuals must sign-up on the MileStat meet page prior to the October 20th midnight deadline. Teams will sign-up via their coach signing up the entire team while individuals can sign-up unattached or through a team page. 

    The cost of competition is $15 per competitor. This fee goes to allowing there to be free parking, no admission fee, race bibs,  live chip timing (w/ splits), awards, and medical staffing. This fee is due at the time of registration, athletes who have not been paid for will not be able to run or receive their race bib. 

    To Enter a Meet as an Individual:
    When you click on the green button or bar to enter the meet, it will send you to a register or login in page if you have not logged in. If you do not have a MileSplit or state site username and password, you have to register. Once you receive that, login (top right corner), go to the meet page, click on the green enter online now button - then enter individual. It will identify you by name and email from your username. Add your contact phone numbers (for meet director's use only) and click enter individual. If you have not entered a meet using Milesplit before, it will then tell you "you have not claimed an athlete" and ask you to do a search for an athlete, add your name and search - if you do not find yourself, you may enter a new athlete and enter the meet. If you find your athlete you must click on their name, go to the profile page, and you must claim their page and await admin approval. Then when that arrives (usually the same day), you can enter the meet.