Knights Crossing XC Invitational 2017

Salem, VA

Meet Information

You and your team are invited to participate in the 14th Annual Knights Crossing Cross Country Invitational this fall. This event is held on an all grass and very fast course at beautiful Green Hill Park. Knights Crossing as been ranked as the 3rd best invitational in the state according to MileStat!

*HOME of the NEW 3A VHSL Region D XC Championships.

*IPICO chip timing provided by Coach Loesel and the Cave Spring timing crew.

If you and your team are interested in attending please e-mail Tommy Maguire at ASAP!

We will accept the first 75 high school and 50 middle school teams.

* Due to several middle school teams not being complete full teams we will take up to 60 middle schools.

As of August 29th we have 67 high schools, 52 middle schools, and 7 elementary schools signed up! Please let me know if you plan on attending!

We currently have teams attending from: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, & West Virginia

This is a NFHS sanctioned meet!

Our #1 goal with Knights Crossing is to provide a fun atmosphere were runners can race on a fast course and get an early season 5k PR. We pride ourselves with running a professional and entertaining invitational. It is an opportunity for out-state, in-state, and local runners to showcase their early season talents in a large invitational atmosphere.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 am Course Opens
Packet Pick-up/Open Race registration
8:00 am Open 5K Race for men and women
9:05 am Coaches Meeting
9:00 am Elementary School Championship 1K Race - (Boys/Girls) Medals to everyone
9:15 am Open Race Awards
9:30 am Girls Middle School Championship 3K Race - (Medals to Top 25
10:00 am Boys Middle School Championship 3K Race - (Medals to Top 25
The "Red" race is for larger schools and out of state teams!
10:30 am Girls Red Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 25
11:15 am Boys Red Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 25
The "Black" race is for smaller schools and all private schools!
11:45 am Girls Black Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 25
12:30 pm Boys Black Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 25
The "White" race is for all runners who are not in the top ten!
1:15 pm Girls White Race 5k - unlimited
2:00 pm Boys White Race 5k - unlimited

Knights Crossing Meet Records:

Men: Matthew Brafford 15:21.80, 2013
Women: Libby Davidson 17:36.70, 2014

Green Hill Course Records:

Men: David Cheromei 15:03.86 2010 Knights Crossing
Women: Libby Davidson 17:36.70 2014 Knights Crossing

Open Race Records:

Men: David Cheromei 15:03.86 2010
Women: Jackie Kosakowski 18:15.35 2010

Team entrance fees are $100 per team ($190 if you are bringing a boys and girls team).

Middle school teams are additional $60 dollars.

Fees should be sent to:

Tommy Maguire, Cave Spring High School
3712 Chaparral Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018.

Please make check payable to Knights Booster Foundation. We will accept the first 75 teams to enter with payment.

Submitting Entries:

We would like to have all entries done through ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd AT Midnight. If you are having problems and would like to e-mail your entries please contact Tommy Maguire at: or fax to Tommy Maguire at: 540-772-2107.

Information for registering online can be found at or the directions are listed below.

1. Login or Register - You must have a user name and password for Milesplit. To get that, if you don't have one, click register in the top right gray MileSplit bar directly under the Universal Sports logo and search box.

2. Claim Your Team - If you haven't already set this up, you must be registered as a coach or team administrator to register for a meet. In order to get set up, you go to your team page, and at the top right, click ?Claim This Team.? Choose either that you want to be a coach or team admin. Follow the instructions on that page. Apply and submit. Once you do that and are approved (usually within a few hours), you will receive a confirmation email and you'll be set to go to the next step.

3. Update Your Roster - If your team's roster is not already up to date, now is a good time to get any corrections made and add any additional athletes to it. Go to your team page, login, and you will see button that says "Team Administration" to the right of your team's name. Click that and then click roster on left hand toolbar. Enter or update your roster, adding any new athletes. To move graduated athletes to Alumni, simply add their graduation year and hit save.

4. Enter the Meet - Go to the season calendar and click on the green meet registration button of the meet you want to enter. Read and follow the instructions carefully and fill out the form completely. Once entered you'll see all of the available events/races listed out. To put your athletes into these events/races click the "Edit Entries" link by the event. On the following page, check the athletes you want in the race (putting in seed times if applicable), and click the save button at the bottom. Do this for each event/race. You will be able to change and update these entries until the entry deadline.

Athletic Trainers: Some space will be available for your team trainers and we will be providing an athletic trainer for limited assistance.

T-shirts: will be on sale as well as a concession stand.

Restrooms are limited; however there will be 15 port-a-johns on site.

Joe Larocco will be the official meet starter. Cave Spring coach, Tommy Maguire will be the official meet director.

Directions to Green Hill Park:

From I-81(N or S): Take exit 137 (Salem). Take a right at the bottom of the exit ramp. Follow to 1st traffic light. Go right onto Route 460. Go to the 3rd traffic light and take a left onto Duiguids Lane. Cross the railroad tracks and you will come to Green Hill Park on your right. Please follow signs to 2nd entrance down access road.

Parking Information:

Parking will be available through the second right down the access road. There will be parking for cars and buses, free of charge

Hotel Information:

#1 Recommended with team rates of $89.00 dollars. Say you are attending 2017 Knights Crossing.
Comfort Inn at Ridgewood Farms
2898 Keagy Rd, Salem, VA 24153
Phone:(540) 375-4800
* If you have issues ask for Kim

Comfort Suites Inn
100 Wildwood Rd, Salem 24153
(540) 389-7171

Quality Inn
179 Sheraton Dr. (540) 562-1912

Holiday Inn Express
1535 East Main Street (540) 986-1000

Hampton Inn
1886 Electric Road (540) 776-6500

Knights Crossing Open Race Entry Form
(For open racers only who are not on teams.)

Please mail form & payment for each participant to:

Attention: Tommy Maguire
Cave Spring H.S.
3712 Chaparral Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018

Please make checks payable to Knights Booster Foundation.

Early registration by September 3rd $15.00
Late registration after September 3rd $18.00
*All elementary school runners $6.00

All participants will receive a t-shirt.

Name: ________________________________
Address: ______________________________
City: ____________ State: ____ Zip: ______
Phone: ________________________________
Email address: _________________________

*Please make note if you are an elementary school runner and what club you are running for: _________________________________

T-shirt size:
Adults: XS S M L XL
Age as of 9/9/17: _____ Date of Birth: ____
Gender: ____Male ____Female
Awards top 3 overall and each age group:
1-9, 10-13, 14-17, 18-22, 23-29, 30-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-69, 70+.

Waiver: I, the undersigned, do hereby waive and release myself, heirs, executors, and administrators, any and all whatsoever that I may have against Cave Spring High School, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism and all participants, staff and volunteers involved in this event. I also acknowledge that I fully understand that there is a risk of injury or death in any sport and that I am physically fit and capable of competing in, and completing this event.
Signature: _____________________________

(Parent/Guardian if participant is under 18)

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Cave Spring High School

Knights Booster Foundation

Roanoke County Parks & Recreation

Fleet Feet Sports


Woody Graphics, Inc.

Magnets USA


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