Meet Information


1st Annual "Ron Helmer Invitational"

Hosted by: Virginia High School

When- September 23, 2020

Where- Sugar Hollow Park, Bristol, Virginia


4:00 pm - Coaches Meeting

4:30 pm - Combined JV (B&G) 8-12th grades

5:00 pm - Varsity Girls

5:30 pm - Varsity Boys

6:00 pm - Combined Middle School

*Awards to follow*

Entry deadline:

Sunday, September 20, 2020 @ Midnight

Please submit your entries online at If you have any

Questions about this process, please email Tim Johnson or Josh Shuler at: or

Timing and Scoring:

This year's race will be timed by Trojan Timing and chip technology will be used. The most important part about adding this technology is to ensure that every athlete is wearing their assigned chips and that those chips are returned following each race.

Chip Return:

Trojan Timing will have 2 places to return chips. You can return chips at registration for any athlete that will not be participating. All participating athletes will be required to return chips prior to leaving the finish area. A $10 return chip fee will be assessed to the participating team for every chip not returned. Returning chips is the responsibility of the head coach of each team.

Entry Fee:

$55 per high school (includes both girls and boys teams)

$35 per middle school (includes both girls and boys teams)

$3 per person

Pay day of race or can be sent via postal mail. Please make checks payable to:

Virginia High Cross Country

1200 Long Crescent Drive

Bristol, VA 24201


Individual Awards:

Middle School:  Top 10 boys, Top 10 Girls 

Junior Varsity: Top 10 boys, Top 10 Girls

Varsity: Top 15 Boys, Top 15 Girls

Team Awards: 

1st Place Middle school (Boys & Girls)

1st Place Junior Varsity: (Boys & Girls)

Top 3 Varsity (Boys & Girls)


Unlimited runners in Middle School and JV, only top 5 score.

Varsity:  Limited to 7 runners per team. Top 5 will score.

Course Information:

The course will be on a beautiful grass surface with multiple inclines. Course distance will be 3.0 miles with mile markers painted on surface. Middle school will run 1.5 miles on first loop. Coaches packets can be picked up at scores tent. Spikes are permissible. Meet rules are governed by VHSL and NFHS. No jewelry is to be worn. The rules for legal uniform are in your states handbook or NFHS. T-shirts will be on sale.

Course Records - Girls 3.0 Miles:

Maria Large 16:58 Virginia High 1980

Kathleen Stevens 17:04 Blacksburg 2009

Course Records - Boys 3.0 Miles:

Fleet Hower 14:26 Marion 2001

Frankie Nunn 14:40 Virginia High 1980