Knights Crossing XC Invitational 2024

Salem, VA

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

We will accept the first 100 high school teams and 70 middle schools that have 5 or more runners.  Please send check to reserve your spot

Please let me know if you plan on attending so we can reserve you a spot and send you the password to enter.  We will establish a waiting list once we reach 100 and 70 in case a team decides to not attend.  

You and your team are invited to participate in the 19th 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 2023 (1-3A) VHSL State Championships

*IPICO chip timing provided by Laurence Loesel and SNAP TIMING.

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

2022 we had teams attending from: North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, & West Virginia

This is a NFHS sanctioned meet in 2023 for all border states (Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, & West Virginia).   If you are planning on attending and not a border state to VA please contact me ASAP.    

Kent Harris will be the official meet starter.
Tommy Maguire, Head Cross Country Coach at Cave Spring will be the official meet director -

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.

Knights Crossing High School Meet Records:

Men: Conner Rutherford 15:08.70, 2022

Women: Kelsey Harrington17:13.50, 2019

Green Hill Course Records:

Men: Conner Rutherford 15:08.70, Knights Crossing                        

Women: Kelsey Harrington 16:55.102019 VHSL State Meet

Knights Crossing Joe LaRocco 5k Open Race Records:

Overall Records - Men: Luke Mussard 15:18.44 (2022) & Women: Ashley Craig 19:43.00 (2019)

Master's (40+) Records  - Men: Matthew Wisnioski 17:18.27 (2022) & Women: Lynnie Doughton 19:46 (2019)

Coach's Records - Men: John Wiggins 16:20 (2019)Women: Rachel Keller 26:53 (2022)

2023 Schedule of Events:

7:00 am

Course Opens

Pick-up/Open Race registration


Joe LaRocco (open) 5K Team Race for men and women

8:30am  Coaches Meeting at the stage


Elementary School Championship 1K Race -

(Boys/Girls) 9:15 am

Open Race Awards

9:30 am

Girls Middle School Championship 4K Race - (Medals to Top 25)

10:15 am

Boys Middle School Championship 4K Race - (Medals to Top 25)

The "Red" race is for Virginia public schools and all out of state teams!(10 entries) 

(Medals to top 25)

10:45 am Girls Red Race 5K -

11:30 am Boys Red Race 5K -

The "Black" race is for all Virginia public and all private schools! (10 entries) 

(Medals to top 25)

12:00 pm Girls Black Race 5K -

12:45 pm Boys Black Race 5K - 

The "White" race is for Virginia public schools runners and all out of state teams not entered in the "Red" race!

1:15 pm Girls White Race 5k - unlimited

2:00 pm Boys White Race 5k - unlimited 

The "Gold" race is for all Virginia public and all private schools' runners not entered in the "Black" race!

2:30 pm Girls & Boys will race together in Gold Race 5k - unlimited

"Your quest to the State Championships starts here!"