St. Joseph’s Academy invites you and your team to participate in the 41st annual St. Joseph’s Academy Cross Country Invitational Meet. The meet will be held on Saturday, September 30, at Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge.
• 08:00 a.m. – 3M Girls Varsity (limited to 7-entries)
• 08:30 a.m. – 3M Boys Varsity (limited to 7-entries)
• 09:00 a.m. – 3M Girls Jr. Varsity (only 7-scored entries, unlimited runners)
• 09:30 a.m. – 3M Boys Jr. Varsity (only 7-scored entries, unlimited runners)
• 10:10 a.m. – Presentation of Awards
Entries in the Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity races are limited to a maximum of seven (7) per team. Entries in the Girls Jr. Varsity and Boys Jr. Varsity races are also limited to a maximum of seven (7) per team. However, any additional eligible JV runners may run in the JV race without a bib but will not be officially timed or scored. Coaches are responsible for timing their non-scored runners.
Only LHSAA registered eligible athletes are allowed to compete in this Meet. No club teams, ineligible high school athletes or unattached athletes will be allowed to compete in any race. Athletes will not be allowed to compete in more than one race.
Awards will be presented to the top two teams in the Varsity and Jr. Varsity races. Special gifts presented by New Balance will be awarded to the top two runners in the four scored races. T-shirts presented by Varsity Sports will be awarded to the top-20 finishers in the Varsity races and the top-15 finishers in the Jr. Varsity races.
All online entries will be downloaded from Athletic.net and inputted into the AdkinsTrak Timing System to automatically score the Meet. All runners will be issued a bib number with an integral timing chip. All runners must pin his/her bib number to the front of his/her shirt. All finishers must cross over the finish line scoring mat with their bib intact in order to be scored. Runners that do not cross over the finish line scoring mat with a bib will not be scored. A team must have a minimum of five finishers in order to receive a team score. All runners in all races must wear school uniforms with the school name clearly shown. Your runners may keep their bib upon conclusion of their race.
Official timing will cease approximately 30-minutes after the start of each race in order to expedite the start of the next race. The bridge at the far end of the finishing straight-away (roughly 440-yards from the finish line) will be closed 25-minutes after the start to expedite the start of the next race. Any runner who has not passed this point by 25-minutes will be stopped and redirected along the far straight-away to another finish line on the other side of the canal. In this instance, that runner cannot be scored for their team or have their finish time recorded. Coaches are responsible for timing their runners in any race when either the official timer or display clock has been reset.
Live results will be available at https://results.adkinstrak.com. (A live link will be available on race day). All final results will uploaded to Athletic.net and La.MileSplit.com no later than the Monday following the meet. Results will also be made available to the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper.
Be advised that parking around Highland Road Park is limited. Paved parking is available on the south side of the Park along Highland Road, on the west side of the Park accessible from Amiss Road, and on the north side of the Park accessible from N Amiss Road. If you are arriving by bus, you may drop off your athletes and your gear in the west side parking lot, and then park your bus in the south lot off of Highland Road.
Be advised that we will not have concessions at the Meet. You will need to bring your own ice and water.