middle school team participation?

  • Cindy Glass
    Coach
    cag63
    I am the coach of a newly-formed middle school cross country team in a small private school in Jacksonville. I am finding few, if any meets, which have a middle school race. Could my team run in the high school JV race at your meet? I would appreciate any information which you can provide.
  • User
    cghswift
    If Ponte Vedra would put in an open race, $10 entry fee for adults, $2,00 for kids, then the middle schoolers would have a race to run. Think about it.
  • Cindy Glass
    Coach
    cag63
    @Coach_Loth

    Dade City is quite a distance from Jacksonville, it's on a Friday, and we're trying to keep costs down. If you won't accept middle school runners, please let me know and I'll tell my AD not to enter the team in the Ponte Vedra Invite. I've been coaching in Ohio for a number of years and almost every high school meet included a middle school race as well. It really helped the older and younger runners to bond and gave the younger ones something to aspire to. Maybe Florida should consider doing this as well. Thanks for the reply.