Allstate Sugar Bowl to Sponsor Cross Country Classic
NEW ORLEANS (October 11, 2018) – The Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic will be held this Saturday (October 13) in New Orleans City Park. The event will feature over 1,000 runners competing at the high school varsity, junior high and elementary levels. The starting line for the City Park Cross Country Course is at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Diagonal Drive in the heart of City Park. Admission is free.
2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic Schedule
7:30 a.m.: Girls Elementary (1.5 miles)
7:50 a.m.: Boys Elementary (1.5 miles)
8:10 a.m.: Open Elementary (1.5 miles)
8:30 a.m.: Awards presentation for elementary divisions
8:30 a.m.: Girls Junior High (2 miles)
9 a.m.: Boys Junior High (2 miles)
9:30 a.m.: Girls Varsity (3 miles)
9:45 a.m.: Awards presentation for junior high divisions
10 a.m.: Boys Varsity (3 miles)
10:30 a.m.: Open Girls (3 miles)
11 a.m.: Open Boys (3 miles)
11:15 a.m.: Awards presentations for varsity divisions
The 1,000-plus student-athletes entered, include over 400 high school varsity runners from 38 different schools. Included in the entries are both defending champions in the event: Dominican’s Kelsey Major won the girls’ varsity division last year while Brother Martin’s Hunter Appleton was the boys’ varsity champion.
Carlin Beal (Sr., Mandeville) – 2nd in 2017 Class 5A State Championship
Kelsey Major (Fr., Dominican) – 4th in 2017 Class 5A State Championship (defending champion)
Hope Shales (Jr., Mt. Carmel) – 8th in 2017 Class 5A State Championship
Paige Anderson (Sr., Fontainebleau) – 10th in 2017 Class 5A State Championship
Caroline Lindsay (So., Vandebilt Catholic) – 4th in 2017 Class 4A State Championship (6th last year)
Abbey-Marie Ratcliff (So., E.D. White) – 5th in 2017 Class 4A State Championship
Mallory Foret (Sr., Belle Chasse) – 9th in 2017 Class 4A State Championship
Mary Nusloch (Sr., Sacred Heart) – 1st in 2017 Class 3A State Championship
Mary Grace Foster (Jr., Lusher Charter) – 5th in 2017 Class 3A State Championship
Madeline Kling (Sr., Sacred Heart) – 9th in 2017 Class 3A State Championship
Ellie Schmidt (Fr., McGehee) – 8th in 2017 Class 2A State Championship (4th last year)
Katherine Cazayoux (Jr., Vandebilt Cathoilic) – 3rd at 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic
Madison Trouth (Fr., Dominican) – 9th at 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic
Hunter Appleton (Sr., Brother Martin) – 3rd in 2017 Class 5A State Championship (defending champion)
Samuel Avants (Sr., E.D. White) – 2nd in 2017 Class 4A State Championship
Jonathan Bertucci (Sr., St. Paul’s) – 3rd at 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl cross Country Classic (3rd last year)
Cade Martin (Sr., Holy Cross) – 6th at 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic
Frankie Durio (Sr., St. Paul’s) – 8th at 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic
* – scheduled to compete
Participating High Schools: Archbishop Rummel, Archbishop Shaw, Belle Chasse, Ben Franklin, Biloxi, Bogalusa, Brother Martin, Cabrini, Carver Academy, Central Lafourche, Chalmette, Chapelle, Cohen, Crescent City Christian, De La Salle, Dominican, E.D. White, Einstein Charter, Fontainebleau, Hahnville, Holy Cross, Jesuit, John Curtis, Kenner Discovery, Landry-Walker, Louise S. McGehee, Lusher, Mandeville, McDonogh 35, Mt. Carmel, Newman, Ocean Springs, Sacred Heart, St. Augustine, St. George’s, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Paul’s, St. Scholastica, Terrebonne, Thibodaux, Thomas Jefferson, Ursuline Academy, Vandebilt Catholic, Vestavia Hills, Warren Easton, Woodlawn.
A cross country team consists of seven runners per school. The first five runners from each team to finish will determine that team’s score. The overall place in the race of each runner determines the number of points that runner scores for his or her team. For example, first place equals one point, second place equals two points etc. Adding the finish places of a school’s first five (out of seven) finishers will determine that school’s team score. The team with the lowest score wins the meet.
The mission of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is to sponsor and promote amateur sporting events which will foster revenue and spark economic growth in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Through its year-round slate of nearly 60 events, the organization has generated over $2.5 billion of economic impact for the city and the state in the last decade alone.