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11/08/14 10:30am
Metro Cross Country Championships

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Cross Country Championships, featuring the boys’ and girls’ high school cross country teams from the metro-New Orleans area, will be held Saturday (November 8) in New Orleans City Park. The girls’ race will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the boys at 11:30 a.m. The starting line for the City Park Cross Country Course is at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Diamond Drive in the heart of City Park. Admission is free.

All high school varsity boys and girls cross country teams from Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemine Parishes have been invited to participate. The meet is not divided by class or school size.

The winning team in each race will be presented with the Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Cross Country Championship trophy. The top twenty finishers in each race will receive an Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Cross Country Championship t-shirt.

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 = one point, second place = 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.