Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country
The Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsors a pair of cross country invitationals. It took on sponsorship of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival, hosted by Loyola University, in the fall of 2015. The Sugar Bowl also began sponsoring the Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic in 2017 – that event replaced the Metro Cross Country Championships (held from 2014-16, see below). The Bowl has also sponsored the Louisiana All-State Teams for cross country since 2008.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival
William Carey College swept the collegiate division of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival on Saturday, September 15 at New Orleans City Park. The event, which featured over 800 runners, also included races at the high school varsity and junior varsity levels as well as a middle-school run.
The William Carey men had four of the top eight finishers to finish with 27 points. Spring Hill was second with 74 points, while Mobile (89 points), Loyola-New Orleans (92) and Xavier-Louisiana (117) rounded out the top five. Mississippi Valley State (122), Louisiana College (199) and Tougaloo (235) also competed.
The Crusaders from William Carey also won the women’s event as they tallied 55 points to edge Jackson State and Spring Hill, who both finished with 63 points. Mississippi Valley (86) and Xavier (132) were fourth and fifth, respectively. Mobile (147) and Louisiana College (161) rounded out the team results while Loyola and Tougaloo had individual competitors.
At the high school level, Ocean Springs (Miss.) High School was the dominant school, capturing titles at both the boys’ and girls’ level for the varsity and junior varsity races.
Alexander Whyte from Ocean Springs was the boys’ high school winner with a time of 17:28.90 in the 5K race. Isabella Wheeler from Ocean Springs notched a time of 20:49.20 to win the girls’ varsity race.
2018: William Carey Sweeps College Divisions of Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival
2017: Tulane Sweeps Men’s and Women’s Races at Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival
2016: Louisiana Tech and Tulane Earn Titles at Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival
2015: LSU Sweeps Titles at Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival
Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic
The second annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic presented by Varsity Sports is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 in New Orleans City Park. This year’s event is expanding to include a elementary, junior high and open divisions, as well as the high school varsity races. Contact Meet Director Mike Corn for additional information.
Last year’s event saw Dominican High School and Holy Cross School win the girls’ and boys’ championships, respectively. The event featured 253 athletes from 31 schools.
The Dominican girls were paced by overall winner Kelsey Major, an eighth-grader who covered the five-kilometer course in 19:13.2, nearly 20 seconds faster than her closest competition. Dominican placed four other runners in the top 15 to win the event with 41 points. Vandebilt Catholic was second with 62 points while St. Paul’s Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.) took third with 85 points. McGehee (107) and Lusher (117) rounded out the top five.
On the boys’ side, a balanced Holy Cross squad registered five of the top 16 finishers to take the title with 47 points. St. Paul’s of Covington took second place with 58 points. Brother Martin, which was led by the top two overall finishers – individual winner Hunter Appleton (15:41.9) and Hayden Courrege (16:03.2) – finished third with 66 points. John Curtis (88) and Jesuit (163) completed the top five.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic replaced the Metro Cross Country Championships (held from 2014-16, see below).
Metro Cross Country Championships
The Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsored a Metro Cross Country Championship for the New Orleans area from 2014-16. Dominican won all three of the girls’ championships during that stretch, while the boys’ titles were captured by John Curtis, Brother Martin and St. Paul’s.
- 2016: Dominican and St. Paul’s Win Metro Cross Country Championships
- 2015: Dominican and Brother Martin Earn Metro Cross Country Championships
- 2014: Curtis and Dominican Take Titles at Metro Cross Country Championships
Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-Louisiana Teams
In addition to sponsoring the Track & Field Classic, the Allstate Sugar Bowl also sponsors the Louisiana Cross Country All-Louisiana Teams as recognized by the Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association. The teams is based on the top 25 performances, regardless of classification, at the LHSAA State Cross Country Championship Meet.
- 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
- 2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams