During the annual Cross Country Committee meeting in January the members voted to include for the first time ever a North/South All-Star XC Race during the annual AHSAA Sports Week. The teams will be composed of JUNIORS (Rising Seniors) from each district as well as at least one from each classification grouping at the state meet. The competition will take place on the Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) course.
The Official Announcement from the AHSAA:
We are pleased to announce that we will include for the first time an All-Star North/South Cross Country Race in July 2017 during our annual All-Star Sports Week held in Montgomery, AL. The deadline for the North/South All-Star Game nomination form is March 24, 2017. See instructions below to find Form 33 (the nomination form). Please make sure you check the game for which you are nominating your student-athletes. Remember that only juniors (current) can play in the North/South All-Star Game.
The plans are to select 10 boys and 10 girls for each North and South teams. Districts 1-4 make up the South Team and Districts 5-8 make up the North Team. Once the selections are made, the nominees will receive forms to be filled out and returned. They will also receive a letter letting them know they will check in at AUM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. All-Star Participants will run the race on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 and then be released to return home.