Meet Information

11th Annual TCBY Invitational

Home of the AHSAA Girls Cross Country State Champions:

Girls 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
Boys 2015, 2016

Review the information below and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at coachtiller@gmail.com

~Coach Charles Tiller
Head Coach American Christian Academy

Location:
Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa Map

Directions:
Exit 73 off of Interstate 20/59 in Alabama. Then take a right (if coming from Birmingham) on McFarland Blvd. west. Go approximately 5.25 miles and make a right turn onto Watermelon Road. Go 2 miles, make a right turn at Old Colony Road. Go approximately .3 mile taking a left into Sokol Park. Plenty of bus and automobile parking is available on the left as you head toward the race area .25 miles down the road.

Back way:
Exit I20/59 at University Blvd (Exit number 79).
Head north on AL-7/US-11 S/University Blvd E for 3.2 miles.
The road will split, bear right and continue 2.3 miles.
Take a right on Crescent Ridge Road and go 2.3 miles.
Take a left on Jack Warner Parkway. Go .9 mile. You will pass Holt High School.
Take a right in State Route 297 and go over the bridge.
At the end of the bridge, take a right. Road sign says toward Lake Tuscaloosa. This road is Rice Mine Road. Go 1.2 miles.
At the first light, take a left on Ol Colony Road. The sign at the intersection says New Watermelon Road. Go 1.3 miles.
Turn right into Sokol Park.
Plenty of bus and automobile parking is available on the left as you head toward the race area .25 miles down the road.

Schedule:
8:30am...Elementary School Boys/Girls (approx .95 mi)
9:00am...Middle School Girls (approx 2.28 mi)
9:30am...Middle School Boys (approx 2.28 mi)
10:00am..Varsity Girls 5K, Small/Large Sch Combined,7 Runners/ Team
10:15am..Middle School Awards
10:30am..Varsity Boys 5K, Small/Large Sch Combined, 7 Runners/ Team
11:00am..Junior Varsity Girls 5K (unlimited entries)
11:30am..Junior Varsity Boys 5K (unlimited entries)
12:00pm..Awards
All times are approximate.

Limit 7 athletes for Varsity race.
Unlimited Entries per MS & JV race.

Entries:
The entry fee is $19 per athlete with a maximum of $95 per school per individual race i.e. a school who has a Varsity Girls team and a Varsity Boys team would pay $190. Check payable to American Christian Academy Cross Country. Entry fees are to be mailed to 2300 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.

We will be running a JV and a Varsity race. The Varsity competition will be limited to 7 athletes. There is no cost for JV entries as long as a school has a full team (of 5) in the Varsity race. A team running more than 7 athletes in the Varsity race will be disqualified.

Your school MUST be a member of the NFHS to be able to compete in the Varsity, JV, or Middle School races. Unattached athletes are not allowed to participate in the Varsity, JV, or Middle School races.

Elementary entry fee is $5 per athlete. Registration for the Elementary race will be from 7:45 to 8:00am prior to their race at 8:30am.

Registration:
Go to www.alabamarunners.com. Choose the meet under the Calendar heading. Click on the button and follow the instructions. Deadline for Entry is Tuesday, September 19 at 10:59 pm Central.

Registration help:
al.milesplit.com/pages/Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions

Awards:
In the Middle School races, the Top 2 teams per race and Top 10 individuals will receive awards.
In the Varsity race, the Top 2 Small School Boy/Girls teams (1A-3A), the Top 2 Large School Boy/Girls teams (4A-7A), the Top 10 Small School Boy/Girls individuals (1A-3A), the Top 10 Large School Boys/Girls individuals (4A-7A) will receive awards. The Top JV Boy/Girls teams and Top 10 JV athletes will receive awards.

Course:
Grass and dirt trails. Spikes recommended.

TCBY Invitational Course Map

Contact:
Coach Charles Tiller,
coachtiller@gmail.com

Map to course:
tinyurl.com/nug39c

For those of you using a GPS, the coordinates are

Lat 33'15'53.01"N
Long 87'32'6.81"W

Records -

Meet -
(G) 17:58.85 Rachel Roberts, John Carroll September 24, 2011
(B) 15:57.46 Payton Ballard, Mountain Brook September 24, 2011

Course -
(G) 17:58.85 Rachel Roberts, John Carroll September 24, 2011
(B) 15:57.46 Payton Ballard, Mountain Brook September 24, 2011

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