The Southern Showcase 2021

Huntsville, AL
Hosted by Huntsville HS
Timing/Results *Xpress Timing

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

The Southern Showcase presented by Huntsville High School

September 17th & 18th, 2021 - John Hunt Park 2151 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 

Course video   --- **UPDATE 7/22- we have reached 100 teams registered, so I have placed a password on the meet that you can email me for. At this point I will begin limiting team entry based on competitive status, meaning only teams that would potentially qualify for the championship or blue divisions will be allowed entry over 100 teams, and a total of 120 will be the cap for this year. 20 competitive spots remain as of today**    

Timing: Xpress Timing, Dan Passen - See live results at: www.xpresstiming.com

The 2021 offering will continue to be a two day event. The Friday session will be an open 5k day along with the 2 mile races. Below is a hypothetical schedule of events that will hopefully be of some help to you all considering coming to both days - I would highly recommend doing so! UPDATE ON PASTA DINNER - we will NOT be having it this year due to a few unknowns & logistics limitations. It is something we will plan into the 2022 offering*

*I have completed NFHS Sanctioning so that states other than just AL borders can compete. If this applies to you, please contact me directly ASAP. 

*Also - ONLY high school attached runners can enter. No unattached runners or club teams are eligible. 

*Furthermore, only schools that are members of their respected state associations are eligible to participate. 

Director: Blake Borden -- blakebordenhhs@gmail.com

Friday *order of events subject to change

4:30 PM - Freshman boys 2 mile- unlimited entry for 9th grade boys ONLY

4:50 PM - Middle school boys 2 mile-  (7/8th graders)  - unlimited entry for 7/8th grade boys ONLY

5:10 PM- Junior High girls 2 mile - unlimited entry for 7-9th grade girls

5:30 PM- Girls "open" division 5K - unlimited entries, all grades 7-12, no time standard

5:55 PM - Boys "open" division 5K B- unlimited entries, all grades 7-12, no time standard

5:30 PM - Awards will begin with Freshman boys and run throughout the rest of the evening as results are generated.

Saturday *order of events subject to change

8:30 AM - Championship Girls - top 7

8:50 AM - Blue Boys - Group 2 varsity teams & a few B team/JV  (teams with top 7 in championship)  teams will be entered in this division 

9:10 AM - Championship Boys - top 7

9:30 AM - Blue Girls - Group 2 varsity teams & a few B team/JV (teams with top 7 in championship) will be entered in this division 

 9:50 AM - Crimson Girls - JV & Group 3 varsity teams will be entered at this level

10:15 AM - Crimson Boys -  JV & Group 3 varsity teams will be entered at this level 

11:00 AM - Awards

*As entries begin coming in, I will generate the time standards and cut offs for each division. We will do team introductions & run ups for the championship races. If needed based on number of entries per gender, I will add an additional race division on Saturday. 

Championship - Varsity - 7-12th grades eligible

Blue - Varsity or next 7 - 7-12th grades eligible

Crimson - Some varsity & JV - 7-12th grades eligible

Open - Additional JV - 7-12th grades eligible

Freshman - open division for all 9th grade runners- you can move your top middle school runners up into this division if you prefer

Middle School - middle school runners grades 7-8th (6th grade doesn't compete AHSAA)

*We will be hosting the following state qualifying section races again this year at this course**

1A Section 4 - Athens Bible, Cedar Bluff, Decatur Heritage, Falkville, Ider, Lindsay Lane, North Sand Mtn, Oakwood Adventist Academy, Pisgah, Sand Rock, Section, Skyline, Tanner, Woodville

4A Section 4 - Brooks, Central (Flor), Deshler, Madison Academy, Madison Co, Priceville, Rogers, West Limestone, Westminster Christian, West Morgan, Wilson

6A Section 6
Athens, Buckhorn, Columbia, Decatur, Hartselle, Hazel Green, Muscle Shoals, Randolph, Scottsboro
7A Section 4
Albertville, Austin, Bob Jones, Florence, Grissom, Huntsville, James Clemens, Sparkman

Entry Fee: 

$75 for each division entered

$15 Per Runner in the matter of runner/runners not having 5 team members.

Max per team - $500 - this is a total max across boys/girls 

*Payment: Please write check to: Huntsville High XC 

**To ensure your spot in the Showcase session on Saturday & receive the password to finalize entries - I need to receive your entry fee by 9/2/2021.

*Mail check ASAP to: - 1106 Westmoreland Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801

******No pets or bicycles are allowed at the race venue per AHSAA & the City of Huntsville*******

HOTELS - if you need help finding hotels in Huntsville or info on restaurants etc., contact brooke.izzo@huntsvilleal.gov with the Huntsville Sports Commission.  

REMINDER:

The city of Huntsville will be charging $5 for parking again this year. Early arrival is suggested as spillover lots will be a bit further of a walk. There will be plenty of handicap parking near the course.