The Southern Showcase (college) 2023

Timing/Results Xpress Timing

Meet Information



// this is the COVID waiver - bring with you to the meet

*We will be implementing many of the COVID guidelines discussed in the coaches zoom meeting back in the summer. More info to come in an email packet closer to race day.

The Southern Showcase September 18th and 19th 2020 - John Hunt Park

2151 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 Hosted by Huntsville High School XC

Director: Blake Borden 

Timing: Xpress Timing, Dan Passen

See live results at:


This year we will have a 12-15 team cap per division to allow for spacing at the starting/finish area and throughout each race. There will be a max of 10 runners per race division as well to keep races smaller.
*Please enter your athletes in the appropriate level. The fastest runners should be in the A race. Slower runners would be in the B or C race. It is even more important this year to allow the proper flow of racing to occur throughout the event.
*Bring the waiver completed to the meet or email it to me ahead of time please. Thank you!
My suggestions preseason for levels of these races are as follows:
Large School A Boys - Sub 19
Large School B Boys - 19:00 to 21:45
Large School C Boys - above 21:45 / remaining runners
Large School A Girls - Sub 22:45
Large School B Girls - 22:45- / remaining runners
Small School A Boys - Sub 20:45
Small School B Boys - 20-22:30
Small School A Girls - Sub 24:30
Small School B Girls - 24:30 -
*We follow the school size category of the AHSAA, therefore, out of state private schools must multiply enrollment by1.35% (grades 10-12) to determine the division that your team will compete in.
Race Schedule & Format:Friday - Small Schools / Saturday - Large Schools


3:30 pm - Course opens for preview

4:30 pm - Course closes for preview

4:40 pm Junior High Boys -7th-9th grade only

5:00pm Junior High Girls -7th-9th grade only
5:30pm -Small Schools Boys B Runners 11-25+

5:50pm - Small Schools Girls B Runners 11-25+

6:10pm - Small SchoolsTop 10 Boys
6:30pm - Small SchoolsTop 10 Girls
Large Schools Divisions (Alabama: 5A-7A)

Eligibility Status for 2020: 374 students or more in grades 10-12

**UPDATED Race Schedule**

6:00 am - Race Course Opens for Preview
6:50 am Race Course Closes for Preview
7:00 AM - UAH Men's Race
7:45 AM - UAH Women's Race

8:35 am -Large School Girls A Top 10 Runners

9:00 am -Large School Boys A Top 10 Runners

9:20 am -Large School Girls B Runners 11-25
9:45 am -Large School Boys B Runners 11-25

10:05 am - Large School Boys C Runners 26-40
10:20 am - Large School JH Girls

10:40 am -Large School JH Boys

All divisions: Top 10 receive elite finisher comfort color t-shirts per division.

Top 2 teams in A/B Varsity Divisions & Junior High A receive trophies (C races will be scored with B)

Top 3 finishers in each division receive a medal.

*We will try to have a modified awards "ceremony" - More plans to come on this closer to the event.

*We will get back to having higher quality awards and giveaways/concessions etc., at next year's offering. Please be understanding with us this year considering the special circumstances we are all facing. At the end of the day, the most important thing is providing the athletes close to normal racing opportunities as safely as possible.

**We will be hosting the following state qualifying section races 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, Westminister 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

Race Division Eligibility Protocol:

*Teams that do not follow the race division eligibility can resultin a disqualification.

Entry Fee:

$50 for each division entered

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

Max per team - $400

*Payment: Please write check to: Huntsville High XC

*Mail check to: Huntsville High School2304 Billie Watkins St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801POC Blake Borden OR pay at the meet when picking up packets

*Sanctioned:TN, GA, MS

*Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept 9th@ Midnight - I will need to do some organizing of teams/racers per divisions which will take some time.

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


Early arrival is suggested as spillover lots will be a bit further of a walk, and there will be no shuttle buses this year. There will be plenty of handicap parking near the course.
Hotel information: **We have set up a courtesy block (non-binding for you or the other event organizers) with a rate of $82 plus tax

Southern Showcase XC

Start Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

End Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Last Day to Book: Friday, September 11, 2020

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn Huntsville for 82 USD per night

Book your group rate for Southern Showcase XC

Jennifer Hoyt

Director of Sales
M:(256) 683-0879

P:(256) 895-0444