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09/29/23 – Cross Country Postseason Updates

September 29, 2023 Cross Country Blog Updates


As we are a few weeks away from the postseason, the KHSAA wanted to send out some updates on the Cross Country postseason. While regional sites have been set for some time, final details have been determined by local hosts. All information pertaining to the regional events, including regional instructions for participating teams, can be found here:



Other pertinent information for the regional meets has also been posted on the KHSAA website and coaches should review prior to competition. Regionals will take place on October 21.

The 2023 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships presented by UK HealthCare will take place back at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 28th. Athletes qualifying for state will have an opportunity to come to the Kentucky Horse Park course for practice on Friday, October 27 from 3-5:30 PM (ET). A coach or school representative must attend practice with the athletes.

The time schedule for the State Meet has also been posted: 2023 TIME SCHEDULE

The staff is working on finalizing details for the postseason and any updates/changes will be communicated accordingly. State meet qualifiers will be determined on Sunday, October 22, and released via the KHSAA website. There are no changes to the qualifying procedure and for 2023 the State qualifying process for Cross Country will be:

  • 1 full team enters the Region Meet, 1 team advances.
  • 2-3 full teams enter the Region Meet, 2 teams advance.
  • 4-5 full teams enter the Region Meet, 3 teams advance.
  • 6-7 full teams enter the Region Meet, 4 teams advance.
  • 8-10 full teams enter the Region Meet, 5 teams advance.
  • 11 or more full teams enter the Region Meet, 6 teams advance.
  • After the teams qualifying for State are determined, the top five (5) individuals from teams NOT advancing to State will qualify for the State Meet as individuals.

Any Cross Country specific questions should be sent to Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (



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