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10/07/21 – Cross Country Postseason Updates

October 7, 2021 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: 

Cross Country Regional Managers & Meet Information

Cross Country Regional Meet Instructions

Regionals will take place on October 22-23. The KHSAA Cross Country State Championships will take place once again at the Bourbon Country Cross Country Course in Paris, KY on October 29-30. Class 2A will kick things off on Friday afternoon with Classes 1A and 3A to compete on Saturday. The tentative time schedule has been posted:

The staff is working on details for the postseason and any updates/changes will be communicated accordingly. State meet qualifiers will be determined on Sunday, October 31, and released via the KHSAA website. There are no changes to the qualifying procedure and for 2021 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 (



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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