Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational 2018

Cape Girardeau, MO

Meet Information


Cape Girardeau Notre Dame High School

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dear Coach:

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Notre Dame High School will host its 17th ANNUAL CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL, and we would like to extend an invitation for your school to attend. Last years invitational drew 34 teams, making it one of the largest cross country meets in all of Southeast Missouri. The pertinent information is as follows:

DATE: Saturday, September 29, 2018

9:30 A.M. - COACHES MEETING (Inside entrance to high school)

10:00 A.M. - VARSITY BOYS (Top 7 Runners)

10:30 A.M. - VARSITY GIRLS (Top 7 Runners)

11:00 A.M. - JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS (Unlimited)

11:45 A.M. - JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS (Unlimited)

12:30 P.M. - 7TH-8TH BOYS (Unlimited)

1:00 P.M. - 7TH-8TH GIRLS (Unlimited)



AWARDS: 1st and 2nd place trophies will be awarded for each race. Medals will be awarded to the top 25 finishers in each varsity and junior varsity race. Medals will be awarded to the top 25 runners in each 7th-8th grade race. 1st place medals will be gold; 2nd place silver; the remaining will be bronze. Individual trophies will be awarded to the top finishers in each race.



The meet will be run on our new and improved cross country course located at the Notre Dame High School Campus on Route K. The old course was flat and very fast. The new course is continuous, with no repetition throughout the 5K distance. The course has everything; long gentle downhills, sharp downhills, long gentle uphills, sharp uphills, long flats, along with switchbacks. The course is groomed and grassed. Maps of the course will be provided to each team the day of the race in their team packets. Inspectors will be located around the course to call any rule infractions and to insure that runners follow the course correctly. Flats or spikes may be worn. All turns will be flagged and portions of the course will be marked with white lines and/or directional markers. Distance markers will be located every half mile along the 5K distance.

We have used "GoPro" to film the course. If you would like to take a look follow this link XC Course. We here at Notre Dame believe that our new course is one of the best in all of Missouri.

ENTRY: $200.00 per school

COMPETITION: Schools may enter up to seven individuals in the varsity races. The first five individuals will count as the team score. The sixth and seventh finishers will run as pushers. Junior varsity as well as 7th-8th grade races will be allowed unlimited entries with the first five individuals counting as the team score. HYTECK computerized scoring along with IPICO Chip Timing will be utilized for all races. Finish Lynx automatic timing will be used for all races. Competitor numbers will be given and worn by all runners in all divisions.

DRESSING: Restroom facilities and Porta-Potties will be open and available, but it would be best to dress at home.

PACKETS: Packets containing meet information and course maps will be available at the course after 9:30 A.M. the day of the meet.

PARKING: Bus parking will be available in the gravel west high school parking lot. We will have someone there to help direct you.

T-SHIRTS: Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational short and long sleeve T-shirts will be sold at the meet. Please tell your athletes and parents the cost will be approx.. $12.00 for short sleeve and $15.00 for long sleeve.

CONCESSIONS: An assortment of food and drink will be provided for purchase by the Notre Dame Booster Club.

If there are any questions, feel free to call or email me, (573) 335-6772 ext. 425, our A.D., Jeff Graviett,, (573) 335-1448 ext. 1.


Bill Davis, Cross Country Coach

Notre Dame Regional High School