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2018 IESA State Cross-Country Meet Set For Saturday, October 13

A total of 1,408 runners from 260 different schools will compete in the six races at the 2018 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Final Cross-Country Meet this Saturday, October 13 at Maxwell Park in Normal, Illinois. This is the seventh year of the 3 class series. There were 396 schools that entered the 2018 IESA state series compared to 375 last year. In Class A, there were eight sectionals held across the state and the top three teams plus the top eight individuals not on one of the top 3 teams advance to the state meet. In class 2A and 3A, there were nine sectionals held in each class. The top 3 teams from each sectional plus the top 5 individuals not on one of the top three teams all advanced to the state meet. Additionally, any individual who finished in the top 10 also advanced, as well as teams that tied for 3rd place. This is year No. 40 for the boys cross-country state series and year No. 39 for the girls state series.

The six races will be run Saturday on the 3200-meter course at Maxwell Park located next to Normal Parkside JHS. The schedule of races will be: Class 1A Girls at 9:30 a.m.; Class 1A Boys at 10:15 a.m.; Class 2A Girls at 11:00 a.m.; Class 2A Boys at 11:45 a.m.; Class 3A Girls at 12:30 p.m.; Class 3A Boys at 1:15 p.m.

The awards ceremonies will be held in the main gymnasium at Normal West High School, 501 N. Parkside Rd, Normal, IL. There is no admission fee. The Class 1A award ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. The Class 2A award ceremony will start at 1:15 p.m. The Class 3A award ceremony will begin at 2:45 p.m. The top 25 individuals in each race will earn a medal. Trophies are awarded to the top four schools in each class and members of those teams each receive a medal.

A complete listing of the 2018 state qualifiers is available at the following link:

Complete final results for both the individuals and teams, will be available from the IESA website ( around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

This is the 25th year the state meet has been held at Maxwell Park in Normal. Normal Parkside JHS is the host for the state meet.

For more information, please contact the IESA Softball Administrator Nicole Schaefbauer at 309-829-0114 or

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