It's early but it's never too late to start thinking about the Ocean State Cross-Country Invitational, held at Goddard State Park in Warwick, R.I. One of the region's top events during the fall season will kick off with a series of six middle school races on Sept. 21 and concludes Sept. 22 with 14 high school races and an Open 5K Trail Run.
This is a meet that traditionally attracts quality competition from R.I., surrounding states and more. In 2017, the Ocean State Invite featured athletes from Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Connecticut and New Jersey. In the girls' race, Kelsey Chmiel of Saratoga Springs (NY) established a meet record in the Championship Race, clocking a winning 17:35.0 for the five-kilometer distance. Chmiel, who led her team to the overall title, would later take runner-up honors at the Nike Cross Nationals. Tristan Shelgren of St. John's Prep (MA) would out-lean New York's Mason Gatewood to win the boys' title with both runners timed in 15:32.
More than 1,600 runner competed in last year's event. Awards and medals will be given in all divisions, which include sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade races for middle-schoolers, and freshmen, junior varsity, varsity and Championship races for high-schoolers.
Click Here For More Information And To Register For The Ocean State Invitational. Below is a Time Schedule of All the races.
FRIDAY, September 21 - Middle School Races Race Time Race Name Race Team Gender 3:45 Race 1 7th Grade Girls 4:10 Race 2 7th Grade Boys 4:35 Race 3 6th Grade Girls 5:00 Race 4 6th Grade Boys 5:25 Race 5 8th Grade Girls 5:50 Race 6 8th Grade Boys 6:10 Awards Ceremony SATURDAY, September 22, 2018 Race Time Race Name Race Team Gender 8:00 Open 5K Trail Run 9:00 Race 1 Freshman - 1 Boys 9:25 Race 2 Freshman - 1 Girls 9:50 Race 3 JV - 1 Boys 10:20 Race 4 JV - 1 Girls 10:55 Race 5 Varsity - 1 Boys 11:20 Race 6 Varsity - 1 Girls 11:50 Opening Ceremony 12:00 Race 7 Championship Boys 12:30 Race 8 Championship Girls 12:50 Awards Ceremony for Races #1 - 8 1:10 Race 9 Varsity - 2 Boys 1:35 Race 10 Varsity - 2 Girls 2:05 Race 11 Jv - 2 Boys 2:35 Race 12 Jv - 2 Girls 3:10 Race 13 Freshman - 2 Boys 3:35 Race 14 Freshman -2 Girls 3:45 Awards Ceremony for Races #9 - 14