November 26, 2022
McAlpine Park Charlotte, NC

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations.

Pictures    Results
1 Ciara O'Shea Richmond, KY 16:58.9
2 Cedar Park, TX 17:01.7
3 Allie Zealand Forest, VA 17:05.7
4 Nicole Humphries Flower Mound, TX 17:07.6
5 Gillian Bushee Reston, VA 17:17.0
6 Thais Rolly McLean, VA 17:18.2
7 Abby Faith Cheeseman Bell Buckle, TN 17:18.8
8 Mary Bonner Dalton Charlotte, NC 17:23.6
9 Maddie Gardiner Charlottesville, VA 17:24.6
10 Alyssa Sauro Williamstown, WV 17:32.3
1 Rocky Hansen Hendersonville, NC 14:40.1
2 Nathan Atchue Moneta, VA 14:49.9
3 Kevin Sanchez Austin, TX 14:54.3
4 Angel Sanchez Fort Worth, TX 14:56.0
5 Maxwell Hardin Auburn, AL 14:57.1
6 Riley Novack Tavares, FL 14:59.3
7 Ayden Granados Mcallen, TX 14:59.5
8 Brayden Marshall Winfield, WV 15:00.3
9 Marcelo Parra San Antonio, TX 15:01.5
10 David Mora Lubbock, TX 15:02.6


Iconic McAlpine Park hosts the Champs Sports (formerly Foot Locker) Cross Country South Regional Championships. Legendary runners such as Alan Webb, Reuben Reina, Bobby Curtis, Aurora Scott, Erin Keough and Jennifer (Barringer) Simpson competed on this same course at this very event. The wider starting line and bridges at McAlpine Park allows for an even better racing experience.

Race Schedule
November 26, 2022
Runners may only participate in one race.

8:00 AMRace O & M Open Race and Masters Race
8:30 AMRace A Boys Freshman Race
9:00 AMRace B Boys Sophomore Race
9:30 AMRace C Girls Junior/Senior Race
10:00 AMRace D Girls Championship Race
10:40 AMRace E Boys Championship Race
11:10 AMRace F Girls Sophomore/Freshman Race
11:40 AMRace G Boys Senior Race
12:10 PMRace H Boys Junior Race
12:35 PMRace I 13-14 Girls and 13-14 Boys
12:55 PMRace J 11-12 Girls and 11-12 Boys
1:15 PMRace K Boys and Girls 10 & under
Note: For all races that are combined, awards will be given separately to each age group.
Age is determined by age of runner on 12-31-22. Any boy or girl in grades 9-12 is eligible to run in the Championship Race. There is no seed time. Choice of race is an individual preference that should depend on the best choice for a successful race. Runners must run in the Championship Race to qualify for the National Finals in San Diego.
Registration Info

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Entry Deadlines and Fees
$25 Fee through Nov. 17
$35 Nov. 18 - Nov. 22

Race Descriptions
Age Group Races
10 & Under boys and girls, 11 & 12 boys and girls will run 3000 meters. 13 & 14 boys and girls will run 5000 meters. All runners will compete in the age group that corresponds with the age he or she will be on December 31, 2022. Although girls and boys run together, medals will be awarded separately on the victory stand.
Open Race and Masters Race
The Open race is for any runner eighteen years old and over. The Masters race is open to any runner forty years old and over. The age you are on the day of the race governs participation. We will combine both age groups in one race.

Race Selection
There is no minimum qualifying time. Every high school runner of eligible grade is invited to the Champs Sports Cross Country Championship. Each individual should choose the race best suited to his/her eligibility. Each runner will receive a participant TShirt.
National Qualifiers
The top ten (10) finishers in each of the seeded races will qualify for the Champs Sports Nationals held in San Diego, CA on December 10, 2022.
Packet Pickup
Runners may pick up their race packets and Champs Sports Cross Country TShirt from noon - 5 pm on Friday at the Chris Hertel Stage at the McAlpine Course. Packets and TShirts will be available Saturday starting at 7 am at the course. Runners are reminded to leave enough time prior to their race to pick up the packet and get to the starting line.
Race Course
The course is 5000 meters and consists of grass and dirt paths. Spikes are permitted. School uniforms are not allowed. Course is open until dark on Thursday Nov. 24 and Friday Nov. 25. The course is closed for warm-ups on Saturday.
States Competing
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations.
The state where a runner resides determines in which regional meet he/she must participate. Runners must participate in the region to which their state has been assigned. Boarding school students must compete in the region of their school location. Non U.S. citizens who attend high school in the U.S. and who meet the age requirement may compete. Home-schooled students may compete in the region of their residence during the school year.
Awards & National Qualifiers
Medals will be awarded to the top 36 finishers in each race at the Chris Hertel Stage following each race. - Note that medals will be distributed after each race is declared official. In the youth races, plaques will also be awarded to the top 3 teams/clubs (genders will be scored and awarded separately). In order for the teams/clubs to be scored correctly, the team/club name must be identical (capitalization, numbers, spacing).
National Qualifiers
The top 10 finishers in the Boys Championship Race and the Girls Championship Race will qualify for the National Championships on December 10 in San Diego, CA.
Special rates are available from the following area hotels. To receive a special rate, mention that you're with the Champs Sports Cross Country Championships. Each hotel will have a "cut off" date for the special meet rate, so call the phone number listed here early to reserve a room.
Hampton Inn Charlotte Matthews
9615 Independence Pointe Pkwy, Matthews, NC
Room Rate: $158
Folks NEED TO CALL DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL AT 704.841.1155 ONCE ANSWER PROMPT STARTS PRESS ONE FOR RESERVATIONS.  Give Reservationist group code of ESR or group name of Champs XC SOUTH REGION.
Or use the Booking Link: Booking Link

Sonesta Charlotte Executive Park
5700 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217
Room Rate: $99
Booking Link: 2022 Champs XC Championship

Hampton Inn and Suites Charlotte Arrowood
9110 Southern Pine Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
Room Rate: $94
Cut Off: midnight on Nov 18
 Booking Link:

Charlotte Marriott South Park
2200 Rexford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Room Rate: $159

Wingate by Wyndham Charlotte Airport South I-77/Tyvola
6050 Tyvola Glen Cir., Charlotte, NC 28217
Room Rate: $79 - one king bed w/sofa bed - $84 - two queen beds
Booking Link

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne
13139 Ballantyne Corporate Pl, Charlotte, NC 28277
Room Rate: $109
"Book your group rate for Champs Sports Cross Country Championships

Other area hotels:
Courtyard Charlotte Matthews
11425 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105

Holiday Inn Express Matthews
9420 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105

Quality Inn and Suites Matthews
12047 Guion Ln, Matthews, NC 28105

Canopy by Hilton Charlotte Southpark
4905 Barclay Downs Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210

Courtyard Charlotte South Park
6023 Park S Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210

Hampton Inn and Suites South Park - Phillips Place
6700 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210

Renaissance Charlotte South Park
5501 Carnegie Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209
South Region Past Results
14 Aug
November 21, 2021

2021 Girls Race

1 Natalie Cook Flower Mound, TX 16:38.05
2 Ciara O'Shea Richmond, KY 17:13.20
3 Maddie Gardiner Charlottesville, VA 17:13.95
4 Abby Faith Cheeseman Bell Buckle, TN 17:13.97
5 Caroline Wells Winter Springs, FL 17:15.55
6 Crawford West Birmingham, AL 17:16.17
7 Allie Zealand Forest, VA 17:21.89
8 Irene Riggs Morgantown, WV 17:21.95
9 Thais Rolly McLean, VA 17:22.21
10 Ava Gordon Leesburg, VA 17:22.78
13 Aug
November 27, 2021

2021 Boys Race

1 Ethan Ashley Cumming, GA 15:00.31
2 Sahil Dodda Dallas, TX 15:01.06
3 Michael Toppi Melbourne, FL 15:02.84
4 Emmanuel Sgouros Bellaire, TX 15:04.22
5 Owen McArdle Arlington, VA 15:05.49
6 Kevin Sanchez Austin, TX 15:06.54
7 Keegan Smith Kingston, TN 15:06.78
8 Patrick Koon Tallahassee, FL 15:07.06
9 Ferenc Kovacs Woodberry Fores, VA 15:07.33
10 Nathan Solomon Snellville, GA 15:09.89


14 Aug
November 30, 2019

2019 Girls Race

1 Jenna Hutchins Johnson City, TN
2 Ava Dobson Greenville, SC
3 Bethany Graham Aldie, VA
4 Kelsey Harrington Bristol, VA
5 Carly McNatt Bradenton, FL
6 Valerie Lastra Miami, FL
7 Landri Wilcox Cookeville, TN
8 Camille Napier Fulshear, TX
9 Alyssa Hendrix Riverview, FL
10 Avery Clover Humble, TX
13 Aug
November 30, 2019

2019 Boys Race

1 Judson Greer Melissa, TX 14:57.4
2 Coen Roberts Greer, SC 14:58.3
3 Graydon Morris Aledo, TX
4 Justin Wachtel Forsyth, GA
5 Daniel O'Brien Lynchburg, VA
6 Ethan Strand Birmingham, AL
7 Canaan Anderson Murfreesboro, TN
8 John Higinbotham Covington, GA
9 Avery Cannon Boone, NC
10 Silas Winders Mansfield, TN


14 Aug
November 24, 2018

2018 Girls Race

1 London Culbreath Mckinney, TX 17:12
2 Heidi Nielson Katy, TX 17:15
3 Brynn Brown Denton, TX 17:17
4 Valerie Lastra Miami, FL 17:17
5 Allison Wilson Montgomery, TX 17:20
6 Adoette Vaughan Dallas, TX 17:21
7 Alyssa Hendrix Riverview, FL 17:25
8 Jenna Hutchins Johnson City, TN 17:25
9 Ava Peeples Dallas, TX 17:26
10 Victoria Patterson Greenville, SC 17:27


13 Aug
November 24 2018

2018 Boys Race

1 Cruz Gomez Donna, TX 15:04.8
2 Carter Cheeseman Keller, TX 15:05
3 Daniel O'Brien Lynchburg, VA 15:07.7
4 Colin Baker Mount Pleasant, SC 15:08.7
5 Camren Fischer Fayetteville, AR 15:09.8
6 Cole Bullock Chattanooga, TN 15:10.5
7 Jake Renfree Knoxville, TN 15:10.5
8 Graydon Morris Aledo, TX 15:12.7
9 Silas Winders Mansfield, TN 15:13.2
10 David Ahlmeyer Hendersonville, TN 15:14.8


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EBCC South Records

  • Boys
    Drew Hunter(2015) 14:26
  • Girls
    Aurora Scott (2004) 16:26

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