Cross Country schedule finalized

By Nathan Ham -

WEST JEFFERSON — Eight regular season meets were finalized for the 2015 cross country season.

Ashe County will have three non-conference meets, two home meets and five other Mountain Valley Conference meets before the season ends in October.

The season is scheduled to begin on Sept. 2 with the Caldwell Invitational at the Lenoir Rotary Complex.

Ashe will have its first home meet on Sept. 8 with Watauga and West Wilkes as the competition.

The first conference meet will be at East Wilkes on Sept. 15 with Ashe, East Wilkes, Alleghany and Wilkes Central running.

A trip to Starmount on Sept. 22 is in order for all eight of the MVAC teams, the only regular season meet of the year that will feature all conference teams.

September ends with another home meet for Ashe with Elkin, North Wilkes and Starmount making the trip up the mountain on Sept. 29.

The final two regular season cross country events will be at Wilkes Central (Oct. 6) with Ashe, Central, North Wilkes and Elkin competing, and at West Wilkes (Oct. 13) with Ashe, West, Starmount and Alleghany.

The MVAC Championship Meet is set for Oct. 20 at Starmount.

NCHSAA Regionals begin Oct. 31 and the NCHSAA State Championship Meet will take place on Nov. 7.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

By Nathan Ham

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