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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 
Trumbull County Fairgrounds

Registration will open on Baum's Page on August 15th for the 2020 Oscar Grant Maplewood Invitational!

Strict adherence to safety measures will be enforced at this meet including social distancing and mask wearing when necessary. If you do not agree with these policies, do not attend this meet. Runners, coaches or spectators that violate these safety measures will be asked to leave.


Link to 25 Years of Oscar Grant Team and Individual Champions

  The 26th Annual Oscar Grant - Maplewood Cross Country Invitational

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To honor Oscar Grant, we have renamed the Maplewood Cross Country Invitational "The Oscar Grant Maplewood Invitational". Oscar started the track and cross country programs at Maplewood High School in 1959 when the Greene, Mecca and Johnston Schools consolidated to form Maplewood High School. He coached the sports with much success from 1959 through his retirement in 1986. He continued his work in the sport as an official to the present day. Born in 1924, Oscar is veteran of World War II. He has brought much recognition to Maplewood Schools and Maplewood Athletes and is more than deserving of the meet being name in his honor. Mr. Grant passed away shortly after the 2014 invitational on September 10th, 2014.

Date and Location

Thursday, September 10th, 2020 - The meet will be held at Trumbull County Fairgrounds - 4181 Hoagland Blackstub Rd. Cortland, OH

Entry

·      Rosters must be submitted by 9:00 PM on Monday, September 7th. Rosters are to be submitted on the www.baumspage.com.

  • Four races are held - junior high boys, junior high girls, high school boys and high school girls. Depending upon number of entrants, wave starts may be used. Schools can enter a B or C Team if they want to allow more runners to compete in the varsity race. If there is sufficient interest, an open race might be held to offer more runners a chance to compete.
  • You must have a minimum of 5 runners finish a race to be eligible for team scoring. If you have more than 8 runners entered in a race, you must split them into "A" and "B" squads when registering on Baumspage. There is an additional $15 fee for each additional "B Team" competing in a race for a school. The first 5 finishers for a team will be scorers, the following 2 will displace, but not score.

Fees

High schools will pay the lesser of $55 per team or $8 per individual. Middle schools pay the lesser of $35 per team or $6 per individual. A maximum entry fee of $150 (plus an additional $15 for each "B Team" entered) will be collected from any school, regardless of number of individual or team entries. Checks should be made payable to: Maplewood Running Rockets.

Schedule

3:30 - Fairground gates open for packet pickup and course inspection

4:30 - Middle School Boys Race - 2 miles

5:00 - Middle School Girls Race - 2 miles

5:30 - High School Boys Race - 5K

6:15 - High School Girls Race - 5K

7:00 - Possible Combined Gender Open Race - 5K


Vital Information

  • Entry fee checks are to be made payable to "Maplewood Running Rockets" and mailed to:
Maplewood Running Rockets - 312 Golf Drive - Cortland, OH 44410. 

Rosters will be submitted by logging on to www.baumspage.com and clicking on the "Oscar Grant / Maplewood Invitational" tab. Rosters are due by the Monday prior to the meet . There will be no additions or substitutions to rosters on meet day. Make sure that you include all athletes that might participate on the online roster.

Meet Rules

      1.    Each runner must wear the assigned chip number during the race on their shoe.
2.     Chips must be returned by the coach at the end of the meet (except for teams that have been assigned season long timing chips)
3.     Runners must report to the starting line at 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their race. They should be aware of the starting wave and starting block number and stay socially distanced with masks until called to the start. 

       4. No pre-race huddles are permitted.

Points of Interest

·         Times will be provided at each mile mark for each race.

·         Invitational T-shirts will be sold at the registration area.

·         Results and meet photos will be available on www.baumspage.com

Previous Invitationals


Results for previous Maplewood Invitational and other years are available on the www.gopherarun.com
results page

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