Middle and high school athletes from Laredo and the surrounding area are invited to compete in the Texas A&M International University 1999 Cross Country Invitational.
The Invitational will be held at A&M International's main campus, 5201 University Boulevard, on Saturday, Sept. 18. Races are scheduled every half hour from 9 - 11:30 a.m. An award ceremony will follow the final race.
Entry fee is $50 per team or $10 per individual athlete. Entry forms may be obtained by contacting University Police Sergeant Jaime Rios at (956) 326-2102 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletes may compete in the following divisions: Varsity Boys; Varsity Girls; Junior Varsity Boys; Junior Varsity Girls; Freshmen Boys; Freshmen Girls; Middle School Boys; and Middle School Girls.
Races for Varsity Boys and Junior Varsity Boys are 3 miles. All other races are 2 miles. Both the 3-mile and 2-mile race courses feature a variety of terrain, including asphalt, dirt, grass, and some hills.
Winners will receive plaques or trophies. In the Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions, the team champion and runner-up will receive plaques, with trophies awarded to the top 15 places. In the Freshmen and Middle School divisions, trophies will be awarded to the top 10 places.
The Texas A&M International University 1999 Cross Country Invitational is sponsored by the University Police Department and benefits the A&M International Explorer Post, an organization comprised of young men and women age 15 - 21 interested in law enforcement and community service.
For more information on the Cross Country Invitational at A&M International Sept. 18, please contact Sgt. Rios at (956) 326-2102. University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.