The 2011 Frank Horton Invitational

As in previous years, the Frank Horton Invitational will be run jointly with the Rhodes Invitational. The Rhodes Invitational (in its 21st year) and the Frank Horton Meet (hosted by Christian Brothers High School and in its 23rd year) have been held on the same date each year, but in different areas of Plough Park. Bringing the two events together (over 600 athletes in 5 races) on the newly designed and spectator friendly course will provide a great opportunity for athletes, coaches, and parents to experience cross country in the unique atmosphere of a large competitive meet.

Location: Shelby Farms - Memphis, TN (see directions below)

Defending 2010 Champions:

Boys - CBHS (48 pts)
Girls – St. Agnes (26 pts)

Out-of-state schools: we plan to request Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Others upon request. Plough Park, located off Walnut Grove Road, between I - 240 and Germantown Rd. Course is on the Mullins Station Road entrance.

Race Schedule (proposed):

7:30 Combined JV (unlimited)
8:10 Girls Championship (8 athletes per team)
8:50 Boys Championship (8 athletes per team)
9:15 High School Award
9:30 Rhodes College Invitational Women's Race
10:10 am - Rhodes College Invitational Men's Race


5,000 Meters (High School). Mostly grass with rolling hills and section of dirt trails. Wide open except for the dirt trails. Course is measured to 5K on the nose with time clocks at every mile marker!

Course Records:

Boys – Rob Sorrell, Bolton  - 15:02.31 (2005)
Girls - Sophie Harkins, White Station - 17:41.20 (2005)

Entry Fees:

Varsity Boys AND Girls Teams - $100
Varsity Boys OR Girls Teams - $60
JV Boys AND Girls - $25
JV Boys OR Girls - $25
Maximum Fee per school $180 (unlimited athletes)

Timing: Chip technology will be utilized as the primary timing and scoring system for this meet.

RETURN OF CHIPS:  There will be a $30 per chip fee assessed for each chip not returned.

Restrooms only at race site.

Rhodes Athletic Trainers will be available at the course.

Make Checks Payable to:

CBHS Cross Country

Christian Brothers High School

Attn: Nick Dwyer

5900 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

Parking: Free and look for designated areas.

Recommended Lodging:
   Hampton Inn
   5320 Poplar Avenue
   Memphis, TN 38119
   (901) 683-8500
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Requests for additional information should be e-mailed to Nick Dwyer at<> or call 901-359-2012.