What if we had a state meet that did not have the class system? Better yet, what if we competed as the 7 regions at the state meet? Well which region would you say is the strongest?
Before you look, think about which area of the state would have the best team score if you took the best runner from all classes combined for the each region. For example, Keeton Thornsberry of class A Holy Cross (Louisville) and Nick Geary of class AAA duPont Manual would be competing for the same team (Region 3). Or on the ladies side, Jenna Strange of class AAA Tates Creek would be on the same team as Paige Decker of class AA Mason County (Region 6).
For your reference, here are the current teams in each of the 7 regions regardless of class:
Ballard Memorial, Carlisle County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Lyon County, Mayfield, Murray, St. Mary, University Heights, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Fort Campbell, Hopkins County Central, Paducah Tilghman, Trigg County, Union County, Webster County, Apollo, Christian County, Daviess County, Graves County, Henderson County, Hopkinsville, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Marshall County, McCracken County, Muhlenberg County, Owensboro
ethlehem, Campbellsville, Caverna, Clinton County, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Fort Knox, Frederick Fraize, Green County, Hancock County, McLean County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Owensboro Catholic, Russellville, Todd County Central, Trinity (Whitesville), Washington County, Adair County, Allen County-Scottsville, Bardstown, Breckinridge County, Butler County, Elizabethtown, Franklin-Simpson, Glasgow, Hart County, John Hardin, LaRue County, Marion County, Nelson County, Taylor County, Thomas Nelson, Warren Central, Warren East, Barren County, Bowling Green, Central Hardin, Grayson County, Greenwood, Logan County, Meade County, North Hardin, Ohio County, South Warren
Beth Haven, Brown, Evangel Christian, Holy Cross (Louisville), Kentucky Country Day, Kentucky School f/t Blind, Louisville Collegiate, Portland Christian, Presentation, Shawnee, St. Francis, Walden, Whitefield Academy, Christian Academy-Louisville, Collins, DeSales, Doss, Henry County, Moore, North Oldham, Shelby County, Spencer County, Waggener, Western, Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, Butler, Central, DuPont Manual, Fairdale, Iroquois, Male, North Bullitt, Pleasure Ridge Park, Southern, St. Xavier, Valley
Beechwood, Bellevue, Bishop Brossart, Calvary Christian, Covington Latin, Dayton, Heritage, Holy Cross (Covington), Lloyd Memorial, Ludlow, Newport, Newport Central Catholic, Silver Grove, St. Henry District, Villa Madonna, Walton-Verona, Williamstown, Bourbon County, Franklin County, Harrison County, Highlands, Holmes, Lexington Catholic, Pendleton County, Scott, Western Hills, Assumption, Atherton, Ballard, Eastern, Fern Creek, Jeffersontown, Mercy, Oldham County, Sacred Heart, Seneca, South Oldham, Trinity (Louisville)
Augusta, Berea, Bracken County, Burgin, Carroll County, Danville, Eminence, Frankfort, Frankfort Christian, Gallatin County, Kentucky School f/t Deaf, Lexington Christian, Model, Nicholas County, Owen County, Paris, Robertson County, Sayre, St. Patrick, Trimble County, Bell County, Boyle County, Casey County, Clay County, Corbin, East Jessamine, Garrard County, Knox Central, Lincoln County, McCreary Central, Mercer County, Rockcastle County, Russell County, Wayne County, Boone County, Campbell County, Conner, Cooper, Covington Catholic, Dixie Heights, Grant County, Notre Dame, Ryle, Simon Kenton
Barbourville, Breathitt County, Buckhorn, Cordia, Cornerstone Christian (London), Harlan, Hazard, Jackson City, Jackson County, June Buchanan, Lee County, Leslie County, Lynn Camp, Middlesboro, Oneida Baptist Institute, Owsley County, Pineville, Red Bird Christian, Riverside Christian, Somerset, Williamsburg, Wolfe County, Ashland Blazer, Boyd County, East Carter, Fleming County, Greenup County, Lewis County, Mason County, Rowan County, Russell, Anderson County, Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, George Rogers Clark, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Montgomery County, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Scott County, Tates Creek, Woodford County
Bath County, Betsy Layne, East Ridge, Elliott County, Fairview, Holy Family, Jenkins, Menifee County, Morgan County, Paintsville, Phelps, Piarist, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Raceland, Rose Hill Christian, Shelby Valley, Sheldon Clark, West Carter, Belfry, Estill County, Floyd Central, Knott County Central, Lawrence County, Letcher County Central, Magoffin County, Perry County Central, Pike County Central, Powell County, Harlan County, Johnson Central, Madison Central, Madison Southern, North Laurel, Pulaski County, South Laurel, Southwestern, West Jessamine, Whitley County