Black Bear Invitational/Area 9 Championships 2019

Baxter, KY
Hosted by Harlan County

Meet Information

Harlan County High School proudly extends an invitation to attend the Black Bear Invitational/Area 9 Championships. The course is located on the campus of beautiful Harlan County High School.

The entry deadline is October 9, and entries may be done online via MileSplit:

Race Time Race Distance Max Runners Cost

10:00 am B/G Elem 2000m Unlimited 20$ team/5$ individual

10:30 am B/G MS 3000m Unlimited 20$ team/5$ individual

11:00 am B/G JV 5000m Unlimited 25$ team/10$ individual

11:45 am B Varsity 5000m 7 55$ team/ 10$ individual

12:20 pm G Varsity 5000m 7 55$ team/10$ individual

* Busload Special (athletes in all events) 100.00
Area 9 coaches must be KTCCCA members.  Only Area 9 Schools are eligible for Area 9 Awards.  All schools are eligible for Invitational Awards as part of the entry fee for competition.
Area 9 Awards will be given out to each team at the close of the meet.  You can pick up your medals from the concession stand at the awards ceremony.  


Elementary: Medals for 1 -- 20 (boys and girls)

Middle School: Medals for 1 -- 20 (boys and girls)

Boys/Girls Reserve Medals for 1 -- 20 (boys and girls)

Varsity: Medals for 1 -- 25

Medals to be given out in the chute, team awards will follow the conclusion of the meet.

Medals are customized (as they have been in previous years) so we are limited to the number listed for each event only.

Team Trophies:

1st and 2nd place Varsity teams 

Awards will be given for both the Black Bear Invitational and the Area 9 Championships (Area 9 members only).


Concessions will be available at the race. Both food and drinks will be sold. Indoor restrooms are available. All proceeds support HCHS Cross Country.


Vehicles will be directed to park at the race site. All spectators will enter through the lower entrance (baseball field entrance) as the course runs by the main entrance. There will be a 3.00 entry fee for spectators. Buses should enter through the lower entrance at the HCHS campus (baseball field gate) for unloading/loading of athletes.


Ryan Vitatoe

Head Cross Country Coach

Harlan County High School

4000 Hwy 119

Baxter KY, 40803

Cell Phone: 606.344.1204


Please make checks payable to Harlan County High School Cross Country Boosters