Whispering Pines Invitational, October 11, 2014

Whispering Pines Cross Country Invitational 
Sponsored by
Citrus High School
October 11, 2014
Whispering Pines Park in Inverness, Florida


Information updated on August 4, 2014.

       Below is info from Coach Martone.  All pertinent information can be found here.  Check periodically for any changes or announcements.  We will date any update or announcement. This is preliminary and there could be changes.

        Updates will be posted here. Once you confirm your attendance, we will make sure your name is on list.

        First 12 teams will be taken. Be aware that will be a tight fit on the start line.

10 Runners will be allowed for the varsity races

All INFORMATION as  of Ausgust 4, 2014

Teams confirming attendance as of August 4, 2014:
Belleview High School Male and Female
Citrus High School Male and Female
Crystal River High School Male and Female

Hernando High School Male and Female

Lake Weir High School Male and Female
Lecanto High School  Male and Female

Nature Coast Technical High School Male and Female

North Marion High School Male and Female

Ocala Forest High School

Seven Rivers Christian School Male and Female

Springstead High School Male and Female

Tavares High School Male and Female

Trinity Catholic High School Male and Female

Villages Charter High School Male and Female

Weeki Wachee Male and Female


Date:  Saturday, October 11, 2014



7:45 am Coaches meeting,

8:00 Girls Varsity Start, 

8:30 Boys Varsity Start,

9:05 Girls and Boys JV Start.

Entry Fee:  $50 per School

Deadlines: Rosters:  Emailed by Friday, Oct 3rd, 5 p.m. (Include grade levels with first & last names). You will receive a template from athleticsscoringservices@yahoo.com no later than September 15.  Your entries will be placed on that template and returned to that email address no later than Friday, October 3, 5 P.M.  Rosters will be posted on this page no later than midnight that day barring any technical difficulties.   Varsity status does not need to be determined until race day.

 Entry Check:  by Friday, Sept 19th 

Mail address:  Citrus High School

c/o Coach Martone   

600 W. Highland Blvd.  Inverness, FL  34452

Make Checks payable to: Citrus High School


Fax:  352-249-2102    Cell:  (352) 476-5485    Email:martonej2@citrus.k12.fl.us


Course:           Whispering Pines is well known as one of the best courses in the area.  It is mostly shaded and a mixture of small hills and flat stretches.  Because of the small starting area, we are limiting the number of schools.  Approx. 2.5 miles hard-packed dirt trails, .2 asphalt, .2 limerock, .2 grass


Address:         Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Dr.  Inverness, FL 34453

From downtown Inverness (intersection of HWY 44 and HWY 41) and Citrus High School, Turn right at the first light after SweetBay, Pleasant Grove (or Forest Drive).  First right into park.  Park busses at first large parking lot by baseball fields.


Parking:         As you enter Whispering Pines Park, bus parking will be To the right at the stop sign. For additional parking for cars, turns left and go to roundabout.  There is some parking at the pool and a small parking area near the field where the start/finish will be staged. 


Limited Space:  We can only have a limited number of teams at the start line.  Registration will be open to the first 12 Boys and Girls teams that register and checks are received.



Finishing Instructions:  Finish line assistants will pull strips from bib numbers at the end of the chute.  Be sure that your athletes continue thru to the end.  Please have a coach or parent near finish to assist if needed.



Awards:  Varsity Trophies – Top Two teams.  JV Trophy for 1st place.  Ribbons- Top 20 Varsity, To