Whispering Pines Invitational

Whispering Pines Cross Country Invitational 
Sponsored by
Citrus High School
October 10, 2015
Whispering Pines Park in Inverness, Florida

Information updated on September 10, 2015

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

All INFORMATION as  of April 23, 2015

Teams confirming attendance as of September 10, 2015:
Belleview High School Male and Female 
Central High School Male and Female
Citrus High School Male and Female
Crystal River 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
Newberry High School Male and Female
Springstead High School Male and Female
St. John's Lutheran School Male and Female
Tavares High School Male and Female
Trinity Catholic High School Male and Female
The Villages Charter High School Male and Female
Weeki Wachee High School Male and Female



Date:  Saturday, October 10, 2015



7:45 am Coaches meeting,

8:00 Girls Varsity Start, 

8:35 Boys Varsity Start,

9:10 Girls and Boys JV Start.

Entry Fee:  $60 per School

Deadlines: For registration will be Wednesday, October 7, 6 p.m

Registration will be online at flrunners.com

  Varsity status does not need to be determined until race day.

 Entry Check:  by Friday, Sept 18th 

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 13 Boys and Girls teams that register and checks are received.



Finishing Instructions:  Finish line assistants will record bib numbers.  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, 

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