2016 Whispering Pines Invitational

Whispering Pines Cross Country Invitational 
Sponsored by
Citrus High School
August 27, 2016
Whispering Pines Park in Inverness, Florida

Information updated on July 30, 2016

       Below is info from Coach Lattin.  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 15 teams will be taken. Be aware that will be a tight fit on the start line. 

Seven runners allowed in Varsity Race.

All INFORMATION as  of July 30, 2016

Teams confirming attendance:
Belleview High SchoolBelleview, FLRegistered
Brooksville Central HSBrooksville, FLRegistered
Citrus HSInverness, FLRegistered
Crystal River HSCrystal River, FLRegistered
Dunnellon HSDunnellon, FLRegistered
First Christian AcademyHigh Springs, FLRegistered
Lecanto HSLecanto, FLRegistered
Meadowbrook AcademyOcala, FLRegistered
Newberry HSNewberry, FLRegistered
Seven Rivers Christian SchoolLecanto, FLRegistered
Springstead HSSpring Hill, FLRegistered
St. John LutheranOcala, FLRegistered
The Villages HSThe Villages, FLRegistered
Trinity Catholic HSOcala, FLRegistered
Weeki Wachee HSWeeki Wachee, FLRegistered
West Port HSOcala, FLRegistered


Date:  Saturday, August 27, 2016



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, August 24, 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, August 19, 2016 

Mail address:  Citrus High School

c/o Coach Lattin  

600 W. Highland Blvd.  Inverness, FL  34452

Make Checks payable to: Citrus High School


Fax:  352-249-2102    Cell:          Email:lattinr@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 15 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,