The Latest Updates: Three Meets Announce Changes

Low Country Invitational (Sept. 26) update | 2019 coverage 

Click here for updated meet information (Aug. 17 update). No spectators in 2020, wave starts

GTC Tiger Classic | 2019 coverage

Date of meet: Sept. 11 (Moved from Sept. 12)

Venue name: Hillcrest High School (Moved from Southside High School)
Link to meet on for the latest:

Coach guidelines/things need to know this year: Coaches must wear masks at all times (unless running to mile locations).

Runner guidelines this year: Runners must wear masks at all times unless running. This includes at the starting lines.  Runners must wear their masks at the starting line, and can take their masks off when the starter says "set."  At that time athletes can pull their buff/gaiters down to their neck, or place it/masks in their hand or on arm.  These must be put back on their face once they cross the finish line.  Coaches ARE NOT to collect their masks and athletes must keep it on their person throughout the race.

What teams and how many can attend / states (can include limits of teams or runners per team): Maximum of 40 teams within S.C.  Varsity and JV are allowed.  Each division (V Girls, V Boys, JV Girls, JV Boys) will be split up into 3 heats with a maximum of 14 teams in each heat.  Varsity heats will be decided based on average varsity time, JV heats will be decided based on JV team size.

Venue rules: Social distancing and wearing masks must be observed at all times in team tent areas and while cheering on course.  Spectators and coaches must wear masks at all times, unless running (6 ft apart) to mile split locations.  Awards and placement will be decided once the race has concluded and they will be sent out the following week.  There will be NO awards ceremony on race day.  Teams must leave once their last runner has crossed the line.  

Spectator guidelines/things to know this year: Spectators must wear a mask at all times, unless running (6 ft apart) to mile split locations.  Exact change ($5) must be used for parking.  We will not accept anything other than exact change.

Official guidelines this year: Officials will be wearing a mask throughout the meet and observe social distancing guidelines.  Officials will instruct athletes on their starting instructions and mask usage.  Athletes will NOT be allowed on the line without a mask.

Media coverage guidelines this year: Media must wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines.

Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational

Meet management for the Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational announced changes for the 2020 Crooked Creek Park event Tuesday.

  • Race team size decreased from 35 to 25. 
  • Limiting each team to a max of 28 athletes, 7 athletes per race (7 Boys Varsity, 7 Girls Varsity, 7 Boys JV, & 7 Girls JV).
  • Spectators are not permitted to attend the 2020 meet. 
  • Athletes finishing will be directed away from the area in order to avoid contact with others.
  • Defer until 2021 at the form that was sent to those entered by Friday.
  • Read the complete letter from meet management below.
  • Crooked Creek park is the proposed site for 4A and A/2A qualifiers.
  • Wednesday night update: meet management told they are monitoring conditions of the pandemic and if guidelines change from officials there is a possibility more individual runners may be permitted to enter from already registered teams. 
  • Poll underneath this line is not official poll by meet management. Teams must fill out the received from meet management.

New time schedule

8 a.m. - Girls Varsity

8:45 a.m. - Boys Varsity

9:30 a.m. - Girls JV

10:15 a.m. - Boys JV

Complete letter from meet management is below

2019 meet coverage | Meet history 


In the wake of COVID-19 safety regulations we have had to make some tough decisions with how we will be running the 2020 Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational. With full transparency we want to ensure you all are aware of the guidelines for this year's event before committing. We understand that you may not fully agree with our guidelines or your school/district may have travel restrictions that would disallow you from competing this year. Therefore we will honor any team among the original 35 who would like to defer their entry to 2021. Please review all of the guidelines below, then complete the following form received indicating you will attend or will not attend and want to have a deferred entry for 2021 no later than this Friday (8/14). Failure to complete the form by Friday will result in an automatic deferral to 2021. Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee your 2020 entry. Confirmations will be emailed out no later than this Sunday.

Number of teams: After careful consideration and a lot of math we will be decreasing our race size from 35 to 25 teams. We have compiled a list of team entries by time of registration and will be using this to determine the 25 selected teams. If you are among the teams that are cut or choose not to participate this year we will guarantee your entry to 2021's event.

Number of athlete entries: In order to make numbers work to follow social distancing guidelines in the park we will also be limiting each team to a max of 28 athletes, 7 athletes per race (7 Boys Varsity, 7 Girls Varsity, 7 Boys JV, & 7 Girls JV).  To prevent overloading any given race, we will not allow more than 7 entries from any school in a specific race. This means you cannot put 9 boys in the JV race and 5 in the varsity race.

Spectators: While considering mass gathering orders for the state we have decided that we will not allow spectators this year. By eliminating spectators we were allowed to keep both varsity and JV races as well as allowing us to keep a relatively larger number of teams entered. The only personnel allowed at the meets will be: coaching staff, athletes, meet volunteers, and LR5 athletic trainers. We are currently looking for creative ways to view this year's race. Stay tuned for more information.

Water: We will be asking each team to provide their own water. We will not have water cups at the finish line as we have had in years past. If a situation occurs where an athlete is in medical need of water, our athletic training staff will provide a disposable water bottle.

Other regulations/questions.

  • With decreased numbers, we will be dropping the Elite JV Boys race.

  • Team tent areas will follow a strict social distancing guideline and may be assigned specific zones to set up.

  • At this time we do not intend on using a wave start.

  • Athletes finishing will be directed away from the area in order to avoid contact with others still racing and those preparing to race.

  • In lieu of an awards ceremony, we will be having an awards tent set up for athletes/coaches to pick up their awards. Results will be posted/announced to teams prior to their departure.

Time schedule

8 a.m. - Girls Varsity

8:45 a.m. - Boys Varsity

9:30 a.m. - Girls JV

10:15 a.m. - Boys JV

We thank you for your continued support of our event. As you know from your own planning this year, decisions like these are not easy to make. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to any of our meet management team.

Thank you

The MMLMI Meet Management Team