COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has postponed Saturday’s state cross country tournament and is moving the championships to Saturday, Nov. 10, due to flooding conditions on the course at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Thursday.
 
“While I wholeheartedly understand the impact this move has for all those involved in the event, this is the best solution for the safety and well-being of our participating student-athletes,” Snodgrass said. “National Trail Raceway has closed the course due to flooding with the on-going rain we have had in central Ohio, so the conditions will hopefully be much better by next weekend.”

Locally, the Columbus Grove boys and girls cross country teams were scheduled to run in the race on Saturday, along with Ethan Chambers from Leipsic.
 
The schedule for the championships will be as follows:
               Saturday, Nov. 10, National Trail Raceway, Hebron
               11:00 a.m. – Boys Division III
               11:45 a.m. – Boys Division II
               12:30 p.m. – Boys Division I
               1:30 p.m. – Girls Division III
               2:15 p.m. – Girls Division II
               3:00 p.m. – Girls Division I
 
The OHSAA will continue to update information on the cross country tournament on its website (www.ohsaa.org) and Twitter and Facebook accounts.