Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross CountryThe Allstate Sugar Bowl now sponsors a pair of cross country invitationals. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic will make its debut on Saturday, September 30, while the Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival, hosted by Loyola University, has been held since 2015. The Bowl has also sponsored the Louisiana All-State Teams for cross country since 2008.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country FestivalThe third annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 at Lafreniere Park in Metairie. The Louisiana Tech men and the Tulane women captured the collegiate titles at last year's event. At the high school varsity level, St. Amant (La.) High School won both the girls' and boys' varsity divisions. Sumner (Kentwood, La.) High School won both junior varsity divisions.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with the Allstate Sugar Bowl in our upcoming cross country meet at Lafreniere Park," said Loyola Director of Athletics Brett Simpson. "Together, we hope to grow this event into one of the premiere cross country events on the Gulf Coast, while also showcasing the metro New Orleans area."
"The Allstate Sugar Bowl is proud to support Loyola athletics by sponsoring this promising event," said Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan. "With our mission focused on helping amateur athletics throughout the region, this meet presented a unique opportunity to encourage student-athletes at a number of different levels."
Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country ClassicThe 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic, an event which replaces the Metro Cross Country Championships (held from 2014-16, see below) will be held on Saturday, September 30 in New Orleans City Park. The girls' race will start at 10 a.m. with the boys' race going off at 10:45 a.m. Boys' and girls' high school cross country teams from throughout the Golf South have been invited to compete.
Metro Cross Country ChampionshipsThe Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsored a Metro Cross Country Championship for the New Orleans area from 2014-16. Dominican won all three of the girls' championships during that stretch, while the boys' titles were captured by John Curtis, Brother Martin and St. Paul's.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-Louisiana TeamsIn addition to sponsoring the Track & Field Classic, the Allstate Sugar Bowl also sponsors the Louisiana Cross Country All-Louisiana Teams as recognized by the Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association. The teams is based on the top 25 performances, regardless of classification, at the LHSAA State Cross Country Championship Meet.