First to the Finish Invitational


- Peoria, IL -- Detweiller Park

31st Annual First to the Finish Cross Country Invitational

Host: Peoria High School September 8, 2018 at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Illinois. 

Girls A Unlimited 9:00 AM

Boys A Unlimited 9:40 AM

Girls AA Limit 10 10:20 AM 

Boys AA Limit 10 11:00 AM 

Girls OPEN Unlimited 11:40 AM 

Boys OPEN Unlimited 12:20 AM 

Girls AAA Limit 10 1:00 PM 

Boys AAA Limit 10 1:40 PM 

Meet location: Detweiller Park


Directions: Take I-55 South to I-80 South.  Continue south on I-80 to I-180.  Take I-180 South to Route 29.  Follow Route 29 to Detweiller Park, which will be on your right hand side.  The Illinois River will be on your left.  (Driving time approximately = 2 hours and 30min, distance 150mi.)


Bus Time:  8:00 AM, Prince Street Parking Lot


Teams: Over 50 teams will be there! Many teams are ranked in the state this year. Overall, a great meet on the State XC course!


Race Schedule: Warm up: Report to BOX:

12:20 PM Open 11:30 AM 12:00 PM

1:40 PM Varsity 12:50 PM 1:20 PM




Varsity – Roberts, Cummins, Starvou, Kelly, Diamond, Brennan, Rowley, Thomson, Shimenetto, Tipton     


Open – ALL athletes not in the Varsity lineup!

Awards: Top 50 individually in both races. Top 5 Team trophies in the Varsity Race.


Be Prepared – Wear DGN clothes to warm up in over your uniform! It will be cool in the AM and then warm up as we arrive in Peoria. Bring extra water, food, and clothes. This is a very long day! Bring money!