Each state has its own method of selecting athletes to participate in the Mid-East Cross Country Championships as determined by that state's cross country coaches association. 

The Mid-East organizing committee only requires that every participant be a high school senior. For instance, Michigan conducts a qualifying run-off the week after its state meet and one week before the Mid-East Cross Country Championships. For information on qualification and selection, please contact your state's head coach for more information. 

Here are the most recent state coaches & e-mail addresses:

Illinois: Jim Milner; email: jmilner@sd308.org

Indiana: Jay White; email: jwhite@portage.k12.in.us

Michigan: Takashi Gould; email: takashigould@gmail.com

Ohio (girls): Jessie Magoto; email: j_magoto@yahoo.com

Ohio (boys): Jim Weckesser; email: steeple844@aol.com