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DISTRICT II VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS

DISTRICT II VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

 

To: Athletic Directors and Cross Country Coaches

September 26, 2011

 

From: Bill King, District II Cross Country Chairperson

Dave Grecco, Meet Director

Jack McAuliffe, Assistant Meet Director

 

 

The District II Varsity Cross-Country Championship meet will be held at Elk Lake High School, 100 School House Road, Dimock, PA on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The makeup date is Saturday, the 29th of October. There will be five separate races. Teams will be split into an “A” and a “B” division. The top seven runners must compete in the “A” race in both girls’ and boys’ races. These are the only runners that can qualify for states. If you have more than seven runners, they are to be entered into the “B” race. There will be no medals awarded in this race. There will be one combined “B” race; following all state qualifying races.

 

NOTE: In the “B” race, boys and girls will line up at the starting line at the same time. Boys will be in the front, girls in the rear. The boys will start first, and then the girls will move up to the starting line and start 1-2 minutes later. Times will be separated into boys and girls.

 

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS/COACHES: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ENTRY FEE IS $7.00 PER RUNNER ENTERED INTO THE VARSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS. PLEASE SEND CHECKS, MADE OUT TO “PIAA DISTRICT II” TO DAVE GRECCO AT 1522 N. WEBSTER AVE., DUNMORE, PA 18509.

 

The tentative time schedule is as follows:

 

DIVISION TIME DISTANCE MEDALS

 

Boys’ Varsity AAA (A Div.) Noon 5 km (3.1 mi.) 20

Boys’ Varsity AA (A Div.) 12:45 PM 5 km (3.1 mi.) 20

Girls’ Varsity AAA (A Div.) 1:30 PM 5 km (3.1 mi.) 20

Girls’ Varsity AA (A Div.) 2:15 PM 5 km (3.1 mi.) 20

Boys and Girls “B” Division race 3:00 PM 5 km (3.1 mi.)

Awards Ceremony 4:00 PM

 

Please listen for announcements concerning the start of all races.

 

All competitors must wear their school uniform. No watches or jewelry may be worn. No additions to the school uniform will be permitted. If weather conditions warrant, protective gloves, headwear, etc. may be worn. Any approval for weather related equipment will be given at the coaches’ meeting. ALL RULES OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION AND THE PIAA FOR CROSS COUNTRY WILL BE IN EFFECT AND FOLLOWED.

 

WE WILL BE USING THE CHAMPIONCHIP TIMING SYSTEM FOR THE VARSITY DISTRICT MEET. CHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP FROM THE PAVILION LOCATED NEAR THE FINISH AREA. THIS YEAR, WE WILL BE USING THE DISPOSABLE SHOE CHIP, SO CHIPS WILL NOT NEED TO BE COLLECTED AFTER THE RACES ARE OVER.

Note: Chips must correspond to the proper runner and must be laced onto each athlete’s running shoe/spike (left or right shoe is fine).

 

Plaques will be awarded to the top team and ten individual medals for the winning teams in the “A” races. District medals will be awarded to the top twenty runners in each “A” race.

 

The number of teams and individuals who qualify for the state championships in both AA and AAA will be as follows: AAA sends one team and five individuals. AA sends two teams and ten individuals.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

You may enter as many runners as the school wishes. The fee for all runners is $7.00 per runner. You must pay for all runners that you enter; even if you have a late scratch. Checks are to be made payable only to PIAA District II and should be sent to the address on the first page. Please do not make checks out to the meet director. REMEMBER, ONLY SEVEN RUNNERS IN THE “A” RACE.

Please follow the instructions of the traffic monitors at the site.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING VARSITY DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

All entries must be submitted online via the Internet. Coaches will go to the link following this paragraph and put in your own school’s entries; this will eliminate the need for corrections to names, etc. on the days of the meets. Please do not use all capital letters or all small letters. Type the name as it should be; example is Dave Grecco. You will not need to indicate whether each runner is in the “A” race or the “B” race. Detailed instructions will be on the website. You must have a valid email address. Results will be posted on the District 2 website at http://www.piaad2.org/ and on the entry website which follows. Paper copies will NOT be distributed, as we do not have WI-FI available at the course. Results of all races will be displayed as they become available. Feel free to contact me for assistance. Email preferred.

The link for entries is www.runhigh.com and is available right now. Once you are on the website, go to the Main Menu. At the Main Menu, click on “Cross Country Event Information.” You will need to add your school, then enter your athletes, and finally follow the instructions to link your school to our Varsity championships. Finally, if your 9th graders were on the Junior High team all year, they are not eligible to participate in the Varsity Championships. If they were on the varsity team all year, then they are eligible for the Varsity Championships. There will not be a Junior High Championship as of this year. Entry information will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 21, 2011. Any questions or problems at all, please contact me immediately!

 

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW ON THE NEXT TWO PAGES!

 

 

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 PM ON THE 21st OF OCTOBER!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 

Email me at dag@epix.net or call me at 357-1167

 

 


2011 PIAA DISTRICT II CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Elk Lake High School

 

 

Directions

·         From Hazleton – Take Rt. 81 North to Exit 194, Clarks Summit

Wilkes-Barre Follow Routes 6 West and 11North toward Tunkhannock

Scranton At the split, take slight right onto Route 6 West and continue into downtown Tunkhannock

In Tunkhannock, turn right at the intersection with Route 29 (Prince Hotel)

Follow Rte. 29 North for app. 16 miles into the Village of Dimock

At the blinker light, turn left and proceed to the next blinker light.

Turn left again, proceed up the hill about ¾ mi., and turn left.

The high school is on your left. Please park all buses directly in front of the school

 

·         From Delaware Valley – Take Rt. 84 West to Route 81 North and follow the above directions.

Wallenpaupack

 

Parking

All buses should drop runners off at the front of the elementary school. Buses should park as directed. Officials, Coaches and spectators can park in the parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the traffic monitors.

 

 

Registration

 

Coaches should register their teams and pick up their chips at the new pavilion. Note: Chips must correspond to the proper runner and must be laced onto each athlete’s running shoes/spikes.

 

Rules & Regulations

·         We are invited guests of the Elk Lake School District and its Board of Directors. Coaches must take full responsibility for the behavior of their athletes.

·         All teams must bring a few garbage bags with them. Please gather your teams’ garbage in bags and dispose of it at your home schools.

·         All tents must be set up immediately behind the school.

·         Pets are not allowed.

 

 

Bathrooms

·         Bathroom facilities will be available within the school itself. Please follow the signs. Also, a few Port-a-Lavs will be available outdoors for convenience.

 

Touring the Cross Country Course

Teams can tour the course from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM.

 

Spikes

Runners may wear either racing flats or racing spikes up to a maximum of ¾” spikes.

 

Start Line

The start line will be clearly marked. Coaches will be given their assigned starting zones at the Coaches’ Meeting. Runners should be at the start line 10 minutes before each race.

 

 

 

 

Scoring

Timing and scoring will be done using the ChampionChip timing system provided by Runners High.

Each runner will be issued one disposable chip that can be attached to either shoe. Timing mats will be placed at the one-mile mark, two-mile mark, and the finish line.

 

Finish Line

The finish line area will not have a chute as in the past. However, the approach to the finish line and the finish line area itself will still be roped off so spectators do not interfere with the runners. Its width will be determined by the width of the timing mats. In the majority of cases, the chip will determine the official place; however, Race Officials will be at the finish line and will be using the torso to determine the order of finish when it is tight at the line.

These are disposable Chips which, again, do not have to be returned after the races. However, if any Coach has any Chips which were not used, we ask that you return only unused Chips.

 

Aiding & Abetting

This course is a great spectator course. Spectators and coaches will be able to view their runners at several strategic points during the race without having to travel long distances. Coaches, runners, and spectators must be careful not to run alongside athletes during the race. If a race official witnesses this behavior, the athlete involved will face a possible disqualification.

Note: This has not been a problem in the past, but this course may easily lend itself to coaches, athletes, and spectators unknowingly getting excited and infringing on the rules.

 

Parents &. Spectators

For the runners’ safety and following the rules of the PIAA, dogs and pets are not allowed at the site of the District II X-Country Championships. Please inform your runners and their parents of this rule.

Note: Please keep runners who may be watching a particular race to stay away from the timing mats if they are wearing their Chips.

 

 

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held promptly at 4:00 pm on the bleachers in front of the A.

 

Results

The results will be posted on the Internet at www.runhigh.com and at the District II website at http://www.piaad2.org/ Results will also be posted on a display board at an area to be announced.

 

BEST OF LUCK!

 


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