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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 2012

 

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 24, 2012.  The makeup date is Saturday, the 27th of October.  There will be six separate races.  Teams will NOT be split into an “A” and a “B” division.  All competitors will run in their assigned race according to classification and gender.   Please pay attention to all announcements due to changes necessitated by now having three classifications.

 

 

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

 

Girls’ Varsity AAA (All Runners)                    11:40 AM                    5 km (3.1 mi.)              10

Girls’ Varsity  AA (All Runners)                     12:20 PM                     5 km (3.1 mi.)              20

Girls’ Varsity A (All Runners)                         1:00 PM                       5 km (3.1 mi.)              15

Boys’ Varsity AAA (All Runners)                   1:40 PM                       5 km (3.1 mi.)              10

Boys’ Varsity AA (All Runners)                                  2:20 PM                       5 km (3.1 mi.)              20

Boys’ Varsity A (All Runners)                         3:00 PM                       5 km (3.1 mi.)              15

Awards Ceremony                                           4:00 PM

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Both the Boys’ and Girls’ AAA races will be regional races as we will now include Williamsport Area High School from District 4.

 

            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.  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 all races.  District medals will be awarded according to the schedule above.

 

 

 

The number of teams and individuals who qualify for the state championships follows:

 

Boys’                                                                           Girls’

 

A – 2 Team + 10 Non-Team Individuals                                 A – 2 Teams + 10 Non-Team Individuals

 

AA – 2 Teams + 10 Non-Team Individuals                 AA – 2 Teams + 10 Non-Team Individuals

 

District II/IV AAA Regional-                                       District II/IV AAA Regional -

  1 Team + 5 Non-Team Individuals                                1 Team + 5 Non-Team 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. 

 

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. 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 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.  Entry information will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 19, 2012. 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 19th OF OCTOBER!!!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 

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

 

 


2012 PIAA DISTRICT II CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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 11:30 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 Administrative tent.

 

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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