District 1/2 2A, District 1 3A
Cross Country Championships
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Lakewood High School
The District 1/2 Cross Country Championship games / organizing committee
Jeff Sowards, Co-Meet Director, (Lakewood High School Cross Country Coach),
Matt Blair, Co-Meet Director, (Lakewood High School Athletic Director)
Meet Referee: Matt Koenigs
Jury of Appeals: Kevin Ryan, Sehome; Bruce McDowell, Cedarcrest; Randy Edens, Marysville-Getchell; Miles Mason, Shorewood.
All teams must register at www.athletic.net by Monday, October 28, 2013, 6:00 pm. Coaches should register their top nine athletes, seven of which will run in the district race and two alternates. These two alternates will be your state alternates if your team qualifies for state unless you submit a change before the start of the first race of the meet.
Substitution of Runners
Substitution of a team member who is not on the nine-person roster must be made with the Meet Director when arriving at the meet site. This is extremely important for correct scoring. Use the entry change form in your packet. A school may change runners after a team has qualified in the District meet, provided the substitute meets WIAA requirements as a participant. Substitution of a team member must be made with the State Meet Manager on arrival at the meet site on Friday or via phone or email by Friday if not arriving until Saturday. This includes changes in alternates. No changes can be made in the pool of nine runners for each team on race day.
Teams may preview the course on Friday, November 1, 2013, from 2:30pm – 4:30pm only. No exceptions. Please RSVP with Matt Blair, Lakewood High School AD if you plan to preview the course.
Course maps will be emailed to each school. It is therefore imperative that each school have their contact information updated on athletic.net.
2A Boys and Girls – All schools are allowed one team of seven runners, and two alternates
3A Boys and Girls - All schools are allowed one team of seven runners, and two alternates
District 1/2 2A Girls – 3 Teams/15 Individuals
District 1/2 2A Boys – 4 Teams/20 Individuals
3A Girls – 3 Teams/15 Individuals
3A Boys – 3 Teams/15 Individuals
2A Girls 11:00 AM
3A Girls 11:40 AM
2A Boys 12:20 PM
3A Boys 1:00 PM
AWARDS 1:40 PM
Awards for each race will be presented immediately following the completion of the 3A boys’ race. There will be trophies for each winning team. Each state qualifying individual will receive a ribbon.
Day of Race Information
Busses should park in the Lakewood High School loading/unloading lot. This will be clearly marked off of 11th Ave.
The District 1/2 Championship race course consists of two loops around the high school grounds. The start line is north of the stadium on the junior varsity baseball field, and the finish line is on the track. The course will be clearly marked with flags, fencing, and white paint. The starting area is closed to all but competitors, coaches, officials and team managers. The finish area is closed to all but competitors and officials. Coaches and managers may meet with the runners in the spectator area after the runners exit the finish chute.
Team packets will contain bib numbers and two (2) timing chips for each athlete. Each athlete must secure the proper chips to each shoe with the provided zip ties. Athletes are responsible for making sure the chips are securely fastened. As per NFHS rules, the chip will determine the official finish place. Two video cameras will also record the finish. Bib tags will be taken at the end of the chute as a redundant backup to the chip system.
Runners should report to the starting area 15 minutes before their race. At the starting area, all teams and individual runners must check in with the Clerk of the Course and meet Referee for uniform compliance.
The National Federation Track and Field Rules and Records and the WIAA Handbook shall be used. The Organizing Committee in conjunction with the Meet Referee will be responsible for the proper conduct of the meet. The Meet Referee will make final decisions not specifically placed under the jurisdiction of other meet officials; and will be the first line for appeal of misapplication of the rules. The Jury of Appeals will serve as the final board of appeals.
Use asthma atomizers (as per National Federation rule) A letter or note from a doctor must be presented to the meet director or designee before the race documenting the need of the athlete to use the atomizer/inhaler during competition to ensure his/her safety. Without a doctor's statement, the athlete may only use the atomizer/inhaler prior to and after competition.
Jury of Appeals
Any problems that arise before or during the meet should be brought to the attention of the Meet Referee, The Referee’s decision may be appealed to the Jury of Appeals. The Jury of Appeals will be composed of experienced cross country officials and coaches. PROTEST FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE MEET REFEREE.
As per Brian Smith of the WIAA on 10/14/13: “All seven team member's uniform shall be issued by the school, worn as intended by the manufacturer, be of the same color and design.”
Uniforms will be checked at the starting line by the starting line officials and the meet referee to be in compliance with this statement no later than 15 minutes before the start of each race.
As per the NFHS 2013 Rules Book for Track and Field and Cross Country, the penalty for wearing an illegal uniform is as follows: “PENALTY: (Arts. 1, 2) For the wearing of an illegal uniform, when a violation is observed and noted by a meet official, the competitor shall be required to
make the uniform legal before becoming eligible for further competition, and shall be issued a warning that a subsequent violation shall result in a disqualification from the event. The referee shall be notified of the violation by the observing meet official, and the referee shall then notify or cause to be notified the head coach of the offending school of the competitor’s violation and warning.”
Numbers and timing chips
A competitor must wear a contestant number on the front of the uniform before being allowed to compete. Each competitor must also wear a timing chip on each shoe. These chips are specifically assigned to that athlete. Care should be taken not to mix these up.
A random draw for lanes will be made prior to the meet. Lanes will be wide enough to accommodate at least three (3) team members across the front row.
Timer on the Course
A clock will be stationed at the one (1) mile point during the meet.
A runner will be scored for his/her individual and team place. Each runner must wear a number. At the end of the main finish chute, meet officials will remove the tear-off portion of the numbers in order of finish.
Coaches: Train runners to run through the finish line and into the chute. A multiple chute set up will be used. Be sure you instruct your runners not to change chutes after crossing the finish line.
Runners and coaches are to stay clear of the official timer at all times during the race. Each runner will be timed and copies of the complete meet results will be posted online at athletic.net. There will be two official video cameras placed at the finish for back up. No other video will be considered, and review of any videotape will be by the meet referee and games committee only.
The team score shall be determined by totaling the points scored by the first five (5) runners of each team to finish. If fewer than five (5) runners finish, no score shall be listed. Individual finishers will not be counted in team scoring. Ties will be broken as follows: Ties in team scoring shall be resolved by comparing the 6th place finishers from the teams that tie. The team with the best 6th place finisher shall prevail. If a team does not have a 6th place finisher, the team with the 6th place finisher will prevail. If only five (5) competitors finish of both teams that tie, the team scoring shall be resolved totaling the scores of the first four (4) finishers.
Unofficial results will be posted as soon as they are available. Printed results will be available at the end of the meet.
Toilets will be available in the stadium breezeway. Portable toilets will also be available at the starting line and near the west end of the stadium.
Commemorative t-shirts will be on sale from Northwest Designs.
Jeff Sowards, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Blair, email@example.com