DISTRICT 1 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
DATE: Friday, October 29, 2021
TIME: 1st Race 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY - 5,000 meter course
PARKING INFORMATION: Parking will be available in the lots indicated below.
DO NOT PARK IN ANY OTHER AREAS.
Stabler Arena Parking lot is located behind Stabler Arena. This lot is to be used by all spectators and all school buses, vans, cars, or vehicles transporting athletes.
THE ROAD LEADING TO THE COURSE START AND FINISH LINE (COLLEGE AVE.)WILL BE CLOSED TO PARKING (or dropping athletes off)OF ANY NATURE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO SPECTATORS AND BUS DRIVERS AND TO ABIDE BY IT YOURSELF.
FACILITIES: Teams should arrive dressed to compete. There will be restroom facilities at the Football Stadium but no facilities for changing or cover for warm up. Stabler Arena and Rauch Field House will not be in use. there will be no entry into the football stadium until the awards ceremony at the end of the meet.
REVIEW OF COURSE: The following dates in October are dates that you can go over the course--October 25, 26, 27, 2021. PLEASE- NO REVIEW ON OTHER DAYS. Course review on the day of the race will be permitted until the first race begins. NO ONE SHOULD BE REVIEWING THE COURSE AFTER THE FIRST RACE BEGINS. When you review the course you are requested to park only in the parking lots available. Do not drive or park on the course or the university grass fields. ON THE REVIEW DAYS, PLEASE RESPECT LEHIGH UNIVERSITY TEAMS THAT ARE PRACTICING/COMPETING WHILE YOU ARE REVIEWING THE COURSE.
TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PACKETS: Team and individual packets may be picked up on the day of the meet at the Officials area/trailer. These packets contain 1 (one) bib for each of your VARSITY runners make sure the correct bib is worn by the correct athlete. They are pinned to the jersey of each runner (BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS). At the end of the meet the bibs are NOT returned BUT YOU NEED TO FILL OUT PAPERWORK FOR ALL TEAMS/ATHLTES GOING ON TO THE STATE MEET as soon as possible after the race.
TYPE OF COURSE: 5,000 meters grass with some up hills and down hills. Spikes or flats may be worn. PLEASE ASK FAMILIES TO LEAVE THEIR DOG AT HOME NO FRISBEES, SOCCER BALLS, FOOTBALLS ETC. THROWN ON/NEAR THE COURSE
AGAIN THIS YEAR (2021): THE PIAA STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VIEW THE CROSS COUNTRY RULES INTERPRETATION PRESENTATION ONLINE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AT THE CONCLUSION. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM WILL BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT RULES. Go to the PIAA website, cross country page, click on 2021 rules presentation. Concentrate on the rules dealing with XC
##### The new state meet course will be used at the PIAA Invitational in late September the course map should be posted by then ######
NEW THIS YEAR: 1A awards for both boys & girls will be after the Boys 1A race aprox 11:45
2A awards for both boys & girls will be after the Boys 2A race aprox 12:15
3A awards for both boys & girls will after the unseeded races aprox. 1:30
Please have your teams and athletes in the stadium on time
AAA SCHOOLS - You may list 7 VARSITY names on your Milesplit entry. To vie for the team
championship in the seeded race, you must have at least five but no more
than seven individuals finish the race.If you are not trying for a team championship, you still may run up to
and including seven individuals in the seeded race.
AA & A SCHOOLS - You may list 7 VARSITY names on your Milesplit entry. To vie for the
team championship in the seeded race, you must run at least five but no more
than seven individuals. There will be an AA Boys varsity race and an AA
Girls varsity race plus a boys and girls varsity A race.
ENTRIES OPEN: SATURDAY, October 16TH
ENTRIES CLOSE: Monday, OCTOBER 25th(11:59 PM) YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ENTRIES IN pa.milesplit.us
BY THIS DATE.PLEASE USE THE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS LETTER TO ENTER YOUR TEAMS. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS.Any questions please call, Rich Ames at 215-822-8881.
*** 2021 *** -
All runners, varsity or unseeded, must be entered through milesplit this year to be able to run at Lehigh -
in the seeded races only 7 runners will run, the
rest may run in the Unseeded Race - see info above on changes to time and place of unseeded run - any runners in the unseeded race are
paid for by their school or team on race day (VARSITY RUNNERS ARE PAID FOR BY
District 1). Whoever runs
in the varsity race has a number so no "substitutions" need to be made on race day.
METHOD OF STARTING:Team position will be drawn in random manner
prior to the meet. Teams will report to the starting line no later
than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled race
time.There are no "run outs"
after teams are called to the line by the starter.Starting will be by the Block method on the
start line for all races.Starting line
position will be available in your team packet for all races.
ORDER OF RACES:
9:30 a.m. - GIRLS A (7 max.)
10:00 a.m. - GIRLS AA (7 max.)
10:30 a.m. - GIRLS AAA(7 max.)
11:00 a.m. - BOYS A (7 max.)boys and girls awards 11:45
11:30 a.m. - BOYS AA (7 max.) boys and girls awards 12:15
12:00 p.m. - BOYS AAA (7 max.) boys and girls awards at 1:30
New time and order for awards - see previous
statement 11:45, 12:15 and 1:30
THIS IS NOT AN EXACT TIME SCHEDULE, EXCEPT
FOR THE FIRST RACE.SUBSEQUENT RACES
WILL NOT START BEFORE THE LISTED TIME.PLEASE BE PREPARED.
AWARDS:A team trophy for each classification.Also, 1st and 2nd place team medals (8 medals) ; and medals to the top
ATHLETES (10-1A, 10-2A, 25-3A) for each classification.
FOR STATES:AAA schools - top 6 teams and top 30 non-team finishers.
AA schools - boys top team and top 5 non-team
finishers / Girls top 2 team and top 10
A schools - boys top team and top 5 non-team finishers
/ Girls top team and top 5 non-team individuals.
NO ROOMS will be arranged through me - covid etc. concerns - each school needs to
make their own provisions based on their own feeling about how teams should /should not be housed
If you have a team or individual(s) you feel will qualify for the state meet I suggest
you call The Days Inn in Hershey 717 534 2162 or the Red Lion
Harrisburg/Hershey 717 704 0728 immediately to reserve a room
THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH BATHROOMS BEING TRASHED AT THE 2016
CHAMPIONSHIPS - PLEASE MAKE YOUR TEAMS ARE AWARE THAT IF THAT HAPPENS AGAIN WE
MAY NOT COMING BACK TO LEHIGH UNIV. IN THE FUTURE - AS COACHES, PLEASE MONITOR
YOUR ATHLETES AS CLOSELY AS YOU CAN