VHSL State Cross Country Championships

November 10, 2012 @ Great Meadows (State Course) in The Plains, VA

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Additional Information

2012 VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE STATE CROSS-COUNTRY MEET

GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION

PLACE: Great Meadow, The Plains, VA

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2012

MEET CO-DIRECTORS:
Dave Davis, Mountain View High School
Ken Wall, Freedom High School (South Riding)
Derek Farrey, Tuscarora High School

TIME SCHEDULE

10:00am...................................Coach's Meeting (Group A)
10:30am...................................Group A Girls
11:15am...................................Group A Boys
11:15am...................................Coach's Meeting (Group AA)
11:45am...................................Group AA Girls
12:30pm...................................Group AA Boys
12:30pm...................................Coach's Meeting (Group AAA)
1:00pm....................................Group AAA Girls
1:45pm....................................Group AAA Boys

Course Map (click to view full size):



Awards: We will be at the conclusion of each classification

Admission: $10.00

RULES AND SCORING: Cross Country section of the National Federation Edition of the Track and Field Rule Book (2010-2011) Scoring (Rule 9- Section 2)

Coaches will not be permitted in the finish line area or chip return area.

NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE, MOST OF THE COURSE IS
VISIBLE FROM VIEWING AREA, BUT BINOCULARS ARE HELPFUL.

Violation of this rule will prompt disqualification of a school's participants. Coaches shall inform their athletes to turn in their chip before exiting the finish line area.

CHIP TIMING: We will be using Run High for chip timing and scoring the meet. Finish Lynx Cameras will be set up at the finish line. There will also be a finish line judge to call close finishes.

UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT: Participants are required to wear a school issued uniform top and shorts. Participants must attach their bib number to the front of their uniform. The VHSL will provide bib numbers for each participant. Running shoes or spikes must be worn during the competition. Participants may were one wristwatch. Participants may not wear LIVESTRONG bracelets or other jewelry. No earrings allowed to be worn during the competition. No Hats or bandannas. Sweat bands are permitted.

ENTRY: Regional Directors need to follow the directions provided for hy-tek entries and also e-mail the Region Directors report (typed) to the VHSL, Dave Davis, and Derek Farrey. The meet directors should collect state entry forms from each school that qualifies or has individuals that qualify for the state
meet.

TEAM PACKETS: Available the day of the meet only. Packets may be picked up at the pavilion. Packets will include a course map, bib number, race chips to be attached to both shoes, a time schedule, and coach's meeting agenda.

EXPENSES: All expenses for travel, meals, and lodging must be provided by the competing school.

LODGING: Each coach is responsible for making his own hotel reservations. A list of hotels and motels in the Warrenton-Manassas area are enclosed.

TENTS: Must be erected behind the house. No tents are allowed on the hill.

DRESSING AREA: There will be no dressing area provided. Portable restrooms will be provided.

AWARDS: Team and individual awards will be presented at the Pavilion. Athletes and coaches should listen for a P.A. announcement as to the exact time awards will be presented.

SCHOOL AND INDIVIDUAL QUALIFYING LIMITS: The A, AA and AAA Boys and Girls shall be limited to the top four teams from each region and the top 15 individuals from each regional meet.

STATE CROSS-COUNTRY T-SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS: T-Shirts (crew neck, short, & long sleeve) and sweatshirts will be available in a variety of styles. Martin Screen Print will be there on Friday and Saturday.

DIRECTIONS: From the east or west ---take I-66 to Exit 31 (Rt. 245-2miles)

From south---take US Rt.17 or US Rt. 29 North to Warrenton, continue north on US Rt. 17, approx. 8 miles. Great Meadow will be on the right

CAR AND BUS PARKING: GATE 2


Coaches Information: Virginia State Cross Country Championships

Parking: READ FOR CHANGES - The Main Gate to Great Meadow is for Officials only.

ALL Parking: use Gate 2 (this is the last gate you will get to coming from I-66 or the first gate coming from Rt. 17). Bus Parking for the State Championship may be off site (approximately 4 miles from Great Meadow). We will provide on site parking for coaches that have to drive the bus. Do not use the main gate. - Parkers will direct Team Buses to the designated area. Please have the bus turn off the engines while parked.

Spectator Parking: Please have parents and friends use Gate 2. Parkers will direct all spectators to the appropriate
parking area.

Admission: $10.00

Numbers: Both boys and girls are in the same packet. Please make sure the athletes get the correct number. Also, athletes must have their numbers on at the beginning of the race.

Chips: Chips will match the bib number. Two chips are to be worn (one on each foot). All chips must be returned at the end of the race. Bins will be placed in the athlete holding area. Individual schools will be responsible for lost chips.

Jewelry: The only jewelry permitted will be medical (taped to the outside of the singlet) and religious (taped under the singlet) medallions. One watch may be worn. Hats: Cannot wear hats or bandannas at any time during the race. Sweat bands are permissible. Girls - no metal barrettes.

Chute: Please advise all athletes to get through the chute as quickly as possible. Workers will be advised to help get the athletes through as quickly as possible. Athletes are to get through the chute to the holding area as quickly as possible. Any athlete swinging, cursing, or verbally abusing any workers will be disqualified.

Parents: We appreciate their support, but please advise them about the rules of sportsmanship. Please advise your parents to be positive and that any verbal abuse directed toward meet officials may result in team disqualification.

Awards: Will be presented at the conclusion of each Division Championship.

Results: Will be available in the Steward Stand after Team awards (your race only). Results will also be available on www.milestat.com

Clean - up: Please help keep Great Meadow clean. Trash bags are available at the Steward Stand. Please keep your team and bus area clean.

Tents: Must be erected behind the house. No tents are allowed on the hill.

Any vandalism or theft of meet property or Great Meadow property will result in an automatic disqualification, report filed with the VHSL, and prosecution.

GOOD LUCK

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