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GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION
2017 VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE STATE CROSS-COUNTRY MEET

PLACE: Great Meadow, The Plains, VA
DATE: Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11, 2017
MEET CO-DIRECTORS: Dave Davis, Colgan High School
Ken Wall, Freedom High School (South Riding)
Derek Farrey, Loudoun County Public Schools

TIME SCHEDULE - Friday/Saturday

Friday November 10th
10:00am..Coach's Meeting 5A Friday
10:30am..Group 5A Girls Friday
11:15am..Group 5A Boys Friday
11:15am..Coach's Meeting 4A Friday
11:45am..Group 4A Girls Friday
12:30pm..Group 4A Boys Friday
12:30pm..Coach's Meeting 6A Friday
1:00pmGroup 6A Girls Friday
1:45pmGroup 6A Boys Friday

Saturday November 11th
10:00am..Coach's Meeting 2A Saturday
10:30am..Group 2A Girls Saturday
11:15am..Group 2A Boys Saturday
11:15am..Coach's Meeting 1A Saturday
11:45am..Group 1A Girls Saturday
12:30pm..Group 1A Boys Saturday
12:30pm..Coach's Meeting 3A Saturday
1:00pmGroup 3A Girls Saturday
1:45pmGroup 3A Boys Saturday

Coaches must submit their state entries through milestat by 9pm on Friday, November 3rd.

Awards: We will be at the conclusion of each classification

Admission: $10.00
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RULES AND SCORING: Cross Country section of the National Federation Edition of the Track and Field Rule Book (2014 -- 2015 ) 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 wear one wristwatch. No Hats or bandannas. Sweat bands are permitted.

ENTRY: Regional Directors must 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.

Coaches must submit their state entries through milestat by 9pm on Friday, November 3rd.

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. Call Holiday Inn Express in Manassas for team discounts. Ask for Penny or Cassie. Also check motels in Warrenton.

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: Top 3 teams per region and top 5 individuals based upon Region qualifying standards

STATE CROSS-COUNTRY T-SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS: T-Shirts (crew neck, short, & long sleeve) and sweatshirts will be available in a variety of styles. Will be on sale starting on Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

CONCESSIONS: Will be available beginning on Friday morning.

CAR AND BUS PARKING: GATE 2

REMINDERS 2017
VHSL Cross Country
Regional Directors and Coaches

I. REGIONAL DIRECTOR --
a) Email Region Directors Form (typed) to Dave Davis (davisdw53@gmail.com ) and Derek Farrey (derek.farrey@lcps.org ) by 9pm on November 3, 2017. Region Meets on Saturday must have their region directors report submitted by 9:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2017.
b) If you cannot email the region directors report form, then FAX the State entries to Dave Davis (703-791-8051)
c.) Entries are due on Milestat by 9pm, Friday, November 3, 2017

II. COACHES:

All Coaches are required to enter their state qualifying athletes and/or teams through milestat.com. All entries must be done by 9pm on Friday, November 3rd. NO Password Required!!!!
Please use the following link to below to enter your runners va.milesplit.com/meets/248326

a) Parking: Please refer to the Coaches Information Sheet for instructions. Also please inform your parents that the individuals helping with parking are volunteers, and treat them with some respect.

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

c) Course availability -- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday, November 9th and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Friday, November 10th only. In the case of severe weather the course may be closed on both days and will remain closed until Saturday, November 11th.

d) Please remind athletes to get through the finish line as quickly as possible.

e) Competitors Numbers/Chip - Please make sure athletes have the correct competitors number on at the
start of the race and correct chips. The Chip number will correspond with the bib number. $25.00 per
lost chip. All chips must be returned the day of the championship. If not returned the day of the meet
then coaches are responsible for payment

f) Results will be available for your race only. A complete set of results for all divisions will be
available on www.milestat.com

g) Coaches meeting -- see time schedule

h) Packets available -- Friday and Saturday only.

i) Ticket Price - $10.00

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