Meet Information

2nd Annual Cougar Clash Cross Country Invitational
Hosted by Pulaski County High School

LOCATION:
Randolph Park, 5100 Alexander Road, Dublin, VA 24084.
This park is the jewel of Pulaski County parks and recreation. It has ample parking and is conveniently located less than 1 mile from Exit 98 off of Interstate 81.

DATE: September 23, 2017

SCHEDULE:
9:00 AM - Coaches’ meeting and packet pickup
10:00 AM - Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) Boys’ and Girls’ Combined 2 Mile Race
10:45 AM - Girls’ JV 5,000 Meter Race (unlimited entries)
11:30 AM – Boys’ JV 5,000 Meter Race (unlimited entries)
12:15 PM -- Girls’ Varsity 5,000 Meter Race (7 per team)
1:00 PM – Boys’ Varsity 5,000 Meter Race (7 per team)
1:30 PM – Open 5,000 Meter Race (no charge for entry)
2:00 PM – Awards

AWARDS:
Medals to top 8 individual in Middle School Boys’ Race and top 8 Middle School Girls’ Race (16 total)
Medals to 2nd – 10th place individuals in JV Girls’ and JV Boys’ races (total 18 medals)
Trophy to 1st place individual in JV Girls’ Race and 1st place individual JV Boys’ Race
Trophy to 1st place JV Girls’ team and to 1st place JV Boys’ team
Medals to 2nd – 15th place individuals in Varsity Girls’ and Varsity Boys’ races
Trophy to 1st place individual in Girls’ Varsity and 1st place individual in Boys’ Varsity races
Trophy to 1st place team and to 2nd place team in Girls’ Varsity and Boys’ Varsity races

ENTRIES:
Girls’ Varsity and Boys’ Varsity races are limited to 7 individuals per team.
Middle School races and JV races have unlimited entries per team
8th graders may run in either Middle School or JV race

REGISTRATION:
All registration is done online through www.milestat.com .
If you have questions, contact Scott Vest, Activities Director at PCHS at svest@pcva.us

SAFETY/MEDICAL:
An athletic trainer will be available on site for limited assistance. Park will be reserved for use only by the Cougar Clash for the duration of the meet. Water coolers and cups will be available at the finish area.

SANCTIONING:
The meet will be sanctioned. Private schools will need to compete in the JV division if out of state schools compete, which is expected.


TIMING AND RESULTS:
Electronically timed. Timing company and system TBD. Results will be posted shortly after completion of each race outside the officials’ office near the finish area. Results will also be posted to milestat.com later in the day after the completion of all races.

COSTS/ FEES:
Entry Fees:
$200 total per team for entry into all boys and girls races at all levels including 7 individuals per varsity team and unlimited entries in JV and middle school races. OR
$100 per gender for all races OR
$10 per individual in any high school race and $5 per individual for the middle school race.
Send checks to: Scott Vest, Pulaski County High School, 5414 Cougar Trail Road, Dublin, VA 24084
Make checks payable to PCHS Cross Country Boosters
Entry Deadline and Team Limit:
Entry fees must be received by September 20.
Meet is limited to a total of 25 full or partial teams. VHSL 4A Region D will receive priority and are guaranteed entry if registered by the entry deadline.

Parking: $5/vehicle for spectators. Coaches/athletes who are arriving in vehicles other than the team bus, please contact Coach Sirak at sirak1085@yahoo.com to get on the vehicle pass list.

COURSE:
This is a 5,000 meter course that is entirely within the bounds of scenic Randolph Park. It is not flat, but it is faster than most courses. It has a net negative elevation as the starting line is the highest elevation on the course and is about 40 feet higher than the finish. It has only a few inclines and they are mostly gradual grades with only a few sharper and shorter inclines. These are generally offset by some rather long and gradual downhill sections. Several season best and personal best times were set by runners from several teams at last year’s inaugural meet.
The course is very spectator friendly. It has long views across open fields from the finish area for the beginning kilometer, the ending half kilometer, and a portion of the middle of the race. Coaches have quick and easy access to the 1 mile and 2 mile points from the starting line, from each of those points, and back to the finish. The surface is almost entirely grass or cinder gravel path except for a few road crossings.
The course consists of two loops and a two-way connector. The first loop of 1 kilometer links to the connector route to a second loop at the other end of the park. That loop ends back at the connector to take runners back to the starting point from which they repeat the first half of the opening loop before finishing on the middle of a football field.

CONTACT INFO:
Scott Vest Activities Director, Pulaski County High School
svest@pcva.us
540-643-0747
Coach Sirak
sirak1085@yahoo.com
540-835-4227

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