2015 State Cross Country Meet

October 24, 2015 12:00 pm - October 24, 2015 5:00 pm

The 37th Annual Girls’ State Cross Country Meet and the 55th Annual Boys’ State Cross Country Meet will be held on Saturday, October 24th in Grand Forks at Lincoln Park, with Mark Rerick as manager.

Separate meets will be held for the Division A girls’ and boys’ teams as well as the Division B boys’ and girls’ teams.  The Division A Girls’ event will begin at 12:00 p.m., the Division A Boys’ event will begin at 12:45 p.m. Awards will immediately follow the completion of the A Division. The Division B Girls’ event will start at 3:00 p.m. and the Division B Boys’ event will start at 3:45 p.m. with awards ceremony for the B Division immediately following the two races. The girls will run a 4000 meter course and boys will run a 5000 meter course. Provisions will be made to walk the course at 10:00 a.m. for those wishing to do so. There will be no practice on the course the day or evening prior to the competition.

The meet is open to any Cross Country Division A or B school submitting an entry form which will be electronically provided to the school administration. Submit this registration form no later than Monday at 10:00 a.m. prior to the state event. Both the boys’ team and the girls’ team may be submitted on the same entry form. Entries submitted after deadline date up to Noon Monday prior to the State Meet must be accompanied by a $25.00 late entry fee. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED BEYOND THAT TIME.

Through the use of the adjusted score procedure, those schools who enter or compete with fewer than 5 on a team will still post a team score. If fewer than five members of a team finish a race, the score of the remaining slots up to five will be a score of one more (plus two more, etc.) than the field that finishes.

Schools with more than five members finishing the race shall have their five highest finishers’ scores count toward the team championship. Ties in team scoring shall be resolved by comparing the sixth runner’s score from each team. Uniform rules as set by the National Federation shall be enforced at the State Meet.

STARTING LINE: Each space recommended be a minimum of 2 meters wide. At the starting line, lanes will be left vacant when more lanes available than teams. Example: Lane spots available = 24 / Teams Competing = 20. Prior to drawing for team starting positions, the meet manager will pull out 4 positions such as lanes 4, 8, 12 and 16. Starting assignments would then be drawn and assigned in lanes 1-3 (lane 4 open), 5-7 (lane 8 open), 9-11 (lane 12 open), 13-15 (lane 16 open), 17-20.

USE OF GOLF CARTS, BICYCLES AND OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION AT THE COURSE shall be limited to officials and workers of the State Meet.

AWARDS: Trophies will be given to the top 5 teams in each of the four divisions. Individual plaques will be given to the top twenty runners in each of the four divisions plus individual plaques will be given to each member of the runner-up and championship team in each of the four divisions.

FAN PARKING: Parking within Lincoln Park will be limited to team buses and handicapped fans ONLY.  In order to reduce congestion around the park, fans are encouraged to park in the designated lots at the Alerus Center (1200 42nd Street South).  Busing will be provided to transport fans from the parking lots into the park for the races then back to the parking lots following each awards ceremony.

ADMISSION: Adults - $8.00 / Students - $5.00