2017 State Cross Country Meet


October 28, 2017 11:45 am - October 28, 2017 5:00 pm

The 39th Annual Girls State Cross Country Meet and the 57th Annual Boys State Cross Country Meet will be held on Saturday, October 28th in Valley City at Bjornson Golf Course, with Mike Schultz as manager:  mike.schultz@k12.nd.us

Separate meets will be held for the Class A boys and girls teams as well as the Class B boys and girls teams.  The Class A girls event will begin at 11:00 a.m., the Class A boys event will begin at 11:45 a.m. Awards will immediately follow the completion of the Class A races. The Class B girls event will start at 2:00 p.m. and the Class B boys event will start at 2:45 p.m. with awards ceremony for the Class B races immediately following the two races. Both the boys and the girls will run a 5000 meter course. Provisions will be made to walk the course at 9:00 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 Class 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 there are more lanes available than teams. Example: Lane spots available = 24 / Teams Competing = 20. Prior to drawing for team starting posi¬tions, 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.  Pets are not allowed on the state tournament course except for documented service animals.

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.

ADMISSION: Adults - $8.00 / Students - $5.00