Cross Country
Cross Country

 

Weekly Announcements

August
29




CROSS COUNTRY EXAM RESULTS
High School and Middle/Junior High coaches can view their exam results by logging into the school coach’s page. Coaches should review exam questions missed in preparation for the season.

NO OUTSIDE COMPETITION PERMITTED
Beginning September 6 members of the school cross country team (grades 7-12) may not participate in non-school sponsored races. This includes road races, fun runs, fundraising races and any race where there are places and time kept. Outside competition Rule 22 states: “A student who is a member of a school athletic squad effective Tuesday following Labor Day through Friday preceding Memorial Day may not participate as a member of an outside team or as an independent competitor in the same sport.” Generally color runs do not have places or time is not kept, so they would be permitted. Cancer walks, again because there is no time kept and no places also would be permitted during the season of sport.

UNATTACHED RUNNERS-NOT PERMITTED
Several calls have come in asking about runners participating as “unattached” at member school cross country meets. This is not permitted. If a student is not a member of a school team, they cannot participate in a member school athletic event. This includes cross country meets. Only students who are members of another member or approved schools cross country team may run in races for other member schools.

2016 REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY MEETS
The date for the regional Cross Country meets is Saturday, October 22, 2016. Regional meets will be permitted to start in the morning. This is an ACT testing date so students should be aware there will be a conflict and select another testing date. Regional assignments will not be available until after classifications are completed (September 20 is count day).
ACT testing dates for this school year are:
September 10, 2016
October 22, 2016
December 10, 2016
February 11, 2017
April 8, 2017
June 10, 2017

Regional cross country sites and hosts will not be known until at the earliest September 29 after classifications are released by noon on September 26.

RUN-OUTS
After being called to the starting line at a cross country meet for the starters final instructions, all members of Team A run away from the starting line for a team cheer. The starter warns the team that if any further runouts occur before the start, those involved will be disqualified for unacceptable conduct.

RULING: Illegal procedure. Once teams have been called to the starting line by the starter for final instruction, no further run-outs shall be permitted. Any second violation shall result in disqualification. (NFHS Rule 9-4-4)

[Previous Weeks]

 

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Current Champions Current Champions

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Olathe-East

Overland Park-St. Thomas Aquinas

Maize South

Hugoton

St. John

Beloit-St. John's

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Lawrence Free State

Overland Park-St. Thomas Aquinas

Maize South

Hugoton

Bennington

Goessel


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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