FIYA Cross Country

Fall 2019

SIX (6) individual meets are now set to take place this 2019 Cross Country Season in FIYA! Schools may participate in as many as all 6 meets or as few as 1 meet as long as you register prior to the deadline. NEW! This year, similar to our Track & Field Program, we will be handling all meet registrations and finishing times via athletic.net! See details below on our 2019 meet dates and how to register for each meet. All other FIYA Cross Country Program rules, schedule of events, courses, divisions, scoring details, and other information can also be found below. Results from each meet will be posted online on athletic.net immediately following each meet, and we will also include links of finalized results to the right of this page throughout the season. 

 

 2019 CROSS COUNTRY MEETS / LOCATIONS: 

 MON, SEPTEMBER 9TH  Cross Country Registration for all meets open

FIRST MEET!  WEDS, SEPTEMBER 25TH  @ Edward Vincent Park 

 WEDS, OCTOBER 2ND  @ Kenneth Hahn State Park (The Bowl Loop) 

 WEDS, OCTOBER 9TH  @ Cheviot Hills Rec Center 

 WEDS, OCTOBER 16TH  @ Pan Pacific Park 

 WEDS, OCTOBER 23RD  @ Kenneth Hahn State Park (The Bowl Loop) 

 WEDS, OCTOBER 30TH  @ Edward Vincent State Park

 

 

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR EACH MEET: 

Tuesday @ 8PM (the night before the cross country meet)

*Click on the meet locations above to see addresses / view on google maps  

*All Course Maps can be found/downloaded with the links to the right 

*All other important info and FAQ on our Cross Country Program should be read below! 

 


 

 FIYA CROSS COUNTRY FAQ: 

 

 MEET REGISTRATION:  NEW!

Cross Country Registration will OPEN on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9.  For the 2019 season, Cross Country registration MUST be done through www.athletic.net (which is the same registration procedure we have used for Track & Field).  Unfortunately, your school will NOT be able to participate in FIYA Cross Country in 2019 if it does not register online through athletic.net.  AGAIN, THIS IS NEW FOR 2019! 


So if your school has NOT participated in a FIYA Track & Field meet the last two years, you will likely need to first create a free account at athletic.net.  See instructions below on how to create a free account.  

Once you create your account, you can then register for any of the FIYA Cross Country Meets. If you're unfamiliar with our registration process through athletic.net please see instructions below on how to register. 

 

 COST PER MEET: 

 $10 per athlete per member school and $12.50 per athlete per non-member school.  

Upon conclusion of the cross country season, FIYA will issue one invoice per school covering all meets that your school athletes participated.  Payment should be made after receipt of the invoice.

 

 OUR DIVISIONS / COURSES: 

Division 3 (4th Grade and Below): 1 Mile Course

Division 2 (6th Grade and Below): 1.5 Mile Course

Division (8th Grade and Below): 2 Mile Course

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: For each FIYA meet, all of our division races are held at the same locations, modified to their distances as distinguished above. To see/download course maps for each meet this season, please view the links to the right. The 2019 Cross Country season will consist of 6 meets, and the level of difficulty for our courses will increase from the first meet to the last. Note: We'll be having 2 meets at both Kenneth Hahn and Edward Vincent, and each meet at these locations will have a different course. Again, both course maps can be found to the right.

It's also important to note that FIYA Cross Country courses are moderately hilly, with Cheviot Hills being our 'flattest' course this season. All of our courses are designed to fit the ideal Cross Country standard but are also age appropriate and have been reviewed by Cross Country coaches. We've provided a brief breakdown/description of each course below to give a better idea of what to expect for your athletes. Note: The level of difficulty will vary depending on your athletes' training and experience. 

EDWARD VINCENT COURSE: Hilly Course, Home of the "Monster Hill" 

Community park with 55 acres of picnic areas, sport courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, playgrounds,  an amphitheater, and 3 parking lots located in Inglewood. A Moderate-to-Difficult course consisting of mostly hills and inclines. Course #1 (links to the right) refers to the course that we'll be running for our 1st meet of the season. Course #2 refers to the course we'll be running at the last meet of the season. Starts flat, on a trail the entire race, and depending on the age division, runners will be making 1-2 loops through the park. Contains what we call the "Monster Hill/Corner" which will only be used in the last meet of the season. 

KENNETH HAHN COURSE: The Bowl Loop, 'Traditional' Cross Country Course 

A traditional Cross Country experience, Kenneth Hahn is a beautiful LA park full of great trail running. For our course, we use "The Bowl Loop" which is located at the top half of the park (past the main entrance, follow the road all the way until you make it up the big hill). An Easy-to-Moderate course, The Bowl Loop has both flats and hills with a 48 ft. elevation gain all taking place on an actual trail. Course #1 (links to the right) refers to the course that we'll be running for our 2nd meet of the season which includes just The "Bowl Loop". Course #2 is a new variation that refers to the course we'll be running at the 5th meet of the season. Kenneth Hahn is a FIYA/fan favorite in our Cross Country program, and Fun Fact: The Bowl is where many movie/TV scenes have been filmed including the Teletubbies intro! Note: Parking is VERY limited where The Bowl is located, so most spectators will have to park in the lower lots and walk up the big hill to get to the course (See Parking Map in links on the right). 

CHEVIOT HILLS COURSE: Golf Course, Our Flattest Course and Mostly on Grass 

The Cheviot Hills Rec Center is a great Westside LA park full facilities and runs alongside the Rancho Park Golf Course. This is considered our flattest/ "easiest" meet of the season being an Easy-Moderate course that takes place mostly on grass with some road trails. This meet has the most changes in courses for our various age divisions. Aside from having the same starting and finish lines, Division 1 runs two full 1-mile loops back to start, Division 2 runs half the loop trail + one full loop back to start, and Division 3 runs one full 1-mile loop. This is a great "beginner's" course to Cross Country and is perfect for ALL of our elementary/middle school teams. This is typically our largest meet of the season. 

PAN PACIFIC PARK COURSE: NEW FOR 2019 SEASON! 

Pan Pacific Park, of Beverly Hills, is our newest addition to this year's Cross Country season and our course map for this meet is now posted with the links to the right! All 3 divisions will have the same starting and finish line with instructions on each division's specific course included on our map link (again, can be found on the right of this page). We'd like to thank last year's Cross Country coaches for taking the time to provide feedback on our XC program and for their new location recommendations like Pan Pacific Park that will enhance our season this year!  We look forward to competing at this new course. 

 

 OUR GENERAL / TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

4PM: Coaches/Volunteers' Meeting

Following Coaches' Meeting: Division 3 Races (Boys then Girls)

Following D3 Races: Division 2 Races (Boys then Girls)

Following D2 Races / Last Races: Division 1 Races (Boys then Girls) 

We use a stagger start for each division. Boys start first and then the girls start a few minutes after the boys take off.

 

 HOW WE SCORE: 

All meets have a team competition as well as an individual competition. **Meaning, individuals can still compete regardless if their school has enough runners to qualify as a team.**  

  • For the team competition: Your school must have at least 3 runners per division per gender to qualify.  For every three teams participating, we will award a team plaque.  We will award a maximum of 5 team plaques.
    • The team winner is determined by adding up the top 3 place finishers from the school and the lowest total number wins.  
    • In the case of a tie, we use the 4th runner from the team to break the tie.  
    • For example: School A has the 1st, 10th and 20th finisher and School B has the 8th, 11th and 12th finisher.  Both schools have 31 points.  School A did not have a 4th runner and School B had a 4th runner finish 25th.  In this scenario, School B would be the team winner.
  • For the individual competition: We award medals to the top runners in each gender division.
    • For every 5 runners, there is a medal place awarded.  
    • For example, if there are 25 runners total in a race, there are 5 medals awarded to the top 5 finishers in that gender division.
  • Seasonal Champion competition for Division 1 onlyNEW! Starting with the 2019 FIYA Cross Country Season, we crown an official Girls Division 1 and Boys Division 1 Cross Country Champion upon the conclusion of the season. To qualify, a school must participate in at least 50% of the FIYA Cross Country meets during a season. Your team must finish in the top 5 team scores. This will be based on accumulating points at ANY FIVE of the SIX FIYA cross country meets (or as otherwise determined based on the number of meets offered in that particular season).
    • For D-1 Girls and D-1 Boys, your school's team will earn points if you finish in the Top 5 Team Scores of your Division at each meet as follows: 
      • 5th Place - 1 point 

        4th Place - 2 points 

        3rd Place - 3 points 

        2nd Place - 4 points 

        1st Place - 5 points 

    • If there is a tie in team scores with multiple teams for a top five finish, we will add the point totals and divide by the number of tied teams.  By way of example, if two schools tie for 2nd and 3rd place, we add the points (4 + 3) and divide by 2 so each team will be awarded 3.5 points.  
    • There is a maximum number of cross country meets for which a school team can earn points during a cross country season. The maximum number is the total number of FIYA cross country meets offered in a season minus one. In other words, if FIYA offers 5 cross country meets in a season, a school team can earn points in its four best meets (we drop the lowest score if the school team competed in all 5 meets).
    • If there is a tie in accumulated points upon conclusion of the cross country season with multiple teams, the tiebreaker will be the team that competes in the MOST FIYA cross country meets in the season wins.  If the tiebreaker does not resolve the champion, there will be co-champions.

 


 

 MEET REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS  - Please Read

In order to ensure that your school's Cross Country team is familiar with how FIYA conducts its XC meets, please make sure that your coaches carefully read the information above. To understand our program, rules, and how to register, it is very important that XC coaches read all our information. This serves as a checklist of sorts: 

1.  Please read the dates above for our 2019 season and our FIYA Cross Country FAQ on our meets.

2.  Once you've read through that, you are ready to actually register for each FIYA Cross Country meet that your school team desires to participate.  Cross Country registration for the 2019 season is being handled through Athletic.net.  Assuming your school does not already have an account with Athletic.Net, the FIYA Cross Country registration process becomes a two part process:  The first part is to create a free account and the second part (after you receive an email and confirm activation) is to actually register for each FIYA XC meet your school desire to participate.

 

A.  CREATE A FREE ATHLETIC.NET ACCOUNT

  • Go to www.athletic.net
  • *IMPORTANT NOTE: Creating a free account needs to be done AT LEAST ONE WEEK prior to date of the XC meet. 
  • Click "Create Free Account"
  • Complete information and click "Next Step"
  • Click "Coach/Event Director"
  • Click "Find Team" and a Find-Your-Team pop up box should appear.  In the pop up box, do the following:  Select "Cross Country, select "Middle School" and select "California" and then type in your school name.  Assuming that your school has never created an account before, you should then be able to click "Add Your Team".
  • (This step is somewhat repetitive) - For Select Team Type - click Middle School; For School Info - complete all boxes and for State/Region, be sure to select "CA:  Los Angeles"; For Select League, Division - nothing needs to be put here; For Contact Info - enter information along with password and phone and then Click Submit Request.  
  • After submitting information to create a free account, you will receive a confirmation email in 1-2 days.
  • Now your account is verified and ready to register for any specific FIYA Cross Country Meets. See Next Step below. 

 

B.  REGISTER FOR FIYA TRACK MEET(S)

  • After Creating an Account, Go to www.athletic.net
  • Upper right hand corner, click log in and enter log in information
  • Type "FIYA" into the search bar and you should be able to find the various FIYA Cross Country Meets scheduled for that particular season. (NOTE: FIYA Meets will not show up until September 9th to regsiter) 
  • Click the meet you wish to register. Please note the registration deadline for the meet as listed on athletic.net. (Tuesday @ 8PM the day before the meet
  • Again, the cost for each FIYA Track & Field Meet is $12.50 per athlete of a non-member school and $10 per athlete of a member school. No payment is needed until the conclusion of the Cross Country season when FIYA will send your school an invoice. 

 

 

2018 Cross Country Season

 

The 2018 Cross Country Season is in the books! 

    
  

 

 

Congratulations to the following runners / schools for having the

Top Times of the 2018 FIYA Cross Country Season: 

 

Thank you so much to all of our coaches, spectators, schools, and student-athlete participants for making this season such a blast.

 

We want to take this time to give A HUGE SHOUT OUT to all of our schools and student-athletes who

participated in the 2018 FIYA Cross Country Season, you guys rocked! 

American Martyrs School 

City Charter School

Corpus Christi

Culver City Middle School 

Environmental Charter 

Episcopal School Los Angeles

Equitas Academy

Good Shephard School

Holy Trinity School - San Pedro

Intellectual Virtues Academy

KIPP LA

Larchmont Charter - LaFayette Park

Larchmont Charter - Selma

Magnolia Public Schools

New West Charter

Notre Dame Academy Elementary School

Para Los Ninos

Pilgrim School

Santa Monica Speed Academy

St. Anastasia School

St. Brendan School

St. Felicitas & Perpetua School

St. Jerome School

St. Mark School 

Visitation School 

WISH Charter
 

And a special thank you to our race day "Rabbits" from Culver City High School's Cross Country Team!