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. See our other Cross Country Program rules, schedule of events, scoring details, and other information below. Results from each meet will be posted with the links to the right throughout the season.
2019 CROSS COUNTRY MEETS / LOCATIONS:
FIRST MEET! WEDS, SEPTEMBER 25TH @ Edward Vincent Park
WEDS, OCTOBER 2ND @ Kenneth Hahn State Park
WEDS, OCTOBER 9TH @ Cheviot Hills Rec Center
WEDS, OCTOBER 16TH @ Pan Pacific Park
WEDS, OCTOBER 23RD @ Kenneth Hahn State Park
WEDS, OCTOBER 30TH @ Edward Vincent State Park
*See XC Master Calender to the right for more important 2019 season dates!
FIYA CROSS COUNTRY FAQ:
OUR 3 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
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.
- 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 only: NEW! 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 FOUR of the FIVE 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.