as of October 17, 2018
We have ONE LAST Open Invitational Cross Country Meet for the Fall 2018 Season!
Registration is open for OUR LAST MEET to all Los Angeles elementary and middle school athletes, 3rd - 8th grade.
Information on our last meet can be found below.
September 25 at Edward Vincent Park in Inglewood (700 Warren Lane) October 2nd at Kenneth Hahn State Park in Los Angeles (4100 South La Cienega Blvd) October 9 at Hollydale Regional Park in South Gate (5400 Monroe Avenue) October 16 at Edward Vincent Park in Inglewood (700 Warren Lane)
October 23 at Cheviot Hills Recreation Park in Los Angeles (2551 Motor Avenue) @ 4PM
CHECK OUT THIS MEET'S FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AT: facebook.com/events/2144645275801689/ to access all the details on the park, spectator parking, meeting area, course maps, and show us you're "attending"!
**PLEASE GO TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE CROSS COUNTRY MEETS AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE**
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)
Next: Division 2 Races (Boys then Girls)
Last Race: 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.
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
If you post anything from our meets on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #FIYAcrosscountry so we can see and share your posts!