Cross Country 2018

as of August 24, 2018

We plan to have five (5) cross country meets in the Fall 2018.  All of the meets are on Tuesdays, starting at 4 pm as follows:

September 25 at Edward Vincent Park in Inglewood (700 Warren Lane)

October 2 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)


As a reminder, FIYA runs three different courses at its meets:  Division 3 athletes run a 1 mile course, Division 2 athletes run a 1.5 mile course and Division 1 athletes run a 2 mile course.  Generally, our meets start at 4 pm with a coaches meeting.  Upon conclusion of the coaches meeting, we start with Division 3, then Division 2 and lastly Division 1.  We use a stagger start for each division as the boys start first and then the girls starts a few minutes after the boys depart.

Division 3 is for athletes in grades 4 OR BELOW, Division 2 is for athletes in grades 6 OR BELOW and Division 1 is for athletes in grades 8 or below.  All of our meets have a team competition as well as an individual competition.  For the team competition, each 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.