as of June 21, 2018
We plan to have five (5) cross country meets in the Fall 2018. Once dates and locations are finalized we will post them.
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.