Cross Country Rules -


2. DIVISIONS

2.1 - Athletes shall be allowed to participate in the following divisions.

         6th Grade Boys

         7th Grade Boys

         8th Grade Boys

         6th Grade Girls

         7th Grade Girls

         8th Grade Girls

3. MEETS

3.1 - Races shall start promptly at 4:00pm.

3.2 - A school’s team is allowed unlimited runners in every division with the first 5 runners being counted toward official team scoring.

3.3 - All races prior to league finals shall be longer in distance than the race before it. 

3.4 - Course maps should be emailed and/or available the day of the meet.

* Emailing digital copies of the course map is preferable.

3.5 – Meets will be run in grade order as described in the schedule of meets;      The boys division will be run first for each grade with the girls division following 2-3 minutes thereafter.

4. SCORING 

4.1 - Schools who do not host a meet are responsible for the scoring and distribution of results (As shown in the SCHEDULE OF MEETS section).

* Emailing results via email is preferred, though hard copies are acceptable.

4.2 - Each division shall only score the TOP 5 runners from each school.

4.3 - Every runner who finishes a race must stay in the order they finished until their athlete tag has been removed or their name has been recorded at the finisher’s table.

4.4 - In the event of a tie score between two or more teams, the 6thrunner who finishes from the tied teams will be counted toward the scoring to help break the tie.

*(If one team does not have a 6th runner than the team with at least 6 runners wins the tie)

4.5 - Incomplete Teams (IC) are teams that have fewer than 5 runners that finish a race.

*(i.e. four 6th grade girls from one school would be considered an incomplete team)

4.6 - Scoring will be calculated by adding up the places of the first 5 runners on complete teams for each division. The 6th and 7th runners shall displace other runners that score for other teams.

4.7 - The winner for each division is decided by the lowest score between all of the complete teams.

4.8 - Runners above the 7th place finisher for complete teams (i.e. the 8thand above finisher from a team) shall not displace scorers on other complete teams.

4.9 – Runners on incomplete teams shall displace runners from other complete teams.

4.10 - An incomplete team cannot beat a complete team, but incomplete teams can beat other incomplete teams.

(i.e. If two incomplete teams have four runners finish, then the lowest total wins. Also, a team of 4 beats a team of three, etc., regardless of places.)

5. RESULTS

5.1 – Each coach/team is responsible for having tags for their own runners.

5.2 - The size of a runners nametag shall be no larger than 1” x 4” inches.

         *AVERY- 5961 White Mailing Labels are the preffered label

5.3 - The athletes tag shall include the following


    
LAST NAME,       FIRST NAME        

     SCHOOL         GRADE       GENDER

*It is recommended that the nametag also have a colored stripe of the schools primary color/s. In the case of similar school colors, an alternative color or a small symbol to help differentiate the tag will help with scoring and identifying your schools runners after results have been posted.

5.4 - The minimum distance of a race shall not be less than 1.0 miles

5.5 - Each race prior to league finals shall be longer than it’s previous race.

5.6 - Copies of official results for each race shall be available no later than the following meet.

 

6. LEAGUE FINALS

6.1 - The VAL finals race shall be no less than 2.0 miles

6.2 - Finishers in the top 10 will get awards immediately at the conclusion of their race

         Places 1-3 will get medals

         Places 4-10 will get ribbons

 

7. SECTION MEET (SILICON VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIPS)

7.1 - This meet is usually run and organized by the Campbell/Los Gatos section.

7.2 - It is generally contested with the TOP 7 competitors in each division on your team.