Additional InformationThe Fulton County Public High School Cross Country meet will be held Saturday, September 22nd starting at 8:00 AM at Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Hwy, Milton GA 30004.
RACE SCHEDULE: The race schedule will be as follows:
Girls JV 8:00 AM
Boys JV 8:45 AM
Girls V 9:30 AM
Boys V 10:15 AM
Awards 11:15 AM
PARKING: PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS OF PARKING VOLUNTEERS!
Coaches & Buses: Direct your buses to enter the school property from Freemanville Rd. We will have a designated bus unloading area FROM FREEMANVILLE ROAD ONLY near the tent area. If your bus enters the school property from Birmingham Highway, then the bus must unload in the bus unloading area in the main Milton parking lot. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FROM THE PARKING VOLUNTEERS. After unloading, all buses will park in the designated bus parking area (see map); teams will walk to the buses for departure from the meet.
Coaches: Please inform your parents to enter Milton HS from Birmingham Road, and direct buses to enter from Freemanville Rd. This will reduce congestion for all vehicles.
Spectators: To reduce congestion near the course start area, spectators should enter the school property from Birmingham Highway. There is NO parking, stopping or unloading for private cars near the course start area. There is adequate parking for spectators in the main Milton HS parking lots and the adjacent Northwestern Middle School parking lots. ADMISSION: There will be a $5 admission fee for individuals/$10 family max (2 or more) and it will be collected at 2 tables adjacent to the course start area. All admission fees will go to the maintenance of the Milton HS cross country trail AND the development and construction of the cross country trail at Cambridge High School. Donations will also be accepted!
TENT SET UP: All teams are requested to set up tents (camp) in the area adjacent to the course, west of the start line area right next to the 1000 & 3000m markers adjacent to the fenced-off retention pond area (see attached map).
REGISTRATION is online at www.gatfxc.com on the meet page.
You can only run 7 varsity athletes for each boys and girls varsity race and you can decide on race day which 7 athletes that will be from your complete roster of registered athletes. All other athletes will run in the JV races. There is no "OPEN" race being contested. Entry deadlines and changes to entries close on Sept 19th at 11:59 pm. Get your entries in!
The course is three loops, approx 5000m in length. First loop is 1000m, followed by two loops of 2000m each. Each 1000m and each mile is marked with permanent marker post on the right hand side of the course. The course is 99% off-road with three road crossings of 10m each and four wooden bridge crossings of 5m each. NOTE: the bridges may and are often slippery so please inform your runners to be careful when running across the bridges!! The course consists of grass, bark-chip, gravel, dirt, and soft pine needle trails. A course map will be in your race packet. It is very spectator-friendly, with viewing of the race start, 1000m mark, two-mile split, 3000m mark and the finish from the main field. New for 2012: the road crossings will have padded mats over the road surface!! Course map attached and available at www.miltonxc.org
AWARDS: ALL awards will be presented at the awards ceremony at approx. 11:15 am and will be the same as in the past, JV races: Top-2 teams will receive a trophy, top-14 individuals will receive medals (1st & 2nd team JV all-county) and the JV race winner will also receive a trophy. Varsity races: Top-3 teams will receive a trophy, top-21 (1st, 2nd & 3rd teams all-county) will receive medals and the top-3 individuals will receive a trophy.
Best All-Around Program Award will again be presented to the 1st place school with scoring as follows in all 4 races, JV and Varsity Boys & Girls, to determine the awardee:
Team 1st place-3pts
Team 2nd place-2pts
Team 3rd place-1pt
Team 1st place-5pts
Team 2nd place-3pts
Team 3rd place-2pts
Team 4th place-1pt
Best All-Around Program Award Tie Breaking Procedure:
The tie breaking criteria for the Best Overall Program Award will be as follows and will be used in the order listed:
1) Lowest total adjusted score in the 2 varsity races
If still tied, 2) Lowest total adjusted score in the 2 JV races
If still tied, 3) Lowest total placement of each schools 6th runner in each of the varsity races.
If still tied, 4) Lowest total placement of each schools 7th runner in each of the varsity races.
If still tied, 5) Lowest total placement of each schools 6th runner in each of the JV races.
If still tied, 6) Lowest total placement of each schools 7th runner in each of the JV races.
7) Same criteria as number 6 (six) listed above except for the lowest total for the 8th runners in the JV races, and if still tied the 9th runners and if still tied the 10th runners and so on until the tie is broken. If one school does not have a runner to counter the other school's runner, then they lose this tiebreaker by default.
8) Heck, if it's still tied after all that, we'll flip a coin.
PACKET PICK UP FOR SCHOOLS, which will contain bib numbers/chips and instructions, will be at the information tent adjacent to the start line beginning at 7:00 am. Extra safety pins and chip "ties" will also be available at the information tent.
COACHES MEETING will take place at 7:40 am at the start line at which time a box draw will be held. Each school will start in their drawn box for all 4 races of the meet. If not present at the meeting your school will be assigned a starting box.
TIMING & RESULTS: This will be a chip-timed race by the PT Timing Group so make sure you inform all your athletes to turn the chips in at the end of the race or your school will be charged for each one not returned. ALL runners will be timed and scored so enter all of your athletes in the meet. We will have extra zip-ties for timing chips to attach to the runners shoes and extra safety pins at the information tent available to all teams. JV races have no limit on participants.
ENTRY FEE: $225 per school. Make check payable to Milton XC Booster Club. Mail it to:
Milton High Schools
Attn: Paul Supik /Cross Country
13025 Birmingham Hwy
Milton, GA 30004
Please bring entry fee payment if you have not already paid before meet day. We will have a list of schools that we have not received entry fees and expect payment that morning.
We will be using USA Track and Field officials for clerking, starting, and umpiring on the course and to verify/backup results tabulation.
There will be t-shirts for sale from Eagle Sportz and there will also be a concession area to purchase snacks and drinks.
Fleet Feet will also be on site with shoes, spikes and running apparel from Nike available for sale.
Teams/Schools Invited: Alpharetta, Banneker, Cambridge, Centennial, Chattahoochee, John's Creek, Langston-Hughes, Milton, North Springs, Northview, Riverwood, Roswell, Tri-Cities, and Westlake.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Information will be passed along to all the schools in their race number/chip packets upon packet pickup. Thanks for your support in hosting the Fulton County Public School Championship at a Fulton County site for the first time in more than 13 years.
Head Cross Country Coach
Milton High School