2nd Annual Nike Panther XC Invitational 2013

Fayetteville, GA

Meet Information

LIVE Results - ptgrouponline.com/Live/2013/XC/Panthers/

Course map

Beautiful course with wide grass and bark trials, encircling a lake; the course is mostly flat with a few rolling hills near the end; the 200 ft wide start, long starting and finishing areas, course layout, make for a spectator friendly viewing.
It is a fast course. It is slightly down hill to flat for a 1 mile then a few honest hills back to the starting line + a 2nd loop around the lake and back to the finish line
Top 5 boys times from this past year:
1 Brad Hort 15:13
2 Sidney Speir 15:35
3 Brandon Cromer 15:55
4 Owen Bailey 16:01
5 Matthew Nix 16:04
Top 5 girls times this past year:
1 Kathryn Foreman 17:47
2 Lindy Long 18:23
3 Alex Cameron 18:42
4 MacKenzie Nail 19:00
5 Hailey Gollnick 19:18

Schedule: (assuming 30 teams, Alternative Schedule for larger field size is below)
6:30 am Packet Pick-up Opens and Course Open for Warm-ups
7:50 am Course Closes for Warm-ups
8:00 am Varsity Girls (10 runners)
8:30 am Varsity Boys (10 runners)
9:00 am JV Girls (unlimited)
9:30 am JV Boys (unlimited)
10:00 am Freshman, Middle School/Open (unlimited)
10:30 am Awards

Awards: We be continuous, usually, 30 minutes after the race finishes

Timing:
Perfect Timing Group is contracted to do timing this year. Each athlete will have a race number and a shoe chip. We will remove the shoe chip before they leave the finish chute. All shoe chips not returned will be charged to the school of the runner. Results will be posted on www.ga.milesplit.com and www.ptgrouponline.com later on Saturday.

***All runners must be register online to receive shoe chips. No shoe chip = No official time.

Entries and Field Sizes:
We expect 30-40 teams. Last year we had 1100 athlete and 30 teams. The starting line and course can handle 300+ runners per race.
However, if the field sizes get too large, we will add races to ensure it is a good racing experience for the athletes.
We will add a varsity girls race and a boys race and split into a Varsity Championship Division (top 20+ teams) and Varsity Division ( Next Fast 20+ teams); Similarly add a JV boys race
We need to know who many athletes you are entering in each race (not names, just the count)- please email by Tuesday, September 3rd , by NOON to donlivingston@bellsouth.net
See below for alternative schedule

Entry Fee:
$150 per girls team only or $150 per boys team only;
$250 per combined girls & boys teams
$20 per individual entry not a part of a team
Make checks out to Finish Line Booster Club
Mail to: Starrs Mill High School
Attn: Chris Kesterson
193 Panther Path
Fayetteville, GA 30215

Admission Fee: $5 per spectator, collected as you drive into park; Coaches/teachers free with GHSA ID s

Awards:
Varsity Races
Individual Medals for the Top 20 runners
Team Trophy for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams
Team Medals for each varsity runner on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams

JV Races
Individual Medals for the Top 20 runners
Team Trophy for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams
Team Medals for each varsity runner on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams (limited to the top 10 runners)

Freshman/ Middle School/ Open Race
Individual Medals for the Top 10 runners
Team Trophy for the 1st, and 2nd place teams
Team Medals for each varsity runner on the 1st, and 2nd place teams (limited to the top10 runners)

Excellent facilities for athletes and spectators
77 acres, 2 entrances for easy traffic flow
900 parking spots, special bus parking area, plus overflow parking
Plenty of areas for team tents (shaded or in the sun)
Plenty places for warm-up by the course or paved paths
Plenty of portable restrooms near team team/ warm up area and separate one inside the start area
Medic/ Training tent
Course is very spector friendly/ go down by the lake and see athlete run by
Hospitality Tent/ Drinks for all coaches
Concessions available
Custom Nike-Panther XC Invitational T-shirts available for purchase;
Course markers every 200m on the course + additional Clock at the 1 mile marker
Finish Chute and large clock at the line

Courtesy Rules:
If your athlete must stop in walk during the race, we will ask them to step off the course and not finish.
We will stop the automatic timing at 30 minutes. If you have an athlete running slower than 30 minutes, they will not get placed in the results and the coach will need to secure their time.
For the Freshman/ middle school/Open race, we will run the clock for a few additional minutes.

Alternative Schedule if the Fields get large:
6:30 am Packet Pick-up Opens and Course Open for Warm-ups
7:50 am Course Closes for Warm-ups
8:00 am Championship Division Varsity Girls (10 runners)
8:30 am Championship Division Varsity Boys (10 runners)
9:00 am Varsity Girls (10 runners)
9:30 am Varsity Boys (10 runners)
10:00 am JV Boys Championships Division- same schools as Varsity (unlimited)
10:30 am JV Girls (unlimited)
11:00 am JV Boys (unlimited)
11:30 am Freshman, Middle School/Open (unlimited)
Awards: are continuous, usually, 30 minutes after the race finishes

Directions to the XCHC- XC Course at Hertiage Christian Church
2 miles from Starrs Mill High School, down Redwine Road

Registration help:
http://www.milesplit.us/pages/Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions
Note that these instructions are on the US Portal and you will have to return to your state site to actually find your team and enter the meet.

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