Race Times and Sizes
7:15am Packet Pick-up Opens and Course Open for Warm-ups
8:35am Course Closes for Warm-ups
8:45am Boys Meet of Champions Race (~ 150-200 athletes)
9:15am Girls Meet of Champions Race (~ 150-200 athletes)
10:15am USTAF GA Jr. Olympic XC Championships ( 800 athletes)
10:15am Girls ages 7-8 2000m
10:30am Boys ages 7-8 2000m
11am Girls ages 9-10 3000m
11:00am Boys ages 9-10 3000m
12pm Girls ages 11-12 3000m
12:30am Boys ages 11-12 3000m
1 pm Girls ages 13-14 4000m
1:30pm Boys ages 13-14 4000m
2:00pm Girls & Boys ages 15-18 combined with Open/Masters 5000m
We are excited to host the 3rd Annual USATF Georgia HS XC Meet of Champions.
The Meet of Champions events (track and field meet in May and cross country meet in November) are a part of USA Track and Field Georgia's Youth TrackTown initiative to showcase the talent and accomplishments of Georgia's youth track and field and cross country athletes and programs.
The competition will be run in conjunction with the USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.
When: Saturday, Nov 10: 8:45am Boys, 9:15am girls 9:45am Awards to follow the girls race.
Where: Heritage Christian Church (Starrs Mill home course)- Large venue, great footing/scenic, spectator friendly
2130 Redwine Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215, just outside of Peachtree City, GA
The top 18-20 boys teams and top 18-20 girls teams in the state of Georgia
Each team can enter up to 10 runners
1st place team from each of the 8 classifications will automatically get an invitation (8 teams)
The Next best 10-12 teams will be invited /selected based on selection criteria created by the Coaches on the selection committee
If any of those teams decline, we may extend an invitation to the next highest performing team, we dont necessarily have to have 18-20 teams.
Top 2 Individuals who are not on winning teams across all 8 classifications will get automatic invitations (16 runners)
The next best 9-14 individuals not on selected teams will be invited based on selection criteria used by selection committee. Performances will be based on the end of the season performances, not just 1 meet.
If any of those individuals decline, we may extend an invitation to the next highest performing individual, but we dont necessarily have to have 25-30 individuals
150-170 runners on the line for each race: ( 126-140 runners from the top 20 teams + 25-30 individuals who are not on teams)
Teams must compete as Club teams; these do not need to be official USATF clubs; They do not compete for their high school; Your club Name can be School Name + Track Club e.g Central High becomes Central Track Club.
Teams must be from the same high schools, no all-star teams
We will follow GHSA rules regarding post season competition, including athletes will not wear their high school uniforms; Teams should try to wear similar uniforms
Continuing on the USATF Junior Olympics XC Meet series
If runners or team want to continue on to run USATF Junior Olympics, they must have a USATF membership & birth verification; they must register in the USATF-GA Association championship race and pay entry fee. (they will not need to compete twice, Meet of champions race will be the only race they need to run that day)
Top 10 individuals;
Top 3 teams - each member of top 3 teams - get Meet of Champions medal
All athletes invited and who race will receive exclusive Meet of Champions souvenir
Cost to Enter
No cost to teams nor to individuals, USATF Georgia is covering the cost to promote this meet. Georgia XC Meet of Champions - November 10, 2018
Entry Procedures and timeline:
Sunday- email goes out to all invitees with passcode to the race
Sunday/ Monday- coaches decline or accept
Monday at 7pm, the next wave of invites go out based on the number of declines. If spots free up, additional invites to teams/individuals on the "watch lie" will go out.
Meet entries on Milesplit open Close Thursday Nov 8 at 11am
Go to Meet of Champions Milesplit Page and use your Milesplit account to enter your team or individuals. your team name will be high school + Track Club, unless you send in a different team name.
Logistics and Coaches Packet:
Parking: There are 2 main lots with paved parking spots with 900 parking spaces There are 2 overflow lots- one gravel and one grass; USATF-GA volunteers will be directing parents into lot.
There is a USATF- GA Jr. Olympic Georgia XC Championships immediately after the Meet of Champions.
Packet Pick up: is in front of the brick building
Two Tent Areas:
High School Meet Of Champions: tents and teams will be in the wooded section between the finish line and starting line
Volunteers will be around to point you in the right direction. set up between the start and finish line This allows high school teams to exit that area without disrupting any of the youth races
USATF-GA Youth Teams: tents and teams will go parallel to the finish line and basketball courts Open Field for spectators: there are no tents to be set-up in the finish / awards field.
Bathrooms: there will be plenty of portable toilets
The bathrooms at the start line are intended for athletes who are about to start their race and coaches.
The buildings are not open to any athlete or spectators.
The starting area is roped off for coaches and athletes only, please help us keep spectators/parents out of this area as we begin to get ready to start the races.
Uniforms: matching singlet or tops for each team are encourage but not required. Shorts do not need to match.
We will be using timing chips for the races. The chips need to be handed to the runner that they have been assigned to and placed on their shoe using the zip tie.
Please remind them to make sure that the zip tie is on correctly and does not simply slip back off.
If a chip is lost it will cost $20 per chip, the timing company will contact you for the lost chips.
As they cross the finish line we will have volunteers cutting the chips off and returning them to the timing company.
If a runner has zipped the tie too tight on their shoe string the workers will cut a shoe string to remove the chip.
Lastly, if you have runners that did not race, be sure to return those chips to the timing table as well. If not returned your team will be assessed $20 per chip.
As we receive the results, announcements will be made and they will be posted on the big blue board by the awards area.
Please check the results as soon as possible so that if any corrections need to be made we can make them early before the awards ceremony.
Award Ceremony at Approximate 9:45am:
Will be held after the final race. No awards will be given out prior to the ceremony. The order of the awards will be the same as the athletes raced in.
Please make sure to check the results prior to the awards ceremony to make sure no corrections need to be made. Once the ceremony is started the results are final.
Concessions: we will have concessions stands selling beverages and light snacks.
During the races we may opt to play music and many of your athletes may provide their own music as well. Please talk to the athletes about taking into consideration the loudness, content and subject matter of the music.
The meet takes place on church property that they are graciously allowing us to use. We are just asking that the music choices show a sense of respect to the church members, the spectators and the neighborhoods that are nearby.
Starting Box Assignments:
Teams will be in alphabetical order based on high school team name (copy given out at packet pick-up)
Individuals will be assigned to boxes next to the teams