Sep 15
Team Entry Reports Posted for 8th Winding Trails XC Invitational

The Team Entry reports for the 8th Winding Trails XC Invitational at the Winding Trails facility in Farmington CT starting at 9:00am on Saturday, September 21, 2019 are available on the Meet Reports page at the meet website for coaches who made on-time entries.

  1. Reminder to parents of athletes and spectators attending the meet that there is a $5.00 per car fee for entering the Winding Trails facility.
  2. Please address any meet administration questions to: Keith Garbart at keith@windingtrails.org. Please include your school name and contact phone number in all correspondence.
  3. Please make sure to make your entry fee payment as soon as possible.

Reminders for Day of Meet:

  • Every school that entered the meet is entailed to have a varsity team (consisting of 7 runners) and a J.V. Team (unlimited entries).
  • On meet day, coaches will run only 7 VARSITY ATHLETES for the Boys and Girls Varsity Races.
  • All other non-varsity high school athletes can run in the JV races. You may run an unlimited number of athletes in the non-varsity races.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Coaches can substitute a preferred Varsity athlete with an athlete listed from their JV entries 30-minutes prior to the start of their race.
  • The coach must assign each athlete their correct bib number and race chip.
Sep 15
Team Entry Reports Posted for 9th Connecticut River Valley Invitational

The Team Entry reports for the 9th Connecticut River Valley Invitational starting at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Cromwell HS are available on the Meet Reports page at the meet website for coaches who have completed their event entries by the entry deadline.

  1. Do not send any emails for scratching athletes from the meet.
  2. Please address any meet questions to: Doug McGough at email Address: dmcgough@cromwell.k12.ct.us. Please include your school name and contact phone number in all correspondence.
  3. On race day, run only 7 VARSITY ATHLETES for the Boys and Girls Varsity Races. All other non-varsity high school athletes can run in the JV races. There is no need to decide who runs in which race until race day since everyone receives a chip. You may run an unlimited number of athletes in the non-varsity races.
Sep 15
Team Entry Reports Posted for 32nd Going to the Sun Cross-Country Invitational

The Team Entry reports for the 32nd Going to the Sun Cross-Country Invitational at Coginchaug Regional HS, slated for a 3:45m start on Thursday, September 19, 2019 are available on the Meet Reports page at the meet website for coaches who have completed their event entries by the entry deadline.

  1. Do not send any emails for scratching athletes from the meet.
  2. Please address any further event entry and meet administration questions to: Dave Bellemare at djb06422@comcast.net . Please include your School Name and contact phone number in all correspondence.
  3. On race day, run only 7 VARSITY ATHLETES for the Boys and Girls Varsity Races. All other non-varsity high school athletes can run in the JV races. There is no need to decide who runs in which race until race day since everyone receives a chip. You may run an unlimited number of athletes in the non-varsity races.
  4. Please make sure to make your entry fee payment as soon as possible.
Sep 11
Final Team Entry Reports Posted for 31st Wilton XC Invitational

The Team Entry reports for the 31st Wilton XC Invitational scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Allen's Meadow, Wilton, CT are available on the Meet Reports page at the meet website for coaches who have completed their Athletic.net event entries by the entry deadline.

  1. Do not send any emails for scratching athletes from the meet.
  2. Please address any meet event entry questions to: Thom Jacobs of Paynes Corner Timing at: twj@paynescornertiming.com . Please include meet name, your school name and contact phone number in all correspondence
  3. Please address all meet administration questions to: Jim Gerweck at zgerweck@optonline.net as soon as possible. Please include your School Name and contact phone number in all correspondence.
    If you forgot to enter an athlete then make sure to include athlete's First Name, Last Name and Grade.
  4. On race day, run only 10 VARSITY ATHLETES for the Boys and Girls Varsity Races. All other non-varsity high school athletes can run in the JV races. There is no need to decide who runs in which race until race day since everyone receives a chip. You may run an unlimited number of athletes in the non-varsity races.
  5. Coaches need to print the PC Timing Chip Instructions and review the Shoe Tag Pictures with their athletes to ensure each athlete receives their correct finish result. Both documents are available on the Meet Reports page at the meet website.
  6. Please make sure to make your entry fee payment as soon as possible.

 

Sep 08
Final Team Entry Reports Posted for 39th Stratton Brook XC Invitational

​The final Team Entry reports for the 39th Stratton Brook Invitational slated for Saturday September 14, 2019 at Stratton Brook Park in Simsbury CT are available on the Meet Reports page for coaches who have completed their Athletic.net event entries by the entry deadline.

1. Please address any further meet administration questions to meet directors: Erik Petersen (email: erikcp2232@gmail.com ) and Megan Shumway (email: mshumway@simsbury.k12.ct.us ). Please include your school name and contact phone number in all correspondence.

2. Do not send any emails for scratching athletes from the meet.

3. Entry fees MUST be paid prior to the meet or a copy of an approved school P.O. submitted prior to the meet.

4. On race day, run only 7 VARSITY ATHLETES for the Boys and Girls Varsity Races. All other non-varsity high school athletes can run in the JV races. There is no need to decide who runs in which race until race day. You may run an unlimited number of athletes in the non-varsity races however, they must run with their assigned number and SHOE CHIP.

Coaches Instructions for Shoe Chip and Bib Number:

  • All runners will be issued a Shoe Chip and a corresponding Bib number.
    In addition to the bib numbers that have been used in the past, each team will be issued timing chips which will be secured to the athletes' left or right foot. The chip can be laced into the shoelaces or secured with the twist ties provided. The chips and ties will be issued in a zippered pouch.

    At the end of the race, coaches must retrieve the chips from their athletes, place them in the pouch, and return them to the registration tent. There will be a charge of $20 for each missing chip or pouch. Additional instructions will be provided in the packet coaches receive upon arrival at the meet.

    Because of the switch to chip timing, there are no finish chutes at the finish line. Athletes must NOT STOP on the finish line and should continue to move to promptly exit the finish line area.
  • It is very important that the coach follow these simple rules:
    1. Every Coach must issue the correct bib number and shoe chip assigned to each athlete.
    2. Instruct athletes to attach bib number to front of shirt and secure their chip to either shoe using their shoelace or twist ties.
    3. Put your athletes in a race.
    4. After each race is completed each coach collects the shoe chip from every athlete and returns all chips in team pouch to registration table.  
    Very EASY!!
Sep 03
Final Team Entry Reports Posted for 41st Haddad Windham XC Invitational

The final Team Entry reports for the 41st Haddad Windham XC Invitational slated for Saturday September 7, 2019 at Windham High School in Willimantic CT are available on the Meet Reports page at the meet website for coaches who have completed their Athletic.net event entries by the entry deadline.

1. Varsity Race Assignments are also posted. Please direct all questions about Varsity Race Assignments to Meet Director James Thompson (jtstrider@sbcglobal.net ). Please include your school name and contact phone number in all correspondence.

2. Do not send emails regarding scratches of any athletes.

3. On race day, coaches can run up to 10 VARSITY ATHLETES for the Boys and Girls Varsity Races but only 7 will be eligible for team scoring. All other non-varsity high school athletes can run in the Junior Varsity and Freshmen races (unlimited entries).

Coaches Instructions for Shoe Chip and Bib Number:

  • All runners will be issued a Shoe Chip and a corresponding Bib number.
    In addition to the bib numbers that have been used in the past, each team will be issued timing chips which will be secured to the athletes' left or right foot. The chip can be secured with the twist ties provided or laced into the shoelaces. The chips and ties will be issued in a zippered pouch.

    At the end of the race, coaches must retrieve the chips from their athletes, place them in the pouch, and return them to the registration tent. There will be a charge of $20 for each missing chip or pouch. Additional instructions will be provided in the packet coaches receive upon arrival at the meet.

    Because of the switch to chip timing, there are no finish chutes at the finish line. Athletes must NOT STOP on the finish line and should continue to move to promptly exit the finish line area.
  • It is very important that the coach follow these simple rules:
    1. Every Coach must issue the correct bib number and shoe chip assigned to each athlete.
    2. Instruct athletes to attach bib number to front of shirt and secure their chip to either shoe using twist ties or their shoelace.
    3. Put your athletes in a race.
    4. After each race is completed each coach collects the shoe chip from every athlete and returns all chips in team pouch to registration table.
    Very EASY!!
  • Bibs provided by soundRUNNER and timing and live results provided by Northeast Sports Timing Service. Each bib includes a 15% discount from you next purchase at soundRUNNER.
Aug 30
Reminder to Submit Intent to Enter for 41st Haddad Windham XC Invitational

Coaches of teams intending to compete at the 41st Haddad Windham XC Invitational are reminded to submit their REQUIRED Intent to Enter form on the Meet Registration page at the meet website BEFORE 9:00pm TODAY!
Only coaches of teams with a submitted Intent to Enter form will be provided an ACCEPTED/CONFIRMED status for event registration in Athletic.net!

Coaches need to finish their meet registration with their Athletic Net event entries by 8:00pm on Tuesday 9/3/2019. Make sure that you have updated your Athletic.net Roster PRIOR to making your event entries.

The meet is open to all high school coaches for registration of their high school age athletes competing for their high school team. The meet will again include chip timing for all competitors to help ensure more efficient race results. Please make sure to read all meet information and registration details at the 41st Haddad Windham XC Invitational website.

Aug 21
Save the Date for Berkshire League XC Championship

Berkshire League coaches and their team are invited to compete in the Berkshire League Championship Cross Country Championship starting at 2:45 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The meet is open for registration by coaches of their high school age athletes competing with their Berkshire League high school team. The meet will be held at the Black Rock State Park course/facility in Thomaston, CT.

Coaches are invited save the date in their calendar while the meet information, order of races and registration details are being finalized at the Berkshire League XC Championship meet in Athletic.net.

Aug 20
Welcome to the 61st Nonnewaug Invitational XC Meet

​Connecticut coaches and their teams are invited to participate in the 61st Nonnewaug Invitational Cross-Country Meet starting at 10:00am on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The meet is open to all Connecticut coaches and their high school age athletes competing with their high school team. The meet will be held at the Nonnewaug High School course/facility in Woodbury, CT.

Read more details about the meet and start your meet registration with your Athletic Net event entry on 9/2/2019 at the 61st Nonnewaug XC Invitational. The deadline for Athletic.net event entry is 8:00 pm Eastern, Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Aug 13
Welcome to the 27th CT Middle School State XC Championships

Coaches of Connecticut and their middle school teams are invited to participate in the 27th CT Middle School State XC Championships starting at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The meet is open to all Connecticut middle school coaches and their athletes competing with their middle school team in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The meet is also open to Connecticut Club teams and individual participants for middle school athletes in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Note that Club teams are not eligible for team scoring and team awards.

Registration details this year include:

  • Coaches must start their meet registration by submitting the required Intent to Enter form on the Meet Registration page before 7:00 pm Eastern, Friday, October 18, 2019 to enable them to acquire an ACCEPTED/CONFIRMED status for their team's event registration in Athletic.net.
  • Continued from last Year: Meet Management will designate your school in Large or Small Classes based on school size for student population in Grades 6-7-8 for additional team awards. Schools with a student enrollment of 599 students or less will be designated Class S schools. Schools with a student enrollment of 600 or greater will be designated Class L schools. Does not apply to Club Teams since they are not eligible for the additional Class team awards.
  • School assignments to East and West of CT River divisions where some West schools are assigned to the East to balance race sizes. See the 2019 Team Assignments for East-West Divisions chart. Your Intent to Enter form receipt will also designate your East or West Team Division that remain the same as last year.
  • Wickham Park management has limited the number of total participants such that all 'B' Races have a team limit of 15 runners, a decrease from 20 runners from last season.
  • Wickham Park management has raised the parking fee to $10.00 per car. A portion of the parking fee is used to hire police services for vehicles entering and leaving the park.
  • All event entry registration uses the Athletic.net entry system. Coaches should prepare well in advance to setup their Athletic.net coaching account in order to properly register for the meet.

Coaches should review the Meet Information, Registration Instructions and Order of Events pages at the 27th CT Middle School State XC Championship website for all meet details and deadlines.

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