NEVADA STATE HIGH SCHOOL XC CHAMPIONSHIPS

November 06, 2010 @ Veteran's Memorial Park in Boulder City, NV

Additional Information

FROM: John Dixon (Del Sol H.S.), Meet Director
Donnie Nelson (Assistant Director, NIAA), Meet Coordinator
2010 NIAA all-classes NEVADA STATE HIGH SCHOOL boys & girls
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2010 Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association's (NIAA) Class 2A, 3A and 4A Nevada
State High School boys & girls Cross Country Championship meets, presented by the Las Vegas
Review-Journal and the Farmers Insurance Group, are scheduled to be contested Saturday,
November 6 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Boulder City. Here is the state championship meet
web link: www.runnerspace.com/NevadaXCStateChampionships.
SOUTHERN NEVADA CROSS COUNTRY WEB SITE
Please click on the following link, www.runnerspace.com/nv, for general items of prep interest,
regular-season meet information and complete results regarding both Southern Nevada and
statewide cross country action. www.runnerspace.com/NevadaXCStateChampionships
MEET SCHEDULE ()
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @ Veteran's Memorial Park in Boulder City
Coaches Meeting @ 9:15 a.m. (start/finish line area)
2A BOYS @ 10:00 a.m.
3A BOYS @ 10:45 a.m.
4A BOYS @ 11:25 a.m.
Boys Awards Ceremony @ 12:00 p.m.
2A GIRLS @ 12:30 p.m.
3A GIRLS @ 1:10 p.m.
4A GIRLS @ 1:45 p.m.
Girls Awards Ceremony @ 2:15 p.m.
LOCATION (course map: ()
Veteran's Memorial Park is located at 1000 Airport Road in Boulder City. After entering the
community of Boulder City (from Las Vegas), turn right on Buchanan / at second stoplight and
drive two miles down to the park (right side). Please call John Dixon, Meet Director and Coach at
Del Sol High School, at 799-6830 , with local questions. John Dixon can also be contacted via e-
mail at Dixon@interact.ccsd.net.
Please note that buses must park in designated areas within the park.
ENTRY INFORMATION FOR COACHES
Please be advised that, should your team / individual(s) qualify for the state meet, your
league/region entries will be carried through to the state meet. If you need to make changes to
your state meet lineup, please use the attached page at the end of this packet (the contact
information is listed at the top of that page). The deadline for notifying the meet staff of changes is
Tuesday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. Thanks in advance for your assistance and cooperation.
GENERAL MEET INFORMATION
1. Team and Individual qualifying
NIAA Class 2A
a. Team - The top four (4) teams from the Northern League championship meet and the top two
(2) teams from the Southern League championship meet qualify for the six-team state
championship meet.
b. Individual - The top five (5) individuals from non-qualifying teams out of the Northern League
championship meet and the top three (3) individuals from non-qualifying teams out of the
Southern League championship meet advance to the state championship meet.
NIAA Class 3A
a. Team - The top three (3) teams from the Northern League championship meet and the top one
(1) team (champion) from the Southern League championship meet qualify for the four-team state
championship meet.
b. Individual - The top seven (7) individuals from non-qualifying teams out of the Northern
League championship meet and the top five (5) individuals from non-qualifying teams out of the
Southern League championship meet advance to the state championship meet.
NIAA Class 4A (Southern Nevada rotation for even year)
a. Team - The top three (3) teams from the Sunset Region championship meet, the top three (3)
teams from the Sunrise Region championship meet and the top two (2) teams from the Northern
Region championship meet qualify for the eight-team state championship meet.
b. Individual - The top five (5) individuals from non-qualifying teams out of the Sunset Region
championship meet, the top five (5) individuals from non-qualifying teams out of the Sunrise
Region championship meet and the top five (5) individuals from non-qualifying teams out of the
Northern Region championship meet advance to the state championship meet.
A new team qualifying format for the Class 4A is under review for the 2011 state meet.
REPLACEMENT OF A STATE QUALIFIER (tm. & ind.)
The next placer / team from the same league/region will be advanced in the case(s) of
injury, illness, ineligibility or lack of participation numbers, but only with notice to the
MEET DIRECTOR by November 4 at 2:00 p.m. The next placer / team from the same
1A/2A/3A league or, if there is not a next placer / team available from that league, the
next placer / team from the other 1A/2A/3A league will be advanced in the same case(s)
but also only with notice to the MEET DIRECTOR by November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
2. The championship will be governed by the National Federation and its cross country rules
book. The meet will also follow the rules of the NIAA Handbook, the NIAA Reference Manual and
this meet information packet. This meet information packet is a binding document for the rules
and regulations of this meet.
3. Teams will consist of a maximum of seven runners, but only the first five finishers from a team
will be counted in the team score. The scores (finishing places) of the sixth and seventh team
members (if applicable) will serve to (displace) make the opponent's score larger. All scoring will
be recorded as set in the National Federation rules book. All individuals who qualify as
unaffiliated/unattached to a team will be removed from the team scoring process.
NOTE: The "ghost runner" rule will be in effect during the Class 2A races. This team scoring
position will be used when a team does not have a fifth and/or fourth finisher. Team must,
however, have at least three scoring runners to be eligible to use the "ghost runner(s)" rule.
4. The length of the course in all league/region and state meets will be approximately 5,000
meters. The Veteran's Memorial Park course consists of grass, desert, dirt, sand and asphalt/
pavement. Spikes are NOT encouraged due to course conditions.
COURSE MAP: ()
5. All team members must wear the same school-issued jersey and shorts. National Federation
rules will apply to uniforms.
6. Footwear must be used by athletes. Spikes are permitted but discouraged (see No. 4).
7. Protests of running attire must be made before the start of a race. The race will be held up until
the meet referee makes a ruling.
8. Starting boxes will be drawn by the NIAA office and distributed in the coaches packets on race
morning.
9. Replacement of a state meet qualifier: TEAM = The next placer from the same 1A/2A/3A
league or, if there is not a next placer available from that league, the next placer from
the other 1A/2A/3A league will be advanced to the state meet.
a. Occasionally an athlete, after having qualified, will be unable to compete in the state meet
because of illness, injury, academic ineligibility or other justifiable cause. If this occurs, and a
physician verifies the injury or illness, the next best individual qualifier from the same
(league/region) qualifying meet becomes eligible. If a lower-place participant is not available, the
lowest position will remain unfilled.
b. If it is necessary to use an alternate, the meet director must be notified no later than 24 hours
prior to the start of the event.
10. Results will be posted following the event. The NIAA will post results here on the following
business day. The NIAA office will distribute results to the media for same evening/next day
publication.
11. Spectators will be allowed around the course (not on the course), provided they do not
impede the progress of competitors.
12. Athletes and coaches may inspect the course at any time prior to the meet (7:00 - 9:55
a.m.) and between the girls/boys sections (11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.). However, once a first
(girls/boys) section race has begun, the course is closed to all persons (except those
competing in the race in progress) for the remainder of that (girls/boys) section. Meet
officials have the authority to disqualify any individual who does not adhere to these
course closure regulations.
AWARDS
The first and second place teams in each class race will receive NIAA trophies. The first-place
team will also receive NIAA medals (7) for its individuals.
Medals will be awarded to the top seven individual finishers in each class race.
UNIVERSAL MEET TIE-BREAKER
1. Ties involving teams:
a. The aggregate score of the first five finishers for each team shall constitute their team's score.
Ties for the championship, runner-up and state qualifying places will be handled in accordance
with playoff procedures as written below:
National Federation Rule Book, Rule 9, Section 2, Articles 4 & 5
9-2-4. Ties in team scoring shall be resolved by comparing the sixth-place finishers from tying
teams. The team with the best sixth-place finisher shall prevail. If one team does not have a sixth-
place finisher, the team with the sixth-place finisher shall prevail.
9-2-5. If only five competitors of tying teams finish, the tie shall be resolved by totaling the scores
of the first four finishers.
2010 Nevada State High School Cross Country Championships
RACE DAY REMINDERS
* As a reminder, a maximum of seven (7) runners are allowed in races. Teams starting a race

with more than seven competitors will be disqualified.
* No warm-ups, coaches, spectators or managers are allowed inside fenced and/or roped areas.

Only race help, officials, media and in-race competitors will be allowed in those areas.
* Athletes and coaches may inspect the course at any time prior to the meet and between

the boys/girls sections (see No. 12 under "General Information"). However, once a first
(boys/girls) section race has begun, the course is closed to all persons (except those
competing in the race in progress) for the remainder of that (boys/girls) section. Meet
officials have the authority to disqualify any individual who does not adhere to these
course closure regulations.
* Each race bib has four pins. Please have runners secure the number on the right and left side to

the jersey, but do not pin the tear-away portion (bottom) of the tag. The tear-away will be
removed in the finish chute.
* Please remember that cutting any part of the course (curves, paths, etc.) to gain an advantage

will only lead to disqualification.
* Uniform rules will follow those of the National Federation rule book. Any questioning of uniforms

must be done at the starting line.
* Starting box assignments will run left-to-right facing out to the course. All teams must be on the

line five minutes prior to the start of the race for a uniform check.

Changes (only) in Meet Entries
Please submit this form to the NIAA office (fax 775-453-1016 or 453-1017 ... donnien@niaa.com)
by Tuesday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. ONLY IF YOU HAVE CHANGES FROM YOUR
LEAGUE/REGION MEET TEAM OF SEVEN. Otherwise, your league/region meet team members
will be forwarded as the state meet team.
School: ____________________________________________
(Please circle one of each)..... BOYS / GIRLS ..... 2A / 3A / 4A
Coach: _____________________________________________
Phone Number: ______________________________________
Pos... Full Name......................... Year
1. ____________________________________________ ____
2. ____________________________________________ ____
3. ____________________________________________ ____
4. ____________________________________________ ____
5. ____________________________________________ ____
6. ____________________________________________ ____
7. ____________________________________________ ____
Alt. __________________________________________ ____

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