Meet Information

Dear Coach:

You are cordially invited to compete in the St. Mary High School “St. Mary Invitational" cross country meet. Teams from Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee have been invited. We will have a sanction for Tennessee schools.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 (CDT)

Location: BOB NOBLE PARK, 2915 Park Avenue, Paducah, KY. A flat, fast course run mostly on grass and some small blacktop road crossings! Use the Park Avenue entrance and exit by the baseball fields. Buses will be allowed to unload at the tennis courts and will be directed through the park by the St. Mary Cross-Country Boosters. All other park gates will be
closed.

Times:
• 9:00 AM: Coaches Meeting (at starting line)
• 9:30 AM: Elementary 1M Race
• 9:45 AM: High School Girls 5K Race (2-loop course)
• 10:20 AM: High School Boys 5K Race (2-loop course)
• 11:00 AM: Middle School Girls 4K Race (2-loop course)
• 11:30 AM: Middle School Boys 4K Race (2-loop course)

Awards ceremony will be adjacent to the finish line after completion of the last race and tabulation of results.

Awards:
• 3 Team Awards in the Girls and Boys Varsity Races
• 3 Team Awards in the Girls and Boys Middle School Races
• Medals to the top 30 in the Varsity Races
• Medals to the top 25 in the Middle School Races
• Medals to the top 10 Girls and Boys in the Elementary Race
• Ribbons to all finishers in the Elementary Race

Timing: Races will be scored using Hy-Tek with a manual backup timing system.

Scoring: For a team to count in the scoring, they must have at least 5 runners finish. The 6th and 7th runners will be counted as pushers. A 6th runner will be used as a tiebreaker; the team with the best 6th place finisher shall prevail. KHSAA tie-breaking rules will be used. Team
results will be available to all coaches.

KHSAA: All athletes and coaches shall follow the rules set forth by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, including Middle School.

Entries: There will be unlimited entries in all races! Each Varsity team may enter 10 runners as the designated official team but must be declared before the race. All “extra” runners get to count as a race and will be able to earn awards but will not be scored as a second team or score for the first team. PLEASE declare on your entries the grades of your runners (necessary for records purposes) and whether they are competing in Elementary School, Middle School, or High School events.

Entry Fees (see below):
• Elementary Runners (Grades K-5)
• Middle School Teams (Grades 6-8)
• High School Teams (Grades 7-12)

ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, Sept 13 at midnight

Elementary School:
$2.00 Per Individual, Girls and Boys (max. $60 per school)
Middle School:
$50.00 for Girls, $50.00 for Boys, $10.00 Per Individual
High School
$60.00 for Girls, $60.00 for Boys, $10.00 Per Individual

Mail payment to:
St Mary High School Cross Country
1243 Elmdale Rd.
Paducah, KY 42001
(or bring to meet)

Point of Contact/St. Mary Cross Country Coach:
Bill Halicks
whalicks@smss.org
william.halicks@comcast.net
(H)270-554-7320/(C)270-331-0340

*Spectator admission is free. 2017 short-sleeve race t-shirts for sale. Concessions will be available.

We are looking forward to your team’s participation on September 16, 2017, at the 11th Annual St. Mary High School “Viking Cross-Country Invitational.”

Registration help:
ky.milesplit.us/pages/Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions

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