Fast Cats Classic 2018

Owensboro, KY

Meet Information

Below is Course Maps: 3K for Middle School and 5K for High School

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Fast Cats Classic: Entry Deadline Oct. 2nd @ Midnight

Hosted by:
Daviess County H. S. Kentucky Wesleyan College. Brescia University

Saturday, October 6, 2018- at Yellow Creek Park Owensboro, Kentucky

ALL RACES WILL BE CHIP TIMED!!

Race Schedule (Central Standard Time)

PARKING: $5.00 PER VEHICLE

9:30 am College Mens 8k (unlimited entries) including Kentucky

Small College Champion Competition.

10:00 am Prayer and National Anthem.

10:10 am College Womens 5k (unlimited entries) including KentuckySmall College Champion Competition

11:05 am High School Womens 5k (unlimited entries).

11:25 am College Awards Presentation (at Gazebo)

11:50 am High School Boys 5k (unlimited entries).

12:35 pm Combined Middle School Boys/Girls 3k (unlimited entries).

1:00 pm - High School & Middle School Awards Presentation

Come join us at beautiful Yellow Creek Park on a fast, spectator friendly course.

Course Records are: H.S. Womens 5k 17:55 H.S. Mens 5K - 15:27
College Womens 5k 17:43 College Mens 8k 24:41



1.  Each school is
responsible for all rules and regulations pertaining to their division
regarding rules of competition, uniforms, team and team support behaviour.  If the coach has any



    concerns, they
should talk with the Meet Referee - Craig Hopkins.



2.  If there is a
problem with a team or individuals on a team, the Referee will make the
decision about infractions and the Head Coach will be notified..



3.  The KHSAA
requires that if an individual on a HIGH SCHOOL team uses a medical inhaler, or
some other medical need, then the Head Coach of that team must provide the Meet
Referee with



    a signed
statement from a Dr. verifying the use of the inhaler.



4.  The meet time
schedule will be adhered to.  The only
exception would be due to unsafe conditions of thunder and lightening.  At that time, there will be a one hour delay
from the last



   
thunder/lightening incidence until the resumption of the meet.  IF a race is stopped in progress, there will
not be a restart.



5.  START
PROCEDURE:



    a. Teams are to
report by the FIRST Call to their assigned starting box.  At that time, the Starter will need to have
an accurate count of the participating athletes.



       They may
then continue their final preparations.



    b. A whistle
will blow and teams instructed to report back to the Start Line immediately for
final instructions.  This will be 5
minutes before the scheduled start.



    c. Starting
Procedure:



       1.  All runners will be standing behind the
Step-up Line.



       2.  When the Starter blows a whistle and at the
same time raises the Red Flag and gun, athletes will move straight forward to
the Start Line and remain motionless until the gun



          
fires.  At that time,they are to
run straight out and run safely.  IF the
start gun is fired a second time, athletes will return promptly to the Step-Up
line for the restart.



6.  The Finish Line
is clearly marked and the athlete must cross the line in order for the timing
chip to be recorded. 



You may also contact: Tony Rowe: Kentucky Wesleyan270 993-3510. Mark Fortney: Daviess County 270 543-2662. Luke Stoffel: Brescia 574 529-1021

Entry Information. College/University Enter through Direct Athletics (www.directahletics.com).The entry fee is $125 for the Fast Cats Classic per gender. Checks should be made payable to Kentucky Wesleyan College. If sending ahead of time, please mail checks to:

Tony Rowe

Cross Country Coach

Kentucky Wesleyan College

3000 Frederica St.

Owensboro, Ky 42301

We will score the College/University race in the traditional manner crowning an overall team champion and presenting awards to the top 20 finishers in each race. However, we will also score just Kentucky NAIA, NCAA Division 2 and NCAA Division 3 teams against one another. We will present the Kentucky Cup to the top in-state school who will be declared the Kentucky Small Schools Champion and we will present our top out-of-state team with the At-Large Champion trophy.

Middle and High Schools Top 2 teams & top 20 individuals (both genders) will receive awards for each race.

The entry fee for the Fast Cats Classic is $75.00 per team. ($15for individuals) for high schools and middle schools. Boys and girls from the same school are considered separate teams. Checks should be made payable to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Please mail to: Tony Rowe

Cross Country Coach

Kentucky Wesleyan College

3000 Frederica St.

Owensboro, Ky42301

High schools and middle schools should enter online. Entries should be finalized by Monday
Oct. 1st.

DIRECTIONS TO YELLOW CREEK PARK

From the north into downtown Owensboro after crossing the Cary Glover (US 231) Bridge into Owensboro - go straight (south) two blocks to Fourth Street. Take a left (east.) Fourth Street/ Hwy 144. After a mile or two you will pass McDonalds and continue straight for about 2 more miles before merging right onto KY-144 E. Take 144 about 2 miles to Thruston, Ky. The entrance to Yellow Creek Park will be on the right side of the road.

From the northeast crossing into Kentucky over the William H Natcher Bridge on Highway 231 S near Rockport, Indiana continue on following Hwy 60 W/231 S toward Owensboro. Exit east on Ky 144 (exit 21) and follow it about 2 miles to Thruston, Ky. The entrance to Yellow Creek Park will be on the right side of the road.

From the east (Audubon) exit right (east) onto Wendell Ford Expressway (Hwy 60/231) and follow to it around Owensboro to the Ky 144 (exit 21). Turn right and follow 144 about 2 miles to Thruston, Ky. The entrance to Yellow Creek Park will be on the right side of the road.

From the south (Natcher Parkway) exit (east) in the right lane onto the Wendell Ford Expressway (Hwy 60/231) and follow to it to Ky 144 (exit 21) Turn right and follow 144 about 2 miles to Thruston, Ky. The entrance to Yellow Creek Park will be on the right side of the road.



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Adrian DeCaussin Cross Country Trail

At Yellow Creek Park

Inner loop (1k) is red

Upper loop (1k) is blue

Outer loop (2k) is white

Start/finish line is yellow

3k = inner and outer loop

5k = inner and two outer loops

6k = inner, upper, and two outer loops

8k = inner, upper, and outer repeat twice

**mile and km splits are marked by permanent signs on the course for each race distance

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