Saturday Night Lights

Hosted by the Centerville High School Boys and Girls XC teams 500 East Franklin St. Centerville High School, Centerville, OH 45458

“We attended for the first time in 2015 and were immediately impressed by the fabulous atmosphere. We’re definitely coming back!” Jessie Magato – 10-Time State Champion Coach -Minster HS

TENTATIVE Schedule:

2:15 pm 4th Grade and under - 1 Kilometer

2:30 pm 5th & 6th grade boys & girls - 1 Mile

3:00 pm 7th grade girls - 2 Mile

3:25 pm 7th grade boys - 2 Mile

3:50 pm 8th grade girls - 2 Mile

4:15 pm 8th grade boys - 2 Mile

5:15 pm H.S. Boys Frosh/Soph

5:50 pm H.S. Girls Frosh/Soph

6:30 pm H.S. Boys Open

7:05 pm H.S. Girls Open 7:45 pm H.S. Boys Varsity B

8:20 pm H.S. Girls Varsity A

8:50 pm H.S. Boys Varsity A

9:15 pm H.S. Girls Championship Race (top ~20 seeded teams)

9:45 pm H.S. Boys Championship Race (top ~20 seeded teams)

10:10 pm Award Ceremony for Varsity Races

** In order to balance the races, larger teams that have more than 40 boys or 40 girls may be asked to enter a team in more than one varsity race.

Race Designations

Championship Race: Likely these teams will be teams heading to a Top 8 finish at Regionals in DI or qualify for State in DII or DIII. 10 runner max per team.

Varsity A: Likely these teams are regional qualifiers in DI, DII, or DIII. 10 runner max per team.

Varsity B: Likely these teams will perform in the top half of their conference or district race or are a developing program looking to challenge their program to help it achieve at a new level. Variable runner max per team depending on race size and team size of participating schools.

ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 at 9:59 PM. The final decision for race placement will be posted on www.finishtiming.com and http://oh.milesplit.com by 11:59 AM on Monday, Sept. 19th.

Please note: All Middle School competitors must be 7th or 8th graders and High School competitors must be 9th-12th grade only.

Awards:

Elementary

+ Top 3 boys and girls trophies and medals for all finishers

Middle School

+ TEAM – Trophies – Top 5 boys and girls teams + INDIVIDUAL – Medals - Top 20 boys and girls

+ PROGRAM – Boys and girls team champions will be determined by lowest point total from both middle school races. These championship teams will receive 10 special awards for the scorers on their team.

High School

+ TEAM – Trophies – Top 5 boys and girls teams in varsity or championship races + INDIVIDUAL – Medals - Top 25 boys and girls

+ TEAM CHAMPIONS – The boys and girls championship race team champions will receive 10 special awards for championship team members

Entry Fee:

H.S. $200 for boys & girls team (this price covers your entire team for all races entered)

H.S. $100 for boys only team (this price covers all high school boys for all races entered)

H.S. $100 for girls only team (this price covers all high school girls for all races entered)

M.S. $200 for boys & girls team (this price covers your entire team for all races entered)

M.S. $100 for boys only team (this price covers all middle school boys for all races entered)

M.S. $100 for girls only team (this price covers all middle school girls for all races entered)

Individual runners in high school or junior high races $15 (less than 7 runners). Individual runners in elementary school races FREE

*** A late fee of $50 per team will assessed on entry fees not received by 10/31/17 ***

Meet Location: Centerville High School 500 East Franklin St. Centerville High School, Centerville, OH 45458

Contracted Teams: Teams wishing to be included on the 2017 contract list (Ohio teams will be through Arbeiter) please complete the following link to a google form to help us collect initial contact information, team sizes, and race interests. Visit…

Registration: Please use finishtiming.com. Your team and runners need to be registered before Thursday September 14, 2017 9:59PM.

Please check the Finishtiming web site for all updated information: www.finishtiming.com as the race nears.

Race Directors Contact Info: Kevin Walsh, irundaily@aol.com (937) 477-7885 David Dobson dobsonda@sbcglobal.net (937) 902-9058

Course Maps: Maps will be posted on the meet page on www.elksrunning.com and centervillegirlsxc.com.

Sanctioning: This meet will be sanctioned for West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Other states interested in being added please contact race directors. Rules: We do have a special exemption for glow-in-the-dark jewelry for this race.

Uniform exceptions due to religious restrictions must follow the standard state established procedure and the signed approval of the variance must be presented to the head referee prior to competition.

The use of medical devices during the race also needs to follow the standard state established procedure and the signed approval of the variance must be presented to the head referee prior to competition.

Overnight Accomodations: We have arranged with the Athletes In Action Headquarters in Xenia, OH, a great accommodation situation for teams. 2016 pricing was $26 per athlete and they will provide dorm-like housing (3 per room) and a continental breakfast on Sunday morning. Coaches stay for FREE! Contact Terri Bullman for reservations: terri.bullman@athletesinaction.org, Phone: 937-352-1210.

Race Atmosphere: We constantly get feedback from runners that this race is a favorite. They love the huge crowds, the loud music, the free giveaways, the glow in the dark jewelry, and the great competition. The course begins with a back grass loop before heading onto the track where they pass by the mile marker. Runners then run two farm loops that include a track section.

Spike Length: Since the course hits our track three times, we are asking ALL coaches to help us enforce the 1/4 inch spike rule for this meet. There are no major uphills in this meet, there is no mud, there is no long grass, and realistically there is no need for anything longer than a 1/4 inch spike. We are instructing the officials to check spikes of the athletes 20 minutes before each race along with the normal check in procedure. Please relay this information to your runners.

Traffic: The school driveway is one way. Tell your bus drivers that the entrance is on the right approximately 1 mile from State Route 48. Franklin Street is a two-lane road through downtown Centerville heading eastbound. Have your bus drivers stay in the right lane.

Bus Parking: The buses will drop off athletes behind the school next to the stadium. The buses will then be routed to park in front of the school. They should park diagonally facing the return route to the back of the school. This will ensure that no bus has to back up once parked.

Spectator Parking/Admission: There is an admission/parking charge to park at CHS. It is $5 for one individual in the car OR $10 for a carload. There is not an individual admission fee once inside the high school grounds. We will have parking attendants charging the fee before you enter the parking lots.

Spectators: No spectators are allowed on the track or field turf areas. Each team will be given coaches’ passes and photographer passes for these areas. The best viewing location is in the football stands. The visitor side stands will not be open. No spectators are permitted on the farm.

Course Inspection: Please note that the farm and the track area will be closed to everyone at 5:00. Course inspection must be completed prior to this time.

Concessions and Restrooms: Both are available under the football stadium. Additional portable restrooms will also be available closer to the team camps and starting line.

Trainers: Athletic trainers will be located at the finish line. An EMT will be stationed by the hill.

Team Camps: Camps are permissible by the bell tower between the stadium and the parking lot and the outfield of the baseball field. Middle School teams are encouraged to use the grassy locations between the parking lot and stadium while high school teams are encouraged to use the baseball outfield. DUE TO A SPRINKLER SYSTEM, NO TENT STAKES MAY BE USED ON THE BASEBALL OUTFIELD. Chip Timing: This meet is scored utilizing chip timing. Your packet will contain chips and a numbers for your athletes. Make sure the chip and number are assigned to each athlete. Please update your rosters before the deadline and delete anyone not running because we also pay for unused chips. After the runner finished, he/she will put the timing chip in the bucket by the finish line. Please return any unused chips from your packet.

Race Directors Contact Info: Kevin Walsh, irundaily@aol.com or David Dobson dobsonda@sbcglobal.net

Social Media: Follow us on Twitter @CentervilleSNL and use #SNL

Interested in Attending: Please complete the following google form to express your interest in attending and for a contract to be sent through Arbeiter.

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Matthew Hall,
May 10, 2017, 4:59 PM