Dear Coach:

     West Valley High School is once again proud to be hosting the 2019 Northern Section Cross Country Championships.  The following reminders should help to alleviate concerns you may have.  1) Overall scoring will be used at each level rather than scoring each individual division. Divisional champions will be the highest placing team from that division.  2) Individual qualifiers to the State Meet will not be adjusted once results are posted.  Teams must declare their intentions not to participate at the State Meet at the coaches meeting prior to the Section Finals.  Failure to do so will cause their athletes to be ineligible for State individual competition.  3) A computer scoring program will be utilized, necessitating registration of individuals on athletic.net  Please familiarize yourself with the following information.

Date:      Thursday, November 14, 2019

Place:     West Valley High School,  Cottonwood, CA

Times:     2:00 p.m.    Varsity Boys               3.0 miles

           2:40 p.m.    Varsity Girls              3.0 miles

           3:15 p.m.    Open Division Boys         2.2 miles

           3:45 p.m.    Open Division Girls        2.2 miles

         ** Open Division Boys and Girls:  Any freshmen and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors beyond the number 7 varsity runner. ** The varsity race will be limited to the top 7 runners per team.

State Meet Qualifiers:  Varsity Boys/Girls only.  All teams will be scored

          together with athletes qualifying as follows: 

          Divisions 3 and 5- One team in each division, plus up to five

          individuals provided they finish in the top eight places within

          their division.

          Division 4 boys - Two teams, plus up to five individuals provided they finish

          in the top twelve places within their division.

          Division 4 girls - Two teams, plus up to five individuals provided they finish in the top twelve places within their division.


          The State Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday,

          November 30, 2019 at Woodward Park, Fresno, CA. Advanced State

          Meet information can be found at:  cifstate.org

State Qualifying Divisions: (BASED ON FOUR YEAR ENROLLMENT)

                       2800 - up       Division I

                       1950 - 2799     Division II

                       1250 - 1949     Division III

                        500 - 1249     Division IV

                          1 - 499      Division V

School Size Enrollment Divisions:

           *** Enclosed is a list of 2018 CBED figures for schools

           participating in cross country in the Northern Section.  Schools must compete in their enrollment division.

Team Roster:

          We will be using www.Athletic.net for online entries this year. An up-dated team roster must be posted by November 10, 2019. This roster will be used to assign numbers in the computer. You will need to select a race in which each athlete will run.  However, this may be changed up until race time. I simply need every athlete who might compete, listed.  Please delete any athletes that are no longer on your team. Athletes not listed on the roster will not run. Please include FIRST and LAST names, GENDER, and GRADE!!                                                                       

Entry Fee: $4.00 per entrant in all divisions.  DO NOT BRING A CHECK TO THE MEET!  Athletic directors will be billed for the number of runners ENTERED on Athletic.net through the section office following the competition.


Awards:    Varsity Boys and Girls: Team championship frame in Divisions I/II,

           III, IV, &  V; 1st place team patches x 7 in each division; Olympic style

           medal to individual winner; medals to top 25 finishers overall.

           Open Division Boys and Girls:  Team championship frame; Olympic style medal to individual winner; medals to top 15 finishers.                                  

Course:    Located at West Valley High School, the course offers both flat and rolling terrain with three separate hills located during the second mile of the course.  Running surfaces include grass, dirt trails, and a small stretch of pavement.                                                                                          

Other Information:                                             

           Locker room facilities are available at West Valley High School.

           Athletes will need to provide their own locks and towels.

           An awards presentation will be held in the south (large) gymnasium  

           approximately 20 minutes after the Open Girls race. Complete results

           will be available at this time. They will be posted online at:  www.westvalleytrack.net and at www.athletic.net

           The course must be walked by 2:00 p.m.

           Northern Section Cross Country Championship T-Shirts will be available for $13.00. We are only ordering a limited number so please inform your athletes to buy early.

           A snack bar will be in operation throughout the meet.

           Any questions please give me a call at (530) 347-7171 ext. 30901 (school)     or                   243-4331 (home) or email:  sbfairley@charter.net.


                                                Scott Fairley

                                                Cross Country Coach

                                                West Valley High School