Welcome to the 2011 Pacific Association Youth Cross Country Season
From David Bayliss, PA Youth Cross Country Chairman
The 2011 Pacific Association youth cross country season is upon us. As always, Pacific Association clubs will be hosting several regular season meets, from September 25 through November. 6. These meets are designed to provide opportunities for youth athletes to experience the sport and gain experience racing prior to the USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country meets at the end of the season. The Junior Olympic meets start with our own USATF Pacific Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Nov. 20 at the Willow Hills Cross Country Course in Folsom, CA, where the top 25 individuals and the top 3 teams per age group, qualify to advance to the USATF Region 14 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Nov. 27, location TBD. At the Region 14 meet the top 20 individuals and the top 3 teams per age group qualify to advance to the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Dec. 10 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
For the regular season meets we will once again have a Grand Prix seasonal scoring competition system for boys and girls in each of the Sub-Bantam, Bantam, Midget and Youth age groups. Club members and unattached athletes are equally eligible to participate in this competition. Points will be awarded based upon the athlete’s finishing place in his/her age group. 10 points will be awarded to the first place finisher in each age group, 9 points for second place, 8 points for third place, and so on down to 1 point for tenth place. At the Junior Olympic Association meet, the athletes who have scored the most points in each of the eight age groups will be recognized prior to the course walk and presented with a trophy. Those athletes in each of the eight age groups who have scored the second, third, fourth and fifth most points will also be recognized and receive an award.
Not all of our Pacific Association Youth Clubs are involved in cross country. If your club is not involved in cross country give it a try! If you need help, please contact me. Alternatively, if your club is not involved in cross country, your athletes may legally take part in cross country with another club. Again, please contact me and I can assist you with understanding the rules and the process.
Good luck this season!
Pacific Association Youth Cross Country Chair
2011 Youth Cross Country Schedule & Results
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MIGHT BE CHANGES OR CORRECTIONS SO KEEP CHECKING BACK. Updated 11/15/2011
Date Meet/Host Club Contact Location Information Results Sun, Sept. 25 Oak Hill Racing Chad Worthen
(916) 997-1643 Granite Regional Park
Sacramento, CA Meet Information Meet Results Sun, Oct. 02 Team Onalysis Nancy Lambert-Campbell
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Meet Information Meet Results Sun, Oct. 09 Stockton Saints Alicia Kirton-Loung
(209) 922-4503 Victory Park, Stockton, CA Meet Information Meet Results Sun, Oct. 16 Rock Peak Invite Charlie Brenneman
(916) 508-5075 Johnson Springview Park, Rocklin, CA Meet Information Meet Results Sun, Oct. 23 Castro Valley Track Club Jim Phillips
[email protected]ps.com Lake Chabot Regional Park
Castro Valley, CA Meet Information Meet Results Sun, Oct. 30 Santa Cruz Track Club Javier Naranjo
(831) 295-4231 Soquel High School
Soquel, CA Meet Information Meet Results Sun, Nov. 06 Palo Alto Lightning Willie Young
(650) 630-4650 Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA Meet Information Meet Results Sun, Nov. 13 ***BYE WEEK*** Sun, Nov. 20 USATF Pacific Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship David Bayliss
(650) 492-1754 Willow Hills XC Course
Folsom High School
Folsom, CA Meet Info (updated 11/15/11)
HS & College Waiver Info Sun, Nov. 20 Pacific Association Elementary & Middle School Cross Country Championships David Bayliss
(650) 492-1754 MEET CANCELLED Sun, Nov. 27 USATF Region 14 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Tikee Miller
661-444-6654, Live Oak Park 600 N Laspina St
Tulare, CA 93274 Meet Info
Course Maps Sat, Dec. 10 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Whispering Pines Golf Course
Myrtle Beach, SC Website
LINK to Non-USATF Cross Country Meets for additional competition opportunities.
If you have any questions please contact David Bayliss, PA Youth Cross Country Chairman:
(650) 492-1754 Youth XC Meet Age Divisions & Distances Age Division Name XC Distance Age Division Description Sub-Bantams 2000m Born 2003 or later;
Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on Dec. 31, 2011 to compete at the Junior Olympic National Championship. Bantams 3000m Born 2001 or 2002 Midgets 3000m Born 1999 or 2000 Youth 4000m Born 1997 or 1998 Intermediates 5000m Born 1995 or 1996 Young 5000m Born 1993 or 1994
Archived Youth Cross Country Results