Welcome to the 2009 Pacific Association Youth Cross Country Season
From Bob Shor, PA Youth Cross Country Chairman
This year the National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships will be in Reno on Saturday, December 12th. Because our Pacific Association will be the host association of the event there will be some changes in our normal Junior Olympic procedures. The main change is that we will have only one qualifying meet for the Nationals and that qualifying meet is only for our Pacific Association athletes. Starting with that qualifying meet we will be recognized as Region 16. The Region 16 qualifying meet will be on Sunday, November 29th, in Reno on the same National JO Championships will take place. That qualifying meet will be the day after the California High School State Championships (CIF).
Our clubs, working together, will be hosting the Region 16 Championships. Details and duties will be assigned as the season goes on.
We will be hosting eight (8) meets, between October 4th and November 22nd before the Region 16 Junior Olympic. We will have a scoring system at those meets for boys and girls in the Bantam, Midget and Youth age groups. At each meet, if you come in 1st in your age group you will receive 10 points, 2nd =9, 3rd =8, etc. At our November 29th Region 16 Championships the athletes who have scored the most points in the six age group will be presented with a trophy and a whole lot of recognition. The athletes who have scored the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th most points will receive a letter of accomplishment and recognition.
We would like to have as many of our athletes and clubs take part in all of our meets. It supports the clubs that host the meets and it makes our athletes better in competition. The more the athletes, the better the competition. And the better the competition, the better the athletes will be.
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! The coaching is a lot easier than track and field as there is only one event! Or, if your club is not involved in cross country, your athletes may legally take part in cross country with another club.
2009 Youth Cross Country Schedule & Results
Date Location Event Organizer Contact Information & Results October 4 Cancelled The Stockton Saints will not be able to host the Youth Cross Country Meet on Sunday, October 4th. If you have any questions please contact Bob Shor at [email protected] or (707) 539-6787. October 11 Evergreen College in San Jose UMOJA TC Blanca Fonseca
(408) 386-1720 Information
Photos October 18 Shadow Cliff Park Pleasanton Heat Kevin McCarthy
(925) 462-6061 Meet Information
October 25 MEET CANCELED! Team Onalysis Otis Campbell
(510) 459-1501 MEET CANCELED! November 1 William Cann Park in Union City Mission Valley TC Lee Webb
(510) 304-7172 Meet Information
Bayfront Park in Menlo Park
Meet Information Course Maps
List of Hotels
November 22 Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Express TC Bob Shor
(707) 539-6787 Meet Information
November 29 Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, NV Region 16 Junior Olympics (Only qualifier round) Bob Shor
(707) 539-6787 Meet Information & Links to Forms
Top 20 individuals and Top 3 teams advance Results
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MIGHT BE CHANGES OR CORRECTIONS SO KEEP CHECKING BACK.
Youth XC Meet Age Divisions & Distances
Age Division Name XC Distance Age Division Description Sub-Bantams 2000m Born 2001 or later – after Nov 22 sub-bantams must run as bantams Bantams 3000m Born 1999 or 2000 Midgets 3000m Born 1997 or 1998 Youth 4000m Born 1995 or 1996 Intermediates 5000m Born 1993 or 1994 Young 5000m Born 1991 or 1992
If you have any questions please contact Bob Shor, PA Youth Cross Country Chairman:
1730 St. Francis Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Archived Youth Cross Country Results