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Special Bulletin

We have already reached our limit of 300 schools registered for the 2018 Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational, so preliminary registration has now closed. All the schools who have registered now have until Friday, September 14, at 5:00 PM to BOTH enter the names of all their athletes online and make full payment. If they have not completed those two steps by this Friday, they will be dropped from the registration, and the next school on the waiting list will be allowed to register.

If you would you like to be placed on the waiting list to be accepted if the teams who are currently registered to not complete the registration process or make their payment, please email our meet director, Tim O’Rourke, at torourke@mtsac.edu .

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Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

WE HAVE REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR THIS YEARS EVENT!

On-Time Registration Timeline:

  • Begins on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:01 am
  • Ends on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 11:59 pm or until maximum number of entries is reached.

Payment Options

  • Pay online with a credit card when you register
  • Pay with a school check. Your entry will not be "accepted" until the check has been received in our office.

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Registration Rules and Policies

  • All entries must be made through a representative of the school/college that is entering the competition.
  • All athletes must run for the school they attend. No unattached or club affiliated runners.
  • All athletes must run in their respective age divisions with the exception of varsity and junior varsity national championship races.
  • All athletes must run under their own name.

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Registration Information

CANCELLATION POLICY
Rain or shine, the Mt. SAC Invitational will be run.  There will be no refunds due to inclement weather, acts of god, police or fire department closure, etc.  The Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule the event in the best interests of our participants with no refunds.

DIVISIONS
California Schools
California schools should enter into their proper division based on their section's current year designation. Any California schools wishing to run in a division other than their current year designated division must e-mail a request to the seeding committee (tim.orourke@mtsac.edu) stating its rationale for the change.

Schools Outside California
Your divisional placement must be determined by your enrollment for all four grade levels based on California's divisional standards (the standards are listed below).

  • If you have only one sex, double your enrollment to determine your proper division.
  • If you do not have freshmen, double your sophomore enrollment to determine your proper division.
DIVISION ENROLLMENT

Division 1

2491 and Above

Division 2

2091-2490

Division 3

1530-2090

Division 4

601-1529

Division 5

1 to 600

ENTRY DEADLINE
Entry Deadline is October 7th (11:59 pm) or until entries are filled. Any entry received after this date will not be accepted.

LAST CHANCE REGISTRATION
IF space is still available after the October 7th deadline we will host a last chance registration. ANY COACH WISHING TO ENTER THEIR TEAM must register IN PERSON ON THE MT. SAC CAMPUS at the LAST CHANCE ENTRY on Sunday, October 14th beginning at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Building 45 (Located next to Soccer Fields). Last Chance Registration Fee of $100 plus regular entry fee, must be paid at that time (cash or money order, no checks). Call 909-274-4840 for more details. If calling on Sunday, please call 909-274-4630.

ENTRY FEES

INDIVIDUAL (per race) $20

TEAM (per race)-2 or more individuals

$60

$400 MAXIMUM ENTRY FEE for any one school (boys and girls combined).
   

Please make checks payable to:
MT. SAC CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

and mail with a copy of the registration confirmation to:
Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational
1100 North Grand Avenue
Walnut, CA 91789

Payment must be received prior to your competition date. Coaches will be asked to pay by credit card on meet day if school check has not arrived.

 

RACE DIVISIONS
  HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
MAX ENTRIES
   
  FRESHMAN
10
 
  • High school 9th graders or middle school 9th graders.
  • Middle schools with 9th graders, the must run 9th graders  in this division.
  SOPHOMORE
10
 
  • High school 10th graders
  JUNIOR VARSITY
10
 
  • High school 11th and 12th graders ONLY
  • Must have a full Varsity Team in order to run a JV Race
 
  JUNIOR VARSITY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
7
 
  • ONLY FOR THOSE TEAMS WHICH HAVE TEAMS THAT HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED/SEEDED INTO A TEAM SWEEPSTAKES RACE
  • One boy's and one girl's JV Race per division (5 divisions)
  • Top seven JV Runners (any grade level)
  • School must request that their Varsity Team be considered for a Team Sweepstakes Race and enter a JV National Championship Team. If the Varsity Team is accepted into the Sweepstakes Race, then the corresponding same gender JV Team will be placed into a JV race.
  • If your JV Team is not allowed entry into the JV Race, the Freshman and Sophomore athletes on your JV Team will be placed into regular grade level races. Juniors and Seniors will be placed into a regular JV Race
 
  VARSITY
7
 
  • Top seven athletes from a school.
  • Any grade athlete may run in this division if they are one of the top seven from a school.
  • Only one Varsity Team per school allowed
  SWEEPSTAKES
7
 
  • Individual -  A team with 1-4 very good individual runners.
  • Team - A very strong team with 5-7 very good runners

REFUND POLICY
There are no refunds. Our major costs come from preparing your packets, bibs, etc. prior to the meet, not competing in the invitational. Once you have entered your school or individual, you are responsible for all entry fees regardless if your team competes or not.
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AWARDS
All races will have medals for the top 15 individual finishers. The top 3 teams in all races (except regular JV races) will receive a team plaque and 7 medals.  Sweepstakes Champion Teams will also receive additional special awards.

CONFIRMATIONS
Confirmations listing teams and the races they are entered in, Final Schedules and Final Information will be posted on this site on OCTOBER 15, 2018 for High Schools

COURSE PRACTICE
Due to stadium construction, the course will not be open for practice prior to the Cross Country Invitational.

DRESSING QUARTERS
All competitors are asked to arrive at the course dressed.  Lockers and towels will not be available.

GATE ENTRY
The will be no admission charge for this years event.

FInal information on parking, entering, course , etc. will be posted online prior to the competition.

MEDICAL POLICY
IMPORTANT!  PLEASE REVIEW THE MEDICAL POLICY AND INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE! The top priority of our medical staff is to respond to life threatening medical emergencies.Non-life threatening/minor injuries (example: scraped knees, minor cuts, etc.) may be treated if resources are available and time allows.  Serious injuries take precedence and will be treated first.

SAFETY GATE
This year at the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational we will continue using the "Safety Gate" system which will ensure the safety of our runners while at the same time lessen the burden on our medical staff. Any runner who, in the opinion of our medical staff is "struggling" or showing any signs of "distress", will be removed from the course and not allowed to finish. This is a precaution meant to protect your runners. We appreciate your support.

SCORING
The first five runners of a team will score.  The 6th and 7th runners on each team will displace.  Teams who finish with fewer than 5 runners will not be calculated in team scoring.  Results will be available approximately 25 minutes after the last runner finishes.

TIMING
We will once again be utilizing chip timing from Finished Results. If you have any changes YOU MUST REPORT THEM PRIOR TO THE RACE START TO THE PROBLEM SOLVING AREA LOCATED AT THE SOUTH END OF THE FINISH CHUTE. All runners must wear the bib and chip assigned to them or they will be disqualified.

SOUVENIR RFID CHIPS will once again be used. YOUR ATHLETES CHIP IS A SOUVENIR THEY MAY KEEP AFTER THEIR RACE. There is a place to record their place and time on it.

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