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Thursday, February 23, 2012

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How many cross country teams qualify to the state meet in 2012?  Found out what sections lost state meet berths and what sections gained additional state meet berths?  These are not official but it will give you an idea of what will most likely be the numbers for next XC season.

A teaser:  There are 4 divisions that will have a change.  Care to venture a guess on those changes?

Stay tuned...

7 comments:

NCS ftw said...

NCS loses a D5 spot I bet

Anonymous said...

I bet girls D5 gains a sport. Guys stay the same.

Anonymous said...

I hope DII NCS gains a spot

Anonymous said...

Can someone please elaborate on how these are tabulated. What is the formula exactly? Any my gosh, how can NCAA host 31 schools that are faster and more compact but State can only hold 23? Might be time for a new venue.

Albert Caruana said...

Here are the state XC bylaws. It will give you an idea:
http://www.cifstate.org/images/PDF/State_Constitution_and_Bylaws/1700_Cross_Country.pdf

Anonymous said...

"how can NCAA host 31 schools that are faster and more compact but State can only hold 23? Might be time for a new venue."

Well, NCAA is a 10K (or 6K for women) and that spreads things out a bit. Also, good luck finding an available venue that can handle a larger field than Woodward Park.

Anonymous said...

These are 2011-2012 NCAA rules on XC courses (rule 8, section 4, article 2):
The width of a championship course shall not be less than 10 meters throughout.
d. The width of a nonchampionship course, and of a championship course with
fewer than 30 teams or 210 individuals competing, shall not be less than 5
meters. However, for a nonchampionship course, infrequent narrow gaps of not
less than 2 meters are permitted

Woodard has not hosted a NCAA Championship. It has hosted a NCAA regional. It last hosted a regional in 2004 that had 28 women scoring teams.

Woodard Park 6K and 10K courses don't qualify under 2011/12 rules for hosting a NCAA regional meet (5meter width minimum is violated at a few locations)