Sunday, August 30, 2009

BYU Autumn Classic

The 2009 BYU Autumn Classic Cross Country Invitational promises to be a great event again! The meet will be held on the BYU Campus Cross Country Course. The course starts on the grass warm-up field to the north of the track and finishes on the track. It includes the warm-up field, the outfield of the baseball side of Miller Park and the grass corridor between the track and Miller Park. The course has a number of excellent features. It is all grass and track surface, with 70 - 80% of the course on grass. All pathways near the baseball field are covered so that competitors can wear spikes. The finish of the races will be at the main finish line on the track in front of the main grandstand. The features of the complex include: seating for 3000 spectators with a view of 70% of the course, the main scoreboard, sound system, full bathrooms and concessions.

5K Course Map

The collegiate races will feature the 4-time National Champion Brigham Young University Cougars. They will face UCLA, Idaho State University, and San Bernardino Valley College.

The top high school teams in the state have again been invited to participate. All high school races will be held on the same course as the collegiate women.

Races - If the races become too large, we will attempt to split the races by classification.

Time Schedule - Tentative
9:00 am Frosh/Soph Boys 5K
9:30 am Frosh/Soph Girls 5K
9:55 am JV Boys 5K
10:15 am JV Girls 5K
10:45 am Univ. Women's 4 Mile
11:10 am Varsity Girl's 5K
11:35 am Univ. Men's 5K
12:05 pm Varsity Boy's 5K
12:40 pm Awards

Awards - Individual awards will be given to the top 30 finishers in each of the 8 races. Team awards will be presented to the top three teams in the Varsity races and the top two teams in the Collegiate, JV and Frosh/Soph races.

Timing - Timing and results by Rocky Mountain RunnerCard. Each finisher will receive a personal RunnerCard at the end of the chute. Results will be posted at the meet and web posted that same day.

Spikes - Spikes are allowed but limited to 1/4" pyramids to protect the track. No pin spikes or Christmas trees.

Admission - Entrance to the Autumn Classic is $3 for adults, $2 for students with ID, and children 5 and under are free. Any youth athlete age 14 and under that wears their track or cross country uniform is admitted free!

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