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09/21/17- Cross Country Four-Meet Minimum Clarification

September 21, 2017 Cross Country Blog Updates

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With the cross country season well underway, we have received several inquiries from Athletic Directors and Cross Country coaches about the four-meet (4-meet) minimum requirement that is required for entry into postseason competition. Below is the criteria to enter the postseason regional meet:

“To be eligible to compete in the region or state meet, a contestant shall have competed in at least four meets while eligible to represent the school in varsity competition on a team that is representing a member school during a regular season meet. These meets shall involve a minimum of two schools. The meet shall be allowed to count toward that minimum for varsity-eligible students regardless of the meet level (freshman, junior varsity, varsity). Coaches should maintain and have available copies of all results for the region manager to verify in case of a challenge to the required participation minimums by any athlete. A meet shall not count toward the four-meet minimum for any athlete if it involves the athlete entering and participating in more than one race that has a distance of greater than 2,500 meters in any single day.”

Under recent bylaw changes, a student-athlete may potentially participate in junior varsity or freshman level meets while ineligible, however, such participation would not count toward the four-meet minimum.

– KHSAA –

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