10/24/16 – Cross Country Regionals & Advancement to State

October 24, 2016 Cross Country Blog Updates

With the Cross Country postseason upon us, a few reminders for coaches, regional hosts and fans. New to 2016, there is a slight change in the competition rules for qualifying for the KHSAA State Cross Country meet. Qualifiers will now be determined on the number of teams entered into each regional and do not require reporting to the starting line. 

This is how you qualify for the KHSAA State XC Meet:

  • 1 full team with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enters the regional meet. . . . 1 team advances
    2 or 3 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet. . . . 2 teams advance
    4 to 6 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet . . . . 3 teams advance
    7 to 9 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet. . . . 4 teams advance
    10 to 12 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet. . . . 5 teams advance
    13 or more full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet. . . . 6 teams advance
    After the qualifying teams are determined, the top 5 individuals not on qualifying teams will advance to the State Meet as “Individual Qualifiers”

Only those who have met the four meet minimum, and those that enter a valid team, will count towards the number of teams entered. This revised procedure will be reviewed after this first season and determinations for the future will be made. For further clarification and additional reminders, please visit the following blog posts:

Four (4) Meet Minimum

Postseason Reminders

-KHSAA-

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