10/28/15 – Cross Country Clarification on Four (4) Meet Minimum

October 28, 2015 Cross Country Blog Updates

We have been receiving a lot of questions about the four meet minimum rule. Just to clarify, to be eligible to compete in the region or state meet, a contestant shall have competed in at least four (4) meets involving a minimum of two schools on a team representing a member school during the regular season. Athletes competing in high school races (grades 9-12) and participating with a high school as a representative of that school, irrespective of the level of the meet, shall be allowed to count that meet toward the four meet minimum.

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 of any athlete. A meet shall not count toward the four (4) 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.

An athlete may obtain his/her four (4) meets up until the regional meet, October 29th. If an athlete arrives at the regional meet without their required four (4) meet minimum, they will be scratched.

-KHSAA-

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