05/08/13 – Original Draft Alignment for Track and Cross Country

May 8, 2013 Cross Country Blog Updates

**NOTE** THIS POST IS LOGGED FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES, BUT THE ALIGNMENT NOTED IN THIS POST WAS NOT ADOPTED.

The new proposed alignment for Track and Field, which was last aligned in 2008-09, places approximately 35% of schools in Class 1A, 40% of schools in Class 2A, and the top 25% of schools in Class 3A based on enrollment figures. The new alignment was created with the aim that larger schools have an inherently higher probability of having multiple athletes in different events and should compete more among themselves (as in football), but also recognizes that many of the smaller schools do not field a full team and would not necessarily need to have as few schools in Class 1A. Documentation on the complete realignment is available on the Track and Field page at KHSAA.org. There was also recognition that trying to control travel was of primary concern, even if regions end up with an unbalanced number of teams.

The information about this realignment is at http://khsaa.org/category/news-updates/.  Commentary and feedback will be accepted from the member schools by clicking this link, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TRXCRealign2013 through June 21, 2013 prior to planned approval of a final alignment by the Board of Control on July 22, 2013.

If you have specific questions, contact Asst. Commissioner Angela Passafiume at the KHSAA.