07/22/13 – Approved Alignment of Cross Country and Track, 2013-2014 and beyond

July 22, 2013 Athletic Department Blog Updates

APPROVED ALIGNMENT OF TEAMS, 2013-2014 CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK

The Board of Control conducted its July meeting on Monday at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. 

Following months of review, a survey of the member schools, and consideration of all of the suggested amendments, the Board of Control adopted a revised alignment for Track & Field/Cross Country to take effect for postseason competition in the fall of 2013. Originally, a draft alignment was developed which would have minimized differences in enrollment between the largest and smallest schools in Class 1A and Class 3A. However, the feedback from the membership was more favorable to the current system of dividing the schools, as the draft would have resulted in extremely large regions in Class 2A or additional regions.

Following consideration, the Board left the dividing line between Class 1A and 2A at 610 students (as with the old alignment), and raised the line slightly between Class 2A and 3A to 1050 (from the current 1025). After those dividing lines were established, the schools that required new placements were adjusted, and a handful of geographic adjustments were made to help with travel situations and in the case of 3A, to relieve overcrowding in Region 7.

“Alignments, particularly in Track/Cross Country and Football that also divide schools into classes, are never easy projects,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The input received from the member schools was invaluable in helping us work with our Board on a plan that while not pleasing everyone, represents the best interests of the collective membership.”

Track and Field has the highest participation numbers of any individual sport sanctioned by the KHSAA with nearly 12,000 competitors, and is the third highest in all sports in terms of participation behind football and basketball. Cross Country has the second highest participation numbers among the individual sports with nearly 5,800 participants during 2012-2013.

The new track alignment can be found at the following link:  http://khsaa.org/72213-approved-alignment-of-cross-country-and-track-2013-2014-and-beyond/.  It is also written below.

In other Board action taken Monday:

?The Board of Control approved a measure to move the KHSAA Track & Field State Meet to Memorial Day weekend for 2014 and 2015. For the upcoming 2013-14 year, the move allows the KHSAA to avoid shortening the competitive season one week to stay in compliance with the corresponding dates calendar, while also avoiding a scheduling conflict with a majority of its officials between KHSAA regionals and the SEC Outdoor Meet (May 8-10). The 2014 KHSAA State Meet will be held May 23-24, with the 2A meet taking place on Friday, and the 1A and 3A championships on Saturday. The Board authorized the Commissioner to finalize the State Meet site for 2014 and 2015 in the coming weeks.

2013-2014 Alignment

CLASS 1A (0-610 average students)
REGION 1 – Ballard Memorial, Carlisle County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Lyon County, May?eld, Murray, St. Mary, University Heights
REGION 2 – Butler County, Caverna, Clinton County, Cumberland County, Frederick Fraize, Glasgow, Hancock County, McLean County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Owensboro Catholic, Russellville, Todd County Central, Trinity (Whitesville)
REGION 3 , Beth Haven, Bethlehem, Brown, Campbellsville, Evangel Christian, Fort Knox, Green County, Holy Cross (Louisville), Kentucky Country Day, Kentucky School f/t Blind, Louisville Collegiate, Portland Christian, Presentation, Shawnee, St. Francis, Valor Traditional, Walden, Washington County, White?eld Academy
REGION 4 – Beechwood, Bellevue, Bishop Brossart, Calvary Christian, Covington Latin, Dayton, Heritage, Holy Cross (Covington), Lloyd Memorial, Ludlow, Newport, Newport Central Catholic, Silver Grove, St. Henry, Villa Madonna, Walton-Verona, Williamstown
REGION 5 – Augusta, Bracken County, Burgin, Carroll County, Danville, Eminence, Frankfort, Gallatin County, Kentucky School f/t Deaf, Lexington Christian, Nicholas County, Owen County, Paris, Robertson County, Sayre, St. Patrick, Trimble County
REGION 6 – Barbourville, Berea, Harlan, Jackson County, Lynn Camp, Middlesboro, Model, Oneida Baptist, Pineville, Red Bird, Somerset, Williamsburg
REGION 7 – Allen Central, , Betsy Layne, Buckhorn, Cordia, Elliott County, Fairview, Hazard, Jackson City, Jenkins, June Buchanan, Lee County, Leslie County, Magoffin County, Menifee County, Morgan County, Owsley County, Paintsville, Phelps, Piarist, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Raceland, Riverside Christian, Rose Hill Christian, Shelby Valley, Sheldon Clark, South Floyd, West Carter, Wolfe County

CLASS 2A (611 average to 1050 average students)
REGION 1 – Caldwell County, Calloway County, Fort Campbell, Hopkins County Central, Paducah Tilghman, Trigg County, Union County, Webster County
REGION 2 – Adair County, Allen County-Scottsville, Bardstown. Breckinridge County, Edmonson County, Elizabethtown, Franklin Simpson, Hart County, John Hardin, LaRue County, Marion County, Nelson County, South Warren, Taylor County, Thomas Nelson, Warren Central, Warren East
REGION 3 –Christian Academy-Louisville, Collins, DeSales, Doss, Fairdale, Henry County, Moore, North Oldham, Shelby County, Spencer County, Valley, Waggener, Western
REGION 4 – Bourbon County, Covington Catholic, Franklin County, Harrison County, Highlands, Holmes, Lexington Catholic, Pendleton County, Scott, Western Hills
REGION 5 – Bell County, Boyle County, Casey County, Clay County, Corbin, Garrard County, Knox Central, McCreary Central, Mercer County, Rockcastle County, Russell County, Wayne County
REGION 6 – Ashland Blazer, Bath County, Boyd County, East Carter, Fleming County, Greenup County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Mason County, Rowan County, Russell
REGION 7 – Belfry, Breathitt County, East Ridge, Estill County, Johnson Central, Knott County Central, Letcher County Central, Perry County Central, Pike County Central, Powell County

CLASS 3A (above 1050.1 average students)
REGION 1 – Apollo, Christian County, Daviess County, Graves County, Henderson County, Hopkinsville, Madisonville North Hopkins, Marshall County, McCracken County, Muhlenberg County, Owensboro
REGION 2 – Barren County, Bowling Green, Central Hardin, Grayson County, Greenwood, Logan County, North Hardin, Ohio County
REGION 3 – Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, Butler, Central, duPont Manual, Iroquois, Male, Meade County, North Bullitt, Pleasure Ridge Park, St. Xavier
REGION 4 – Assumption, Atherton, Ballard, Eastern, Fern Creek, Jeffersontown, Mercy, Oldham County, Sacred Heart, Seneca, Southern, South Oldham, Trinity (Louisville)
REGION 5 – Boone County, Campbell County, Conner, Cooper, Dixie Heights, Grant County, Notre Dame, Ryle, Simon Kenton
REGION 6 – Anderson County, Bryan Station, George Rogers Clark, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Montgomery County, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Scott County, Tates Creek, Woodford County
REGION 7 – East Jessamine, Harlan County, Lincoln County, Madison Central, Madison Southern, North Laurel, Pulaski County, South Laurel, Southwestern, West Jessamine, Whitley County

Summary of Moves Due to Enrollment Shifts

Fort Campbell from 11 to 21
Bardstown from 13 to 22
DeSales from 13 to 23
Thomas Nelson from 13 to 22
Bath County from 17 to 26
Hopkinsville from 21 to 31
Logan County from 21 to 32
Butler County from 22 to 12
Washington County from 22 to 13
Atherton from 23 to 34
Bullitt East from 23 to 33
Central from 23 to 33
Jeffersontown from 23 to 34
Mercy from 23 to 34
North Bullitt from 23 to 33
Presentation from 23 to 13
Shawnee from 23 to 13
South Oldham from 23 to 34
Lloyd Memorial from 24 to 14
East Jessamine from 25 to 37
Jackson County from 25 to 16
Madison Southern from 25 to 37
West Jessamine from 25 to 37
Morgan County from 26 to 17
West Carter from 26 to 17
Harlan County from 27 to 37
Leslie County from 27 to 17
Magoffin County from 27 to 17
Prestonsburg from 27 to 17
Sheldon Clark from 27 to 17
John Hardin from 32 to 22
Warren Central from 32 to 22
Doss from 33 to 23
Nelson County from 33 to 33
Waggener from 34 to 23
Scott from 35 to 24
Clay County from 37 to 25
McCracken County from various to 31

Geographic Moves after Adoption of Boundaries

Russellville 11 to 12
Todd County Central 11 to 12
Trinity (Whitesville) 11 to 12
Campbellsville 12 to 13
Green County 12 to 13
Estill County 25 to 27
George Rogers Clark 37 to 36
Montgomery County 37 to 36