JOIN US FOR A FRIENDLY EARLY-SEASON HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL ON THE SCENIC CAMPUS OF HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE IN AMHERST, MA
DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019, 10 A.M.
COURSE: A flat, fast, 5k over grass, farm roads and pavement.
RACES: Varsity Boys and Girls, JV Boys and Girls, Freshman Boys and Girls.
Complimentary refreshments will be served to runners after the races. Picnic supplies are available at nearby Atkins Farms. Short-sleeved commemorative T-Shirts will be on sale. Limited locker room and shower facilities will be available.
The field will be limited to 24 teams. Teams that ran in 2018 are guaranteed a spot which will be held through June 15. Any additional openings will be filled on a first come first served basis. Varsity teams will be limited to 7 runners. A school must enter a varsity team to participate in the JV race. JV and Freshman teams may enter and start an unlimited number of runners.
Varsity Races - Trophies to the top 25 finishers in each race and ribbons to all other finishers. Plaques to the top three teams, JV and Freshman - Ribbons to all finishers. Winners from last year: Girls Team - Amherst Regional; Individual - Sophia Jacobs- Townsley, Amherst (18:11). Boys Team - Concord Carlisle; Individual - Eli Nahom, New Milford (15:40)
A traveling trophy awarded to the school with the lowest combined point total for boys and girls teams in the varsity race. The team returning the trophy the subsequent year receives a free entry to the invitational.
INSURANCE: All schools are required to provide a certificate of liability insurance as instructed on the registration web site and must be submitted through the web site.
DOGS: ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE HAMPSHIRE CAMPUS. PLEASE INSTRUCT YOUR FANS TO LEAVE THEIR DOGS AT HOME.
THIS MEET WAS SANCTIONED BY THE MIAA IN 2018. SANCTION FOR 2019 IS PENDING.
TEAM: Boys Squads (freshmen, JV and Varsity): $175 plus $1 per bib Girls Squads (freshman, JV and Varsity): $175 plus $1 per bib
Payment must be received NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1.
LATE REGISTRATION PENALTY: + $100 for any check received after the meet.
• Meet Director: Eric Beal (413) 210-5854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• ARHS XC Boys Coach Chris Gould: (413) 253-9162
• ARHS XC Girls Coach Elena Betke-Brunswick: (413) 695-6443
DIRECTIONS TO HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE
From East, West and South: Take Mass Pike to I-91. I-91 North to exit 19. Bear right off exit onto Route 9. Take Route 9 east for 6 miles to intersection of 116 in Amherst Center. Turn Right on 116 going south for roughly 2.5 miles. Hampshire College is on your right. Go to top of drive and drop off runners and proceed to parking lots.
From North: Take I -91 South to exit 20. As you exit get into the left lane. Proceed to first lights and turn left onto Damon Rd. Proceed for about one mile to intersection of Route 9 (next lights). Turn Left onto Route 9 East and proceed as above.
MEET DAY SCHEDULE:
Course is open to walk at 8:00 AM
Frosh Boys: 10 AM
Frosh Girls: 10:40 AM
Varsity Boys: 11:20 AM
Varsity Girls: Noon
JV Boys: 12:40 PM
JV Girls: 1:20 PM
Awards: Approx. 2:15 PM