1101 Eucalyptus Drive

San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: 415-759-2730

July 31, 2003

Varsity Course Map Frosh/Soph Course Map

Dear Cross Country Coaches:

The 30th annual San Francisco/AAA Cross Country Invitational Meet will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2003 in Lindley and Speedway Meadows, in Golden Gate Park. This will mark the 25th consecutive year Lowell High School has sponsored this meet.

There will be three races for girls (Frosh/Soph, Jr. Varsity and Varsity) and four races for boys (Freshmen, Sophomore, Jr. Varsity and Varsity). The distance is approximately 2.8 miles for Varsity & J.V. races and 2.0 miles for Frosh/Soph races. We will run the same basic courses that we have been running since 1993 (maps enclosed). The number of races and distances may change based on the number of teams attending and other circumstances beyond our control. This meet is traditionally a low-key meet and we welcome all teams regardless of their size or experience.

Team scores will be calculated by the number on the place stick received. A Varsity team must be entered first before a J.V. team can be entered. Teams will be subject to disqualification if they have faster runners on their J.V. teams. There are no dressing facilities so please come dressed to run. The following is a tentative time schedule and number of awards given in each race:


TIME # Team Awards # Inv. Awards

Walk Course 9:00-9:45 AM (maps provided)

Frosh Boys 10:00 AM 2 12

F/S Girls 10:30 AM 2 12

Soph Boys 11:00 AM 2 12

J.V. Boys 11:30 AM 2 9

J.V. Girls NOON 2 12

Var. Girls 12:30 PM 3 20

Var. Boys 1:00 PM 3 20

Awards Ceremony 1:30 PM

There will be seven medals for each winning team. Individual awards are for members of non-winning teams with no more than seven individual medals going to members of the same team. Please note that the J.V. Girls will be before the Varsity Girls race. Please try to run only seven runners in the Varsity divisions, however because our meet is an early season event and coaches have used our meet to establish their top seven in the past, this is not mandatory. We plan on having souvenir tee shirts for sale again this year.

This year’s invitational will be dedicated to former meet director and Lowell High School Cross Country Coach, Mr. James Thomas. Coach Thomas is a long time counselor and coach in the San Francisco Unified School District. He was Cross Country/Track coach at Lowell High School from 1976-1985 & 1987-90 and served as co-meet director of this meet from 1979 to1985. We hope to have Coach Thomas at the meet as our honoree starter.

Entry fees will be $8.00 per individual, $40.00 per team with a $110.00 maximum for each school (still one of the lowest fees in Northern California). Checks should be made out to "Lowell High School". Please return the reply form on the next page ASAP (fax number is 415-759-2742), e-mail me at coachaleong@hotmail.com, or leave a message at 415-759-2730, extension 3853.







Andy Leong

Cross Country Coach



Return to: Lowell High School

Andy Leong, Cross Country Coach

1101 Eucalyptus Drive

San Francisco, Ca. 94132

Fax number: 415-759-2742

E-mail: coachaleong@hotmail.com


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