9/8/03 Pre-Season SCVAL XC Meeting
This meeting was held from 5PM until 5:30PM in the faculty lounge at Wilcox high school. Those in attendance included:
Cupertino Paul Armstrong
Fremont Grace Voss
Gunn Ernie Lee
Lynbrook Hank Lawson
Mt. View Sam Read and Evan Smith
Palo Alto Paul Jones
Santa Clara Julie LHeureux
Saratoga Peter Jordan
Wilcox Walt Van Zant
Los Altos absent
Los Gatos absent
Monta Vista absent
The items discussed included:
CCS Pre-Season Meeting
Nothing of significance was discussed at this meeting. The CCS finals will be run at Crystal Springs on 11/15 (or 11/18 if the meet is rained out on 11/15).
The league representative will submit the entries for all teams to the CCS office and Mark McConnell by noon on 11/10/03. All coaches should submit the names of their intended entries to the CCS to the league representatives (Ernie Lee-DAL and Walt Van Zant-EC) no later than 10/31/03. The names of your entrants can be changed on race day.
Division Splits for SCVAL teams
SCVAL cross country teams will run in the following divisions at the CCS and State meets for 2003.
DeAnza El Camino
Div 1 Monta Vista Div 1 Milpitas
Div 2 Fremont Div 2 Wilcox
Div 2 Homestead Div 2 Gunn
Div 2 Lynbrook Div 3 Santa Clara
Div 2 Los Gatos Div 2 Palo Alto
Div 2 Cupertino Div 3 Mt.View
Div 3 Saratoga Div 3 Los Altos
2003 CCS Meet
You must finish in the top half of the league or be the top team in your division in order to qualify for the CCS meet.
If you run the team times shown below at the league finals, you will qualify as an at-large entrant to the CCS meet even if you do not finish in the top half of the league.
Div 1 86:06 108:00
Div 2 87:13 106:33
Div 3 86:18 107:21
The time schedule for the CCS meet is as follows:
Div II Boys 10:00AM Girls 10:30AM
Div III Boys 11:05AM Girls 11:35AM
Div IV Boys 12:10PM Girls 12:40PM
Div V Boys 1:15PM Girls 1:45PM
Div I Boys 2:20PM Girls 2:50PM
Central Park Invitational 9/23/03
This meet will be run at Central Park in Santa Clara. All schools must participate in this meet.
SCVAL Center Meet at Crystal Springs 10/14/03
As per our discussion at our post-season 2001 XC meeting, we will all run in this meet.
Sam Read of Mt. View is the meet director. She will assign the duties for each school prior to 10/14/03.
There will be no awards for this race.
The cost for each school is $15. A check for this amount should be made out to Mt. View high school and given to Sam.
The time schedule will be:
3:45 PM F/S Boys
4:00 PM JV Girls
4:15 PM JV Boys
4:30 PM Varsity Girls
4:45 PM Varsity Boys
SCVAL League Finals 11/4/03
The directors of this meet for the next several years will be:
El Camino DeAnza
2003 Wilcox Lynbrook
2004 Palo Alto Cupertino
2005 Gunn Saratoga
2006 Mt.View Monta Vista
2007 Los Altos Fremont
2008 Milpitas Los Gatos
2009 Santa Clara Homestead
2003 Job Assignments
DeAnza El Camino
Starter Santa Clara Santa Clara Finish Table Lynbrook Los Gatos & Los Altos Chute all All schools VG Homestead VB Los Gatos FS Monta Vista JVG Cupertino JVB All schools (its a mad house) Timer Lynbrook Gunn & Mt.View Backup Timer Fremont Tags creation Lynbrook Results all Wilcox VG Lynbrook VB Los Gatos FS Monta Vista JVG Cupertino JVB Homestead
Each DAL team will be sent an Excel spreadsheet in advance to the meet. Teams are to take their respective race sheets home with them and type in the place, name, grade and school abbreviation into the Excel file and e-mail back to Hank Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org) that night so the results can be posted on the web.
The results will be computed in the same manner as done for the Central Park Invitational. That is, each school will fill out a sheet for each race that shows the names and grades of their runners. The runners will receive a place tag as they finish the race, continue through the chute, and show their number to the finish-table officials, who will then record their place on the sheet for their school.
The DAL league should direct their runners to their respective coach who will record the runners finish place on the sheet and when the sheet is complete, the coach will return that sheet to Lynbrook coach Stephanie Bambury (Hovancik).
El Camino DeAnza
F/S Boys 2:00 2:15 Max 10 entries
Var Boys 2:30 2:45 Max 7
Var Girls 3:00 3:15 Max 7
Open Boys 3:40 3:40 Unlimited
JV Girls 3:50 3:50 Unlimited
We discussed whether we wanted a 15- or 20-minute break in between races and voted to keep the 15-minute interval.
Qualifying to the State Meet from the CCS Meet
Teams will qualify as follows:
# of Boys Teams # of Girls Teams
Div 1 2 2
Div 2 2 3
Div 3 3 3
Div 4 3 3
Div 5 3 3
The top 5 individuals in each division who are not on a qualifying team go the State Meet as long as they finish in the top 12.
California Coaches Alliance Membership
Applications to join this group were available at the meeting. One of the benefits of joining this organization is that you get $1,000,000 liability insurance.
Post-Season Evaluation Meeting
The post-season meeting will be held on Monday, 12/1/03, at Wilcox high school, beginning at 4PM.
DeAnza League XC League Representative
Ernie Lee would like for someone else to take over this job at the end of this season. He is a coach in the El Camino league and believes that it would be more appropriate for someone from the DeAnza league to be the representative.
Rules for using the Crystal Springs course
At no time is there to be anyone up on water tank hill.
Buses are to drop off athletes at the gate between the last 2 houses on the right side of Hallmark Avenue. After dropping off the athletes, the buses are not to turn around using the driveways. They should use the streets.
There is to be no throwing of objects, including rocks, frisbees and footballs. There is also no music boxes that others will hear. Personal CD players/ radios are okay.
There is to be no hanging out in peoples yard. It is private property.
There is no smoking or pets in the park. Please remind the parents.
Each team is responsible for clearing their own trash before leaving their area.
Tickets with a minimum fine of $25.00 will be issued for any rule violations.
Schedule of Invitationals for 2003
9/11/03 Firebird Invtl Fremont H.S.
9/20/03 Chieftain Classic Invtl Toro Park
9/20/03 Lowell Invtl GG Park in San Francisco
9/27/03 Stanford Invtl
9/27/03 Ram Invtl Daly City
10/4/03 Artichoke Invtl Half Moon Bay
10/4/03 King City Invtl
10/4/03 Pacific Grove Intl
10/11/03 Serra Invtl Crystal Springs
10/11/03 Castro Valley Invtl
10/17/03 Monerey Bay Invtl Toro Park
10/18/03 Monteey Bay Invtl Toro Park
10/18/03 Mariner Invtl Hayward
10/24/03 Mt. SAC Invtl
10/25/03 Mt. SAC Invtl