9/7/04 Pre-Season SCVAL XC Meeting
This meeting was held from 5PM until 6:00PM in the faculty lounge at Wilcox high school. Those in attendance included:
Cupertino Paul Armstrong
Fremont Pat Lawson
Gunn Ernie Lee
Homestead Sean Bowman
Los Altos Julia Widstrand
Los Gatos Tom Newman
Lynbrook Hank Lawson
Monta Vista Mike Morris
Mt. View Evan Smith
Santa Clara Julie LHeureux
Saratoga Peter Jordan
Wilcox Walt Van Zant
Palo Alto absent
The items discussed included:
CCS Pre-Season Meeting
Nothing of significance was discussed at this meeting. The CCS finals will be run at Toro Park in Salinas on 11/13 (or 11/16 if the meet is rained out on 11/13).
If the meet is rained out on 11/13, the CCS meet director will notify the league representatives as close as possible to 6AM and the league representatives will then notify the coaches in their league.
The league representatives will submit the entries for all teams to the CCS office and Mark McConnell by noon on 11/8/04. All coaches should submit the names of their intended entries to the CCS to the league representatives (Tom Newman and Walt Van Zant) no later than 10/31/04. 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 2004. These classifications are based upon the latest listing on the CCS website.
DeAnza El Camino
Div 1 Monta Vista Div 1 Milpitas
Div 1 Fremont Div 1 Wilcox
Div 2 Homestead Div 2 Gunn
Div 2 Lynbrook Div 2 Santa Clara
Div 2 Los Gatos Div 2 Palo Alto
Div 2 Cupertino Div 2 Mt.View
Div 3 Saratoga Div 3 Los Altos
2004 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 85:58 107:50
Div 2 87:25 106:32
Div 3 86:46 106:53
The time schedule for the CCS meet is as follows:
Div I Boys 10:00AM Girls 10:30AM
Div II Boys 11:05AM Girls 11:35AM
Div III Boys 12:10PM Girls 12:40PM
Div IV Boys 1:15PM Girls 1:45PM
Div V Boys 2:20PM Girls 2:50PM
Central Park Invitational 9/28/04
This meet will be run at Central Park in Santa Clara. All schools must participate in this meet.
SCVAL Center Meet at Crystal Springs 10/5/04
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 10/5/04.
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:
3:00 PM F/S Girls
3:20 PM F/S Boys
3:40 PM JV Girls
4:00 PM JV Boys
4:20 PM Varsity Girls
4:40 PM Varsity Boys
SCVAL League Finals 11/2/04
The directors of this meet for the next several years will be:
El Camino DeAnza
2004 Palo Alto Cupertino
2005 Gunn Saratoga
2006 Mt.View Monta Vista
2007 Los Altos Fremont
2008 Milpitas Los Gatos
2009 Santa Clara Homestead
2010 Wilcox Lynbrook
2004 Job Assignments
DeAnza El Camino
Starter Santa Clara (Kappen)
Finish Table Palo Alto
Chute Wilcox/Los Altos/MV (2 each)
Medals Milp will hand out
Timer Gunn (2 watches)
Results Palo Alto
The results will be computed in the same manner as done for the Central Park Invitational (EC only). 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 stick as they finish the race, continue through the chute, and then give their place stick to the finish-table officials, who will then record their place on the sheet for their school.
Santa Clara will furnish the place sticks for the El Camino division.
Paul Jones of Palo Alto is the meet director for the El Camino division.
Paul Jones of Palo Alto will arrange to have the results for the El Camino division compiled at Palo Alto high school after the race or, if Palo Alto is not available, will arrange for another site. All coaches are welcome to help Jones compute the results.
DAL will do their results in the same manner that they have in the past. Each athlete will be given a label to attach to their uniform, as they come out of the chute, the label will be posted on a results board. Job assignments are as follows:
DAL League Rep Tom Newman (LG)
Starter Monta Vista
Recall Starter Monta Vista
Jewlery/Uniform checker Monta Vista
Scorer from board Homestead
Results board Homestead
Backup Timer Fremont
Finish line & Chute Mgmnt Saratoga, Los Gatos, Cupertino
Create Tags Lynbrook
Computer scoring & results Lynbrook
Data Entry of Results:
F/S Boys Cupertino
VB Los Gatos
JVG Los Gatos
Excel files of results will be emailed to Hank as soon as possible so that the results can be posted on the web that evening.
DeAnza El Camino
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 3:30 3:45 Unlimited
JV Girls 4:00 4:15 Unlimited
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 3 2
Div 3 4 3
Div 4 3 3
Div 5 3 3
The CCS webpage should be checked periodically to see if any corrections have been made to the above allocations.
The top 5 individuals in each division who are not on a qualifying team go the the State Meet as long as they finish in the top 12.
California Coaches Alliance Membership
All coaches were encouraged to join this organization. Applications to join the Alliance can be found on the Lynbrook high school website. 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, 11/29/04, at Wilcox high school, beginning at 4PM.
DeAnza League XC League Representative
After a half-hour campaign speech by Tom Newman of Los Gatos, he was overwhelmingly (4-3) voted to be the DAL league representative. Tom, who was ecstatic about his victory, offered to buy drinks for everyone, payable whenever you are near a drinking fountain at Los Gatos high
School Uniforms & Jewelry Rules
These rules will be enforced at the league finals. The meet director will attempt to warn violators of these rules prior to the start of the race but if he misses anything, violators of the rules are still subject to disqualification as it is their responsibility to comply with the rules.
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.
The buses should not double park while dropping off the runners. If they do so and a police officer observes them, they will be given a ticket. Further, the school will be
subject to banishment from the course in the future.
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 yards. 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.
Bob Rush, who is in charge of the park for cross country races, will periodically check to see whether the coaches have their emergency cards with them. If not, their teams will be asked to leave the park.
Tickets with a minimum fine of $25.00 will be issued for any rule violations.
Schedule of Invitationals for 2004
9/16/04 Firebird Invtl Fremont H.S.
9/16/04 Toro Park Center Meet
9/18/04 Chieftain Classic Invtl Toro Park
9/18/04 Lowell Invtl GG Park in San Francisco
9/25/04 Ram Invtl Daly City
9/25/04 Stanford Invtl
10/2/04 Artichoke Invtl Half Moon Bay
10/2/04 Pacific Grove Invtl
10/9/04 Castro Valley Invtl
10/9/04 Serra Invtl Crystal Springs
10/9/04 Clovis Intl Fresno
10/14/04 Crystal Springs Center Meeet #1
10/15/04 Monterey Bay Invtl Toro Park
10/16/04 Monterey Bay Invtl Toro Park
10/20/04 Toro Park Center Meet
10/21/04 Crystal Springs Center Meet #2
10/22/04 Mt. SAC Invtl
10/23/04 Mt. SAC Invtl
10/23/04 King City Invtl
10/28/04 Crystal Springs Center Meet #3
We will hold our pre-season XC meeting at 5PM on 9/7/04 at Wilcox high
school. I have tentatively (pending approval by the school) scheduled the meeting
for the Teacher's Lounge (right off the front parking lot).
The meeting was over by 5:30PM last year.
Agenda items include letting everyone know what happened at the CCS
pre-season meeting on 9/1, discussing the SCVAL Center Meet at Crystal Springs, and
discussing the league finals. If any coaches have other items that they would
like placed on the agenda, please let me know.
As far as I know, the DAL does not have a league rep. Both the DAL and the
El Camino should have a rep at the 9/1 CCS meeting (7PM). So, the DAL coaches
might want to talk to each other and appoint someone to attend the meeting.