BYU Track and Field / Cross Country would like to announce and invite you and your teams to the 2014 BYU Autumn Classic Cross Country Invitational. The meet will be held on Saturday, September 13th on the BYU campus cross country course.
We appreciate your coming to our event and hope to make it special for all involved.
Below you will find all information concerning the meet. Any questions are to be directed to meet director, Ryan Waite (firstname.lastname@example.org, office: 801-422-1295, cell: 385-219-9406).
College Teams: The men’s race will feature BYU, Weber State, Idaho State, and UCLA. The women’s race will feature BYU, Weber State, Idaho State, UCLA, and Minnesota.
High School Teams: All high school teams in the state of Utah have been invited to participate.
Races: The collegiate men will run a four mile race; the collegiate women and high schools will run a three mile race.
Time Schedule (tentative):
7:00 a.m. Course open for warm up
8:30 a.m. Frosh/Soph Boys 3 Mile
9:00 a.m. Frosh/Soph Girls 3 Mile
9:45 a.m. College Men's 4 Mile
10:15 a.m. College Women’s 3 Mile
10:45 a.m. Varsity Girls 3 Mile
11:20 a.m. Varsity Boy's 3 Mile
11:45 a.m. JV Boys 3 Mile
12:25 p.m. JV Girls 3 Mile
1:00 p.m. Team Awards
Race Course: The start of the BYU course is on the grass warm-up field to the north of the track, the finish is on the track in front of the main grandstand. The course also includes the outfield of the baseball field of Miller Park and the grass corridor between the track and Miller Park. Each loop is approximately one mile. The surface is all grass and track, with 70 - 80% of the course on grass. All pathways near the baseball field are covered so that competitors can wear spikes. The finish of the races will be at the main finish line in front of the grandstand. The features of the complex include: seating for 3000+ spectators with a view of 70% of the course, the scoreboard, sound system, full bathrooms and concessions.
Spikes: Spikes are allowed, but will be limited to 1/4" pyramids. No needle or Christmas tree spikes so as to preserve the track.
Timing: Timing and results will be provided by RunnerCard. The timing for this year will feature transponder timing. We will collect times at the completion of each lap as the runners cross the finish line, which will be a one mile split and two mile split, in addition to the final time. Each finisher will receive a personal RunnerCard at the end of the race. Results will be posted on RunnerCard.com that same day.
Awards: Top ten individuals in each race will receive awards. Team champions and runners up will also receive awards in the Varsity and Collegiate races. Team champions will receive awards in the JV and Frosh/Soph Races.
Spectator Admission: Entrance to the Autumn Classic is $5. Children age five and under are free.
Registration: Registration will be processed online through Runnercard.com. High Schools should click on the High School meet in the High School Classification. Colleges should click on the College meet in the Collegiate Classification. Contact Ryan Waite at BYU for the Meet Access Code, 801-422-1295 office, 385-219-9406 cell, or by email at email@example.com.
Cost: Cost for each team is $50 ($100 per school), or $10 per athlete for incomplete teams. Late registration will be an additional $4 per athlete. The BYU Business Office will send an invoice to your school. Do not bring payment to the meet. You will be invoiced according to your registration.
Click on the photos below for course maps of the 4 mile and 3 mile races