Please print or reference our schedule as outlined below!
While we are VIRTUAL with school:
We will be at Guajome Park from 3:30 to approximately 5pm
We train in 4 groups and group 1 goes longer, so I may not release them till a little after 5pm
Occasionally, we may meet at the VHS track
You'll need to watch the Remind messages in the event a practice time or location is changed.
Our normal practice week while at school is different from our setup during virtual.
When school is in person, we will typically practice during 6th period, and daily from 2:40-5:00.
Avocado League Meets (we will have Duel Meets instead of cluster meets in spring 2021)
League meets + league finals determines league champions.
This year the Avocado League will be the following teams:
Rancho Buena Vista
Time Schedule For League Races
(before daylight savings)
3:00 boys JV
3:30 girls varsity
4:00 boys varsity
4:30 girls JV
Scoring Cross Country Meets:
The first five runners from each team to cross the finish line receive the points that correspond to their place. The first place runner receives one point, the second place runner two, and so on. The team receiving the lowest score wins.
The sixth and seventh runners on a team, although they don’t receive a score, can also be important, in that they can “displace” scoring runners from the other team. For example, consider the following race:
Sample Meet Vista San Dieguito
Final Score: 28 31
In this meet situation, Vista wins 28-31.
As you can see, even though our sixth and seventh place runners’ scores were not added into the total, they were enough to displace the San Dieguito fourth and fifth place runners’ scores, and give the win to us. I can’t emphasize enough the important role of the #6 and #7 runners!
A score of 27 or less always wins a meet, as does having the first, second and third place winners, with at least five runners finishing. This is called a "sweep", and the best score possible is going 1-5 for a perfect 15 points. This only pertains to dual meets.
Invitational or Championship
Your team gets the points for the actual place that you earn when crossing the finsh line. For example if we went 11,18,21,23,34 (36, 40) – our score would be the first five runners = 107
If a school enters less than 5 runners or starts a team and does not finish with 5 runners, their places are displaced. Meaning if a team ahead of our first runner (in the case 11th) was 10th, that 10 points would be awarded to us and the ENTIRE field of runners bump up into new scoring positions.