November 14, 2009
6K Race: 11:00 a.m.
Men’s 8K Race: Noon
Meet Directors: Mike
Geneseo, NY 14454
David C. Prevosti
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Co-Meet Director: Brett
REGIONAL ENTRY PROCEDURE/Direct
Regional entries must be completed and
submitted at www.directathletics.com/ncaa
by each participating institution per the linked instructions. Regional entries must be submitted via Direct
Athletics by 5 p.m. local host time on the Sunday prior to the regional
championship (Sunday, November 8th, 2009) (late entries: $100 fine per
team, individual, and gender).
Monday, November 9th
– The host will post preliminary entry
lists by 5 p.m. local time.
November 10th – Late entries and corrections must be submitted
online to Direct Athletics by 5 p.m.
Late entries and corrections are subjected to a $100 fine per team and
gender and must be approved by the Games Committee in a conference call on
Wednesday morning. Schools will be
contacted later on Wednesday about their late entries and/or corrections. No further entries will be accepted after
QUALIFIER ENTRY INFORMATION:
per gender) will be selected to the NCAA Championships in the following manner:
16 teams will automatically qualify (two per region);
16 at-large teams will be selected by the committee to be
determined using the published criteria in the championships handbook. Only the top five teams in each
regional will be considered. Forms for the at large entries can be found on the forms page.
(56 per gender) will be selected in the following manner:
56 Individuals will automatically qualify (7 per region)
All 7 members from the two automatic qualifying teams will
be removed from the results and the remaining individuals (not with a
qualifying team) will be renumbered to determine individual national
3 p.m. ET - Championship fields will be posted online –
www.ncaa.com and the NCAA championship meet website.
3 - 9 p.m. ET - Championship entry period via
www.directathletics.com/ncaa. Entries received after 9 p.m. ET shall be
considered late but may still be accepted until 11 p.m. ET per Games Committee
approval with a $100 fine per team and gender. After 11 p.m. no further entries
will be accepted.
The course is on natural terrain in
the High Banks Area of Letchworth State Park which is often called the Grand
Canyon of the East. The course has many natural boundaries and portions run on
protected trails along the gorge. Spikes are recommended since the majority of the course is on grass and trails. Road
crossings are few and brief. Continuous flagging will mark the course. The
start and finish are in close proximity and much of the course is spectator
The course is considered
fast. Runners will experience long, open stretches with flat gradual up hill
and gradual downhill running along the way.
Course Records: 6K
Liz Montgomery (SUNY Geneseo) 21:10.06
Seth Dubois (SUNY Cortland) 25:00.08
The course will be open and available for
inspection from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, November 13th 2009.
A mandatory NCAA Regional Coaches'
Meeting will take place at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, at the SUNY Geneseo
Newton Lecture Hall (Rm. 201). Failure
to attend this meeting will result in a $100 fine. Light refreshments will be served beginning
at 7:30 p.m.
Packets will be available for all coaches at the coaches’
meeting on Friday night. Games Committee – will meet at 7pm in Newton Lecture
Hall 201 for box draw and other items of discussion.
Will be completed by the Games Committee
and available at the coaches meeting.
TIMING AND RESULTS:
Chip Timing will be provided by Leone Timing Systems for the
official results with a Finishlynx and video system
used as the back-up (Full instructions will be in your packets). Unofficial
results will be made available very quickly after each race and official
results will be made available at the awards ceremony. In addition, results
will be available on the championship website as soon as they become official.
Will be per NCAA rules with the top 5
place finishers per team scoring and the top 7 displacing.
There will be an awards ceremony to recognize the competing
teams and individuals who will advance to the NCAA finals as well as the
All-Region teams beginning at 2:30 p.m.in the Merritt Gymnasium on the Geneseo
Campus, which is 6 miles from the Letchworth Park course
SID Phone: 585-245-5346
SUNY Geneseo Fax:
Geneseo, NY 14454 E-mail: email@example.com
On Friday the Athletic Training
Room in the Merritt Athletic Center on the SUNY Geneseo Campus will be open for
regular hours from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00pm. Any athlete requiring ultrasound or
electrical muscle stimulation on Friday must have a note from their Athletic
Trainer. Any athlete requiring tape or
wrapping must bring their own materials.
On Saturday morning the Athletic
Trainers will be available at the medical tent by the start/finish line. There
will be no modalities (heat, ultrasound, muscle stimulation) at the race site
on Friday or Saturday. Ice and water will
be available at the finish line. No massages will be performed.
Sharron West (Head Athletic
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
HOTELS, MAPS, LODGING AND DIRECTIONS:
Can all be found on the SUNY Geneseo
Admissions website: http://admissions.geneseo.edu/?p=overnightaccommodations
The time schedule below will be followed;
10:30 AM- First
Gun (30 minutes prior to race)
10:35 AM- National
Gun — Clerking begins at start area
10:50AM- Third Gun (10 minutes prior to Women's
race)-Marshalls will begin clearing start area
10:55AM- Announcer takes over and announces each minute leading up to
11:00AM- Starter begins Women’s Race
11 :30AM- First
Gun will sound for the Men’s Race and same protocol as above will follow
A limited amount of
NCAA merchandise will be available at the course on Friday between the hours of
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and all day on Saturday.
Limited locker room space will be made available in the Merritt
Athletic Center and Schrader Athletic Center locker rooms for changing and
In the event of any inclement weather concerns, please
contact Mike Woods, 585-245-5340(w) or 585-733-3081(cell) ASAP.
Participating teams are limited to a maximum of seven
runners in uniform. Institutions entering five to seven runners in the regional
qualifying meet must compete as a team. If fewer than five competitors from one
institution compete in the regional qualifying meet they will compete as
Light refreshments will be available for all competing
athletes and coaches immediately following the conclusion of the Men’s race in the
Merritt Athletic Center.
All competing athletes must check-in with the clerks at
their assigned starting boxes 20 minutes prior to the start of the race. The
clerk will also be inspecting for the NCAA uniform rule, logo rule, and
compliance with race numbers and chips.
PARK ENTRY FEE:
Letchworth Park will still be
charging to enter the park as late as weather will allow. Thus, there is a good
chance that the park will be charging on 11/13 and 11/14. All team buses and
vans will be allowed in on both days free of charge. Team buses and vans should park
in the lot which is adjacent to the start/finish area. Busses must be turned off by 10 a.m.
Spectators, however, will have to
pay $6 per vehicle. Please let your spectators (parents, alumni, friends, etc.)
know that there are 2 ways to avoid this fee:
1.) Arrive before the charging time of 9:00am.
Enter the park
from the Mt. Morris entrance on Route 36 and start up the hill. Take the right
hand turn before the toll booth (Upper
Mount Morris Road), go approximately 150 meters and take the first left
(Highbanks Road). Follow this road about 2.2 miles and you will see a large
gate on the left. If you look past this gate you will see the finish line and
the chute area. Park on either side of the road, walk through the woods, and
you will be on the course. DO NOT park in the gate driveway.