Central California

Cross Country Advisory Committee Minutes

October 5, 20211by Larry Lung

    1.    Entry Fees:  At present, the entry fee is $8 and $300 maximum. However, the fee only applies to the Sectional Championships. The CIF Central Section Advisory Committee decided that the entry fee change to $10 per runner and no team maximum fee. Also, the fee change be for all meets/invitationals, not just the Sectional Championships.  If approved by the Board of Managers, this change would take place beginning next year.  The actual proposal is that Rule II.a.5 be stricken and that there be a rule 1.h added stating “Entry fees are a maximum of $10.00 per individual.”   The proposal passed unanimously. 

    2.    Dustin Marzolf, (CIF State Cross Country Championships Meet Director) presented the California State Meet time schedule:  The schedule is Division 3 Boys - 8:30, Division 4 Boys - 9:00, Division 3 Girls - 9:30, Division 4 girls - 10:00, Division 5 Boys - 10:30, Division 1 Girls - 11:00, Division 2 Boys 11:30, Division 5 Girls 12:00, Division 1 Boys 12:30, Division 2 Girls 1:00.  A major change in attending the meet for spectators is the meet will be cashless.  Spectators must purchase admission tickets before entering Woodward Park and will be completed electronically by using phones to store one’s “tickets” for verification upon entering the event.   

    3.    Central Section Championship Meet:  The sequence of Divisions will mirror the CIF State Cross Country Championships, but the CIF Central Section Championships begins at 11:00.  More details will be coming soon. 

    4.    Proposal:  Include Reserve Race in Sectional Championships.  The race is open to athletes who registered for the CIF Central Sectional Championships but are not running in the Championship Race (i.e. the team’s alternates).  A school may enter any number of athletes. The athletes participating in the reserve race will be charged the same entry fee as those running in the championship race.  There will be no awards and the boys & girls will run in the same race.  The proposal passed with one dissenting vote.  The committee decided that a survey be taken from the cross country coaches in the section and use the results as evidence of the support for the proposal.

    5.    Division 5: The Advisory Committee recommended using CBEDs to determine which schools and individuals can compete in the State Championships.  CIF Central Section, Assistant Commissioner, Matt Sozinho informed the committee that the Cross Country Advisory Committee, a school or a league may present a proposal to be sent to the Board of Managers and then that proposal would then be sent to the State CIF for approval. 

    6.    CIF Central Section Cross Country Advisory Committee meeting: March 2022   

The Following Leagues Were Represented:

Central Sequoia, East Sequoia, South Sequoia, West Sequoia, Southwest Yosemite, West Yosemite, Central Coast - Coast, Central Coast - Mountain, CMAC, 10/4

The Following Leagues Were NOT Represented:

North Sequoia, West Sierra, East Yosemite, North Yosemite, South Yosemite, Southeast Yosemite, High Desert