Middle school race distance
08/23/2019 8:44:08 AM
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Trying to decide whether where to go with the Fulton Invitational middle school distance. Traditionally has been 2.5k but the recommendation is to move to 3200 (2 miles). I'm wanting to know what other folks are doing so I can be more consistent with the state. I'm leaning towards 2 miles but I would love some input.
Trying to decide whether where to go with the Fulton Invitational middle school distance. Traditionally has been 2.5k but the recommendation is to move to 3200 (2 miles). I'm wanting to know what other folks are doing so I can be more consistent with the state. I'm leaning towards 2 miles but I would love some input.
08/23/2019 1:17:04 PM
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@georgeyates Hermitage will be adjusting our middle school course to the 3200 (2 mile) for our invitational.
@georgeyates Hermitage will be adjusting our middle school course to the 3200 (2 mile) for our invitational.
08/23/2019 1:21:40 PM
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@georgeyates Nixa will adjust our course to the new distance for our JH Invitational
@georgeyates Nixa will adjust our course to the new distance for our JH Invitational
08/23/2019 2:27:10 PM
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We are not adjusting our course at EN to the new distance. We are pretty limited on what we can do on campus. Not sure how we could re-route the course to add 1/2 a mile.
We are not adjusting our course at EN to the new distance. We are pretty limited on what we can do on campus. Not sure how we could re-route the course to add 1/2 a mile.
08/25/2019 4:10:23 PM
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@msabala thank you.
@msabala thank you.
08/25/2019 4:10:36 PM
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@lbrumley thank you
@lbrumley thank you
08/25/2019 4:10:58 PM
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@chester1976 thank you, that makes sense.
@chester1976 thank you, that makes sense.
08/25/2019 5:17:37 PM
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Grain Valley will also be adjusting to the recommended distance for MS.
Grain Valley will also be adjusting to the recommended distance for MS.
08/26/2019 10:04:57 AM
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At some point in the future we will probably adjust our middle school course to two miles, but not this year. For now, we will stick with our traditional 2500 meter course.
At some point in the future we will probably adjust our middle school course to two miles, but not this year. For now, we will stick with our traditional 2500 meter course.
09/10/2019 10:48:44 AM
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Branson will be adjusting our course to the new distance for our meet.
Branson will be adjusting our course to the new distance for our meet.
09/10/2019 10:59:02 AM
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This is the first year for the middle school division at the Stan Nelson Invitational hosted by Northwest. We will be running two miles because it just worked easier with our course.[url=[img]http://northwesttrack.org/cross%20country/Files/Course%20Maps/Northwest-Early-Childhood-Center-2-Mile.jpg[/img]]COURSE MAP[/url]
This is the first year for the middle school division at the Stan Nelson Invitational hosted by Northwest. We will be running two miles because it just worked easier with our course.
09/12/2019 2:04:01 PM
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We had a meeting with the Four Rivers Conference Coaches and what we discussed seemed like a logical solution. Shorter in the early part of the season with a commitment to the two mile race by conference/ end of season race. The Sullivan Invite was a 2.5km run.
We had a meeting with the Four Rivers Conference Coaches and what we discussed seemed like a logical solution.

Shorter in the early part of the season with a commitment to the two mile race by conference/ end of season race.

The Sullivan Invite was a 2.5km run.
09/13/2019 11:25:54 AM
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We just hosted our first JH meet this year and did it on the same course that we did our HS meet on last week, which was a 2 mile race with 2 1-mile loops. For JH, we ran a 1 mile race and a 2 mile race and gave coaches the option of putting athletes in either race. We medaled the same number of individuals in each race, but only did a team plaque for the two mile race.
We just hosted our first JH meet this year and did it on the same course that we did our HS meet on last week, which was a 2 mile race with 2 1-mile loops. For JH, we ran a 1 mile race and a 2 mile race and gave coaches the option of putting athletes in either race. We medaled the same number of individuals in each race, but only did a team plaque for the two mile race.

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