The 2016 AIAL Cross Country Meet will be held at Antonian Middle School/Rolling Hills Catholic School (21140 Gathering Oak, San Antonio, Texas 78260) on Saturday, October 1st at 9am.
Eligibility Due: Tuesday, Septebmer 27th
Meet Director: Christopher Buckley
Sports Coordinator: Anastacia Salazar
Meet Official: Elise Denoux
Course Description: The course is 1.5 miles trail that wanders through grass, trees, and a few hills. The start of the course will be on the soccer/football field closest to Blanco and Gathering Oak. Runners will lap the course 2 times and finish on the soccer/football field on the opposite side of the start completing their second lap. Only coaches, runners, and volunteers will be permitted on the trail.
Timing: Athlete Guild will provide each school with bib numbers with chip timing system and pins for all participants. Coaches, please pick up your packet inside the Gym between 7:30am and 7:55am.
Coaches Meeting: The coaches meeting will be at 8am in the gym. Elise Denoux will give a safety briefing and address any areas of concern. We will ask your volunteers to spread out throughout the course to assist the runners with directions (if needed).
Volunteer: Each school participating must provide one worker (Athletic Directors preferred) to assist as course monitors.
7:30am - Packet pickup (Gym) *Light breakfast will be provided
8:00am - Coaches meeting
8:15am - Course open/volunteers in place
9:00am - Boys "B" Division
9:20am - Boys "A" Division
9:40am - Girls "B" Division
10:00am - Girls "A" Division
10:15am - Fun Run/Non-competitive
10:30am - Awards
Number of participants: Minimum of 5 to compete for team awards Maximum of 7 runners per division (No Alternates)
Tent Set Up: Please only set up tents in the designated tent set-up area. We have 20 schools participating so please use the space wisely. Each Athletic Director/Cross-country Coach will be responsible for clean-up around their camp sites.
Upon completion, the Athletic Director/Cross-Country coach will report to the Commissioner for final review.
Concessions: Concessions will be available. We ask that you inform your parents that no food or drinks are allowed with the exception of the team ice chest.
Restrooms: We will have 4 clean port-o-potties available on the field by the gate entrance. They will be clearly marked male and female. Please do not wander through the course looking for a bathroom in our school buildings. All building will be locked and you will not be able to get in.
Parking: For the safety of the athletes and all spectators, there will not be cars allowed to park within the gates. You may park along the Gathering Oak sidewalk, but you will have to walk around to the soccer/football field gate entrances. We will not utilize any other gates (3 located by the playground area) so that we can keep people from walking through the trail. Please do not park in the businesses across from the soccer field.