Boys CSL North Championship at Deerfield
DATE: October 17, 2020
SCHOOLS: Deerfield, Highland Park, Maine East, Maine West, Niles North, Vernon Hills
We will contest the same four races that are normally contested at the CSL Championships. The difference is that each race will be limited to seven entries per team on the lower levels instead of unlimited entry, due to the Covid-19 IHSA Guidelines. There will be two open races to accommodate additional runners.
Each of the four races will contain six teams, so 42 runners maximum in each race. We require that each team provide just one coach per race to accommodate this. We must follow the IHSA Covid-19 guideline that states “Student participants, coaches, timers, and paid/volunteer meet officials are restricted to a combined total of 50 per race.” 42 student participants, six coaches, one official, and one timer is a total of 50 people. All others, including additional coaches must be 30 feet away from the course at all times.
8:10 – Coaches Meeting, if necessary
8:30 – Open (2 miles), no entry limit unless total goes beyond 42
9:00 – Freshmen (2 miles), limit 7 entries
9:30 – Sophomores (3 miles), limit 7 entries
10:10 – Junior Varsity (3 miles), limit 7 entries
10:50 – Open (3 miles), no entry limit unless total goes beyond 42
11:30 – Varsity (3 miles), limit 7 entries
*Note: The reason Varsity is the last race is to allow ample time for scoring. Since we are hand-timing and hand-scoring this year, it is more time-consuming. We want to allow time to get accurate places and scores and settle potential disputes without worrying about bleeding into the next race.
RESULTS AND SCORING
Deerfield will time each race using the SprintTimer app which takes FAT-style finish photos but is hand started. An iPad behind the finish line will take head-on video of the finish. Bibs will be worn by all
runners to help with identification. If needed, the official might be called to the finish line to review video or photos for close finishes. Coaches might be called to the finish line to review video or photos to identify their runners. All video and photos will be shared with all coaches after the conclusion of the meet via Google Drive.
The team trophy will be awarded to the varsity team with the most points between the dual meets and championship meet, based on the CSL’s guidelines. All dual meet results from the season should be verified before the start of the championship meet.
Medals will be awarded to the top 14 varsity finishers. These runners will be considered CSL All Conference.
Ribbons will be awarded to the top 14 finishers in the JV, Sophomore, and Freshmen races.
There will be no awards ceremony. Please check before you leave whether the awards are ready to be handed out. If not, we will send awards to each coach by mail.
No spectators allowed.
BUS AND TEAM CAMPS
Drop off will be in our east parking lot by the softball fields. Athletes/coaches with their own vehicles may park in the east lot or the main lot. Team camps will be in the following locations (also shown on course map).
Deerfield: Northeast Building Door
Highland Park: Soccer Field
Maine East: Softball Middle
Maine West: Softball South
Niles North: Baseball Outfield
Vernon Hills: Softball North
THE STARTING LINE
We have a 203-foot starting line with 29 boxes, each seven feet wide. Each box will contain one runner. Each team will receive 4 starting boxes in the front row, and a box will remain open between each team. All other runners must start six feet behind a teammate in row two.
The “Back 40,” which is the land over the river where the start and finish are located, will be closed to everyone except for one coach per team, workers, athletes competing or about to compete, athletic trainers, and media members.
The entire course will be closed for warm-up and cool down once the first race has started. After that, only athletes competing should be on the course. Runners should bring water and must wear a mask as they travel from their camp to the starting line. Each runner can leave their items at the starting line and pick them up after they finish before exiting the Back 40.