17. Cross Country

ARTICLE 17

CROSS COUNTRY

CROSS COUNTRY

CIF STATE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Woodward Park, Fresno

I. CIF STATE CROSS COUNTRY REGULATIONS

A. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISIONAL PLACEMENT OF SCHOOLS

Each Section will determine the divisional placement for its schools who qualify for the state cross country championships. CIF member schools will be required to participate in the division that has been established by their respective Section. Sections may use their own established criteria to determine placement of teams in the five (5) divisions based on the following guidelines:

Division I As determined by Section

Division II As determined by Section

Division III As determined by Section

Division IV As determined by Section

Division V As determined by Section, but enrollment may not exceed 600

(Revised May 2008 Federated Council/ Revised May 2014 Federated Council)

B. SECTION LIMITATIONS

Sections with less than eight (8) schools in a division shall be limited to one (1) entry in that division. This applies to both team and individual sports.

C. ENROLLMENT CALCULATIONS - The enrollment figures to be used for schools are those certified by the school principal in October of the previous year. If a school incurs a gain/loss of enrollment of a minimum of 15 percent in the current year, the current year enrollment figures shall be used in place of the prior year.

Three & Four-Year Schools - The enrollment for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades shall be used to gain a total enrollment figure for the school.

Single Gender School - The enrollment for single gender schools shall be doubled using the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades to gain a total figure for the single gender school.

Multi-School Agreements- Schools with multi-school agreements must use the combined enrollments of all schools within the agreement.

Note: Schools will be required to participate in the division that has been established by their respective CIF Section using the previous year’s enrollment. Exception: In CIF Sections with fewer than 30 schools, the CIF Section may follow the specified procedures in this provision, or the Section may allow all of their schools to compete in Division I.

D. INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES TO THE STATE MEET

A maximum of five (5) individuals (not on an automatic team entry), per the criteria in each division, will qualify from Section to State Meet finals as follows:

# of Section Sections’ Five

Teams Individual

Automatic Qualifiers

Qualify to State Meet

Must Finish in the Top

1 8

2 12

3 14

4 16

5 18

6 20

(Revised February 2005 Federated Council)

E. TEAM ENTRIES TO THE STATE MEET

2015 BOYS

Division I

Division II

Division III

Division IV

Division V

Central

3

2

2

2

2

Central Coast

3

3

3

3

3

Los Angeles

2

1

0

0

1

North Coast

2

3

4

3

5

Northern

0

0

1

3

1

Oakland

1

0

0

0

0

Sac-Joaquin

2

3

3

2

2

San Diego

2

4

3

3

3

San Francisco

1

0

0

0

0

Southern

7

7

7

7

7

Total

23

23

23

23

24

2015 GIRLS

Division I

Division II

Division III

Division IV

Division V

Central

3

2

2

3

2

Central Coast

2

3

3

3

2

Los Angeles

2

1

0

0

1

North Coast

2

3

4

4

6

Northern

0

0

1

2

1

Oakland

1

0

0

0

0

Sac-Joaquin

3

3

3

2

2

San Diego

2

4

3

2

3

San Francisco

1

0

0

0

0

Southern

7

7

7

7

7

Total

23

23

23

23

24

F. QUALIFYING TO CIF STATE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Teams/Individuals must compete, and qualify through, their respective CIF Section Championships to participate in CIF State/Regional Championships.

NOTE: Complete details on the 2015 CIF State Cross Country Championships will be available on the

State CIF website (www.cifstate.org) approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.