2009 BYU Autumn Classic
Cross Country Invitational
BYU Campus XC Course, Provo, Utah
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The 2009 BYU Autumn Classic Cross Country Invitational promises to be a great event again! The meet will be held on the BYU Campus Cross Country Course. The course starts on the grass warm-up field to the north of the track and finishes on the track. It includes the warm-up field, the outfield of the baseball side of Miller Park and the grass corridor between the track and Miller Park. The course has a number of excellent features. It is all grass and track surface, with 70 - 80% of the course on grass. All pathways near the baseball field are covered so that competitors can wear spikes. The finish of the races will be at the main finish line on the track in front of the main grandstand. The features of the complex include: seating for 3000 spectators with a view of 70% of the course, the main scoreboard, sound system, full bathrooms and concessions.
5K Course Map
4 Mile Course Map
The collegiate races will feature the 4-time National Champion Brigham Young University Cougars. They will face UCLA, Idaho State University, and San Bernardino Valley College.
The top high school teams in the state have again been invited to participate. All high school races will be held on the same course as the collegiate women.
Races - If the races become too large, we will attempt to split the races by classification.
| 9:00 am Frosh/Soph Boys 5K
9:30 am Frosh/Soph Girls 5K
9:55 am JV Boys 5K
10:15 am JV Girls 5K
10:45 am Univ. Women's 5K
11:10 am Varsity Girl's 5K
11:35 am Univ. Men's 4 Mile
12:05 pm Varsity Boy's 5K
12:40 pm Awards
Awards - Individual awards will be given to the top 30 finishers in each of the 8 races. Team awards will be presented to the top three teams in the Varsity races and the top two teams in the Collegiate, JV and Frosh/Soph races.
Timing - Timing and results by Rocky Mountain RunnerCard. Each finisher will receive a personal RunnerCard at the end of the chute. Results will be posted at the meet and web posted that same day.
Spikes - Spikes are allowed but limited to 1/4" pyramids to protect the track. No pin spikes or Christmas trees.
Registration - Registration will be processed on the web. Click on the Registration link below. Universities should click on the Collegiate meet in the Collegiate Classification. High Schools should click on the High School meet in the High School Classification. Contact Doug at BYU for the Meet Access Code, 801-422-1295 office, 801-367-6578 cell or by email.
Cost - Cost for each high school team is $50 ($100 per school, if there are both a boys and a girls team), or $5 per athlete for incomplete teams. This covers both Varsity and JV athletes. Cost for each collegiate team is $50, or $100 per school. Please make checks payable to BYU Track and mail to the BYU Track Office at: 54 SFH, Provo, Utah 84602.
Admission - Entrance to the Autumn Classic is $3 for adults, $2 for students with ID, and children 5 and under are free. Any youth athlete age 14 and under that wears their track or cross country uniform is admitted free!
Warm-up - The course may be available for preview on Friday evening. Check back for additional information. The course will open for the athletes beginning at 6:00 am Saturday morning.
Directions - The Clarence Robison Track is located on the campus of Brigham Young University. Click on the link to view map. Parking is available in the lot south of the football stadium and north of the track.
Hotels - There are a number of nice hotels in the area. Click on the link to view a list of local hotels.
See you at the meet!