Meet Information

San Antonio “Flight Score” Cross Country Meet

Friday Evening, September 15, 2017

Meet: we invite you to our SAHS Flight Score Meet - the Original Flight Score Meet in Texas
Host: San Antonio Home School Spartan Cross Country Team
Course: Excellent venue! Lindbergh Park, San Antonio. Accurately measured 3200 meter
grass course with minor obstacles. Split signs, well marked and marshaled. Fan friendly.
Flight Score: unique variation of traditional cross country; a rarely used, but distinctive format
very appealing to coaches, runners, and fans. Single numbered runner from each team competes
head-to- head with the same numbered runners from the other teams, i.e., all of the number seven
runners from each team start at the same time in one “flight,” then all the number six runners
depart in a second flight a few minutes later, then the number fives, fours, threes, twos, and ones
Scoring: per finish in each flight, first in one’s flight equals one point, etc. Exciting aspect is
race-by- race scoring updates during the action - shows ebb and flow, and what is needed to win!
Divisions: three high school divisions to optimally match runners’ abilities (all races 3200m).
We highly encourage you to place the majority of your runners in flight races, Divisions A and
B, and restrict individual entries in Division C, which is not flight format, no team scoring.
Requirement - place your runners according to their current ability per following guidelines:
Division A - varsity level; seven (7) flight races - seven runners per team, one runner races per
flight. Approx ability for 3200m: Girls < 11:00 to 14:30 // Boys < 9:00 to 12:15. You may
enter one or two A teams per gender per school (team 1, team 2). Minimum six runners/team*
Division B - ≈ junior varsity level; five (5) flight races - five runners per team, one runner races
per flight. Approx ability for 3200m: Girls 14:30 to 17:00 // Boys 12:15 to 14:45. You may
enter multiple B teams per gender per school (team 1, team 2, etc.). Min four runners/team*
*Best to enter full flight teams; teams with only six (A) or four (B) will score maximum points
in the flight without a runner, i.e., score will be one point greater than last finishing runner.
Division C - novice level; standard format (not flight races), individuals only, no team scoring,
please limit C entries. Approx ability for 3200m: Girls > 17:15 // Boys > 15:00
Fees: $60 per Div A team, $55 per Div B team, and $12 per individual (C only); max fee $345
per high school.
Initial Sign-Up: indicate desire to participate by e-mail only to nbaumgartner@satx.rr.com.
Send school name, coach name, phone, and estimated divisions.

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Registration: we will send on-line registration instructions via e-mail to all participating teams
Contact: Coach Neal Baumgartner - Home 210 545-2732 / Cell 210 373-6236

SCHEDULE

All times P.M.
4:00 - 4:30 Walk course (one of two) / sunset 7:38 / Twilight 8:02

“C” DIVISION

4:40 Division C Girls and Boys Novice Race (not a flight race)
5:00 Final call, Division B Girls Flight 5
5:07 Opening Prayer and National Anthem
“B” DIVISION

5:10 Girls Division B Flight 5 – Number 5 runners
5:15 Girls Division B Flight 4 – Number 4 runners
5:20 Girls Division B Flight 3 – Number 3 runners
5:25 Girls Division B Flight 2 – Number 2 runners
5:30 Girls Division B Flight 1 – Number 1 runners
5:35 Final call, Division B Boys Flight 5
5:40 Boys Division B Flight 5 – Number 5 runners
5:45 Boys Division B Flight 4 – Number 4 runners
5:50 Boys Division B Flight 3 – Number 3 runners
5:55 Boys Division B Flight 2 – Number 2 runners
6:00 Boys Division B Flight 1 – Number 1 runners

“A” DIVISION

6:05 - 6:29 Walk course

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6:23 Final call, Division A Girls Flight 7
6:30 Girls Division A Flight 7 – Number 7 runners
6:35 Girls Division A Flight 6 – Number 6 runners
6:40 Girls Division A Flight 5 – Number 5 runners
6:45 Girls Division A Flight 4 – Number 4 runners
6:50 Girls Division A Flight 3 – Number 3 runners
6:55 Girls Division A Flight 2 – Number 2 runners
7:00 Girls Division A Flight 1 – Number 1 runners

7:03 Final call, Division A Boys Flight 7
7:10 Boys Division A Flight 7 – Number 7 runners
7:15 Boys Division A Flight 6 – Number 6 runners
7:20 Boys Division A Flight 5 – Number 5 runners
7:25 Boys Division A Flight 4 – Number 4 runners
7:30 Boys Division A Flight 3 – Number 3 runners
7:35 Boys Division A Flight 2 – Number 2 runners
7:40 Boys Division A Flight 1 – Number 1 runners

SCHEDULE - Start Times (P.M.) – we may adjust these times up to 3 minutes per flight in order to
prevent excessive overlap on the course and permit timing crew to reset as needed.

Discussions