CONNECTICUT COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

NO MAILING WILL BE SENT - ALL PERTINENT MEET INFORMATION IS OUTLINED HERE.

DATE:

Saturday, October 13, 2018.

TIME:

Women, 11:00 am, 6000 meters.

Men, 12:00 noon, 8000 meters.

Awards, 1:15 pm.

LOCATION:

Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT.

CONTACTS:

Ned Bishop, Women's Cross Country Coach, 860-439-2566. nbis@conncoll.edu

Luke Maher, Men's Cross Country Coach, 860-439-5445. lmaher@conncoll.edu

TEAMS:

Only those teams listed here will be eligible to participate. The field size is limited and only approved teams may enter.

Confirmed teams as of 10/9/18:  Amherst College (M/W), Babson College (M/W), Bates College (M), Brandeis University (M/WB), Bridgewater State University (M/W), Colby College (M/W), Connecticut College (M/W), Dickinson College (M/W), Fitchburg State University (M/W), Gordon College (M/W), Messiah College (M/W), Middlebury College (M/W), Ohio Wesleyan University (M/W), Ramapo College (M/W), Salve Regina University (M/W), Springfield College (M/W), Stevens Institute of Technology (M/W), SUNY-New Paltz (M/W), SUNY-Plattsburgh (M/W), The College of New Jersey (M/W), Trinity College (M/W), Tufts University (M/W), U.S. Coast Guard Academy (M/W), University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (M/W), University of Southern Maine (M), University of St. Thomas (M), Washington & Lee University (W), Williams College (M/W), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (M/W).

 

COURSE MAP, VIDEO TOUR & DESCRIPTION:

http://oak.conncoll.edu/sports/xcmap.pdf

http://oak.conncoll.edu/sports/description.pdf

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Hartford:  Take I-91 southbound onto Route 9 south.  It will merge with I-95.  Go northbound on I-95 and take Exit 75.  Bear right at the end of the exit and you will be on Route 1.  Proceed 3 miles to the light at Avery Lane, turn right and follow to the park.  Avery Lane will become Great Neck Road (Route 213) when you cross Rope Ferry Road (Route 156).  Harkness Park will be on your right.  SEE BELOW FOR DROP-OFF, PARKING, & PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS.

From Providence:  Take I-95 southbound to Exit 81.  At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto the access road and proceed tothe stop light.  At the light take a left onto Cross Road and continue to the intersection with Route 1.  Turn left onto Route 1 and continue to the traffic light at Avery Lane.  Turn right onto Avery Lane and follow to the park.  Avery Lane will become Great Neck Road (Route 213) when you cross Rope Ferry Road (Route 156).  Harkness Park will be on your right.  SEE BELOW FOR DROP-OFF, PARKING, AND PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS.

From New Haven:  Take I-95 northbound to Exit 75.  Bear right at the end of the exit and you will be on Route 1.  Proceed 3 miles to the light at Avery Lane, turn right and follow to the park.  Avery Lane will become Great Neck Road (Route 213) when you cross Rope Ferry Road (Route 156).   Harkness Park will be on your right.  SEE BELOW FOR DROP-OFF, PARKING, AND PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS.

From Worcester:  Take I-395 southbound to its intersection with I-95.  Head SOUTH on I-95 to Exit 75.  Take the ramp onto Route 1 NORTH.  Proceed 3 miles to the light at Avery Lane, turn right and follow to the park.  Avery Lane will become Great Neck Road (Route 213) when you cross Rope Ferry Road (Route 156).   Harkness Park will be on your right.  SEE BELOW FOR DROP-OFF, PARKING, AND PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS.

PARKING:

All team van and bus parking will be at the adjacent Camp Harkness property. DO NOT TURN INTO THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO HARKNESS PARK. Continue on Great Neck Road beyond the main gate until you reach the next stop sign (approximately 1/4-mile). Turn right and continue to the entrance to Camp Harkness (approximately 1/8-mile). Turn right into Camp Harkness and continue straight to the bus drop-off point and parking area in the grass field on your left. Follow posted signs and instructions of parking attendants. Walk cross-lots over to the start/finish area west of the mansion.

HOST HOTEL:

Groton Inn & Suites,  99 Gold Star Highway (Route 184), Groton, CT, 06340.

Contact:  Sunil Suthar, General Manager, ssuthar@grotoninn.com, 860-445-9784, x151.

Connecticut College XC/T&F room rate as of 1/1/18:  $94 plus applicable taxes.

ENTRIES:

http://www.directathletics.com

Alphabetical rosters are due by Tuesday, October 9, at 12:00 midnight.

Late entries will be subject to a fine and will be accepted only until Wednesday, October 10, at 12:00 midnight.

No entries will be accepted after that time.

ENTRY FEE:

$100.00 for 1-6 athletes on the entry roster.

$150.00 for 7-12 athletes on the entry roster.

$200.00 for 13+ athletes on the entry roster.

Late entries submitted after the Tuesday deadline are subject to a $50.00 fine.

All fees are computed separately for men's and women's teams.

Checks are to be payable to "Connecticut College Cross Country" and mailed to the attention of Ned Bishop/WXC Coach, Connecticut College Box 5613, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT, 06320.

ALL FEES ARE TO BE PAID PRIOR TO PACKET PICK-UP.

PACKET PICK-UP:

After 9:00 am on race day, at the tent/table near the starting line.

AWARDS:

Plaques to the top three teams.

T-shirts to the first fifteen individual finishers.

TIMING:

Provided by Bob Muldoon, Harrier Race Management.

RESULTS:

http://www.coolrunning.com

Results will also be posted to TFRRS and the Connecticut College Athletics website.

Preliminary results will be posted on the side of the van or on the awards table behind the start line.

Please check for all your runners and if you find any are missing or in the wrong place, report their name, bib #, and approximate finish time to the timing truck.

After any corrections have been made, paper copies of the final results will be made available, one copy per school per gender.

Any protests must be submitted to the meet referee (Steve Stoklosa) within 15 minutes of receiving a copy of the final results.

ATHLETIC TRAINERS:

Multiple Athletic Trainers will be on site after 10:00 am on race day. Bring your own taping supplies.  An ambulance will also be on site.

Limited supplies of ice and water will be provided. Once our on-site supplies are exhausted, we have no nearby source of replenishment. It is advisable to bring a large cooler of water and an ice jug with you for your own team's use. No other modalities are available at the site.

FACILITIES:

Arrive dressed to run.

Portable toilets are available in the corner of the main parking lot about 100 meters from the start line. Instruct your athletes to use the portable toilets rather than the woods. THE PARK BATHROOMS ARE NOT TO BE USED BY THE ATHLETES. Please communicate this information in advance to your teams.

Be sure to pick up all trash and take it with you when you leave. Please leave the park clean when you depart.

We are guests in the park. Please respect other users and observe all park rules and regulations.