2009 NESCAC Championships Information
2009 NESCAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Championship
Wickham Park ~ Sunday November 1st,
Manchester, Connecticut ~ Hosted by Trinity College
Meet Timeline Sunday:
Park is open to teams at 9:00AM
Women's Race 6K 12:00 Noon
Men's Race 5 miles 1:00PM
Award's Ceremony 2:00 PM
Park Closing time is 3:00PM
Monday October 26th - Rosters due to David Kingsley, Sports Information Director, David.Kingsley@trincoll.edu
Thursday October 29th - Team Entries must be submitted to Northeast Sports Timing by 8:00PM. (See entry procedure below)
Only 12 athletes may compete. Team Entries must be submitted to Northeast Sports Timing by 8:00PM on Thursday October 29th, using the excel spreadsheet that is attached to this email. Please send the completed excel file both to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enter the 12 runners you think you will run in the meet. Substitutions may be made up to 30 minutes before the race, requiring a completion of the substitution form which is provided in your packet. Anyone on your race roster may be changed as long as you make the swap 30 minutes before the start of the race. The form needs to be turned into at the table at the finish line.
Ferris Athletic Center
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone 860 297-5128
Spectator Entrance fee:
The park charges a $5.00 Parking fee per car. Please make your parents aware of the parking fee.
Men's 8K map link:
Women's 6K map link:
A golf cart will lead the race and we hope to have a golf cart trail the race.
Course: Spikes are recommended. The surface is a combination of grass, wood chips and stone chip trails. The course does cross over roads 4 or 5 times for 10 yards at a time.
Course availability on Saturday:
The Connecticut State Championships are being held on Saturday October 31st. The first race is at 9:15 AM and the last race will finish at 4:15. You may walk the course during the afternoon but you must be out of the way when the races are going. You may also preview the course after the finish of the last race. I am estimating that Sunset will be around 5:30. Complete marking of the course will not be done until Sunday morning. You should be able to gain entrance to the park in your team van or bus on Saturday without a problem.
Park will open to teams at 9:00AM
There will be portable toilets on site from the high school meet. There are also permanent bathroom by the tennis courts and the cabin at the top of the hill. Please come dress to compete, there are no shower facilities at the park. Shower/ locker room will be available after the championships at Trinity College. Please contact George Suitor if you would like to shower at Trinity.
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be leashed.
Lodging and Restaurants:
Best area to stay and eat is the area around Buckland Hills Mall area in Manchester, Connecticut.
Directions to Wickham Park:
Wickham Park is located at 1329 West Middle Turnpike in Manchester, Connecticut and is easily accessible from Interstate 84.
From east or westbound Interstate 84, take Exit 60 (Manchester-East Hartford). The park is about 500 feet west of the exit. Look for the stone gatehouse that leads to hours of relaxation and recreation.
From 291 East, take exit 5. Take a right at end of exit ramp and proceed to second stop sign. Take a left onto Longhill Drive. At stop light take a left onto Burnside Avenue. Park entrance will be on the left in approximately 1 mile.
Buses will be parked down by the tennis courts across from the starting line. Team vans will be allowed to park in lot by finish line.
Will be posted ASAP near the finish line. Northeast Sports timing will be doing the results. http://www.nesportstiming.com/ Final results will be posted online at within an hour at this website. We will also post at Trinity College athletic website. We will print an individual copy for coaches as soon as possible.
Athletic trainers will be available on site. Water and Ice will be provided. Please see attachment from Trinity Athletic Trainers.
Elmer Swanson will serve as meet referee. The games committee will be composed of Peter Slovenski (Bowdoin), Ellen Hull (Hamilton), Terry Aldrich (Middlebury) and Eric Nadeau (Amherst- Alternate).
The top two teams in each race will receiver plaques. The top 14 individual finishers will gather for a photo at the awards ceremony. The top 7 athletes will be named to All-NESCAC first team and the second 7 will be named All-NESCAC second team.