Meet - Alpha Crush XC Meet - Saturday, September 16, 2017

A USATF GA Association Youth XC Developmental Meet

When
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017. First race is at 1:30 pm.
  • From 2011 to 2016, we hosted this meet on Sunday afternoon, following a community XC race that was held Sunday morning. That Sunday morning event is not on the calendar any longer, so in 2017 we will host our meet Saturday afternoon after the Fulton County High School XC Championships.
Where
What time should we get there?
Event Schedule, Course Map with Description
Meet Entry
  • Entry for clubs and unattached athletes is handled by the Athletic.net registration system.
  • Entry for Alpha Crush club members is done here; team administrators will do the rest.
  • Meet entry deadline for Alpha Crush club members, Wednesday, September 13, 8:00 pm
View Alpha Crush Meet Entries from Athletic.net [Download] [View]
  • Note: Do not be concerned if you see a B/C/D by your athlete's name on the Athletic.net list. The system automatically puts groups of 8 athletes into teams (A/B/C). We will run all athletes as one team and let the fastest 8 earn medals.
Entries as of 9/13/2017 9:40 pm
Division Boys Girls Total
8 & under 54 57 111
9-10 78 79 157
11-12 100 75 175
13-14 59 51 110
15-16 4 1 5
17-18


Total 295 263 558

Award Medals
Results (and awards) will be available approximately 30 minutes after the completion of each race. The timing crew tabulates the results from each previous race as the next race is underway.  Unforeseen circumstances (lost bib # numbers, athletes running in wrong race) may affect the amount of time needed to prepare these results.
  • Top 10 individuals (8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14)
  • Top 5 individuals (15-16 and 17-18 combined)
  • Top 2 teams (8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14)
    • Team awards go "8 deep"; non-scoring runners "9 and above" do not receive medals
    • No team awards for 15-16 or 17-18 age divisions
Notes:
  • While there are no starting line box assignments for this meet, meet management reserves the right to limit the number of athletes of each club standing directly on the starting line; we may ask team members to line up behind each other.
Volunteers
Alpha Crush coaches are coordinating the volunteers for this event. Visit our volunteer sign-up page if you're interested in helping...thank you!  9/6/2017 2:10 pm - Sign-up page link activated for 2017 meet.

Notes
  • This meet is part of the USATF GA Cross Country Youth Developmental Series 2017
  • This is the 7th year Alpha Crush has hosted this event at this location
  • This is a USATF-sanctioned meet. A USATF membership is *not* required. See USATF calendar for additional sanctioned meets.
  • Please park in designated lots only, the lots in front of the school.  There is no parking in the lots near the ball fields and starting line.
  • The team tent area is located near the retention pond across the parking lot from the starting line.
Event Schedule
Event starting times updated 8/8/2017
  • 12:30 pm – Packet pick-up at information tent; packets available all afternoon
  • 12:45 pm – Self-guided course walk-through; see course map and course description on this page
  • 1:30 pm – 2K – 8 & under girls
  • 1:50 pm – 2K – 8 & under boys
  • 2:15 pm – 3K – 9-10 girls
  • 2:50 pm – 3K – 9-10 boys
  • 3:20 pm – 3K – 11-12 girls
  • 3:55 pm – 3K – 11-12 boys
  • 4:25 pm – 4K – 13-14 girls, 15-16 girls, 17-18 young women (run together, scored separately)
  • 5:00 pm – 4K – 13-14 boys, 15-16 boys, 17-18 young men (run together, scored separately)
Note: For scheduling purposes we are allowing 20-35 minutes per race, depending on age division and gender, based on historical finishing times. Factors beyond our control may affect the starting times of each race.

Facility and course map
Click picture for larger, printable image.

Course description - 3 courses, 2 loops each
  • Course Map and Description [Download] [View]
  • Intersections are marked on the map, white circle with black number, 1-10
  • There are 2 loops
    • "Alpha" loop is 1K
    • "Crush" loop is 2K (also known as the UPS Loop)
  • There are 3 courses - 2K, 3K and 4K.  Courses unchanged from previous years.  
  • Each course has 2 loops, a combination of "Alpha" and "Crush" loops, depending on distance.
    • 2K = "Alpha" loop + "Alpha" loop
    • 3K = "Alpha" loop + "Crush" loop
    • 4K = "Crush" loop + "Crush" loop
  • Each loop has 3 key intersections (athletes will be directed by course monitors)
    • Intersection 1 - Top of hill at the end of the lacrosse field
    • Intersection 2 - Middle of course, gateway to "Crush" loop
    • Intersection 3 - Near starting line.  For all courses:
      • Loop 1, go straight
      • Loop 2, go left to Finish Line
  • Each race will have course sweepers
  • Certain races will have course guides (AKA "rabbits"); typically for 8 & under age group
  • Course signage
    • 400m / 200m to finish, common to all races
    • 800m / 1-mile, unique to each race
Intersections common to all courses and loops; follow direction of arrows on map
  • Intersections 1, 2 and 3, see notes above
  • Intersection 4, follow directional arrows on map to Intersection 2 via "Mary's Meadow" (course marker on left); that means you may have to go straight (Alpha Loop) or make a left (Crush Loop)
  • Intersection 5, go right to cross the "Howell Bridge"
  • Intersection 6, go left, up the hill
  • Intersection 7, go left to go down hill; there's a big tree on your right at the top of the hill
  • Intersection 8, go left, a very sharp left turn
  • Intersection 9, go right to cross the bridge; stay right
  • Intersection 10, quick right then left
2K course
  • The 2K course is "Alpha" loop + "Alpha" loop (i.e. the same loop is run twice)
  • "Alpha" loop 1
    • Intersection 1, go straight
    • Intersection 2, go left
    • Intersection 3, go straight
  • "Alpha" loop 2
    • Intersection 1, go straight
    • Intersection 2, go left
    • Intersection 3, go left to Finish Line
3K course
  • The 3K course is "Alpha" loop + "Crush" loop (i.e. two different loops)
  • "Alpha" loop 1
    • Intersection 1, go straight
    • Intersection 2, go left
    • Intersection 3, go straight
  • "Crush" loop 2
    • Intersection 1, go left
    • Intersection 2, go right
    • Intersection 3, go left to Finish Line
4K course
  • The 4K course is "Crush" loop + "Crush" loop (i.e. the same loop is run twice)
  • "Crush" loop 1
    • Intersection 1, go left
    • Intersection 2, go right
    • Intersection 3, go straight
  • "Crush" loop 2
    • Intersection 1, go left
    • Intersection 2, go right
    • Intersection 3, go left to Finish Line
Course Video
  • Follow this YouTube link for a video of the 5K competition course used by the high school athletes.
  • The 5K course is comprised of one 1K "Alpha" loop and two 2K "Crush" loops.
Course information by Garmin
Course Length
Measured by Rolatape 32-415m measuring wheel.
  • 2K course - 2116 meters
  • 3K course - 3007 meters
  • 4K course - 3898 meters
Course Records
  • Alpha Crush athletes indicated in red.
Event Girls Boys
00-08 2K
9:00.14
Dashana Morris, PTC Flash, 2012
9:08.83
Sam Comsudes, Marietta Track Club, 2016
09-10 3K
12:46.95
Nyah Hernandez, Unattached, 2012
11:49.78
Clark Thompson, PTC Flash, 2017
11-12 3K
12:18.43
Clara Heppner, Alpha Crush, 2016
11:39.03
Sully Shelton, Unattached, 2015
13-14 4K
16:17.33
Clara Heppner, Unattached, 2017
15:00.08
Clay Marshall, Alpha Crush, 2011
15-18 4K 17:18.06
Brianna O’Neal, Great Strides, 2015
14:13.85
Matthew Patterson, Great Strides, 2015
5K18:43
Lindsay Billings, Northview HS,
Fulton County XC Championships, 2014
16:19.21
Sam Bowers, Milton HS,
Fulton County XC Championships, 2017

Alpha Crush XC Invitational - Winning Times
  • Alpha Crush athletes indicated in red.
  • Course records highlighted in yellow.
Girls
Year 00-08 2K 09-10 3K 11-12 3K 13-14 4K 15-18 4K
2017 10:04.77 13:47.67 12:53.36 16:17.33 20:14.61
2016 9:58.42 12:48.47 12:18.43 16:36.75 19:14.46
2015 10:02.29 13:26.00 13:18.88 16:44.74 17:18.06
2014 9:57.09 13:35.89 12:27.74 16:58.11 19:37.72
2013 9:55.14 14:08.11 12:35.50 17:54.71 21:04.26
2012 9:00.14 12:46.95 12:39.63 17:31.99
2011 10:23.04 13:32.53 13:31.33 17:29.05

Boys
Year 00-08 2K 09-10 3K 11-12 3K 13-14 4K 15-18 4K
2017 9:23.38 11:49.78 12:08.48 15:21.37 19:28.58
2016 9:08.83 12:32.58 11:57.24 15:14.99 18:09.49
2015 9:24.61 13:08.48 11:39.03 15:11.90 14:13.85
2014 9:24.34 12:29.05 12:09.99 15:16.60 14:21.55
2013 9:22.87 13:23.52 12:01.28 15:49.67 18:04.12
2012 9:49.06 12:52.61 11:59.65 15:26.52
2011 9:26.68 13:01.46 12:09.72 15:00.08