FLYRA Middle School State Championship 2014

Lakeland, FL

Meet Information

Who has qualified so far?
REMEMBER If though a team or individual shows up on the qualified list, they still must register for the meet.

List of Qualifying Meets
Course Maps 1k, 2k, 3k

Entry Fee
$100 max per school
Registration will be completely shut down
10/29/14 at 11:59am NO EXCEPTIONS

Make checks out to:
Florida Youth Runners Association
Mailed to
Fl MS XC Championship

C/O Laura Fredrickson
3016 Folklore Dr
Valrico, FL
Or you may pay with Paypal when registering your athletes.
On registration page.
Contact Info:
Laura Fredrickson
Meet Director
813-625-1417 cell

7 per team allowed in Championship Division

Unlimited in the Open division:
Right now Open runs combined gender but awarded seperatly.
If numbers dictate may run genders separate.

Championship Divisions
.Top 3 Individuals Trophies
4th thru 10th place Medals
11th thru 20th place Ribbons
TOP 10 individuals.
Top 3 Teams Trophies
Award momento to Boys team members of Top 3 winning teams in championship race
Award memento to Girls team members of Top 3 winning teams in championship race
Top 5th Grader Award in girls/boys
Open Division:
Individual medals to Top 10 boys and Top 10 girls
1st and 2nd Place Team Boys, 1st and 2nd Place Team Girls
3rd thru 4th grade 2k
Top 30 Cotton Candy
Medals to Top 3 girls/boys
K-thru 2nd grade 1k
Top 30 cotton candy
Medals to Top 3 girls/boys

Parking: $10.00 per vehicle
No admission fee
Team Tents allowed
Bring Bug Spray
Event Tee shirts: short sleeve $15.00 and long sleeve $20.00
... Holloway Park Official Address: 3050 Lakeland Highlands Road. Lakeland, FL
EXIT 9 off the Polk country Pkwy.
Holloway Park & Nature Preserve
2402 Holloway Park Dr., Lakeland, Florida 33812
Oct 31, Friday
1:00pm course preview
till 6:30pm or mosquitoes come out.
Nov. 1st Saturday

Because the combined number of boy/girl entries in the Open Division have exceeded 400, we have decided to run the genders separately.
The new schedule will be as follows
8:00am Coaches Meeting
8:45am Girls Championship
9:05am Boys Championship
9:25am Girls Open
9:45am Boys Open
10:05 2k G/B
10:20 1k G/B
Awards to follow.

Chip Timing Procedures
Chips will be distributed by team for those registered by team, and individually for those who are competing without a team affiliation.
Coaches will check in for the team and sign out the chips for their team. At the conclusion of all the races, the chips are to be returned to the same area as a group. No chips will be accepted on an individual basis.
Coaches who pick up and sign for the racing chips are responsible for their safe return. If a chip is lost or damaged, the coach or team representative who signed out the chips will be charged $20 per timing chip.

Individuals without a team affiliation will sign out chips singularly. There will be a $20 fee assessed for unreturned or damaged chips.

Eligibility for Participation


Any individual (5th thru 8th grade) who wishes to run in the championship division MUST qualify in one of the qualifying meets throught out Florida No qualification is required for the Open middle school race or the elementary races. Top 10% of finishers (Basic Qualifier) or Top 15 individuals or Top 10% individuals in a Super Qualifier will be considered qualified regardless of team affiliation. Initial results will be used.


Both championship divisions will be scored for teams. 7 runners max in the Championship Division. Teams MUST be composed of kids who attend the same middle school regardless of whether the team competes under the name of the school or some other nomenclature. Teams will qualify based on their place in one of the qualifying meets set forth below.
5th graders may compete on a team or as an individual
Qualifiying Meets
List of Qualifying Meets

Basic Qualifiers:

Basic Qualifiers will be posted on the FLYRA website and Generally any Conference, League, City or County Championship will serve as a qualifier-- provided the results are posted on Additionally, Invitational Meets with 8 or more teams will be considered if a request is made to FLYRA prior to the meet and the results are posted on Some smaller meets may be considered in geographic areas where there are otherwise no other qualifying opportunities. Qualifying from a Basic Qualifying Meet will follow the formula: Top 25% of Finishing Teams, and Top 10% of Finishing Individuals qualify. Teams numbers will be rounded up.

Club Team: will be defined as a team of runners who go to different schools but have come together to form a team.

Scholastic Team: all the runners on the team go to the same school. (Private, public, charter, or homeschool) They can run under their school name or they can use another name. We allow a name change because some county school districts do not allow teams to use the school name outside of the county.
Determining which teams qualified for the ms championship meet: Club teams will be taken out of the results and team results recalculated with only scholastic teams. Top 25% of school based teams
Individual Qualifiers: Top 10% of finishers will be considered qualified regardless of team affiliation. Initial results will be used.
Top 15 individual finishers or Top 10%, whichever is greater.
Top 5 School based teams. Club teams and out of state teams will not be counted when reviewing Super qualifier results.

Frequently Asked Questions:
What if a club team (members are not from the same school)wins one of the TOP 5 qualifying spots in a Super qualifier? Top 5 school based teams will qualify for the MS State Championships.

Can a 5th grader compete in the Championship Division?Yes, they may as long as they have qualified thru a qualifing meet. They may qualify as part of a team or as an individual.
What if a middle school runner is in Top 7 on the high school varsity team and can't participate in the middle school division of a Super Qualifier or Basic Qualifier. Can his participation in the Varsity High school race count?
No it does not. 1) It is our position that athletes must qualify via the qualifying meets, and 2) because our State Meet conflicts with High School Districts, this is an either/or proposition for some kids..
How many kids can a qualilfied school enter into the Championship Division? 5 min. to score, 7 max.
How many kids can I put in the OPEN Division?The Open Division is unlimited.

Registration help:
Note that these instructions are on the US Portal and you will have to return to your state site to actually find your team and enter the meet.

Individual instructions are at the bottom of the above page.
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