Cecil Field Summer Classic 2021

Jacksonville, FL
Timing/Results 1st Place Sports

Meet Information



Cecil Field Summer Classic Meet Instructions



Welcome to the 5th annual Cecil Field Summer Classic ! We are proud of how this meet has grown from a pre-season jamboree in 2017 (with 13 girls teams and 17 boys teams) to a full-fledged regular season meet with (this year) 55 boys teams and 54 girls teams (run in 2 divisions) But with larger meets comes heightened organization and cooperation, so please read meet instructions below carefully.



LODGING

Any out of town teams I recommend the Fairfield Inn and Suites - Jacksonville West - (less than 10 minutes from course and right off I-10 at the Chaffee Road exit) - we have a Cecil group rate of $119 per night 904.693.4400

Ask for Amanda Richardson

Amanda.richardson@marriott.com

If Fairfield fills up, there is a Holiday Inn Express, Best Western and Hampton Inn at the same exit.

ENTRY FEE
HS ENTRY FEE IS $100 PER GENDER PER SCHOOL
$200 BOYS AND GIRLS COMBINED
MIDDLE SCHOOL RACE IS $50 PER GENDER PER SCHOOL
$100 BOYS AND GIRLS COMBINED
Everyone should have had a W-9 emailed to them. If you dont have it, e-mail me, and Ill send you another !

Mail checks to: NEW WORLD SPORTS

MAIL TO:

  • New World Sports

    Attn: Richard Fannin

    1431 Riverplace Blvd

    Unit #2908
  • Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • PARKING

***There will be a parking fee of $10 per car / (Team buses and coaches park for free) - PLEASE notify your runners parents !! This fee is needed to offset cost of renting the entire golf course for the day) - EACH TEAM WILL GET TWO COACHES SPOTS IN PAVED PARKING LOT BY CLUBHOUSE (WE WILL HAVE A LIST OF 100 NAMES (50 SCHOOLS) - NOT ON LIST - CANNOT PARK HERE

*WE WILL HAVE A PRE-PAY LINK FOR AN EXPEDITED PARKING LINE - PLEASE FORWARD THIS LINK TO ALL OF YOUR PARENTS

*DAY OF PARKING WILL BE $10 CASH - THE LINE WILL BE A LITTLE LONGER - PLEASE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO HAVE EXACT CHANGE TO HELP WITH THIS

*THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PARKING LOT FOR TEAM BUSES - BUSES MAY DROP RUNNERS OFF AT PAVED PARKING LOT AND THEN CIRCLE BACK TO BUS PARKING LOT

TEAM CAMPS

Team camps may ONLY be set up in the driving range area (situated perfectly between the starting area and the finish area) Driving range is 10,000 square feet (500 x 200) and should be enough to accommodate everyone. Area will be taped off, and entrance will be on the South end (just past the finish line) Runner exit is on the north end right by the starting line. Please leave your team camp area as clean as you found it - garbage bags will be provided. CLUBHOUSE IS OFF LIMITS - WE WILL HAVE PLENTY OF PORTABLE TOILETS

FOOD AND MUSICCountry Caterers (family owned for 40 years) will be set up by 5:00pm and serving up hamburgers, hotdogs, etc. etc. at affordable prices. Tell your parents to bring folding chairs and picnic blankets, and make a night out of it !!!

We will have a DJ playing music throughout the event. Although we have some serious levels of competition, in keeping with the original intent of this invitational, we also try to provide a fun end of summer carnival atmosphere for the whole family.

  • SPECTATING THE RACE
  • You have 2 basic options
  • 1.) Stay at the start/finish area. Watch the start, Halfway split (1.55 miles) and finish.
  • 2.) Walk / Jog 1/2 mile down the course to the 2 mile mark. You can see runners here at 1/2 mile, jog over to the adjacent fairway for the 1 mile split, back over to 2 miles, and you can still make it to the finish.

    SCHEDULE
  • NOTE - unlike years past, this is a full-fledged FHSAA regular season meet and not a jamboree, so teams will run for their real school (not clubs) and be required to wear team uniform
  • ELITE DIVISION
  • We used FL Runners database of returning runners per team to make our best efforts in determining the Top 22 teams for boys and girls.

BOYS ELITE TEAMS (22) - APPROXIMATELY 316 RUNNERS.ALL BOYS TEAMS IN ELITE RACE ARE RANKED AMONG TOP 54 IN THE STATE (ALL CLASSIFICATIONS)(RETURNERS) PER FL RUNNERS AND HAVE A TOP 5 AVERAGE OF SUB-18:00

Viera - Bolles - Satellite - Bartram Trail - Creekside - Richmond Hill - Oak Hall - Nease - Leon - Circle Christian - Niceville - Spanish River - Maclay - Pensacola Christian - Fort Walton Beach - Buchholz -- Melbourne - Winter Park - St. Francis - Bishop Kenny - St. Augustine - Timber Creek

Individuals - Nick Carpenter (Trinity Prep),Matthew Stratton - (SJCDS) and Matthew Ahl (Trinity Prep)

GIRLS ELITE TEAMS(22) - APPROXIMATELY 302 RUNNERS.ALL GIRLS TEAMS IN ELITE RACE ARE RANKED AMONG TOP 79 IN THE STATE (ALL CLASSIFICATIONS)(RETURNERS) PER FL RUNNERS AND HAVE A TOP 5 AVERAGE OF SUB-22:00

Bolles - Timber Creek - Mandarin - Viera - South Walton - Oak Hall - Leon - Bishop Kenny - Winter Park - Niceville - Buchholz - Satellite - Maclay - Creekside - Circle Christian - St. Augustine - Nease - Pensacola Christian - Mt. Dora HS - Episcopal - Richmond Hill - Spanish River

Individuals - Laci Watford (University Christian) and Ani Veltcheva - Gainesville HS

BOYS AND GIRLS EARLY RACES WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED TEAM STARTING BOXES. START WILL BE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED (ROAD RACE STYLE)

BOYS 6:45 PM RACE (33 TEAMS) - APPROXIMATELY 446 RUNNERS

South Walton - Jeff Davis - Mandarin - SJCDS - Rockledge - Bishop Snyder - Fletcher - Episcopal - Valdosta - Ridgeview Middleburg - Fernandina Beach - Oakleaf - Columbia - Santa Fe - Suwannee - Stanton - Gainesville HS - First Baptist - Orange Park - Mt. Dora HS - Trinity Christian - Christs Church - Clay - Providence - Harvest - University Christian - Baldwin - Duval Charter - Baker County - Wolfson - San Jose Prep - Belmont Academy

GIRLS 6:15 PM RACE(32 TEAMS) - APPROXIMATELY 452 RUNNERSClay - Oakleaf - Fort Walton Beach - Bartram Trail - Stanton - Gainesville HS - Middleburg - SJCDS - Melbourne - Bishop Snyder - Jeff Davis - St. Francis - Fletcher - Rockledge - Suwannee - Santa Fe - Fernandina Beach HS - Ridgeview - Trinity Christian - Christs Church - Columbia - First Baptist - Harvest - Orange Park - University Christian - Valdosta - Baldwin - Duval Charter - Baker County - Wolfson - San Jose Prep - Belmont Academy

WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO SPLIT THE RUNNERS EVENLY AMONGST THE RACES, SO TRY IF YOU CAN TO ADHERE TO THE ROUGH PARAMETERS BELOW (AN EXCEPTION OF COURSE IS IF YOU NEED 5 RUNNERS IN YOUR DIVISION TO SCORE)

BOYS APPROXIMATE RACE LEVELS

AS A GENERAL GUIDE, ALL BOYS IN ELITE DIVISION (7:45) SHOULD EXPECT TO RUN 21:00 OR FASTER. ALL BOYS IN EARLY HS RACE (6:45) SHOULD EXPECT TO RUN 24:00 OR FASTER. ALL BOYS OVER 24:00 ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO RUN OPEN RACE AT 5:30 (SAME COURSE)

GIRLS APPROXIMATE RACE LEVELS

AS A GENERAL GUIDE, ALL GIRLS IN ELITE DIVISION (7:15) SHOULD EXPECT TO RUN 24:00 OR FASTER. ALL GIRLS IN EARLY HS RACE (6:15) SHOULD EXPECT TO RUN 27:00 OR FASTER. ALL GIRLS OVER 27:00 ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO RUN OPEN 5K AT 5:30 (SAME COURSE)

SCHEDULE



  • 5:30 pm -
  • Middle School / Junior High Race - 2,500 meters Open Race - 5,000 meters - men and women all-comers
  • THESE TWO RACES WILL BE RUN TOGETHER
  • (2,500 runners just peel off after 1 loop and shoot into finish)

    6:15 pm - HS Girls Varsity Race - 5,000 meters
  • (teams seeded 23 and up) and runners 21+ from Elite teams)
  • 6:45 pm - HS Boys Varsity Race - 5,000 meters
  • (teams seeded 23and up) and runners 21+ from Elite teams
  • 7:15 - Elite HS Girls Race (Top 22 seeded teams)
  • limit of 20 runners per team (teams with more than 20 can run extra girls in earlier race.
  • (Any girl from a team not seeded in Top 22 teams that has run a sub-20:00 HS XC 5K may run elite race as an individual)
  • 7:45pm - Elite HS Boys Race (Top 22 seeded teams)
  • limit of 20 runners per team (teams with more than 20 can run extra boys in earlier race)
  • (Any boy from a team not seeded in Top 22 teams that has run a sub-17:00 HS XC 5K may run elite race as an individual)
  • 8:30 pm - Awards Under The Lights !
  • Medals AND Race tee-shirts to Top 25 Boys and Girls in Elite HS Race - and tee-shirts to Top 10 boys and girls in Early race.
  • SOFT TRI-BLEND RACE SHIRTS ON SALE FOR $15
  • RIBBONS TO ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL / JUNIOR HIGH FINISHERS

    STARTING BOX ASSIGNMENTS
  • Again, no box assignments for Open Race or Early HS races. Start is road race style first come, first served.

  • BOYS ELITE RACE BOX ASSIGNMENTS
  • 1 - Timber Creek
  • 2 - Bishop Kenny
  • 3 - Winter Park
  • 4 - Melbourne HS
  • 5 - Fort Walton Beach
  • 6 - Maclay
  • 7 - Niceville
  • 8 - Leon
  • 9 - Richmond Hill
  • 10 - Creekside
  • 11 - Bolles
  • 12 - Viera
  • 13 - Satellite
  • 14 - Bartram Trail
  • 15 - Nease
  • 16 - Oak Hall
  • 17 - Circle Christian
  • 18 - Spanish River
  • 19 - Pensacola Christian
  • 20 - Buchholz
  • 21 - St. Francis
  • 22 - St. Augustine
  • GIRLS ELITE BOX ASSIGNMENTS
  • 1 - Spanish River
  • 2 - Episcopal
  • 3 - Nease
  • 4 - Circle Christian
  • 5 - Maclay
  • 6 - Buchholz
  • 7 - Winter Park
  • 8 - Oak Hall
  • 9 - Viera
  • 10 - Timber Creek
  • 11 - Bolles
  • 12 - Mandarin
  • 13 - South Walton
  • 14 - Leon
  • 15 - Bishop Kenny
  • 16 - Niceville
  • 17 - Satellite
  • 18 - Creekside
  • 19 - St, Augustine
  • 20 - Pensacola Christian
  • 21 - Mt. Dora HS
  • 22 - Richmond Hill


  • LINK TO COURSE

Course Is well-measured, flat and fast.
HS Course Records are 15:33 by Bradley Ball of Nease at Cecil Summer Classic in 2020 and 17:52 by Ana Wallace of Chiles at the 3A - District 3 meet in 2017. Girls MEET RECORD is 18:38 by Isabella Babilonia of Viera in 2020.
Markers will be posted at 1 mile, halfway (1.55 miles), 2 miles, and 3 miles. We will also have an 800 meter to go mark.
ALSO A TIMING MAT AT THE HALFWAY MARK (2,500 METERS) - ALL RUNNERS WILL GET SPLITS FOR FIRST AND SECOND 2,500 METER SECTIONS.
  • Course is 1.50 mile loop done twice with final .11 miles straight down fairway.
  • (mostly golf course fairways with 4 short 100 meter sections on dirt roads through woods)

  • There is not a LOT of pavement, but enough on cart paths that athletes may want to consider flats or "spikeless spikes" (nubs) - rather than metal
  • FINISH AREA
  • Entire last 1/10 mile will be staked/roped off securely, and a chute beyond finish will dump runners straight into tram camp area. Please do not enter chute area unless a medical emergency.
DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION
Starting line is 110 feet wide, (and 55 feet deep) with 22 five foot team boxes.

First 200 Meters is a downward sloping free for all right down the 9th hole fairway. Right at 200 meters, course narrows quickly onto a cart path (about 5 steps on pavement) This is followed by a wide open 600 meters straight down 8th hole fairway. Plenty of room to swing wide and get into position.

At 1/2 mile you begin weaving behind 7th hole green, past the lone palm tree and around the old stump. Hard left here and straight across the fairway. At exactly 3/4 mile you enter the woods for a nice shaded 100 meters. At .82 miles you have about 20 steps on cartpath and cross a small footbridge over Rowell Creek. This is followed by 200 meters straight down 5th hole fairway (gentle slope down) to the 1 mile mark. At 1.1 miles you shimmy between two trees and youre out on another long fairway (3rd hole) to another section of woods. Enter woods on a flat dirt road for about a 1/10 mile. At 1.38 miles you swing a hard left and across the grass to the 1st hole fairway. Cross the path at 1.48 miles. Huge crowds here will lift you to the exact Halfway point (1.55 miles) at a huge oak tree. Run left along the back of the driving range and merge back onto loop 1 at 1.64 miles.
A long 600 meter stretch again down the 8th fairway takes you to the 2 mile mark. Weave back behind the 7th hole green, past the lone palm, around the old stump and back into the woods at 2.27 miles. Emerge from the woods, back over the footbridge and a long, sloping downhill 5th hole fairway to 2.61 miles ... (Half mile to go)

At 2.79 miles you enter the woods again. Emerge from the woods at 2.89 miles and at the hard left you have exactly 1/4 mile to go. 160 meters across grass brings you to the #1 fairway again (2.99 miles) As soon as you take the hard right you hit the 3 mile mark and have 564 feet of gently sloping downhill to the finish. Big crowds, and music shooting down the fairway. Big kick ! And you're done


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