Poll: Should cross country have received an extra week in the season due to Hurricane Florence?

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Should cross country have received an extra week in the season due to Hurricane Florence?
09/18/2018 11:10:01 PM
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The South Carolina High School League announced today that cross country will not have an extra week in the season due to Hurricane Florence. [b]From press release:[/b] The SCHSL Executive Committee has extended the regular season for football to add a Week 11. All games (Varsity and Sub-Varsity) originally scheduled for Week 4 (September 10th -14th), that have been postponed due to evacuations and/or weather may be moved to the week of October 29th - November 2nd. Regular scheduled games for Weeks 5-10 will remain as scheduled. Additionally, the football playoffs for all classifications will now begin on November 9th, and the State Championships will now be scheduled for December 7th and 8th. NOTE: Teams are still limited to their maximum number of contests for the regular season. [b]Volleyball, Swim, Girls Golf, Competitive Cheer, Girls Tennis and Cross Country Update:[/b] There are no changes to the sports season calendar for these sports. They will remain as scheduled. Reminder: Region matches take priority over non-region matches and tournaments. Commissioner Jerome Singleton states, “It goes without saying the aftermath for many of our counties is one of tremendous damage: loss of homes, vehicles and other personal properties, not to mention the schools and athletic facilities. Working as a team has and will always be the strongest characteristic the SCHSL membership displays year after year.”
The South Carolina High School League announced today that cross country will not have an extra week in the season due to Hurricane Florence.

From press release:
The SCHSL Executive Committee has extended the regular season for football to add a Week 11. All games (Varsity and Sub-Varsity) originally scheduled for Week 4 (September 10th -14th), that have been postponed due to evacuations and/or weather may be moved to the week of October 29th - November 2nd. Regular scheduled games for Weeks 5-10 will remain as scheduled.
Additionally, the football playoffs for all classifications will now begin on November 9th, and the State Championships will now be scheduled for December 7th and 8th.

NOTE: Teams are still limited to their maximum number of contests for the regular season.

Volleyball, Swim, Girls Golf, Competitive Cheer, Girls Tennis and Cross Country Update:
There are no changes to the sports season calendar for these sports. They will remain as scheduled. Reminder: Region matches take priority over non-region matches and tournaments.

Commissioner Jerome Singleton states, "It goes without saying the aftermath for many of our counties is one of tremendous damage: loss of homes, vehicles and other personal properties, not to mention the schools and athletic facilities. Working as a team has and will always be the strongest characteristic the SCHSL membership displays year after year."
09/19/2018 7:50:38 AM
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The SCHSL voted to extend the XC season by one week back at the end of April. They postponed it one year, due to Sandhills having another event already scheduled on the weekend after our State Championships. They could not extend XC this year and have the use of Sandhills. Next year, the State Championships for XC will be Nov 16th due to the extra week and that the NFHS is in a bump year. This would put the qualifiers on Nov 6th or 9th (depending on classification and location). Greenville and Sptg County will be held Nov 2nd next year. ALSO: The Coaches Classic is being moved to the weekend of what is currently Sandhills, Oct 12 or 19. This will be finalized at our winter meeting in January.
The SCHSL voted to extend the XC season by one week back at the end of April. They postponed it one year, due to Sandhills having another event already scheduled on the weekend after our State Championships. They could not extend XC this year and have the use of Sandhills.

Next year, the State Championships for XC will be Nov 16th due to the extra week and that the NFHS is in a bump year. This would put the qualifiers on Nov 6th or 9th (depending on classification and location). Greenville and Sptg County will be held Nov 2nd next year.

ALSO: The Coaches Classic is being moved to the weekend of what is currently Sandhills, Oct 12 or 19. This will be finalized at our winter meeting in January.
09/22/2018 2:12:29 PM
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@RiversideXC Nice!
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Nice!

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