USATF JO Region 4/16 Championship 2014

Myrtle Beach, SC

Meet information

USA Track and Field South Carolina
Region 16 Cross Country Championship
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Whispering Pines Golf Course
700 Harrison Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Age Divisions Born Distance Girls Boys
8 & Under 2006 + 2K 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
9 & 10 2004 or 2005 3K 10:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m.
11 & 12 2002 or 2003 3K 10:50 a.m. 11:10 a.m.
13 & 14 2000 or 2001 4K 11:30 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
15 & 16 1998 or 1999 5K 12:15 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
17 & 18 1996 or 1997 5K 12:15 pm. 12:45 pm.

ENTRY FEES: $15.00 for each participant.

DIVISION RULES: All participants must run in their proper age division.

ELIGIBILITY: The top 30 individuals and top 5 teams from the USATF SC Region 4 Meet will qualify for the 2014 National Junior Olympic Championship on December 13th to be held at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC.


REGISTRATION: Online registration will be done on CoachO:
Please contact your Youth Chair for questions: Linda Ellis (843) 319-0841 or email:

Date of Birth must be verified with Chris Kling, our Membership Chair prior to registering in the CoachO system. Chris’ email address is You may contact him for any questions regarding date of birth verification.

AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top 30 finishers, medals to the top 20 and ribbons to the next 10 finishers in each age division/gender. Medals will be given to the top 3 teams.

TEAM ENTRY AND SCORING: The names of the team members must be selected from the downloaded roster from the USATF membership database “A,” “B,” “C,” etc. team to be eligible as scoring members of the team. A team will consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of eight runners with the first five finishers being used to compute the score based on place. The 2013 USATF Competition Rules for Athletics will be followed.
THE COURSE: The course will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday for walk-thru. The course will be closed at 8:45 a.m. No one will be allowed on the course for warm up after that time. There is plenty of area for warm up in the adjoining field areas.

NUMBERS: The race numbers are to be worn on the front of your singlet or shirt and pinned in a flat manner. Do not tear off strips!!! To receive numbers see packet pick-up.

Chip Timing: We will be using chip timing and the instructions will be in the packet. The chips MUST be returned at the end of the race. The chips will be in the packets attached to the bibs.
NATIONALS: The top 30 individuals and top 5 teams from the USATF Region 4 Championships will qualify for the USATF National Championships. The meet will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Whispering Pines Golf Course. Declarations for the National Championships must be done online prior to the entry close date and time. The National entry fee is $20.00/athlete. USATF South Carolina will not cover the cost of your National Fees for Cross Country this year.
All waiver to National JO XC Championship request must be submitted in writing to Thaddeus Sligh, Region 4 Coordinator at HYPERLINK "" for approval by the Youth Executive Committee.

Remember we are guests of Whispering Pines Golf Course
Barbecuing will not be allowed on site.
Please do NOT bring loud radios or music, pets, or unnecessary distractions to the meet.
Please keep the facility clean. Place trash in the waste receptacles near you before leaving.
Alcoholic beverages will not be allowed.

For USATF Cross Country see Rule 305.3.
For Apparel see Rule 253.

**PACKET PICK-UP: The race numbers may be picked up on Friday November 21th from 3pm to 7pm in the lobby of the Sheraton Convention Center located at 2101 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC. After 7pm you can pick your packet up at the Course on Saturday morning prior to your race.