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Michigan High School Championships on MTU Trails

Tue, Jan  24, 2006 - By Nick Baic

Michigan High School Cross Country Ski Championships
February 18-19, 2006 @ MTU Trails

Dear Coaches, Athletes and Parents:

Come join us at this year’s USSA Junior Olympic venue! This will be an exciting event this year as it is being held in conjunction with the CCSA College Regional. You will ski at a fantastic facility and see the some of the best young skiers in the country. The schedule is as follows (all times EST):

Tuesday, February 14th

5:00 pm: Race rosters/entries due

Friday, February 17th

All day: Course inspection. Waxing will be in the Boss Snowplow wax building shed until 9:00pm
7:30 pm: Coaches meeting SDC classroom, bib pick up, start list and order, parking, etc.

Saturday, February 18th – Absolutely no skating!! No skating by ANYONE on the courses prior to the finish of the college men’s race.

8:00am: Courses open
9:00am: Late bib pick up opens at trailhead.
10:00am: College women’s 5K CL individual start. HS girls will follow 10 min. after last college athlete.
11:00am: HS boys 5K CL individual start. Course re-groom will follow immediately.
1:30pm: College/Open men’s 10K CL individual start. HS re-bib for FS pursuit race.
3:30pm: HS girls 5K FS pursuit start.
Approx. 4:30: HS boy’s 5K FS pursuit start.

Sunday, February 19th

8:00 am: FS courses open
9:00 am: College men’s 15K FS mass start.
10:30am: College women’s 10K FS mass start begins
12:00 or ASAP: HS girl’s, then boy’s CL sprint qualification; 15 second intervals, semi-finals will be 3 heats of 6 for each sex. Top two in each heat will advance to a 6-person final. (There may be 6-person B and C finals if time permits)

Cost: $35.00/racer for both days. Send payment with entry forms or indicate that you will bring it to the race. Check payable to Copper Country Ski Tigers.

Locker Room Facilities: Available to racers at the SDC after the races.

Note: HS Athletes from out of Michigan are welcome as guest participants at this event, but will not qualify State Championship awards.

Registration form for individuals and teams can be found here (PDF).