FAQ

Does a high school 5k race or time qualify for a team or individual? No

Does an individual have to be attached to a team? No

How do you calculate when club teams are in the results? Subtract the club teams from the final team results, then calculate 25% of the school based teams.



5th Graders


 A 5th grader may only race in the middle school division or the elementary division.  Not    both. Some schools in Florida have 5th grade in their middle school. 

Nomenclature clause


 Nomenclature: We realize that some school teams are not allowed to compete and represent  their schools outside of their county. We have allowed for a team name change if that is the  case. When registering your qualified team for the Championship division, please list the school  that the kids attend if different from the team name. 

HOW TO QUALIFY a Team or individual


 What kind of meet does my team or individual need to run in to qualify for the Florida MS Cross Country Championship Division on Oct 28th in Lakeland?

No qualifying is needed for the Open Division on Saturday or the Elementary races on Friday.

 What makes up a team?



Teams:


  •   Teams must be composed of kids that attend the same public middle school, private school or homeschool team, regardless of whether the team competes under the name of the school or some other nomenclature.  See nomenclature below.


  •  The kids must have raced together as a team in a qualifying middle school meet or in their middle school district, league or county championship. High school races do not count.


  •  The team can be made up of 6th thru 8th graders (if those are the grades in the school) or 5th thru 8th graders (if those are the grades in the school).  See 5th grader rule below. 


  •  Subsitution: May subsitute up to 2 kids on your qualified team in the Championship Division


  • ​Uniforms: Teams do not have to wear their school uniforms. The teams can match or somewhat match. Our starting official will not be scrutinizing uniforms or jewelry. 


  • Attendance Proof: Meet Director may ask for proof of same school attendance after registration.  I.E. copy of report cards of each runner on qualified team. 


       


Compete in only one of the following types of meets  

 

 a designated BASIC QUALIFIER Meet


  •  Basic Qualifying meets thru out Florida are *usually open to all. Public School Teams, Private School Teams, Home school Teams and **Club Teams and *Unattached Individuals.
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  • TEAM QUALIFICATION: the school team has to finish in the Top 25% of scored teams based on Final Results in a Qualifying meet.  See definition of Team below. Will round up if above .5 in the calculation. See example below. If there are club teams mixed in with school teams in  the final results, the club teams will be subtracted out to get a new final result with school teams. The new total will be used for the 25% calculations.   
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  • INDIVIDUALS:  An individual must finish in the Top 10% of total finishers based on final results in a qualifying meet.  Will round up if above .5 in the calculation. See example below
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  •   EXAMPLES:  Individual Calculation:   10% of 113  Individual finishers equals 11.3, so we round down to 11 qualifying spots. 10% of 115 finishers equals 11.5,  we round up to 12 qualifying spots. Team Calculation: 25% of 9 scored teams equals 2.25, we round down to 2 teams spots. 25% of 10 scored teams equals 2.5, we round up to 3 teams. Point 4 and below gets rounded down. Point 5 and above gets rounded up.
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​      * It us up to the individual meet directors to allow club teams and unattached individuals.           There are some meets that are hosted by schools and are not allowed to have non school teams and individuals.  With that in mind, we try to make sure that a FLYRA designated Qualifier is open to all. But on occasion a (semi-closed) meet gets qualifier status to meet a geographical need.

     ** Club Teams (at the discretion of the qualifier meet director) may still place in the team scoring

 but not advance to the Middle School Championships.  Only school teams qualify.


OR

 a designated SUPER QUALIFIER Meet


  • in certain regional locations in Florida

  • Team Qualification in a Super Qualifier. Finish in  Top 5 school based teams
  • Individual Qualification in a Super Qualifier. Finish in  the Top 15 individuals or Top 10% of finishers. Whichever is greater. 

    ​​** Club Teams (at the discretion of the qualifier meet director) may still place in the team scoring,

 but not advance to the Middle School Championships.  Only school teams qualify.

OR


Qualify thru a Conference, League, City or County Championships. 


  • These meets are only open to member or county schools and not open to everyone. These meets will not be listed on the calendar or map. 
  • The Basic Qualifier Rule will be used to determine which teams and individuals have qualified.
  • Teams: Top 25% of Finishing Teams
  • Individuals: Top 10% of Finishers.