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Saturday, November 15, 2008 - Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls NY

 
 One of the highly anticipated state meets every fall is the New York Federation Championships bringing together the Public Schools (NYSPHSAA), Catholic Schools (CHSAA), New York City Schools (PSAL) and the Independents.  Over the past years the meet has been held Bowdoin Park which two weeks later will be the same course used for the NY and NE NTN Regional Championships.  Be sure to check back to this page from time to time regarding updates to “The Feds”

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Course length - 5000 meters

Course Records:   
CHARLES MILLIOEN    ST. ANTHONY’S   15:39.7 2000
NICOLE BLOOD            SARATOGA            17:27.3 2004

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GENERAL INFORMATION

NEW YORK STATE FEDERATION
BOYS & GIRLS 
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls NY
85 Scheafe Road
General Information
Saturday November 15, 2008

GIRLS RACE: 12:15 PM                BOYS RACE: 1:00 PM

Direction- from the East and South:  From west on 84, exit route 9 north, 4 miles to 28 west, to the end.  Make right turn on Main street about 1.8 miles, make left turn after the Fire House and Deli on to Scheafe Road. Sign for Bowdoin Park on this corner. Proceed about .7 mile to park on your right.

From 84 going east (like from Thruway) go over the bridge and take the first exit after the bridge, route 9D. Proceed north about 4 miles to route 28, follow directions as above.
From the north, follow directions for 84 east above.
 
If from the north on the east side of the Hudson, proceed south on 9 until you pass the Best Western Hotel. Shortly south of there, Scheafe Rd begins, a sign to Bowdoin Park is on the grass on the right side of the road. . Follow Scheafe Rd for about 3 miles to the park on your right. 

All parking will be on the site, admission charge is $5 per car regardless of the number of occupants.  All contestants are free.  Follow directions of parking attendants. 

Housing: The meet Headquarters is the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center. It is located just north of route 84 on route 9.  There is a Hampton Inn just behind the Holiday Inn which will house any overflow registrants.  Both hotels are charging $99 for meet spectators and athletes.  If booked late, the charge is $119, which is still better than most other hotels in the area.  It is located in a very convenient location with many amenities nearby. The Holiday Inn has special menus for meet guests.

Long sleeve Tees - $20            Food Vendor on site 

COACHES INFORMATION

Boys & Girls Cross Country Committee: Bob Baratta-Chairman           AIS-George Calano          
NYSPHSAA-Chuck Wiltse, Marbry Gansle      PSAL-Dwayne Burnett      CHSAA-Louis Vasquez      

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2008, Bowdoin Park, Wappinger Falls, NY.  GIRLS RACE 12:15 PM   BOYS RACE 1:00 PM

HOSTED BY: The Federation Committee, Section One Coaches and Officials, Dutchess County Parks, and volunteer student- athletes and adult groups.
MEET DIRECTOR: BOB BARATTA    JURY OF APPEALS:FEDERATION  CROSS-COUNTRY  COMMITTEE.    REFEREE: TOM MC TAGGERT
SITE COORDINATORS; Steve Arnett, Terry Horton,

Entries are limited to qualifiers through their association championships, approved by their association chairperson and meet the Federation qualifying criteria and quotas.

QUOTAS                   TEAMS        AT- LARGE TEAMS        INDIVIDUALS
NYSPHSAA                      9                  7                               40
CHSAA UPSTATE             1*                                                   3
CHSAA                             3*                 3*                              12
PSAL                                3*                                                  12
AIS                                   1*                                                   3
TOTALS                           17                  10                              70
*Four starred groups eligible for the three at-large bids. Fed Chair is final selector.

COURSE: 5000m, VARIED TERRAIN AND SURFACES, SUITABLE FOR SPIKES ..
EXCELLENT SPECTATOR COURSE, WITH A  FAIR START AND FINISH.
AWARDS: plaques and medals to first five teams.  Forty individual medals.  Awards ceremony shortly after both races.  Results and pictures on Armory Track,  Dyestat, Dyestatmetro, NYSPHSAA , & Leone Timing websites.  

WE ARE USING  CHIP TIMING, RESULTS,  AND SCORING  BY LEONE TIMING.   COACHES AND ATHLETES MUST COMPLY WITH PROCEDURES THAT MUST BE ACCURATELY FOLLOWED BEFORE AND AFTER THE RACES.

ENTRY FEES:TEAMS-$75, INDIVIDUALS-$15. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID BEFORE ATHLETES CAN COMPETE.  CHECK, CASH, MONEY ORDER. NO VOUCHERS OR PURCHASE ORDERS.
CHECKS PAYABLE TO NYS FEDERATION XC.  PAY AT PICKUP OF NUMBER & CHIP.

ALL PSAL, CHSAA, AND AIS ENTRIES ARE SUBMITTED THROUGH THEIR LEAGUE CHAIRPERSONS. DO NOT FAX ENTRIES ON AN INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL BASIS. ALL NYSPHSAA ENTRIES FROM THE STATE MEET SHOULD NOT BE FAXED. AT- LARGE ENTRIES 
NOT COLLECTED AT THE STATE MEET MUST BE SENT TO – BOB BEER, FAX 631-345-9419,
OR E-MAILED TO BEERCOACH  @AOL.COM. (text file or word file)

HOUSING: There are many motels on Rt.9 from Poughkeepsie to Fish Kill, within 20 minutes of the course.  Discounted rates are available. Includes Holiday Inn, Best Western, Marriott, Super 8, Radisson, Econo Lodge, and many small motels.  Route 9 also has many malls and every kind of food service.

PARKING:Spectator parking will be on the grounds. Cars will pay $5 flat fee.. Overflow cars could  be placed at offsite areas.  Team buses  will be parked on the lower part of the park or at  another site location.  Athletes can be dropped off at the main entrance and must walk down to the start/finish area. A turn around at the top of the park will be utilized by team buses if necessary. Shuttle buses will run from off site parking sites. 
SPECTATOR SPORTSMANSHIP: All spectators must respect the running lanes and the restraining lines setup at the start and finish area.  The safety and needs of the athletes must be respected.  We have opened up the course so spectators can see more-but if safety is a factor we will return to a more secure course. Avoid coming out to the river side of the finish lane.
NUMBER/CHIP PICKUP/INFORMATION: Packets are available on Friday at the course from 1:00PM until 4:00PM.  It is unsafe-dark- around 4PM, so plan accordingly. Saturday pickup is from 9:30AM until 11:00 AM. Programs and souvenirs shirts will be sold, and a snack bar will be open on Saturday.  For information, contact Bob Baratta; 631-666-8490 or Email -Bobrun8@msn.com

THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE NECESSARY WITH THE USE OF THE CHIP TIMING SYSTEM:
  • All athletes will receive a bib number,  hip numbers- left and right hip, and two chips.  The chips must be securely attached to each running shoe. Make sure the chip number matches the competitors bib number.  Bib Numbers will be worn on the front, on the  running jersey.  Hip numbers will also be worn on each side.. 
  •  The numbers for all athletes run consecutively. Numbers 1 to 299 will be for girls, and from 301 to 600 for boys.
  • The primary timing system will be a combination of the chip system and a FinishLynx photo-finish system.  FinishLynx will be used to break close finishes.  We will not  chute the runners – BUT RUNNERS MUST BE COACHED TO CONTINUE RUNNING PAST THE TWO MATS AT THE FINISH, AND GET OUT OF THE MIDDLE OF THE FINISH AREA. WE CANT HAVE A BACKUP AT THE MAT/FINISH AREA. .
  • The finish area will be fenced off and a chip-crew will collect the chips from each runner before they leave the area. This is very important because we must pay for lost chips.  This can be done quickly if all athletes and coaches are aware that they must help make this efficient.
  • t is important to coach runners to cross the finish line and get out of the way, off to the sides and to the back as quickly as possible. We will provide assistance.
  • The finish Lynx system is a great backup, and we also have a video backup. 


Program ad forms are available on Armory Track.  All monies from program ads and sales are put back into the meet.  We have upgraded the meet every year and your continued support is very important. Increased costs for shuttle buses, Porta-Johns, and meet administration are somewhat offset by supporting the food and shirt vendors, and the purchase of programs by athletes, coaches, and spectators.   Also, coaches are reminded to provide all information on the entry page. Coaches are also asked to inform their spectators of the parking procedures, spectator areas and sportsmanship responsibilities.  This highly competitive and important race requires the cooperation of everyone.  Team tents are permitted in designated areas!

We provide medical coverage including  ambulances, EMTs,  and AEDs on Saturday only !  

NEW YORK STATE FEDERATION CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE LAST WORD ON DINNER, BREAKFAST AT HQ HOTEL


This is the final deal we have worked out with the Holiday Inn & Conferencing Hotel, Fishkill NY, Route 9 at Intersection of 9 and 84. 

A special priced dinner consisting of a pasta dinner as previously publicized for the price of $15.40  including tax and gratuity is available Friday evening.   It will be served in the restaurant and those interested should make reservations so that the restaurant can manage overflow requests.  This is very inexpensive compared to normal dinner fare and saves one the trouble of extra travel. There was a mix up on the Nike guest speakers availability for the Federation Meet so we are unable to go ahead with the previous plan. Again, make sure you make reservations for proper seating times.  Teams, individuals need not be guest in this hotel to take advantage of this special.

The Hotel has a normal breakfast special of $11.50 per person which includes tax and gratuity.  If a team/coach is paying with a school check, than bring a tax exempt-form to save the tax. This breakfast is served from 7 AM on in the restaurant.  If teams/coaches know they plan to dine in the restaurant it would help to inform the hotel so that they make sure they have enough workers to service breakfast. It is best if those planning to use one or both of these meals contact the hotel as soon as possible so they can be sure they have enough ingredients and workers to properly service these meals.

In the following years the hotel  arrange for schools to establish P.O. accounts so that all charges at the hotel can be paid on a Purchase Order. Hotel policies make using a P.O. on short notice impossible.  We would are also planning to provide an evening program, speaker, other activities for participants.

These activities require involved prior planning and requires coaches to plan ahead and cooperate to make them successful.  In any event, we hope that all qualifiers have a memorable experience.

Bob Baratta and the Federation Committee




THE MEET HEADQUARTERS HOTEL IS THE HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER.

THE HOTEL IS LOCATED ON ROUTE 9 JUST SOUTH OF US 84 IN FISHKILL...845 896 6281
 

THIS IS A FULL SERVICE HOTEL, ALL NEWLY DECORATED, CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR MANY STORES, PLACES TO EAT, AND TRANSPORTATION.  IT IS ABOUT 15 MINUTES FROM THE COURSE. 

THE RATE IS $99.99 WITH MANY DOUBLE ROOMS AVAILABLE.  THIS RATE WILL HOLD UNTIL MONDAY NOVEMBER 11.  AFTER THAT DAY THE RATE IS $119.00  THIS IS A MUCH MORE CONVENIENT HOTEL, AND IS LIKELY TO BE OUR MEET HEADQUARTERS FOR THE FUTURE.  IT IS ALSO LIKELY TO BE MEET HQ FOR THE NIKE MEETS.

THE BEST WESTERN HAS NO DOUBLE ROOMS LEFT - THEY BOOKED A SOCCER TOURNAMENT AND WAS NEVER OFFICIALLY MEET HEADQUARTERS.  WE WILL HAVE NUMBER PICKUP AVAILABLE DURING THE EVENING FROM   

6 PM TO 9 PM, IN ADDITION TO THE DAYLIGHT HOURS AT THE COURSE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

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