• Cross-country is one of the few sports where the lowest score wins.
• If the winning team also took the 6th and 7th place, the losing teams score would be 50 (8+9+10+11+12 = 50).
• The winning team can only count their first 7 places. If the first finisher on the losing team finished 11th, they would still be counted starting at 8th place.
1. A Shut Out: The official score of a shut out or a forfeited dual meet (which happens if one team does not have five runners) is 15-50. This is a perfect dual meet shut out score.
Scoring Quiz: If your team has the first 3 finishers in the race, and you have at least five scoring runners you will always automatically win the meet. True or False? Give an example to prove your answer.
2. We defeat Team A in a dual meet 25-30. Show the scoring for both teams to reach this score. Is there more than one possible scoring combination that will tally this score? GC Team A
Have a warm-up routine:
My optimal warm-up is _____ minutes of easy running, ______ strides and ______minutes of stretching.
Remember to give yourself enough time to warm-up.Warm-up close to your race's starting time.
A good warm-up increases your heart rate, respiratory rate and your body temperature by one or two degrees. A good warm-up will improve performance-- you will run faster and feel more comfortable in the race. Here is a link to more information on some good stretches to do before (dynamic) and after (static) a race. http://ramscrosscountry.blogspot.com/2008/04/real-stretcher.html