WELCOME TO PEACHTREE CITY FLASH CROSS COUNTRY!
Youth ages 7-18 yrs. can participate in the Fall Cross Country Program.
The Flash has a long history and outstanding reputation, both within Peachtree City and throughout the state of Georgia. This reputation is the result of the parents and athletes that have participated in the program over the past 20+ years. Our goal is to continue building upon this tradition. Here are the key PTC Flash guiding principles to be followed by all of our athletes. (Note that these are not simply suggestions, rather they are expectations!)
Show up to practice on time, dressed properly, and ready to work.
Always show respect for yourself, parents, coaches, teammates, and competitors.
When you walk off the field after every practice or race, you can say to yourself that you did your best regardless of the result.
Whether you win or lose a race, always demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship to yourself, your teammates, and your competitors.
The first meets of the season are the developmental meet series. These are local meets, in which we compete with other cross country teams in the area, in order to prepare for the USATF championship meets, which begin in November. These developmental meets are run by parent volunteers of the host team and are a fun and friendly way to gain experience and comfort in competing in cross country meets.
Click here for the meet schedule.
The first five runners from each team to cross the finish line receive the points that correspond to their place. The first place runner receives one point, the second place runner two, and so on. The points from these five top runners are added together and the team receiving the lowest score wins. A perfect score in Cross Country is fifteen.
The most exciting part about cross country is that not only the five scorers are important. The racers that don’t score still have the ability to “push” another team’s top five scorers to a lower position.
Let’s explore the scoring. Imagine there are two teams racing and each team has seven runners. Let’s also imagine that they are very evenly matched but that Team A has the stronger sixth and seventh runners. Take a look at how the non-scoring positions won the race for Team A.
The sixth and seventh non-scoring runners from Team A “pushed” Team B’s fourth and fifth place scoring runners back to eleven & twelfth position, giving Team A the victory.
Ties between two or more teams shall be resolved by determining which team wins the most one-on-one match-ups among their five scoring members, comparing first to first, second to second, and so on through the final scoring place.
Age Groups and Distances