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2019 Cross Country Season


State Championships - Saturday, Nov. 16 @ Plattsburgh

---------------- Latest update from Mike DeMay -------------------------------------------

11/12/2019 5:30 pm

Here is the latest on the anticipated forecast for Saturday’s NYSPHSAA State Cross Country Championships:

  • 9:00 AM :  15 degrees, feels-like temperature of 7 degrees, with a wind of 5-7 MPH.
  • Noon : 21 degrees, feels-like temperature of 12 degrees. Frost nip and frostbite can occur in under ten minutes on exposed skin.

As a follow up to my previous e-mail, NFHS Rules Do NOT allow for the “requirement” of additional apparel to be worn. NYSPHSAA does however strongly encourage athletes to cover exposed skin and prepare for very cold conditions. Hats, gloves, ear protection, leg and arm coverings are highly recommended for the safety of the participating athletes.

As long as the teams can be clearly identified by their tops and bibs, what is worn underneath the tops/bottoms are now considered foundation garments (i.e. underwear) and deemed "invisible." The athletes can wear any desired clothing under their uniform if it keeps them warm; colors/patterns of what is worn underneath do not matter at all.

The key thing is that officials should be able to observe readily that all "TEAM" members are identifiable as being from the same team. There should be no doubt of their team affiliation. The individuals only need their bib numbers on whatever they wear as their uniform top.


The field house will be available during the races

Races will go on time. The temperature is not predicted to change very much and the logistics of parents, busses and charters would be difficult to alter.

The course

As of 11/12 the course is in perfect shape and ready to run. However, they are expecting a good quantity of snow over the next two days. If the snow can be removed and the course is safe, we will run the original course. If not, the crew has developed possible alterative courses:
A. Use the existing lower level format as much as possible, and use the upper baseball fields instead of the woods trails.
B. Use an entire lower level loops course on mainly grass, if snow can be removed enough to make a safe course
C. Use the perimeter college roads and have the start and finish in a safe area.
Decisions will not be made until after the snowfall subsides and the college crews deem what is safe and possible.


Section V Championship Results

Great showing by the WFL League! RESULTS on Section V website

Team results

We had one team champion: The Red Creek girls are advancing to the state meet. 
Marcus Whitman boys, Honeoye boys and Waterloo girls are runners-up.

Boys individual results

Individual class champions were Ryan King of NRW and Mack Brewington of Marion
We have 8 individual boys going to states, and 13 patches awarded
In class B,C,and D, WFL took 8 of the 15 spots for states!

Girls individual results

Individual class champions were Adriana Behrendt of Wayne and Madalenn Fee of Red Jacket
We have 6 individual girls going to states, and 12 patches awarded
In class B,C,and D, WFL took 6 of the 15 spots for states!


Coaches' post-season meeting - Tuesday, Nov. 19

@ Canandaigua Wegmans Burger Bar
6 pm dinner /  Meeting starts at 7 pm sharp
This is our business meeting where we discuss this year and plan the next year. Schedules will be created and dates set. We may have discussions and even vote on changes. All WFL coaches please plan on attending.

You can find prior WFL Coaches' Meeting Minutes on the Resources page


Information from Section V

From Mike DeMay, Section 5 Boys Cross Country Coordinator

2019 NYS Federation Application - NEW DUE DATE 11/8 (the form is wrong)

2019 NYS XC Chaperone Application

2019 Section V Handbook - Updated 8/23. Needed to update All-Section V team info

2019 Section V XC Championships Order of Events

2019 Section V XC Coaches Final Instructions

2019 Section V XC Appeals Form

2020 Section V XC Sectional Bid form - We encourage bids for 2020, 2021 and beyond!

June and July update

NFHS rules changes for 2020
NFHS Pre-Meet notes from the NFHS Rules Interpreters Meeting January 10, 2019. 




Photos by Kris King and other contributors. SEE MORE

2019 League Schools

updated 8/15/2019


  • Wayne 538
  • Geneva 493
  • Newark 463
  • Pal Mac 423
  • Midlakes 423
  • Waterloo 351
  • Penn Yan 336


  • Mynderse 300
  • NRW 295
  • Marcus Whitman 256
  • Lyons Clyde-Sav 196/187-252
  • Bloomfield/Naples 201/163-250
  • Sodus 237
  • Williamson 228
  • St. Mary's with Bloomfield/Naples


  • Red Jacket 226
  • Red Creek 187
  • Marion 184
  • South Seneca 180
  • HAC 141/103-172
  • Dundee 160
  • Honeoye 135
  • Romulus 88
  • South Seneca with Romulus

In order according to official 19/20 BEDS enrollment.



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