Club Championship in Tight Race at Mid-point of
As of the end of August, with five more local meets still to run,
Dugalic Dragovan and Kristijonas Sabataitis lead the Men's Championship
field while Boglarka Gyofi and Beverly Hartline lead the Women's
But since only the best six races count toward the Championship
score, other Club members with fewer races could still rise in the
stand-ings and overtake these leaders. With the wet, cold Spring
experienced in the Chicago area, attendance was light at many meets.
So many members have five more races to add to their point totals.
Marie Larsson totes up the Club Championship after each local meet
and posts the updated results.
If you do not see your name, the chances are that you either did
not register for the Championships
or keep your Club membership up to date.
As of 2002, the new rules for the Championship series are:
- To be eligible, you have to register to be eligible by filling
out a form.
- The championship covers the entire calendar year, but only the
top six finishes for each competitor will be totaled.
- You must be a "member in good standing." Points accumulate from
the day you pay your dues and register for the championship.
- Only registered competitors may accumulate points. At a given
event, the highest-ranking registrant gets 10 points, the second-highest
ranking registrant gets 9 points, etc. So, someone may score 10
points even if they were ranked second or third for the day (behind
nonmembers, for example).
- The A-meet is not included in the championship.
- Juniors (under 21) will compete on orange courses.
- Females will compete on green courses.
- Men will compete on red courses.
- You must run as an individual.
- If two or more runners end up with the same points at year
end, ties will be broken by counting the most wins (10), second-place
finishes (9), etc.