Salesianum Invitational 2021

Wilmington, DE

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

The Fr. Beattie Salesianum Cross Country Invitational

Saturday, October 2, 2021

REGISTRATION

We will use Milesplit for registration. Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24th at 8:00 PM.

Register for Varsity Championship (most competitive), Varsity B, or Varsity C. Enter EVERY athlete into the Varsity division of your choice and send your top 7 to race Varsity, your next best 7 for JV "A", your next best 7 after that for JV "B" and then unlimited/the rest of your team for JV "C". There is no girls JV "C", so the unlimited entry for girls is JV "B". Girls are Varsity top 7, JV "A" next 7 and unlimited JV "B".

Email Coach Scott Davis at sdavis@salesianum.org with any questions.

THE COURSE

The cross country course at Brandywine Creek State Park was redesigned in 2010, providing a safer running surface while maintaining all of its challenges. The starting area permits a full invitational field to line up, and crosses a large open grass area. After the first two panhandles the course heads directly left, not down the hill as in previous years (this section was becoming unsafe). It moves towards the bottom of Maintenance Hill and circles around to go back up. The course then follows the same trail as before until it gets near the finish area, when the runners will circle the meadow area above the finish line. All turns are clearly marked with posts. The mile and two mile points are marked. The course crosses paved roads at only two brief points. Spectators will have an excellent view of the starting line and the finish area. A course map is provided at our meet website.

DIVISIONS

We have 3 Divisions that you can enter for your varsity. Championship (most competitive), Varsity B (competitive), and Varsity C (typically smaller and less competitive teams). Please enter the race that best correlates with your typical ability in relation to other teams. Your entries will be evaluated by our committee and past records for final placement and to keep divisions balanced. Please check past results to see if your team wants to run in the Championship race. Awards are given to the top three places. If you have questions about which Division to enter, please email Coach Davis at sdavis@salesianum.org.

Three Varsity divisions: Championship, Varsity B, and Varsity C - all $100/gender team

Four JV divisions - JV A, JV B, JV C, Freshman Boys - $50/gender team (You MUST enter JV A if you want to enter any JV B or C)

Gender max: $150.00

School max: of $300.00

The design of the course is safe, difficult and spectator friendly! Make sure to get your entries in so you can "Conquer the Creek".

RACE SCHEDULE

No guess work, Races go off on time!

1:00 -- Boys Freshmen

1:25 -- Boys JV C

1:50 -- Girls JV B

2:15 -- Boys JV B

2:40 -- Girls JV A

3:05 -- Boys JV A

3:25 -- Girls Varsity C

3:45 -- Boys Varsity C

4:05 -- Girls Varsity B and Championship

4:25 -- Boys Varsity B and Championship

5:00 -- Awards

PAYMENT

Checks made payable to: SALESIANUM SCHOOL

Mail entry form to:

Katie Godfrey, Athletic Director

Salesianum School

1801 N. Broom St.

Wilmington, DE 19802

The course will be open until 12:30 for touring on the day of the race and is accessible for review before race day. About 100 school teams enter and about 1000 runners compete. There are usually about twenty teams in each race. Complete results through 2016 are available at www.N5CTA.com, under "Cross Country". If there are any teams in your area who would be interested in entering please ask them to contact Katie Godfrey at (302)356-2614.

DIRECTIONS

Brandywine Creek State Park

41 Adams Dam Road

Wilmington, DE 19807

Only 45 Minutes from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from Atlantic City, NJ, 2 hours from Washington, DC, and 3.5 hours from Richmond, VA.

HOTEL

The picturesque Brandywine Creek State Park is located in the serene Brandywine Valley, home of miles of open space, vineyards and tax free shopping. The park is located only 2 miles from Route 202 which boasts dozens of restaurants and hotels.

The Official Hotel of the "Fr. Beattie" Salesianum Invitational is the Double Tree on Concord Pike/Rt. 202. Please contact them for great team rates.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington

4727 Concord Pike

Wilmington, DE, 19803

Phone Number: 844-702-5994

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