LHS boys lose to South Pointe – LHS: 49 – SP: 19
(For map of course & info on how cross country is scored, look at end of results)
Cross Country is a 5K (3.1 mile) race through varying terrains.
Think of it as off-road track.
The Lancaster Bruins’ course starts and ends at Memorial Stadium and works its way around the North Elementary Campus and the Sports Complexes surrounding it. It’s a mix of gravel, grass and hilly terrain.
To win a Cross Country meet as a team, you calculate the score as follows.
You take the places that the top 5 runners from each school finished, and add them up.
For example, if Team A had runners finish in 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, their score for the meet would be 26. If Team B had runners finish 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th their score would be 29.
Low score wins, so Team A would win. By scoring it this way, you get a true measure of which team is actually better, not just an individual.
It becomes very important to have a “pack” of runners who can place towards the top of the meet, even if you don’t have an individual that comes in first place.
To see a map of the Lancaster High’s course, CLICK HERE.