New Site

The following site is now the OFFICIAL site for Payson Cross-Country and Track. All new info will be posted there. The blogspot site will no longer receive new info. The big advantage of this new site is that it is not blocked by the school's server and so can be viewed from school.

click on an event to view the details, also read the announcements below!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One More Banquet Change

It feels like this XC Awards Banquet is bouncing around like a rubber ball. We think, however, that we have a final date. The banquet will be on THURSDAY NOV 6.

Great West XC Conference Championships

The Great West Conference (the collegiate athletic conference with UVU) will be having their Conference XC Championship in Orem this Saturday. There will be several former Payson runners competing. Some of you may want to go, watch, and cheer. Here is the info:

November 1, 2008
Women's Race 9:00am 6K
Men's Race 10:00am 8K

Lakeside Park
400 South Geneva Road
Orem, Utah 84058
Its next to Geneva Elementary School

School that are in the conference
Utah Valley University of Texas-Pan American
Chicago State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University of South Dakota
University of North Dakota
Houston Baptist University

Monday, October 27, 2008

All-Star Meet for All Seniors

In connection with the USATF Junior Olympic XC meet (listed below), there will also be the Utah State All-Star Meet for All Seniors! So, if you are a senior, plan on the All-Star meet. If you are a in grades 9-11, plan on the USATF Junior Olympic met. Here is the info for the All-Star Race:

Your coaches association would like to invite you to this year’s Utah Cross Country All-Stars Meet of Champions to be held at the Cotton Wood Complex
(4400 South 1300 East SLC). This will be a great opportunity to see our graduating senior class at their best going head to head, classification against classification to see which classification has the strongest graduating group of seniors. Hopefully this will be an exciting event that will show off our seniors one more time to the college and university recruiters without the other grade levels mixing up the results.
This event has been sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association. Please encourage your athlete to come. Thanks for your support and all you do for your athletes and this great Cross Country Sport.

Date: Saturday November 1, 2008

Time: Girls 12:30 PM
Boys 1:00 PM
Awards 1:30 PM

Who: 12th Grade Boys and Girls

Where: Cotton Wood Complex (4400 South 1300 East SLC)

Awards: Medals for the top 20 finishers

Cost: $5

Singlets will be given to the top 10 state championship finishers for each classification. All others will wear their school singlet.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Junior Olympic XC Meet

Some of you may be interested in the following meet information:

November 1st, 2008
Cottonwood Complex, Salt Lake City, UT

Location: 4400 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City

Bib Pickup 9-9:30 am, 11/01/08

Format and Schedule of Events:
Junior Olympic Championships

Youth (13-14) 4K 11:00 a.m.
Intermediate (15-16) 5K 11:30 a.m.
Young M/W (17-18) 5K 12:00 p.m.

ENTRY FEES: $5.00 for each participant.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top ten finishers in each division.

The Course: The entire course is grass surface. Spikes may be useful on the hills or if the course is wet. No dressing facility or public water is available.

Numbers: The race numbers are to be worn on the front of your singlet or shirt and pinned in a flat manner. Do not tear off strips!!! To receive numbers see bib pick-up.

Division Rules: All participants must run in their proper age division. At the Regional Championships each athlete must compete in the division they qualified in at the Association Championships.
Declaration of Advancement: The top 25 finishers and top 3 teams in each division may advance to the Regional
Championships on November 15th, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM . Declaration of intent to advance should be done before the end of the meet. Advancement to the Regionals is $7.00 per individual athlete and cash only will be accepted.

Entry per athlete is $5.00. All athletes must be current members of UT USATF. Registration packages including
individual, team entry form and age verification documents MUST be postmarked no later than Saturday, October 25th 2008. No Late Entries Will Be Accepted.
Entry: Entries must be made on the official entry form which is enclosed. If you require additional forms you may make copies of the form. Remember that the age division an athlete competes in is determined by the year that he/she was born.

All participating athletes must provide proof of USATF membership and sign the entry form.
(a) Athletes who have previously verified their date of birth do not need to do this again. Clubs should
obtain a current list from the Membership Chair identifying those athletes whose date of birth is verified.
Clubs will enter all athlete’s date of birth on the entry forms to signal to the registration chair that the
athlete’s date of birth has been previously verified.
(b) If you, the coach have not previously verified the athlete’s date of birth, than a legible copy of the
athlete’s proof of birth is required, such as; birth certificate, passport, certificate of baptismal records,
driver’s license, or U.S. Government I.D. are acceptable. Proof of birth must accompany the athlete’s
entry. Clubs will leave the date of birth area blank on the entry form and attach the required

Late Registration: No Late Entries Will Be Accepted after Oct. 25th, 2008.

Race Day Membership: Membership must be purchased prior to sending in the individual & team entry forms. No membership purchase will be available on race day.

Team Registration: Each club must provide a team declaration roster for each age group/gender division for which they are registering a team. All members of the same club registered on a Team Roster Declaration form are eligible to compete on the club’s team. A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 athletes may compete on a team into the next round of qualification up to and including the National Championships as long as they qualify. An entry form for each athlete
competing must be remitted

Send registration packages and information to:

Mike Durman
Youth Cross Country Chair UT USATF
4595 W Birdie Way
South Jordan, UT 84095
Telephone: (801) 403-9418

For membership information contact:
Kris Erickson
USATF – Utah Office Manager
Telephone: (801) 277-7405

Individual membership may be obtained online as well as at for the fee of $19.95.

Results will be listed in:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Banquet Date Changed

Important announcement:

Because of some scheduling conflicts with the school facilities we are moving the date of the awards banquet. We will plan on having it one week later, on Wed. November 5th at 6:30 in the Cafeteria. It will be a potluck dinner. More info will be distributed soon with specific instruction.