UPDATE: The NCISAA has decided that the NCISAA Division I State Champions will be scored as coaches association voted on in the summer. They confirmed with us the final score would be tied at 147.50 between Christ School and Providence Day.
A statement from the NCISAA is below.
"The official ruling is that the Division I State Championship meet will be scored using the same method of that in Division II and Division III. The method communicated in advance of the state championships has been invoked and the final results tabulated. The 2019 Division I Boys State Champions, each scoring 147.50 points, are Christ School and Providence Day."
The updated team results are below for the boys side. This will not change the outcome of the NCISAA Division I Girls State Champions.
Men - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored ======================================================================================== 1) Christ School 147.50 1) Providence Day 147.50 3) Charlotte Country Day 63 4) Metrolina Christian Acade 52 5) Charlotte Latin 44.50 6) Charlotte Christian 42.50 7) Durham Academy 42 8) Covenant Day 34.50 9) Cary Academy 33 10) Cannon 27 11) Ravenscroft 24.50 12) North Raleigh Christian A 18 13) Wake Christian Academy 15 14) Rabun Gap Nacoochee 5 15) Wesleyan Christian Academy 3
The issue outlining why the results were originally protested and sat in a 48 hour protest window are below from out original article.
Original Article - 5/18/2019
After an outstanding performance by both the Christ School and Providence Day boys the team scores reflected in a Christ School 8 point win 150.50 to 142.50. But the final result in determining the team champions is still up in the air.
Men - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
======================================================================================== 1) Christ School 150.50 2) Providence Day 142.50 3) Charlotte Country Day 63 4) Metrolina Christian Acade 52 5) Charlotte Latin 46.50 6) Charlotte Christian 42.50 7) Durham Academy 42 8) Covenant Day 34.50 9) Cary Academy 33 10) Cannon 28 11) Ravenscroft 24.50 12) North Raleigh Christian A 18 13) Wake Christian Academy 15 14) Rabun Gap Nacoochee 5 15) Wesleyan Christian Academy 3
Over the summer of 2018 the NCISAA Coaches voted on a new rule. Previously teams could enter more than 3 athletes per event, and they'd be accepted as long as they were in the top 24 athletes. However, if you placed more than 3 in the top 8 the those athletes would not be able to score. You could only score your top three finishers in each event.
This year would be the first year that more than three athletes on a team could score in an event.
Friday night during the 3200m Providence Day placed 5 boys in the top 8 going 1-2-5-7-8 in the event. After this, some NCISAA Division I Coaches allegedly were not aware of the new rule being in place.
|BOYS 3200 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Christian Landis||10||Providence Day School||9:32.48||10||2|
|2||Jason Krell||11||Providence Day School||9:41.66||8||2|
|3||Andrew Hammel||11||Christ School||9:51.44||6||2|
|4||Tamer Metwalli||12||Cannon School||9:54.33||5||2|
|5||Colter Nichols||10||Providence Day School||9:55.82||4||2|
|6||Bryson Mace||10||Covenant Day School||9:58.37||3||2|
|7||Andrew Riolo||11||Providence Day School||10:03.94||2||2|
|8||Adam Habas||11||Providence Day School||10:04.52||1||2|
|9||Joseph Visconti||11||Christ School||10:05.75||-||2|
|10||Worth Hinshaw||11||Charlotte Latin||10:13.68||-||2|
Though the new rule was voted on and passed by the coaches association, the NCISAA State Championship website stating the rules for the 2019 Outdoor Championships were never updated. The rules stated on the NCISAA Website are stated below.
The Games Committee voted that they would revert back to the old scoring rules for the meet which would take three points away from Providence Day, and add two points to Christ School and one point to Charlotte Latin.
Later in the meet Providence Day again would score a fourth athlete in the 1600m with a 1-4-6-7 finish in the event. So Providence Day would lose 2 points, Cannon School would gain one point and Christ School would gain one point.
|BOYS 1600 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Jason Krell||11||Providence Day School||4:23.59||10||2|
|2||Kenny Eheman||10||Cary Academy||4:24.49||8||2|
|3||Nick Epstein||12||Durham Academy||4:28.75||6||2|
|4||Christian Landis||10||Providence Day School||4:28.76||5||2|
|5||Neil Mosca||12||Durham Academy||4:29.68||4||2|
|6||Andrew Riolo||11||Providence Day School||4:33.85||3||2|
|7||Adam Habas||11||Providence Day School||4:35.04||-||2|
|8||Tamer Metwalli||12||Cannon School||4:35.80||2||2|
|9||Andrew Hammel||11||Christ School||4:39.55||1||2|
So of course, the difference between Christ School and Providence Day at the end of the meet would be 8 points. If you revert back the 5 point swing between the two schools in the 3200m and 3 point swing between them in the 1600m the two teams would tie as team champions.
With schools making entries with different thoughts to strategy in maximizing team points it would certainly change the way they entered athletes in events for the meet.
Currently the NCISAA Division I State Championships are scored under the old rules where only three athletes per team can score in an event. The NCISAA Division II and NCISAA Division IIIState Championships are scored using the newly voted on rules that more than three athletes per team can score in an event. For example, Carolina Day girls scored 4 in the 3200m in Division II. The only other occurrence of this looking through results was Providence Day girls scoring four in the Long Jump. Neither of these impacted the NCISAA Team Scores.
Girls 3200 Meter Run ========================================================================== Name Year School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== 1 Aycock, Ryann Cary Christi 11:13.45 2 10 2 Sutter, Olivia Carolina Day 11:40.47 2 8 3 Vestal, Zoe Cary Christi 11:55.58 2 6 4 Smith, Abby Carolina Day 12:06.31 2 5 5 Rudins, Katie Carolina Day 12:24.78 2 4 6 Weaver, Ellen Carolina Day 12:24.94 2 3 7 Sprouse, Lia Asheville 12:25.45 2 2 8 Ross, Caroline St Davids 12:29.15 2 1
Currently the NCISAA Division I State Championships are in a 48 hour protest period. The NCISAA is investigating this and working on a resolution in scoring and crowning a NCISAA Division I Team Champion.
Christ School were crowned defending NCISAA Division I State Champions at the meet, and will have at least a share of the team title depending the NCISAA's decision.
One thing for certain is that both Christ School and Providence Day had an incredible outing a the NCISAA Division I State Championships over the weekend.
We'll update this story as the NCISAA finds a resolution to the protested results.