NCHSAA 1A West Regional 2020

Bryson City, NC
Hosted by Swain County
Timing/Results Big Kahuna Timing

Meet Information

We Made It!!!
It is hard to believe.  We have worked since June, but finally, we have made it to the 1A West Regional Championships.   There are still details to be determined, but I will update this as I receive them.  
Race Start time: 
11:00 a.m. with the first boy's race.
11:45 a.m. first girls race
12:30 p.m. second boys race
1:15 p.m.  second girls race
Boys Flight 1: Lincoln Charter, TJCA, Murphy, Swain, Elkin, Polk, plus Nicolas Gomez (PCC), Preston Hyde (HDHS), Kirk Cleary (Starmount), and Ben Wessinger (Mitchell)
Flight 2: Christ the King, Highlands Tech, Hayesville, Robbinsville, and Avery, plus Riley Cannon (East Wilkes).
Girls Flight 1: TJCA, Swain, Elkin, and Polk, plus Lauren Tolbert (Highlands Tech), Jaylynee Esquivel (Cherokee High), Kiara Anderson (HDHS), Hazel Pasley (Alleghany), and Amelia Tehandon (Mitchell).
Flight 2: Lincoln Charter, Christ the King, Hayesville, Rosman, and Avery, plus Klare Jenkins (PCC), Ava Barlow (Robbinsville), Ashyln Stroupe (Murphy) and Lanke Pasley (Alleghany).
Rain Date: Monday, January 18th.  Time: TBD

Kituwah Mound
3831 Ela Rd,
Bryson City, NC 28713


Regional t-shirts will be sold online

Entry Deadline:

  • Meet Specifications (Each coach is responsible for entering their own teams and individuals)

            Teams are limited to 7 individuals.  Substitutions may be made on meet day.

    • All regional meets must use a spaced mass start (see Appendix A) for each race (no wave starts)

    • Each race shall be limited to 50 runners on the course at a time

      • If necessary, races may be split into heats, but they do not need to be equal in size.

      • Start times between races should not be less than 45 minutes

    • Heats

      • 1st place team and top individual qualifier from each conference shall be in the fast heat

      • The regional director and games committee will determine the seeding for the remaining heats.

There is a $50 late fee per athlete for entries made after the deadline.

1A West Regional Meet Director:

Keith Payne
Swain High School
State Qualifiers:
  • State Championships:

    • The top three (3) teams and top four (4) individuals, not on a qualifying team, from each regional championship will advance to the state meet (total of 100 runners per gender classification)

    • Each race shall be limited to 50 runners, which allows for two heats per gender classification

    • Fast Heat

      • 1st place teams and top two (2) individual advancers from each region

      • Two (2) 2nd place teams from each region (based on team scores)

    • Slower Heat

      • Two (2) 2nd place teams from each region

      • 3rd place teams from each region

      • Remaining individual advancers

Rules to note:

  • Face Coverings

    • Cloth Face coverings must be worn to the start area. It is recommended that athletes have a method of keeping their face covering with them during the race

      • For example, a safety pin could be used to secure the cloth face covering to the uniform, face-covering pulled down and around the neck, or tucked into a waistband.  This would also facilitate the resumption of wearing face-covering promptly after the finish of the race

  • Designated Team Area

    • Locations must be designated for teams to remain when not warming up, racing, or cooling down.  It is on the course map.

    • Designated Team Area must be for competing athletes and coaches only.  No spectators or parents allowed in the Designated Team Area

    • Designated Team Areas should be clearly marked by painted boxes, roped areas, cones, etc.

    • Minimum spacing between each Designated Team Area must be at least 10 feet apart