Cross country committee again recommends a new scoring format for 2A state meet

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AURORA — The cross country committee voted on Monday to recommend a proposal where the Class 2A state meet scores four runners in the team race.

Currently, teams at the 2A meet run six athletes, with three of them counting toward the team points. The proposal would be to run six and score four.

It is the second-straight year the committee has forwarded this specific proposal. Last year, the recommendation was voted down at a Legislative Council meeting.

The recommendation will again head to Legislative Council for a vote at its next meeting, set for January.

"This has been a push from some 2A schools for the last few years," said CHSAA assistant commissioner Jenn Roberts-Uhlig. "It's definitely divided among 2A schools on what's best moving forward."

Those behind the proposal plan to communicate with other leagues and Legislative Council members prior to the vote.

Additionally, the committee voted to recommend a second proposal which would allow a fifth team to qualify from each 2A regional. This would bring 2A up to 20 teams at the state meet, in line with the 20 that currently go in 3A, 4A and 5A.

"I think pulling the fifth team into 2A makes them more balanced with 3A, 4A and 5A," Roberts-Uhlig said.