CHSAA increases competitors for cross country regionals

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Following additional work by assistant commissioner Jenn Roberts-Uhlig, all teams will be able to run at the regional cross country meets this week.

In reviewing current state guidelines, it has been determined that all regionals can be effectively and safely conducted within all state guidance. This means that every team will participate in regionals.

“Every school will have a representative varsity team for boys and girls team at regional cross country meets this week,” said commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green.

In order to meet the guidelines, each classification will be reduced one runner from a typical meet in a typical year. An additional wave will be added to each regional.

Waves will hold no more than 25 runners to meet state guidance.

"We are really excited," Roberts-Uhlig said. "We've been advocating for this since August, and there's no better day than today to make and announce this decision administratively on behalf of Colorado cross country and our regional meets. Their hard work will be recognized.

"The way that teams and individuals qualify for this year's state meet is not changing," she added