1) I think you read it right, but it's likely a misprint by the PowerPoint creator. I'll guess it should be either the top 1 or 2 teams are declared "district champion."My understanding is the top 19 individuals get out of Div2, which would be the same as in the past when they said top 20 individuals get out or number of teams times 4. Which I find it odd how the number got decreased by 1 in I believe all 3 divisions. It does not sound like to me that it is a group of 19 pulled out after the teams have been decided. Also very interesting that in Div2, the 5 teams that qualify for Regional will be called "District Champion" and the next 5 teams will be called "District Runner Up", even though those 2nd 5 teams do not even qualify! That means there are 20 "District Champions" where in the past there was 4!! I am reading that wrong? Also very curious, as stated earlier, that in this pandemic many sites are going to increase the number of races to 10 where there was usually only 4-6 races on site before.
Let's look at 1 division as an example. We'll say DII, and we'll limit the discussion to the boys. This past spring, there were going to be 4 DII boys district meet sites: Lakeview, Orrville, Perry, and Salem. With the changes, you might see a completely open district format where all DII teams are lumped together and seeded, and they then are free to choose among any of the 4 district meets as long as there is room on the bracket. Another possibility would be that they put the teams that would be going to Orrville and Salem together into 1 grouping and put the teams that would go to Lakeview and Perry into another grouping. Each grouping is seeded and chooses between 1 of 2 meets. The same procedure would occur on the girls' side, but the Powerpoint mentioned the possibility that a school's boys and girls teams could end up at separate sites. That could be a problem for schools where 1 very small coaching staff handles both genders. It would be especially challenging for the more technical event performers. If I have 1 throwing coach, and boys are throwing discus on day 1 at Site A while girls are throwing shot at Site B at the same time, that's a situation some head coaches might wish to avoid as they ponder which site to choose for each gender.I'm still confused about how track is going to work. Can someone explain it? Are there going to be sectional meets now? The video was pretty unclear.
My kids think LCCC has a hill. It is steep and you run up it twice.I don't think courses will be a big deal as there hasn't been a hill on a District course since Goodyear was done away with. Competition might be something you need to know going into the District.
I absolutely loathed that Goodyear course. HATED IT!!!!I was not a Goodyear fan when I ran, but it might be the best spectator course ever. I always ran relatively well there, but I ran it too much. I would much rather run a course I've never run before than one I ran more than once. We probably ran Goodyear 2-3 times a season. Shame they do not use it anymore. Malone I just ran once a season. We ran a lot of very interesting courses. Perry (Lake County I think) used to run through a creek bed. Snowed many times there too. I ran at Virginia Kendall where the Woodridge CVNP is once a week in dual meets. Kirtland used to start in a Christmas tree farm where you ran down rows of trees as your starting box assignments, but it was chaos once you got 30 yards in and people started just running down any row they wanted to get to the choke point at the end. We ran the Portage Country League Meet at Paradise Country Club and there was a hill we ran down that was so steep it might have been negligent looking back on it. Never had such dead legs after a down hill. Can't believe no one ever snapped their leg going down that thing. The climb back up wasn't fun either. Just a few years ago Rootstown ran a course completely in the woods start to finish. Gun went off and you waited around until a runner crossed the finish line. You couldn't see any of the race. Had to be fun to run though.