The long-awaited post-season for Maine cross-country got some clarification on Friday as the Maine Principal's Association released its plan for the state qualifying and state meets. Due to COVID19 the regional championship meets held in the past won't be contested and instead, qualifying will be done by a conference in some form.
The state qualifying meets will take place over the next two weeks. At this time we have only been able to confirm that the SMAA Cumberland County Championship will take place on Saturday, October 24th at Narragansett School in Gorham. We will update the other meet dates when we are able to confirm.
York county officially turned "green" today so the information below that refers to York county being eligible is pertinent, and has an effect on qualifying for all three state meets.
Below are the details on how a team and individual will qualify for the state championship.
Qualifications for State Meet:
Team- Qualifying for the state meet will be done at the league level. Each league and the classes within the league will have a limited number of qualifying teams and individuals (individuals not on qualifying teams).
*Adjustments to qualifying for teams and individuals is subject to change due to the number of teams participating in the league qualifier.
If York County is eligible to compete, the SMAA will qualify 5 teams and the qualifying individuals for both leagues would be reduced to 2 each.
KVAC top 4 qualify for State meet + top 4 individuals. Meet will be at Cony on 10/31 - Details //assets.sp.milesplit.com/articles/287763/files/2020_class_a_cross_country_kvac_championship_meet_and_state_qualifier_me....pdf
SMAA - top 4 qualify for State meet + top 4 individuals. Details on meet can be found here
PVC Top 3 qualify for State meet + top 2 individuals.
KVAC Top 3 qualify for State meet + top 2 individuals.
WMC Top 3 qualify for State meet + top 2 individuals.
Class B meet will be on 10/28 at Freeport (Hunter Rd course) with boys at 12:00 and girls at 2:00.
PVC Top 3 schools (including DAC) qualify for State meet + top 2 individuals.
WMC Top 2 schools qualify for State meet + top 2 individuals.
MVC Top 3 schools qualify for State meet + top 2 individuals.
Aroostook Top 1 schools qualify for State meet + top 2 individuals.
The MPA State Championship meets will be spread across two days with the boys competing on Wednesday, November 11th while the girls will be competing on Saturday, November 14th. The meet will take place in Belfast on the Troy Howard Middle School course.
Race Schedule for Boys on November 11 and Girls on November 14
C - Boys 9:30 a.m.C - Girls 9:30 a.m.
A - Boys 12:00 p.m.A - Girls 12:00 p.m.
B - Boys 2:30 p.m.B - Girls 2:30 p.m.
We will plan to update this article with further details on the qualifying races as we receive them.