by brad peters, 2019-04-01T17:00:00.000-07:00April 01 2019, at 05:00 PM PDT
For the first time in our history, we’ll be heading to Arizona for a two-night three day trip to compete in the Nike Desert Twilight Invitational!
The meet is a large and competitive invitational that is hosted on the same course that the Nike Southwest Regional qualifier for NXN is raced. The meet is now the official "Nike Nationals Pre Southwest meet", which means many of the top teams vying for an NXN berth may be in attendance to get a feel for the course. In 2018, the meet had over 100 schools competing under the lights.
The meet is held on the last Friday of September, so we will leave Riverside on Thursday and return on Saturday. We will stay in Phoenix and include sightseeing and other fun things besides the racing.
King XC has a history of traveling to compete. We’ve raced in Fresno, San Francisco, Ventura, Morro Bay, Birminghatm Alabama, Seattle Washington. This trip will add to our legacy.
We will take a chartered bus which has a limited number of seats (approximatley 50), so, as we’ve done in the past, our summer camp will serve as a means by which to create our roster for the trip. Athletes will gain a spot on the bus based on a point system similar to the ones we’ve used in past years for other trips. Points earned will be ranked and the cutoff based on 1) points, 2) gender and room assignments. Points reflect our summer camp and training values and priorities.
Cost of the trip is yet to be determined, but it will be subsidized by fundraising.
POINT CATEGORIES FOR THE THREE WEEKS OF SUMMER CAMP July 22 – August 10
1) RUSD and Summer Camp Full Clearance on or before July 22. 20 points.
Athlete must have the RUSD packet completed with all signatures, all information and DR’s physical valid through November 2019 and the Summer Camp fee paid.
2) Attendance and participation at Summer Camp - 20 points per day
For every day we hold camp and the athlete runs
3) Athletes meets his/her minimum required time for Team Selection
on Week 1 Time Trial – 40 points (must be an active camp participant to contest this)
on Week 2 Time Trial – 30 points (must be an active camp participant to contest this)
on Week 3 Time Trial – 20 points (must be an active camp participant to contest this)
Points are earned only once in this category, upon the first attainment.
4) 30 points for attending the team summer camp BBQ and pool party
5) 20 points if athlete earned a KXC Varsity Letter in 2018.