2006 NCAA Division II Cross Country West Regionals

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Forebay Aquatics Center • Oroville, California
Hosted by Chico State

Men's 10k race - 9:00 a.m.
Women's 6k race - 10:15 a.m.



Links of interest...

Coaches' Packet (pdf) Cross Country Rankings
Course Map (pdf) NCAA Sports - Cross Country
Other Regionals/Championships 2005 Regional Results
City of Chico Lake Oroville Recreation Area
City of Oroville

General Information (complete coaches' information in pdf above)

Course: The course will be a multiple loop layout with the skeleton loop approximately 2.5k in length. Footing will be mostly on trails with crushed granite. Each loop has a 300m paved section, so spikes are definitely not recommended or needed. The course climbs nearly 100 vertical feet each loop over a 600m stretch, and drops very gradually back to the water level over the next 600m. The crushed granite is loose, so the hilly stretch is somewhat slow. The course is VERY spectator friendly and requires little work to view almost the entire loop.

Travel: Chico is located 90 miles north of Sacramento off Hwy 99. Holiday Inn-Chico is located off Hwy 99 at the Cohasset Road exit. Head South on Cohasset. Hotel is one block down on left.

The Forebay Aquatics Center is located in the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area and is approximately a 25-minute drive from the Holiday Inn-Chico. Take Hwy 99 South (approx. 12 miles). Turn left on Highway 149 (approx. 5 miles). Merge right onto Hwy 70 toward Oroville (approx. 4 miles). Exit at Garden Drive. Turn right into Forebay Recreation Area.

Accommodations: Holiday Inn-Chico (685 Manzanita Ct., 530-345-2491) is the host hotel for the event. Ask about the Chico State Athletics rate. Additional hotels in the area: Courtyard by Marriott (530-894-6699), Oxford Suites (530-899-9090), Residence Inn (530-894-5500), Heritage Inn (530-894-8600).

Course Preview: The course will be available on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3, during daylight hours for teams to preview.

Parking: The event is taking place in a California State Park (Lake Oroville State Recreation Area) where vehicles are required to pay for parking.

Awards: Awards will be presented at the race site immediately after the women’s results have been verified. The Coaches’ Association will recognize the top 15 in each race as All-West Region honorees. Each team advancing to the National Championships will be called up to the stage for recognition and a photo opportunity.

Results: Results will be available as soon as possible near the finish line area. The results will also be posted on the Chico State Athletics web site: www.csuchico.edu/athletics.

Advancement to National Championships: Men – West has three (3) automatic team qualifiers and two (2) automatic individual qualifiers. Women – West has four (4) automatic team qualifiers and two (2) automatic individual qualifiers. A total of 184 participants run in each NCAA Championship (24 teams and 16 individuals).