High School Championship Series

High School students must be 14-18 years of age at the time of the competition.

For each of the High School Championship Series races, High School students will compete in the High School Division for individual race awards as they normally would.

We are introducing a High School Championship Team Competition that will honor the Male and Female High School TEAM that have the lowest number of points at the end of the competition.

The following races will be part of the High School Championship Series:


Date

Race

4/19/2015

Mini MightyMan Sprint Triathlon

5/10/2015

Carl Hart Spring Duathlon

5/31/2015

Huntington Sprint Triathlon

6/21/2015

The Long Island Triathlon, Nickerson Beach


How Are Points Earned?

For every male and female team that participates in each race, there are 3 points available, so if 3 male teams compete, there are 9 opportunities for points, if 4 male teams compete, there are 12 opportunities.  If 4 male teams compete, the first 12 males with the lowest time receive points, but only top 3 males on each team score, so only the fastest 3 males and fastest 3 females on each team can receive points for their team.

 

For example, if there are 4 teams participating in the race, then there is a total of 12 different point values that will be allocated for male and 12 different point levels for female.  If Huntington HS team male athletes finish in 2nd, 5th and 12th places, their male point total for this particular race is 19. If Huntington HS team has 5 top male finishers, then only the top . males will be counted in the point totals for that race. The bottom 2 males would be removed and the other male team athletes would be moved up to accumulate those points.

 

Relay teams will not accrue points for the HS Championship Series.

How Are Penalty Points Assessed?

Penalty Points are accrued for a team that does not compete in an event.  Based on the participating teams, they are awarded what would be the three last place finishing spots. The goal of this is to promote participation in the entire event series, and disallow a team to participate in a single event and still win the team championship.  

 

For example, if 3 teams participate in Carl Hart Spring Duathlon,  the highest point value for male is 9 and highest for female is 9.  The teams that do not participate would receive 10 + 11 + 12 or 33 total penalty points for male and 33 penalty points for female, for not participating in that particular race.

How is the Winning Team Determined?

The male and female team with the least number of points at the end of the championship series will be honored with a team award. The male and female winning teams may come from different high schools.  

EXAMPLE:  Here is an example of how we would do the point totals for the participating teams and non-participating teams.  Here is a finisher list of the top Male Finishers for one of the races. Remember that the normal individual and relay HS Division standings will not be touched. This finisher list is being used for the Point System only and will be adjusted to support the Point System rules.

 

MALE POINT TOTALS FOR MINI MIGHTYMAN

HS Team Name

Male Finisher Ranking

Tri Latino

1

Huntington

2

Queens Metro

3

Queens Metro

4

Huntington

5

Tri Latino

6

Great Neck

7

Great Neck

8

Tri Latino

9

Tri Latino

10  (since 3 Tri Latino
athletes were already accounted for, this Tri Latino athlete’s points are not
counted)

Tri Latino

11 (since 3 Tri Latino athletes were already
accounted for, this Tri Latino athlete’s points are not counted)

Queens Metro

12  10 (since Queens metro does not have
3 finishers yet, they will be moved up to #10).

Tri Latino

(3 Tri Latino athletes were already accounted for)

Great Neck

11

Huntington

12

 

TOTAL MALE POINTS FOR MINI MIGHTYMAN

Tri Latino:  1 + 6 + 9 = 16

Huntington:  2 + 5 + 12 = 19

Great Neck:  7+ 8 + 11 = 26

Queens Metro:  3 + 4+ 10 = 17

*Harborfields: 13 + 14 + 15 = 42

*If Harborfields did not participate but participated in one other race in the series, Harborfields would be assigned penalty points of 13+14+15 or 42 points for their male category and another 42 points for their female category.