2016 JENNASTRONG FALL CLASSIC (4th/24th Annual)
Date of Event: Friday, October 14, 2016
For GPS- enter 700 Elm St. Wilmington, Ohio 45177
The 24th edition of the Wilmington College Fall Classic will be the fourth to honor our fallen teammate Jenna Parlette. On August 31, 2013 Jenna collapsed while leading the Franklin Invitational and passed away 3 days later. Jenna was a student-athlete who overcame many medical obstacles in her life to become an outstanding runner. We are all blessed that Jenna was a part of our school/cross country family and we all miss her dearly! To celebrate Jenna’s life we have renamed the WC Fall Classic-The JENNASTRONG Fall Classic. Jenna worked tirelessly in support of Epilepsy awareness. To continue Jenna’s efforts everything associated with the JennaStrong Fall Classic will be purple (purple is the international color for epilepsy) including bib numbers, all awards etc. If your team would like to participate we invite all teams/participants to wear purple (ribbons, uniform items/accessories etc.)
Time of meet: Course Inspection 3:00 pm
Honor Jenna Parlette (near start line) 4:15 pm
Women’s Race 5K 4:30 pm
Men’s Race 8K 5:15 pm
Presentation of Awards 6:15 pm
Nature of Course: The course is relatively flat as it winds through the campus, through creeks, the arboretum, pastures, a farm, and through the woods. Course maps will be included in your packets on race day, and are also available on the web at www.wilmingtonquakers.com on our cross country homepage.
Men: 2011 Dee Salukombo, Denison 24:33.05
Women: 2012 Sharon Ronoh, Lindsey Wilson 17:11.45
Awards: Awards to the top 35 finishers in each race, Gear Bags for the Individual Winners of each Race. The first two teams in each race will receive awards. Awards will be presented near the finish line at 6:15 pm or as soon as we have results. Results will be available to coaches before you leave. Results will also be posted at www.finishtiming.com and www.wilmingtonquakers.com
Entry Fee & Entries: Entry Fee is $100 per team, $200 for a men’s and women’s team. Make sure checks are payable to Wilmington College Athletics. You may send the entry fee ahead of time or bring payment with you to the meet. All entries will be done at www.directathletics.com. On direct Athletics search for Jenna Strong CC Invitational – Wilmington College. You may also go to www.finishtiming.com and search for JennaStrong Fall Classic and it will point you to the direct athletics site. If you have questions please direct them to Mike Chatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org All entries should be completed by Tuesday, October 11th by 5:00 pm (This is probably different than Mike’s website, but will help my SID in putting together a program for the meet).
Teams set to compete in 2016: I will send out an updated list of competing teams as we get closer to the meet. We should have 40+ teams again this year.
Parking/Location: Parking will be available in the Kettering parking lot (directly across the street from the football stadium) and the Center for Sport Sciences lot (formerly the Clinton Co. YMCA lot). We will probably have Charters drop teams off at the Center for Sport Sciences Parking lot and park on the street in front of Hermann Ct. (Elm St.) If we do not have enough room to park all the busses on Elm Street we will have them park at Denver Williams Park which is less than a half mile away. The starting line is south of the new turf practice field and the Center for Sport Sciences which is directly behind Hermann Court.
Facilities: Please encourage your athletes to use the port-o-lets near the course or the restrooms in Hermann Court, not the restrooms in the Center for Sport Sciences. The Center will be open for business on the day of the Fall Classic and only has a small restroom for the clients of the businesses in the CSS. Restroom/shower facilities are located in Hermann Court, North of the start/finish area; enter on side of building near the track.
Questions? Call Ron Combs at (937) 218-3220 (Cell)