Napa Valley Spring Athlete Guide
Your 2023 Athlete Guide is available HERE.
Along with our normal award categories, the following award categories will be featured for the Sprint and Olympic State Championship Races:
Top Three Age Group Finishers
USAT award certificates for the top three age group finishers for all female, male and non-binary five-year age groups, Clydesdale and Athena*, high school and Adaptive divisions included.
*Clydesdale and Athena divisions will be required to weigh-in at athlete check-in. This process is outlined in the USA Triathlon Clydesdale and Athena Divisions Amended Competition Rules (found on www.usatriathlon.org).
Club State Championship Awards
The following physical awards will be provided for club state championships:
a. 1st Overall Club (based on score – lowest score wins)
b. 1st Overall High School Club (based on score – lowest score wins)
c. Top Overall Club Participation (Highest participation number wins)
Scoring will follow standard cross-country scoring, in which the lowest point total among qualifying teams will be the winner. Each individual athlete will be scored in their respective age group, with 1st place = 1 point, 2nd place = 2 points, 3rd place = 3 points, etc. Every athlete in the club counts. All points are added up for each club, providing a total sum for all club athletes. This sum will then be divided by the total number of athletes participating per club to receive the club’s final score/average.
For example, if athlete A earns 1st place in their age group, athlete B earns 6th place in their age group, athlete C earns 1st place in their age group, athlete D earns 20th place in their age group, and athlete E earns 10th place in their age group – the clubs score would be calculated by: 1 + 6 + 1 + 20 + 10 =38/5 athletes = 7.6 points.
Tie Breakers: In the case of a tie, each of the tied teams will take their best 3 scoring athletes and average their scores. The team with the lowest average score will be awarded the higher place.
High School Division
The High School division will apply to the Sprint distance and will be divided into female, male and non-binary athletes. Athletes may not be split by age or high school class. High school athletes will start in the same wave.