Edward JJ Bowes Memorial Meet 2020

New Rochelle, NY

Meet Information

The Edward JJ Bowes Memorial Meet


SUN OCT 18, 2020 

Iona Preparatory School

255 Wilmot Rd

New Rochelle, NY

Honoring the memory of Coach Ed Bowes (1942-2020)

Coach at Bishop Loughlin HS for more than half a century

Founder of the Nation's "Biggest and Best" XC Meet: The Manhattan College Invitational

Member, CHSAA Hall of Fame

Courses: 1.6 miles (Frosh), 2.5 Miles (JV & Vars)

Teams: This is a CLOSED meet, open only to invited teams

Tentative Schedule 

3:00pm - Girls Freshman Race - all girls teams

3:25pm - Girls Varsity Race - all girls teams

3:55pm - Boys Freshman  Race - all boys teams

4:20pm - Boys Varsity A Race - Iona, St. Peter's, Stepinac full teams

4:45pm - Boys Varsity B Race - Cathedral, Mount, Hayes, Scanlan, St. Rays, LaSalle, JFK, Fordham JV


Races will be scored as "double dual" meets


-athletes/parents may arrive no earlier than 45 min before their races

-athletes must depart as soon as possible after their race

-Upon arrival, athletes and parents may be checked for temperature; anyone with temp above 100.3 will not gain entry

-Parents can park in the Iona Prep parking lot and MUST stay in or next to their cars (1/3 of race is visible from parking lot); if not from same household, spectators must maintain 6 feet social distancing

* ALL athletes, coaches, spectators and officials must wear masks at all times; only exception will be that athletes in races may lower masks/gaiters after the first 400 meters and should raise them as they cross finish line

Coaches' Notes:

-please enter your athletes in races on milesplit by Thursday, Oct 15th at 10am

-Meet packet will include bib numbers, pins, schedule; NOTE: We will issue NEW bibs this week. Do not use last week's bibs.

-Coaches will have surgical gloves in their packets; please use them when distributing bibs and pins

-Encourage parents to transport athletes too and from the meet; if busses are needed, please keep below 50% capacity

* please allow students to depart immediately after their races; and when your team has completed it's last race, please leave the campus immediately

* all results will be posted ny.milesplit.com shortly after the meet; they will not be posted on campus and please do not ask finish line for results

* Team areas: All teams should set up on "the hill" but clearly separated. Please remind athletes to maintain social distancing and masks at all times

Good luck! And have a great meet!

Questions? Contact George Febles (646-554-4453) feblesg@fordhamprep.org

2.5 mile course starts at the 1500m start and runs two loops of the elephant and one half loop

1.6 mile course starts at the 1500m start and runs one "elephant and one half loop

5k course starts at the 1500m start, runs 1.5 laps on track 3 loops of the "elephant". Finish line will be placed 44 meters further down the track approximately at the stairs

Last Minute Directions!
Reminder to have athletes report to flagpole for temp check, then meet team on grassy hill.

Parents reminded to stay in or next to car. All must have masks. Please have parents depart with their athletes as soon as they complete races. Remember to have students bring marked, personal water bottles. Good luck!!