PARA Western Scoring

PARA Western Region - Qualification Scoring

Qualification to PARA U12 / U14 / U16 State Championships from the Western Region is based on total place points for the best N individual runs, where N is total number of regional qualifying runs divided by 2, then minus 1.  U12 and U14 have 5 regional qualifying races (= 10 runs), so regional rankings are based on an athlete’s 4 best runs.  U16 have 7 regional qualifying races (= 14 runs), so regional rankings are based on an athlete’s 6 best runs.  Place points are based on an athlete’s finish among Western Region athletes only within their age class and gender.

Because of how the scoring system is structured, U12 / U14 / U16 athletes should take note of the following:

  • While results and trophies for each race are based on combined times across the two runs, each run should be treated as an individual race for the purposes of qualifying to State Championships.
  • Athletes do not need to race in all Regional Qualifier races in order to qualify to State Championships. Qualification to State Championships is based on the best 4 runs (U12 / U14) or best 6 runs (U16).  This means that an athlete that competes in 2 races (U12 / U14) or 3 races (U16) has the ability to qualify for State Championships.

The following table provides an example of how the scoring was done for U12 Boys in 2014.  In this example, the top 8 boys qualified for the U12 PARA State Championships from the PARA Western Region.

Example PARA Western Region Qualification Scoring


Please note that each region in PARA has different ways of scoring and ranking their regional races for qualification to the PARA State Championships.  State Championship quotas for each age group and gender are published at the end of January and are based on PARA membership rates across PARA.  For more information on PARA State Championship quotas, please refer to the PARA website (

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