Teams are awarded points after every League race which count toward the teams’ standings at that individual race and for the overall series. Both girls and boys points count toward that team’s overall score. However, teams need not have boys’ and girls’ points to score for a race. Due to the difference in team size between divisions, Division I teams and Division II teams are scored differently.

For more information about Team and Individual Scoring, and Rules governing teams please refer to the NICA-Rulebook-01-NICA-MN

Team Classes

Individual Classes

  • Team classes will be awarded team race points
  • Each team class will be awarded a year‐end championship award
  • Individual classes will be awarded individual race points
  • Each individual class will be awarded a year-end Championship award

High School Division 1

High School Division 2

Middle School

Varsity Boys

Varsity Girls

JV3 Boys

JV3 Girls

JV2 Boys

JV2 Girls

Freshman Boys

Freshman Girls

8th Grade Boys

8th Grade Girls

7th Grade Boys

7th Grade Girls

Team Scoring

Individual Scoring

Teams are calculated a score at each race. The sum of these scores will determine the season champion for Division 1 (D1) and Division 2 (D2). Middle school teams are scored used the D2 scoring model.

All student athletes assigned to a team will be eligible to score points for the team at a race.

Division 1 Division 2

A D1 team’s score will be the sum of the 8 highest scoring athlete points, with no more than 6 from a gender. Scoring possibilities for gender  (Boy/Girl):


A D2 team’s score will be the sum of the 4 highest scoring athlete points, with no more than 3 from a gender. Scoring possibilities for gender (Boy/Girl):

  • BGGG
  • BBGG
  • BBBG

Athletes are assigned an individual point total based off their finishing placement in each race. The point matrix can be found in the appendix of this document. A 500 down matrix is used for middle school, freshman and sophomore classes. A 540 down matrix is used for JV. A 575 down matrix is used for varsity. A unique scoring matrix is used for the state championship race.


Team Season Totals

Individual Season Totals

The sum of a team’s totals are used to calculate the season total. Division 1 and Division 2 are scored in separate groups. There are no bonus points or dropped races.

Athletes will have the sum of their races added together, with the lowest race dropped to determine the season champion. If an athlete completes all five races, they will be awarded 25 bonus points. Bonus points are not added into the team score.

Policy Last Updated Spring 2016


Contact MHSCL Director Joshua Kleve