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Fast Track's Female Rankings

Female Rankings as of Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler!

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 1)
  1. 1
    Induct
    Marie Billen
    Barrington
    5 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Induct
    Heather Hayes
    Elk Grove Village
    4 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Quarryman Challenge

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 2)
  1. 1
    Induct
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    5 Alpha points
  2. 1
    Hold
    Marie Billen
    Barrington
    5 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Downward Movement1
    Heather Hayes
    Elk Grove Village
    4 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Spring Trail Chase 10K

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 2)
  1. 1
    Upward Movement2
    Heather Hayes
    Elk Grove Village
    9 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Downward Movement1
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    5 Alpha points
  3. 2
    Downward Movement1
    Marie Billen
    Barrington
    5 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Induct
    Nicole Vukits
    Carol Stream
    4 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Run for the Animals 10K

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 3)
  1. 1
    Upward Movement1
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    10 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Downward Movement1
    Heather Hayes
    Elk Grove Village
    9 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Downward Movement1
    Marie Billen
    Barrington
    5 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Hold
    Nicole Vukits
    Carol Stream
    4 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of 4 on the 3rd

Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 3)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    19 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Induct
    Lori Gonzalez
    Palatine
    10 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Downward Movement1
    Heather Hayes
    Elk Grove Village
    9 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Induct
    Natasha Alley
    Schaumburg
    8 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Induct
    Maggie Meersman
    Arlington Hights
    7 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Induct
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    6 Alpha points
  7. 6
    Induct
    Lyndsay Palach
    Inverness
    6 Alpha points
  8. 8
    Downward Movement5
    Marie Billen
    Barrington
    5 Alpha points
  9. 9
    Downward Movement5
    Nicole Vukits
    Carol Stream
    4.1 Alpha points
  10. 10
    Induct
    Diane Cain
    Elk Grove Village
    4 Alpha points
  11. 11
    Induct
    Carole Clemente
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points
  12. 12
    Induct
    Christine Davis
    Hanover Park
    2 Alpha points
  13. 13
    Induct
    Rachael Kanalas
    Schaumburg
    1 Alpha points
Beta Division
  1. 14
    Induct
    Fiona McLaren
    Elk Grove Village
    2 Beta points
(Gamma Division has been retired)

Methodology Formula

Alpha Division

Alpha Points are earned by achieving a top 10 finish in any of the 3 following categories:

  • Male Overall
  • Female Overall
  • Age-Graded

Note: The threshhold for scoring Alpha points may be lower for races with low Team attendence.

Next, each athlete's top 3 candidate point values are totaled and the athletes are ordered, or ranked based on this total. The number of candidate point values will increase throughout the year until it reaches 10 after the last CARA Circuit Race.

Beta Division

Beta Points are earned by acheiving an 11th - 15th place finish in the categories. Just like the Alpha Division, the points are then totaled and the athletes are ranked. If an athlete acheives a top 10 finish, they advance to the Alpha Divison and their Beta Points are then only used to break ties in ranking position.

Why are only the top 3 totaled?

In order to level the playing field between athletes who compete in only some races with those who compete in every race, only about half of the largest possible number of earned scores are totaled. The amount of scores totaled is called the candidate count. This candidate count is determined by multiplying the total number of completed CARA Circuit Races by 0.53 and then rounding up. For example, so far this year there have been 5 circuit races. 5 multiplied by 0.53 is 2.67. 2.67 rounded up is 3. So if an athlete earned points in more than 3 races, their 4th, 5th, etc. best point values are not included in their total score and will not affect their ranking.

The 0.53 multiplier was determined by dividing the maximum number of races that will count towards the end of the year CARA awards (8) by the total number of CARA Circuit Races (15).

Gamma Division

Gamma Division contain racers who have not scored any Alpha or Beta Points. They are ordered by their average age-graded times from their completed Circuit Races.

About Racer Rankings

The above are automatically calculated rankings of racers who have competed in one or more CARA Circuit Races. Only members who have entered their results into the website are represented. These rankings are for fun, and are not intended to be used in any official capacity as certification of results or as proof of any achievement or record.