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  • Constitution
    Constitution

    ARTICLE I - NAME
    The name of this association shall be the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association. (NEICAAA)
    ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
    The purpose of the association shall be the promotion of men's and women's intercollegiate competition in cross country and track and field among the colleges that are members of the association. The association shall sponsor championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field.
    ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
    Sec. 1: Membership in this association shall be limited to members of the NCAA and ECAC in good standing with all requirements set forth herein.
    Sec. 2: Each university or college on joining the association thereby agrees to accept the by-laws and rules of the association.
    ARTICLE IV - APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
    Sec. 1: Any college in New England desiring to be admitted to this association shall present to the Commissioner and said association a written notice to that effect four weeks in advance of the fall convention. This written application must be submitted by the athletic director of the petitioning institution.
    Sec. 2: All applications for membership shall be voted upon at the fall convention of the association, when, if two-thirds majority of the colleges represented vote in favor thereof, such college or colleges applying shall be admitted to this association and therefore become immediately eligible to compete in the championships in which they have declared NCAA sponsored teams.
    Sec. 3: Upon admission to the association, an initial fee of $100 shall be paid to the association.
    Sec. 4: Requests to become a member may be made when previously stated criteria are fulfilled and if the institution sponsors representative intercollegiate programs in any of the following sports: (a) cross country (b) indoor track (c) outdoor track.
    In addition, proof of sponsorship for each season must be documented by the NCAA publication "SPORT SPONSORSHIP" for two consecutive seasons in each sponsored sport. Evidence of said documentation must be submitted to the commissioner, along with a published schedule for each sport sponsored, and verification by a faculty representative that the sports have been recognized by the faculty of the institution petitioning for membership in the association. .
    Sec. 5: Members which do not fulfill the stated criteria may lose their membership status (refer to Article V).
    ARTICLE V - EXPULSION
    Sec. 1: Any college may be expelled from the association by a two-thirds vote of the colleges represented at any convention of the association. The commissioner, however, must serve an official notice upon the college against which the charges are preferred, and also notify the other colleges of the association of such proceedings at least 14 days before the date of the convention.
    Sec. 2: Reasons for which a college may be expelled from the association shall be, but not limited too: (a) failure to maintain membership criteria, (b) failure to pay all assessments and fines under the conditions herein before specified, (c) participation in any transaction by which the good name of the association may be imperiled.
    Sec. 3: Any college so expelled can be readmitted only in the manner that outside colleges become members.
    ARTICLE VI - JURISDICTION AND MANAGEMENT
    Sec. 1: This association shall be an independent organization governed entirely by its own by-laws and rules of athletics.
    Sec. 2: The management and general supervision of the affairs of this association shall be entrusted to a convention(s) composed of athletic administrators and coaches. Each member college of the association is entitled to one vote at the conventions.
    Sec. 3: Voting will be done by the Athletic Director or representative. A representative must present to the presiding officer of the convention written authorization from their athletic director stating his/her right to represent such college/university in all matters before the convention. (Refer to Article XV, Sec. 5)
    ARTICLE VII - OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    Sec. 1: The offices of this Association, all of which must be held by athletic administrators, shall be President, Vice President and Second Vice President. These officers together with the President of the New England Men's Track Coaches Association, the President of the New England Women's Track Coaches Association, the Commissioner of the NEICAAA and two additional athletic administrators shall form an Executive Committee to which the immediate management of this association shall be entrusted.
    Sec. 2: Elections and terms of offices and members of the Executive Committee are as follows:
    (a) The President, Vice President, and Second Vice President shall be elected at the convention for a three year term.
    (b) The above elections shall be by ballot and shall require a majority vote of all the colleges represented at the convention.
    (c) New officers and members of the Executive Committee shall take office immediately after their election.
    (d) It shall be so arranged that the terms of the athletic administrators of the Executive Committee, shall expire in rotation, with all athletic administrators eligible for re-election to the Executive Committee.
    (e) Only the duly elected members of the Executive Committee, or their designated representatives, shall have the privilege of voting at the annual Executive Committee meeting.
    (f) The Executive Committee shall act as the nominating committee to fill vacancies within the Executive Committee.
    (g) No member institution may be represented, at any time, by more than one athletic administrator on the Executive Committee serving in the office of President, Vice President, or Second Vice President.
    Sec. 3: It is the responsibility of any member of the Executive Committee who vacates a position while in office to notify the Commissioner within 14 days of such vacancy. It will then become the responsibility of the Executive Committee to fill the vacancy for the completion of the term.
    Sec. 4: It shall be the duty of the President, and in his absence of the Vice President(s), to preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee.
    Sec. 5: The Commissioner of the NEICAAA shall preside at all conventions of the association in the absence of the President and Vice-President(s).
    ARTICLE VIII - DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    The Executive Committee shall meet before the fall convention of the NEICAAA to:
    a. review the financial records of the association as presented by the Commissioner
    b. review the actions of the annual conventions from the previous year
    c. review records established in the championships and rule on their acceptance
    d. chart the future direction of the association
    e. appoint a Commissioner for a one year term
    ARTICLE IX - THE COMMISSIONER
    The Executive Committee shall appoint a Commissioner for a one year term at their annual fall meeting. The Commissioner is directly responsible to the Executive Committee and shall not be a coach of a member institution. For such services, there shall be an annual stipend of $6,000.
    ARTICLE X - DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER
    Sec. 1: The Executive Committee delegates the entire control, within the by-laws, to the Commissioner for the organization and management of the association's cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field championships, including the naming of officials, payment of officials, and selection of committee members.
    Sec. 2: The Commissioner shall serve as the Secretary/Treasurer to the Executive Committee.
    Sec. 3: The Commissioner shall appoint a Games Committee to assist in the management of the annual championships.
    Sec. 4: The Commissioner shall also appoint an individual annually to the Standards Committee.
    Sec. 5: In addition to the aforementioned Sections 1-4, the Commissioner shall be responsible for the following:
    a. Keep accurate records of all proceedings of the association and mail reports to all member Athletic Directors and coaches.
    b. Issue notices of all meetings including the substance of the material to be covered. All mailings shall be made to both Athletic Directors and coaches except as provided herein.
    c. Issue bills to member institution athletics directors for annual dues and to collect and manage such funds.
    d. Account for all monies received by the association and expended by the Commissioner with the accounts at all times open to inspection by any officer or Executive Committee member of the association.
    e. Prepare an annual report of the financial condition of the association which shall be submitted to the Executive Committee for review and approval at its annual fall meeting. Such report shall be sent to all members upon Executive Committee action.
    f. Issue and receive entries from member colleges for association championships. Entry materials shall be e-mailed to the coach and posted on the web site.
    g. Keep an accurate account of the annual championships including the official results and score. Such official results and scores shall be posted on the web site.
    h. Notify member colleges of any change of officers or members of the Executive Committee.
    i. Notify member colleges of applications for membership, proposed by-law changes, proposed expulsion of members, etc., within the time requirements described herein.
    j. Represent the Executive Committee and the association in handling the day-to-day business of same and all details in connection with the annual championships.
    k. Provide for appropriate awards at the conclusion of the annual championships.
    l. Revise the constitution every four years, effective with the fall 1990 convention, and distribute revised editions, as may be needed, with date of publication.
    m. Hire and oversee a press steward whose duties will not be limited to: press releases for championships, selection of outstanding athlete of the week, conduct polls for coach and athletes of the year (men and women) and monitor the web site. Annual stipend not to exceed $2000.
    ARTICLE XI - GAMES COMMITTEE
    The five member Games Committee is to be comprised of the President of the New England Coaches Association and four at-large members appointed by the Commissioner. The President of the New England Coaches Association shall serve as the Chairman of the Games Committee. In addition to providing the Commissioner with specialized assistance and guidance, prior to and during the championships, the Games Committee will also serve as the Jury of Appeals for protests relating to matters that develop during the conduct of the championships.
    ARTICLE XII - STANDARDS COMMITTEE
    The Standards Committee shall establish and maintain qualifying standards for events contested in the Championships.
    ARTICLE XIII - SPECIAL COMMITTEES
    The Commissioner shall be empowered to establish Special Committees to secure more information, investigate a situation, and bring back a report or a recommendation to the membership at a convention. I.E. Site Selection Committee, Constitution Committee, etc.
    ARTICLE XIV - DUES AND FINANCE
    Sec. 1: Each member of the association shall pay two hundred dollars per sport per gender (maximum-$800) as a yearly assessment, which shall be paid on or before the closing date of the annual cross country championships. If the annual dues are not paid, the Commissioner may refuse to allow institutions in arrears to compete in future championships. NOTE: New members also subject to initiation fee set forth in Article IV, section 3.
    Sec. 2: If a deficit shall occur, the Executive Committee may recommend an assessment divided equally among the member institutions.
    Sec. 3: All bills against the association shall receive the approval of the President, or the Commissioner, before payment.
    Sec. 4: The expenses incurred by the Commissioner in executing the business of the association shall be born by the association. Expenses incurred by the officers and members of the Executive Committee, and such other committees as are appointed by the convention or the President, shall be paid by the member institutions of the individual representatives.
    Sec. 5: Upon dissolution of the association, all assets and/or liabilities will be distributed equally to the association.
    ARTICLE XV - CONVENTIONS AND REPRESENTATION
    Sec. 1: There will be one convention of the association and it shall be held in the month of September.
    Sec. 2: Special conventions of the association may be called by the President, Commissioner, or at the written request of any three athletic administrators of the association, provided that a notice of such meting shall be sent to each college at least 14 days before the date assigned for such meeting.
    Sec. 3: The order of business in a convention shall be as follows:
    (a) Roll Call (b) Reading, correction and adoption of minutes of last meeting (c) Election of officers (d) Reports of committees (e) Unfinished business (f) New business
    Sec. 4: Parliamentary proceedings of this association not herein provided for shall be governed by Robert's Rules of order.
    Sec. 5 At all conventions, each member institution of the association shall be entitled to only one vote, said vote to be cast by the delegate chosen by their college. (Refer to Article VI, Sec. 3) All votes shall be recorded.
    ARTICLE XVI - CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES
    Sec. 1: Changes in the constitution and by-laws may be made by a two-thirds vote of the colleges represented at a convention of the association.
    Sec. 2: No change shall be made under Section 1 of this Article unless a written copy of the proposed change is sent to the Commissioner at least four weeks before a convention of the association. A written copy of such proposed amendment must be sent by the Commissioner to the member colleges at least two weeks prior to the convention.
    Sec. 3: Constitutional changes between conventions may be accomplished by a mail ballot. To be effective, a mail ballot requires a two-thirds affirmative vote of the entire membership. No mail ballot will be sent to the membership within 30 days of a convention.
    BY-LAWS
    ARTICLE 1 - CHAMPIONSHIP DATE(S), SITE(S), TIME(S)
    Sec. 1: Men and women varsity and sub-varsity cross country championships shall be held approximately five weeks before the NCAA qualifying run. The women's sub-varsity cross country championship will be run at noon. The women's varsity race will be run at 12:45 p.m. The men's cross country championship will be run at 1:30 p.m. and the sub-varsity at 2:15 p.m.
    Sec. 2: An Indoor Track and Field meet shall be held on the Friday and Saturday, one week before the ICAAAA.
    Sec. 3: An Outdoor Track and Field meet shall be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday one week before the ICAAAA, when schedule permits.
    Sec. 3: The sites for the annual championships shall be determined at the annual fall convention. Bids to host future championships must be submitted to the Commissioner and placed on the fall agenda for approval of the membership at least two years in advance of the announced date. It shall be the responsibility of the Commissioner to determine the adequacy of the bids submitted.
    ARTICLE 2 - CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING PROCEDURE
    Sec. 1: Qualifying standards will be established by the Standards Chairman and presented to the membership for approval at the annual Fall Convention.
    Sec. 2: All qualified entries in an event must have qualified in that specific event or its published equivalent.
    Sec. 3: Athletes not qualified in an event may still be entered as "provisional entries."
    Sec. 4: Provisional entries (non-qualified athletes) will be accepted to expand the fields in track events to 32 competitors and in field events to 24 competitors.
    Sec. 5: If an athlete is accepted into the meet in more than one event, the athlete must compete in all events entered.
    Sec. 6: Provisional athletes must compete in the unseeded sections of all track events and they will receive the lowest priority in all phases of heat, section, and lane assignments during the first round of competition. Provisional athletes may be entered in more than one event and subsequently scratched according to coaches' preference without penalty.
    Sec. 7: Only in extraordinary circumstances may the competitive field expand beyond 32 in the track events and in the field events beyond 24 utilizing provisional athletes with no performance factor. In addition, if the number of provisional athletes without a performance factor is greater than the number of spaces available, the entire field of no performance provisional athletes shall be rejected rather than expanding the fields beyond 32 competitors in the track events and 24 competitors in the field events.
    Sec. 8: Member institutions must send the results of each meet within three days of the competition to the Commissioner. Official results must indicate the performance of each place winner and all submitted performances are subject to verification.
    ARTICLE 3 - CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY PROCEDURE
    Sec. 1: The Commissioner shall forward by e-mail meet information to each college in the association at least four (4) weeks prior to the annual championships. In addition, the information will be posted on the web site.
    ARTICLE 4 - CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL DECLARATIONS
    Sec. 1: In the track and field championships, each member institution may enter and compete as many qualified or provisional athletes as there are scoring places.
    Sec. 2: All final track and field declarations must be received by the Commissioner on noon of the Tuesday prior to the Championship.
    Sec. 3: Once the listings have been published on the web site, the only changes to be allowed will be those due to administrative error. At the written request of a coach, an athlete may be added or deleted from any event prior to web site posting.
    Sec. 4: Protests of entries shall be acted upon by the Games Committee. Such protests shall be submitted in writing to the Commissioner thirty (30) minutes before the start of competition in the event in which the protested athlete is entered.
    ARTICLE 5 - SPECIAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
    Sec. 1: All championship competition sponsored by the association shall be conducted in accordance with Track and Field Rules of the NCAA except as provided herein.
    Sec. 2: The distance of the Men's Cross Country Championships shall be approximately five (5) miles/eight thousand meters (8000m) and the Women's Cross Country Championship shall be 5000M.
    Sec. 3: In the annual cross country championships each member institution may start no more than seven (7) competitors in Varsity race. Sec. 4: A complete scoring team must be entered in the varsity cross country race before a member institution can enter an individual(s) in the sub-varsity cross country run.
    Sec. 5: Qualification to a final in all events must be on a combination of place and time with the exception indoors of the dash and hurdles where semifinals shall be run and the finalists determined by place. Trials will not be contested in the mile run indoors. Seeded sections will be contested. In the outdoor championships seeded sections will be contested in the 800M and 1500M
    Sec. 6: Scoring in the championship track and field meets shall be as follows:
    (a) First Place- Ten (10) points (b) Second Place- Eight (8) points (c) Third Place- Six (6) points (d) Fourth Place- Five (5) points (e) Fifth Place- Four (4) points (f) Sixth Place- Three (3)points (g) Seventh Place Two (2)Points (h) Eighth Place One (1) point This may be waived if room does not exist for eight places.
    ARTICLE 6 - CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS
    Sec. 1: Suitable team awards shall be presented to the first three institutions in the annual cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field championships. In case of a tie duplicate awards shall be presented. Team awards will not be presented in the sub-varsity cross country competition.
    Sec. 2: The members of the first place varsity cross country team shall receive individual gold awards, the second place varsity cross country team shall receive silver awards, and the third place varsity cross country team shall receive bronze awards.
    Sec. 3: The first individual competitor in the annual varsity cross country championship shall receive a gold award, the second competitor shall receive a silver award, and the next thirteen competitors shall receive a bronze award. There will be no awards for the sub-varsity competition.
    Sec. 4: The first 15 competitors in the annual varsity cross country championship shall receive certificates in recognition of achieving "All-New England" status.
    Sec. 5: Suitable inscribed T-shirts shall be presented to the first 30 finishers in the cross country championships.
    Sec. 6: Suitable inscribed T-shirts shall be presented to the winning team and coach in the cross country championship.
    Sec. 7: Medals shall be presented to all athletes scoring in the annual track and field championships. In addition, the first eight individuals (relay teams) in each event shall receive certificates in recognition of achieving "All-New England" status.
    Sec. 6: A standard record plaque with the NEICAAA seal, time, distance, or height, from the same die as the official medal, shall be presented to any competitor who shall lower an Association record.
    ARTICLE 7 - CHAMPIONSHIP ORDER OF EVENTS
    The following schedule(s) will be followed except where the Games Committee and/or the Commissioner find that because of particular circumstances, i.e., facility availability or conditions, modification is necessary in the following schedules. In 2005, the women's championship will precede the men on Friday and Saturday with the understanding that the schedule will alternate yearly.
  • Convention Minutes
    • 2015
      Minutes of the 2015 Convention of the NEIcAAA
      College of the Holy Cross, September 15, 2015


      The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M.. Schools represented were:  Amherst,  Assumption,  Bates, Boston College, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut, Fitchburg State, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell,  MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern,  Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Southern Maine, Stonehill, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester State, WPI, and non voting Spingfield .  Guests present and authorized to attend, Steve Vaitones, and M-F representatives.

      The previously circulated minutes of the 2014 convention, was adopted. 
      The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
      President, Branwin Smith King, Tufts University
      lst Vice President, David Fraizer, Northeastern Univefsity
      Executive Committee
      John Copeland, Rhode Island
      Christine Lowthert, Assumption College
      Jay Moran, Southern Connecticut
      Kris Morwick, Tufts
               
      The 2014-2015 financial report was presented.
      Ethan Brown presented 2016 indoor and outdoor standards.  All events will have standards.
      Under championship rules, opening heights in pole vault and high jump will be one increment below standard. 
      Discussion ensued regarding  New England’s and IC4A occurring on same weekend.  Vote to move New England to third weekend in April was defeated.
      The first day of men’s decathlon will be moved to Friday.
      T-shirts as prizes in cross country were eliminated.
      Medals will be awarded for the first three places and certificates will be awarded for the next five places.
      Motion to run trials on Friday in 4 x 100m relay was defeated

       Dates and sites of Championships

      2015 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 10.
      2016 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 26-27
      2016 Outdoor Championship at Southern Connecticut, May13-14

      Williams College was approved for 2017 outdoor championship.

      Convention adjourned at 11:20 AM


      Respectfully submitted,

       Irwin Cohen
    • 2014
      Minutes of the 2009 NEICAAA Convention
      College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 10, 2014
      *Note - Report not available, these were the agenda items.

      The fall convention will be held at Holy Cross, September 10 at 10:00 AM.  Your athletics directors have received a tentative agenda and a delegate authorization form

      Please forward additional agenda items to me so as to be circulated prior to the convention. 

      Agenda:

                             2014 Fall Convention Agenda


      I    Roll Call
      II    Reading, correction and adoption of minutes of last convention
      III    Unfinished business
      IV.    New business
      A.       Election of officers:
                 President, Branwin Smith-King  Tufts University
      Vice President, John McCutcheon    Umass/Amherst
      Executive Committee, Pat Nicole, Southern Connecticut State University
                  John Copeland, University of Rhode Island
                  Kristin Morwick  Tufts University
                  David Fraizer, Northeastern University
              B.      New Business
      1. Cross Country time schedule-men vs women; varsity vs jv

      Time Schedule
      Women’s Sub-Varsity     11:00 a.m.
      Women’s Varsity           11:45 a.m.
      Men’s Varsity                12:30 p.m.
      Men’s Sub-Varsity            1:15 p.m.
       
      2. Seeding procedures, indoor and outdoor
      Starting heights - recommended one increment below qualifying standard (15cm in pv - 5 cm in hj)
      3. Procedure and penalty for late entries
      Late fee $50 per event per athlete missed entry, no acceptance after publication of performance list
      4. Preferences – provisional entries
      Check with Direct Athletics to have them do provisional entries
      5. Lane Preferences in Lane Seeding
      In Lane races only lanes 2-6 will be used
      In 4x400 Relay top 3 sections will use lanes 3-6 and other sections will use 2-6
      6. Qualifying Standards
      In the relays top 32 teams qualify.  Will need times.

      7. Membership Application  Simmons College, Post College
      Approved

      C. Dates and sites of championships

      Cross country Championship
                                                      October 11, 2014, Franklin Park
      Indoor Championship
      February 27, 28 2015  BU
      Outdoor Championship 
      May 7-9, 2015  MIT

       
      Please note the date of the cross country championships is October 11. 

      Entries this year will close with DIRECT ATHLETICS on Friday, October 3 at noon.  Last year's starting time was 11:00 AM with women's sub varsity followed by men's sub varsity at 11:45 and women's and men's varsity to follow at 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm respectively. 

      As some coaches displayed some consternation regarding the time schedule and placement, it will be on the convention agenda.  If changes are mandated, sufficient time will remain to effect them.
      As we will be using chips which are charged per runner, it is hoped that coaches will only enter those runners who will participate and who are of championship calibre, suggested number--20.
      Any questions, call 508 944 7086 or write. 

      Have a great summer.

      Irwin Cohen
    • 2013
      Minutes of the 2013 Convention of the NEIcAAA
      College of the Holy Cross, September 10, 2013


      The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were:  Amherst,  Assumption,  Bentley, Boston College, Boston University, Bridgewater State, Colby,  Connecticut College, Connecticut University, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell,  MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, New Haven, Northeastern,  Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Williams, Worcester State, and WPI 

      The previously circulated minutes of the 2012 convention, was adopted. 
      Massachusetts Maritime Academy was unanimously accepted into the Association.
      The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
      President, Branwin Smith King, Tufts University
      lst Vice President, Nancy Lyons, Boston University
      2nd Vice President John McCutcheon UMass/Amherst
      Executive Committee, Patricia Nicole, Southern Connecticut State
                                            John Copeland, Rhode Island
                                            Kris Morwick, Tufts

      The 2012-2013 financial report was presented and after questions from the floor, accepted.
      An alternate date for the outdoor championships when a conflict exists with the IC4A was discussed but not acted upon.
      Discussion ensued with regard to the site of the indoor championship, but no action was taken.
      The policy of not allowing non-member schools to participate in the Championships was affirmed.
      By unanimous vote, the raising of dues to $1000 and $500 respectively was approved.
      Larry Newman, track and cross country historian presented his compilation of cross country results.
      Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England and made a presentation about the upgrading of the cross country course at Franklin Park.

      Dates and sites of Championships

      2013 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 12  Chips will be utilized and team entries over 25 will be charged $2.00/entry.
      2014 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 28-March 1
      2014 Outdoor Championship at Westfield State, May 8-10 was approved
      Convention adjourned at 11:10 AM


      Respectfully submitted,

       Irwin Cohen
    • 2012
      Minutes of the 2012 Convention of the NEIcAAA
      College of the Holy Cross, September 12, 2012


      The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were:  Amherst, Bentley, Boston College, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut, Colby,  Connecticut College, E. Connecticut,  Fitchburg State, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell,  MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, New England College, University of New Hampshire, New Haven, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Williams, WPI, and Worcester State. 

      The previously circulated minutes of the 2011 convention, was adopted.  UMass/Boston, Franklin Pierce, and Lyndon State  were unanimously accepted to the Association.

      The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
      President, Branwin Smith King, Tufts University
      lst Vice President, Nancy Lyons, Boston University
      2nd Vice President John McCutcheon UMass/Amherst
      Executive Committee, Patricia Nicole, Southern Connecticut State
                                     John Copeland, Rhode Island
                                     Kris Morwick, Tufts

      Use of second best performances for entry using TFFR standards was approved.

      The change of date for outdoor championship when it conflicts with IC4A was tabled. 

      The 2011-2012 financial report was presented and questions from the floor were accepted.

      The new qualifying standards for indoors and outdoors were approved as posted.

      Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England attended  and made a presentation about the upgrading of the cross country course at Franklin Park  and assured us that it would be ready for the 2013 season.

       Dates and sites of Championships

      2012 Cross Country Championship at Stanley Park, October 7
      2013 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 22-23
      2013 Outdoor Championship  at Stonehill, May 9-11
      Convention adjourned at 11:10 AM


      Respectfully submitted,

       Irwin Cohen
    • 2011
      Minutes of the 2011 Convention of the NEIcAAA
      College of the Holy Cross, September 14, 2011


      The convention was called to order at 11:30 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were:  Amherst,  Assumption, Bates,  Boston College, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut,  Fitchburg State, Hartford, Holy Cross, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell,  MIT, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Regis, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Williams, WPI, and Worcester State.  Two other schools were present, but not voting.

      The previously circulated minutes of the 2010 convention, was adopted.  Lasell College and New England College were unanimously accepted to the Association. 

      The 2010-2011 financial report was presented and questions from the floor were accepted.

      Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England attended  and made a presentation about cross country at Franklin Park and also discussed future plans for the 100th  running of the Cross Country Championship in 2012.

      There were no changes to the by-laws, but the policy of allowing indoor performances in the outdoor meet without reservation was affirmed. 


       Dates and sites of Championships

      2011 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 8
      2012 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 24-25
      2012 Outdoor Championship  at MIT, May 10-12
      Convention adjourned at 12:01 PM


      Respectfully submitted,

       Irwin Cohen
    • 2010
      Minutes of the 2010 Convention of the NEIcAAA
      College of the Holy Cross, September 8, 2010


      The convention was called to order at 10:05 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were: Amherst, Boston College, Brandeis, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, E. Connecticut, Holy Cross, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, Middlebury, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northeastern, Regis, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton. Two others schools were present, but not voting.

      The previously circulated minutes of the 2009 convention, was adopted. Lesley University was officially accepted to the Association.

      Financial report was presented and questions from the floor were accepted.

      Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England attended and made a presentation about cross country at Franklin Park

      The proposal to include the 4 x 200M relay in the men’s and women’s indoor championship was defeated on a roll call vote -no:15 Amherst, Boston College, Brandeis, Central Connecticut, Holy Cross, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Amherst, MIT, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut, S. Maine, Stonehill, Vermont , Trinity, Westfield,
      15-yes: Bridgewater State, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut State, UMass/Lowell, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Regis, Smith, Springfield, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Trinity, Tufts, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Wheaton, 1 abstention: Dartmouth

      Motion to include first day of women’s heptathlon on Thursday in conjunction with men’s decathlon: no, Bridgewater. Connecticut College, Hartford, Keene State, UMass/Lowell, Regis, Smith, Springfield, Trinity, Wellesley, Wheaton, (10); yes, Amherst, Boston College, Brandeis, Holy Cross, MIT, UMass/Amherst, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, S. Connecticut State, Stonehill, Tufts, Vermont, (11). Motion defeated

      Dates and sites of Championships

      2010 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 9
      2011 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 25-26
      2011 Outdoor Championship Southern Connecticut State May 12-14

      Discussion ensued with regard to expenses for the championships chaired by Kris Morwick and John Copeland. The costs for cross country at Franklin Park and at BU for indoors were determined to be acceptable, but a committee will be set up by the coaches’ to determine an acceptable stipend for schools wishing to host the outdoor championship.

      Stonehill bid for the 2012 outdoor championship and will submit an expense budget

      Convention adjourned at 12:01 PM


      Respectfully submitted,

      Irwin Cohen
    • 2009
      Minutes of the 2009 NEICAAA Convention
      College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 9, 2009


      The convention was called to order at 11:30 a.m. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were: Amherst, Boston University, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut State, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut State, Hartford, Holy Cross, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Quinnipiac, Regis, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton. Five others schools were present, but not voting.
      The previously circulated minutes of the 2008 convention, was adopted. The slate of officers as approved by the Executive Committee: Branwin Smith-King, President; Nancy Lyons, Vice-President; John McCutcheon, 2nd Vice-President; Executive Committee, Kristen Morwick and John Copeland were elected.
      Endicott College was unanimously admitted to the Association. Lesley University was admitted conditionally pending adoption of the minutes of the 2009 Convention. The vote for conditional admittance was unanimous. This was due to the fact that Lesley University’s petition of membership was not circulated 30 days prior to the Convention.
      The proposal to increase dues from $800 to$1000 and $400 to $500 was defeated on a roll call vote. Yes:12 Amherst, Boston University, Central Connecticut, Hartford, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Lowell, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut, Stonehill, Vermont No: 18, Bridgewater State, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut State, UMass/Dartmouth, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Regis, Rhode Island College, Smith, Southern Maine, Springfield, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Trinity, Tufts, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton.
      Dates and sites of Championships 2009 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 10, 2010 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 26-27, 2010 Outdoor Championship at Northeastern University, May 6,7,8 2011 Outdoor Championship Southern Connecticut State, Stonehill Tentative based on availability and costs
      Motion to include 4x200 relay for women and amended to include men received a majority vote of 16 yes and 14 no. Subsequently, it was determined that a 2/3 vote was needed for passage. Because of the confusion in the vote, an email ballot was sent out to the coaches in attendance. Schools returning a positive vote were: E. Connecticut State, Hartford, Keene State, UMass/Lowell, Regis, Smith, Springfield, Trinity, Wellesley, Wheaton, (10). Schools returning a negative vote were: Amherst, Boston U., Holy Cross, MIT, UMass/Amherst, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, S. Connecticut State, Stonehill, Tufts, Vermont, (11). Motion defeated.
      Convention adjourned at 12:30 pm
      Respectfully submitted, Irwin Cohen
  • Member Schools
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Northeastern University
2015 Indoor NEICAAA Champs
Men and Women
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Dates and Items to remember for the Indoor Championships

1. Entries are completed on Direct Athletics (last year’s results)

2. Entry deadline is Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 • 12:00 noon

3. Final entry posting will be on this page (no entry changes other than corrections or omissions by administration will be allowed)

4. Final information will be posted under “News and Announcement” banner and “From the Commissioner” banner
5. Qualifying standards
6.
Time Schedule
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The NEICAAA Outdoor Championships will be heading down to New Haven, Ct at Southern Connecticut State University. Please be aware that this year’s Championship will fall on the same weekend as the IC4A/ECAC Division One meet, being held at Princeton University.
Dates and Items to remember for the Outdoor Championships

1. Entries are completed on Direct Athletics (last year’s results)

2. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 10, 2016 • 12:00 noon

3. Final entry posting will be on this page (no entry changes other than corrections or omissions by administration will be allowed)

4. Final information will be posted under “News and Announcement” banner and “From the Commissioner” banner
5. Qualifying standards
6.
Time Schedule

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