Be sure to come to the state meet in the fall, and we'll be sure to pay up. Glad we gave you an excuse to get out of the house on Thurs.I'll require a substantial retainer for that service, lol. You're all welcome, glad to be of help. Hope everything works out,
Is the quarter midget track still at Obetz. That will give it more of a NTR vibe for those that liked that place. Grass looks thick...I ran in a pasture where cows were the day before the state meet. I think it was mowed with a hay baler the day before. When I saw the pictures my thought was "look how nice that grass is and how low it's cut. Perspective I guess. I have high hopes for Obetz. Location location location.It doesn't have a Kendall Hills vibe, but it's definitely more attractive than NTR.
If we're going to worry about the effect of the thickness of the grass on times, let's do away with all pretense and make it a road race or run heats of 5ks on a track. No one scores a meet based on times or earns All-Ohio rankings based on times.
Give me a great competition and I'm happy. Do it in mud, hills, wind, and rain and I'm ecstatic.
The comment about the grass was not criticism just an observation. I was looking for reason it wouldn't just be a 5k on a track race since there will not be any hills.If we're going to worry about the effect of the thickness of the grass on times, let's do away with all pretense and make it a road race or run heats of 5ks on a track.
.Ok, I'll use my imagination and call that a hill type thing. Doesn't it seem like having a stadium or grandstand just puts handcuffs on the ability to layout a good CC course? I hope I'm wrong. My thought is that if people could sit in the stands and there are video boards showing the races, that might be a big advancement but I question how you get in and out of the stadium to see the finish and any of the race? Seems like plenty of space otherwise. I'll be open minded and hopeful and it will be a nice start for the place to have Woodridge win a record breaking state title there. In honor of the good people of Obetz and to end the year a lot better than it started.
Pushing your way through the few gates they would open to the first loop was a battle sometimes. That was one of my biggest pet peeves at Scioto. They could have made it easier to move around if they wanted to.I could watch the start at SD, run out to the first loop, run back to the stands, run over to the second loop and get back to the stands to see the finish. I could not do that anymore. I think it will be at least 20 years before I sit in stands to watch a CC meet. I have hopes this will be a good location.
The rumor I hear is that they are going to seed the races and combine the times after.Not sure if this has been mentioned but I do not see any way that they do not have separate team and individual races like the old days.
What I heard was the team - individual split, THEN combine them via time. Nothing like someone crossing the finish line at the state championship first only to later be told you were really third, 1.5 seconds out of first.The rumor I hear is that they are going to seed the races and combine the times after.
Seems like a horrible idea. Doing the team/individual race would be significantly better.
None of the 3 options on the survey are ideal, but of the 3, that is the best of the 3. The other 2 compromise the integrity of the team competition. Having teams competing in separate races is even worse. With the way everyone complains about polls and whatnot, the word "ranking" immediately raises red flags for me, even if it's the coaches of the teams that made state doing the ranking. The final 2 options include that word.What I heard was the team - individual split, THEN combine them via time. Nothing like someone crossing the finish line at the state championship first only to later be told you were really third, 1.5 seconds out of first.
Because that would be taking more things from the kids. Is why I am against that. Why they are against that is it will take away paying customers and right now they need every dime they can get their hands on.Fewer teams and fewer individuals moving on from regional would be my choice. Why is that simple solution not an option?