No disagreement from me.

Based on where the starting line is drawn, and where the course encompasses the starting line, I took some measurements on my computer screen. Along the angle of the starting line, I measured from where the line would hit the course at each end if the starting line spanned that entire interior section. I also measured from 1 end of the turf field to the other. I could use those 2 measurements to create a proportion. I assumed the turf field spanned a minimum of 120 yards and could use that figure to set up a 2nd proportion. A little cross multiplication of the 2 proportions is all that's needed to estimate the length of the starting line. I come up with a minimum estimate of 100.8 yards. If all starting line recommendations are followed, how many teams can fit along the starting line? What if the request is granted to allow 185 runners in the race? Is there enough room to create additional boxes for the individual competitors, or will the boxes be narrower with runners starting 2 and 3 deep? I'm too tired to do those calculations right now. They might come out just fine.

Don't misunderstand me and think I'm advocating not holding the meet or anything like that based on what the starting line can or can't accommodate, but those are the types of details that must be taken into account and hopefully have already been considered when the powers that be discussed what the meet might look like this year. My school had a home meet a few weeks ago. Ordinarily, creating the starting line is no big deal after deciding where it will be. Enter 2020 and all the protocols and recommendations. Until sketching it out and spreading a tape measure along the ground to figure out how much length the starting boxes would occupy and how much to angle each one toward a point of convergence near the 1st turn (160m away in our case), I never realized how much space would be utilized in creating adequate starting boxes for so few teams.