Week 4 Meets

EuclidandViren

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Week 4 looks interesting as the weather for the last 3 weeks was great in Ohio. Looks like it will be back in the 90's this week. Could effect times and courses...

Michigan State Spartan Invite
Many Ohio teams are taking the trip to MSU for this large meet with 3-4 races per gender.
Toledo Whitmer, Thomas Worthington, Sylvania Northview, Hilliard Davidson, Dublin Jerome, Defiance, Centerville, Beavercreek

Cedarville Invite
Southwest Ohio best meet this weekend.

Boardman Spartan Invite
Traditionally solid course that is challenging.

Galion
Fast course and sometimes the fastest in Ohio with rolly hills and shade for the runners.
 

psycho_dad

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Boardman is usually a very good indicator of how the Regional will stack up for Divisions 2 and 3 both boys and girls. However, D1 doesn't usually have all the top teams attend, from what I recall.
 
Has Boardman grown too big that it is more harm than help in preparation for Regional?? Now that they even allow 8 or 9 people on varsity with upwards of 50 teams in the D2 races, whereas at Regional there is only 20 teams of 7.
 

psycho_dad

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It seems to be a good measuring stick of what D2 teams are going to be there in the end, so it must be helpful if you are one of the top teams. I don't see the point after 25 teams, but that's me. If you are starting your scoring over 50, I'd think it would be better to go to a smaller meet where you are more competitive.
 

Mr. Slippery

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It seems to be a good measuring stick of what D2 teams are going to be there in the end, so it must be helpful if you are one of the top teams. I don't see the point after 25 teams, but that's me. If you are starting your scoring over 50, I'd think it would be better to go to a smaller meet where you are more competitive.
I don't necessarily disagree, but there isn't much else in NEO opposite Boardman. McDonough isn't a tiny meet. A couple teams sneak down to Meadowbrook, but that's about it. One of the schools near me tried to host an invite on this particular weekend a few years ago and only drew 2 or 3 teams.
 

SteveMiles

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Does anyone know what division Caleb Brown and Shelby will be racing in at Galion? (Last year they ran in the D1 race). 14:44 was Andrew Jordan's time his senior year at Galion and the temperatures are supposed to cool off a little for tomorrow so maybe Caleb will take a shot at it.
 
Does anyone know what division Caleb Brown and Shelby will be racing in at Galion? (Last year they ran in the D1 race). 14:44 was Andrew Jordan's time his senior year at Galion and the temperatures are supposed to cool off a little for tomorrow so maybe Caleb will take a shot at it.
They are running D2. Would be good if were running D1 the Pick North guys could keep him company for a little while. I would say Galion is 15 sec faster than Tiffin so I agree he has a shot at Jordan's record.

 

Rohbino

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With Caleb racing last weekend, I’m not so sure they’ll have him race this weekend.
Probably not a bad bet. It would be his 4th weekend in a row. He's run 15:18, 15:09, and 14:56 on consecutive weekends. I remember once upon a time, though, when XC athletes ran nearly every weekend throughout the season.
 

Rohbino

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Did anyone notice that on the District page, it now says "To Regional at TBA" instead of Boardman?!.
I saw that on the Google docs spreadsheet detailing the district assignments and the numbers coming out of the districts but this page still states that the regional is at Boardman.
 
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psycho_dad

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Wooodridge had a nice showing at Boardman. Boys and Girls. Lexington Girls are rolling. Not sure if I understand Bay running in D1 at Galion and not going head to head with Unioto. They did the same last year at Boardman and missed an opportunity to run against Woodridge. I think I'd like the kids to see who they will be up against down the road and prepare for those teams and not teams they won't see. I can see running up to go against better competition, but, the competition in their own division was plenty good. I might be as simple as the girls running D1, so it was a time schedule thing, but I'm still trying to figure out if there is a good strategy to doing it down the road.
 

Mr. Slippery

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Wooodridge had a nice showing at Boardman. Boys and Girls. Lexington Girls are rolling. Not sure if I understand Bay running in D1 at Galion and not going head to head with Unioto. They did the same last year at Boardman and missed an opportunity to run against Woodridge. I think I'd like the kids to see who they will be up against down the road and prepare for those teams and not teams they won't see. I can see running up to go against better competition, but, the competition in their own division was plenty good. I might be as simple as the girls running D1, so it was a time schedule thing, but I'm still trying to figure out if there is a good strategy to doing it down the road.
My only other guess would be to accommodate any runners taking the ACT since the DI races at Galion were later in the afternoon. It wasn't a transportation/time schedule issue since the Bay girls ran at Boardman.
 

psycho_dad

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My only other guess would be to accommodate any runners taking the ACT since the DI races at Galion were later in the afternoon. It wasn't a transportation/time schedule issue since the Bay girls ran at Boardman.
Good point. Since Bay girls aren't D2, I didn't even look where they were or what they did. And, the time schedule thing is valid. I'm not trying to be critical, but was curious as to why Bay might run D1 and not D2.
 
You guys and your theories. It was all about having fun and going to different places and running against teams you never get to see.
Beside you don't always know if team A or B will enter the meet you go to. We enjoy each week and each event, no strategy involved, no disappointment with the results. Have some fun along the way and forget about Nov 2 until it arrives, the vast majority will not be running that day
 

psycho_dad

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You guys and your theories. It was all about having fun and going to different places and running against teams you never get to see.
Beside you don't always know if team A or B will enter the meet you go to. We enjoy each week and each event, no strategy involved, no disappointment with the results. Have some fun along the way and forget about Nov 2 until it arrives, the vast majority will not be running that day
Bullfeathers!

To be honest, Bay has done a nice job of having their guys run a full schedule of meets. They have sort of neglected their kids by not attending CVNP the past few years, but maybe they liked the kids better the years they attended regularly. I've seen Bay take a JV squad to midweek meets and let them run as varsity. Something I'd like to see more teams do.
 
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