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Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-15-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,590
Posted By madman
The principals could have just as easily been...

The principals could have just as easily been excusing your son to attend a play, a cousin's wedding, etc. These events are not OHSAA sanctioned events.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-12-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By madman
If real estate is all about location, location,...

If real estate is all about location, location, location, then I think a track meet is about people, people, people.

There are plenty of sources online that list out all the roles necessary to run...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-11-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,590
Posted By madman
The OHSAA doesn't recognize Indoor Track and...

The OHSAA doesn't recognize Indoor Track and Field as a sport. It might as well be corn hole to them as long as the Outdoor T&F coaches are working with the athletes in in the off-season to improve...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-08-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,590
Posted By madman
The course in Kenosha had to be brutal. Despite...

The course in Kenosha had to be brutal. Despite no one breaking 16:00 at the Regional meet, the Midwest boys just placed 5 guys in the top 9 at Footlocker Nationals, including the individual winner,...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-03-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,590
Posted By madman
You don't represent your school at NXN, so it's...

You don't represent your school at NXN, so it's not a school sports trip. It's more like a family vacation. If your parents choose to excuse you from school, you're excused.

Additionally since...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-25-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,590
Posted By madman
In general, I think there's less elite talent...

In general, I think there's less elite talent nationally on the boys side than there has been for several years. Between that and the pull of NXN, I expected the qualifying for FLN to be more modest...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-20-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By madman
There are good reasons coaches aren't always...

There are good reasons coaches aren't always pushing their athletes towards this meet. It's not the meet it once was for multiple reasons. At one point it was one of the few places senior athletes...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-17-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By madman
This image is from NCAA Div I nationals at...

This image is from NCAA Div I nationals at Wisconsin today. This is what the state meet ought to look like - crazy fans and spectators lining the entire course:

https://goo.gl/uAaWyh
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-13-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By madman
Since everyone who runs Districts, Regionals, or...

Since everyone who runs Districts, Regionals, or State meet automatically earns a letter there's no way for less than 7 to get a letter unless you run less than 7 in those meets. I've had roughly...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-13-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By madman
8 points needed for a letter 4 pt - beat...

8 points needed for a letter

4 pt - beat prior year's XC pr at early season 5k time trial or a time standard:
Fr - 20:00 (3 pt)
So - 19:30
Jr -19:00
Sr - 18:30

2 pt - finish top 5 for team...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-08-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By madman
I think having more chips is very useful unless...

I think having more chips is very useful unless you want to spent a bunch of time during practice recording things by hand or trying to keep track of who is using what chip.

The handheld display...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-08-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By madman
It is pricey but even as a distance coach I think...

It is pricey but even as a distance coach I think it's well worth the money.

There are many things worth timing that a stop watch can't measure accurately - that variability in the ability to hit...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-07-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 19,980
Posted By madman
Lighten up, Francis. You might want to turn...

Lighten up, Francis.

You might want to turn your sarcasm detector up a notch or two.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-07-18, 12:02 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 19,980
Posted By madman
I'm beginning to wonder if this whole thing was...

I'm beginning to wonder if this whole thing was just a ploy to get the Woodridge levy passed tonight. The threat that they may not be able to run at the State Championship certainly drove people to...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-06-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 19,980
Posted By madman
Hopefully the wind today blow drys the parking...

Hopefully the wind today blow drys the parking areas soch that they are safe.

I can't fault NTR for closing the facility last week. If they could be held liable for damage to potentially...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-04-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,740
Posted By madman
If you are suggesting that if the course is still...

If you are suggesting that if the course is still under water next weekend that they should cancel the race if another site is not available, you and I will have to agree to disagree.

While I...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-04-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,740
Posted By madman
If it comes down to a choice of not holding the...

If it comes down to a choice of not holding the meet or severely restricting the number of spectators this year, I would vote for the spectator restrictions. We've lost our way if they choose...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-03-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,740
Posted By madman
Snow, ice, mud, hills, etc. have all been a part...

Snow, ice, mud, hills, etc. have all been a part of late season cross country. They might be a problem for spectators, cars, etc., but let's find a way to ensure those issues don't hinder the state...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-02-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 19,980
Posted By madman
It's hardly relevant, but the finish line is on...

It's hardly relevant, but the finish line is on the other side of the white tent (first aid area). In the age of chips, I'm not sure what a chute area is.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-02-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 19,980
Posted By madman
I get that there is a big puddle at NTR, but the...

I get that there is a big puddle at NTR, but the puddle shown isn't even on the course. We've run muddy, water logged courses at some point in nearly every season. I would hope that mud on the...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-28-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By madman
In the women's Big Ten race, Michigan and...

In the women's Big Ten race, Michigan and Michigan State went 1-2 with both teams having 4 of their top 5 runners who are Michigan HS grads - a state with 10% fewer people than Ohio. There have been...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-28-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By madman
Right... because there's no talent here in Ohio...

Right... because there's no talent here in Ohio that Ohio State has missed out on.

Even if those two Aussies hadn't been in the race, the next two scorers for Wisconsin were from Nebraska and...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-28-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By madman
Big Ten Results

It's that time of year when Ohio State proves once again that they put no priority on men's cross country...

https://www.clipular.com/c/6628716143443968.png?k=m4gJyXMWwGzbdmC79zWNBgJrC58

Nine...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-25-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By madman
We are talking about CC, right? Has anyone...

We are talking about CC, right?

Has anyone ever discussed "seated race" in CC?
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-09-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By madman
"It was just a way to get into the OHSAA." I...

"It was just a way to get into the OHSAA."

I am curious about what you meant when you said this.
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