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Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 02-10-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By madman
Spire Showcase

There are always a ton of great performances at this meet.

This year I thought Vincent Mauri might have had the best performance by an Ohioan. 4:09.42 for 1600. I think it was only his second...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 01-26-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By madman
Why? We are nearing the crisis level, if...

Why?

We are nearing the crisis level, if we've not already reached it, in some areas where there simply aren't enough officials for scheduled competitions. An important factor in why there is a...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 01-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By madman
To some extent the differences in conditions is...

To some extent the differences in conditions is eliminated indoors, unless you consider that some athletes have far better access to 300 meter tracks than others and basic physics tells us there is a...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-29-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By madman
+1

+1
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-24-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By madman
I think there are several serious issues with...

I think there are several serious issues with false entry marks not the least of which is the lack of integrity communicated to a coach's athletes. How can we instill the virtues of honesty, hard...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-15-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,034
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: 25
Views: 1,632
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: 4,034
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: 4,034
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: 4,034
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: 4,034
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: 1,448
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: 1,890
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: 985
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: 985
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: 645
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: 645
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: 21,258
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: 21,258
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: 21,258
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: 1,990
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: 1,990
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: 1,990
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: 21,258
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: 21,258
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...
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