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Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 02-13-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Newton's Third
Her mother Breda Dennehy-Willis ran in the 2000...

Her mother Breda Dennehy-Willis ran in the 2000 Olympics for Ireland. Her bests are 15:12 and 32:11 for 5K and 10K. Good genes for Roisin.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 01-21-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Newton's Third
madman, I agree that access to tracks and 300...

madman, I agree that access to tracks and 300 meter tracks cause inequities especially in the 200, 400, 4x200, & 4x400, but has an effect on all running events using a curve. I agree that the indoor...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-26-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Newton's Third
I understand the legal, non-legal aspect which...

I understand the legal, non-legal aspect which could include pre-lims in running events. What I don't understand is how the winner of a race did not get to the line faster than the 2nd place...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-26-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Newton's Third
Is it THE SAME PERFORMANCE if one runner clearly...

Is it THE SAME PERFORMANCE if one runner clearly beats the other? Or is this rule for times matching from different heats or when a winner between the two could not be determined? It seems strange...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-24-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Newton's Third
This seems pretty difficult to enforce. ...

This seems pretty difficult to enforce.

When coaching I had a situation of a 400 guy with an open best of 51.8 because he had only run it open once and it was in a windy dual meet. He had...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-15-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,563
Posted By Newton's Third
Bay, Lexington, Sheridan and the other larger D2...

Bay, Lexington, Sheridan and the other larger D2 teams have a chance to be pushed to D1 when divisional alignment comes early next calendar year. There were more D3 teams with 5 on the line at...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-13-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By Newton's Third
I woud have responded quicker but I had to shut...

I woud have responded quicker but I had to shut down my computer and find my i-pad after reading what you wrote and spitting my drink all over the computer.

Do you really think a small D2 school...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-13-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Newton's Third
Do you want it to be easy or an award valued by...

Do you want it to be easy or an award valued by those that achieve it? Also in the programs where I have seen this it is just one of several criteria in which the athlete has to achieve X number of...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-13-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Newton's Third
Psycho, I did not have deep enough teams but I...

Psycho, I did not have deep enough teams but I have seen coaches use the time of the 5th or 7th runner for the middle placing team at conference other than your team as a standard. Being able to be...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-11-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,894
Posted By Newton's Third
As a cross country purist I like terrain, mud,...

As a cross country purist I like terrain, mud, sharp turns and other things that break rhythm but the fact that the loop portions of the state meet courses do not allow spectators I loved the double...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-11-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By Newton's Third
State Top 10 active streaks

Here is a 2018 update to the list of teamís current streak of consecutive top 10 finishes at the state championship. I do not think it shows one program ahead or behind another but just a fun...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-04-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,000
Posted By Newton's Third
I was going to Columbus Friday and convinced my...

I was going to Columbus Friday and convinced my wife to drive by on the way there from eastern ohio. We were on 70. I pulled over on the road running behind NTR and climbed a small old fence. The...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-31-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By Newton's Third
Do the NC regions that have teams that do not...

Do the NC regions that have teams that do not show lose slots for the following year? Do their schools approve of not showing? I know at one time some major city schools in Ohio had coaching...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-30-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Newton's Third
So you view great only in comparison to the...

So you view great only in comparison to the competition. I try to see it in regard to the sport. Maybe 5 or 6 have a chance to win because they are all average or all great. I think it is the...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-30-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Newton's Third
What do you consider a great team? I think from...

What do you consider a great team? I think from the order OVTC has them listed above, teams 6-11 are REALLY good teams and the top 5 all have the potential to be called GREAT. None stands out...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-23-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,115
Posted By Newton's Third
There has been talk of NTR buying and selling...

There has been talk of NTR buying and selling land for years so this may have had something to do with the change. The land to the north has some grades to it. Nothing like NE Ohio types of hills...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-18-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Newton's Third
Way back I had a boys team who at the regional...

Way back I had a boys team who at the regional put 3 in front of another teams 1st, our 4th ahead of their 3rd, and their 5th beat our 5th by 10 seconds. We won by just a few points. Between our...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-18-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Newton's Third
I agree and have noticed this many times as well....

I agree and have noticed this many times as well. Another factor is the competition makeup. Those with 2-3 front runners but below average depth in their top 5 may stack up better or worse in a...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-16-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Newton's Third
I coached for awhile in the same league as...

I coached for awhile in the same league as Lancaster. At the time they were in the southeast district usually combined with us in the east. I can't remember the boys losing a district from about...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-15-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Newton's Third
I've actually followed the central district a...

I've actually followed the central district a little this season as opposed to the east D2 and D3 schools.

For boys Hilliard Davidson, Gahanna, Olentangy Orange, & Pickerington North are clear...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-13-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By Newton's Third
Are the Colorado kids doing this at altitude? ...

Are the Colorado kids doing this at altitude? This could be yet another reason to be impressed with an already impressive list.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 09-21-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,292
Posted By Newton's Third
I try to get around the state to different meets...

I try to get around the state to different meets each season and went to Centerville for the first time last fall.

I agree with everything except that I can't estimate crowds and 10,000 seems a...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-21-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,081
Posted By Newton's Third
That is what I recall, that both hands must be in...

That is what I recall, that both hands must be in contact with the track. Does HS have a rule that at least one hand must be touching? It remember looking into a standing start using blocks so that...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-20-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,081
Posted By Newton's Third
This was my thought. If someone truly believes a...

This was my thought. If someone truly believes a distance runner from a standing start will have a few tenths advantage on a high level sprinter from blocks in a 400 is not thinking clearly or...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-18-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,081
Posted By Newton's Third
If you believe in a 4x400 lead off at a regional...

If you believe in a 4x400 lead off at a regional or state level, sprinters who have trained to use blocks lose a few tenths to distance runners who are not used to three commands and use a stand up...
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