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Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-13-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
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: 11
Views: 232
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: 411
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: 411
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: 19,055
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: 19,055
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: 19,055
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: 1,583
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: 1,583
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: 1,583
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: 19,055
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: 19,055
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: 1,670
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: 1,670
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: 1,670
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: 1,105
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: 983
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.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-07-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By madman
Your response makes me sad. It's not the...

Your response makes me sad.

It's not the picture that matters. It's what was occuring in the picture that matters. You don't earn the right to represent the United States in the Olympics by...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-07-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By madman
I've got to agree with Psycho-Dad on this. ...

I've got to agree with Psycho-Dad on this. Whether a kid runs 18.0 sec/100m (15:00 pace) versus 20.4 sec/100m (17:00 pace) isn't what makes a race exciting or interesting. Neither pace would hold...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 09-04-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,931
Posted By madman
These kids weren't so fortunate...

These kids weren't so fortunate (https://www.cdc.gov/pictureofamerica/pdfs/picture_of_america_heat-related_illness.pdf)

"In July 2006, a 15-year-old high school football player participated in an...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 09-03-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,931
Posted By madman
I don't think you're reading the chart correctly....

I don't think you're reading the chart correctly.

For instance, tomorrow in Columbus the temperature at 4 pm is expected to be 91 F with a relative humidity of 50% (dewpoint 70 F). This gives a...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 09-02-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,931
Posted By madman
The OP's question is an important one that...

The OP's question is an important one that deserves more than a scolding about how to properly schedule meets.

The general sports regulations from the OHSAA has guidelines that are below, but...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-26-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,487
Posted By madman
Assuming this is correct and that the boys would...

Assuming this is correct and that the boys would have run the other 186 meters at the same pace as they averaged for 4814 meters (:Ohno:), the attached file shows adjusted times for the boys 5k at...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-25-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,487
Posted By madman
I have no proof as I didn't measure the course,...

I have no proof as I didn't measure the course, but when most of the top runners are setting big PRs in the first meet of the season, I'm having my doubts about the accuracy of the course. Why here...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-18-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,142
Posted By madman
The hypocrisy of the OHSAA related to this meet...

The hypocrisy of the OHSAA related to this meet continues to blow me away.

They say the competitive season can't begin until August 20th, but they have their invitational on August 18th. :shrug:
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