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Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-22-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,062
Posted By madman
Your comment made me think about some of the...

Your comment made me think about some of the great Arcadia 3200s over the last 15-20 years.

In 2013, there were 6 heats of the 3200 where:

* 18 boys were under 9:00, 16 in the fastest heat
*...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-20-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,062
Posted By madman
Four Ohio boys sub-9, led by Horter's 8:48. ...

Four Ohio boys sub-9, led by Horter's 8:48. Wow!

https://twitter.com/milesplit/status/987500827161001987
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-18-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,815
Posted By madman
Wow. So you're saying that if I hire...

Wow. So you're saying that if I hire Finishtiming to time my meet that you will only allow me to access the results through your site or a paper copy at the meet? In essence, the school doesn't own...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-17-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,815
Posted By madman
I would guess that you're not in the...

I would guess that you're not in the South/Central part of Ohio where Finishtiming dominates.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-17-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,815
Posted By madman
Finishtiming makes things as difficult as...

Finishtiming makes things as difficult as possible for milesplit to obtain results so that people are forced to the Finishtiming website. It's a business for them. I can't totallly disagree with...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-16-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,815
Posted By madman
There are so many different timing companies out...

There are so many different timing companies out there that there is no practical way to find results for every meet. I do appreciate Milesplit trying to be a site that aggregates results. It is a...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-09-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By madman
I wonder how long it's been since 7.2.2 was...

I wonder how long it's been since 7.2.2 was changed because I can vividly remember a former tennis player that travelled around the country playing elite tournaments until a given point in the...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-08-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By madman
Most of the National Level meets specifically...

Most of the National Level meets specifically state that you cannot compete for your school, but that all members of any relay must be from the same school.

We attend meets like this by...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-08-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By madman
My understanding... If the meet is in a...

My understanding...

If the meet is in a state that is not contiguous with Ohio, there can be no loss of school time. Note that even though Penn is a looonng way from Ohio, it is still in a state...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-07-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,712
Posted By madman
Technology comes with a new set of problems and...

Technology comes with a new set of problems and doesn't always speed things up.

I agree that coaches can mitigate many of the problems that create unnecessary delays, but you might be surprised...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-06-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,620
Posted By madman
We did the same for the same reasons. It's also...

We did the same for the same reasons. It's also the first time we've declined to participate when a meet hasn't been cancelled. I have mixed feelings about it even if it's the best long term...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-01-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By madman
Check the date.... The most unfunny thing...

Check the date....

The most unfunny thing about this is that it's so close to being true at many schools.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 03-09-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By madman
Ohio boys well-represented in the 5000! ...

Ohio boys well-represented in the 5000!

Event 13 Boys 5000 Meter Run Championship
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Sectoni 1 at 3:30pm; Section 2 at 5:40pm ...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 03-04-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By madman
It's a miracle! ...

It's a miracle!

http://oh.milesplit.com/rankings/leaders/high-school-boys/outdoor-track-and-field?year=all&accuracy=fat

Many, if not, all of the pre-internet bests have been included at the top...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 03-04-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,347
Posted By madman
The meet is what it is. To me it's not a state...

The meet is what it is. To me it's not a state championship, but it is a great opportunity for our best athletes to compete against one another. I don't think most athletes' training is geared to...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 02-24-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By madman
As frustrating as it might be for fans of...

As frustrating as it might be for fans of distance running, the Ohio State men;s team is currently one event away from winning the Big Ten title indoors without much of a distance program. They have...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 01-29-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,377
Posted By madman
I won't dispute any of your claims regarding...

I won't dispute any of your claims regarding Gabor, but I believe the reason there are so many 70+ year old officials is that there aren't enough of 50- year olds willing to do it.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 01-28-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,377
Posted By madman
I had other things that were higher priority this...

I had other things that were higher priority this year and didn't go to the conference, so I am interested in knowing who the best presenters were and the best nugget you took away from the...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 01-14-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,377
Posted By madman
With their connection to Ohio and recent...

With their connection to Ohio and recent incredible success at NXN, I think bringing in Marc and Joan Hunter along with Tom Schwartz could make for a very interesting set of sessions for distance...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 01-13-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By madman
Ohio State University Buckeye High School Qualifier #1

I know it's early in the indoor season and the weather hasn't been great, but I am really surprised at the very low number of entrants.
...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-11-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,054
Posted By madman
There is no practical way to verify the number of...

There is no practical way to verify the number of meets for each athlete in the state. An entry and participation are not the same thing. Even participation would be almost impossible to verify. ...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 12-10-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By madman
I just watched the replay at milesplit. I am...

I just watched the replay at milesplit. I am left wondering what happened to Kreft the last 800m. He has finished strong in every race I've seen of his before this one. Just got tired or something...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-20-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By madman
I'm not sure what the problem is with loops. I...

I'm not sure what the problem is with loops. I believe the IAAF mandates that 2000 meter loops be used for IAAF Championships. Boardman has been two loops for as long as I can remember.

We need...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-19-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By madman
That course is often soft even when it hasn't...

That course is often soft even when it hasn't rained the previous day. Conditions had to be pretty rugged.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 11-16-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By madman
Does anyone get decent reception at NTR? I have...

Does anyone get decent reception at NTR? I have Verizon and the concept of being able to follow "live" results has been a poor joke.
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