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Old 05-26-18, 09:15 PM
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When the OHSAA implemented the 2 extra time qualifying spots I figured they would do the same in the field events. In reviewing the heat/ flight assignments for the State Meet I found I was mistaken. Does anyone have the rationale why this was only granted the track events?


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Old 05-26-18, 09:28 PM
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When the OHSAA implemented the 2 extra time qualifying spots I figured they would do the same in the field events. In reviewing the heat/ flight assignments for the State Meet I found I was mistaken. Does anyone have the rationale why this was only granted the track events?


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It may eventually be added for field events if it works well in the running events (no reason to think it won't as the proposal seems to have been very well thought out), but the current stumbling block is how to handle ties in the field events, especially in the vertical jumps (HJ and pole vault) amongst competitors from different regions. The rule book is fairly clear on how to handle ties in field events.

Another possible objection in the field events would be that 2 additional competitors would add time to the duration of the field events. The amount of time added in the running events is expected to be rather negligible due to having 9 lanes at OSU (without the 9 lanes, we wouldn't have these at-large qualifiers in the running events).
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