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  • steveu
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    Natalie Cook ran 9:48.25 to win the 6A 3200 this morning, finally taking down Kim Mortensen's legendary 9:48.59 for the particular outdoor HS distance. An NFHS record, I believe, for what it's worth.

    Of course, Cook has run 9:44.44 for the full 2M indoors and several others have run indoor/outdoor 2M (or 3ks in/out, FWIW). Still pretty noteworthy in its own way. She went out in 69 and 4:50, and won by 35 seconds, so it's easy to see she could run faster (as she has).

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by steveu View Post
    So in your neck of the woods, bandwidth is ... seasonal?
    Figurative, not literal.

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  • steveu
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    Originally posted by gm View Post

    This late in the spring the bandwidth is limited. I don’t even get to pay as much attention to the Texas state meet as I would like.
    So in your neck of the woods, bandwidth is ... seasonal?

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    This late in the spring the bandwidth is limited. I don’t even get to pay as much attention to the Texas state meet as I would like.
    Stop sleeping so much. Eat in small portions. Avoid TV and movies. Friends and family are optional.
    C'mon, you can do this!

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  • lonewolf
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    IMO, you need multiple divisions for fairness and to spread the interest in the sport. Oklahoma stages a Meet of Champions the week after the state champs meet. The top three in each event in all six classes are invited. Most of them show up. Many small school individuals win their event. My favorite HS meet of the year.
    Last edited by lonewolf; 05-14-2022, 05:22 AM.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by cigar95 View Post
    California has moved up a week, from first Saturday in June to last Saturday in May. Still too late?
    This late in the spring the bandwidth is limited. I don’t even get to pay as much attention to the Texas state meet as I would like.

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  • cigar95
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    California has moved up a week, from first Saturday in June to last Saturday in May. Still too late?

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    I pay zero attention to the California state meet for the most part (way too late in the year), so to each state its own.
    That is extremely surprising to me!

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  • gm
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    I pay zero attention to the California state meet for the most part (way too late in the year), so to each state its own.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    Then I hope you're pushing strenuously for one division in Florida!
    as posted above . . .
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    [though I do approve of divisions - the more the merrier!]
    No contradiction there. One division is the best for the reason cigar gave, but I'm a spread-the-fun-around guy, which is why I approve of multiple divisions. I'm also OK with participation trophies!

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post

    No.
    Then I hope you're pushing strenuously for one division in Florida!

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  • dupontred
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    New York has small school and large school divisions and then the top 8 across all both divisions including PSAL and Catholic high schools meet for the championship division.

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  • cigar95
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    [though I do approve of divisions - the more the merrier!]
    I hope we never go to divisions in California - the meet format here assures that the best will go head-to-head. Allyson Felix would always have been in the small-schools division and never gone up against Poly. Or those great relay teams from Serra (Gardena) would never face the big guns. (I'm less familiar with the size of the schools in the "up north" part of the state.)

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    You don't see a problem with the lack of access to state-level events for T&F in that scenario?
    No.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

    Yeah, but placement of the SP landing area at the pit end of the LJ made runouts dubious during simultaneous competition. In retrospect, it was a terrible LJ venue with too short, dual runways into a double-wide pit under the south scoreboard. An alternate single wide pit at the NW corner of the track used Lane 9 as a runway. A second alternate pit at the SE corner of the track had a chain-link fence across the end of the pit. I never saw it used.
    I worked that cobbled old venue for thirty years until the new track was built. Loved every minute.
    Knee replacement prevented me from working my 48th Texas Relay this year. Still hope to make it 50.
    It was a pretty terrible venue for the horizontal jumps, you are correct. A bit of shade was the only real benefit.

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