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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by gm View Post

    Sitting on the edge of the shot put area was as good as T&F spectating got!
    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.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Completely different sport. It makes no sense to have a huge powerful program match up with a small weak one and beat the snot out of it . . . as we have seen.
    In T&F, everyone can PR and go home satisfied with the outcome.
    You don't see a problem with the lack of access to state-level events for T&F in that scenario?

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    Yes.
    Interesting to note that California has 14 different HS football championship levels. One for T&F.
    Completely different sport. It makes no sense to have a huge powerful program match up with a small weak one and beat the snot out of it . . . as we have seen.
    In T&F, everyone can PR and go home satisfied with the outcome.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Is Texas that much different than California, where T&F is very popular?

    [though I do approve of divisions - the more the merrier!]
    Yes.

    Interesting to note that California has 14 different HS football championship levels. One for T&F.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    That would certainly kill off interest in the sport in Texas!
    Is Texas that much different than California, where T&F is very popular?

    [though I do approve of divisions - the more the merrier!]

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    IMO, it makes no since to have separate divisions in the individual events, only the relays.
    That would certainly kill off interest in the sport in Texas!

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by BCBaroo View Post
    As a CA to TX transplant, I shall forever be an Uncle
    Rico. I narrowly missed making California State meet in high school because CA has ONE DIVISION. If I was in my tiny school growing up in Texas I might’ve won the damn thing.
    IMO, it makes no since to have separate divisions in the individual events, only the relays.

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  • BCBaroo
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    As a CA to TX transplant, I shall forever be an Uncle
    Rico. I narrowly missed making California State meet in high school because CA has ONE DIVISION. If I was in my tiny school growing up in Texas I might’ve won the damn thing.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

    It is still a go-to meet but when it was in Memorial Stadium, a classic obsolete venue, with 40,000 rabid spectators, everyone emotionally involved with the athletes, it was.... memorably special.
    Sitting on the edge of the shot put area was as good as T&F spectating got!

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by cigar95 View Post

    It's a bucket list event - after going to 40-some California state meets, Texas is the logical counterpart - a different vibe, from what I've heard.
    It is still a go-to meet but when it was in Memorial Stadium, a classic obsolete venue, with 40,000 rabid spectators, everyone emotionally involved with the athletes, it was.... memorably special.

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  • cigar95
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

    Thanks for posting. This is one of my favorite meets, all finals, quality competition, enthusiastic crowd.
    It's a bucket list event - after going to 40-some California state meets, Texas is the logical counterpart - a different vibe, from what I've heard.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Starts today but the results link was a B-Yotch to find.

    https://uil.tfresult.com/
    Thanks for posting. This is one of my favorite meets, all finals, quality competition, enthusiastic crowd.

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  • Atticus
    started a topic 2022 UIL Texas State HS Championships

    2022 UIL Texas State HS Championships

    Starts today but the results link was a B-Yotch to find.

    https://uil.tfresult.com/
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