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    Is there a logical reason that you can not turn 20 during a calendar year for a Junior record as opposed to just not being 20? Maybe I am missing something. Blake missed a Junior record by 5 days in the 100 even though he may have been younger than the person who set it.

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    Re: World Junior Records

    Originally posted by Tvarish
    Is there a logical reason that you can not turn 20 during a calendar year for a Junior record as opposed to just not being 20? Maybe I am missing something. Blake missed a Junior record by 5 days in the 100 even though he may have been younger than the person who set it.
    Doing it this way assures that Junior status remains the same throughout the season, other than dealing with some early indoor meets that likely don't have any junior status consideration. No worry about someone running in the national junior meet, then turning 20 and not being eligible for the world junior in the same season.

    There's no question of allowing accusations of favoritism if a junior championship meet happens to fall a day one direction or the other from someone's birthday.

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    • #3
      We had long (make that long-long) discussions on this on the old Darkwing board.

      The hugest problem is the adminstrative nightmare. U.S. holds its Trials in June and by July for the Worlds, x people (and even if x is 1, it's a nightmare) have turned too old.

      There is no perfect solution; this seems the best of all (IMHO).

      The big mistake they made was in not keeping differential ages for men and women.

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      • #4
        At one point, was Junior women 18 & under?

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        • #5
          Until early/mid '90s, Junior women could not turn 19 during the year, no.

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