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  • NCAA announces Regionals entries/start lists

    http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/displa ... p?id=43955

  • #2
    Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

    Here are the sites for the accepted entries in the Dec and Hept (advancing directly to NCAA in Eugene; no "regional" meet for these events):

    http://web1.ncaa.org/track/eventFiles/d1mDecl.txt

    http://web1.ncaa.org/track/eventFiles/d1fHept.txt

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    • #3
      Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

      thanks for the reminder; I'll add those to our composite

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      • #4
        Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

        Wheating is doubling 800, 1500
        Centrowitz - 1500
        Acosta - 1500, 5000
        Puskedra - 5000, 10k
        McNamara - 5k
        Eaton - lj, (4x400?) after decathlon
        Hasay - 1500
        Kosinski - 1500, 5k
        Blood - 5k, 10k

        Andrews(VA) - 800m
        Derrick(Stanford) - 5k
        Calvin Smith(FL) - 400

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        • #5
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          Since this is now the preliminary round, I guess all these people can now tell their grandkids about how they competed in the NCAA Championship and were THIS close to winning.

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          • #6
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            In all serioiusness, I know the NCAA was concerned at one point that not as many track "student-athletes" (percentage-wise) made it to the Nationals as in other sports. Of course, March Madness all counts as "Nationals" and that's how they're now portraying this.

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            • #7
              Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

              Originally posted by gh
              March Madness all counts as "Nationals" and that's how they're now portraying this.
              The relationship of this round to March Madness is the same relationship between go-kart racing and the indy 500.

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              • #8
                Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

                Marlow: Good one, I couldn't stop laughing at your analogy!!!

                Right now, about 16-17% of all Division I track & field athletes get to compete in the "NCAA" format, which is just about the same as the four-region model. Next year, when the new format goes to a descending order list plus conference champions (which is what has been proposed by the USTFCCCA), that percentage will fall into the 6-7% range. One of the sad points is that track & field has always had one of the lowest participation rates in an NCAA-type championship participation, and with the advent of the regionals that number rose. The folks responsible for destroying the four-regional qualifying model have now made that number go even lower and it looks like track & field will again be a bottom-feeder as far as NCAA championship participation numbers.

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                • #9
                  Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

                  Originally posted by RichC
                  One of the sad points is that track & field has always had one of the lowest participation rates in an NCAA-type championship participation, and with the advent of the regionals that number rose. The folks responsible for destroying the four-regional qualifying model have now made that number go even lower and it looks like track & field will again be a bottom-feeder as far as NCAA championship participation numbers.
                  I love how NCAA T&F has gone from one of the best ideas (4 Regional Championships - good participation numbers, excellent fan appeal, colleges having something meaningful to look forward to and participate in) to one of the worst ideas ever this year. And descending order list qualification is not much better.

                  They have EFFed this up bad!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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                  • #10
                    Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

                    Originally posted by Marlow
                    Originally posted by gh
                    March Madness all counts as "Nationals" and that's how they're now portraying this.
                    The relationship of this round to March Madness is the same relationship between go-kart racing and the indy 500.
                    This is like the first weekend of March Madness, where 65 (now 68) out of 300+ teams qualify, or 15-20%. The next round cuts this down by a factor of 4, just like the round of 16 (sweet 16) - Teams have to be pretty good to get that far, as do T&F athletes to get to Eugene. This is not go-karts to Indy by a long shot.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by 26mi235
                      This is like the first weekend of March Madness, where 65 (now 68) out of 300+ teams qualify, or 15-20%. The next round cuts this down by a factor of 4, just like the round of 16 (sweet 16) - Teams have to be pretty good to get that far, as do T&F athletes to get to Eugene. This is not go-karts to Indy by a long shot.
                      Say what?! Even the first round of MM has drama, because the games mean something. There is closure in every game. The Regionals have all the closure of the first season of Lost, where lots of things happened, but nothing was settled. As was mentionaed before, the only 'news' that will be generated is the bad news of who didn't qualify.

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                      • #12
                        Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

                        Originally posted by Marlow
                        Originally posted by gh
                        March Madness all counts as "Nationals" and that's how they're now portraying this.
                        The relationship of this round to March Madness is the same relationship between go-kart racing and the indy 500.
                        Hahahahahahahha...good one, Marlow.

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                        • #13
                          Re: NCAA announces Regionals entries

                          Marlowe is right.

                          But I also think the regionals are indeed "madness".

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                          • #14
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                            bump.

                            This is too important to let it keep slipping to the second or third page!

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                            • #15
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                              or put another way, the magnitude of the UNimportance of the meet is too important to lose sight of.

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