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  • please-please-please have proper cones

    Saw this quote in Portland paper about the big Flotrack extravaganza tonite:

    <<The track at Duniway Park, located just south of downtown Portland, is built and maintained for recreational runners.>>

    first reaction: bet it doesn't have a curb.

    A picture recently posted on Twitter shows an impressively dressed arena, but there's definitely no curb on the straightaway.

    Here's hoping against hope the curves are corned properly and all the marks aren't thrown into question.

  • #2
    Can someone call someone? Go down to K-Mart, buy abuncha pee-wee soccer cones, probably 6.99 per dozen, and legalize that track. aaronk will have a melt-down if they don't.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Atticus View Post
      Can someone call someone? Go down to K-Mart, buy abuncha pee-wee soccer cones, probably 6.99 per dozen, and legalize that track. aaronk will have a melt-down if they don't.
      >>>>>>>>>Ha!<<<<<<<<<<<

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      • #4
        You don't make a very convincing argument, Atticus. <evil grin inserted here>

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        • #5
          It's (gasp!) a 440y track, with no curbs. But it appears that somebody understands coning from this (thanks br):

          http://bath-time.runnerspace.com//

          Now let's just hope the cones are indeed there and of the right size and in the right place.

          First world-class 10K run on a yard track since maybe the '80 OT in Eugene?

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          • #6
            here's hoping the guy who placed the straightaway cones here isn't in charge of the curves.

            http://bath-time.runnerspace.com/mem...36420_full.jpg

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            • #7
              as this morning, while they were still dressing the trck, there was a single cone at the apex of each curve…. on the infield.

              http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/252...w#.VcaNYkuwBgp

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              • #8
                Oh God, the hoops we had to jump through to get masters records to count at my high school's uncurbed track, which was properly coned by experienced USATF officials, and was properly surveyed for not having a curb.

                I'm going to go ahead and predict that whatever marks are set tonight end up not counting, either from lack of proper coning or inability to product adequate documentation about the distance of the track, proper start/finish lines, etc.

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                • #9
                  gh, how does this look? https://twitter.com/flotrack/status/630169013478273024

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                  • #10
                    Start/Finish lines looked taped down to me: https://twitter.com/flotrack/status/630172910334799872

                    Which is fine, that's probably a good thing, it's not like a 440y track would have the proper start lines for the metric events...

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                    • #11
                      Good lord, who put a group of drunk frat boys in charge of this meet?! Flo-track is unintentionally hysterical (not that they AREN'T trying to be funny, but they're funny for a completely different reason than they think they are). . . . sigh . . .

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                      • #12
                        A 440 yarder?
                        Simple solution!

                        Change the Men's 800 and 400 to an 880 and 440.
                        Change the women's 800 and 1500 to an 880 and a mile!

                        Voila!!

                        As for the women's 100H, not sure what to do.
                        If it was the men's 110H, you could run it as the 120 yard hurdles, as in the old days!

                        As for tomorrow's 10K, change it to a six mile.

                        Do Billy Mills and Gerry Lindgren still hold the AR with their 27:11.6 from 1965?

                        LOL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
                          It looks bad - there were no cones that I could see on the pole vault runway

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                          • #14
                            Vessey, 2:00.30. Yes, the cones were in place.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                              It looks bad - there were no cones that I could see on the pole vault runway
                              So Eaton's 5.40 PR doesn't count?

                              Vessey just won the 800 in 2:00.30, the EXACT time she ran in winning at Pan Am's, or wherever it was!

                              ADD: I think it was the ATL meet!

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