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  • gm
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

    My HS track coach would rattle off repetition splits as 66,67,68 and if there was a straggler he'd say something like "6:30pm". Sometimes he'd use a date. "Smith Nov.4th!"
    I had no idea I was your high school coach!

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  • Helen S
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    I always enjoyed being able to read out the split “7:11 - your favorite convenience store!”

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    My HS track coach would rattle off repetition splits as 66,67,68 and if there was a straggler he'd say something like "6:30pm". Sometimes he'd use a date. "Smith Nov.4th!"
    In a workout in college we did 4x400 with plenty of rest, but I was toast on the last one and struggled in DFL. The event coach (not Payton Jordan) looked at his watch as I staggered past him and cheerfully said, "Well, at least you finished today."

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    A chuckle-worthy error in the results from the women's 5000 at last night's distance festival at Icahn Stadium:


    1 Berkson, Maddy Unattached 4:16 p.m.
    My HS track coach would rattle off repetition splits as 66,67,68 and if there was a straggler he'd say something like "6:30pm". Sometimes he'd use a date. "Smith Nov.4th!"

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    A chuckle-worthy error in the results from the women's 5000 at last night's distance festival at Icahn Stadium:


    1 Berkson, Maddy Unattached 4:16 p.m.
    So would you convert to 16:16.00 ?

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  • gm
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    A chuckle-worthy error in the results from the women's 5000 at last night's distance festival at Icahn Stadium:


    1 Berkson, Maddy Unattached 4:16 p.m.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    picky, picky....
    You're a High Jumper - you should know better!!

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  • dukehjsteve
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Doesn't work so good for the field events.
    picky, picky....

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  • lonewolf
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    Anyone posing as a SID should know better.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    We said "time trials"
    Doesn't work so good for the field events.

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  • tandfman
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    I'm sure this has been noted before on this thread--SID releases often refer to track and field athletes as "players". That's obviously the common, and appropriate, way to refer to an athlete on the football or basketball team. And it's clearly not an appropriate way to refer to someone on the track team.

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  • dukehjsteve
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    We said "time trials"

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  • Halfmiler2
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    In high school, we used to call a scrimmage a warm-up dual or triangular meet (that did not count) before the start of the season.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
    [The rather unusual variation on intersquad (or intrasquad)
    Scrimmage is a very weak usage here. It is indeed called an intrasquad meet and usually pits one school color team against another school color team (relays).

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    The Wiichita State SID department just issued a release titled this way

    Shocker Track and Field Announces Fall Scrimmage
    Although the word “scrimmage” is probably most often associated with American Football, I think it also is used with other sports (and even non-sport skirmishes), so I might give this one a pass.

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/scrimmage

    SIDs often create quotes from coaches, and I note that the release attributes the description of the meet to the Director of Track & Field & Cross Country, Steve Rainbolt.

    I'm really excited to watch our athletes compete again even if it is a lowkey inner squad scrimmage. I know the athletes are looking forward to getting out and testing themselves in a competitive setting.
    [The rather unusual variation on intersquad (or intrasquad) caught my attention as well].

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