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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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  • gh
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    The Wiichita State SID department just issued a release titled this way

    Shocker Track and Field Announces Fall Scrimmage

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  • tandfman
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    This one boggles. There's a story linked in the front-page headline section about Kenya's team for the upcoming World Half-Marathon Championships. It includes this sentence:

    "The team leaves the country on July 15 for the Scandinavian country."

    Of course, it's now October, and the Championships will be in Poland, which is not in Scandanavia.

    https://nation.africa/kenya/sports/a...n-team-2459150



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  • Atticus
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    Trackinsun is an invaluable results site. Looking over the Nairobi stats I note the actual name of the meet was:

    Nairobi (Kenya), 3.10.2020 -Bill Keino Classic

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  • tandfman
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    Here's another non-champion somehow promoted. From a Cuba-based website's article about discus thrower Denia Caballero:

    >>The 2015 Beijing world champion was able to once again win the gold medal in Doha,<<

    In fact, she was the silver medalist in Doha. It happens that another Cuban (
    Yaimé Pérez) won the gold.

    https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?...-2020-olympics


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  • Alan Shank
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    This is from a World Athletics page:
    https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...navirus-photos

    Ricketts taking postponements and cancellations in stride


    Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts, the 2019 world triple jump champion, chose to accentuate the positive during her lockdown.

    Gee, has Rojas been retroactively suspended?

    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    Woodland, CA, USA

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  • tandfman
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    Yes, and some SIDs regularly refer to track meets as "tournaments".

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  • gh
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    SID-speak very commonly refers to track athletes as "players"

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  • tandfman
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    You're right. And they also have a clueless reference to "games in the sports of men's and women's cross country . . ."

    I've never seen a cross country game, have you?

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  • gm
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    Save your indignation for the ACC. They wrote the original.

    https://theacc.com/news/2020/7/9/gen...ptember-1.aspx

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