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    nothing has happened to irvine park, except for a...

    nothing has happened to irvine park, except for a fire every now and then (which would have resulted in the race being canceled in 2017 if the race hadn't been already moved then). the race,...
  2. high jump at-large/divisional 2nd and 3rd place qualifiers...

    a league i help with (but don't coach in) has been struggling with matching its league constitution rules with the qualifying jump marks since there are multiple divisions in the same league. the...
  3. pretty sure that's only true in the southern...

    pretty sure that's only true in the southern hemisphere. in the northern hemisphere, it would be the opposite...

    that's my story and i'm sticking to it,
    cush
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    i'm not sure for the laned races; how would you...

    i'm not sure for the laned races; how would you manage two heats of the 100? an "a" and "b" heat? what if the "b" heat goes faster?

    even if you did not expand the meet to 18 for distance and...
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    worth noting is that athletic.net rankings...

    worth noting is that athletic.net rankings incorrectly have foothill (santa ana) as a division 2 school so we are not included in the division 1 rankings. not a big deal if we're the only one, but...
  6. Thread: League Records

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    as far as i would guess, league records are the...

    as far as i would guess, league records are the prerogative of each league, so i don't think c.i.f. rules or national h.s. rules completely apply (outside of safety, or qualifying for post-season,...
  7. i'm not arguing for either side, but these are...

    i'm not arguing for either side, but these are the first pro/con ideas that come to my mind:

    the advantage of league finals counting towards the league standings is the greater likelihood of...
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    holy crap, that was a helluva trip down the...

    holy crap, that was a helluva trip down the rabbit hole. thanks for posting the link, though i want that two hours of my life back...
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    p.s. to my first post: fortunately i know most...

    p.s. to my first post: fortunately i know most of the coaches posting here, but for the record i would never question the professionalism of said coaches, and my coaching resume pales in comparison...
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    count me among those who could care less about...

    count me among those who could care less about the distance. i hope that doesn't mean i don't care about the kids less than the esteemed coaches who've replied already.

    i'm glad i had coaches who...
  11. Thread: Elliptigo

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    p.s. pretty sure rene and saugus use them, but...

    p.s. pretty sure rene and saugus use them, but don't know to what extent...
  12. Thread: Elliptigo

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    yes, i do. not sure what my model is, though...

    yes, i do. not sure what my model is, though it's got 8 speeds--don't feel like going in the garage right now to look. it's been very effective cross-training, both in health and while slightly...
  13. Thread: GPS watches

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    to me, the obvious difficulty is in enforcement...

    to me, the obvious difficulty is in enforcement since gps watches are the same size as watches now. also, since wearing a watch IS allowed, what if the athlete is not using the gps function? if we...
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    was any consideration given to walk-on...

    was any consideration given to walk-on coaches--of which there are many--who now will have to take a sick-day friday (if they can!) to be available to coach their teams?
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    oc championships. but you're not invited :) ...

    oc championships. but you're not invited :) ...
  16. Thread: 800/1600

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    did hal harkness just make a funny? cortes'...

    did hal harkness just make a funny?

    cortes' times were obviously impressive, but equally worth noting is 4 races in 2 days in 90-100 degree weather. while i don't think the weather affects...
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    p.s. if his team were in the running to win a...

    p.s. if his team were in the running to win a state team title in track, perhaps i'd question his decision. loyalty to organizations is one thing; loyalty to your friends and teammates is another...
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    as far as i know, austin is still committed to...

    as far as i know, austin is still committed to competing at oregon, so i'm assuming the OP is simply mis-stating his objection. i think his coach makes an excellent point that there is little...
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    butler's 3:44.1 1500m is far inferior to our...

    butler's 3:44.1 1500m is far inferior to our favorite anteater. serna ran 4:02.7, probably putting him high on the anteater list, but i think they had a really good miler back in the day. the fact...
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    yes yesstiles--that is the number i used, but not...

    yes yesstiles--that is the number i used, but not the number i typed--this is what happens when english and math skills collide...
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    unfortunately, conversions don't put you on "the...

    unfortunately, conversions don't put you on "the list," which probably isn't entirely fair, but it is what it is. hypothetically speaking, though, a 3:42.40 :rolleyes: would convert to around...
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    quest for orange county sub-4...

    not to put any pressure on tamagno, or his coach rainwater, but a question:

    in light of the recent sub-4 by garrett corcoran (giving dave white/villa park two eventual sub-4s), the 13:36 5k by...
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    as far as i know, they ultimately go to the...

    as far as i know, they ultimately go to the photos to determine the finish (in the case of a tie or near-tie), not the chip. i'd be curious, though, about how often they do this in an x-c race where...
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    disqualifying an athlete at a cluster meet...

    it recently came up at a meet where i was helping scoring (not coaching) where a parent paced his daughter (who won the varsity race by 50 seconds) on a bicycle at various points on the course,...
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    how would it affect a 48 year old's eligibility?

    how would it affect a 48 year old's eligibility?
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