tandfman wrote:I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been frustrated by the lack of Delta Timing's capacity to handle the demand for access to their results site.
The timing problem seems to be related to missing Alexi Pappas in Oregon's scoring. This was apparently due to her affiliation still being listed as Dartmouth (or Princeton), her previous school. If so, that mistake might be hers or might be NCAAs. Since the initial results listed Oregon with a low score similar to its final tally, this must have occurred partly though the process some how.
The confusion was highlighted by there being a verbal 'altercation' between FSU and OU athletes and people jumped to the wrong conclusion (although I heard that someone said a FSU athlete was listed as DQed for a bit, not sure on that one).
I, for one, am much happier for them to be generating results as they go and at the finish that are not yet official. We have sat through some very long periods where they did not list any scores until everything was official. And, in this XC meet, with numerous athletes crossing in a short interval (a casual look yielded five withing 0.6 seconds), there are a lot of close cases. The rules require looking at all cases where times are within 0.10 seconds. Since most of these cases will have nothing to do with the results at the top, why should we wait to find out if Oregon won based on a close contest for 237th place (an actual case), which gets looked at after they investigate 30 or 50 other finishes hitting that criteria?
Can you imagine a football game or other event where they did not provide a running score. Would you not score a track meet because there is a protest in an event that does not affect any scoring or any scoring of the top 20 teams?