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Re: American Scholarships

Postby Marlow » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:45 am

gh wrote:
AS wrote:This may be insightful. Fantastic blogpost from Stanford-based Aussie Steve Solomon about transitioning from Olympic finalist to college freshman: http://www.runnerstribe.com/blog/46281- ... anford-Rio

Best bit of recruiting "propaganda" any school has ever had?

I'll say! Excerpts:

I am having the time of my life here at Stanford University.
The university is unbelievable.
Every facet is beyond anything that I have ever seen before or even heard of.
The campus itself is the second largest in the world, and has everything from golf courses to hospitals to even a shopping mall.
The university is situated right in the heart of Silicon Valley, home of many of the worlds most influential technology companies such as Google and Facebook.
The aesthetics of the university are breathtaking, and combine both renaissance designs with modern architecture.
The teaching faculty are not only world leaders in their field of expertise, but also become your friends.
In one week last term, I had the privilege of listening to Mark Zuckerberg, Condoleezza Rice and Melinda Gates lecture.
But above the exceptional facilities, eye-capturing environment and influential speakers, my favorite part of Stanford University is the student life.
the quality of people at Stanford is to me what makes it such an incredible institution.
Everybody is sociable. Everybody has a strong work ethic and everybody has a desire to make their time at university a time that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
The party life is lively,
The people are awesome, the weather is gorgeous
Hoover (31st President of the United States of America) deemed the university as “the most beautiful place on earth”.
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Re: American Scholarships

Postby batonless relay » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:55 am

Maybe Finlay should consider moving to Australia. If Finlay can duplicate the improvement of Steven Solomon's 18-month lead-up to the London Games then Finlay's new PB will be:

200 - 22.08
800 - 1:46.78

That 800 would get him a scholarship almost anywhere.
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Re: American Scholarships

Postby sbo » Tue May 07, 2013 5:01 am

There are a broad range of times, marks and distances for Track and Field Scholarships. There is a nice chart at the link below with info for men and women:

Track and Field Scholarship Marks, Times and Distances

Good luck on the search.
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Re: American Scholarships

Postby 26mi235 » Tue May 07, 2013 7:57 am

These ranges are rather broad and tougher for some events than others. Here are some examples that illustrate problems:

1,500m 3:55-4:30 4:40-5:25
1,600m 4:15-5:00 5:00-6:00

Long Jump 24’6″-19’0″ 19’6″-15’0″
Triple Jump 51’0″-38’0″ 40’0″-32’0″

A 3:55 is than a 4:15. The low ends are too easy, as I could do the lower end easily in the jumps, for instance, and I could not even jump for my high school close to half a century ago. And, I was a distance runner and am further up in you jumps than in the distances.

When you get to this level of a broad range, what use is the table -- I actually mean that as a serious question because I do not think that this is a useless or uninteresting enterprise. I suspect that you will get feedback that will lead to improving your ranges.
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Re: American Scholarships

Postby KevinM » Tue May 07, 2013 2:27 pm

26mi235 wrote:These ranges are rather broad and tougher for some events than others. Here are some examples that illustrate problems:

1,500m 3:55-4:30 4:40-5:25
1,600m 4:15-5:00 5:00-6:00

Long Jump 24’6″-19’0″ 19’6″-15’0″
Triple Jump 51’0″-38’0″ 40’0″-32’0″

A 3:55 is than a 4:15. The low ends are too easy, as I could do the lower end easily in the jumps, for instance, and I could not even jump for my high school close to half a century ago. And, I was a distance runner and am further up in you jumps than in the distances.

When you get to this level of a broad range, what use is the table -- I actually mean that as a serious question because I do not think that this is a useless or uninteresting enterprise. I suspect that you will get feedback that will lead to improving your ranges.


The range of marks on that table appears to be designed to get as many kids as possible to sign up for their website. I would bet a large amount of money on the premise that there are no male 5:00 milers receiving athletic scholarships to any schools, anywhere.
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Re: American Scholarships

Postby Conor Dary » Tue May 07, 2013 2:36 pm

KevinM wrote:
26mi235 wrote:These ranges are rather broad and tougher for some events than others. Here are some examples that illustrate problems:

1,500m 3:55-4:30 4:40-5:25
1,600m 4:15-5:00 5:00-6:00

Long Jump 24’6″-19’0″ 19’6″-15’0″
Triple Jump 51’0″-38’0″ 40’0″-32’0″

A 3:55 is than a 4:15. The low ends are too easy, as I could do the lower end easily in the jumps, for instance, and I could not even jump for my high school close to half a century ago. And, I was a distance runner and am further up in you jumps than in the distances.

When you get to this level of a broad range, what use is the table -- I actually mean that as a serious question because I do not think that this is a useless or uninteresting enterprise. I suspect that you will get feedback that will lead to improving your ranges.


The range of marks on that table appears to be designed to get as many kids as possible to sign up for their website. I would bet a large amount of money on the premise that there are no male 5:00 milers receiving athletic scholarships to any schools, anywhere.


Well, there probably are, but they also have to run a 47 400.
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