San Diego track short? [split]


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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby aaronk » Fri May 17, 2013 1:20 am

measurer wrote:I wouldn't include Alberto's NYC Marathon time in this discussion. There are some out there (including myself) that believe the course was accurate for the rules of that time.


I believe Salazar ran an actual time of 2:08:13, but because he ran inside the blue line much of the way, or whatever, his time was changed to 2:08:40, which is now considered his "official" time.

I just received the book "Kings of the Road" (about Salazar, Rodgers, and Shorter in the 70's and 80's), but haven't read it yet, though I'm sure they have the details of that race in the book. Just got the book yesterday.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby gibson » Fri May 17, 2013 9:40 am

BCBaroo wrote:I want a Pete Hess in my neighborhood.


track and field news is working wonders here in promoting understanding.

in regard to times being worth nothing? if everyone here thinks the times are real, then in this reality frame, they are worth something.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby Rothosen » Fri May 17, 2013 6:22 pm

This is probably a dumb question but...

Pete Hess said, "paid the athletes flights and put them up in one of the nicest hotels in SD for multiple nights."

Does this make Mary Cain a professional? If not then what level of compensation to attend a track meet is the barrier?

Or did he mean all athletes except one?
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:31 pm

Why do people assume that this is a big deal and she is now a pro. I think at least one of her parents is a doc and Bronxville is NOT the Bronx but pretty upscale, at least that is what I remember.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby Rothosen » Fri May 17, 2013 7:31 pm

My question was not if her parents could afford it.

My question was if the quote is correct would she be "thorped" (As in Jim) More specifically it was at what level does the compensation become problamatic. ie- You can give them free drinks, perhaps airline tickets, what about a car? I had assumed her parents had paid until I read Mr. Bass' quote. If correct cone size could be missed it is not inconcievable that other rules, as in what constitutes proffesionalism, could be also. After all weren't most, if not all, the competitors professionals?

Trying not to nit pic but what constitutes professionalism has changed over the last four decades and I have no idea where it stands today.

Anyone know?
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:36 pm

The director is making a comment; in this context he is not going to spend a bunch of time detailing what they might have done differently for her. Besides, with a 4:04.62 it may not matter any more.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby Dutra5 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:38 pm

26mi235 wrote:Why do people assume that this is a big deal and she is now a pro. I think at least one of her parents is a doc and Bronxville is NOT the Bronx but pretty upscale, at least that is what I remember.


Still is.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby Dutra5 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:39 pm

Rothosen wrote:My question was not if her parents could afford it.

My question was if the quote is correct would she be "thorped" (As in Jim) More specifically it was at what level does the compensation become problamatic. ie- You can give them free drinks, perhaps airline tickets, what about a car? I had assumed her parents had paid until I read Mr. Bass' quote. If correct cone size could be missed it is not inconcievable that other rules, as in what constitutes proffesionalism, could be also. After all weren't most, if not all, the competitors professionals?

Trying not to nit pic but what constitutes professionalism has changed over the last four decades and I have no idea where it stands today.

Anyone know?


Why would it matter?
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby ExCoastRanger » Fri May 17, 2013 7:44 pm

Rothosen wrote:My question was if the quote is correct would she be "thorped" (As in Jim) More specifically it was at what level does the compensation become problamatic..?


I think the trappings of profesionalism are only problematic if she still intends to race hs/college. There are certainly other options available to her.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:49 pm

Dutra5 wrote:
26mi235 wrote:Why do people assume that this is a big deal and she is now a pro. I think at least one of her parents is a doc and Bronxville is NOT the Bronx but pretty upscale, at least that is what I remember.


Still is.


She is going to start competing in college two years from now? Another issue is that she is 17, so needs parents legal permission on things, although that does not seem to be a problem for the gymnasts.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby Dutra5 » Fri May 17, 2013 8:30 pm

26mi235 wrote:
Dutra5 wrote:
26mi235 wrote:Why do people assume that this is a big deal and she is now a pro. I think at least one of her parents is a doc and Bronxville is NOT the Bronx but pretty upscale, at least that is what I remember.


Still is.


She is going to start competing in college two years from now? Another issue is that she is 17, so needs parents legal permission on things, although that does not seem to be a problem for the gymnasts.


I was answering the Bronxville upscale point :D
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 17, 2013 8:54 pm

It took a little while to post, I had to get that mud off... :? :)
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby Rothosen » Fri May 17, 2013 8:56 pm

I thought this was an easy question but I guess I confused everyone. Sorry

I should have asked do airline tickets recieved and lodgeing violate NCAA eligibility leaving her without the choice and ending full ride scholarship possibilities. ( I except her parents are rich and paying $200,000 for college would be no big deal.)

Answer - No. I looked it up. Travel, lodgeing, meals and equipment are allowed.
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Re: San Diego track short? [split]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:17 pm

And you have no solid information on what the arrangements were, so it seems like a lot to worry about.
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