Biggest beatings in track & field


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Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:19 pm

The following things are the biggest beatings at track meets, in no particular order:

1. 78 heats in the 200.
2. PA guys who excitedly inform us that an athlete's mark qualifies him for regionals...after introducing said athlete with a better mark before the event.
3. Race walking...enough said.
4. Spending 12 hours at a big invitational meet...and who won? No one! No team scoring!
5. Race walking
6. Carol Lewis
7. Breathless post-race interviews.
8. Time trials instead of real races.
9. Having the media treat any race that doesn't produce a world record as a dissappointment.
10. Larry Raltson..."Now imagine going to your local high school track..."
11. Did I mention race walking?

Others?
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:48 am

Guys holding hands at the finish line.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby CoachKoby » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:13 am

narrow-minded observations. It should matter most how they raced, not how they finished. The tactics should be between the coach and/or the athletes.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Twister » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:16 am

Youth track meets run by the parents who should know the rules. You hand can't be in the pit as your body goes over the high jump bar.(height 3'2). Letting their kid scratch by 2" and saying it is good but another kid goes over by 1/4" and it is a scratch. Almost as bad as little league.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:19 am

>Guys holding hands at the finish line.

Leave the hand-holding to Runners World. NCAA champs shouldn't need such namby-pamby displays.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby CoachKoby » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:25 am

So you're saying that if 2 runners are even as they approach the finish line, one should purposely slow down to let the other guy/girl win? Now, that's not right, that's not giving an honest effort.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:26 am

>It should matter most how they raced, not how they finished.


So winning & losing don't matter? Because the winner is determined by where he finishes.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:27 am

>So you're saying that if 2 runners are even as
>they approach the finish line, one should
>purposely slow down to let the other guy/girl
>win? Now, that's not right, that's not giving an
>honest effort.


No they shouldn't. They also shouldn't slow down to hold hands and try to tie. They should run their guts out to try to be first.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby CoachKoby » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:33 am

Ok, that makes more sense.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:45 am

The biggest beating is when two know it alls get into stupid arguements on the internet. Get a life, guys.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby CoachKoby » Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:04 am

since when is having a discussion on the internet a bad thing?
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby CoachKoby » Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:06 am

Parents, coaches, and fans that berate officials and interfere with the running of track meets.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:07 am

CoachKoby posting a hundred times a day.
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Re: Biggest beatings in track & field

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:09 am

Lighten up, dude. On with the point of this thread:

The biggest beating in track is meets that last all day and don't give you a winning team. Make meets shorter and score them!
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