And for the biggest dog in the Regionals, is there anything more pitiful than the West men's 200? Direct to a 7-man final, with three of the guys getting in with Q's of 21.18!!!! That means that one of the 21.18 guys is already an automatic Q for the Nationals!!!!! I don't think that's what the powers-that-be had in mind when they invented this concept.
>that one of the 21.18 guys is already an
>automatic Q for the Nationals!!!!! I don't think
>that's what the powers-that-be had in mind when
>they invented this concept.
That's a procedural problem. The west region has only 40 men's teams out of more than 260 nationwide. Of course, those 40 programs are generally quite competitive; if the Pac-10 can't come up with more than two regional qualifiers, that seems like a Pac-10 problem.
I think you missed the point of what I posted. It was the # of programs that qualified athletes vs. the total number programs in a region, which is one stat that at least on the surface shows that the West did the "worst" job in getting schools to qualify.
>And for the biggest dog in the Regionals, is
>there anything more pitiful than the West men's
>200? Direct to a 7-man final>>
Guess what guys? If you think the men's 200 is a hound, then the women's is a bitch, cuz they only got 7 listed too.
Obviously there is something to this plate tectonics thing and the Pacific plate took a big leap towards Japan over the winter, stretching all those western tracks so they were running 210s instead of 200s.
Obviously there is something to
>this plate tectonics thing and the Pacific plate
>took a big leap towards Japan over the winter,
>stretching all those western tracks so they were
>running 210s instead of 200s.
>It appears the early favorite for biggest field
>(Women's west region PV) was "edged out" by the
>eastern womens HJ at an unbelievable 51 entries.>>
While some posters have pointed out the teeny size of the Western 200s, there are correspondingly monstrous fields elsewhere. The verticals are going to get pared down to size pretty quickly though, thanks to high starting heights. (high relative to what the Q was)
mHJ 2.03, mPV 4.76, wHJ 1.66, wPV 3.52. In all the events the second height is right about even (or higher) than the Q standard, so a lot of people are likely to be falling by the wayside right quick.