A Guide To The Regionals


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A Guide To The Regionals

Postby gh » Tue May 27, 2003 5:59 pm

check out the new section on the home page; hopefully it will be a good adjunct to your enjoyment of the four big meets this weekend.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby Donley » Tue May 27, 2003 7:34 pm

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.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby gandalf » Wed May 28, 2003 1:58 am

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.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby jsquire » Wed May 28, 2003 3:14 am

Trackshark.com had that up more than a week ago.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby bhall » Wed May 28, 2003 3:26 am

>Trackshark.com had that up more than a week ago.

While they had a lot of data up early your statement is incorrect. Much of the data wasn't available until the last couple days, some only became available today.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby jsquire » Wed May 28, 2003 3:34 am

>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'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.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby bhall » Wed May 28, 2003 3:41 am

I'll post a breakdown of regionals by the numbers in the next hour or so. Some of them are really interesting. Here is a sample (layout may be bad here).

Region Name QualifiedMensPrograms/TotalMensPrograms QualifiedWomensPrograms/WomensPrograms
E EAST 99/110 102/112
ME MIDEAST 74/78 75/81
MW MIDWEST 39/39 39/39
W WEST 30/40 33/42
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby jsquire » Wed May 28, 2003 4:12 am

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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby bhall » Wed May 28, 2003 4:36 am

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.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby Guest » Wed May 28, 2003 5:57 am

Yo, Squire! Don't you think whoring once for another site is enough per thread?

You seem to be enjoying this board well enough by having an opinion on everything and anything. If you don't like the content just haul your ass over to trackanchovy and stay there.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby Guest » Wed May 28, 2003 6:01 am

i am gonna win the 100 in the west region so it doesnt matter to me who wins the two. notice felix only entered in the 200. haha hmm i wonder why.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby jsquire » Wed May 28, 2003 7:13 am

>Yo, Squire! Don't you think whoring once for
>another site is enough per thread?

Well, maybe it's a better site. They have nothing to sell, so "whoring" is a strong word.

And yeah, I do have an opinion on everything. That's what these boards are for--expressing opinions. I'll let it be up to the administrator whether I leave, and not anyone else.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby bhall » Wed May 28, 2003 8:56 am

It took longer than I thought to get the stats HTMLed. Anyway, these may provide a glimpse at the initial state of the regionals system and particular regions.

http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/genera ... stats.html
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby gandalf » Wed May 28, 2003 9:06 am

>Trackshark.com had that up more than a week ago.>>

No, what trackshark had up a week ago was the declarations list. My commentary was based on the actual heat sheets which were only posted very late yesterday/very early today,
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby jsquire » Wed May 28, 2003 10:41 am

I meant an actual page dedicated to regional coverage. While there is little if any original material, it's an organized set of links to regional meet information.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby Guest » Wed May 28, 2003 11:32 am

>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.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby Guest » Wed May 28, 2003 11:44 am

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.

funny. :)
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby gh » Wed May 28, 2003 12:13 pm

>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.
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Re: A Guide To The Regionals

Postby Guest » Wed May 28, 2003 10:10 pm

>i am gonna win the 100 in the west region so it
>doesnt matter to me who wins the two. notice
>felix only entered in the 200. haha hmm i wonder
>why.

Who is this joker? Am I the only one who hopes he gets a FS?
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