Has anyone noticed how dishonest many coaches have become in their entries for races. The Kansas relays took place this weekend and many, many teams entered false seed information which led to runners to be placed in the wrong heats. This led to not enough competition in some of the key races and too much for some athletes in others.
I picked one team from the list of teams and found all but one of their 24 entries were completely and totally incorrect. This coach made up meets from out of nowhere and even had the tenacity to claim that his athletes ran certain times at nationals last year when the said athlete was not even in the race, nor made the qualifying time. (If you would like to see my research on this team, their entered KU times, and the links to all of their correct times you can email me @ KUtrackfan@yahoo.com
By doing things like this coaches are just being counterproductive to the sport. If an athlete does not have the results to get into a heat or a race then they should not be in that race and that is all there is to it. It causes those few honest seed times to be in less competitive heats, and possibly (in the worst case scenario) not even making the meet.