>Also have to remember that NYC-area athletes have
>arguably the best indoor facility in the country
>and a gazillion chances to compete there.
>outdoor-track powerhouse states (Fla, Texas,
>Cali) have few/no facilities remotely comparable
>and few competitive opportunities (and generally
>don't give a rat's ass about indoor). If they put
>as much emphasis on indoor as NYC, what seem like
>"dominant" marks by the Big Apple times would
>quickly dwindle in significance.
This is largely true. Indoor tracks are few and far between in much of the South. I know many coaches in this part of the world who treat the indoor season as a kind of "pre-season" for outdoor track.