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H.S Track

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:12 am

North east High schools especially New Yorkers Rule insoor track when outdoor comes they seem to be burnt out...at least some of them.
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Re: H.S Track

Postby Russ7291 » Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:53 am

Remember that it's only in the last week or so that athletes up here in the NE have been able to train outdoors without wearing parkas and tromping through snow and ice.
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Re: H.S Track

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:09 pm

True indeed however my observations over the years..the runners you see in February are gone in June. Not all of them but many.
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Re: H.S Track

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:59 pm

Also have to remember that NYC-area athletes have arguably the best indoor facility in the country and a gazillion chances to compete there.

The 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.
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Re: H.S Track

Postby jake the snake » Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:34 pm

Illinois is full of amazing high school runners. our distances runners are some of the best high school runners in the nation. two of them have been really making a name for themselves recently.
stephen pifer of edwardsville ran a 4:10 mile twice this year and he ran a 4:12 as a junior last year at the state meet. he ran an 8:59.82 indoors at the illinois top times meet this past march.
bill potempa of downers grove south won 3200 w/ a 9:41, came in 5th for the 800 w/ a 2:03, won the mile in 4:32 and ran the leadoff leg of 54.7 seconds for the 2nd place 4X4 team. this was all in one day's work at a very distinguished meet with 8 teams competing.
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Re: H.S Track

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:43 pm

>Also have to remember that NYC-area athletes have
>arguably the best indoor facility in the country
>and a gazillion chances to compete there.

The
>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.
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