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  • #1983

    Hi everybody i’m new here and just wanted to see what you guys think of my school’s xc team. Here’s a link my teams site:

    http://eteamz.active.com/mainlandxc/index.cfm?

    Seems like you guys have a pretty good site and i’m looking foward to being a member on it.

    By the way, check out the Atlantic County Meet History page. It’s got most of our teams all-time best race times on it.

  • #16654

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    All of the track distance records are from this past season? Some pretty darn good times, too. It sounds like you had a pretty impressive distance team there and you must have one heck of a coach.

    Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy it here.

  • #16655

    thanks for the welcome man.

    Actually last year we had the best team of guys in the history of our school, and our coach won the New Jersey XC coach of the year award for 2004.

    I really like the forum and hope to have fun here.

  • #16656

    Ed 1
    Member

    Welcome aboard. Do not be shy about offering your viewpoint or ideas. This is a great forum. I look forward to your comments, advice and opinions. The more the merrier.

  • #16657

    Run
    Member

    Hey clayton, those are some impressive times! you guys ever go up against CBA?

  • #16658

    Zeke
    Member

    You’re trying to tell me you have 5 high school guys run an average of 14:48 for 5k X-C? And can put 9 guys under 15:33? Your top runner went 14:20? Call me skeptical, but I don’t believe it. Are they running in the Nike meet in Oregon? What have these guys done after high school? Any of them run in college?

  • #16659

    Zeke
    Member

    A quick google search shows that

    I couldn’t find anything on Hughes (14:20 guy). Too common a name, maybe.

    Wayton (14:39 guy) is at SMU. Didn’t see any meet results for him.

    Wyner (14:40 guy) is at Cornell. On 10/16/04 he ran 8K in 25:36. Good for 132nd place.

    Popeson (14:53 guy) is at NYU. On 9/24/04 he ran 8k in 26:14.

    Must be having problems adjusting to college.

    I’m not doubting you have an awesome team. Just those times sound a little too good to be true.

  • #16660

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I must be missing something.

    I’m looking at: http://eteamz.active.com/mainlandxc/news/index.cfm?cat=227175

    I see…

    Hughes: 15:39

    Wayton: 16:19

    Wyner: 16:06

    Popeson: 16:27

    Wyner and Popeson’s times seem reasonable. What am I missing? Where are these 14:xx times?

  • #16661

    Zeke
    Member
    Ryan wrote:
    What am I missing? Where are these 14:xx times?

    Atlantic County Meet History

    http://eteamz.active.com/mainlandxc/news/index.cfm?cat=227311

    Scroll down to the top times.

  • #16662

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I guess I didn’t scroll far enough.

    All I can say is one thing. Considering these times didn’t even make it into the team’s all-time honor roll, I think it’s safe to say that they know it isn’t a legit course. I wonder if they run every year on the same course for that meet.

  • #16663

    GTF
    Member

    Unfortunately, “all-time best race times” (stated in the original post) would imply more than that — though to seasoned observers, a time recorded for a cross country race, unless being used to compare other races held on the same exact course under quite similar conditions, is essentially irrelevant. This is especially true on the scholastic level where it is as likely as not that a course is accurately close to the given distance. That the course in question is apparently a significant amount less than three miles bears this out.

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