Lutz 4:09 at district meet


#1

Men 1600 Meter Run Varsity
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Name Year School Seed Finals Points
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1 Lutz, Craig Lewisville M 4:09.39 10
2 Adams, Connor Lewisville F 4:14.00 4:11.64 8
3 Smith, Neal Southlake Ca 4:25.46 4:15.26 6
4 Gilley, Trevor Southlake Ca 4:29.37 4:18.37 4
5 Canavin, Sean Lewisville M 4:20.00 4:21.66 2
6 Rains, Brett Lewisville M 4:30.10 4:24.36 1
7 Chavez, Jordan Southlake Ca 4:24.53 4:25.34
8 Zeller, Robert Lewisville F 4:30.00 4:27.09


#2

Nice. That’s a solid time, especially considering how early it is.


#3

4:09 is flying. also, and i dont exactly understand how texas works with advancing to regionals, but i’ve heard its only the top 3 make it to regionals, which if its true, a 4:18 not making it to regionals is pretty ridiculous. that is a stacked district.


#4

Ya, it’s only top 3 that advance to regionals and top 2 from regionals that advance to state.

It used to be worst, only top 2 from district went on to regionals. They changed it after 4:11 got 3rd one year in our district.

It’s a sucky system for getting the top athletes to the state meet.


#5

So there are no “automatic time qualifiers”?


#6

Nope, no auto qualifiers.

Top 3 and you advance.

It’s a brutal system, especially since the districts and regions aren’t (and practically can’t) be balanced.

Next year for the state meet they are introducing 1 extra spot so that 9 go to the state meet (top 2 from the 4 regions +1). That extra spot will go to the top time/performance by a 3rd place finisher at the region meet.


#7

Originally posted by sjm1368@Apr 20 2010, 05:59 PM
[b] Nope, no auto qualifiers.

Top 3 and you advance.

It’s a brutal system, especially since the districts and regions aren’t (and practically can’t) be balanced.

Next year for the state meet they are introducing 1 extra spot so that 9 go to the state meet (top 2 from the 4 regions +1). That extra spot will go to the top time/performance by a 3rd place finisher at the region meet. [/b]

They should just have automatic time qualifiers. I would be interested to hear their rationale why not. Auto qualifiers worked great in MD, but that is a much smaller state…