Omaha World-Herald Clarifying Preference for Electronic Times:
Longtime sports journalist Stu Pospisil and the rest of the gang at the Omaha World-Herald have announced their intentions and methods for giving more clarity to the publication’s weekly rankings of boys and girls track and field leaders—by giving preference to electronic times over hand-held times.
Kudos to Stu and the Omaha World-Herald for addressing this issue.
Click the following link to read OWH article and view the new Nebraska Boys and Girls Track & Field All-Time Electronic Chart for the 100, 200 and high hurdles.
April 26, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
Finally. I’ve been waiting for this list ever since they said they were going to compile it. I had no idea that Paulsen’s 10.60 from last year was FAT.
April 26, 2012 @ 3:19 pm
Yea, so they say. But even though those are supposedly FAT times wind conditions are not noted. I say that because FAT times are not official records if they are over the wind limit. Believe it or not a strong wind to the back can improve a 100 time by more than 3 tenths of a second. Winds in excess of 2.0 meters per second are not counted as official state high school records in many states and never in college or pro. Kenzo Cotton had a wind speed of 2.1 when he ran his 10.61 in Kansas—just barely over the allowable speed. So you can pretty much expect that he will post legit sub-10.6 times in the future.
April 27, 2012 @ 3:11 pm
10.60 FAT during the season, then 11.1 during state makes me wonder how legit it is.
April 26, 2012 @ 3:57 pm
The only meet I’ve ever seen with a wind instrument is the state meet. Having FAT and wind instrument would give college coaches a better idea of talent as well. Hopefully more schools will continue to invest.