MOAC Cross Country 2018 Shelby Sept 24, 2018 9:11:12 GMT -5
Post by shelbyccfan on Sept 24, 2018 9:11:12 GMT -5
I know this team did not schedule running at these ultra fast courses that kind of skew up the rankings.
The nations fastest time last year was posted by Zach Kreft at the Midwest meet but then he ran 51 seconds slower at the state meet.
So just because these teams and kids get these superfast times from these meets like the Midwest Meet, Centerville's night race,
or the Jerome Dublin race does not mean you can not beat them running head to head on the same course.
I know there is a lot of scepticism about a couple of these courses being correct and how kids can drop as much as a minute in time on them.
The only disappointing thing is that this team did not schedule at least one of these type courses, your PR’s could have been much faster also.
Just remember what I said in an earlier post rankings in Sept and Oct may seem nice but what matters is results after Nov 3.
So get healthy stay healthy and use it for motivation when you meet up with these teams.
I know you have a few easy weeks coming up but stay focused the final stretch is coming you must train hard
Just an example not to single out Jonathan Alder or their runners just an example
Alder runners went
Galion Invite time Jerome Dublin time
Frick 16:47 15:43
Malone 16:51 16:04
(same course same day) Dublin predictions
Brown 15:58 14:50’s ??
Logan 16:33 15:30’s ??
See the problem above is now you have Frick (15:43) seated ahead of Brown (15:58)
when Brown ran nearly a minute faster (when on the same course) 15:58 vs 16:47
Now apply that same drop to the rest of the top five's times it really messes up rankings
In reality how would the top five Shelby runners times translate at say the Dublin race.
Brown 14:30-50's Logan 15:20-30's Lucius & Swanger 15:40-50's Osborne 16:10-20's ??
That would give a completely different look to the rankings.
Just an interesting piece to update this.
10-6-18 at the Marion Harding Invitational. The Alder runner above Frick that went 15:43 at the Dublin race and appeared to have a faster time that Shelby’s number 1 runner was 27th at the Harding Invite Shelby had 5 runners in before Alders number 1 going 1,4,11,14,15