District Entries (Track and Field 2020)
02/24/2020 12:48:51 PM
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For those that haven't watched the rules meeting yet, just a quick heads-up along with a few questions and concerns. We are using Prime Time Timing for the timing of the state meet and Mo.Milesplit for entries. Last fall during cross country, there were definitely some serious communication issues between the 3 important entities (PT Timing, Milesplit, and MSHSAA) as no one seemed to know who was setting up the meets on Milesplit. Because it was cross country, those issues were fairly easy to sort out (such as entry deadlines that were set up to close after the meet had already concluded and districts that could enter more than 10 athletes). That will not be the case for the track and field entry databases. Someone other than the host school should definitely be in charge of ensuring each district site is set up consistent with MSHSAA guidelines, using the same template. In the previous years, coaches only had to enter 1 entry per gender by Monday at 4pm for the district meet, but could then make any additions or substitutions as needed through Wednesday at 4pm. This year, according to the online rules meeting, entries are due at 12:00 noon on Tuesday. Basically, most coaches will lose 2 days of athlete contact that week (we used to have all of Tuesday's practice, plus half of Wednesday's practice) when deciding who will be participating at the district meet. In today's age of technology, does anyone know why that date was moved up instead of back? Why not have a deadline of Wednesday evening with protests taking place on Thursday? And a 3rd question, just to clarify, reverse-warmups are not allowed on any runway EXCEPT for high jump. According to what I've read and watched, high jumpers can still get their marks by running backwards (away from the pit), but long jump, triple jump, polevault, and javelin cannot? Am I reading this correctly?
For those that haven't watched the rules meeting yet, just a quick heads-up along with a few questions and concerns.

We are using Prime Time Timing for the timing of the state meet and Mo.Milesplit for entries. Last fall during cross country, there were definitely some serious communication issues between the 3 important entities (PT Timing, Milesplit, and MSHSAA) as no one seemed to know who was setting up the meets on Milesplit. Because it was cross country, those issues were fairly easy to sort out (such as entry deadlines that were set up to close after the meet had already concluded and districts that could enter more than 10 athletes). That will not be the case for the track and field entry databases. Someone other than the host school should definitely be in charge of ensuring each district site is set up consistent with MSHSAA guidelines, using the same template.

In the previous years, coaches only had to enter 1 entry per gender by Monday at 4pm for the district meet, but could then make any additions or substitutions as needed through Wednesday at 4pm. This year, according to the online rules meeting, entries are due at 12:00 noon on Tuesday. Basically, most coaches will lose 2 days of athlete contact that week (we used to have all of Tuesday's practice, plus half of Wednesday's practice) when deciding who will be participating at the district meet. In today's age of technology, does anyone know why that date was moved up instead of back? Why not have a deadline of Wednesday evening with protests taking place on Thursday?

And a 3rd question, just to clarify, reverse-warmups are not allowed on any runway EXCEPT for high jump. According to what I've read and watched, high jumpers can still get their marks by running backwards (away from the pit), but long jump, triple jump, polevault, and javelin cannot? Am I reading this correctly?
02/24/2020 1:13:28 PM
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@CoachSwift For 2020 the HJ is NOT included in the events making running backwards illegal. Ron Whittaker State Met Referee
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For 2020 the HJ is NOT included in the events making running backwards illegal.
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02/24/2020 5:16:21 PM
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Why is the reverse warmup even a thing?
Why is the reverse warmup even a thing?
02/24/2020 6:22:08 PM
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We have a guy at national working as an account manager for all of our meets with registration now. We'll create the meets and he'll handle setting up the registration with the PT Timing guys.
We have a guy at national working as an account manager for all of our meets with registration now. We'll create the meets and he'll handle setting up the registration with the PT Timing guys.
02/25/2020 9:35:57 AM
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@chester1976 The reverse warm-up being banned is seriously bad news for inexperienced pole vaulters with wildly inconsistent steps. It actually makes the vault LESS safe.
@chester1976 The reverse warm-up being banned is seriously bad news for inexperienced pole vaulters with wildly inconsistent steps. It actually makes the vault LESS safe.
02/25/2020 10:45:49 AM
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@deekenkyle Perfect! Thank you for clarifying. Always some bumps in the road during times of change :)
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Perfect! Thank you for clarifying. Always some bumps in the road during times of change :)

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