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  1. I was hearing it on NBCSN, only on the 200m,...

    I was hearing it on NBCSN, only on the 200m, about 2-1/2 seconds into the race. I couldn't hear it at all on CBC (Canadian TV). But after further study, I don't think we were hearing an echo per...
  2. The IAAF has been telling Eugene for years that...

    The IAAF has been telling Eugene for years that minimum seating capacity for the Worlds must be 30,000, yet a few days ago they claimed that the plan in Doha had always been to tarp off the top half...
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    Eugene won’t be the same without him. Thanks a...

    Eugene won’t be the same without him. Thanks a lot, USATF.
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    I agree with dj that those have to be finish...

    I agree with dj that those have to be finish lines, and that lines that appear curved may not have been in reality. There is perhaps only one other photo in the university's archives that might shed...
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    From the 1948 aerial photo on Google Earth...

    From the 1948 aerial photo on Google Earth Historical Imagery, which is scalable, it appears that the finish line nearest to the camera in the old still photo was necessary to fit in the 220y...
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    You were persuasive; that's a good theory that I...

    You were persuasive; that's a good theory that I hadn't thought of. However, a subsequent inspection of an aerial photo from 1948 reveals that even the finish line farther from the camera isn't far...
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    Multiple Finish Lines

    If you go to the link below, and perhaps monkey with the controls some, you'll see the homestretch at Stanford's Angell Field. The photo is probably from the 1930s or 1940s, and looks toward the...
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    I think I found the new map display that you saw,...

    I think I found the new map display that you saw, but there's actually no finish line drawn on it. What you're referring to, I think, is an extension of the home straight that, if actually built,...
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    The Meet was excellent as always, despite what...

    The Meet was excellent as always, despite what must have been some significant challenges due to the temporary venue change, what with meet management being in Eugene.

    Pleasant surprise: That...
  10. gm, if I'm understanding you correctly, then...

    gm, if I'm understanding you correctly, then Haugh's 5th round winning throw should still have been a foot foul even if this was a USATF meet, because about 1/3 of his shoe was contacting the ground...
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    I agree; there's no apparent way that they can...

    I agree; there's no apparent way that they can more than double the capacity of the 12,500 permanent seats by adding 17,500 temporary seats.

    They'll probably erect 5,000 temporary bleacher seats...
  12. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbdIgnaCYAAz1Iu.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbdIgnaCYAAz1Iu.jpg
  13. Duh, duh, and duh. His volunteer asst. position...

    Duh, duh, and duh. His volunteer asst. position at UW (just for you) was announced nearly 4 mos. ago, and yes, Powell may be coaching him, but unless you have more facts, it is not an explanation in...
  14. Not sure how that relates to his leaving the...

    Not sure how that relates to his leaving the ORPJT, but he is actually a volunteer assistant.
  15. "Never," except for 1986, 1975, and 1971, that...

    "Never," except for 1986, 1975, and 1971, that is. Weren't those "off" years? They were in terms of not being selection meets for Oly or WCh teams.
  16. Indianapolis = Nairobi.

    Indianapolis = Nairobi.
  17. As if right now, it’s all screwed up and is...

    As if right now, it’s all screwed up and is completely useless. An hour after the mHT was completed, it hadn’t updated. Now, hours after the end of Day One, it shows Florida, which started with a...
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    "Shanghai, China Strengths—The only meet in Asia...

    "Shanghai, China
    Strengths—The only meet in Asia . . . "

    You know I don't like to argue, but the preceding DL meet listed, Doha, Qatar, is in Asia. The Middle East is not generally recognized as...
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    I don't see any link to "Results" or the eTrack...

    I don't see any link to "Results" or the eTrack Newsletters. I eventually found the eTNs after doing a general search, but it would help to have a button at the top of the home page.

    EDIT: Just...
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    With the Bowerman Bldg. gone, temp. stands could...

    With the Bowerman Bldg. gone, temp. stands could be erected on the northwest corner to achieve a significant increase over the seating capacity achieved at recent Olympic Trials. That is the major...
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    I am not at all certain that gh has ever sat in...

    I am not at all certain that gh has ever sat in the East Grandstand in his life. Why do so many who never sit on the east side feel so strongly about wanting it to be demolished? No one's forcing...
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    Do you tear down your house and build a new one...

    Do you tear down your house and build a new one just because you needed some roof repair, or even a new roof? No.
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    My observation from the south turn was that the...

    My observation from the south turn was that the number of actual people in the stands was about equal between West & East, at all times: at meet start, midway through, and at the finale. And no,...
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    The latest leak, via Ken Goe in the Oregonian, is...

    The latest leak, via Ken Goe in the Oregonian, is that the east-west street immediately north of Hayward Field, E. 15th St., will need to be closed to motor vehicles to allow for temporary seating on...
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    Here's another "Thing Not T&F:" A former UO...

    Here's another "Thing Not T&F:"

    A former UO student, runner, and remodeling contractor has officially submitted a plan to designate the East Grandstand a Eugene City Landmark.
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