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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    The qualifying window for Tokyo closes June 29, entries are due July 6. Not really a darn thing USATF could do about that, and the Trials are basically as late as possible.
    If the Trials were held later the only events that would be affected are the few events that the US is weak in where many of the finalists don't have qualifying marks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    If the Trials were held later the only events that would be affected are the few events that the US is weak in where many of the finalists don't have qualifying marks.
    the point gm is trying to make is that the OT are as late as they can possibly be already. OT ends on 28th, IAAF window closes 29th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    the point gm is trying to make is that the OT are as late as they can possibly be already. OT ends on 28th, IAAF window closes 29th.
    Couldn't they end the meet on July 5 and submit the names on July 6? Like I said, most of the athletes competing will have qualifying marks before the meet starts. Or perhaps I'm missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Couldn't they end the meet on July 5 and submit the names on July 6?
    As I underatand it, the answer is no, they could not. The names have to be submitted not only to the IAAF, but also to the USOC. That is the organization that enters the team in the OG.
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    They are close because the NCAA meet is late next year. While there is not that much time between, many events do not start until later in the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    They are close because the NCAA meet is late next year.
    So it's the NCAA who is the non-symbianistic bastids!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    They are close because the NCAA meet is late next year. While there is not that much time between, many events do not start until later in the week.
    NCAA meet ends the second week of June, just as it has for a long time now. Last time it ended the first Saturday of June was '02.

    With the Regionals system now firmly entrenched, the current dating may be with us a long time (and is better for the U.S. sport overall).
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    #98
    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    They are close because the NCAA meet is late next year. While there is not that much time between, many events do not start until later in the week.
    June 10 -13 isn't late for an NCAA meet in the regionals era, that's normal.
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    Part of the problem is the coincidence of calendar. As gh pointed out, the meet in recent years has always ended on the second Saturday in June. This year, the second Saturday in June was June 8; next year, it's the 13th. Could they have changed this given the proximity too the Olympic Trials?. Perhaps, but given the fact that for 90+% of the competitors in the NCAAs, the proximity of the Trials will not be a problem, I wouldn't have expected them to make that change. Doing so would push the whole collegiate calendar (conference meets, regionals, etc) up one week and that could have raised other potential issues.
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    and what, gettign close to 50% (I might hyperbolize a tad) of the NCAA competitors are no longer Americans, so why the huff and puff over a meet that's irrelevant to them?
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