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    Quote Originally Posted by maggot View Post
    Having the meet in the south is unfair to northern runners. It was in Tucson twice in the 90ís and many runners appeared to have trouble with the heat.
    In the 50's today in the world of the great mouse which is a weather band south of where the NCAA meet will be held and a couple of weeks earlier. There shouldn't be any unfairness for them thar Northerners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    In the 50's today in the world of the great mouse which is a weather band south of where the NCAA meet will be held and a couple of weeks earlier. There shouldn't be any unfairness for them thar Northerners.
    And what is the frequency of 50s mid-November? By comparison we have had 16 inches of snow in Madison, which is 15 more than normal, and it has been colder than any November so far that I can remember in 30 years here. Yesterday's Regional meet went off without a hitch and even last year's abnormally cool NCAA meet with a bit of snow also went off very well, and even handling 7000 people at the meet there were not any problems. I do think that Kelati and Kurgat did not care for the weather last year, but ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    And what is the frequency of 50s mid-November? By comparison we have had 16 inches of snow in Madison, which is 15 more than normal, and it has been colder than any November so far that I can remember in 30 years here. Yesterday's Regional meet went off without a hitch and even last year's abnormally cool NCAA meet with a bit of snow also went off very well, and even handling 7000 people at the meet there were not any problems. I do think that Kelati and Kurgat did not care for the weather last year, but ....
    Well now. Then give yourself a pat on the back for an efficient run meet which wasn't at all what was being discussed...take a bow!!!!

    The weather for next year's meet is probably not going to be unfair to the runners from the colder parts of the country which was what was being discussed.
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    Aaron Bienenfeld, the Cincinnati senior who won the Great Lakes Regional, will be skipping the NCAA championships so he can compete in the German under-23 nationals.

    Apparently he didnt bother to tell anyone at UC, judging by their twitter feed.

    https://twitter.com/GoBearcatsTFXC/s...16957324906496


    Later, they issued an updated tweet stating Bienenfeld's plan to skip the NCAA meet

    https://twitter.com/GoBearcatsTFXC/s...26857977032704
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    Joe Klecker (Colorado) only 11th in the Mountain regional. No mention on the Buffs' website about why. Mark Wetmore usually comments if someone is little under the weather or simply holding back, saving it for next weekend. Hopefully no injury/illness.
    https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/11/15/...ce-fourth.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru View Post
    Aaron Bienenfeld, the Cincinnati senior who won the Great Lakes Regional, will be skipping the NCAA championships so he can compete in the German under-23 nationals.

    Apparently he didnt bother to tell anyone at UC, judging by their twitter feed.

    https://twitter.com/GoBearcatsTFXC/s...16957324906496


    Later, they issued an updated tweet stating Bienenfeld's plan to skip the NCAA meet

    https://twitter.com/GoBearcatsTFXC/s...26857977032704
    They didn't qualify as a team so not a big deal...otherwise I couldn't imagine him not running in Terre Haute...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJay View Post
    Joe Klecker (Colorado) only 11th in the Mountain regional. No mention on the Buffs' website about why. Mark Wetmore usually comments if someone is little under the weather or simply holding back, saving it for next weekend. Hopefully no injury/illness.
    https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/11/15/...ce-fourth.aspx
    Conference championships are nice but so close to the all important regionals you have to be careful....a friend from England son is at Boise State and they had a horrible Mountain West meet finishing 4th and her son ran poorly ....I wrote reminding her the Regional was next and I'm sure they will recover...and sure enough he ran his best race of the year...Boise was 5th in the tough Western Regional and qualified...Meanwhile 2 of the teams ahead of them at Mountain West are done.
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    In the Big Ten the conference championship is highly prized; by comparison the thing that matters at Regionals is getting to Nationals. It was a good Regionals for the Big Ten with eight teams qualifying on the women's side and four on the men's; the Pac-12 got five and four (the SEC was three and two, despite having some of the easiest Regionals).
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    Terre Haute weather, showers much of Thursday into the 6am timeframe Friday, 0.3" total, mostly cloudy the rest of Friday, then snow showers Saturday 1am till 6am, a half inch total. Partly cloudy and 37F at 11:00am and 39 at 12:00 noon, women's race goes off at 11:15 EST and men's at 12:15.
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    UCLA had a good Pac 12 meet and were nationally ranked 10th but had a lousy Regional and didn't qualify... no matter how well you do in Conference not qualifying for Nationals means, for most teams, the season was a disappointment...

    OTOH qualifying makes it a great season...
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