user317
Just curious about the WIAA's process of deciding where to draw the line when it comes to extra qualifying standards for the state track meet. I have not been able to find information about this online, but I'm assuming there is a committee or something. If anyone knows, I would greatly appreciate you sharing.
Thanks.
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user317
Nevermind, I figured it out.
The extra qualifying standards are set so the best 8 performers of each division, regardless of sectional placing, qualify for state. The standards are set equal to that 8th best performance of the division, and the performance must be from a sectional meet.
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blugoldfan
It's a pretty rigorous standard, esp. in Div. 1, where you have 8 sectionals funneling into the state meet -- an extra qualifier essentially has to be better as a 4th-place finisher in a sectional than a sectional winner somewhere else.

Here are the numbers from this year; extra qualifiers are pretty few and far between:

http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Sports/Track/2016ExtQualStandard.pdf
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innercityivan
blugoldfan wrote:
It's a pretty rigorous standard, esp. in Div. 1, where you have 8 sectionals funneling into the state meet -- an extra qualifier essentially has to be better as a 4th-place finisher in a sectional than a sectional winner somewhere else.

Here are the numbers from this year; extra qualifiers are pretty few and far between:

http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Sports/Track/2016ExtQualStandard.pdf

Wish they would of had this back when I competed. Some sectionals are definitely more stacked than others.

Although, if my HS coaching would have been as good as my college coach, some technique tweaks probably would have gotten me to state anyway.
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miler
http://sectionals.wisconsintrack.com
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woodhoops
blugoldfan wrote:
It's a pretty rigorous standard, esp. in Div. 1, where you have 8 sectionals funneling into the state meet -- an extra qualifier essentially has to be better as a 4th-place finisher in a sectional than a sectional winner somewhere else.

Here are the numbers from this year; extra qualifiers are pretty few and far between:

http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Sports/Track/2016ExtQualStandard.pdf

It is always interesting to see the dropoff in competition between D1 and D3. 11 Seconds in the mile for boys, 21 seconds for girls!

Something to be said for a small school where you can be a state qualifer, where the same time might not make it out of regionals in D1.
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innercityivan
woodhoops wrote:
blugoldfan wrote:
It's a pretty rigorous standard, esp. in Div. 1, where you have 8 sectionals funneling into the state meet -- an extra qualifier essentially has to be better as a 4th-place finisher in a sectional than a sectional winner somewhere else.

Here are the numbers from this year; extra qualifiers are pretty few and far between:

http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Sports/Track/2016ExtQualStandard.pdf


It is always interesting to see the dropoff in competition between D1 and D3. 11 Seconds in the mile for boys, 21 seconds for girls!

Something to be said for a small school where you can be a state qualifer, where the same time might not make it out of regionals in D1.


So you are saying large metros have more talent than rural towns....
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woodhoops
innercityivan wrote:
woodhoops wrote:
blugoldfan wrote:
It's a pretty rigorous standard, esp. in Div. 1, where you have 8 sectionals funneling into the state meet -- an extra qualifier essentially has to be better as a 4th-place finisher in a sectional than a sectional winner somewhere else.

Here are the numbers from this year; extra qualifiers are pretty few and far between:

http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Sports/Track/2016ExtQualStandard.pdf


It is always interesting to see the dropoff in competition between D1 and D3. 11 Seconds in the mile for boys, 21 seconds for girls!

Something to be said for a small school where you can be a state qualifer, where the same time might not make it out of regionals in D1.


So you are saying large metros have more talent than rural towns....

I see what you did there.


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innercityivan
woodhoops wrote:
innercityivan wrote:
woodhoops wrote:
blugoldfan wrote:
It's a pretty rigorous standard, esp. in Div. 1, where you have 8 sectionals funneling into the state meet -- an extra qualifier essentially has to be better as a 4th-place finisher in a sectional than a sectional winner somewhere else.

Here are the numbers from this year; extra qualifiers are pretty few and far between:

http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Sports/Track/2016ExtQualStandard.pdf


It is always interesting to see the dropoff in competition between D1 and D3. 11 Seconds in the mile for boys, 21 seconds for girls!

Something to be said for a small school where you can be a state qualifer, where the same time might not make it out of regionals in D1.


So you are saying large metros have more talent than rural towns....


I see what you did there.




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