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Scott Joerger commented on a news article - Jul 14 2014, 09:56 PM
NFHS Lifts Bank on Jewelry effective 2015.
Prohibition of Jewelry Lifted in High School Track and Field Effective with the 2015 high school track and field season, the prohibition of jewelry will be eliminated. This was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of S...
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Joe Lanzalotto

DontStopPre, on , said:

I assume you're referring to not using video to coach during a meet and also the rule stating coaches can't use walkie talkies or cell phones or the like to communicate with each other during a meet. I never understand why a PV coach texting a sprint coach about what pizzaria to take the team after the meet violates rules lol.


The rule prohibiting the use of video during a meet was repealed last year. It is permitted anywhere on the meet site but may not be used to review an official's decision or to communicate with an athlete during a race or trial (no watching videos while you are running, guys).
DontStopPre

dkap, on , said:


I wonder if this came about because of the near-ubiquitousness of GPS watches and the blurred distinction between equipment and assistance? If that becomes harder to define, then so does the difference between watches and jewelry.

Dan


I assume you're referring to not using video to coach during a meet and also the rule stating coaches can't use walkie talkies or cell phones or the like to communicate with each other during a meet. I never understand why a PV coach texting a sprint coach about what pizzaria to take the team after the meet violates rules lol.
DontStopPre

Joe Lanzalotto, on , said:

Watches were already legal before this change except in NJ (and if there were other states that prohibited them).

Changing the discus rule to no longer require the thrower to be in control is indeed strange. If the discus why not the shot and the hammer?


Agree. Will we now start to see out of control discus newbies flailing themselves out of the back of the ring thinking that it will help? And why not the same rule for shot putters who spin?

I do believe that some gangly jav thrower or high jumper will eventually get his jav stuck in his necklace or bracelet or wrap his bracelet around a HJ standard but that's between him and his coach ... officials are now finally free from being fashion police and can officiate like they should.
dkap

Joe Lanzalotto, on , said:

Watches were already legal before this change except in NJ (and if there were other states that prohibited them).


That's what I was saying. ;)

Watches were okay in most states, but outside electronic assistance (or whatever the wording) was generally a no-no. With GPS, watches now fit that bill. It has become much tougher to define what is competition equipment. Admittedly, it's a weak connection between that aspect of watches and jewelry.

Dan
Joe Lanzalotto
Watches were already legal before this change except in NJ (and if there were other states that prohibited them).

Changing the discus rule to no longer require the thrower to be in control is indeed strange. If the discus why not the shot and the hammer?
dkap
Gotta love a rule change that absolutely no one will object to. Well, maybe some coaches of overly expressive athletes.

I wonder if this came about because of the near-ubiquitousness of GPS watches and the blurred distinction between equipment and assistance? If that becomes harder to define, then so does the difference between watches and jewelry.

Dan
DontStopPre

Joe Lanzalotto, on , said:

In theory but each state association can do what they want. For years watches were okay according to the NFHS rulebook but not in New Jersey where the state association regarded them as jewelry.


In Washington state we've never considered watches jewelry (thank god, even though I'm not personally for wearing a watch when racing, but it shouldn't be illegal). I was just curious if xc athletes could start racing in earing, necklaces, Livestrong bracelets, etc in 2014 or 2015.
Mike B
Im curious as to what was the impetus behind changing the rule governing exiting the rear of the discus ring. Seems a strange one.
Joe Lanzalotto

DontStopPre, on , said:

So xc athletes can wear jewelry in 2014 or 2015?


In theory but each state association can do what they want. For years watches were okay according to the NFHS rulebook but not in New Jersey where the state association regarded them as jewelry.
Coach Anthony
Finally! Now if we can just get the NFHS to go ahead and adopt the entire USATF rule book, we can streamline the rules across America :-)
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Scott Joerger commented on a news article - Jun 11 2014, 02:20 PM
I received word from Misana Viltz that he will not be participating due to a conflict with graduation.
Full entries for the 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoors are located here.  This will also be a live webcast hosted by RunnerSpace. Information on the webcast can be found here.    ...
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I received word from Misana Viltz that he will not be participating due to a conflict with graduation.
 
Scott Joerger commented on a news article - Jun 8 2014, 04:43 AM
Long Beach Poly wins in 3:11.86 for a new US#1!
Results courtesy of Record Timing! CIF State Track and Field Championships - Finals Buchanan High School - Clovis - 6/6/2014 to 6/7/2014 ...
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MatthewXCountry

Scott Joerger, on , said:

The issue is that Dorsey submitted a change in their roster and that change, while submitted on time, did not get into the entries database. The Clerk of the Course did not let the new runner run because they weren't on the roster. Dorsey protested and it was discovered that they did submit the change but the deadline, but it didn't get in the database. By the time all of this was sorted out, the prelims had been run and the 9 finalists were determined.


Do you think there was a better solution to the their lane placement. I think the interference with Westlake likely stemmed from the strange format.
Scott Joerger

MatthewXCountry, on , said:

Can someone explain the Dorsey DQ, protest and ruling. It seems very strange to me that a runner would be ruled ineligible if he was in fact eligible. In addition were they not allowed to run friday and hence why they had to take an extra lane in the final instead of bumping the last qualifier out? It seemed like sticking them waterfall-ed was bound to cause problems (as it did)

The issue is that Dorsey submitted a change in their roster and that change, while submitted on time, did not get into the entries database. The Clerk of the Course did not let the new runner run because they weren't on the roster. Dorsey protested and it was discovered that they did submit the change but the deadline, but it didn't get in the database. By the time all of this was sorted out, the prelims had been run and the 9 finalists were determined.
MatthewXCountry
Can someone explain the Dorsey DQ, protest and ruling. It seems very strange to me that a runner would be ruled ineligible if he was in fact eligible. In addition were they not allowed to run friday and hence why they had to take an extra lane in the final instead of bumping the last qualifier out? It seemed like sticking them waterfall-ed was bound to cause problems (as it did)
Scott Joerger

abell43, on , said:

Can anyone upload the 100 meters boys race?

We are working on uploading all of the races. However, since we are only permitted to show highlights, it will take a bit longer as we need to edit footage of every race. I promise it's on the way!
abell43
Can anyone upload the 100 meters boys race?
Scott Joerger
Long Beach Poly wins in 3:11.86 for a new US#1!
Scott Joerger
So the Dorsey #1 just impeded Westlake #2. Not cool.
Scott Joerger
So if lane 2 stumbles out of the blocks there will be a collusion...I don't like it!
Scott Joerger
Dorsey is being placed out in lane 5 using the waterfall (distance) stagger and they will merge with Westlake in lane 1.
Scott Joerger
Boys 4x400 - 10 teams in 9 lanes as Dorsey won the protest of their DQ.
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