These rankings and times are based on the statistical individual rankings that have been published on this site for six years. Read about this ranking system to help you understand it. It is a fun and easy way to track and objectively rank a large number of athletes. The system tends to be reasonably accurate when it comes to statistical models predicting human performance.
The most important thing here is where the runners are ranked relative to one another. The system is not necessarily designed to predict times for a specific meet, but since the point system is based on time (1 second = 2 points), it is possible to predict times. All of the times can collectively be shifted up or down based on course difficulty and race conditions, but runners will always be separated by the same amount of time.
The new county championship course has been tested only once in a tri-meet and times were not especially fast. With every team in the county, faster times should be produced given good weather on race day. Guessing that the course will produce similar times to previous years and perhaps similar times to this year's Paul Short Invitational, the scale was established with a top time that allows most of the runners in the race to run personal records of a few seconds.
JVL = Junior Varsity Lowerclass (9/10)
JVU = Junior Varsity Upperclass (11/12)
Girls teams with five or more ranked runners:
Quince Orchard 165
Boys teams with five or more ranked runners:
Walter Johnson 91
Quince Orchard 115
Richard Montgomery 201
|Actually, my season was over as of practice on monday, when I got some bad cuts on my left leg and had to get 34 stitches and an immobilizer on my left leg. Watch out for me in outdoor, though!
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