(UPDATE: I have most of the meets posted that I know about. Please let me know if your meet is not listed on the calendar.) It is that time of the year again when we start thinking our favorite fall sport of cross country. If you want your meet posted and featured on WVRunners, then please send me your schedules. You may e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. I am going to start posted the meets I have by the end of this week.
MileSplit has a huge database of performances nationwide that numbers in the tens of millions. We love to utilize this data to generate various rankings, virtual meets, and scoring systems. Many people feel that time-based cross country rankings are worthless. I would disagree with those people and feel it is a valuable tool when used in context. However, obviously is is hard to get an accurate picture by just looking at times with so many variations between courses. We are in the process of deriving a scoring system, the first step of which is to design a statistically sound rating system of thousands of courses nationwide.
Kendall Baisden, MI, and Kamaria Brown, LA, set AAU National Records in the 400's. (Photos by John Herzog, MileStat.com)