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Elementary School XC Super Meet

NACAC Track & Field Champs / In the 6IX

Date: August 10-12th, 2018
Location: Toronto, ON
Category: Outdoor

 

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  • anonymous Anonymous
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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    A list of confirmed entries and seed times is greatly needed and appreciated.

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    Is your browser not able to access the AC page that has been featured in all their promotions?
    http://athletics.ca/championnat/toronto2018

    If it can, what happens when you click on 'featured teams' and then 'complete list of athlete entries'?

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    mattnorminton said 2 months ago

    Do Toronto folks like their city being referred to as "The 6IX"?

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    MilesDavisAndTheCool said 2 months ago

    Quoting: mattnorminton
    "Do Toronto folks like their city being referred to as "The 6IX"?"


    It is a little bit like an old person using words like "dope" and "bae", it's a little cringe-y.

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    SteveWeiler said 2 months ago

    6IX looks like 'bix', sounds like 'six-ix', and alludes to 69. If these were the three goals, then they nailed it.

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    Quoting: SteveWeiler
    "6IX looks like 'bix', sounds like 'six-ix', and alludes to 69. If these were the three goals, then they nailed it."


    It's a Drake reference. Yes, some Toronto people do call it "the 6ix."

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    Myth said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Anonymous
    "Is your browser not able to access the AC page that has been featured in all their promotions?
    http://athletics.ca/championnat/toronto2018

    If it can, what happens when you click on 'featured teams' and then 'complete list of athlete entries'?"



    As far as I can tell - these are mostly the initial entries, as several athletes featured on the lists (Elaine Thompson, Karissa Schwizer) have said they are done for the season. While others (Clayton Murphy, Jeff Henderson) have been removed, it's not readily apparent that these are completely up to date.

    Sidenote - if the 6IX is cringe-y, how bad is having individual events with corporate sponsors?!

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    What's bad about having individual events with corporate sponsors? I don't see the connection here, Myth.

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  • myth User since:
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    Myth said 2 months ago

    I realize it’s probably a financial necessity - but something about the throwing Performance Auto/Pizza Pizza/Lazik MD etc in front of each event just seems tacky. Perhaps I’m also just frustrated that athletes competing in big meets (whether international games or DL etc) are NOT allowed to advertise in any way shape or form, but meet managers can sell naming rights to everything (what’s next? Corporate sponsored lanes?)

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    Lobster said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Myth
    "I realize it’s probably a financial necessity - but something about the throwing Performance Auto/Pizza Pizza/Lazik MD etc in front of each event just seems tacky. Perhaps I’m also just frustrated that athletes competing in big meets (whether international games or DL etc) are NOT allowed to advertise in any way shape or form, but meet managers can sell naming rights to everything (what’s next? Corporate sponsored lanes?)"


    Sadly, cycling has done this for years, so it’s predictable enough. It’s still BS, as is using a Drake reference like 6ix. But who am I to judge ?

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    6ix
    Replaces t-dot which replaces Tee-Oh aka T.O.

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    Can someone explain how corporate sponsors are cringe-y? Don't we want companies to support our sport and events like this? Offering exposure for a company as a result of their funding obviously adds incentive for brands and businesses to support these
    things. Pretty much every other sport uses corporate sponsors to bring in revenue, what's the problem with doing it in track and field? I can only see it helping, and I really don't understand the downside

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    mattnorminton said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Anonymous
    "Can someone explain how corporate sponsors are cringe-y? Don't we want companies to support our sport and events like this? Offering exposure for a company as a result of their funding obviously adds incentive for brands and businesses to support these
    things. Pretty much every other sport uses corporate sponsors to bring in revenue, what's the problem with doing it in track and field? I can only see it helping, and I really don't understand the downside"


    I would agree with you. Sponsorship dollars for our sport are a good thing.

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  • myth User since:
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    Myth said 2 months ago

    Well those distance results were (predictably) underwhelming. Heres to hoping the sprints/throws/jumps are exciting for the rest of the weekend!

    This post was edited by Myth 2 months ago . 
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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    Athletics Canada should’ve chose khamal Stewart-Baynes & Myles Misener-Daley to run the mens 400m!!!!

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    Master2B said 2 months ago

    No-shows make the biggest splash on opening day of NACAC Championships

    https://www.thestar.com/sports/2018/08/10/no-shows-make-the-biggest-splash-on-opening-day-of-nacac-championships.html

    Well at least the 100m women’s stadium record will go down today. Otherwise the meet sounds pretty unimpressive.

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    Letsrun message board is absolutely eviscerating Athletics Canada over this: http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=8957476&page=1

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

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    "Letsrun message board is absolutely eviscerating Athletics Canada over this: http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=8957476&page=1"


    Honestly, they should. Why should we celebrate a meet like this. Very little support of domestic athletes, no innovation on the "making it a little more fun to watch than paint drying", dismal field sizes. Why bother giving it a hip new name when it's the same crap as usual?

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    Gone Fishin said 2 months ago

    Both Brown bass & Bucketmouth all day today

    How's that little 6ix mini-twilight-allcomers-smaller than EOSSAA meet going anyway?

    Did the new Reebok team win any gold?

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    Lobster said 2 months ago

    It definitely was underwhelming. The European champs in Berlin very much out shone the NACAC. As someone posted, it was cringe worthy.

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    Myth said 2 months ago

    The field sizes speak for themselves, but can anyone comment on how the atmosphere was in the stadium? I was unfortunately unable to watch - but was the crowd size good? How was the meet run (on time? big delays between events)? Was there live commentary, and if so, who did it and how was it? All in all - would one argue it was worth the price of admission?

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    sub49 said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Myth
    "The field sizes speak for themselves, but can anyone comment on how the atmosphere was in the stadium? I was unfortunately unable to watch - but was the crowd size good? How was the meet run (on time? big delays between events)? Was there live commentary, and if so, who did it and how was it? All in all - would one argue it was worth the price of admission?"


    Friday the crowd and atmosphere were so so, but the quality of most of the sprint/hurdle event semi finals was very strong. The ultra-small fields definitely killed most of the excitement in the distance events that night (women's 5000m and men's 10000m).

    I felt that the atmosphere on Saturday was much better. By the time the men's/women's 100 finals went off, most of the stadium was well covered, with main sections being full. To be fair, a good portion of this crowd was team officials and other athletes, but it made for a really great atmosphere. The performances in many of the events were once again very exciting (women's 100m - Prandini great run for gold and crowd went wild for Emmanuel grabbing bronze; mens 800m - McBride and Arop going 1/2 etc.). Again however, the small fields in the 5k/10k really killed the atmosphere, and most of the crowd had left by the time the 10k was starting.

    Overall meet was very well run, with no delays (except for a bad injury on Friday night, which was out of the hands of the organizing committee), and a great buzz on Saturday. I definitely felt I got my money's worth, but that's because I'm a huge track fan. For a more casual viewer, I can see it as a tougher sell. If every event had a field comparable to the sprints and hurdles, it would have been an outstanding meet. It's unfortunate the distance fields were so small/weak as it really put a damper on things and overshadowed many of the big positives of the weekend.

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    Master2B said 2 months ago

    The crowd size and atmosphere were way better on Sat. than Sun. I thought the announcing was good on both days and the meet was run on schedule. The field sizes were dismal today for the 1500s, just like the 5/10K.

    It would have been much better to have 3 Canadians in the 1500s to increase the field size, at the very least.

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    Not Trackie said 2 months ago

    https://twitter.com/RunningHotTakes/status/1028734725832290305

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    sasha's 4% said 2 months ago

    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/trackandfield/nacac-track-field-championships-wrap-1.4782714?cmp=rss

    articles like this just add to the head scratching and disappointment.

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    Runningman said 2 months ago

    Reading the comments confuses me.are we now calling the meet a success because it was run on time? Canadians are satisfied with mediocrity.

    The distance events were a disaster. We had more Canadians running in minor meets in Belgium a few weeks ago than we did in TO on the weekend. Perhaps that was the problem all our distance runners were enjoying a 4-5 week vacation in Europe where they ran 2-3 races then spent the rest of their time eating, drinking, seeing the sights then posting their trip photos on Instagram, Poor young athletes were exhausted no wonder they did not want to run in our hosted event.

    AC and the organizers made a mess of the entire event. This event clearly is not relevant in the eyes of most athletes and most countries. Hell we couldn't even enter athletes in some events.

    These events are suppose to foster interest in our sport particularly with our youth. Did I mess the youth races or were there none?

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Runningman

    The distance events were a disaster. We had more Canadians running in minor meets in Belgium a few weeks ago than we did in TO on the weekend. Perhaps that was the problem all our distance runners were enjoying a 4-5 week vacation in Europe where they ran 2-3 races then spent the rest of their time eating, drinking, seeing the sights then posting their trip photos on Instagram, Poor young athletes were exhausted no wonder they did not want to run in our hosted event.
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    You do realize that the standards were on the level for the Olympics? All those "poor young" athletes had no realistic chance of hitting the standard anyways

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    Obvious said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Runningman
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    AC and the organizers made a mess of the entire event. This event clearly is not relevant in the eyes of most athletes and most countries. Hell we couldn't even enter athletes in some events.
    "


    AC controlled Canadian entries. The lack of those (due to high standards and not ensuring those who qualified followed through on the commitment) is on AC. Not sure what meet organizers could do about that.

    Neither AC nor meet organizers control athletic federations of other countries so have little say whether those countries choose to send athletes to Toronto.

    As pointed out in some articles, the Central American and Caribbean Games were recently held (July 19 - Aug 3) which impacts the ability of some smaller nations from being able to field teams to both events.

    Given the international calendar, there is a limit to other possible NACAC dates that would be more conducive (it's no coincidence that the Euro Champs were also this weekend as that was the most appropriate timing for the various regional/area championships).

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    Myth said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Obvious
    "AC controlled Canadian entries. The lack of those (due to high standards and not ensuring those who qualified followed through on the commitment) is on AC. Not sure what meet organizers could do about that."


    I'm not sure I agree with "follow through on the commitment", as this seems to put the blame on athletes. Just because an athlete declares themselves eligible to be considered for the team doesn't mean they are obligated to go.

    The fact of the matter is that for distance runners this is historically an extremely low calibre meet. If the athlete is running well and has better opportunities abroad (DL meets, etc.) - why would they forgo that opportunity to run against 1-2 other runners (especially as the numbers in Toronto are consistent with previous iterations of this meet)? Chances are, an athlete declares interest in any/all teams at the start of the season, and reevaluates as the season progresses.

    I would hazard a guess that most athletes who appeared on start lists and did not race have legitimate reasons (injury) etc. And in hindsight, those that did not appear on any lists (Mo Ahmed as an example) clearly made the right decision.

    The onus for the small field size IMO is firmly on AC. If they wanted full fields, they should've created standards in keeping with the quality of the meet. The meet needs to be held consistently and develop some history in order to be taken seriously.

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    Obvious said 2 months ago

    Quoting: Myth
    "The onus for the small field size IMO is firmly on AC. If they wanted full fields, they should've created standards in keeping with the quality of the meet. The meet needs to be held consistently and develop some history in order to be taken seriously."


    Can you point to where in the meet Technical Manual that shows AC created standards that are applied to countries other than Canada? (Or how AC has any authority over NACAC to implement standards counter to NACAC's policies?)

    AC ONLY has control over the Canadian team. They created their own high standards that they knew would limit the size of the Canadian team. That is entirely on AC and whatever logic their policy followed.

    AC has NO control over whether other countries choose to enter or not enter their athletes in the meet.

    Canadian athletes needed to declare their interest/intention to compete following qualifying at Nationals in Ottawa. Other than a random injury, did circumstances change that significantly between early July and early August for all the Canadian athletes who previously declared for NACAC and then subsequently didn't follow through?

    What incentives did AC provide qualified athletes to encourage or insure they showed up for NACAC? (AC could have entered a lot more people, but that wouldn't have mattered if they couldn't convince the athletes to commit to compete.)

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    Anonymous said 2 months ago

    The point is that Canada should have been well represented as host country. It can't control other countries but it can control it's own entries. Canada has strong distance athletes that would have competed well at NACAC. Instead, AC set Olympic level standards for it's own athletes and predictably fielded a small team, embarrassing itself as the host.


    Quoting: Obvious
    "Can you point to where in the meet Technical Manual that shows AC created standards that are applied to countries other than Canada? (Or how AC has any authority over NACAC to implement standards counter to NACAC's policies?)

    AC ONLY has control over the Canadian team. They created their own high standards that they knew would limit the size of the Canadian team. That is entirely on AC and whatever logic their policy followed.

    AC has NO control over whether other countries choose to enter or not enter their athletes in the meet.

    Canadian athletes needed to declare their interest/intention to compete following qualifying at Nationals in Ottawa. Other than a random injury, did circumstances change that significantly between early July and early August for all the Canadian athletes who previously declared for NACAC and then subsequently didn't follow through?

    What incentives did AC provide qualified athletes to encourage or insure they showed up for NACAC? (AC could have entered a lot more people, but that wouldn't have mattered if they couldn't convince the athletes to commit to compete.)"

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    Obvious said 2 months ago

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    "The point is that Canada should have been well represented as host country. It can't control other countries but it can control it's own entries. Canada has strong distance athletes that would have competed well at NACAC. Instead, AC set Olympic level standards for it's own athletes and predictably fielded a small team, embarrassing itself as the host."


    Which is essentially my second paragraph in what you responded to?

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    Anonymous said 1 month ago

    Some more pie in the face for NACAC....

    https://www.flotrack.org/articles/6239672-usatf-nacac-said-winners-would-get-the-a-standard-thats-not-true

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