In TX for 2009:
A guy finished 3rd in region 2 with a time of 9:04 and did not make it to state; 9:13 4th & 9:18 5th. Only top 2 advance, which were 8:57/9:01
In the 1600, 3rd place was 4:13 and 4th place was 4:15
In sprints, I saw a 48.2 400 runner, as well as a 37ish 300m hurdler not make it.
Why is TX so bad when it comes to qualifying for state, in that out of the 4 regions some of them are much slower?