C/M Runner
Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 9:18AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Feb. 7, 2013

Due to the inclement weather that is expected in Boston this weekend, the Valentine Invitational that was scheduled to be held Friday and Saturday (Feb. 8-9) at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center has been cancelled.

The BU track and field teams will next be in action on Feb. 17 at the USATF New England Open Championships in Cambridge, Mass.

http://www.goterriers.com/sports/m-track/spec-rel/020713aaa.html
ace_rf
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 9:21AM - in reply to C/M Runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Alright Nemo, don't let us down now...
Casual Observer of things
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 10:37AM - in reply to ace_rf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
A lot of the girls are upset about this. No one is going to be their valentine now.
C/M Runner
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 11:03AM - in reply to Casual Observer of things Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The Lafayette Rider Winter Games will now begin on Friday at 11 am at The Armory instead of 1 pm. The cancellation of the BU Valentine's Classic in Boston has created demand for more teams and athletes to compete and organizers are working to accommodate the requests.
More to come.

http://www.armorytrack.com/News/Post/winter-games-expansion
Teenage Hand Model
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 11:16AM - in reply to C/M Runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This sucks especially for the Canadians going down who are all on their last chances to hit CIS standards. People base their season around this and now it may be too late to get in any other races. Super disappointing.
toro
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 12:00PM - in reply to C/M Runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This is always a great meet.
Sucks to lose an opportunity to run fast.
quality will be here
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 12:10PM - in reply to toro Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Contact Jerry Baltes at Grand Valley State University. THE BIG MEET is this weekend. Fastest track in the country.
Mrr82
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 12:22PM - in reply to quality will be here Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

quality will be here wrote:

Contact Jerry Baltes at Grand Valley State University. THE BIG MEET is this weekend. Fastest track in the country.


Are you trying to make a bad joke? BU blows their track out of the water.
mrr83
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 12:29PM - in reply to Mrr82 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Mrr82 wrote:


quality will be here wrote:

Contact Jerry Baltes at Grand Valley State University. THE BIG MEET is this weekend. Fastest track in the country.


Are you trying to make a bad joke? BU blows their track out of the water.


Even if you are right, their track is available and BU's isn't. so the guy is right, go to Grand Valley or don't race.
it's just not right. Do right.
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 12:34PM - in reply to Mrr82 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Mrr82 wrote:


quality will be here wrote:

Contact Jerry Baltes at Grand Valley State University. THE BIG MEET is this weekend. Fastest track in the country.


Are you trying to make a bad joke? BU blows their track out of the water.


except they fck over honest seeds in their 3k and 5k races
Jimbo Slice
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 1:05PM - in reply to C/M Runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Why wouldn't the organizers keep the meet on and just suggest to travelers to consider not coming if they were worried about conditions. There would still be enough athletes willing to make the trip to make the meet worthwhile...

Aren't many of the participating schools pretty much next-door to BU anyways?!
serta perfect
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 1:16PM - in reply to Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It could have been a giant slumber party, how many folks could squeeze onto a pole vault or high jump pit?

A missed opportunity.
trace the pace
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 1:20PM - in reply to serta perfect Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Umm... its women on Friday and all dudes on Saturday. That might make for an odd slumber party but I guess I shouldn't make any assumptions about what you do with your teammates...



serta perfect wrote:

It could have been a giant slumber party, how many folks could squeeze onto a pole vault or high jump pit?

A missed opportunity.
serta perfect
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 1:26PM - in reply to trace the pace Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
[quote]trace the pace wrote:

Umm... its women on Friday and all dudes on Saturday. That might make for an odd slumber party but I guess I shouldn't make any assumptions about what you do with your teammates...


Yea, check the forecast knucklehead, the worst of it will be Friday night into Sat. am, those are the folks that wouldn't have gotten out. Friday night would have been the night.
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RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 4:04PM - in reply to serta perfect Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Taking a look at the weather forecast, They are making a good call here

We have the following:
- an Alberta Clipper (coming from the NW Rockies) coming into Ontario
- a Texas Low front coming into southern ontario as well

These two are going to create problems in southern ontario and northern ohio and NW NYS overnight tonight.

I noticed winds coming from the east as I was running today, but the system was coming from the west.
Another look at the weather forecast has a Nor'easter coming into the Atlantic Coast coming soon.

What this will do is whatever is hitting the southern great lakes tonight will get sucked right into the nor'easter and this storm is going to be massive tomorrow night.
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RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 4:13PM - in reply to Teenage Hand Model Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Teenage Hand Model wrote:

This sucks especially for the Canadians going down who are all on their last chances to hit CIS standards. People base their season around this and now it may be too late to get in any other races. Super disappointing.


I do feel for the east coast schools that are going to get hit hard with this storm, but the Ontario schools have a fairly decent meet in Windsor that was originally set up to be their time trial attempt at standards.
Rustamon
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/7/2013 11:34PM - in reply to ////????//// Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The whole city is closed, state of emergency, beginning 12:00noon on Friday. There is no way this meet could be held. Sure is too bad though.
Trackjc
RE: Valentine Invite CANCELLED due to weather 2/8/2013 12:17PM - in reply to Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
People:
Unless you live here - shut up!

The mayor of Boston has put a ban on all autos, and parking will not be available on any side streets with possible 30+ inches of snow. He has closed the city until after the storm.

The Governor has basically closed everything down. He told motorists to stay off the roads after 4:00 today. He closed all state work, schools, offices, etc.
They are not going to begin plowing until after the snow begins to let up, and then they have to deal with high winds (30-45 mph) during the storm.

If you live here you have to make sure you don't do anything that will cause you
trouble int he future. BU has to live with the City of Boston. Don't piss off the government since it will come back to haunt you. BU did the right thing. If you think the college athletes are upset, what about the entire H.S. track community that had major meets this weekend. Now some kids will not qualify for their respective state meets.