Haron Lagat, New Balance - 3:58.48
Fred Samoi, South Plains College - 3:58.84
3:55 altitude converted.
No way in hell is the conversion 3 seconds. Here in Flagstaff the conversion is around 1.2 seconds and that is at 7000 ft.
Lubbock is at altitude and the altitude conversion is about 3 seconds.
No becasue South Plains is on probation for Indoor Nationals!!
dam juco wrote:
i think i know who will win juco nats now for the mile.
Really. I think it is important to point out that this "altitude conversion" talk is all guess work and speculation. There is no official (or even quasi-official?) "conversion" factor for this sort of thing. We can make guesses--either out of our hats or with some degree of scientific understanding--but no one should be misled into thinking that there really is an agreed-upon "altitude conversion."
Chicken Fried Steak wrote:
Lubbock's altitude is 3200 feet. I don't think you get a three-second conversion for that.
Fair enough--thanks for the reference. I'd never seen this stuff before. Clearly, the NCAA does accept these for qualifying marks. Beyond that, I'm not aware of any other entity that takes such things seriously. But, I stand corrected.
ncaa altitude pdf file wrote:
ncaa has an altitude conversion manuel, believe BYU has it on there site. sets lubbock's alt. adjustment for anything faster than 4:06 at 2.95 seconds.