We are well aware that you have a problem on your hands as there are 17 auto qualifiers for the men's DMR. An obvious solution would be to run two heats. But if run two heats of 9 and 8 then the heat of 8 would have an unfair advantage as all of the teams hit the auto time.
As a result, we kindly ask that you let our team in at 9:35.13. Two heats of 9 would only be fair and 9:35.13 has always made the meet in years past. Plus we promise to break 9:30 as we didn't run our best guy and think we can break 9:30 if he'd run.