not sure what the 6.29 deal was but everyone i talked to that got splits all seemed around 30 sec slow thru mile 3 & 4. i believe this course is used for ncaa's so i assume they have a 10k layout on top of the typical 5k loop...5k course had 5k pernament wood post markers. i assume trying to measure out both a womens 6k loops and mens 10k loops both with the exact single finish time mat got us to 6.29.
on the dq issue. we had a guy on our team 'dq' for no chip and the official results showed a dq under a uniform rule also - i assume the same rule # again. so perhaps not a uniform issue at all. funny still had a problem, cause this year an official went down every box checking for chips, uniforms and bibs. but there was a time crunch.