Why not, instead of pulling times from some random track meet with a bunch of dopes, just pull up Pat Johnson's times. He was STATE CHAMPION IN THE 100 METERS (not yards) IN CALIFORNIA. He later set the Pac-10 record for receptions over 80 yards and played 10+ years in the NFL. It's not exactly obscure stuff.
Prowler wrote:Attack of the drones wrote:
That 11.98 the OP just ran is better than the times of most sprinters in their senior year of high school. Shows you how bad most coaches are.
Great job, OP.Either you guys ran the 100 yards, or whoever was timing those meets did it based on "football timing" (start on runners' first movement to eliminate the reaction time and anticipate the finish a few yards early).
I'd really hope this is not the case around the country. It's definitely not the case in Southern California. Every sprinter on my track team was sub 10.8-10.9 with the best in the 10.6 range. Our team also had had a state champion who ran 10.26 a couple years before I got there (Pat Johnson, who played in the NFL). I doubt anyone sprinting JV was running that slowly.
"Attack of the drones" is correct. Using a national sample from Athletic.net 2015 of seniors only, I got the following median times:
1600m: 5:04.4 sd = 32 (n =12352)
400m: 56.07 sd = 4.7 (n = 14780)
100m: 12.1 sd = 0.8 (n=15709)
I pulled the results from a random league meet in Southern California, and half of the varsity guys (4 out 8) didn't break 12. And this was the finals, which excludes all the other guys who ran in the prelims but failed to make the finals.
Results for reference:
We weren't running the 100 yards. I don't remember any varsity sprinter who couldnt regularly break 11 seconds.
The state champion in CA generally runs 10.3-10.4 so having four guys (in a school of seven thousand people) run 10.6-10.8 is not earth-shattering.