better to have our longer track or a more standard 200 meter track? Are the turns on our track sufficiently wide? I know the local high school track teams don't run in their old field houses because the turns are too narrow and it's too tough on the kids' knees.
Just speculation, but maybe the rumored Loftus redesign will include a reconfigured track.
... including the elevated/banked ones like at Harvard and BU (unless they've updated it recently). While the turns may be "tighter" than an outdoor 400m track, they're not "tight" by any stretch. For the distance events its clearly faster.
It does preclude hosting the NCAA championships, but am not sure ND is really jonesing for that anyways
all the major conferences are trying to have their indoor meets on the oversized tracks if they can get one. This means ND may get a few more ACC championships. One of the announcers was Decathlete Dan O'Brien.
Did she know about the stress fracture before the ACC championships? How is it that she ran?
January 21 (linked in my post below). When I watched the Rohrer 5k and 3k race on WatchESPN it was mentioned she hurt herself in New York but I hadn't found any references to it in Google or on the ND site but only had a this quote from Turner, ND's head coach in the Feb 21 Observer pre ACC championship article. “Molly Seidel, right where her tibia meets her ankle, has a stress fracture,” Turner said. “So we are going to hold her out because if she runs and makes it a worse injury, then she is out for the entire season. So unfortunately she is going to miss the ACC indoor championships. "
After seeing your post I tried a little harder and found this earlier Observer article (linked below) which had the following on Molly:
The third destination for Notre Dame track athletes this weekend was New York and the Millrose Games, as graduate student Molly Seidel aimed to compete in the 3,000-meter run and record a top-16 time in the country to put her in position to compete at the NCAA championship. However, Seidel slipped on the ice Saturday and hurt her ankle and was not able to compete. Sparks said the team did not want to risk Seidel’s health and that the graduate student will wait for another opportunity to compete in the event.
“With Molly, we decided to err on the side of caution and not run her,” Sparks said. “Hopefully [her injury] will only last a couple days, so that she can get ready for the postseason in a couple of weeks.”
So it looks like it came from slipping on the ice in New York (why it was referenced on ESPN?ACCN)....too bad.
I conflated the January story with the ACC championship story. Thanks for unconfusing me.
Part of Anna's pressure on the 3K where she had to set her own pace was she still needed a qualifying to time so she could compete in the 3K in nationals. The ACC championship time didn't qualify so she burned herself and had no kick in the end for the race losing in the final lap Molly only raced once in indoor winning the mile on January 21 (link below) running with Anna. Obviously the injury kept her from getting a 3k or 5k qualifying time. I really hope she is available for the outdoor season.