US Boys High School 1996 Outdoor Top Middle Distance Times
last update 8-2-98
Additional times can be found at the
High School Track & Cross Country Recruiting page
Where the times came from
Most of the people on the lists came from the results posted to
t-and-f, coach-net and xc-track. These are three excellent mailing
lists which I highly recommend. Unfortunately, not all the times
which would make the lists have been posted. I have checked web sites
and some subscriptions (t&fnews) for results BUT I KNOW I HAVE MISSED
SOME. So please, if you deserve to be on this list let me know
The list now uses "best times in high school" so if your best time
was in 1995 but you were still in high school in 1996 also let me
Running mailing lists
A note about Conversions: Jack Shepard's High School track
does some yards to metric conversions and suggests a multiplication facter
of .994194 from 440 yds to 400 meters. This is a the simple ratio which
does not take into consideration the "tiring" facter of the longer
mile and 2 mile distances. I have used a "purdy pt" conversion factor
going from miles to 1600m and 3200m. This makes the 1600m converted
times about .2 of a second (.4 in the 2 mile) faster than the simple ratio.
This actually varies from .17 secs to .33 as one goes from near world record
time to 6 minute pace. Now track and field news appears to use a simple
multiplication factor when converting from 1500 to 1600 (probably based
on world record times?), again the "tiring" factor should make this
a more complicated factor (like purdy pts.) . But for now I am using
this "magic" number 1.0666678to convert 1500 times to 1600 times.
(also 3k to 3200m times). I should probably use purdy pts, instead
of the magic number, but since I'm partial to 1.5k and 3k these
conversions to the 1600m and 3200m "look" better.
Please let me know if anyone has some more insight into these conversions.
*** times in tenths only have had ".1" added with a "?"
times with no tenths have been set at xx.8?
* before name means a Junior
** before name means a sophomore
*** before name means a Frosh