Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Yes/No: Saint or UnSaint at 1500-meters?

Minnesota collegiate teams are making their final adjustments this week before running in conference meets next weekend. The MIAC squads, as well as a few other area schools, will mostly be running their last tune-up at either the Meet of Saints or the Meet of the UnSaintly. The two meets will be hosted by St. Olaf and Hamline respectively. Both meets occur on Saturday, although Hamline will feature some field events on Friday.

We will try to compare the two meets with our question about the winning time in the 1500-meters. Let us know what you think with this question...

Yes/No: Will the winner of the men's 1500 meters at the Meet of Saints run faster than the winner of the men's 1500 meters at the Meet of the UnSaintly?

The Meet of Saints generally features St. Olaf, St. Thomas and St. Johns battling it out. The Meet of the UnSaintly lists these possible participants: Hamline, Augsburg, Bethel, Carleton, Concordia-St. Paul, Gustavus, Macalester, St. Kates, St. Thomas, St. Scholastica, UofM, UMD, UM-Mankato, UM-Moorhead.

Entries into the Meet of the UnSaintly indicate Matt Schafer with the fastest seed time - 3:56.21. Schafer is followed by Ian Campbell of Hamline at 4:01.50.

Apple Raceberry Jam maintains an honor roll for the MIAC outdoor season. The 1500 list can give some idea of which meet will host the stronger field of middle distance runners this year.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 11:30 A.M. CST, Saturday, May 7th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will offer a bonus for participants making their 2011 debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for anyone who has not played yet this year.

My answer: Yes

Last week's question was: Will six or more meet records be tied or broken at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday? The correct answer was yes. There were seven new meet records this year. Rachel Karel is now alone in first place with ten points.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

The answer was no. Ian Campbell ran the fastest 1500 of the day at the Meet of the UnSaintly. Campbell, from Hamline, ran 3:54.82 on his home track.