As you see this was inspired by the tweet from one of the great minds of our sport.
There is definitely some legitimacy to the tweet.
There was a significant difference in the NXR South course than with the state meet course. Several factors could have played into the significant difference in the times. The weather conditions at the times of the day when certain races were conducted could have an affect.
The variations of the courses could be factors as well as the conditions of the courses. Bear Branch Park did have some muddy spots that could make footing an issue when considering athlete's groove and paces could have been interrupted.
Whatever your opinions are on things, we'll let you be the judge of that.
However, what can't be denied are the numbers.
Of the several hundred plus athletes who on the list, there was only one male and four girls ran faster at NXR South than at the state meet.
The difference is still much bigger than that. The numbers show that the fastest time at state was over a minute faster than the fastest time.
The average, median, as well as the slowest times all had significant differences. All of them were over a minute faster at the state meet course than at NXR South.
The difference in the girls times were just as significant. The slowest girls time at the state meet was over a minute faster than the slowest time at NXR South. The same with the fastest times. The fastest girls time at state was 16:38.30 and the fastest girls time at NXR South was 17:39.30, a full 1:01 difference.
Check out the two tables below and see the difference of the times at both courses from each athlete that participated in both meets this season.