District Meets

District meets means different things to different teams. But there's no taking an end run around these things. The road to state always goes through the district qualifier. Photo by Blake Wood.

For teams in some districts, advancement to state is a given. Three teams, three slots, run a race and advance. It's probably a little difficult to get a lot amped up for your district meet in that case.

Several other teams, Los Alamos, Albuquerque Academy, Cleveland, Laguna-Acoma, and several more among them, figure as can't-miss kind of advancers out of the regional race. In these cases, you're likely resting anyone who is of remotely questionable health and trying simply not to do anything you'd regret later in your regional race. Or it could be treated as a sharpening race where you go out fairly hard--not because you fear not advancing, but because you fear getting sloppy at precisely the wrong point in the season.

And there will be many more teams knowing exactly where the bubble is and what their position is with respect to the bubble. Have an off race, and your season is promptly over. Have a great run and you get to do it again with all the pomp and ceremony at Rio Rancho High School next Saturday.

MileSplit New Mexico will be posting district meet results as they come in. Meet directors and coaches are invited and encouraged to pass those results along as they become available. Without any competing results coming in from other states, results from Friday's and Saturday's district meet should process and post very quickly.

All the best to all competing this weekend, and especially to those right in the thick of the fight to continue their season that one extra magical week!