The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby kp9ssa » May 5th, 2009, 2:35 pm

its terrible because it has prevented teams from going to nationals and at the PA states, the school that won 33rd place had one event in the top 10 and it was pentathlon.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 5th, 2009, 3:00 pm

Well, that's not really that bad, it's not like it affected the teams that moved on. However, in Ohio, Magsig got 33rd in Pentathlon and because of it missed nats.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby bookshavebrains x] » May 5th, 2009, 4:33 pm

lmao pentathlon is pretty okay :p
if we all suck at it , then someone would be the best of the worst :D :lol:

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby erp » May 5th, 2009, 4:34 pm

What exactly is it? I've never heard of it. :shock:
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby croman74 » May 5th, 2009, 4:37 pm

It's an event with 4 kids where each kid does an academic and physical activity, then they do one big team physical and academic activity.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby rock thrower » May 6th, 2009, 4:52 am

It's an event with 4 kids where each kid does an academic and physical activity, then they do one big team physical and academic activity.
Actually the rules say that "team members will participate individually in 4 sets of physical and academic challenges". I think this is where Ohio was screwed up. They had every team member do all 4 stations before they did the overall team tasks. This made everything take 4 times as long and got all of the schedules behind. This was completely different than all of the regionals, invitationals, and everywhere else I have heard of. I don't think this was what was intended in the rules but this was how it was interpreted by the event supervisor. Maybe it's bad rules, maybe a bad supervisor, either way it needs clarified so teams can prepare appropriately.

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 6th, 2009, 1:04 pm

That changes things somewhat, I guess, but it puts all the teams in the same boat. It just depends on how far back the schedule got pushed.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby kp9ssa » May 8th, 2009, 3:08 pm

Well, that's not really that bad, it's not like it affected the teams that moved on. However, in Ohio, Magsig got 33rd in Pentathlon and because of it missed nats.
a long time ago pentathlon kept school from going to nats
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » May 25th, 2009, 1:56 pm

yeah, c its things like this...

Magsic was 3rd in the Nation last year. Teams like that, who deserve to make it to nats, but dont because of Pentatholn are proof... K... screwing up in a study event, where u know u shuld of studied harder, is one thing, but in Pentatholan, where it culd b any physical challenge is just unfair in my mind....
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby fmtiger124 » May 25th, 2009, 2:01 pm

yeah, c its things like this...

Magsic was 3rd in the Nation last year. Teams like that, who deserve to make it to nats, but dont because of Pentatholn are proof... K... screwing up in a study event, where u know u shuld of studied harder, is one thing, but in Pentatholan, where it culd b any physical challenge is just unfair in my mind....
does anyone know what part of the event they screwed up on? if it was the study part then it's not the events fault the physical part then....pick more athletic people next time
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