The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby Phenylethylamine » June 1st, 2009, 1:33 pm

Well, Mystery Architecture was only around for one year this time around... I don't think that only being around for one year is enough reason for them to keep an event.

Oh, and your sig, the pessimism bit, is amazing- we have this running joke on our team about one of the members two years ago who has "magic pessimism". At Nats in '07, there were two events that he said he failed- he predicted 40th-60th in both of them- and he got 1st in one and 5th or something in the other.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby gneissisnice » June 1st, 2009, 2:33 pm

hehe.
He actually predicts last in Disease at every competition. It's either "Oh, we failed, it was hard", or "Oh, it was too easy, everyone probably did better".
Then he got 1st in 9th grade, and 3rd this year.
Sadly, his predicition of 40-60 in herpetology was correct (47) :(
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby kp9ssa » June 14th, 2009, 3:32 pm

at states i said i failed this 1 test, and i won 3rd place
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4th- Dynamic Planet
2nd- Water Quality
2nd- Write it Do it

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby 49ers » June 19th, 2009, 4:50 pm

At the PA states, the conditions were horrid!!!! Another reason Pentathlon is bad??? You can't always count on Nature to agree with the event when its outdoors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :!: :!:
It wasn't that bad, it was only drizzling. I found it funny that by the last period it was sunny.
yeah well, it was kinda slick... and all of the equipment was soggy or fogged up or something of the kind
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Postby gyourkoshaven » June 20th, 2009, 10:27 am

At the PA states, the conditions were horrid!!!! Another reason Pentathlon is bad??? You can't always count on Nature to agree with the event when its outdoors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :!: :!:
It wasn't that bad, it was only drizzling. I found it funny that by the last period it was sunny.
yeah well, it was kinda slick... and all of the equipment was soggy or fogged up or something of the kind
Yeah, thankfully my team had the last time slot. :lol: I actually didn't think the grass was that bad when my teammate and I walked by in the morning. I guess the only part it really mattered for were the four-person skis and the broom activities. Quite a shame that they're actually continuing this event.
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Postby 49ers » June 20th, 2009, 11:03 am

I agree in the entirity!!! Our team bombed this event and I believe without this event, we would have finished 8th overall at states!!1
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby kp9ssa » June 21st, 2009, 4:15 pm

ya pentathlon was 1 of my schools wrst events
States

1st- Anatomy
4th- Dynamic Planet
2nd- Water Quality
2nd- Write it Do it

Team Overall: 1st

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Postby 49ers » June 22nd, 2009, 5:36 pm

It was actually our school's second or third worst event!!!
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Postby karatekid44 » June 22nd, 2009, 5:39 pm

yeah pentatholon really did bring us down it made a huge difference we could have made eigth overall in states!
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby 49ers » June 22nd, 2009, 5:40 pm

yeah pentatholon really did bring us down it made a huge difference we could have made eigth overall in states!
I just stated that in my well, couple of posts before here
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