>>>Can't this be approximated by looking at the Qualifying Time Standards?
>>Ah, but the slowest 10th place time includes short course nationals that
>>have been held in all three regions of the country, and nationals that
>>are on the west coast have historically been the largest and fastest.
>Ah, thats why I used the word "approximated", also note the word "slowest"
>this means that the time standards are most likely a lower bound for
>the time. That means that the 10th place time is very likely to be
>FASTER than the time listed.
>The definition of the time standard is correct, I believe, although I
>did not get a chance to look at the entry form last night.
>I've been to busy compiling EMAIL Swim Meet results.
The definition of the time standards is correct - at least that's
what I put in the USMS Rule Book. Although it isn't the method used
for the 19-24 age group since they haven't been at nationals for
the requisite three years yet. I did e-mail the original poster
with the results from last years nationals for the events he was
concerned about (but I have since forgotten the times...).