Unfair HS Sectional Meet

Unfair HS Sectional Meet

Post by Wolfh » Wed, 26 Feb 1997 04:00:00


I compete in section 3 of New York State and am on a class B high school
team.  I think the way the meet is set up is totally unfair to B schools.
The B championships are on the first day  of the meet and I won the 50
free with a time of 21.95 which is good enough to make the state meet
qualifying cut.  Unfortunately I didn't qualify for states because I got
this time during my finals instead of the A finals.  I was seated first
going into the A finals the next day but I didn't swim as well and got a
22.63 and 8th place.  The winning time was a 22.04.  I had the fastest
time of the entire meet, but did not make states.
I think that B schools deserve the same opportunities as the A schools.
Our championship meet should be the same as theirs.  We don't get
recognized on the blocks for winning in our meet-they don't even play the
national anthem for our meet.
I feel that this meet is unfair.  I think that I deserve a chance to swim
at the state meet.  I made the bonus time, broke the section 3 B record
and had the fastest time of the meet.  Too bad I did it during my
championship meet and not the other schools'.

Jamie Wolfer

 
 
 

Unfair HS Sectional Meet

Post by Jim » Wed, 26 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I compete in section 3 of New York State and am on a class B high school
> team.  I think the way the meet is set up is totally unfair to B schools.
> The B championships are on the first day  of the meet and I won the 50
> free with a time of 21.95 which is good enough to make the state meet
> qualifying cut.  Unfortunately I didn't qualify for states because I got
> this time during my finals instead of the A finals.  I was seated first
> going into the A finals the next day but I didn't swim as well and got a
> 22.63 and 8th place.  The winning time was a 22.04.  I had the fastest
> time of the entire meet, but did not make states.
> I think that B schools deserve the same opportunities as the A schools.
> Our championship meet should be the same as theirs.  We don't get
> recognized on the blocks for winning in our meet-they don't even play the
> national anthem for our meet.
> I feel that this meet is unfair.  I think that I deserve a chance to swim
> at the state meet.  I made the bonus time, broke the section 3 B record
> and had the fastest time of the meet.  Too bad I did it during my
> championship meet and not the other schools'.

> Jamie Wolfer


Hi Jamie.  Great times - congratualtions!  I'm sorry to hear that you
feel that you are being treated unfairly.  Life, unfortunately, isn't
always fair.   I challenge you to overcome this and swim even better in
college.   Real champions overcome obstacles and I'm sure you will
overcome this one.  Best of luck to you.

Jim