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Unread postby souleman » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:39 pm

Thanks John. Mike

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Unread postby 26mi235 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:20 pm

vaultmd wrote:One interesting (and irritating) thing that I think you've noticed is that there are meets where the competition is in imperial units but then 11'6" gets reported the next day as something like 11'5 and some fraction. I find that kids coming from HS are not very familiar with metric, but a couple of years in college starts to get most of them comfortable. On complication, particularly for women, is that bar extensions (downward) seem to always be calibrated in feet, not in metric, which complicates the adjsutments to the values listed on the standards.

I think this occurs because the result (at least in NCAA and USATF meets) has to be reported in metric units. If an imperial height is between two metric heights, then the result gets rounded down to the lower of the two metric heights. Then when it gets converted back for the newspaper the next day, if the metric result is between two imperial increments, it can get rounded down again.


You should try to always have the meets have the official height in metric and then post the Imperial version for people's information. That way you do not lose credit for a height. This is especially important for PRs and qualifying. Fortunately, the 10 cm ~ 4 inches and 30+ cm ~ 1 foot are useful relationships that you can use to go up or down from one or two marks that you try to hard-wire (for instance, if you are a 16-foot vaulter, basing heights off of 5 meters -- 16' 4.75") allows you to quickly assess what the height is in Imperial.

As an official, I find that it is easiest to just go the one direction. There are so many things going on in the vault, especially with a large field and usually not having many assistants, that anything that makes it more controlled is really desireable (and safer). In my experience, the vault is the hardest event to officiate, although there are a number that I have not done.
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Unread postby osjb44 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:20 pm

at least now I don't have to keep going to ask jeeves to get conversions
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I am posting to bring this one back up the list one of most helpful post on the forum thanks PV JUNKIE

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Unread postby pelle3 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:45 pm

http://usatf.org/statistics/calculators ... nversions/

(Every increment:s exact conversion from imperial to metric, and the reverse).

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:36 pm

pelle3 wrote:http://usatf.org/statistics/calculators/markConversions/

(Every increment:s exact conversion from imperial to metric, and the reverse).


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I will use this every week this summer when I am typing up results from the all-comers meet.

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Unread postby TOMAS » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:52 am

I think the IAAF or other organizations must do something with this! It would be only one Metric ,all countries are using meters , only USA have this stupid metric !

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Unread postby theczar » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:57 am

we like being different :)

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Unread postby TOMAS » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:59 am

but this difrent make problem to easy comunicating , for example you telling my that you are jumping 16-8 or something like that and I don't know how high is that first I must check it in table or calculator !

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Unread postby tigervaulter727 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:11 pm

just a tip, but if you want to know for someone else's results or something you can just type it in your internet search bar "___ meters to feet" and it will convert it for you! :D

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Unread postby HHSPVCoach » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:55 am

And lets not forget about those standards settings! I actually have this as an excel spreadsheet or a pdf file if anyone wants a copy, just email me. Sorry for the poor formatting here, all i did was a copy and paste.

Coach Phil

cm in.
40 15.7
41 16.1
42 16.5
43 16.9
44 17.3
45 17.7
46 18.1
47 18.5
48 18.9
49 19.3
50 19.7
51 20.1
52 20.5
53 20.9
54 21.3
55 21.7
56 22.0
57 22.4
58 22.8
59 23.2
60 23.6
61 24.0
62 24.4
63 24.8
64 25.2
65 25.6
66 26.0
67 26.4
68 26.8
69 27.2
70 27.6
71 28.0
72 28.3
73 28.7
74 29.1
75 29.5
76 29.9
77 30.3
78 30.7
79 31.1
80 31.5

in. cm
15.5 39.4
16 40.6
17 43.2
18 45.7
19 48.3
20 50.8
21 53.3
22 55.9
23 58.4
24 61.0
25 63.5
26 66.0
27 68.6
28 71.1
29 73.7
30 76.2
31 78.7
31.5 80.0

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Unread postby dafox » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:03 am

Here's a function to convert meters into feet and inches.
Paste this into Excel cell B1:

Code: Select all

=TRUNC(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft"),0)&"' "&MROUND((ROUND(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft")-TRUNC(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft"),0),2))*12,1/4)&""""

This assumes metric mark (in meters) is in A1. Pasting that into B1 will format 4.90 as: 16' 0.75"
All inches are converted to 1/4" increments.


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