Noah Jamison, junior, Obama Academy of Pittsburgh Public Schools has two events at the PIAA AA Meet at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. This posting helps to explain where he is seeded going into the meet.
To get to states, swimmers can earn an an automatic invite by placing high in their respective district meets. The WPIAL Championships, District 7, is Noah’s as the Obama Academy joined the WPIAL some 6 or so years ago.
Or, swimmers can earn an invite to the PIAA meet with a fast qualifying time until all the other spots are filled, an “at-large bid” so to speak.
To figure out the seeded position, one must blend the two pathways.
Screen-shots of the psych sheets are presented below. Click image for a larger view. Also posted at PA Swimming.com.
Noah is with the 16th fastest time entered in the meet, 2:01.22.
Noah is with the 8th fastest time entered in the meet.
Seeded 16th in the 200 IM and 8th in the 500 free.
In the PIAA Meets, both AA and AAA, everyone gets to swim in the prelims. Then the fastest 8 times get to advance to the championship finals and the places 9 to 16 get to advance to the consolation finals. The championship and consolation finals races are in the night on the same day as the prelims. Only those in championship finals, from first to eighth at the end of the prelims can finish in the spots 1 to 8. Those who finish in morning session in places 9 to 16 get to race for final positions from 9th to 16th.
The 200 IM is on the first day of the meet, Friday. The 500 free is on the second day of the meet, Saturday.
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