Lane or Position Placement
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Click Events from the Main Menu Bar and click Add or Edit Event.
Once heats, sections, or flights have been assigned, then the placement of athletes or relays in lanes or positions must be determined.
Field Events Choices
Position assignments within flights have the five choices listed above. All athletes with no entry marks will be placed at the beginning of the flight if Worst to Best is chosen, and at the end of the flight if Best to Worst is chosen. By choosing Random, all position placements will be random.
Running Event Position Assignment Choices
This is the most difficult and complex part of seeding track events because there are so many ways to assign lanes or, in the case of distance events, assign positions or alleys.
MM assumes the following rules:
Standard Lanes and Custom Lanes
Note the following about standard lanes and custom lanes:
There are four randomization rules , one of which must be applied to each of the following 3 types of events:
Types of Events
The Four Randomization Rules
A - No randomization
B - Randomize all lanes
C - Randomize half and half
D - Randomize in pairs
To clearly understand this part, assume a heat has 8 athletes assigned to it and the lane preference pattern is fastest in lane 4, 2nd fastest in lane 5, 3rd fastest in lane 3, 4th in 6, 5th in 2, 6th in 7, 7th in 1, and 8th in 8 (4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8). If the randomizing rule for the round is no randomization (rule A), then there is no change to the lane assignments. However, if all lanes are to be randomized (rule B), then the lane preferences are of no consequence in the given round and all athletes in lanes 1 to 8 will be mixed within lanes 1 to 8. If the rules call for randomizing the fastest 4 athletes and then the next fastest 4 as two distinct groups (rule C), then the four athletes in lanes 3-4-5-6 will be mixed randomly within lanes 3 to 6, and the four athletes in lanes 1-2-7-8 will be mixed randomly within lanes 1-2-7-8. If the rules call for randomizing the 8 athletes in pairs (rule D), then lanes 4-5 will be mixed, 3-6 will be mixed, 2-7 will be mixed, and 1-8 will be mixed.
Random Position Placement
Random position assignments can be used for any track event of 600 meters or more and all relays of over 3200 meters. It means to mix all athletes within a heat or section and to place them randomly in positions.
Also known as the "arc start", athletes and relays are assigned positions based on a position preference list set-up in the Seeding Preferences Section of the Set-up Menu.