Standard Lane Preferences
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Standard Lane Preferences are for track events run entirely in lanes and are used to assign preferred lanes. The standard lane preference screen has 10 columns where column one would be the fastest lane.
MM starts out with the standard lane preferences pre-set. For example, if you are seeding an 8 lane event, the fastest runner would go into lane 4, the 2nd fastest in lane 5, 3rd in 3, etc. The pre-set pattern is 4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8. If this is not what you want, you can easily and quickly change the pattern. Once the pattern is set, you do not have to concern yourself with it anymore. Note that in any given row, no number may be repeated and you may use any set of numbers from 0 to 10 in any row. If a row is highlighted in yellow, it is being used by at least one event. Click the default button to reset all lane preferences to the normal setting.
Enter the fastest lane in column 1, the second fastest lane in column 2, the third fastest lane in column 3, etc.
To change the preferences for any row, click any cell. Each row can contain numbers from 1 to 10 in any order, but the same number cannot be repeated in any row, as this would give two preferences to the same lane number. This flexibility gives you a variety of ways to assign lanes. For example, suppose you have inexperienced runners in the hurdles and have a nine lane track. You could set-up the event to allow only 5 runners per heat or section and then change the 5 lanes row above to 5-3-7-1-9. Each heat would have 5 runners spaced out in lanes 1-3-5-7-9.