SUMMARY: Dang Steeplechase.
I thought for a moment that Tika had completed her Tournament Master Gold this weekend, but noooo-- she needs one more Steeplechase for that. Faugh! We cannot run a clean steeplechase to save our lives. We also have earned only one Steeplechase Q in the last year and a half. For us, it's not the TIME; she's plenty fast enough as the following table shows. It's just that, when she's between 0 and 5 seconds under time, we earn a 5-point fault, which (scoring on time plus faults) puts us out of the running; when she is more than 5 seconds under time so that we actually have room for a 5-point fault, she earns 10 faults. And, gadzooks, the couple of times that we haven't earned faults--we run past a thing or two, wasting enough time to put us over time!
We are so bloody consistent in our failure strategy! I wish I could be so consistent n a SUCCESS strategy!
Here it is in ugly black and white since September 2006. I say again, faugh!
|n||41.76||38.42||-3.34||ran beyond Afr and past a tunnel (lots of wasted time)||29.84|
|n||39.98||39.04||-0.94||bobbled BOTH weave entries||30.1|
|Q||39.68||40.43||0.75||bobbled one weave entry||31.64|
|n||34.51||35.66||1.15||5||bar and pulled her past a jump (wasted time)||27.59|
|n||28.86||35.2||6.34||10||hit broad & bar||26.94|