These rankings and times are based on the statistical individual rankings that have been published on this site for five years. Read about this ranking system to help you understand it. It is a fun and easy way to track and objectively rank a large number of athletes. The actual county championship results may not look anything like this, but the system tends to be reasonably accurate when it comes to statistical models predicting human performance.
The most important thing here is where the runners are ranked relative to one another. The system is not necessarily designed to predict times for a specific meet, but since the point system is based on time (1 second = 2 points), it is possible to predict times. All of the times can collectively be shifted up or down based on course difficulty and conditions, but runners will always be separated by the same amount of time. The history of finish times at the Gaithersburg county course were considered when setting the times.
Girls Teams with 5 or more ranked runners:
Quince Orchard 196
Boys Teams with 5 or more ranked runners:
Walter Johnson 77
Richard Montgomery 190
Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:12:25 PM
Hey, what times do the races start and when is it all over?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 03:07:08 PM
Roughly put, this data seems to suggest the order would be
Although of course this is only with the limited ranking and a bit of guesswork with the latter runners that are not in the top 50 or so and yes, it could be completley wrong.