Ribera wrote:The Gross example looks like the definition of madness. Pulled the same as the Bay Gift winner.
He should receive a heavy penalty in all O/35 races only.
Any gift penalty should be zero or at a stretch maybe tied back to prizemoney won. Treated like a small gift penalty.
Also his O35 mark may have been over inflated and had no parity to his Gift mark.
i understand the SAAL's thinking regarding big race wins, but in this example they've got it wrong.
Please tell me the U18 Bay winner & Restricted Bay winner will not also receive 3.75m pull in Gift mark.
We all accept mistakes so long as they are fixed. Time for the SAAL to review this rule quickly.
This is the thing, we don’t know. The email suggests all 120m winners will receive a category one meet penalty. But this did not apply to another 120m sash recipient from the Bay Sheffield carnival.
Eg: Olivia Hastings.
December 2018 - Wins the Under 18’s Junior Bay Sheffield off 10.50m in 14.44sec.
February 2019 – Wins the Open Women’s 120m at Camden off 9.00m.
March 2019 – Enters Flagstaff Hill Open Women’s, allocated 8.25m. Scratched.
March 2019 – Runs unplaced in her Women's Open heat at Fleurieu off 8.25m.
October 2019 – Runs 3rd off 12.75m at Sacred Heart.
Both Hastings (U/18) and Gross (O/35) won an age restricted 120m race at the Bay. Hastings goes up 4.50m and Gross went back 3.75m.