Frequently Asked Questions

What is a deep list?

Track performances from all high school track meets in Montana are compiled. All performances that meet or exceed the cutoff standards are added to the deep list. Performances that are not on the list can be emailed directly to our lead volunteer Jeff at and/or Brad Benjamin at

The goal of the deep list is to contain the top performances for each event for each year. We'd like to have at least the top 6 in each class, and all performances that meet or exceed state qualifying standards. These deep lists are used as motivation for many athletes in Montana but are also used by many college coaches for recruiting purposes.

Why are the times rounded?

The correct way to record times is to round all hand times up to the nearest tenth. For example if two sprinters run 11.01 and 11.09 they both should receive the time 11.1. Often times officials do not understand this rule and so they will include times with hundredths in the newspaper.

If automatic timing is used I will include the hundredths in the results. I have also added a .24 hand time conversion. This is the accepted value of how long it takes a timer to see the smoke of the gun and actually push the button on the stopwatch.

What happened to the message board?

It wasn't getting very much use and I constantly had to add updates because of hacking attempts. The main purpose is now corrections, and you can email us for those.

How often do you update the deep lists?

I try to update the deep lists each Sunday. If a performance has missed two Sunday updates I have probably missed the performance. Email the missing performance to me and I will try to get it added.

How do I submit performances for inclusion on the deep lists?

Email missing performances to our lead volunteer Jeff at and/or Brad Benjamin at As long as the performances occurred during a scored meet I will add them to the lists. It's helpful to have a link to Athletic Net page.

How are state records set?

State records must be set in the actual state meet. This insures that all times and measures are accurate and that wind is not a factor.

Do you have the schedule for the state/divisional/district meet?

Schedules for the state meet can be found at the MHSA website. Schedules for the other meets must be obtained from team coaches or athletic directors. You can also post questions to the

How can I support

Share the web address with all track athletes, fans, and coaches that you know. Talk to other fans at track meets and make sure you mention the site. Last spring we had nearly 1000 people access the website during one day.

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