Pre Meet #1 in the World


September 11, 2013

For Immediate Release

 

 

PRE CLASSIC RANKS NO. 1 IN THE WORLD

 

Eugene—This year's Prefontaine Classic ranks as the No. 1 invitational track & field meet in the world for 2013 according to All-Athletics.com, the official data services provider of the IAAF Diamond League. The Pre Classic on May 31/June 1 led perennial powerhouses Weltklasse in Zurich and Memorial Van Damme in Brussels to claim the top spot among 650 invitationals worldwide for the first time in meet's 39-year history.

Blessed by excellent weather and best-ever fields, the 2013 Pre Classic, a member of the exclusive IAAF Diamond League series of meets, produced performances and statistics to delight any track fan:

 

  • 5 Meet Records, 11 world-leading marks, an American Junior Record (Mary Cain in the 800m), and 2 National Records (Hansle Parchment of Jamaica in the 110m Hurdles; Derek Drouin of Canada in the High Jump)
  • 55 athletes who competed in the Eugene IAAF Diamond League/Prefontaine Classic went on to win 65 medals in the Moscow World Championships.
  • Pre's All-Athletics.com score of 95,034 is the highest total of any meet in the world since 2001.
  • Averaging the meet's rankings over the past 3 years (2nd, 3rd, & 1st), the Prefontaine Classic is the highest rated meet in the world over that time span.

 

All-Athletics.com Rankings 2013

 

1.

Eugene Prefontaine Classic

USA

31.05-01.06

95034

2.

Zürich Weltklasse

SUI

28-29.08

94677

3.

Bruxelles Memorial Van Damme

BEL

06.09

94259

4.

London Sainsbury's Anniversary Games

GBR

26-27.07

94036

5.

Monaco Herculis

MON

19.07

93474

6.

Paris Meeting AREVA

FRA

06.07

92808

7.

Doha IAAF Diamond League Meeting

QAT

10.05

92709

8.

Roma Golden Gala

ITA

06.06

92624

9.

Lausanne Athletissima

SUI

04.07

92576

10.

Shanghai IAAF Diamond League Meeting

CHN

18.05

91841

 

 

 

About the Pre Classic: The Prefontaine Classic is the longest-running invitational track & field meet in the United States. Named after distance legend Steve Prefontaine, it was begun in 1975 by the Oregon Track Club and has been sponsored continuously by Nike since 1984. Nike's 30-years of title sponsorship is thought to be among the longest by any company for an individual U.S. sporting event. Next year's Prefontaine Classic will be held on May 30/May 31 at Hayward Field in Eugene, and will again be part of the IAAF Diamond League circuit.


LL-ATHLETICS.COM COMPETITION RANKINGS RULES - INVITATIONAL/ONE-DAY COMPETITIONS

Invitational/One-day competitions are those competitions which are organized with only a selected number of events and/or are based on inviting the athletes, like IAAF Diamond League meetings, IAAF World Challenge meetings, Area and National permit meetings, other one-day competitions, etc. They are mostly organized in one day, but in some cases they may be organized in two days.

Basic Rules

When calculating the Competition Score the following factors are considered:

  1. Result Score: The actual results achieved in the competition
  2. Participation Score: The level of the participating athletes
  3. WR Bonus: World Records achieved in the competition

Competition Score = Competition Result Score + Competition Participation Score + WR Bonus

1. Competition Result Score

1.1. Calculating the Competition Result Score

  1. The 12 best Events (see 1.2.) plus the 12 best remaining results (see 1.3.), i.e. a total of 72 results, are calculated to get the Result Score of the competition .

1.2. Calculating the 12 best Events:

  1. The 5 best results in all the Events are added up to get the Event's Result Score.
  2. From all the Events which meet the above requirement, the 12 best Events are included for the calculation.
  3. In the 12 best Events only Finals are considered. Heats, Quarterfinals, Semifinals or Qualifications are not included in this calculation.

1.3. Remaining 12 results

  1. From all the results which are not included in the 5 best results of the 12 best Events, the 12 best remaining results are included.
  2. Results from Heats, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Qualifications are also considered when calculating the remaining 12 results.

1.4. Result Scores

  1. Results Scores are awarded for the results achieved by the athletes according to the latest edition of the relevant (i.e. indoor/outdoor) IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics (by Dr. Bojidar Spiriev). For disciplines which are not included in the latest editions of IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics, special Scoring Tables have been developed in full conformity with the IAAF versions.
  2. Results Scores are calculated with the Wind and Hand Timing Modification System for Track & Field events, as used in the All-Athletics.com World Rankings as well.

2. Competition Participation Score

2.1. Calculating the Competition Participation Score

  1. The sum of the 5 best Participation Scores of the athletes in each of the 12 best events (see 1.2.b) plus the further 12 best Participation Scores for athletes who are not included in the previous 60 (i.e. a total of maximum 72 Participation Scores).
  2. Participation Scores for each athlete are determined by the following achievements:
    • Position in the All-Athletics.com World Rankings - see point 2.2.
    • Top 3 placings in the latest World Championships or Olympic Games. - see point 2.3
    • Current World Record holder - see point 2.4.
  3. From the 2.2., 2.3. and 2.4. points the highest score is regarded as the Participation score for each athlete.
  4. Participation Scores are awarded for athletes who in fact took part in the competition. For athletes who are listed in the start list but did not start in the competition, no Participation Scores are given.

2.2. Position in the All-Athletics.com World Rankings

  1. A Participation Score is awarded for the athlete if he/she was ranked in the latest All-Athletics.com World Rankings, which were published at least 4 days prior to the start of the competition.
  2. Scores are given for the Overall or the Event Ranking position of the athletes, depending on which means the higher Participation score.
  3. Event Ranking positions are only considered in the same Event Group to which the event belongs, in which the athlete participated in the competition.

Table 1: World Rankings positions
Event Rankings
position
Overall Rankings
position
Participation Score
1.1.150 points
2.2.130 points
3.3.110 points
4.4.100 points
5.5.90 points
6.6.80 points
7.7.70 points
8.8.60 points
9.9.50 points
10.10.40 points
11-15.11-15.30 points
16-20.16-20.25 points
21-30.21-30.20 points
31-50.31-50.15 points
51-70.51-70.10 points
71-100.71-100.5 points

2.3 Top 3 placing (Podium finishes in the latest WCH or Olympic Games)

  1. In case the athlete achieved a Top 3 position in the latest World Championships or Olympic Games the following scores are given:
Table 2: Scores for podium finishes
World Championships
Olympic Games
Participation
Score
1st place120 points
2nd place70 points
3rd place40 points

2.4. World Record Holder

  1. If the athlete is the current World Record holder, 120 points are given for the athlete as Participation Score.

3. WR Bonus

  1. For each WR achieved in a competition, a WR Bonus Score is given.
  2. This WR Bonus is added to the sum of the Result Score and the Participation Score of the competition.
  3. The WR Bonus scores are as follows:
Table 3: WR Bonus scores
Achieved recordScores given
New WR120 points
Eq WR60 points
WR Split time30 points
Eq WR Split time15 points








 

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