Going back to track and field



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Track and field is a sport which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place. It is one of the oldest sports. In acient times, it is an event held in conjunction with festivals and sports meets such as the Olympic Games in Greece

The running events, which include sprints, middle and long-distance events, and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. There are also "combined events", such as heptathlon and decathlon, in which athletes compete in a number of the above events. Most track and field...

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The Rutgers track and field program received a boost Monday when it landed a commitment from 6-4, 190-pound Elizabeth (N.J.) senior Jaquan Mial, who will attend the school on a partial scholarship.

Mial, who was born in up-state New York, came in second at the meet of champions last June — ironically, to his teammate Dodley Thermitus (49-07.25) — in the triple jump with a 47-03.75.

Predicting where N.J.'s top football seniors will land

Hence, the Rutgers track and field program got involved and moved swiftly.

"Well, the coach from Rutgers (Mike Mulqueen) said he's very interested in me. And I went for an official visit and we talked about the scholarship and how he said that if I actually commit to Rutgers, then in the indoor season, if I actually jump, they can increase the amount that they give me," said Mial. "So I took the opportunity. I like how the community is over there, how they are all like a big family. It's like my high school experience. And...

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A question I hear frequently is “can I track form abandonment in Google Analytics?” The answer is yes, and I’ll explore the details in a moment, but you should first consider alternative solutions.

There are existing solutions (like ClickTale) that do this in a much more elegant manner, with reports dedicated specifically to form analytics. Think of it like the goal funnel visualization reports, but applied to forms.

However, if you don’t want to spend the money on an alternative solution, or you want to keep everything in one place (i.e., Google Analytics), I can help you.

Tracking forms with events

You can use event tracking to find out which fields of your form are being filled out, and which ones are causing people problems. To do this, you can fire an event whenever a user’s cursor exists a field of the form. The easiest way to do this is with a script like below:

Here’s what this script does: when the cursor leaves an input field...

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MALCOLM JENKINS looked even more professorial than usual after the Eagles' 24-15 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Jenkins adding black-framed glasses with woodgrain temples to an ensemble that included a maroon, nubby sweater.

What was Dr. Jenkins' thesis on how he and his defensive teammates held the NFL's highest-scoring offense to its lowest total of the season?

"When you face explosive offenses, you've got to keep them in front of you," said Jenkins, a safety who is the Eagles' defensive leader. "We understood this was a great offense. They've scored on pretty much everybody. We knew we'd have to eliminate those big plays for touchdowns. And when they do get into the red zone, we need to get stops and hold them to field goals. For the majority of the game, we did that."

It was Jenkins who said after last week's loss at the Giants that the Eagles needed to get back to safe, boring, winning football, and they did. The defense continued its homefield...

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