No matter how many times I watch track & field now, I can't get used to field event MEASUREMENTS IN METERS!! It is so much more meaningful in FEET/INCHES. A high jump of 7'10" sounds much more impressive.
What do you think? Does anyone in the US actually prefer metrics or at least getting used to it?
WHEN I COACH MY ATHLETES IN THE SPRING FOR THE PENTATHLON , I ALWAYS HAVE WISHED THAT EVERYTHING IS DONE IN FEET AND INCHES . THE CONVERSION BOOK TO DETERMINE PERFORMANCE POINT VALUES SHOULD REFLECT THE TRADITIONAL MEASUREMENTS WE GREW UP WITH. COACH MARTY LASKIN- PLAINEDGE AND TOWNSEND HARRIS H.S.