My athlete had a fast time in their event. In the listed results, their name is listed below much slower athletes. Why?
The results list heat winners first, followed by the next fastest times. If your athlete did not win the heat, their name will appear after the event’s heat winners.
Why are my athletes/teams in the same heat of the next round?
The normal seeding in the first (preliminaries) round is to not have athletes/teams from the same school in the same heat.
However… AFTER the first round, the seeding is based on place and time. Assuming there are three heats for the next round, this means the heat winners are distributed in a 1-2-3-3-2-1-1-2-3-3-2-1-1-2-3… fashion, followed by the fastest (non-winning) qualifiers. If both of your teams win their heat, and the “A” team has the fastest time and the “B” team has the 12th or 13th fastest time, the teams will both be in heat one of the next round.