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(News-Record)   Prankster moves trail markers at girls' cross-country race. Hilarity ensues   ( divider line
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2004-10-23 06:57:53 PM  
Im sorry, but i find it hilarious, its not like they were in a jungle in africa.
2004-10-23 07:07:24 PM  
Did someone say something about clever pygmies?
2004-10-23 07:15:59 PM  
Five years from now, it might be funny.

It's funny on Fark right now.
2004-10-23 07:18:03 PM  
Alright, these nascar inventing farkers need to lighten up.

That was funny as hell, and had I been a runner I probably would have been pissed at the time - but nobody got hurt so ease up. The dude is probably embarrassed as hell that he caused a rematch AND the coach to resign.
2004-10-23 07:43:03 PM  
Wasn't that a scene in the movie Meatballs?
2004-10-23 09:14:57 PM  
Funnnnnny .
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2004-10-23 09:27:08 PM  
Imagine girls lost in the woods

Some of my finest fantasies begin that way.
2004-10-23 09:29:31 PM  
Scorer Charlie Brown of Southwest Guilford hopped in a golf cart and drove the course in reverse, only to find a number of girls lost in the woods.

I cant stop laughing at this guys name...Its the whole "Lucy yanking the football routine" at a cross country meet.
2004-10-23 09:30:19 PM  
See what happens when you move the trail markers?

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2004-10-23 09:36:37 PM  
5 years? It's funny now.

Of course the kid who did this screwed up. He got caught.
2004-10-23 09:38:02 PM  
THAT is FUNNY right NOW!
2004-10-23 09:39:09 PM  
Oh man, if I laughed any harder.............15 years out of high screwl and I still find that hilarious.
2004-10-23 09:41:02 PM  
"He might have gotten away with it had it not been for another runner at the Piedmont Triad 3-A conference meet.

It's always those meddling kids.
2004-10-23 09:41:12 PM  
In five years nobody will remember just how FREAKING FUNNY this story is right now.

Hey, isn't it called "cross country" and not "blindly following a well marked path bordered with yellow plastic stripes"?
2004-10-23 09:43:43 PM  
I say we offer that guy a free totalfark account, just because thats the spirit of fark right there in prank form.
2004-10-23 09:43:46 PM  
Subtitle: Adam is Jealous: Learns that Girls in Morehead of Eden spend more time huffing and puffing and trying to achieve a winning finish the Eve ever did
2004-10-23 09:44:37 PM  
No, funny was later on in the locker room when the still-lost racing spikes somehow ran all over the face of the kid that did it.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2004-10-23 09:45:05 PM  
isn't it called "cross country" and not "blindly following a well marked path bordered with yellow plastic stripes"?

I hiked in a forest that was also being used for a race and there was tape all over the place, pink strands scattered along the path for guidance and yellow barriers at forks to block the wrong route. No lost girls in need of comforting, alas.
2004-10-23 09:45:13 PM  
Five years from now, it might be funny. Right now, to a lot of people, it's not.

It looks like someone is being a Stiffly Stifferson!

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2004-10-23 09:46:33 PM  
(1) 20" LCD monitor & keyboard to Pennsylvania courtesy of Morehead HS. That is all.

//seriously, that is the funny as hell.
2004-10-23 09:47:41 PM  
"Imagine girls lost in the woods"
"Some of my finest fantasies begin that way."

Except that I'm imagining it was a bunch of jogging fatties.
2004-10-23 09:48:42 PM  
who gives a shiat? this is the most boring article I've ever read, wow thats awesome a track meet was delayed, omg.
2004-10-23 09:49:37 PM  
btw I'd never use "shiat" its a filter I said shiat
2004-10-23 09:49:56 PM  
I think he could have topped it by redirecting the trail back to his house.
2004-10-23 09:51:14 PM  
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Haa haa Didn't fool us Sucka fools. We gots a Bus schedule right here..

/ Still on # 23 waitng to get the finish line..
2004-10-23 09:53:54 PM  
when I was in high school the girls on the track team weren't fat, they weren't all that cute, but they weren't fat.
2004-10-23 09:54:07 PM  

Kudos to the prankster!
2004-10-23 09:54:33 PM  
"It just caused a lot of people a lot of difficulty and hardship, and we apologize for it," Harder said. "The kid is a nice kid. He just made a mistake. Sometimes kids disappoint you."

Hardship? Hardship? A bunch of girls running around in circles in the woods as part of a silly prank involving athletes ain't exactly a hardship. Why not call it a genocide or an apocalype while you're at it?
2004-10-23 09:54:34 PM  
The movie you are all thinking of is Troop Beverly Hills.
2004-10-23 09:55:46 PM  
The parents need to lighten up. Gee, so their little planned run around in the woods got screwed up and they have to redo it.


Why is everyone's panties in a bunch? (heh:)

Schools/parents take the sports stuff WAY to serriously...
2004-10-23 09:56:57 PM  

2004-10-23 09:47:41 PM Chibisuke

"Imagine girls lost in the woods"
"Some of my finest fantasies begin that way."

Except that I'm imagining it was a bunch of jogging fatties.

Maybe. But you don't usually get on track and cross country by being a fatty.
2004-10-23 09:57:34 PM  
How in the world did they get LOST? Once they got to the end of the markers, wouldn't it have made more sense to just....turn around, and follow them BACK?
2004-10-23 09:58:00 PM  
"It got to be 20 minutes, 25 minutes, close to 30 minutes, and nobody was coming."

That's how you know when it's time for Viagra.
2004-10-23 09:58:26 PM  
btw I'd never use "shiat" its a filter I said shiat

No shiat.
2004-10-23 09:58:40 PM  
I can see runners and parents being pissed because it was sort of an important race in the conference. But this is probably the funniest prank ever for everyone who isnt a runner coach or parent. This is a brilliant prank with a funny outcome that everyone is boohooing over. you got lost in the woods running for an extra 15, 20 minutes tops. Big farking deal. This is not something to resign over, coach.
2004-10-23 09:59:54 PM  
2004-10-23 10:01:27 PM  
I've done something similar...

I ran Cross Country back in my High School days, and was one of the best in the area. At an invitational meet with what sounds like a similar set-up runing through the woods on trails, I led the entire pack the wrong way, except I did it by leading the race. I just made a left, where I knew I should go straight, and cut almost a full mile off of the race. All but 15 competitors followed me, and the results stood. I got my first ever invitational victory, because I didn't feel like going the whole way, and was fast enough to be at the front at the critical juncture.
2004-10-23 10:01:35 PM  
2004-10-23 10:03:57 PM  
man. who are the narc girls who turned the poor guy in? it's funny. lighten up.
2004-10-23 10:04:15 PM  
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This man is envyous.
2004-10-23 10:05:08 PM  
Is cross country a sport?

//The funniest thing in HS to say to the XCountry Coach.
//Still pretty funny to ask a xcountry runner.
2004-10-23 10:06:29 PM  

Those times the coach was quoting was for a 5km course over terrain, A 20 minute finisher would have to average 6:30 minute mile times, better than your average high school kid by far, and definitely no fat kid is going to pull that off, even on a track. Some of the elite men's CC runners pull sub 15 minute 5K's, which is just sick IMHO.

/Fat kid
//Did run a sub 10 minute mile back in HS
///Still pissed at coach for making me do it
////No, I'm not bitter
2004-10-23 10:10:39 PM  
I can see the definite funniness in this - but then again I grew up in the country and did a lot of running around in the woods and trails.

You don't know fun until you're riding up and down 30ft limestone hills on a 10 speed:)
2004-10-23 10:14:48 PM  
Haha... idea
2004-10-23 10:18:05 PM  
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Picture has nothing to do with the topic but it sure made me laugh.
2004-10-23 10:18:44 PM  
"Imagine girls lost in the woods"

/cue "Friday the 13th" music.
2004-10-23 10:19:11 PM  
I am so dissapointed in you Farkers.

Not a single Bugs Bunny or Road Runner cartoon reference.

(Where a road throught a tunnel is painted on the side of a mountain, and it actually becomes a road through a tunnel.)
2004-10-23 10:20:27 PM  
I don't find it amusing, but I'm probably biased: in high school, some jerks decided it'd be funny to string up tripwire during a big girls' meet in the woods. In case any of you were wondering, it isn't. At all.

Girls' cross country is, to my knowledge, one of the most injury-prone sports in high school (then again, my high school lacked football and wrestling; it had lacrosse, though, so it wasn't totally pansy-like). This is because of exhaustion, heatstroke, lactic acid, etc.

Meaning that, if thirty minutes pass and nobody has left yet, it's perfectly understandable for reasonable people to get very worried. And that, in my book at least, doesn't generally make for an amusing situation.
2004-10-23 10:24:46 PM  
2004-10-23 10:30:18 PM  
oh crap, lighten up "Ri'Orious." While your story isnt a laughing matter, this one is. No one got hurt here, just a prank most of us wish we would have thought of first.
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