Converting Times: Manual to FAT and from English to Metric Distances

By on December 18, 2014 track & field/cross country Print

  1. CONVERTING MANUAL TIMES TO FAT:  Hand-held times must be rounded up before adding a conversion. The conversion factor of .24 seconds between fully automatic timing (FAT) and manual timing (MT) must be used when conversions are desired (i.e., MT + .24 = FAT).
  2. CONVERTING TIMES YARD – METRIC:  Use the following table to convert yard times or English measurement distances to their equivalent times at metric distances. The table shows the conversion from English to metric. To convert from metric to English, merely reverse the process: i.e., instead of subtracting .3 second from a 440-yard time, you add .3 second from the metric time to find the 440-yard time.

NOTE: This procedure is suggested for seeding purposes ONLY, and should not be ­considered accurate for converting records from English to metric, or vice-versa.


            100 yards to 100 meters add .9 sec.      

            120 yard HH to 110-meter HH time is the same        

            220 yards to 200 meters subtract .1 sec.           

            440 yards to 400 meters subtract .3 sec.           

            440-yard relay to 4x100-meter relay subtract .2 sec.           

            880 yards to 800 meters subtract .7 sec.           

            880-yard relay to 4x200-meter relay subtract .5 sec.           

            880-yard medley to 800-meter medley relay subtract .5 sec.

            mile medley relay to 1600-meter medley relay subtract 1.2 sec.

            mile relay to 4x400-meter relay subtract 1.1 sec.

            two-mile relay to 4x800-meter relay subtract 2.8 sec.

            mile run to 1600-meter run subtract 1.6 sec.

            two-mile run to 3200-meter run subtract 3.4 sec.



            110-yard LH to girls 100-meter LH subtract .1 sec.

            220-yard LH to girls 200-meter LH subtract .2 sec.

            330-yard LH to girls 300-meter LH subtract .2 sec.

            330-yard LH to boys 300-meter LH subtract .2 sec.

            330-yard IH to boys 300-meter IH subtract .2 sec.