Top Marks Report
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The Top Marks Report is designed to provide performance information in a varied assortment of report formats. It will probably be your most used report. Use this report to list your team's top marks for individual events and relays. This set of reports is based upon the meet results that have been entered or imported for the athletes in your Database. To print or preview a report of Top or Best Marks, click on Reports from the Main Menu Bar and then Performance and Top Marks.
The Top Marks Report includes the actual mark, the converted mark if it is a hand time or a field event, and the wind reading where applicable. Click Here for information on how to turn the field event conversion mode on or off.
This report offers a many customization filters and sort options as described below. This report will also display Average Mile calculations for Cross Country meets for distances greater than one mile.
This report offers the standard Athlete Filters such as Team, Group, Subgroup, School Year, Region, and Gender filters, as well as the following specific report filters. To include Inactive athletes in this report, please click on the Include Inactive check box.
You can run this report for all meets or you can filter it for just one meet by selecting that meet from the Meet list box. You can also restrict the list of meets by Date Range (Since and/or Until Dates).
Choose either Open, Age Groups, or Age Divisions.
If the System Preferences were set up as Age Divisions or Open, then you may filter this report by a specific Event Division by choosing that specific Event Division from the list provided. For example, you might want to print this report for only the Varsity Division of the meet.
If the System Preferences were set up as Age Groups, then you may filter this report by a specific age group by entering a Low/High Age range. For example, you might want to print this report for only the 11 year old Girls.
Filter the report for a specific event and distance by clicking on the Event and Distance menu boxes and making the appropriate selections.
Or, key in a distance value (like 200) and then pick the Greater radio button and TM will include all of those events with distances GREATER THAN 500. Click on the Ignore Event Notes check box and TFTM will not filter by each event's note field
You may filter the marks in this report from a Since Date to an Until Date. For example, list top Marks that were achieved between September 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010.
Set up a Since Date and click on the Chronological check box from the Dates tab and then click on the Improvement tab and choose which type of improvement that you wish to view.
You can show improvement in terms of the time improved or in terms of the percent improvement. TFTM offers three ways to calculate Improvement:
1.Seasonal (Best) - First specify the baseline for the seasonal improvement. Click on the Best Mark Before the Since Date as Baseline check box and TFTM will find each athlete's fastest best mark in each event competed in before the Since Date and use that mark as the baseline for improvement. Or click on the Earliest Mark after Since Date as Baseline check box and TFTM will use each athlete's mark in each event competed in from the first meet after the Since Date as the baseline for improvement. TFTM will take the baseline meet as chosen and then calculate improvement for the athlete's Best Mark based on that baseline.
2.Seasonal (Each Meet) - First specify the baseline for the seasonal improvement. Click on the Best Mark Before the Since Date as Baseline check box and TFTM will find each athlete's best mark time in each event competed in before the Since Date and use that mark as the baseline for improvement. Or click on Earliest Mark after Since Date as Baseline check box and TFTM will use each athlete's mark in event competed in from the first meet after the Since Date as the baseline for improvement. TFTM will take the baseline meet as chosen and then calculate improvement for each meet based on that baseline.
3.Meet to Meet - TFTM will calculate improvement from meet to meet based on the chronological list of the meets swum after the Since Date.
Choose to display All top marks, only top marks from Outdoor meets, or only top marks from Indoor meets.
Choose to display no splits, Cumulative or "running" splits, or Subtractive or "lap" splits. Click Here for more information on how to enter Splits.
Choose to display top marks from All events, only top marks from Track events, only top marks from Field events, or only top marks from Multi events.
Choose to display top marks in either Publication Order or Custom Event Order. Click Here for more information on Custom Event Order.
Individual or Relay
Click on the Individual or Relay check box to display meet results for just the Individual or Relay events for this meet. If you choose Relay, then you will also have the choice to include the Runners for the relay.
You may choose to filter the meets by T&F (Track & Field meets), CC (Cross Country meets), or RR (Road Races). This filter can keep reports streamlined to a specific kind of meet, such as Cross Country best marks only.
You may choose from the Meet Type selection to include only meets that match that particular type. You may classify a meet type when you set up the meet. For example, you may want Best Marks from "Dual" or "Novice" type meets only.
Top How Many
You may optionally filter Top Marks by specifying how many top marks that you wish to include - enter "0" to include ALL the marks for an Event or Athlete.
You may choose to display the points and places for each mark by sorting by Name, selecting a number not equal to 1 ( zero or any number 2 and above) in the Top How Many box, and checking the Include Points/Places box. You must have entered or imported places and points in order to have the data printed out in this report.
Include Comp #
Click on the check box to include each athlete's competitor # - this option is available ONLY if you sort the report by Name.
Click on this check box to include each athlete's Goal times that have been previously established. This report option is available ONLY if the report is sorted by Name. Click Here to find out how to setup Goals for each athlete.
Include Relay Legs
Click on this check box to include Relay Legs in your Top Marks list that have been previously split out in the Results by Event screen. Relay Leg marks with be indicated by an S to the right of the mark.
Include ONLY Relay Legs
Click on this check box to include only the Relay Legs in your Top Marks list that have been previously split out in the Results by Event screen.
Include Registration ID
Click on this check box to include each athlete's Registration ID next to his/her name.
Include Birth Date
Click on this check box to include each athlete's Birth Date next to his/her name.
This report can be sorted by:
•Name (1 per page)
Click on the Chronological check box on the Date Tab after you have selected a Since Date and/or an Until Date for your report. TFTM will list Best Marks sorted chronologically instead of fastest-to-slowest.
Specify a Mark Standard then click on the Include Mark Standards check box and TFTM will tag each result with the appropriate Mark Standard designator. For example, 2:34.56 Q1. If you have set up multiple standards to be used in reporting, then chose MULT from the list of standards.
Select a specific Record and click on Check Records, and TFTM will indicate if any of the Records have been broken by displaying REC next to each mark. Click Here for more specific information on records that may have been broken and how to automatically update those records using the Record Match Report.
If you do not want to flag records that were broken, click the check box Headers ONLY for all Records.
The "Check All Records" check box on the Record tab appears only for reports sorted by Events (Age at Meet) and for Relays. If you check the box, TFTM will look at all records with a non-blank "Identifying Flag for Reports" character and do two things:
Click Here for information on "Identifying Flag for Reports".
Select the Wind tab to provide you options including wind readings next to each mark as well as various options on filtering the Top Marks report.
1, 2, or 3 Column Format
The Top Marks Report can be previewed or printed in 1, 2, or 3 columns so that you have the option to print a great deal of information on one page. The 2 and 3 column formats do not include the meet and date of the competition or improvement information.
Click on the Flat HTML button at the bottom of the menu and TFTM will give you the option to export Top Marks in HTML format for posting on your team's web site. The report is provided sorted by Event only in single column format.
Click on the Memorize Report icon and TFTM will give you the option to "name" this particular report that will include your specific filters and report customization options. Then when you want to run this report again, just click on Reports from the Main Menu bar and then Memorized Reports and click on the "name" you gave this report and TFTM will display the report menu "filled in" with the options and filters you previously saved.
Click on the Create Report button and TFTM will provide a preview of this report. You can click on the Export icon at the top of the Print Preview screen to export the report in various formats like Excel, Word, HTML, CSV, PDF, etc. And you can click on the Printer icon, and TFTM will print the report to the selected printer.
Top Marks Report