One of the best ways to explain the Apendix B, #3 is by using this comment from the What was the call? post on the Highland Park relay DQ:
According to the official meet results, swimmer #3 left -0.05 early, as recorded by the automatic take off system. That means that the two deck officials weren't even consulted. The way the rules are written in high school, not only is there no backup for the system, but the officials can't be asked to confirm or deny it's validity.
It's not that an officials made a good or bad call. It's that the machine made a "close" call. When it's that close, they must figure we dumb humans should be taken out of the "loop", right?
Well, maybe we dumb humans have played this "game" before - maybe long enough to have a back-up plan. With so many cameras up in the stands and down on the deck, don't you think there's going to be more pics like the ones I've been sent?
Fast-forward to next year's state meet.
You've seen how crazy it gets on "Black Friday" when hundreds of shoppers burst through the doors to get a shot at that special sale item, right?
That's nothing compared to the rush we'll see at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center for next year's state meet. The battle will be for the seats with the best camera angles for relay starts.
Could we see moms and dads camping out Thursday night? Wristbands?
Then again, maybe it will look more like a line for concert tickets: