Working with elapsed time data

How do I set up Excel to accept race times for a cross-
country team? I want to enter minutes and seconds for each 
runner for each race. Then I want to calculate each 
runner's average time.
When I enter minutes and seconds, Excel converts it to the 
time of day - which is not what I want.
10/1/2003 7:43:24 PM
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"DW" <> wrote in message
> How do I set up Excel to accept race times for a cross-
> country team? I want to enter minutes and seconds for each
> runner for each race. Then I want to calculate each
> runner's average time.
> When I enter minutes and seconds, Excel converts it to the
> time of day - which is not what I want.

bliengme (657)
10/1/2003 10:32:41 PM

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