off the pace


: behind in a race, competition, etc.
The winner finished in 4 minutes, 30 seconds, and the next runner was three seconds off the pace.

Examples of off the pace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Collin Morikawa posted one of the best rounds of the day, a 69, to move into second place one stroke back with Homa two shots off the pace. Bob Spear, Charlotte Observer, 14 Apr. 2024 The 10 horse field also includes contender Mystic Dan (5/2), who came from off the pace over a muddy Oaklawn track two months ago to win the Southwest Stakes in dazzling fashion. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, two Pac-12 teams with reasonably strong NET rankings, Utah and Colorado, are two games off the pace after subpar weekend performances on the road. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 8 Jan. 2024 Duval surges from seven strokes off the pace for a one-stroke victory over Steve Pate in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 2010 — Kelly Kulick becomes the first woman to win a PBA Tour title, beating Chris Barnes in the final of the 45th Tournament of Champions. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2024 One month down, there’s a three-team tie for first place (Oregon and the Arizona schools) followed by three more teams (Stanford and the Mountain schools) just one game off the pace in the loss column. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024 Boerne Champion freshman Elizabeth Leachman nearly caught the 5A meet record in the girls 1,600 run with a time of 4:48.28, which was less than two seconds off the pace. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, 12 May 2023 Looking at the past three months, the average increase has been 150,000 jobs, well off the pace of earlier in the year. Globe Columnist,, 1 Sep. 2023 At our test track, its acceleration was also mediocre at 7.6 seconds to 60 mph, putting it 1.5 seconds off the pace set by the Passport. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 25 Aug. 2023

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“Off the pace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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