Are you guys aware that Mac ran a 9.96w, and 9.91w at the last Canadian Champs. The pressure will be down for him, because of his recent troubles at the GP meets, and he will relax. Athletes like Mac tend to peak at their own championships i.e Marcin Jedurski of Poland (10.07w,20.38w) and Shingo Suetsugu (10.03). The colligate sprinters are always tired by now. I think we will see a fast 100m. None of these guys will do anything at the Worlds.
>Or is it just that Canadian federation is exceedingly good at shipping him to places where he can beat the game.
They sure did, just 2or 3 years ago. They had altitude camps at Flagstaff for several seasons where everybody who was anything got 4 or 5 chances to run sprints day in and day out so they could get on some team or other. Of course lots of these people never came close to these times at sea level. Believe it or not they even sent Hammer throwers to Flagstaff.
2001--10.20 (legal! how did that
2002--9.91 windy, legal best 10.25
2003--10.03 high altitude
>it just that the Canadian federation is exceeding
>good at shipping him to places where he can beat
>the game (i.e., get A standards) by taking
>advantage of the wind/altitude situation?
Windy bests don't do him much good as far as achieving qualifying standards is concerned. Anyway, if you look at US sprinters, a lot of them run their fastest times wind- or altitude-aided. Obviously, if these factors help you, it means you will be more likely to run faster at altitude or with strong headwind, so even you only get 1 or 2 such races per season, the chances are pretty good that you will run your SB in one of them.
Mac does run good with wind, and at altitude, but that doesn't say much. He has been training full time for a while now, and the other 2 college guys are running just as good as him, going to school as well
Windy bests don't do him much good
>as far as achieving qualifying standards is
>concerned. Anyway, if you look at US sprinters, a
>lot of them run their fastest times wind- or
Well, actually, no they don't. At least not on a quick search. I originally showed that in 4 of the last 5 seasons Macro had his best time w/ either wind or altitude aid. So now I looked at the top 5 U.S.-ranked sprinters of last year, and here's how many of the last 5 years they had a windy/altitude mark as their fastest of the year.
Miller 1 (didn't run one year)
Can I pick races or WHAT! I predicted Mac would win in 10.08, and he won in 10.13. I was only .05 off. I knew he would peak at these championships and the college guys would be tired. Browne ran a good race though.
Men 100 Meter Dash
Name Year Team Prelims Finals
Section 1 Finals Wind: 1.3
1 186 Macrozonaris, Nico Laval, QC 10.42 10.13
2 40 Browne, Pierre Toronto, ON 10.42 10.16
3 126 Henry, Anson Pickering, ON 10.38 10.27
4 288 Sterling, Rhoan Cambridge, ON 10.52 10.46
5 305 Tomlin, Dave Kitchener, ON 10.55 10.48
6 168 Kulesza, Jarek Laval, QC 10.57 10.53
7 333 Wood, Steven Mississauga, ON 10.66 10.57
8 109 Grenier, Martin Sherbrooke, QC 10.67 10.59