"The team we went this year to Paris
>was young, cut them some slack. Give it time
>before we judge them so harshly.
Yes, they are, but in the US there has not been a top Int'l threat in the 400m since Diane Dixon. That is sad, very sad!"
Mostly true; I suppose one could have considered Jearl Miles-Clark an international threat a few years ago, when she ran 49.40. But that's about it. I'm getting pretty sick of Monique Hennigan et. al struggle to break the big 51-second barrier.