Men's 800 qualifying


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Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Randy Treadway » Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:33 am

8 heats, top 2 in each move on, PLUS 8 fastest beyond those two

It looks like the cutoff for fastest 8 will be the fastest 1:47 time- a 1:47.21 in heat 8.

Krumannacker is certainly in- he was lucky enough to get in the fast heat and finished in 1:45.84 in a five-way blanket finish.

Khadevis Robinson was on the bubble with a 1:47.85 and didn't make it.

Sam Burley and Fred Thegu (SOL) both got DQ'd in heat 5. Somebody who saw it will have to fill us in what hapopened.
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:36 am

Anybody notice that Kipketer was 0.01 seconds ahead of not qualifying???? WHOAH NELLY!
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby bhall » Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:56 am

Burley was all over the line on the first turn.

Robinson *may* get through on an appeal. Chehibi, who fouled him, was DQed.
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:09 pm

Good then there will be two Americans in the finals.

I have a feeling Krummenacker is going to fly.
He may post a 1:42 in the finals.
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby AS » Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:49 pm

Robinson did get through on appeal, and justifiably so... the Moroccan gave him a huge shove...
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Little Alien » Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:02 pm

what happened to Borzakovkiy?
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:06 pm

Really! Dang, I'd forgotten about him!
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:10 pm

Wait, he was 2nd in heat 7.
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 02, 2003 4:46 pm

<<Good then there will be two Americans in the finals.

I have a feeling Krummenacker is going to fly.
He may post a 1:42 in the finals.>>

Boy was I wrong!
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby miler manque » Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:12 pm

Is 800 qualifying a little goofy? It just doesn't seem fair that only two move on in each heat. If you're unfortunate to get in a slow heat with lots of good guys, and then you're out-leaned, you're gone --
Other events don't have such strict rules on moving out of heats, do they?
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:23 pm

>Is 800 qualifying a little goofy? It just
>doesn't seem fair that only two move on in each
>heat. If you're unfortunate to get in a slow
>heat with lots of good guys, and then you're
>out-leaned, you're gone --
Other events don't
>have such strict rules on moving out of heats, do
>they?

I've always felt that the way they've run the 800 heats the last few years is a shame. Part of it is actually due to Kip Keino complaining after the 84 Games, saying the way they were set up worked against Kenya. Seems they work against a lot of people. They should go back to running heats with the top 4 in, and then maybe a few qualifiers on time. So what if there is an extra round? GIve them an extra day's rest.
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Re: Men's 800 qualifying

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:22 am

What was really goofy was qualifyin in the Women's 800 and other events in which 5 trial heats advanced to a three-heat semi. Better to take top 3 from each heat plus one time qualifier to a two-heat semi.
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