26mi235 wrote:mcgato wrote:Cain finished 3rd in 9:38.68 at the NB Boston indoor meet. That obliterated the indoor and outdoor HS 2 mile record. Is there any way she is not HS athlete of the year, simply based off of her indoor performances?
Last year she was competing with high school girls who finished fourth at the Olympic Trials. Cain is good, but there is an unrealistic nature to this whole thing which seems to be claiming she is world class. At her age, both Decker and Heald were world class, and they were beating some of the best in the entire world.
One thing (among many, I'm sure!) has changed since the 70's and 80's in women's (and men's!!) track, whether indoor or outdoor!
In just 3 words......
The African Revolution!!
There is no way you can compare what happened in the 70's and 80's with where things are today!!