gh wrote: it looks like that's the second-fastest split ever. The sub-45s in the book:
44.4 Darold Williamson (Baylor) 2005
44.50 Deon Lendore (Texas A&M) 2013
Second? I realize there's inequal errors in hand-timing splits (same amount of reaction time), but don't we treat ALL hand times as at least .1 inferior, leaving Lendore at =1?
Also, I find it increasingly difficult to assess ANY indoor mark as 'remarkable' unless the same outdoor mark would similarly amaze me. A 44.50 outdoor carry is certainly notable, but not extraordinary. I realize some marks, like Coghlan's indoor sub-3:50, are AMAZING, given the detriments of an indoor track, and I also realize that 'compared to' other indoor splits this is at the top (apples vs. apples - Fayetteville's layout swiftness notwithstanding), but I'm just not buying that this mark is tantamount to even the 10th fastest outdoor split (which I assume is in the low-to-mid-43s - I looked for the list and couldn't find it).