Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo


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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby decafan » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:03 pm

Marlow wrote:
And no one said it did. We're talking about the HJ, where it's everything. If he's stronger, that implies more muscle mass (though it could also easily be improved technique). We're asking the question: is his SP PR due to more muscle mass? The fact that he's still using the shuffle leads one to believe it's not improved technique.


Marlow, when Ashton took on the shuffle, it was brand new to him and he set major PR's from day one. Your statement seems to ignore the fact that his shuffle technique also had a lot of room for improvement. As he refines his new technique, his marks improve. Pretty obvious stuff, really. BTW, he hasn't gained any mass, so you can relax about his HJ.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby unclezadok » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:56 am

olorin wrote:
Dave wrote:Is he bigger? Will this hurt his HJ?

I would imagine that if Eaton is bigger it will effect mainly his 1,500. For example, both Dvorak and Clay were much better in the 1,500 in the early twenties compared to their late twenties when they reach their peak. So he may lose up to 60 points (~10 second) on his 1,500 in exchange for (at least) 360 points gain on this throwing events.


On the other hand, others, such as Bruce Jenner and Chris Huffins, ran their fastest 1500s when they were at their "biggest."
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Marlow » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:03 am

decafan wrote:Marlow, when Ashton took on the shuffle, it was brand new to him and he set major PR's from day one. Your statement seems to ignore the fact that his shuffle technique also had a lot of room for improvement. As he refines his new technique, his marks improve. Pretty obvious stuff, really. BTW, he hasn't gained any mass, so you can relax about his HJ.

I have already acknowledged that the Shuffle is obviously the best for him right now, but shouldn't rule out a future move to the glide or spin. The cognate is the long jumper who improves rapidly with the Sail technique, then learns the Hang, which may even be a step backward before it is mastered, but then eventually ends up with the Hitchkick, which eventually produces the final PR.
I have a girl TJer who started with the single-arm technique, then added a double-arm in the second phase, but now double-arms all 3 phases and is going much farther because of it.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Fortius19 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:34 pm

olorin wrote:Updated after the PB in the SP (38 points improvement)

Year, sum points based on PBs, SB in decathlon, number of events that he broke PB,and events that Eaton improved by more than 40 points
2008 - 8164....(8122)
2009 - 8573....(8241)......9......LJ, HJ, JT
2010 - 8789....(8457)......7......LJ, 110h,
2011 - 9115....(8729)......7......SP, HJ, DT, JT
2012 - 9368....(9039)......8......LJ, PV, JT
2013 - 9477*...(xxxx)......2......JT

* add six points for the two windy marks to get the official 9483, now less than 100 points from O'Brien "WR".


Fantastic stats! Thanks for the yearly SB in Deca in ().

By year, his differential has been;
2008: 42
2009: 332
2010: 332
2011: 386
2012: 329

Looks pretty darn consistent to me.

Using the mode of 332 gives him 9145 this year! :)
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Dave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:52 pm

How many decas is he likely to do this year? USATF, gotzis, and worlds? Anything else?
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby bruce3404 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:28 pm

Dave wrote:How many decas is he likely to do this year? USATF, gotzis, and worlds? Anything else?


That should be it and I don't see him going all out in Des Moines when an 8200 (or even less for AE since he already has his A) should be enough to make the team. I like that he really only has to peak once this year as does Trey. I'm wondering if we have anyone else who can achieve an A standard (8200)? If Clay is healthy he can and maybe Beach, though he still needs to find almost 200 points as well as be fit enough to come off an NCAA effort two weeks earlier. Lazas or Nixon outside shots. Anyone know anything about Morrison's status?
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Dave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:07 pm

bruce3404 wrote:
Dave wrote:How many decas is he likely to do this year? USATF, gotzis, and worlds? Anything else?


That should be it and I don't see him going all out in Des Moines when an 8200 (or even less for AE since he already has his A) should be enough to make the team. I like that he really only has to peak once this year as does Trey....


Would you expect him to go all out for either Gotzis or Worlds? Given that winning is more important at WC and for him, that means showing up in reasonable condition. Is he likely to take a shot at the WR at Gotzis where the stakes are perhaps lower than the other two competitions?
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:36 pm

unclezadok wrote:
olorin wrote:
Dave wrote:Is he bigger? Will this hurt his HJ?

I would imagine that if Eaton is bigger it will effect mainly his 1,500. For example, both Dvorak and Clay were much better in the 1,500 in the early twenties compared to their late twenties when they reach their peak. So he may lose up to 60 points (~10 second) on his 1,500 in exchange for (at least) 360 points gain on this throwing events.


On the other hand, others, such as Bruce Jenner and Chris Huffins, ran their fastest 1500s when they were at their "biggest."

The results in the 1500 (unlike other events in the decathlon) are related both to ability and motivation. Often decathlete will not give their absolute best in the 1500 since they do not want to punish themselves if there is nothing to gain like a medal or a record. Huffins is such a case as his PB in the 1500 was achieved in order to secure his bronze medal. If I remember correctly he even stated in an interview that he always knew that he can run a fast 1500 in he needed one. Beside this mark his best was from 1993 when he was 23.
Bruce Jenner was always a very good 1500. He ran sub 4:20 back in 1972 and broke his PB in the greatest event of his life. He retire when he was 25 so I am not sure he is the best example
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby bruce3404 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:19 pm

Dave wrote:
Would you expect him to go all out for either Gotzis or Worlds? Given that winning is more important at WC and for him, that means showing up in reasonable condition. Is he likely to take a shot at the WR at Gotzis where the stakes are perhaps lower than the other two competitions?


I don't think anything is as important as the Worlds this year and I wouldn't necessarily expect him to peak more than once this season, but who knows what sort of Nike contractual incentives are out there for World Records? All things being equal, the prudent thing would be to point towards Moscow and take it easy getting there. I don't really think Des Moines is going to offer any kind of mentally stimulating challenge beyond getting through the 10 events with average (for AE) marks. Excepting if Clay chooses to compete, none of the other competitors are within 900 points of AE (and that's assuming Mike Morrison resurfaces).
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby bruce3404 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:20 pm

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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:29 pm

A third PB for Eaton this season, a modest improvement to his 400 time - 45.64 (previous PB 45.68) in Sam Adams combined events Invitational.
He also threw another 15+ in the SP (15.02).
With 10.33, two PBs in the throws, a PB in the 400, I think that it is a safe bet that Eaton will try to break the WR in Gotsiz (weather permitting)
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby unclezadok » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:38 pm

olorin wrote:A third PB for Eaton this season, a modest improvement to his 400 time - 45.64 (previous PB 45.68) in Sam Adams combined events Invitational.
He also threw another 15+ in the SP (15.02).
With 10.33, two PBs in the throws, a PB in the 400, I think that it is a safe bet that Eaton will try to break the WR in Gotsiz (weather permitting)


He may even try to break it weather not permitting!
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby gktrack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:42 pm

olorin wrote:A third PB for Eaton this season, a modest improvement to his 400 time - 45.64 (previous PB 45.68) in Sam Adams combined events Invitational.


45.64, very nice, and I'm sure he was running all alone. That would have been an early outdoor world leader if not for Nellum's 45.54 at the Florida Relays today.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby jhc68 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:26 pm

Eaton and Warner (who earlier ran 10.34) set the early pace together in the 400 with Eaton winning by 2-3 meters.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:56 pm

jhc68 wrote:Eaton and Warner (who earlier ran 10.34) set the early pace together in the 400 with Eaton winning by 2-3 meters.

The gap was two seconds (Warner 47.63 PB)
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Jackaloupe » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Any notion of 200m Split?
AE tends to run closer to even splits than most other sub=46ers, not the best way to take advantage of his superior speed, if a safe approach to Decathlon.
He ran in this range shortly before OlyTrials, in a small meet up in Gresham (I think it was), Oregon, near Portland. Also high-jumped (2.05 or more), presumably before the 400.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Jackaloupe » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:00 pm

Here's the Link for Sam Adams Results: http://www.westmont.edu/ftp/ronsmith/Tr ... /index.htm

Eaton and Warner, of Canada, both ran 110H in 13.64 (w= -0.4).
Eaton Discus: 45.27 (F, 45.27, 45.17). Consistent but still a ways to go to reach that reported 50+ mark from practice.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Dave » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:35 pm

unclezadok wrote:
olorin wrote:A third PB for Eaton this season, a modest improvement to his 400 time - 45.64 (previous PB 45.68) in Sam Adams combined events Invitational.
He also threw another 15+ in the SP (15.02).
With 10.33, two PBs in the throws, a PB in the 400, I think that it is a safe bet that Eaton will try to break the WR in Gotsiz (weather permitting)


He may even try to break it weather not permitting!


For Eaton, "weather permitting" probably means cold and rainy....

So, a quick run at the calculator says that 10.4, 8.0, 15, 2.05, 45.7, 13.8, 45,5.20, 65, and 4:20 gets the record(9074) with plenty of room to spare. Aside from the 45.7, none of those marks are particularly awe inspiring for Mr. Eaton at this stage.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby leoesharkey » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:09 pm

15.40 great from a shuffle, no need to change this season, Discus is the most technical event in T & F, yes even compared to PV, 45m still good! he is a unique athlete, huge improvement in jav, and pr in both 400m and Shot, what a super start to the year ! :D
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:35 pm

olorin wrote:A third PB for Eaton this season, a modest improvement to his 400 time - 45.64 (previous PB 45.68) in Sam Adams combined events Invitational.

Another PB for Eaton this time in non-decathlon event: 20.76 (+1.8) in Mt. Sac relays.
I think that this is a "decathletes WR" (Previous one Daley Thompson 20.88)
Eaton will compete in the 110h tomorrow
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby gktrack » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:15 pm

From here, Eaton's on to P. Jordan/Stanford next week to PV and Discus... CA has been good to/for him.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:38 pm

gktrack wrote:From here, Eaton's on to P. Jordan/Stanford next week to PV and Discus... CA has been good to/for him.

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Since you seem to be close to the Eaton's campaign maybe you know whether Eaton decides in advance in which event to compete or is it according to his past results? For example, if Eaton past marks this season were 58m JT and 50 DT will he still be trying to try the DT in Jordan?
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby gktrack » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:03 pm

olorin wrote:
gktrack wrote:From here, Eaton's on to P. Jordan/Stanford next week to PV and Discus... CA has been good to/for him.

gktrack
Since you seem to be close to the Eaton's campaign maybe you know whether Eaton decides in advance in which event to compete or is it according to his past results? For example, if Eaton past marks this season were 58m JT and 50 DT will he still be trying to try the DT in Jordan?

No, I'm just a T&F fan who's really enjoying the recent progress of the decathlon, my son lives in Santa Barbara (hence, the enhanced awareness), and when I'm bored I look at upcoming heat sheets... I look to you and our fellow posters for insight and to further my knowledge, so keep your posts coming. Enjoy.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Jackaloupe » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:03 pm

gk: Also as a close observer, I've noticed (and posted) a pattern of "pairing" events that are so-ordered in Decathlon, e.g. HJ & 400 in No. Oregon (Portland or Gresham) last summer prior to OlyTrials, PV & Jav. in last year's Jordan Meet (back when Eaton had yet to hit 60m, which he managed that day). So PV & Discus make perfect sense, esp. in view of D being a weak link, and PV always benefiting from a tuneup.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby nianchengyu » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Eaton ran 13.37s /+2.7 110mH and beat Rinchardson , :D
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby user4 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:45 am

nianchengyu wrote:Eaton ran 13.37s /+2.7 110mH and beat Rinchardson , :D

wow!... get ready to see a Deca WR in 2013.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby gh » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:24 am

Nobody's a bigger Eaton fan than I, but I never read too much into wind readings that strong in the hurdles, given that unlike the 100 it doesn't affect all people equally.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Dave » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:41 pm

gh wrote:Nobody's a bigger Eaton fan than I, but I never read too much into wind readings that strong in the hurdles, given that unlike the 100 it doesn't affect all people equally.


Wise, but I also expect a WR this year. He is strengthening many events and doesn't seem to be losing his edge anywhere.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:44 pm

WRs in the deca are really tough because you really only get one or two shots a year, you have to be uninjured at the time and for long enough leading up to the meet, and you have to keep from having much of anything go wrong.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Dave » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:34 pm

26mi235 wrote:WRs in the deca are really tough because you really only get one or two shots a year, you have to be uninjured at the time and for long enough leading up to the meet, and you have to keep from having much of anything go wrong.


True. I wonder how much Nike pays him for a WR?
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby unclezadok » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:22 pm

Dave wrote:
26mi235 wrote:WRs in the deca are really tough because you really only get one or two shots a year, you have to be uninjured at the time and for long enough leading up to the meet, and you have to keep from having much of anything go wrong.


True. I wonder how much Nike pays him for a WR?


Not enough.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Dave » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:07 pm

gktrack wrote:From here, Eaton's on to P. Jordan/Stanford next week to PV and Discus... CA has been good to/for him.


Any speculation about what to expect from him? Has he put all of his efforts into improving the throws?
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Dave wrote:
gktrack wrote:From here, Eaton's on to P. Jordan/Stanford next week to PV and Discus... CA has been good to/for him.


Any speculation about what to expect from him? Has he put all of his efforts into improving the throws?

This is how I will rank his performances (current PBs 47.36, 5.30):

Disappointing:.......less than 45,........less than 5.00
Ok:....................45-46,................5.00-5.10
Good:................~47.00,................5.20
Very good:............47.37-50.0,.........5.30
Wow:..................more than 50,......PB
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Dave » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:10 pm

We haven't seen him vault since London. I am hoping for a big PR.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Jackaloupe » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:05 pm

What with Eaton's newly acquired strength (those Weight PRs aren't all technique, esp. w/ those conservative "approaches" in both Jav and SP), it could well carry over into a PV PR. He sure looked great at Oly Trials, before wisely stopping to conserve energy for the 1500.

And to respond to the query above: no way has training solely focused on Weights, as evidenced by sterling HH and 400m times.

It's gonna be a tantalizing Spring season as other events reveal current level, starting w/ HJ...
And Discus should be good Sunday, just as Jav. was a real breakthrough (first 60m+) at last year's Payton Jordan Invit.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:37 pm

Dave wrote:
gktrack wrote:From here, Eaton's on to P. Jordan/Stanford next week to PV and Discus... CA has been good to/for him.


Any speculation about what to expect from him? Has he put all of his efforts into improving the throws?

Eaton with somewhat disappointing result:
He jumped 4.90 in the PV (he skipped 5.05 and failed three times in 5.20)
He decided not to compete in the DT
Hopefully no injury behind his decision
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Jackaloupe » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:46 pm

Here's my Post from US Multis Thread:

What a disappointment at Stanford: Eaton not only passed on the Discus altogether, but elected to pass 5.05, then miss 5.20, ending up w/ 4.90, a full 1 1/2 ft. below PR (5.30). While it made a certain sense in the context of the competition, it's perplexing in terms of the apparent "controlled workout" approach of these selective competitions.

Finals
1 Levi Keller Club Northwest 5.30m 17-04.50
4.45 4.60 4.75 4.90 5.05 5.20 5.30 5.50
P P P P P XXO XO XXX
2 Kasey Burlingham Azpva 5.20m 17-00.75
4.45 4.60 4.75 4.90 5.05 5.20 5.30
P P P XO O O XXX
3 Ashton Eaton Nike Otc Elite 4.90m 16-00.75
4.45 4.60 4.75 4.90 5.05 5.20
P P P XO P XXX

Makesya wonder if something came up, or maybe it was the schedule.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby tm71 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:27 pm

i think we are forgeting this is only in the spring. if he is peaking properly and stays healthy, he will destroy his WR. lets also hope that he gets some decent conditions in the meets he competes in.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby olorin » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:54 pm

tm71 wrote:i think we are forgeting this is only in the spring. if he is peaking properly and stays healthy, he will destroy his WR. lets also hope that he gets some decent conditions in the meets he competes in.


Eaton's season is likely to be different from other top athletes. Most of the American athletes try to pick in June (for the national trials) and then again in August. Eaton is likely to try to pick in Gotizs less than a month from now. If this is true then early season results are more important for Eaton than for other athletes.
Having said that yesterday's below par results for Eaton are not a reason for concern. Even Eaton may have an off day in a minor meet. The only worry is if the results are due to some kind of injury that will affect his preparation for Gotizs.
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Re: Eaton 66.64 (218'8") Javelin in San Luis Obispo

Postby Jackaloupe » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:55 am

I wasn't even suggesting he'd had an "off day", but wondering why he'd passed on the long-planned Discus (having already chalked up PRs in Jav & SP at similar carefully chosen small meets); and noting that a pass, in PV of a full foot (490 to 520) is not exactly replicating Decathlon competition. It's safe to say he would've cleared that passed 505, or even 17 ft., hardly sub-par.
Maybe he just felt like competing; after all, wasn't there some conjecture about a Pole Vaulting future--once the Decathlon WR has been suitably demolished.
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