Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]


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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby az2004 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:11 am

I supposen yhe des monies mile will be part of the espn2 8:pm coverage
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby JumboElliott » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:52 am

What is aaronk going to do when Mary inevitably has a shitty race?
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:59 am

JumboElliott wrote:What is aaronk going to do when Mary inevitably has a shitty race?


After sobbing and banging my head against the wall for three hours ( :P )...

I'll SAY she ran a "shitty race".......

and move on to the next......

where she'll run a GREAT one!! :D
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby aaronk » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:09 pm

A couple of things.

1. I don't know how to "split" a thread. But on the "Outdoor Outlook--High School" thread are several posts about Cain....and the race at Drake. Would someone who knows how please move those comments and posts over to this thread?? Thank you.

2. I've gotten into a communication with Mary....through her Facebook page.
She wrote me, saying she can't "friend" me, as Facebook won't allow her to do that.....but she asked me to tell everyone I know that she wants to get 1000's of people to "like" her FB page.
She just started it last month, it appears, and has just under 100 "likes" so far.

It's a great page....with lots of comments to...and from...her...with lots of photos, etc.

She seems to really LOVE the sport......and running....and sounds very enthusiastic about Drake.
(She tweeted that she's going for the "A" there!!)

So if you're interested.....go to her FB page (Mary Cain-Athlete), and "like" it.

I told her about the T&FN Message Board....saying there were several threads about her.
Don't know if she'll post here someday....but I hope so. :D
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby aaronk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:31 am

With the word out that Cain IS going to shoot for the "A" here (She tweeted her intentions!)....the remaining questions are:

Who else among this elite group of American women is going to join Mary in her quest?
And will there be a pacer??

I can't imagine Uceny, Simpson, Rowbury et al will just let Mary run off by herself....even as someone to draft behind.
So I assume at least one of them will ALSO go for the "A".

If they're alone (no pacer), then hopefully, they'll trade off the lead....with Simpson, say, leading one lap, Cain another, and so on.

With a pacer, of course, the attempt will be made easier....for all concerned!

Ooooooooo, I can't wait!! :shock:
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby lionelp1 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:57 am

I am guessing a win for somebody in 4.13.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby aaronk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:06 pm

lionelp1 wrote:I am guessing a win for somebody in 4.13.


If these women.....Cain included.....don't take full advantage of having such a class field to race against.....
ESPECIALLY for those.....again including Cain!.......who have never run 4:05.50 before.....
then IF/WHEN they fail to GET that "A" in another race.....
they'll have only themselves to blame!!

If they try....and fail.....well, at least they TRIED!!

I just can't imagine all these women accepting....and participating in.....a 4:13-type race!!

I'm predicting at least THREE of these women......and I DO include Cain among them!!......will run 4:05.50 or faster!!
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby ExRun » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:16 pm

Also running 800M on May 5th http://www.rerunsandiego.com/meet-schedule/
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:23 pm

Also in that meet is a women's mile as well as a 5k road race and other stuff; so see the aforementioned link.
[so much for my excess cluttering :wink:
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby aaronk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:38 pm

ExRun wrote:Also running 800M on May 5th http://www.rerunsandiego.com/meet-schedule/
26mi235 wrote:Also in that meet is a women's mile as well as a 5k road race:

10:20AM - Women's ElliptiGO Mile
Mary Decker Slaney vs. Magda Lewy-Boulet


10:45AM - Men's 800m
Duane Solomon, Lopez Lomong, Boaz Lalang, Geoff Harris, Charles Jock, Ryan Martin, Erik Sowinski, Mark Wieczorek

11:00AM - Women's 800m
Alysia Montano, Geena Gall, Treniere Moser, Chanelle Price, Lynsey Sharp, Phoebe Wright, Brenda Martinez, Sarah Brown, Mary Cain

11:15AM - Men's Mile
David Torrence, Nate Brannen, Ryan Gregson, AJ Acosta, Peter van Der Westhuizen, Pablo Solares, Donn Cabral, Cam Levins, Travis Mahoney, Jordan McNamara, Zane Robertson, Tommy Schmitz


GH has warned me (and everyone) to keep each thread about ONLY that topic!1
While this San Diego meet sounds FANTASTIC......please split it off to a new thread!!

This one is about the Women's 1500 at Drake.....ONLY!!

Thank you! :D
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby rainy.here » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:53 pm

aaronk wrote:GH has warned me (and everyone) to keep each thread about ONLY that topic!1
While this San Diego meet sounds FANTASTIC......please split it off to a new thread!!

This one is about the Women's 1500 at Drake.....ONLY!!

Thank you! :D


Yeah 26mile - obviously your fourteen thousand+ posts in 8 years (and generally helpful/good ones), doesn't give you the right to clutter up aaronk's fan-blog in this thread! : :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby gktrack » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:53 pm

Unless she was holding back, I don't see Rowbury in the mix (if at all) after her 6th place 4:45 in the Grand Blue Mile yesterday at Des Moines.
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Re: Mary Cain ?

Postby BCBaroo » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:26 pm

puddys12 wrote:Have not seen anything about Mary Cain in the outdoor season yet . Is she not competing and if she is when ?


Perchance you might read the title of the topic of this thread.
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Re: Mary Cain ?

Postby Blues » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:39 pm

BCBaroo wrote:
puddys12 wrote:Have not seen anything about Mary Cain in the outdoor season yet . Is she not competing and if she is when ?


Perchance you might read the title of the topic of this thread.


In defense of puddys12, puddy's post (and my reply to it, along with a few other replies) were merged into this thread from a different thread by a moderator.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby EPelle » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:28 pm

gktrack wrote:Unless she was holding back, I don't see Rowbury in the mix (if at all) after her 6th place 4:45 in the Grand Blue Mile yesterday at Des Moines.

Shannon Rowbury, on Facebook wrote:I wore every layer I had but the cold still got to me. I had fun but fingers crossed for a better race on Friday!
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Re: Mary Cain ?

Postby BCBaroo » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:26 am

Blues wrote:
BCBaroo wrote:
puddys12 wrote:Have not seen anything about Mary Cain in the outdoor season yet . Is she not competing and if she is when ?


Perchance you might read the title of the topic of this thread.


In defense of puddys12, puddy's post (and my reply to it, along with a few other replies) were merged into this thread from a different thread by a moderator.


Ah ha! I was otherwise baffled. Thanks for explaining.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby DaveyGuy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:07 pm

I wonder what Worth Thomas is going to do. Will she take it out fast like she did at trails in 2011?
No way is Cain going to lead. Look at USATF indoor mile, she just sat behind everyone intill the end. It works for her and she'll go with what works.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby aaronk » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:13 pm

DaveyGuy wrote:I wonder what Worth Thomas is going to do. Will she take it out fast like she did at trails in 2011?
No way is Cain going to lead. Look at USATF indoor mile, she just sat behind everyone intill the end. It works for her and she'll go with what works.


Cain's own Tweet said "Going for the "A"!".
And she's tended to follow Salazar's instructions to a T indoors.
So I'm wondering if she has Salazar's OK on her going for it.
If she IS going to try for it, and she has Salazar's OK, she WILL take the lead.....if necessary.

Somehow, I doubt that will be necessary, as I'm predicting others will also try for "A's".

BTW, it's spelled WUrth-Thomas, not WOrth. :D
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby DaveyGuy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:03 pm

aaronk wrote:Cain's own Tweet said "Going for the "A"!".
And she's tended to follow Salazar's instructions to a T indoors.
So I'm wondering if she has Salazar's OK on her going for it.
If she IS going to try for it, and she has Salazar's OK, she WILL take the lead.....if necessary.
Somehow, I doubt that will be necessary, as I'm predicting others will also try for "A's".


This is the first time she is going up against the "Big Ones". Reed had no problem beating Cain
indoors. But if a few of the ladies do go for a "A" I think she can run a fast time but not win it. My money is on Jamal.
I think Salazar wants his atheltes to go for the win in big meets (Oly WC DL) but maybe run for time in some, Rupp's indoor mile this year. I think that most of the US women will try to get the A in Europe latter. Cain is not a pro and her family has to pay for travel so she might be looking to bust a big one at Drake.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby BCBaroo » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:21 pm

I'm all for "going for it". But (personal opinion) I'm a little disappointed that she tweeted she's going for the A. To me that sets up a possible outcome where she runs a 4:08 and people are somehow disappointed. Hard to fathom. Wasn't that long ago that we all went bonkers when Jordan ran with her 4:14.5. (I was there, so I can attest to the bonker going)

And - isn't asking anyone to drop a 5+ second PR in their first outdoor race of the year a different kind of bonkers.

Of course, all that being said, I'll be glued to my monitor and sure as heckfire hope she throws one down. If she does...yes. I'll go bonkers, yet again.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby EPelle » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 pm

Front-page article on Rowbury on Friday stated that she's also going to give the "A" shot a go.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby Dutra5 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:23 pm

I hope she runs faster however I think we're looking at 4:07 - 4:09 for Cain.

Which would be great.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby gh » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:42 pm

aaronk wrote:
DaveyGuy wrote:I wonder what Worth Thomas is going to do. Will she take it out fast like she did at trails in 2011?
No way is Cain going to lead. Look at USATF indoor mile, she just sat behind everyone intill the end. It works for her and she'll go with what works.


Cain's own Tweet said "Going for the "A"!".
And she's tended to follow Salazar's instructions to a T indoors.
So I'm wondering if she has Salazar's OK on her going for it.
If she IS going to try for it, and she has Salazar's OK, she WILL take the lead.....if necessary.

Somehow, I doubt that will be necessary, as I'm predicting others will also try for "A's".

BTW, it's spelled WUrth-Thomas, not WOrth. :D


Alberto just texted us to say that as far as he knows, Cain doesn't have a Twitter account, so it doesn't seem like it was her that said that.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby Bob Duncan » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:09 pm

gh wrote:
aaronk wrote:
DaveyGuy wrote:I wonder what Worth Thomas is going to do. Will she take it out fast like she did at trails in 2011?
No way is Cain going to lead. Look at USATF indoor mile, she just sat behind everyone intill the end. It works for her and she'll go with what works.


Cain's own Tweet said "Going for the "A"!".
And she's tended to follow Salazar's instructions to a T indoors.
So I'm wondering if she has Salazar's OK on her going for it.
If she IS going to try for it, and she has Salazar's OK, she WILL take the lead.....if necessary.

Somehow, I doubt that will be necessary, as I'm predicting others will also try for "A's".

BTW, it's spelled WUrth-Thomas, not WOrth. :D


Alberto just texted us to say that as far as he knows, Cain doesn't have a Twitter account, so it doesn't seem like it was her that said that.


Ah, but the fantasies and possibilities of this race are tantalizing. It's got some momentum in a few of our minds now, who knows what tomorrow night shall bring???
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby aaronk » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:10 pm

Been trying to verify whether it was Cain herself who tweeted "Going for the "A"!"......or just a fan club.
GH says Salazar doesn't think she has a Twitter acct.....and since her Facebook page (Which definitely IS hers!!) doesn't say she has a Twitter acct......I"ll assume for the moment she does NOT....and therefore did NOT send that tweet!!

However, I STILL believe she WILL be "Going for the "A"!.
Why??

1. Before Millrose, where she ran that 4:28, Salazar was quoted as saying she was in 4:25 shape. As she passed 1500 in 4:11 during that race, she would have passed 1500 in a 4:25 in 4:08. Almost two months ago, that leaves just 3 seconds to cut from her 1500 POTENTIAL of late February!!

2. Shannon Rowbury has apparently indicated that SHE is going for the "A". And as I've been saying, I can't imagine people like Simpson and Uceny would waste an effort in a field of this caliber....and NOT go for 4:05.50 or faster.

One question is whether there's a pacer for the race.
If there is, then an "A" chase is going to happen.
And if there is, I can't imagine Cain would just sit back and let it go on without her!

So my final guess is that, YES!, the "A" chase is a go....for Cain....and whomever else!!
And with her great kick.....I'd place EVEN ODDS on her.....WINNING!!

We'll know....in about 20 hours!!
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby Dutra5 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:12 pm

Lost in all of the previous hyperbole is the fact that Jamal, at least according to Letrun's homepage, is not running.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby donley2 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:08 pm

Not a snowballs chance in hell of an "A" tonight with these wind conditions. Unless they change dramatically and quickly.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby donley2 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:29 pm

Absolutely thrilled to be wrong. Fantastic run by Jen Simpson. 403. Unbelievable. High school record for Cain.

1 Jenny Simpson New Balance 4:03.35
2 Sheila Reid Nike 4:07.92
3 Kate Grace United States 4:08.24
4 Shannon Rowbury Nike 4:09.05
5 Gabriele Anderson United States 4:10.32
6 Mary Cain United States 4:10.77
7 Sarah Bowman New Balance 4:11.31
8 Emma Coburn Colorado 4:11.36
9 Morgan Uceny adidas 4:17.71
10 Ashley Miller Asics 4:19.86
11 Heather Kamph Asics 4:20.80
-- Renee Tomlin United States DNF
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby tc » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:13 pm

And it was still quite windy and cool here at Drake. Great job of pace setting by Renee Tomlin, and Cain wisely ran her own race, looking strong all the way through.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby Bob Duncan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:42 pm

Yeah, Jenny Simpson was FIERCE tonight!
I wonder what's up with Uceny? I hope that she is OK.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby Brian » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:47 pm

Bob Duncan wrote:Yeah, Jenny Simpson was FIERCE tonight!



A great time under windy conditions...yup, she's definitely back on Wetmore/Burroughs' strength-emphasizing program--!
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby Master Po » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:36 pm

Yes -- excellent time for Simpson. Her 3:59.90 PB from 2009 is of course an outstanding performance, but this 4:03.35 is her 2nd best 1500 time. Her PB and her other 4:03-4:05 times are from later in the season (e.g., June & later). So, this is a really good mark for her.

Also, very good time for Reid -- her PB is 4:07.07 (July 2012) -- so, to run 4:07 in April bodes well for her, imo.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake

Postby olorin » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:32 pm

Master Po wrote:Yes -- excellent time for Simpson. Her 3:59.90 PB from 2009 is of course an outstanding performance, but this 4:03.35 is her 2nd best 1500 time. Her PB and her other 4:03-4:05 times are from later in the season (e.g., June & later). So, this is a really good mark for her.

Also, very good time for Reid -- her PB is 4:07.07 (July 2012) -- so, to run 4:07 in April bodes well for her, imo.

Just to complete the picture:
Kate Grace's 4:08.24 is a new PB (previous PB 4:10.57). A new name for me - she is 23 years old and a former (?) 800 runner (PB 2:01.63). I guess with the current depth in the 800 in the US she has a better chance in the 1,500.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby EPelle » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:43 pm

Shades of Barcelona

Barcelona: 4.04, 4.07, 4.08, 4.09, 4.09, 4.11,01 HSR
Drake Rel: 4.03, 4.07, 4.08, 4.09, 4.10, 4.10,77 HSR
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby nevetsllim » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:43 am

Wow. Really pleased for Jenny. Her second fastest time ever and I didn't realise her PB was set back when she was still predominantly a steeplechaser.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby gh » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:04 am

all-time HS top 10 now posted to front page.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby az2004 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:12 am

just saw yhe race on espn3

simpson looked very strong

august is a long ways off and who knows who will be peaked then, but jenny looked good for april
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby odelltrclan » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:09 am

Aaronk after all the hype and speculation leading up to the race and not a peep since? Come on and give us your take on it!
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby kuha » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:15 am

odelltrclan wrote:Aaronk after all the hype and speculation leading up to the race and not a peep since? Come on and give us your take on it!


On "vacation."
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby odelltrclan » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:38 pm

kuha wrote:
odelltrclan wrote:Aaronk after all the hype and speculation leading up to the race and not a peep since? Come on and give us your take on it!


On "vacation."


Must have missed that one. Just watched the replay of the race. Good to see Simpson looking so strong and enthused. That was a fantastic run, especially given the conditions and just hope she peaks at the right time this year. Saw Brenda Martinez at Penn today. She is looking very strong as well. Hope to see her mix it up with some of these other ladies in a big race soon.
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