Blues wrote:toyracer wrote:18.99s wrote:toyracer wrote:I think you misunderstood my point. I'm only addressing the relay pool, not addressing being named to the overall Jamaican team.
When I said "displace Livermore and Bailey" I meant displace them out of the one available spot in the pool.
However, anybody in any individual event is automatically eligible for relays, so it makes no sense to include Livermore in the list of 6 names submitted to the IAAF, even if they ultimately intend to use Livermore on the relay. So at this point it's just a matter of whether Asafa replaces Oshane Bailey on that list of 6 (if Blake competes), or whether both Asafa and Bailey are on the list (which is the logical result if Blake doesn't compete).
Actually, "if they ultimately intend to use Livermore on the relay" then he would HAVE to be named as one of the six in the pool. Yes, technically anyone in an individual event is eligible for selection into the pool but only the six persons actually declared as being in the relay pool can run in the relay.
Is that the JAAA rule? I don't think it's the IAAF rule. As far as the IAAF is concerned, anybody can run who's on the team. The actual 4 runners in a particular event have to be submitted at least an hour before the first call for the event, and once the heat is run, only 2 additional athletes are eligible to run in the final. But those athletes don't necessarily have to come from the relay pools. As an example, in the 2011 Daegu 4x4 final, neither the USA 2nd leg (Bershawn Jackson) nor 3rd leg (Angelo Taylor) was among the 6 athletes who were submitted as the USA 4x4 relay pool. Both were on the team for the 400h though.
For the life of me I'm not sure why I thought it was a current provision in the JAAA rules. After searching for it, I realize I am incorrect. Apologies.