The key with KJT last season, for me, was her JT and 800 improvements. The other events we knew she could do and she's been progressing nicely, but breaking 40m in the JT and then running that superb sub 2:10 in the 800 gave her tonnes of confidence I think. Just missing that bronze medal must also have given her motivation.
Like many I believe KJT is one of the future world beaters in this event. She can do 6600-6700 this season for sure. When she comes back in 2015, after misisng 2 seasons, I do wonder whether Ennis will be able to be on the top of the podium again. I think KJT will take over as UK/World number 1.
Gabriella wrote:In her post LJ interview KJT implied she would focus on the Commonwealth Games heptathlon and do the HJ or LJ at the Europeans Did anyone else think that, or did I get them the wrong way round?
That's what I got too. Sounds like CWG are her main focus, hence the hep there and then Europeans an extra
Surely she has that the wrong way round. Bar 2 Americans all the worlds best high jumpers are European, no doubt she will make some improvement until then but that's a tough feat . She could potentially win Gold at Commies in LJ and HJ, then do Hept at Euros. I would fancy her chances of medal success like that rather than LJ and HJ at euros.
athlete101 wrote:Surely she has that the wrong way round. Bar 2 Americans all the worlds best high jumpers are European, no doubt she will make some improvement until then but that's a tough feat . She could potentially win Gold at Commies in LJ and HJ, then do Hept at Euros. I would fancy her chances of medal success like that rather than LJ and HJ at euros.
Doing hept at the Commonwealth Games gives her a definite gold medal, while at the euros she may be beaten.
BTW, Cato and Ziemke both NH at the Armory meet in the PV (opening at 500 or higher, but Cato has been opening at 500 so far this season, so I was a bit surprised (unless he opened at 515, which might have been the case).
A slight improvement from last season, but significantly, as you point out, she's now starting to have a fairly decent LJ with that PB. 'Only' 1.86 here in the HJ though; I wonder how close she was to the next height or whether she's been focussing on her weaker event? She ran an 8.5 over 60mh last year but then outdoors was stuck just inside 14 secs. If se can be consistent at 8.5 (or PB again) she should be approaching 13.5 outdoors which would be a big improvement.
Maksimava's problem is that her two weakest events are the two where traditionally hepttahletes get the most points; the 100h and LJ. The next top scoring event is the 200m and she is very poor over that too. If she wants big scores she really needs to be running under 25 secs in the 200 and get to 13.5 in the hurdles. That LJ needs to be ideally at the 6.3 level. Unfortunately the way the scoring tables work is it doesnt matter that you can throw the shot 15m or High jump 1.9 if you're just a 14 sec hurdler or sub 6m Longjumper.
nianchengyu wrote:16-year-old GBR Morgan Lake has broken carolina kluft's world youth indoor pentathlon best with 4284! 60H: 8.97 HJ: 1.85m PB indoors;1.90m outdoor pb at 16. SP: 13.38m PB LJ: 5.87m 800: 2:24.48 PB
Kendell Williams, the HSR holder with her 4068 from 2013, recently did 4302 for what I believe is an Age 17 best. So we now have a best-ever for 16 AND 17 year old's this year!! (ADD:: OOPS!! Kendell's now 18. She was 17 when she did the 4068!)
For comparison, here's (side by side) Lake's and William's marks"
So it's Williams easily besting Lake in the 60H and LJ. It's Lake easily in the SP. And they're fairly even in the HJ and 800.
Quick question (unrelated to above): What's Brianna Theisen-Eaton's 800 PR? She paced the Boston 1000 Saturday, leading through 600 in about 1:31.6. That's 2:02 pace!! And she looked VERY fresh when she pulled off!!
26mi235 wrote:So, what is the implement for the multis? Did she use the appropriate weight?
Like Norunner said, IAAF's standard for U18 competitions is 3k shot (and 30-in hurdles). But that doesn't mean youth athletes aren't allowed to take part in competitions where senior implements are used.
I checked on tilastopaja, Lake competed at the swedish national champs, so she used 4kg. Anyone notice the 4444 points by Sofia Linde? Last year she did 100 points less at the NCs and then improved to 4531 at the indoor ECs. Too bad she can't compete in Sobot, she could crack Klüfts WR.
olorin wrote:Nixon is competing in Brimingham. After the first day he leads the competition with 3511 points (6.93-7.50-14.42-2.12). This is only 16 points behind his results in Albuquerque. He set two PBs in the 60h and the PV in Albuquerque so it will be hard for him to get to ~6,200 points. However, relatively modest marks of 8.05 (PB 7.93) - 4.50 (4.80) and 2:40 (2:39.08) will be enough for a WL mark and ensure his spot for Sopot. With only 10 days for the deadline still (as far as I know) no marks from both Mayer and Sintinicolaas so qualifying may be much easier than I thought.
Both Mayer and Sintinicolaas finally started the season, both well below par. Sintinicolaas 60 7.13 (PB 6.88) LJ 7.21 (7.65) SP 14.17 (14.46) Mayer 60 7.38 (7.10) LJ 7.01 (7.54) SP 14.46 (15.16)
Race to Sopot
1. Oleksiy KASYANOV...85...UKR...6104 2. Kai KAZMIREK.........91...GER...6083 3. Gunnar NIXON.........93...USA...6039 4. John LANE.............89...GBR...5982
So far very weak level compares with last year (14 above 6000 7 above 6100)
You missed Shkurenev who is 4th on the list with 5996. There are a number of national combined events champs this weekend including the Dutch where Hardee, Sintnicolaas and other leading decathletes are taking part. Also Katarina Johnson Thompson in the pentathlon.
There could be an almighty scramble for places! As we haven't heard about wildcards will the IAAF invite the top 4 on the rankings?
Almost, Gabriella, one spot goes to the winner of the combined challenge, which Krauchanka won, he wasn't even in the top 5 of last years outdoor list. Behrenbruch got invited because Schrader is injured, otherwise he would not have gotten invited since they only allow one athlete per country from the outdoor lists.
26-year-old Ellinore Hallin of SWE/5801p opened thisn season with three pbs in 60H/8.42,8.41,8.27s and big pb in SP BY 72cm/ 15.19 PB 14.08 14.79 14.57 14.52 14.13,here are her other events pb: 13.55/8.27s,1.75,15.19,24.66,5.97,43.26,2.17.63
Cato went 7.50 and 7.49 in the LJ (three attempts) at Tyson and ran 8.09 and 8.07 in the 60h. Zeimek hit 7.20 in the LJ and 8.40 in the 60h, they are listed for the PV tomorrow, as is Lazas. Last year at NCAAs those three waged a dual that resulted in 5.30/5.40/5.40, the latter two being the highest US collegiate Hept marks for the PV.
Gabriella wrote:So, it looks like Jennifer Oeser will not be completing a heptathlon until late in the season at the European Police Champinships in September, if at all. Her injury woes have continuned so she can only plan single starts and again not for a while.
Better news for Lilli Schwarzkopf, who is planning to start in Gotzis.
So, with a retired Dobrynska, a banned Yosypenko, an injured Oeser and a pregnant Ennis means we will only see Schwarzkopf, Chernova, and preseumably Skujyte from the 'old' elite/medalists compete this season. So it looks like we are now entering a new cycle as we did in 2008.
Indeed. Sad to see Oeser still struggling but great to see Schwarzkopf back. 2013 was certainly a transitional season, who would have thought Hanna Melnychenko would be a global gold medallist. I suspect that transistion will continue a bit this season with a lot of the new class that showed themselves in 2012 will have a key season in their journey to the top.
We know Schippers is getting better and better, Johnson-Thompson seems to be going from strength to strength, I see Laura Ikauniece has recovered from her injuries last year to set a national record, Broersen and Thieson-Eaton have become genuine medal threats,