After her impressive Millrose 60H (7.91, WL), Janay (Cynthia?) Deloach Soukup scratches the LJ and is entered in the 60H... and I didn't realize she was multi-talented - her PR's give her an impressive pentathlon total of 4685.
gh wrote:Both vaults are going to take a while: 15 declared on men's side, 14 on women's.
Pikers. My PR is 34 girls, seeded between 5' and 12', in one competition. Still 'only' took 3 hours.
I have had similar competitions. Here is also depends on how many and how good your crew is. When trying to do it with only two officials it is a real scramble with a large field. At a championship event you have a very large crew, so 15 is really not that many. Note that a large field means that some vaulters that are used to having a lot of time on the runway because they are down to three contestants quickly might find the situation a little different.
This doesn't make sense. We are lowing Standards and the World are raising theirs. The women's World qualifying Standard went from 4.60 to 4.71. If you don't mark 4.71 you don't make the Worlds. So we set our US Standards 41cm below that? And you wonder why we only have 2 people qualify? Expectation means something. So in the end...your top 3 - 4 vaulters which are the only shot we have qualifying can sit and watch 4.30 jumpers for 2 hours with NO RUN THROUGH? Good luck with that.
Last year, the top 4 went 5.02, 4.75, 4.60, 4.60. Last year's starting height of 4.15 after a delay from the Men's Heptathlon will be close to 2 feet under the World A Standard. At this point they should start running 2 Heats...a Developmental and Championship meet. There's just no common sense left.
For the men, you have a standard and you stick with it. US Nationals is a Championship Meet to pick the best reps for chances at Worlds and it's become and All-Comers Meet.
People might not hit expectations but somehow they come close. 4.30 is not close to 4.71.
There are very few college athletes entered at the US Nationals... but in the m400, there are two runners from Pitt currently qualified/declared (Spratling and Murray), but not Pitt's Nkanata. Is it very uncommon to see college kids entered at this meet, and/or see them compete at the World Indoors while in school?
gh wrote:Quoting Becca from the excellent links she gave "After all the conversations we had about the top vaulters getting screwed because of the competition taking too long... "
I sent Ed and Sue an email to find out what happened. It was seriously multiple conversations in multiple meetings at the USATF Annual Meeting, including a lengthy chat between Brad Walker, Ed, Sue, Duffy, etc at the Championship Technical Meeting.
At this point all we can do is hope they keep their word and have a respectable opening height and a fairly aggressive height progression for the first few bars.
I do believe they are going to have two pits, so the multis shouldn't be an issue this year.
Two pits for what? The Albuquerque Convention Center is only set up for on PV pit. We have used two HJ pits at the same time in the past, but that is it.
At the Championship technical meeting in Indy, the representative from ABQ said they thought they would be able to have two pits so that the WPVers wouldn't have to wait for the multis. Maybe that fell through
gktrack wrote:After her impressive Millrose 60H (7.91, WL), Janay (Cynthia?) Deloach Soukup scratches the LJ and is entered in the 60H... and I didn't realize she was multi-talented - her PR's give her an impressive pentathlon total of 4685.
Multiple-heat finals in the 1500, and (according to Brooks Beasts coach Danny Mackey) B-heat runners will not be eligible for Worlds team selection. The system for seeding is about as clear as mud, too. And will anyone get moved up when, inevitably, a few scratch after Saturday's 3k?
Aaronk asked, "Why 13 in Cain's 1500 heat, and just 9 in the other?"
I believe both are sections with placing on time rather than heats which would advance athletes to a final.
However, Cain's section could be downsized if / when some of the seven "doublers" withdraw. Declared for both 1500m and 3000m: Carmen Graves, Gabe Grunewald, Jordan Hasay, Shannon Rowbury, Clare Simpson, Laura Thweatt, Sara Vaughn.
Smaller sections with less traffic could produce faster finish times -- very important because for 2014 World Indoor Championships, a nation can enter 3 athletes who have met the standard at an indoor facility (4:14 in 1500m, 9:02 in 3000m) or outdoor facility (4:03.50 / 8;38) but only 2 of those athletes will be permitted to compete.
Mighty Favog wrote:Multiple-heat finals in the 1500, and (according to Brooks Beasts coach Danny Mackey) B-heat runners will not be eligible for Worlds team selection. The system for seeding is about as clear as mud, too. And will anyone get moved up when, inevitably, a few scratch after Saturday's 3k?
Baffling, but not surprising. Was it clear during the qualification period that this would be the case? "Hey, here's how you can qualify to the national championships, but not be eligible to win a national championship".
In the Pentathlon a string of good results in the 60h. Shana woods leads the event after setting a new PB of 8.37 (8.44) Lindsay Lettow second with 8.44 (8.42) Sharon Day, that will compete in the WIC, third with a new PB of 8.44 (8.46) Sami Spenner, set a side her problem with the NCAA, and set a new PB 8.52 (8.57)