Olympic Trials 2004


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Olympic Trials 2004

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:15 pm

With Potter, Harris, and Steele all running leading times in the world this year (obviously outside of Tyree) don't you think it's a good move to red shirt those guys next year to keep them fresh for the Olympic Trials. It's obvious that they could really make a push and make the team. It was unfortunate that they didn't exactly get a fair deal at the US championships. Even though the trials are in July, it leaves the boys time to rest, however, it also leaves the boys time to get stagnet. What do you think?
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Re: Olympic Trials 2004

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:24 pm

>With Potter, Harris, and Steele all running
>leading times in the world this year (obviously
>outside of Tyree) don't you think it's a good
>move to red shirt those guys next year to keep
>them fresh for the Olympic Trials. It's obvious
>that they could really make a push and make the
>team. It was unfortunate that they didn't exactly
>get a fair deal at the US championships. Even
>though the trials are in July, it leaves the boys
>time to rest, however, it also leaves the boys
>time to get stagnet. What do you think?

Nothing would be preventing them from racing in Europe prior to the trials. Apparently Harris won't have to worry about eligibility or the collegiate season anymore, anyway.
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Re: Olympic Trials 2004

Postby gh » Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:27 pm

Given their stage of development, I say they have a better chance of making the team if they don't redshirt. They still need to hone their skills; far better to do that in hot crucible of NCAA competition than having almost no races of significance before the OT. Seems clear to me that the whole Minnesota team thing is a huge part of their success. Why not kick ass at the collegiate level then have a good month of R&R before going into Sacto feeling like a winner?
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Re: Olympic Trials 2004

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:47 pm

Otis Harris not Ricky. Smart guy.
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