Raasin McIntosh (Texas) is currently the NCAA list leader in both the 100 and 400 hurdles, and I'm pretty sure the 13.12 and 12.90 that she has run recently are not flukes -- I think she has a realistic shot at winning both at the nationals. Does anyone out there know who was the last person (men or women) to pull off this double at NCAA? And when? And for those serious stat geeks out there, who was the last person to lead both lists?
By "realistic shot," I only meant just that -- a shot. Beating that bunch, if she can pull it off, would be a magnificent accomplishment -- especially considering that, just a few weeks ago, she wasn't even considered the best on her team at the short race. I'm certainly not offering up any Namath-like guarantees.
But I'm still sticking to my prediction of a 3:25 4x4 for her and her teammates.
Of course, McIntosh is also an integral part of the Horn 4x4 which'll be going for a Collegiate Record. They can probably win without her, but can they set the CR? So assume she skips the 4x4 heats, but if she runs the hurdle final at 7:00 on Saturday night, she also gets to the run the 4x4 final 9:20. Any gas left in the tank?