I am outraged! Okay, maybe just miffed. Both the Trackwire and T&FN formcharts pick Lashinda Demus over Raasin McIntosh in the 400 hurdles. Why? McIntosh's best time (54.60) is WAY ahead of anyone else in the NCAA. The closest is Alison Beckford's 55.18, and everyone else is way back in the 56 range.
Maybe you guys know something about Demus that I don't, but I think McIntosh is awesome this year! I just watched her at the Big 12 meet, and she ran a 56.03 with very little effort. She cruised the first 200, apparently saving up energy for the 4x4, and then put on a huge surge from 200 to 250 to easily pass the people ahead of her. She looked like a cat toying with a wounded mouse.
Heck, I'm still optimistic that she can pull off an unprecedented hurdles double
Gary? Jack? If either of you are reading, I demand an explanation!
(and as long as you're explaining things, why do the Lists links on T&FN's website only point to last year's collegiate lists and not the current ones?)