jeremyp wrote:What's with the USATF site? First it gives live results then it doesn't? Where are the results??? Anybody? All I get is a blank screen in the USATF results section. What do I need to do to get them?
I had a similar problem. Try clearing your cache, or opening the page in a different browser.
Got to talk a fair amount to Ashton at the Jerome meet. A complete class act and obviously a brillant performer. Been a big fan since 2008-so nice to see it all come together-even better than awe could imagine.
DH and I are jumping up and down in our LR-damn we should have gone down.
marlow-cheer your heart out for me!
Now we have to hope he can hold this form for London!
DecFan wrote:After the big three, who's next? Here are some 1st day results to look for that will give us clues:
Jake Arnold: In his comeback, Jake has set a decathlon PR in the 100 (10.93); however, he's performed well below his previous standards in the LJ, SP, and HJ. If he hits 6.8+ in the LJ, 14.6+ in the SP, and 2.00+ in the HJ, he'll be well on his way to 8200+, and the favorite after Eaton, Hardee, and Clay.
Beach: I find it hard to come up with a scenario in which he scores 8200 points, as I don't see evidence of improvement in his very weak throws.
Harlan: Similar to Beach, except his weaknesses are in the running events instead of the throws. I don't see him scoring 8200.
Chris Helwick: A sleeper with a real shot at the top place outside the big 3. 8143 PR from 2008, PRs that sum to 8672. Look particularly at his SP. He had a 14.47 put indoors this year, but has never gone over 14m in a decathlon. If he can hit 14.5+, LJ 7.2 and HJ 2.0, he'll have a decent shot at 8200. On day 2, if he's still in the mix, look for his erratic JT: He's thrown 72m, but has also had decathlons in which he hasn't reached 60m.
Harlan, Helwick, Moss and Murphy are all with sub 7.00 jumps and the road to "A" is almost impossible. Clay and Beach are the only one with a realistic chance to Join Eaton and Hardee. Beach test is coming in the SP. He has to throw 12.50+ to have a chance at the "A".
Gray Horn - who just graduated from Florida, but was hurt at indoor NCAA's and didn't compete outdoors - jumps 7.60 and now looks to be ahead of Beach in the battle for the lead of the chase pack. Arnold jumps poorly, as does Helwick - no one other than the big three is going to hit 8200 in this competition.
DecFan wrote:Gray Horn - who just graduated from Florida, but was hurt at indoor NCAA's and didn't compete outdoors - jumps 7.60 and now looks to be ahead of Beach in the battle for the lead of the chase pack. Arnold jumps poorly, as does Helwick - no one other than the big three is going to hit 8200 in this competition.
After two events: Beach is 7 points behind his score when he set his PB (8083). Horn is 8 points behind his score when he set his PB(7914).
Horn is better in SP and his mark when he set his decathlon PB was relatively low (12.61). He needs ~14.00 throw to keep his Olympic dream alive.