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2013 prospects

Postby justrunfast » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:20 pm

anyone we should look out for in the upcoming season? any college athletes goin pro who will do particularly well?
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby fasttrack85 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:43 pm

I think Christina Manning should have gone pro. Kimberlyn Duncan is ready for the pros but I think she will be a Senior this year not sure whether or not she will be sticking around at LSU. I am looking forward to Harry Adams as well.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby ATK » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:36 pm

Duncan is still at LSU according to the 2013 roster. Manning signed with adidas after US trials
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby fasttrack85 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:53 pm

Also looking foward to English Gardner, Ashley Spencer, Aaron Earnest, Prezel Hardy, and Tony Mcquay.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby justrunfast » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:52 am

anyone else think Duncan should have gone pro? or was it wise for her to stay at LSU for her senior year?
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby highjumpfan » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:42 am

Is their any event more interesting then the Men's High Jump. When was the last time any event in college had 2 Olympic medalists competing in it.
Too boot the woman's High Jump has the Oly silver medalist who barring injury will smash the in-season collegiate records indoors and out!
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby Marlow » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:47 am

highjumpfan wrote:When was the last time any event in college had 2 Olympic medalists competing in it.

Were not the 1960 Gold and Silver medalists in Decathlon going to the SAME SCHOOL?!
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby gh » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:04 am

all the Olympic medalists in the '68 men's 400 came back for NCAA seasons in '69.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby Blues » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:41 am

Marlow wrote:
highjumpfan wrote:When was the last time any event in college had 2 Olympic medalists competing in it.

Were not the 1960 Gold and Silver medalists in Decathlon going to the SAME SCHOOL?!


I could be wrong, but I took hjfan's previous comment to mean "when was the last time any current event in college had 2 previous Olympic medalists competing in it?".

I think Johnson and Yang attended UCLA prior to the Olympics, but I'm not sure that Johnson competed again at UCLA after winning their Olympic medals in 1960, since Johnson first enrolled at UCLA in 1954, and the 1960 season made his sixth year at UCLA (after not competing due to a car accident in 1959)... And it certainly doesn't diminish their greatness, but I found it interesting that Yang and Johnson also had a possible age advantage over most recent collegians by being 27 and 25, respectively, at the time of the '60 Olympics.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby JumboElliott » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:44 am

gh wrote:all the Olympic medalists in the '68 men's 400 came back for NCAA seasons in '69.

And none of the three made the Olympics individually in '72.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby Marlow » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 am

JumboElliott wrote:
gh wrote:all the Olympic medalists in the '68 men's 400 came back for NCAA seasons in '69.

And none of the three made the Olympics individually in '72.

Four years was an eternity in the life-span of a 400 runner then.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby JumboElliott » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:33 pm

What about Vince Matthews?
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby gh » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:36 pm

he didn't run in the Mexico 400; he thus had motivation to try again.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby doug5321 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:49 pm

maybe alexis faulknor of university of central florida might surprise, her times/ are good, but she has been injured in high school, so the good could turnnto very good this year, she has the genes her mother ann foster was a 4 time NCAA division 2 triple jump champ at abilene christain and her father chris faulknor ran on the 4 x 100 in the 1988 olympics.

maybe 11.2 for 100 sub 23 for 200, over 21 in the long jump and high 51 low 52 for her 4 x 400 split.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby doug5321 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:54 pm

supergirl aka alexis faulknor takes flight. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ale ... M=IQFRBA#v
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby dj » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:30 pm

Blues wrote:
Marlow wrote:
highjumpfan wrote:When was the last time any event in college had 2 Olympic medalists competing in it.

Were not the 1960 Gold and Silver medalists in Decathlon going to the SAME SCHOOL?!


I could be wrong, but I took hjfan's previous comment to mean "when was the last time any current event in college had 2 previous Olympic medalists competing in it?".

I think Johnson and Yang attended UCLA prior to the Olympics, but I'm not sure that Johnson competed again at UCLA after winning their Olympic medals in 1960, since Johnson first enrolled at UCLA in 1954, and the 1960 season made his sixth year at UCLA (after not competing due to a car accident in 1959)... And it certainly doesn't diminish their greatness, but I found it interesting that Yang and Johnson also had a possible age advantage over most recent collegians by being 27 and 25, respectively, at the time of the '60 Olympics.


Yang and Johnson trained together at UCLA but never overlapped, Johnson having graduated before Yang arrived.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby dl » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:34 pm

fasttrack85 wrote:Also looking foward to English Gardner, Ashley Spencer, Aaron Earnest, Prezel Hardy, and Tony Mcquay.


McQuay went pro.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby Speedster » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:01 am

I would have thought turning pro in an Olympic year would have been better choice than 2013, unless you made the US team like McQuay did.

I also think Duncan and Gardner feel a sense of loyalty to LSU and Oregon after recruiting them as good athletes and now turning them into world beaters. In interviews both have spoken really fondly of their colleges and I am sure that makes any early departure harder to consider. Perhaps if they had made the US team in individual events it might have swayed them to go.

I am a big fan of Duncan, but after running 60 (!) races (solo and relays) before the Olympic trials, it was going to be hard to make the team against women who had run less than 20 in the same period. If she does the same again, I don' think we'll see her in a major champs till 2015.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby gh » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:14 am

The economic reality is that Duncan and Gardner (trying to crack a market with Jeter, Felix, et al, no USATF titles to their name) wouldn't have received anywhere near the inducement to go pro that McQuay (Merritt & Wariner with major question marks, no other likely successors on the horizon, and alredy the reigning national champion) did.

If they hung in there for the old school tie, all the more power to them, but the situations aren't the same.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby Per Andersen » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:28 pm

highjumpfan wrote:Is their any event more interesting then the Men's High Jump. When was the last time any event in college had 2 Olympic medalists competing in it.
Too boot the woman's High Jump has the Oly silver medalist who barring injury will smash the in-season collegiate records indoors and out!

Glenn Davis and Eddie Southern in the 440 in 1958.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby Speedster » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:07 am

gh wrote:The economic reality is that Duncan and Gardner (trying to crack a market with Jeter, Felix, et al, no USATF titles to their name) wouldn't have received anywhere near the inducement to go pro that McQuay (Merritt & Wariner with major question marks, no other likely successors on the horizon, and alredy the reigning national champion) did.

If they hung in there for the old school tie, all the more power to them, but the situations aren't the same.


Makes perfect sense.
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby justrunfast » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:49 pm

Anyone no what LSU Grad Barrett Nugent is doing this year? Great collegiate career think he could have a good future
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Re: 2013 prospects

Postby harvtrack » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:27 pm

I have told that Barrett Nugent is still living in Baton Rouge, training on the track at LSU, and yes he does plan to compete this year.
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