KDFINE wrote:Oftentimes the opinion is posted that the USA should allot the first two Olympic slots to the top two finishers in the trials, and that somehow it should be left to a committee to pick the third athlete
NO ONE, that I know of, has ever asked that the USA pick anyone for the OG T&F team by committee. What I, and others, have said is that the third member should qualify (on the track) by another means than just the OT. While some athletes who finished third have gone on to fame and glory, not only would MOST of them have also been selected by an alternate system, but there would be more successes in an alternate method than the current one. I'm not going to waste anyone's time by explaining the superior alternate means, as we have played that game many times before. 'You could look it up.'