a thriller in NCAA men's team race?


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a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby gh » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:18 am

formcharts never work out quite as planned of course, but our first NCAA men's top 10s predicts exciting stuff (and big scores) from A&M and Florida come June. Now linked on front page.
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby ed gee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:25 am

Girma Mecheso is a US citizen and competed in the Olympic Trials...not sure why he is marked as a foreigner.
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby KevinM » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:28 am

Is Chris O’Hare redshirting outdoors (or not competing for Tulsa for some other reason)?
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby gh » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:30 am

yes
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby Marlow » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:05 pm

I'll take exception to the Dec pix. :D

Here they are with Dec score last year (or PR) and then their Hep score this indoor season. My boy, Scanting scored 6000 pts indoors, an increase of 600 from last year. I'm not saying he'll get 8K this year, but I gotta think he'll be in the mix at the NCAAs.

1. Kevin Lazas Ark Jr 7955 6175
2. Curtis Beach Duke Jr 7764
3. Jeremy Taiwo Wash Sr 7742 6156
4. Romain Martin’ UTA Sr 7977 5756
5. Isaac Murphy Tex Jr 8067
6. Johannes Hock’ Tex Fr 7884 5858
7. Dakota Keys Ore So 7793 5753
8. Marcus Nilsson’ UCLA Jr 7823 5670
9. Bjorn Barrefors’ Neb Sr 7897
10. Japheth Cato Wis Jr 7616 6165

Garrett Scantling Ga So 7410 6017 (5481 in 2012)
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby Daisy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:38 pm

Marlow wrote:Garrett Scantling Ga So 7410 6017 (5481 in 2012)

Add in that he was particularly strong in the shot putt. Will that translate to a good discus too? What's his javelin like?
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby Marlow » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:23 pm

Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:Garrett Scantling Ga So 7410 6017 (5481 in 2012)

Add in that he was particularly strong in the shot put. Will that translate to a good discus too? What's his javelin like?

He says he's PRed in both in practice lately. The 400 and 1500 are the toughest events for him, but he's seen the city lights now and he's all in.
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby aaronk » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:09 pm

Being a die-hard Ducks fan, I gotta believe they're better than 35 pts and 6th.
I'd look for improved placings from Fleet, Dunbar, and even Berry (from 2nd to 1st).
And why isn't OR picked in the 4X400?
Do they have a team....with Berry the anchor??
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby KevinM » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:20 am

aaronk wrote:Being a die-hard Ducks fan, I gotta believe they're better than 35 pts and 6th.
I'd look for improved placings from Fleet, Dunbar, and even Berry (from 2nd to 1st).
And why isn't OR picked in the 4X400?
Do they have a team....with Berry the anchor??


Any 4x4 Oregon is likely to get qualified would be a cobbled-together team of Berry and a few 47-high/48-low guys, and maybe Greer/Guyota. That’s not likelyto get them to the 3:03 range needed to be scoring at NCAAs.

But I'm with you - I would expect the most heavily-resourced team in the nation to place better than 6th as well.
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby ATK » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:13 am

KevinM wrote:
aaronk wrote:Being a die-hard Ducks fan, I gotta believe they're better than 35 pts and 6th.
I'd look for improved placings from Fleet, Dunbar, and even Berry (from 2nd to 1st).
And why isn't OR picked in the 4X400?
Do they have a team....with Berry the anchor??


Any 4x4 Oregon is likely to get qualified would be a cobbled-together team of Berry and a few 47-high/48-low guys, and maybe Greer/Guyota. That’s not likelyto get them to the 3:03 range needed to be scoring at NCAAs.

But I'm with you - I would expect the most heavily-resourced team in the nation to place better than 6th as well.

Past two years they were only 9th and 10th .
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby gh » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:52 pm

unlike women, this side not projecting to be as thrilling (teamwise) as it was a week ago, with Aggies going from a 2-point lead to a 7-point in the latest predictions. See frontpage for link to all the events.
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Re: a thriller in NCAA men's team race?

Postby unclezadok » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:07 am

Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:Garrett Scantling Ga So 7410 6017 (5481 in 2012)

Add in that he was particularly strong in the shot putt. Will that translate to a good discus too? What's his javelin like?


He is an unusually good javelin thrower for a young decathlete. I believe his PR from last year was over 190. By the way websites for college teams often list the athletes' PRs for career and season--useful info for decathlon fans.
I would not be surprised if Scantling finished as high as second at the NCAAs.
I never find any NCAA team competition thrilling. Often after the meet I don't even know who won the team competition.
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