Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!


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Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:22 am

Most, if not all, of the following has been already mentioned, and discussed, on other threads, but I thought I'd try to compile an overall list....to indicate "whatta weekend" this was. Here's some of what I remember as being exciting for me.......or, in a few cases, pretty shocking!

Many (outdoor) season leaders. To name a few:
Deon Lendore--45.00
Duane Solomon--1:46.03
Abbey D'Agostino--15:11.35 (CL)
Courtney Corrin--20-11 (HSL)
Jose Pena---8:27.66 SC
Mike Rodgers--10.04
Natoya Goule--2:00.76 (CL)
Brenda Martinez---4:04.86
English Gardner--11.00 (CL)

Some of the "shockers" were:

Carmelita Jeter pulling up in the 100 with a cramp.
Morgan Uceny (2:05.50) and Lashinda Demus (2:08.81) both finishing last (9th).
(Even though Demus wasn't in her specialty, she should be able to go faster than 2:08!!)
A relative unknown beating Leo Manzano and Nick Symmonds in a mile.
VCB's fast (though windy) 22.18.
Andrew Wheating winning in 1:49.24. (Thought he'd given it up!!)

Like I said, this is just a short list!
But it gives you SOME idea of "whatta weekend" this was.

And it's just the third week of April!!
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby gh » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:02 am

Mt. SAC men's HJ

1 Erik Kynard Kansas State 2.34m 7-08.00 (outdoor WL)
2.13 2.18 2.23 2.28 2.31 2.34 2.37
O O O O O XXO XXX
2 Michael Mason Valley Royals 2.31m 7-07.00
2.13 2.18 2.23 2.28 2.31 2.34
O O XO O XO XXX
2 Jesse Williams Nike 2.31m 7-07.00
2.13 2.18 2.23 2.28 2.31 2.34
O O O XO XO XXX
4 Dusty Jonas Nike 2.28m 7-05.75
2.13 2.18 2.23 2.28 2.31
O O O XO XXX
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Jackaloupe » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:06 am

Andrew Wheating winning in 1:49.24. (Thought he'd given it up!!)

Edit: I was clearly mixing up Wheating w/ Elijah Greer, who ran 1:46.2 on Saturday, the race I was describing below.

You're quoting that dyslexic Typo from the Front Page article: As stated in the other one (and I was there, so noticed the misstated time), Wheating ran 1:46.2! (sic, 1:49.24) Not much competition and he (Greer) waited until the Bowerman Turn (the last) to unleash his impressive sprint. Split was on the order of 52, by rabbit Scherer. It was also a bit windy, ~2 mps most of the day, and shifting.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:09 am

Here's a few additions to the above:

New Season Leaders:

Team Jet-----41.79 (!!)
Kibwe Johnson---250-3
Eric Kynard---7-8 (outdoor leader)
Randy Cunningham---7-3 (HSL)
Yvette Lewis's wind-aided 12.43 (with Vashti Thomas at 12:56!)

Great races:

Solomon beating Sowinski, 1:46.03 to 1:46.05....with Sowinski negative splitting....and 3 more under 1:47.
Both London Marathon races, with both Jeptoo and Kebede having GREAT finishes!!
(Especially Jeptoo, with her 1:08 final half!!)
Laura Roesler's 2:01.75, with 2 others under 2:02.
McQuay beating Tyson Gay in the 400.

Poignant Moment:

The 30 seconds of silence before the London Marathon start to remember (and honor) the Boston victims!!
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby user4 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:09 am

Jackaloupe wrote:Andrew Wheating winning in 1:49.24. (Thought he'd given it up!!)

You're quoting that dyslexic Typo from the Front Page article: As stated in the other one (and I was there, so noticed the misstated time), Wheating ran 1.46.2! Not much competition and he waited until the Bowerman Turn (the last) to unleash his impressive sprint. Split was on the order of 52, by rabbit Scherer. It was also a bit windy, ~2 mps most of the day, and shifting.


Jack, you are the gold standard on these boards!!
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby norunner » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:24 am

When was the last time we didn't have weekends like this at the end of april ? I don't think anything extraordinary happened this weekend. Lots of college kids sprinting fast, like they always do in april, jamaicans joining in and the first guys jumping over 2.30, business as usual. And half of the season leaders are only leading because the season hasn't really started yet, i mean 8.27 over 3000H, really?
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Dutra5 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:27 am

aaronk wrote:Morgan Uceny (2:05.50) and Lashinda Demus (2:08.81) both finishing last (9th).
(Even though Demus wasn't in her specialty, she should be able to go faster than 2:08!!)


Curious as to why you would say that?
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Marlow » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:38 am

gh wrote:Michael Mason Valley Royals 2.31m 7-7

=PR
Canuckian, 2004 World Jr champion
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby gh » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:39 am

user4 wrote:
Jackaloupe wrote:Andrew Wheating winning in 1:49.24. (Thought he'd given it up!!)

You're quoting that dyslexic Typo from the Front Page article: As stated in the other one (and I was there, so noticed the misstated time), Wheating ran 1.46.2! Not much competition and he waited until the Bowerman Turn (the last) to unleash his impressive sprint. Split was on the order of 52, by rabbit Scherer. It was also a bit windy, ~2 mps most of the day, and shifting.


Jack, you are the gold standard on these boards!!


???? official results and every newspaper story say 1:49.24. And I confirmed with the meet announcer that it was a 1:49, not 1:46.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:42 am

Dutra5 wrote:
aaronk wrote:Morgan Uceny (2:05.50) and Lashinda Demus (2:08.81) both finishing last (9th).
(Even though Demus wasn't in her specialty, she should be able to go faster than 2:08!!)


Curious as to why you would say that?


Very Simple.
Forget the name.....and look at "X" girl's PR's.

She can run 51.09 in the 400. (Has she bettered this?)
A woman (person!) who can run 51.....given a slowdown of about 7 seconds per 400 in an 800.....should be capable of 1:56. (Emphasis on the word "should"!)

But give this person even a TEN second slowdown per 400....and you'd still have her running a 2:02.

I can't imagine anyone, man or woman, not being able to hold within TEN seconds of their 400 PR in a 800. (Even knowing she's just using it as a strength test.)
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby norunner » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:01 pm

So because Demus ran a 51.09 in 2010 she should be able to run faster than 2.08 in 2013 ? Lets wait for Marita Koch to come out of retirement and break the 800m WR then, after all, she once ran a 47.60 over 400.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:44 pm

norunner wrote:So because Demus ran a 51.09 in 2010 she should be able to run faster than 2.08 in 2013 ? Lets wait for Marita Koch to come out of retirement and break the 800m WR then, after all, she once ran a 47.60 over 400.


The topic of what a runner can do at a longer distance, based on a shorter distance time.....has been done on another thread.

But considering Demus and Koch......Koch is now 56 years old!
Demus is now 30.

If either of them are going to break the WR......and neither of them will!!!....it would be Demus, as she's still in her prime!!

Also, Demus hasn't run 47.60!!
(Though I believe she has a relay time of sub-50??)
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:48 pm

Bolt can run 19.1x, so he can run 43-flat, so he can run 1:39, ...
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby norunner » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:17 pm

aaronk wrote:
norunner wrote:So because Demus ran a 51.09 in 2010 she should be able to run faster than 2.08 in 2013 ? Lets wait for Marita Koch to come out of retirement and break the 800m WR then, after all, she once ran a 47.60 over 400.


The topic of what a runner can do at a longer distance, based on a shorter distance time.....has been done on another thread.

But considering Demus and Koch......Koch is now 56 years old!
Demus is now 30.

If either of them are going to break the WR......and neither of them will!!!....it would be Demus, as she's still in her prime!!

Also, Demus hasn't run 47.60!!
(Though I believe she has a relay time of sub-50??)
You are missing the point. A PB from three years ago has no relation to what an athlete can do today. Maybe Demus was injured until recently, had cramps during the race, got drunk with buddies the night before...
There are a million reason why she may be "slow" at the moment, but anything she achieved three years ago is no reason for any expectations today.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby ATK » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:28 pm

aaronk wrote:Many (outdoor) season leaders. To name a few:
Deon Lendore--45.00

Kirani James already leads the world with a 44.72 from last week
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Jackaloupe » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:04 pm

gh, My Bad! As I Edited my erroneous Post above, I was clearly confusing Elijah Greer's sterling 1:46.2 from Saturday--the race I described.
So many Ducks, so many speedy MuddleDistancers!
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:05 pm

What happened to Jeter?

Event 201 Women 100 Meter Dash Invit Elite
=====================================================================
World Record: W 10.49 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA
American Rec: @ 10.49 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner, World Cl
Meet Record: $ 10.87 1987 Merlene Ottey, Los Angeles TC
Name Year Team Finals Wind
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Finals
1 English Gardner Oregon 11.00 1.8
2 Tori Bowie Chula Vista Elite 11.14 1.8
3 Miki Barber Nike 11.16 1.8
4 Lekeisha Lawson Unattached 11.18 1.8
5 Lauryn Williams Saucony 11.20 1.8
6 Natasha Hastings Under Armour 11.24 1.8
7 Jenna Prandini Oregon 11.31 1.8
8 Cierra White Texas Tech 11.35 1.8
9 Carmelita Jeter Nike 11.68 1.8

Did she feel a twitch and slowed it down to avoid further damage?
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby GDAWG » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:11 pm

aaronk wrote:
Yvette Lewis's wind-aided 12.43 (with Vashti Thomas at 12:56!)



For obvious reasons, that will not last.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby ATK » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:16 pm

CookyMonzta wrote:What happened to Jeter?

Event 201 Women 100 Meter Dash Invit Elite
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World Record: W 10.49 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA
American Rec: @ 10.49 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner, World Cl
Meet Record: $ 10.87 1987 Merlene Ottey, Los Angeles TC
Name Year Team Finals Wind
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Finals
1 English Gardner Oregon 11.00 1.8
2 Tori Bowie Chula Vista Elite 11.14 1.8
3 Miki Barber Nike 11.16 1.8
4 Lekeisha Lawson Unattached 11.18 1.8
5 Lauryn Williams Saucony 11.20 1.8
6 Natasha Hastings Under Armour 11.24 1.8
7 Jenna Prandini Oregon 11.31 1.8
8 Cierra White Texas Tech 11.35 1.8
9 Carmelita Jeter Nike 11.68 1.8

Did she feel a twitch and slowed it down to avoid further damage?

60m in, she pulled up could be a small cramp, could be a pull. hopefully its nothing to bad. The video is on flotrack.

Considering Gardner ran 11 flat, and Jeter was clearly about to run past her, she was easily on her way to a 10.9x
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:46 pm

ATK wrote:Considering Gardner ran 11 flat, and Jeter was clearly about to run past her, she was easily on her way to a 10.9x


She was already passing her after EG got a very good start and Jeter was 'methodical' out of the blocks. A great start might have gotten her to a 10.8 sans cramp.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby lovetorun » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:36 pm

I agree with aaronk that Demus's 2:08.81 is slower than I expected she would run. It's pretty clear that a world class 400m and 400mh performer could run significantly faster. But, as we all know (and as someone else suggested) anyone can have an off day.

The one that surpized me also was Morgan Uceny's last place 2:05.5...I wasn't able to watch the race...can anyone comment on how she looked. When I saw her place and time I was wondering if she fell again or was bumped or impeded somehow.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby ATK » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:40 pm

according to Demus' IAAF page, her 800 best is and indoor 2.08.91 from 2006
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Postby DrJay » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:59 pm

Uceny's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/mo ... ny?fref=ts

Sounds like she's OK with where she is for mid/late April.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby DrJay » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:04 pm

Will Leer 13:21 5000 at Mt. SAC
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby DrJay » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:05 pm

aaronk wrote:A relative unknown beating Leo Manzano and Nick Symmonds in a mile.


To fill in the blank, Cory Leslie 3:58.18
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Postby kuha » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:28 pm

aaronk wrote:And it's just the third week of April!!


And that's precisely the first and last point for this whole thread.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:42 pm

norunner wrote:When was the last time we didn't have weekends like this at the end of april ? I don't think anything extraordinary happened this weekend. Lots of college kids sprinting fast, like they always do in april, jamaicans joining in and the first guys jumping over 2.30, business as usual. And half of the season leaders are only leading because the season hasn't really started yet, i mean 8.27 over 3000H, really?


You missed my point in creating this topic.
I agree....I'm sure other seasons have seen similar leaps forward in quality marks during the Mt SAC/Kansas et al weekend.

Maybe it's because I'm paying MUCH more close attention to this season than normal....because of my involvement with this website......that I'm seeing (and taking) things out of perspective.

However, it seems to me that THIS spring (and even winter--indoors) has seen a broader and deeper array of quality marks than have been in recent years.
(I'd have to do a really detailed research project...to verify that!)

But here we are.....with only one REALLY major outdoor meet behind us (Mt SAC).....and we're seeing marks that make this collegiate and high school season ALREADY one of the better ones in recent memory!!

Whether this quality improves....or stagnates is yet to be seen.

But with Penn at its usual quality level....and Drake looking to be one of the best EVER Drakes.....and one of the best domestic relay meets in years.... not to mention the Cardinal distance circus always producing long lists of top distance marks...... all coming up next week....before April ends!!....that I can't see this assault on the all-time lists ending any time soon!

Besides, I try to see the glass as half full.....not half empty.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:06 pm

ATK wrote:
aaronk wrote:Many (outdoor) season leaders. To name a few:
Deon Lendore--45.00

Kirani James already leads the world with a 44.72 from last week


Correct.
And my bad!
I should have added a "CL" to Lendore's mark!!
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Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:49 pm

26mi235 wrote:
ATK wrote:Considering Gardner ran 11 flat, and Jeter was clearly about to run past her, she was easily on her way to a 10.9x


She was already passing her after EG got a very good start and Jeter was 'methodical' out of the blocks. A great start might have gotten her to a 10.8 sans cramp.

I just saw the videoclip. Jeter passed Gardner at 40m and was a half-meter ahead of her with 35m to go. Had she finished, she would easily have been at least a meter ahead. She most certainly would have run 10.8x.
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Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:28 pm

One way I measure how good a season is......is by seeing how many marks make my All Time Top 24 lists.
(I have outdoor and indoor Top 24's A-T for most events.....no relays, walks, and no converted 1600 and 3200 times......for collegiate, HS, US, and World.)
While 24 is an arbitrary number, I've had that number for decades, so can be used for measuring and comparing.
As of right now, there are (all events).....

3 marks from 2013 on the boy's HS A-T lists (outdoor only).
5 marks from 2013 on the girl's HS A-T lists.

Not so good, but HS'ers have until the end of August to produce marks.

Things are much hotter on the collegiate side.

10 marks from 2013 on the men's Collegiate A-T lists.
22 marks from 2013 on the women's Collegiate A-T lists.

I'll do a recount after each succeeding week from here on.....so as to see what progress has been made.

One reason the HS lists don't have large numbers yet is because many of the big indoor stars or people returning from 2012 haven't really opened up yet.....or even competed at all, as far as I know.
That should change, and soon!

ADD: I found (on MileSplit) another boy's HS mark that makes my Top 24 A-T list.
Charles Ionata threw the hammer 228-4 this past weekend to reach 20th place on the list!!
So make that FOUR marks that make my A-T lists on the boy's side from 2013.

OOPS!!!.....again.
I found yet another new 2013 mark that makes one of my Top 24's!
On the updated Yearly Leaders list is a 22-1 and 3/4 LJ for Christabel Nettey.
That places her equal-16th on the A-T collegiate list!
So make that 23 new 2013 marks on my women's collegiate outdoor Top 24's.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby lionelp1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:51 pm

CookyMonzta wrote:
26mi235 wrote:
ATK wrote:Considering Gardner ran 11 flat, and Jeter was clearly about to run past her, she was easily on her way to a 10.9x


She was already passing her after EG got a very good start and Jeter was 'methodical' out of the blocks. A great start might have gotten her to a 10.8 sans cramp.

I just saw the videoclip. Jeter passed Gardner at 40m and was a half-meter ahead of her with 35m to go. Had she finished, she would easily have been at least a meter ahead. She most certainly would have run 10.8x.

No argument, as Jeter looked to do something very good for the third week in April
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Flumpy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:20 am

aaronk wrote:She can run 51.09 in the 400......should be capable of 1:56.


HUH??? :shock: :lol: :roll:
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Gabriella » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:24 am

Demus's 800m times this season have been pretty poor (on another thread someone posted two other races where she ran 2:08-2:09)

You would think most elite female 400m hurdlers should be able to run 2:05 unless they are very much speed based (Privalova, Antyukh, Tirlea..)

Nicola Sanders was a former 400mhurdler and ran 2:03.41 at Mt SAC back in 2009, off the back of her 50.71 in 2008. She is faster on the flat than Demus but you would think Demus would be running closer to that time. Sanya Richards-Ross's had that 2:10 over 800m a few years ago; again you'd expect more, but again she is speed based.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby batonless relay » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:59 am

Absolutely Demus should be running at least sub-2:05 but every finalist for the womens 400 should be able to do it as well. 2:05 just isn't an impossible task for someone with sub-51s speed. But, just because she hasn't doesn't mean she can't. The pacing has to be understood; and for an athlete who has spent the last 10+ years seemingly not understanding the pacing of her own event its no surprise to me that she doesn't have it right in the 800m either. Then there's also that fallacy that 400h have more "endurance" than 400 runners when the training between the two events, 90% of the time, is nearly identical, if not the same; 400h just tend to be slower 400m runners - not 800m runners who can hurdle. 400h are NOT 800m runners - which is why so few 800m runners move down to the 400h (Tamsyn Lewis exempted) and why so few 400h ever run really fast 800m (Patrick and Schmid exempted). 400h is about rhythm and 800m is about pacing exhibiting 2 different types of strength. 400 is an entirely different animal, but no less deadly.

I also wouldn't put too much stock in "speed-based v non-speed based". At 400m there is enough aerobic stimulus in training to run the low(er/est) end of an elite 800m. There's a reason why Russian coaches move their 400m women to the 800 with regular success.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Marlow » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:10 am

batonless relay wrote:Absolutely Demus should be running at least sub-2:05 but every finalist for the womens 400 should be able to do it as well. 2:05 just isn't an impossible task for someone with sub-51s speed.

Not so fast (pun!).
The track world is rife with athletes who tried to move up to the next distance but couldn't run what they "should" have been able to.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby batonless relay » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:19 am

Marlow wrote:
batonless relay wrote:Absolutely Demus should be running at least sub-2:05 but every finalist for the womens 400 should be able to do it as well. 2:05 just isn't an impossible task for someone with sub-51s speed.

Not so fast (pun!).
The track world is rife with athletes who tried to move up to the next distance but couldn't run what they "should" have been able to.

Good point...and I agree; but 2:05 is completely different than 1:57. A 51 second person might move up and run 1:57 if they got everything right; however, a 51 second person moving up SHOULD run 2:05. 2:05 for a 51s person is the equivalent of a 54 for a 23 second person; hard, but very possible if you already have the speed.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby aaronk » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:54 am

Hey guys and gals.....this thread was SUPPOSED to be about the great forward leap made in our T&F world over this past weekend......and to give some examples.....

NOT about Lashinda Demus's 800 potential, nor about Marita Koch or....Ben Johnson :shock: !!
Though I should probably blame myself for starting it....by saying that Demus's 2:08 at Mt SAC was MUCH slower than what I think her potential is in the 800.

But the same could be said about Morgan Uceny's 2:05.50 or Carmelita Jeter's 11.68 (or whatever she ran!).
They too can obviously go a LOT faster!!
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby CookyMonzta » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:03 pm

aaronk wrote:Hey guys and gals.....this thread was SUPPOSED to be about the great forward leap made in our T&F world over this past weekend......and to give some examples.....

NOT about Lashinda Demus's 800 potential, nor about Marita Koch or....Ben Johnson :shock: !!
Though I should probably blame myself for starting it....by saying that Demus's 2:08 at Mt SAC was MUCH slower than what I think her potential is in the 800.

But the same could be said about Morgan Uceny's 2:05.50 or Carmelita Jeter's 11.68 (or whatever she ran!).
They too can obviously go a LOT faster!!

And just in case some of you are still looking for an athlete to use as a measuring stick for a sprinter's potential in the 800, why has no one mentioned Jearl Miles-Clark? She started experimenting with the 800 in 1995 (when last I checked), but she didn't give it serious consideration until 1997, as she ended that year with an AR 1:56.78. Her PRs are 23.03 (?), 49.40 (1997) and 1:56.40 (1999). She ran 1:57.27 for 6th at Athens 2004, a month from her 38th birthday. She was 2 months from her 31st birthday when she ran her 400 PR.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:33 pm

I was at the Mt. SAC Relays this past weekend and was very impressed with two high schoolers. One was Courtney Corrin who won the high school long jump (girls) at 20' 10" and Randall Cunningham, who won the boys high jump at 7' 3".

Both athletes aren't even in their senior year of high school. Randall is a junior and Courtney is a ninth grader. I saw both of them win at Arcadia earlier this month. Both athletes look very polished, very smooth, and on their way to greatness (I hope).

Anyone know much about Harvard/Weslake School in Southern California? That's where Courtney goes to high school. They have had some pretty good track and field athletes. I know it is a private school in the San Fernando Valley (Studio City/North Hollywood?).
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Marlow » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:20 pm

DoubleRBar wrote:Randall Cunningham, who won the boys high jump at 7' 3".

Former Eagle QB has quite the brood. The baby sister, a freshman, has already jumped 5-10! :shock:
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