Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!


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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby gktrack » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:16 pm

DoubleRBar wrote: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?).

Great program, great coaches, so she's in good hands... You'll recognize a few of the coaches there: Oly gold medalists and Joanna Hayes and Felix Sanchez, and Quincy Watts was there for a while as well.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby gktrack » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:26 pm

Re: all the Demus talk...
She holds H.S. and US Junior/Senior records, and has been the best 400H hurdler in the world since maternity leave. For those same last few years she has taken a weekend trip in late-March and runs in a small meet in San Diego… she runs an even “slower” mid-2:10, each time… then proceeds to go on to win WC gold and Oly silver.
So, in mid-April she wakes up and feeds the kids breakfast, drives a half-hour to Mt. SAC and runs a 2:08, when I believe her “PR” (if you want to call it that) from May 2012 is 2:07.49. With her track record, I’ll take her 2:08 in a heartbeat… and even more so given she has a WC bye, is likely in heavy training mode, and is properly peaking for Moscow. Maybe some can run better 800’s, others not, it doesn’t matter… because whatever Lashinda is doing seems to be working just fine.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby Master Po » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:51 pm

^well said.^
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby olorin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:47 pm

Here is the world (and US) leading at the same time (23/04) last year:
Men:
100: blake 9.90, Sallam (9.98)
200: Spearmon 19.95
400: Rooney (GBR) 44.92, Wariner 44.96
800: Rudisha 1:44.33, Solomon 1:45.83
1500: Torrence 3:35.66
5000: Birmingham (AUS) 13:15.57, True 13:26.56
10000: Mathathi (JPN) 27:35.16, ???
110h: Oliver 13.17
400h: Jackson 48:20
HJ: Robertson 2.32
PV: Otto (GER) 5.82, Walker 5.72
LJ: Mokoena 8.29, Claye 8.25
TJ: Hernandez (CUB) 17.49, Wilson 17.07
SP: Hoffa 21.73
DT: Okoye (GBR) 66.67, Winger 65.48
HT: Krivitskiy (BLR) 79.37, Kruger 75.46
JT: Makarov (RUS) 83.39, Glover 81.31
Dec: Cortzen (RSA) 8244, Murphy 8067
Women:
100: Duncan 11.05
200: Jeter 22.31
400: SRR 50.18
800: Semenya 1:59.58, Beckwith 2:00.34
1500: Kipyego (KEN) 4:08.59, ???
5000: Huddle: 15.15.91
10000: Niiya (JPN) 31:28.26
100h: Pearson 12:49, Manning 12.68
400h: Brown 54.88
HJ: Lowe 2:00
PV: Boyd 4.76, Viuf 4.45
LJ: Reese 7.12
TJ: Alcantara (CUB) 14.41, ???
SP: Adams (NZL) 20.67, Camarena- Williams 19.82
DT: Okoye (GBR) 66.67, Winger 65.48
HT: Muller, 68.89, ???
JT: Ratej (SLO) 65.24, Borman 59.42
Hep: Day 6337
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby gktrack » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:56 pm

olorin - great summary... with no words, you put everything into perspective.
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Re: Whatta Weekend! Many changes, several shockers!

Postby gh » Sun May 12, 2013 7:40 am

gktrack wrote:Re: all the Demus talk...
She holds H.S. and US Junior/Senior records, and has been the best 400H hurdler in the world since maternity leave. For those same last few years she has taken a weekend trip in late-March and runs in a small meet in San Diego… she runs an even “slower” mid-2:10, each time… then proceeds to go on to win WC gold and Oly silver.
So, in mid-April she wakes up and feeds the kids breakfast, drives a half-hour to Mt. SAC and runs a 2:08, when I believe her “PR” (if you want to call it that) from May 2012 is 2:07.49. With her track record, I’ll take her 2:08 in a heartbeat… and even more so given she has a WC bye, is likely in heavy training mode, and is properly peaking for Moscow. Maybe some can run better 800’s, others not, it doesn’t matter… because whatever Lashinda is doing seems to be working just fine.


Demus PRed in the 100 yesterday at Azusa: 11.61 (maybe first 100 ever?) (nah, everybody has a 100 somewhere in their past, right?)
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