That 4 X 800 USA squad looks unbeatable....albeit not knowing what kind of team Russia will bring in. One thing's for sure: That "WR" is GONE!! If all those sub-2:00 women can't run better than an average 2:04.48, I'd be shocked!! But who should run lead-off?? I'd go with Montano. She's the most aggressive runner in the pack.....always willing to take it out from the gun. Get a 1:57 or 158 out of her, and the others might get inspired to try for sub-2:00's also, thus guaranteeing a sub-8:00 time.
As for the DMR, where's the USA 400 guy? They're all milers/800 types. Will Sowinski or Symmonds serve as the "400" person? Why can't Wariner or Merritt or McQuay et al run that leg??
Unfortunately, I'm going to miss Penn this year, the first I've missed since 2007. If someone ever invents a device that will allow you to be in two places at one time, I would defintely buy one. It's so wrong that the Drake Relays, the Penn Relays and the opening weekend of the New Orleans Jazz Fest take place on the same weekend.
jazzcyclist wrote:Unfortunately, I'm going to miss Penn this year, the first I've missed since 2007. If someone ever invents a device that will allow you to be in two places at one time, I would defintely buy one. It's so wrong that the Drake Relays, the Penn Relays and the opening weekend of the New Orleans Jazz Fest take place on the same weekend.
Well, to be able to stay (at least almost ) at home and go to the Jazz Festival is a choice that cannot be faulted. You can report from there as well.
Two CR's in the women's relays could go. And Oregon might get both!!
The SMR record is 3:41.78. UO's team consists of Francis, Prandini, Gardner, and Roesler. To get the record, assuming that's the line-up...and order of running....Francis would need to run 52 or 53, Gardner under 23.0, Prandini around 23, and Roesler a 2:02 or 2:03. Tough, but doable.
However, UO might break the record....and LOSE!! That's because LSU has a FANTASTIC threesome on their squad! If Lipsey runs the 400, she could do 52 or 53. (But Goule, who ran 2:00.76 for 800, has a 51 PR!) They'll have Kimberly Duncan on one of the 200 legs, and Goule on the anchor (unless they reverse Goule and Lipsey!). LSU would be favored on the 800 leg, and Duncan's 200 leg (even against Gardner!), with Francis probably faster on the 400 leg.
The CR could go....but even odds on which team prevails!!
The 4 X 1500 record is a bit tougher....mainly because the key player for Oregon's team is AWOL. Jordan Hasay is saving herself for her Stanford 10K.
But even without Hasay, the 4 team members 1500 PR's add up to about 17:06....about 2 seconds better than the 17:08.34 CR.
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According to today's Penn Relays press release, two additional athletes who will be attending the USA vs the World press conference at Penn (and who I assume will be competing) are Janeth Jepkosgei (Kenya) and Christine Ohuruogu (Great Britain). It will be interesting to see who their teammates will be, if TBO is running the 4x4 for the United Kingdom and Jepkosgei is running the 4x8 for Kenya...
Blues wrote:According to today's Penn Relays press release, two additional athletes who will be attending the USA vs the World press conference at Penn (and who I assume will be competing) are Janeth Jepkosgei (Kenya) and Christine Ohuruogu (Great Britain). It will be interesting to see who their teammates will be, if TBO is running the 4x4 for the United Kingdom and Jepkosgei is running the 4x8 for Kenya...
Women's GB 4x4 will be Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Perri Shakes-Drayton & Christine Ohuruogu Women's KEN 4x8 will be Winny Chebet, Helen Obiri, Nancy Jebet Langat & Janeth Jepkosgei
lionelp1 wrote:.... my bad??? my small, my large,my ... you mean " my mistake"..(Pronoun followed by a noun). or are you Merkans changing the English language. Its even infecting GB sadly so that twerps can feel "modern"
my day for a short fuse.... second U.S. insult in a couple of days (as part of a history thereof). Enjoy your vacation too. (actually, I was in a really good mood the other day, or would have banned you then for an egregious drug reference that I simply cut)
sprint_disciple wrote:Is it me or is Jamaica's high school athletes noticeably older than USA's? I also noticed that Shaunae Miller, NCAA indoor 400m champ is entered in the high school section of the meet, is this a typo?
The University of Georgia, Shaunae Miller's school, is competing at the Drake Relays, so I don't think anyone will see Shaunae Miller at Penn. (She isn't listed as running on the Bahamas USA vs the World women's 4x4 team at Penn either, in case anyone thought that might be a possibility.)
As far as age goes, the Penn Relays high school eligibility requirements are:
Specific eligibility requirements, such as that of age limit, shall be those established by the State High School Athletic Association under which they regularly compete. However, in no instance may an athlete exceed the following limits:
Age limit: athlete may not turn 20 before July 1 of 2013.
High School attendance limit: 8 semesters (7th and 8th grade students are ineligible, as are students who may have participated during their 7th or 8th grade years).
I've been aware of the birth dates of various top relay team members at Penn over the years, and there does seem to be a slightly higher percentage of 19 year olds on Jamaican teams (most likely due to differences between the US and Jamaican secondary school systems), but that isn't always the case. At any rate, as long as it's okay with the scholastic athletic association that the athlete normally competes under, a high school athlete at Penn can be almost 19 years and 10 months old..