2011 Top 100m Sprinters

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  1. jacknyc

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    Hi Guys,

    Here are the top 10 white sprinter times from 2009:

    1/10.04 Christophe Lemaitre
    2/10.06 Simone Collio
    3/10.08 Ramil Guliyev
    4/10.15 Fabio Cerrutti
    5/10.18 Tobias Unger
    6/10.19 Stefan Schwab
    7/10.19 Arnaldo Abrantes
    8/10.21 Emanuele DiGregorio
    9/10.21 Dariusz Kuc
    10/10.21 Shane Crawford


    Here's my predictions for top performers in 2010:
    1/ Lemaitre
    2/ Guliyev
    3/ Cerutti
    4/ Blum
    5/ Abrantes

    Lemaitre is clearly the best of all, and Guliyev is clearly 2nd. After that it is a little cloudy.
    Blum had been improving rapidly before being injured during the indoor season last year.
    Cerutti had an up and down season, with some good performances.
    Abrantes is a young 200m sprinter from Portugal, who might make a splash this season.

    Any other thoughts? Edited by: white lightning
     
  2. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    I agree with your list except for leaving Craig Pickering off. He is far from done. You forget about his 10.08 from last season which was just about legal. Then in his last race of the season, he probably ran around a 10.10-10.15 with the negative wind. Maybe even faster according to some calculations. He has worked on his form and he will be ready for outdoors in my opinion.

    Cerutti is so hot and cold. Just like Collio. It's hard to know what to expect from these guys. I see Blum having a great year. He will p.b. for sure. I can see Abrantes breaking through to the 10.10 range.

    Lemaitre will go sub 10 period!

    Guliyev is around a 50% chance to go sub 10 i.m.o. He needs more strength.

    Pickering might just finally get close this year. He will p.b. for sure barring injuries. He is driven and he has worked on his form. Don't give up on Craig just yet or you will be sorry.

    I'm hoping for another major breakthrough from a young guy.

    Maybe Richard Kilty, Julian Reuss, or Stefann Schwabb.
     
  3. jacknyc

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    I have doubts about Pickering improving. He really did not have a good season indoors or outdoors last year. This year he opened with a 6.66 in Glasgow.
    Last year he ran 6.57 at that meet. In 2008 he also ran 6.57 there, and in 2007 he ran 6.55 there. So a significant drop already. This does not bode well for his season. But let's see what happens!
    Meanwhile, it would be nice to see another young guy break through. Just for fun, I'll pick Andrew Robertson from Great Britain, but he's a long shot.
     
  4. white lightning

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    The reason he opened up with a slow time is that he just got back from South Africa. He was jet lagged and he also got a horrible start which you can tell from the video I posted of the race. Craig is focusing on outdoors this season. He has not intention of running more than a few indoor meets. He is going to run a few 200 meters races to continue to focus on his speed endurance along with his form. This is a total change in training to try to get back on track. I have no doubt that he will be just fine. It's all about what he does this summer. He is not going to burn himself out on indoors this year and I for one am very happy about that! Good luck to Craig in setting a few new personal bests this year!
     
  5. trackster

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    It's not just Pickering's times that are off. Across the board, 60m times are way down from a year ago. It's very frustrating that this should happen precisely when LeMaitre seemed a lock to make the 10 second breakthrough, but they changed the false start rule this year. Now if a runner false starts just one time, he is out of the race. So Pickering has been slower, LeMaitre's not shown the expected improvement in 60 times, and, on the whole, if you look at the best 60 times in the world, they are averaging a full 0.10 slower than a year ago. It surely has to do with the false start rule. I'll be pissed if this ends up costing LeMaitre the breakthrough he's seemed destined to make this year.
     
  6. runnerfan50

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    y would u change the false start rule tht makes no sense.
     
  7. jacknyc

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    I don't think the false start rule has had much effect at this point. The faster times from last year were run in Feb and March. The times from January are about the same as last year. We'll have a better idea in a month or two. Meanwhile, Craig always ran his best times at the beginning of the indoor season. However I just read an article where he said he has completely changed his training routine, and is not focusing on the indoor season. So we'll have to wait until the Spring to see if the new training is having a positive effect.
     
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    this will be the change CP needs.
     
  9. white lightning

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    One thing I have noticed is that most of the white sprinters are not running as much indoors this year. Pickering, Collio, Cerruti, Guliyev, Connaughton, and several others. In fact both Guliyev, Cerruti and Connaughton have not even run once. It seems to me that alot of the coaching staffs are figuring out that they just may be overracing their sprinters. This summer is going to be amazing.

    Last year we had 3 guys go sub 10.10 and it would have been 4 if Pickering would have had .01 less wind at his back. That is a damn good year to start a revival of white sprinters in the 100 meters. Not to mention that we had Osovnikar make a 100 final at the 2007 World Champs. Then Guliyev made the 200 Meters Final at the 2009 World Champs last summer and Herring barely missed out. We are slowly making progress with getting guys into the finals. It's all about baby steps.

    Now just imagine what 2010 could be like? We have the European Championships to look forward to. We might just see a couple sub 10's or sub 20's. You just never know. I do know that these young guys are hungry. I truely belive they will go above and beyond what most white sprinters have done over the last couple of decades.

    We haven't won a gold in the 100 since Allan Wells in 1980. The 200 gold we won back in 2000. I see alot of these guys with potential to make a medal stand in the next 2-6 years. Things are looking up in 2010. In fact I smell a few sub 10's in 2010. Not to mention a couple of sub 20's as well. Good luck to all of these sprinters who make us proud!Edited by: white lightning
     
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    "We haven't won a gold in the 100 since Allan Wells in 1980. The 200 gold we won back in 2000."

    Wow - I had no idea a white man won gold at 100 only 30 years ago and gold in the 200 only a decade ago. Allan Wells certainly did not get the Carl Lewis or Usain Bolt treatment from the media or the endorsements that usually follow.

    Kind of reminds me that in the 80s guys like Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Tyson were household names who got prime time and front page media exposure. But now that the people who dominate boxing have the wrong color skin we somehow don't hear about Klitschko, Calzaghe or Adamek in the mainstream media.
     
  11. Liverlips

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    By the way, this shows why CF is the best site on the Internet. I don't follow sprinting at all but when I do catch it on TV I usually see an entirely black field racing against each other. Glad to know our people are quick even though they do not get the headlines or endorsements.
     
  12. StarWars

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    You are correct. Every stupid race in America has all black fields wherever possible, even if there are no or few Americans. If you want to watch fast white kids go to your local state meet and I can guarentee you'll see some white guys go sub 11, sub 22, and sub 50. Other than that you can watch some D3 track and a small amount of D1 track to see these guys, but mainly Europe has the elite white sprinters. Other than Wariner or Connaughton of course.
     
  13. jacknyc

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    It's very early in the season, but here is the 10 Ten white sprinters so far this year:

    1/Christophe Lemaitre 10.03
    2/Aaron Rouge-Serret 10.17
    3/Matt Davies 10.23
    4/Giovanni Tomasicchio 10.25
    5/Ronalds Arajs 10.31A
    6/Fabio Cerutti 10.31
    7/Rytis Sakalauskas 10.32
    8/Martynas Jurgilas 10.33
    9/Alesander Kosenkow 10.34
    10/Martin Keller 10.34

    I expect that Guliyev and Blum will be high on the list soon.
    Edited by: jacknyc
     
  14. jacknyc

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    Jared Connaughton might belong on this list too.
    I think he has run a 10.32 this year, but haven't confirmed whether it was wind legal.
     
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    1) Does anyone (Mastermulti?) know if Rouge-Serret and Davies will keep running this year or if they've shut down after the end of the Australian season? 10.17 was excellent work.
    2) It looks like Nick Smith may have run a couple of wind-aided 10.20's, but the info on this site is so sparse it's sometimes difficult to interpret. I'm busy as can be today, maybe Lightning can follow up if he has the time:

    <table valign="top" align="center" width="550"><t><tr><td align="left" width="400">BEDFORD
    (UNITED KINGDOM)</font></td><td width="25">
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    </td><td style="border-bottom-style: dotted;" align="left" width="500">Bedford, 30.5.2010 -Inter Counties
    Championships-

    Men 100m (5.2) Nick Smith 10.26 (10.23 (6.7) 2s2); Josh Swaray 10.30
    (10.29 (6.1) 1h2); in semis too: Christian Malcolm 10.15 (6.7) 1s2; 200m
    (3.1) James Ellington 20.86; in semis: Danny Talbot 21.05 (1.4) 1s2;</font></td></tr></t></table>
     
  16. jacknyc

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    Nick Smith's times were not wind legal.
    Jared Connaughton time was also wind aided.
    I think the list is good as is - for the time being.Edited by: jacknyc
     
  17. white lightning

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    It's been a frustrating season thus far. I know it's still early but other than Lemaitre and Wariner, and Rooney, most of our guys have been average at best. Even Robert Herring looks soft and it seems as if he didn't train right. Maybe because he is in school too. We have a few high school kids coming up in the future but it's been sad on the international scene. To be honestthough, nothing will matter as long as Lemaitre succeeds. He is the key element. He can do the the 100 what Wariner did to the 400. Get whitesprinters back in the event in larger numbers to give them a better chance of making it to the podium.Italways has been and always will be a numbers game.

    Let'ssee what transpires over the next couple of months. Still going tobe optomistic. Especially about Lemaitre! I just want some of the other guys to put in the proper work to show the results on the track!
     
  18. jacknyc

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    Hey WL, I've been thinking the same thing.
    Other than Lemaitre and Wariner, this has been the worst year in recent memory for our track guys.
    The same is true at the collegiate level.
    Hopefully some of these guys will get back on track and some of the HSers will develop.
    I'm sure part of the reason for this, is that it is a non WC/OG year, so less motivation for everyone.
    But if Lemaitre goes sub-10, all will be forgotten, and the year will be a success.
     
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    I don't know what Rouge-Serret and Davies are doing right now. Our season has finished so presumably strength/endurance stuff since they have to peak in 5 months time. I don't know, but maybe it'll just count as a new season because they are usually starting to run fast by November anyway (that's when our state relays are on each year).

    I know that traditionally we don't peak twice in a year very well. I'm not sure our coaches are on top of it although there must be plenty of information out there.

    Aaron is listed to run the 100, Matt the 200 and both to team up with Johnson and 2 others for the 4 x 100Edited by: mastermulti
     
  20. jacknyc

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    10.22 from Cerruti in Italy.

    The current white top ten 100M:

    1/Christophe Lemaitre 10.03 - 20yrs old
    2/Aaron Rouge-Serret 10.17- 22yrs old
    3/Fabio Cerutti 10.22 - 24yrs old
    4/Matt Davies 10.23 - 25yrs old
    5/Giovanni Tomasicchio 10.25 - 28yrs old
    6/Simone Collio 10.29 - 31yrs old
    7/Pawel Stempel 10.30 - 22yrs old
    8/Ronalds Arajs 10.31A - 22yrs old
    8/Mateusz Pluta 10.31 - 22yrs old
    10/Rytis Sakalauskas 10.32 - 23yrs old
    10/Jason Smyth 10.32 - 23yrs old
     
  21. white lightning

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    Finally a descent time by Cerutti. It's about time. This guy rana 10.13 a few years ago and has not come close to that time since. Maybe this will be the year that he puts it all together. I sure hope so. He ran his p.b. back when his starts were mediocre at best. He now has a p.b. of 6.55 in the 60 so that bodes well for him to have a chance to drop his 100 p.b. down a little. A few of us here expected him to do it last summer but this summer would be just fine. He has to get into the sub 10.10 range before we can even seriously start thinking about him going sub 10 eventually. Edited by: white lightning
     
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    He ran 10.15 last year and 10.13 in 2008!
     
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    I forgot about his one 10.15 race. Other than that he was very average last year. Fabio and Craig have both had similar problems as of late.
     
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    I recently saw a re-run of Pickering's race in Ostrava. I'm no sprinting expert, but I find it puzzling why white sprinters can't display the amazing lift and kick black sprinters like Powell were showing.

    Pickering's from wasn't bad, despite going 10.38, but I can't understand why he can't display such lift and kick. Then there's the staring thing, the only white sprinter who had amazing kick start and acceleration was Armin Hary. Every white sprinter I've known (including Borzov) always start slow, accelerate midway, and fade in the last 10-30 meters. Shirvo was a bit like Hary, but tends to fade in the last 30 meters (like in the 1998 Commonwealth final).

    Whatever the other reasons are, I hope Lemaitre can eventually display the amazing lift and kick every black sprinter are known for.
     
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    Pickering
    201010.390.7w6.63 60m
    200910.220.5w6.57
    200810.150.9w6.57
    200710.140.2w6.55

    Cerutti
    201010.220.5w--- 60m
    200910.151.0w6.55
    200810.13-0.1w6.62
    200710.291.0w6.62

    Cerutti has run faster than Pickering 3 seasons in a row now.Edited by: jacknyc
     

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