2017 season

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  1. sprintstar

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    I see the Duck women won the 4x100m relay at the Penn relays without Hannah Cunliffe running, anyone know why she didnt run?
     
  2. Vanilla_Sky

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    Pleasantly surprised to see Teeters run the anchor leg on the USA 4x100m at the Penn Relays this morning. Could not tell you the last time I saw a white man on a USA 4x100.
     
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  3. white lightning

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    That is amazing. I hope he is starting to get some respect in the U.S. Teeters looks to have slimmed down a little. He is still a beast/powerhouse but he looks alot leaner. Hopefully it will help his speed endurance. This gonna could have been an amazing running back in football but I'm very happy he chose track instead!
     
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    Exciting to know Teeters is active. I am hoping he will compete in the Track Town Series again. If he can stay healthy, he will for sure be the next white sprinter through the 10.00 barrier.
     
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  5. jacknyc

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    Andy Robertson opened his season with a 10.24.
     
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  6. white lightning

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    With it being a World Championship Year, I'm suprised how few of our guys have run so far. It's mid May. I wouldn't wait too long as you need enough races to get the rust out and work on mechanics and form. They need to make sure they are peaking right around the world champs which is easier said than done. Hope our guys & girls have a break through year!
     
  7. Vanilla_Sky

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    USC has a promising young sprinter in Oregon transfer Christian Sourapas. He just ran a 20.52 at the PAC-12 championships. Also has a PB of 10.3 in the 100. Just a sophomore, but a name to keep an eye on. Has had drastic improvement since high school.
     
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    While the major sports have added so many games that they are basically year round, track season gets smaller every year. The colleges are running fewer meets and almost no dual meets, and they sit out their stars most of the time. There are nowadays hardly any pro meets, and most athletes are in the habit of skipping all but a few each year. They act like they need to be in perpetual training, never competition. What's worse, the European season starts several months after the US season, so European athletes are never as ready for the Olympics or Worlds.

    I think one consequence of this is that times, except for the best of the best, are actually getting slower. For example, here are a few sprint names from the weekend. Like Sourapas, these were good enough to score points at conference championships, but the times aren't promising enough to suggest they will ever attain world class:

    BIG 10: Devin Quinn (10.21) finished 3, Karson Kowalchuck (10.22) finished 4, and Cole Henderson (10.42) finished 8 in the 100, but those were extremely wind-aided. A 16-yr-old Jack Hale once destroyed these times in a similar wind.
    Dan Chisena finished 3 and Collin Hoffacker finished 5 in the 400. Times in the 46's, not bad for a windy day.

    Pac12: Logen Casavant finished 5 in the 400 (slow time, though) and 7 in the 200, where he finished behind Sourapas (3) and Jacopo Spano (6). Times still nothing special. Hopefully, these three have saved something for the NCAAs. I think Casavant has potential, but he needs to improve quickly.

    Hannah Cunliffe came back from injuries to pick up two thirds in the Pac-12 sprints. She's capable of better if she can stay healthy, and we all know about her supreme hotness. By the way, a week or two ago there were some great articles about how she tweeted she could beat anyone on the Oregon football team at 40 yrds. I would LOVE to see that demonstration take place.
     
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  9. sprintstar

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    was Cunliffe coming back after being injured or coming off a nasty bout of the flu where she was sick for over a month and actually hospitalized? I've heard all sorts of rumours on this.....I do agree on the slow times on average for our athletes.
     
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    I watched both of these events last night. Let me just add that Lisanne Hagens from AZ won the High Jump and Sage Watson won the 400 MH. ILL David Kendziera won the 400 MH and placed 2nd in the 110MH. Claire Kieffer-Wright won the Big Ten HJ.
    Remarkably ESPN and the sports world in general have neglected track and field for years now despite the fact it is black dominated for the most part in the glory events. There was a time when tennis and track and field were seen as important sports and Sports Illustrated used to cover them with great care and detail.
    As for Hannah Cunliffe , the main reason I tuned in, she lacked the after burners and I am guessing her recent illness sapped her strength. Too bad as I was anticipating her putting on a show. Be that as it may I confess she is the epitome of a women that just screams out beauty and raw sexuality. In other words I am completely smitten. ;)
     
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  11. Stlouis

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    Devin Quinn had a horrible start to the 100m as he was in last place by at least a step and a half in the first 10m. He came on very strong as he managed to pass 6 other sprinters before the finish. I did notice that he seemed to be clutching his thigh after the race but I only had a glimpse before they cut away.

    Later as the 200m sprinters were getting in the blocks, the TV commentators were saying that Quinn was one of the favorites in this race and they mentioned his great performance as the anchor to the winning Illini 4x100m relay, but I noticed that the only white guy in the race was not in Illini colors. Then as the race started, they mentioned that he had scratched and Lane 4 was empty. I was not sure if he was injured in the 100m but I think that the 4x100m relay happened between the 100m and the 200m so I don't know.
     
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    Shadowlight, I do hope she regains enough of her stamina by the NCAA West Regionals if not she will struggle to make it to the NCAA finals. She regularily beats her teamates in both the 100/200m and is the reason the 4x100 set the 42.12 time earlier this season. I also agree that Hannah Cunliffe is a beauty to behold but on the other hand she likes negro men...how sad. Sage Watson is also a beauty and is a Canadian which for me is a plus!
     
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    Good point Sprint. The West regionals start in just over a week and that will likely not be enough time for Cunliffe to fully recover. And what a bloody shame that would be when you consider her talent, beauty and sheer star quality. She just knocks me out. Wouldn't it be grand if she pulls through and then aces the NCAA big one in early June? Once again it seems as if the devil has stepped in. We will find out soon enough.
     
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    I agree, she needs 2 more weeks of speed endurance training but as long as she places top 2 in 100/200m she will make NCAA's for first week of June. I can see her not running the 3rd leg of 4x100 until the NCAA Championships(assuming they qualify) so she doesn't overdue it.
     
  15. white lightning

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    Young rising star Jan Volko (20 years of age) ran a new p.b. and national junior
    record time of 10.21 wind legal in Praha recently. This kid continues to slowly rise to
    the world class level. I see alot of upside in the near future. I think he can get down to
    around 10.10 this summer if everything goes well and he stays healthy. Remember this
    kid is only 20 years of age. One to keep a very close eye on!
     
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  16. Vanilla_Sky

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    Ramil Guliyev opened up in 10.06 (0.6) in Baku yesterday.
     
  17. white lightning

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    If my memory is correct that is a new personal best in the 100 meters for Guliyev. He has
    went sub 20 but never sub 10. I would love to see him join Lemaitre in the sub 10 & sub 20 club.
    Guliyev has had an up and down career due to a injuries, lack of elite coachs in his country, switching
    countries to represent, and assorted other reasons. Ramil Guliyev has always had the talent. I've
    always wondered how much better he could have been in a better situation similar to Lemaitre.

    Regardless, this is an amazing time for even someone in peak condition. Who knows, maybe Guliyev
    could break though for his first sub 10 this summer. That would make alof of us here very happy.
     
  18. mastermulti

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    yes, it's a new PB (just) and with negligible wind. He'll be 27 end of this month which is traditionally a time the sprinter starts to peak. At 187cms (6'1.5") and 80 kgs (176lbs) he's certainly got a decent frame for performance.
    The good thing about having Jac Ali Harvey as an import to Turkey is the competition Guliyev needs for his starts and acceleration.
    He also ran 20.08 legal for 200 on the same track last weekend (interestingly in his country of origin, Azerbaijan).
    He is virtually where he was in 2009, perhaps going a little past it since it's early in the season for such good results.
    What a shame he missed some great years after his dad/coach died in June 2010. Moving to Turkey early the next year to get some decent coaching, the IAAF put a 3 year ban on running for anyone but Azerbaijan (who couldn't pay him or coach him). He deserves any success he gets.
     
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  19. sprintstar

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    MM reading your background on Guliyev it makes me wonder if he were a Negro would this 3 yr ban have happened?
     
  20. elispeedster

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    Ramil putting up some good times, he has a Youtube channel as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYs-LXq-VAzfGe7PXnuNo-w
     
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  21. mastermulti

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    that Youtube channel is a good find. I see in the 10.06 race he beat former Jamaican Andrew Fisher by 10/100s. Fisher has a 9.94 from July 2015.
    It looks like they may be putting a little money into Track over that neck of the woods if people are defecting to earn a living.
    Hassan Taftian (Iran), 10.04 from Madrid last year, didn't look on song and seemed to give up early
     
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  22. NWsoccerfan

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    Nice to see Guliyev running fast early this year. If he can run a few more times around the 10 flat mark, he'll surely break the 10 second barrier at least once! On the youtube channel there was a video titled 9.9, anybody know if that was hand timed? I didn't see it on the iaaf website.
     
  23. white lightning

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    Not sure on the 9.9 race but I'm assuming it was hand timed or more than likely wind aided. Any wind above 2.0 mph is considered not legal to be reckonized as a valid time.
     
  24. mastermulti

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    Hi mate ... just a heads up on legal wind assistance, although you probably know it. It's 2 metres/sec or about 4.5mph.
    That 9.9 looked like he was running against very mediocre guys - probably hand timed I guess.
     
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  25. elispeedster

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    that was probably not accurate but the sub 10.10 and 20.10 is accurate and a very good sign for Ramil this coming year. My guys this year is Ramil and the young Filippo Tortu, Lemaitre I can only hope.
     

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