2013 Outdoor Season

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  1. jacknyc

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    Hannah Cunliffe ran an 11.67 100m in California today against college competition.
    That's an excellent time. It may be a PR for her.....
     
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    That's a great time by HC. Hard to believe she's still a junior in high school. Could you imagine if she went to Oregon, and the NCAA's top 4 x1 were to consist of Hannah, Marybeth Van Sant, and Jenna Prandini?

    Anyway, some noteworthy performances from yesterday:

    1) Nick Willis ran the fast mile of the year (3:55), despite waving his arms to the crowd and jogging across the line. He showed the same dominance here that he did at the Boston street mile, where he also whooped it up with the crowd, high-fiving spectators in the final stretch. Man, I love Nick Willis. He may be the most underrated milers of all time. When never know how many championships he would have won in

    oops, called away, will finish later.
     
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    Freshman Dario Horvat continues his fine freshman season with a 10.28 at the PacWest Championships.
    I never heard of this guy before this season, but he ran faster than Lemaitre did this weekend!
     
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    More from the weekend.

    Two of our favorite young 800m specialists shone at Penn. Cas Loxsom was named male collegian of the meet for his two splendid relay legs in the 4 by 800 and DMR. Laura Roesler--she who is top class at virtually any distance--ran a stunning 2:02 low leg on the 4 by 8 relay then came back an hour later with a blistering 52 flat leg in the 4 by 400.

    Great early season times by Ben True and burgeoning steeplechase star Evan Jager in the 5000 at the Payton Jordan meet in Stanford.

    Sean McGorty ran a nation-leading time (4:04, I believe) for high schoolers in the mile. Lately, however, all the attention has been on Ben Saarel, who has run blazing 54 second final laps to win 2 mile races. It will be fun to see all of the best young milers compete later this season.

    Anyone found any news on Ryan Gorman or the young Germans lately?
     
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    In case you missed it on the Japanese Sprinter thread, 17yr old Yoshihide Kiryu, ran 10.01 100m today, tying the World Junior Record, and making him the fastest 17yr old ever.
    http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/kiryu-equals-world-junior-100m-record

    Earlier this week, a Chinese sprinter set a National Record of 10.04.

    I'm excited about these times because it helps bust the myth of 'blacks only' can be fast.
    On the other hand, I'm disappointed that no white sprinters are even close to these times right now.
     
  7. white lightning

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    I'm happy for the kid. I have alot of respect for Japaneese Culture. They are usually very polite, well manored and intelligent. This could help inspire asian youth the same way Lemaitre has for the European Culture. I have argued for decades that what guys like Jon Entine say is a complete load of crap. Anyone of any ethnicitie if they have great gentics combined with very hard work can go sub 10! Lemaitre would have went under the 10 second mark as a junior if he only had a little more wind in his 10.03 race! He did it all on his own. Anyways, it will be cool to see the first asian dip under the magical 10 second mark.

    On your second point, I agree and I can't wait to see some more new names step up into the spotlite. I still really believe that Micaheal Tumi is going to make a serious push towards 10 seconds this summer. I love watching this kid run. Despite his italian record of 6.51 in the 60 a few months ago, he still can improve his start. HIs speed endurance will be the ultimate test though outdoors. I hope they have him running alot of 200 meters races and in training to improve his endurance. I would love to see him give Lemaitre some company on the track. Then I also hope for the return of Ramil Guliyev back to form. He is still very young and his potential is off the charts if he can ever execute a drive phase.

    One last note. I fully expect some of the young russian men to set some huge personal bests this summer with the world champs in Moscow. It's gonna be alot of fun to watch!
     
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    Another name to add to the list of collegiate sprinters is Katie Wise, a freshman at Indiana State.
    She was HS state champion in the 100 meters; went undefeated in the 60m this past indoor season; and just won the 100m tonight with a time of 11.50 (2.4w). She is definitely one to keep an eye on, along with the other girls listed above.
     
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    TYSON GAY 9.86 (+ 0.2m/s) :clap2:
     
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    jared connaughton got off to a solid start in japan with a very comfortable 20.70 run over 200m , to the extent that it looked almost too comfortable against a good field. bodes well for him . also barret nugent 2nd in the 110 h. nugent with his 2nd race , looks like preparation has gone well ..if only nugent could get a sponsor ie a an apparel ( gear ) sponsor and other athletes US ( black) have sponsors , surely nike.us or adidas .us have little respect ,or maybe nugent should declare for ireland (good irish name )and then new balance would take him .
     
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    Some pretty big results yesterday:

    1) MaryBeth Van Sant ran a sick 11.38 100m yesterday, making her NUMBER ONE IN THE US.

    2) Distance phenom Mary Cain broke yet another record (ho hum) yesterday, running an unreal 2:01.68 800m, and the 800 isn't really her event. Both Mary and Marybeth are chronicled on this link. It also features some other interesting results, such as that of Ben Saarel, who's been tearing it up in the distance races this season.

    3) We've got ANOTHER young gun in Europe to give Ryan Gorman and Simon Schutze some company. Some Danish kid named Kristoffer Hari ran 10.53 at the age of 15. I haven't doubled checked but that may be the second fastest time ever run at that age. It sounds like the microphones are picking up some wind in the video, and it was blowing against him, too. Remember the name. Link.

    4) Dominant performances by Chris Giesting at the Big East Championship. He beat all of Pitt's national class 400 runners to take the crown in a PB 45.90. He also finished second with a 21.081 clocking in the 200. Meanwhile, his teammate Patrick Feeney finished right behind him in the 200 (21.2) and took third (46.23) in the 400. If only Brady Gehret were still around, I'd love to see those three in the finals of the NCAA. Neil Braddy still runs for Arkansas, but he doesn't seem to be taking it as seriously this year, and his times have suffered.
     
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    awesome news!
     
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    Daenish Kid 10,53

    The name of the daenish kid is Kristoffer Hari.
    Ekstra Bladet is the name of the newspaper ;-)
     
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    10.53 (-1.2m/s) GREAT TIME !!!!!
     
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    Brilliant--I gave the kid the wrong name and had the wind blowing the wrong direction. I should be a sports reporter!

    (I'll try to edit my original post)
     
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    Mary Beth and Cain are incredible. These are such great times for the women sprinters, middle distance and distance in the U.S. Never in my life can I remember so many names across the board with a chance to make the Olympics hopefully someday whether it's in 2016 or 2020! Those times are world class and they are both so young.

    I found the video of this Danish kid. He ran his 10.53 into a strong headwind so it's probably good for around a 10.45! He looks short but his very powerfully built. Not huge but very toned. I hope he grows a little taller but his potential is there with anyone at his age. Amazing talent. I really am excited about the future with so many talented young male and female prospects on the horizon. Here is the video.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXv3RYNS9pw
     
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    very talented danish kid... i reckon the next couple of yrs will be interesting , seeing as now the young lads know that if lemaitre can do it why cant we!!!!!!.....yep a bright future :happy::happy::happy::happy:
     
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    Jenna Prandini was the fastest qualifier at the Pac-12 championships today. Her time was 11.36.
    Meanwhile, Emily Blok was the fastest qualifier at the Mtn. West Conf. Championships with a time of 11.32. I believe that is a personal best for Blok.
    Prandini's best is 11.31.

    I will have to do some research, but with these times, these 2 girls might be the fastest white American female sprinters ever!

    And Mary Beth Sant and Hannah Cunliffe are leading HS sprinters this season. So a bit of renaissance for white American female sprinters.
     
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    Jenna Prandini is no longer simply a track hottie. She's quickly becoming one of the best athletes in America. At the Pac-12 championships, she finished FIRST in the 100m, FIRST in the 4 x 100, third in the 200, and fifth in the long jump. I wouldn't be surprised if she was the top performer in the conference.

    Speaking of great athletes, Laura Roesler won the 800 championship.

    There were a lot of other good performances this weekend, but those were just two of my favorite. My biggest disappointment was Australian Olympian Steve Solomon, who made the Olympic finals as a teenager, finishing third in the Pac-12. If I recall correctly, he had an injury and this was only his second race of the year.

    General question: has anyone seen any new results from the German kid, Simon Whatshisname, or the young Brit Ryan Gorman?

    By the way, those Florida times for the German sprinters were astonishing, wind or no wind.
     
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    I am really very happy with the state of our female sprinters.
    As Trackster mentioned, Jenna Prandini just completed a fantastic Pac 12 Championships. Her biggest accomplishment was winning the 100m. And let's remember she is a red-shirt freshman. So lots more to come from her down the road.

    Another freshman, Katie Wise won the Missouri Valley Conf. Championships 100m. Her time 11.41 (2.1w) is impressive, and we can also expect more from her over the next 3 years.

    Emily Blok of UNLV also had a great championships, but also a disappointing one. She ran 11.31 in the heats, which I believe is 2nd fastest time by a white American. However in the finals, she was beaten by .02, and then later also by .02 in the 200m final. Her 200m time was a very fast 23.25. Poor girl; I feel badly for her.

    These girls, along with the HSers Sant and Cunliffe, put women's sprinting in uncharted territory.
    White women sprinters in the US have been even rarer than white men sprinters. There have never been so many good women sprinters in ??? years. It's very encouraging. :)
     
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    You might have to go back to the days of Helen Stephens"The woman who dodged Adolph Hitler's sexual advances". Anyway if it isn't from that era it's pretty close. Here is a story about Hitler goosing Stephens, picture a crazy scene with Peter Sellers chasing around a female co-star....http://www.heraldscotland.com/helen-stephens-hitler-pinched-my-bottom-1.891278
     

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