2019 Track Season News and Results

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  1. sprintstar

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    JC, good point as why did she not run the 100M? Could it be the powers to be didn't want a white girl dominating their blacks and half breeds? Or was it her choice? Curious minds would like to know....
     
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    my hunch from what i’ve read is that her coaching team is being highly protective of her, rightly or wrongly concerned of overworking her.

    keep in mind, that her World Record time in Mannheim (if i recall correctly) was only her fourth time to ever run the 200. she’s the personification of “upside.”
     
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    Was looking at the 100 field for the US Track and Field Championships starting this Thursday in Iowa. There are seven! sub 10 competitors in the field. I am hoping the conditions will be good and Quinn will catch a flyer in one his heats a breakthrough 10.00. I think it's a psychological barrier that if broken will really boost his confidence and lead to faster times.

    Christian Coleman NIKE 9.79 qualified declared
    Ronnie Baker NIKE 9.87 qualified declared
    Justin Gatlin NIKE 9.87 qualified declared
    Michael Rodgers NIKE 9.89 qualified declared
    Cameron Burrell NIKE 9.93 qualified declared
    Cravon Gillespie NIKE 9.93 qualified declared
    Isiah Young NIKE 9.93 qualified declared
    Devin Quinn 10.01 qualified declared
     
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    Richard Kilty ran a BLISTERING second leg for Great Britain at the London Diamond League meet on July 21, en route to helping the quartet to a world-leading and European #2-all-time mark in the 4x100 at 37.60. the Teesside Tornado is running well this summer.
     
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    Good to see Julian Reus run his first decent race of the year. He didn't win but ran a wind legal time of 10.13! T.Hassan of Iran finished 4th in a time of 10.18. I hope that both of
    these guys continue to slowly improve with the world champs just 2 months away. Here is the finals results of the race in Germany.

    100m Männer Finale
    Ergebnisliste
    24.07.2019 19:02 Resultate Offiziell
    Gesamtergebnis
    Wind: +1.9 m/s

    1
    Cisse Arthur
    CIV
    GER
    1996
    9,93
    2
    Powel Asafa
    JAM
    JAM
    1982
    10,02

    3
    Edoburun Ojie
    GBR
    GBR
    1996
    10,08

    4
    Reus Julian
    LAC Erfurt
    GER
    1988
    10,13

    5
    Taftian Hassan
    IRI
    IRI
    1993
    10,18

    6
    Egwero Ogho-Oghene
    NGR
    NGR
    1988
    10,22
     
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    Aussie hurdler Michele Jenneke won the 100mh in Germany in a wind legal 13.06. Not too bad considering she has been under performing for the last few years.
     
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    Michele Jenneke is a knockout on and off the track. She is just so sexy to me she has helped to grow athletics popularity which is a great thing. Love her little dance she does.
     
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    As much as I hate this decision from Christophe Lemaitre and his coach I agree with it. He would get crushed over 100 at the French National Champs in his current form.


    Christophe Lemaitre will not line up on the 100m, this weekend, at the French Championships. The sprinter prefers to focus on the 200m, where he hopes to achieve the minima of the Worlds.
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    Christophe Lemaitre will focus on the 200m on Saturday at the French Championships, which will be held in Saint-Etienne. The sprinter will not align with the 100m. Having been away from the slopes for almost a year because of a succession of wounds, the Frenchman is gradually making his comeback. At the meeting of Sotteville on July 16, he had moreover approached the minima of the Worlds on the 200 m (20''46). On the other hand, it was disappointing for 100m.
     
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    Just a point on sportswomanship, after Dobbin finished her 200m and did extremely well at 20.50 the only person to even acknowledge her presence was the the other British athlete, the blacks are for the most part so scared when whites do well they cannot control their racism.

    In the field of track athletics I believe Matthew Boling, Amy Hunt and Jakob Ingebritsen are THE most important athletes in today's world of track. Hannah Cunliffe pre "I am a model" and MB Sant pre injury would have been right in the mix.
     
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    I would agree with Boling and Ingebritsen as 2 of the most important athletes in track right now.
    However, I would put Dafne Schippers and Jenna Prandini way ahead of Hunt. They are competing at the international level, whereas Hunt is only competing as a junior.
    The same could be said of Boling, but he already has the international spotlight on him. Hunt, meanwhile, is still an unknown at this point.
    Oh! and I would add Karsten Warholm to this list.
     
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    Devin Quinn out of it already. He runs a 10.56 :( in heat 4 for 6th place.
     
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    It could be nerves as it was his first time at that high a level. I think he is also fatigued after a long college track season and a few races in europe. It's probably
    a combonation of both. Either way he will learn from this. Keep your head up Devin Quinn. You made huge strides this year and you are now a professional.
     
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    Yeah, he needs a break.
     
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    Jenna Prandini won her heat of the 100m.
    Disappointed that Jeremy Wariner's success has not translated to more 400m runners. I don't think there were any in the heats.
     
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    Thank God Jenna Prandini continues to run at a high level. We all thought Hannah Cunliffe was just as good, maybe better but she has not made the right
    choices on and off the track. Such a shame as she has incredible genetics. Hope Prandini can make the team for the world champs.

    Still a shame about Quinn. I didn't expect him to run like that. Has to be fatigue.
     
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    Jacknyc, yup forgot Warholm, in hindsight I should have said the next gen of elite white sprinters coming out of high school. I would also say Tortu belongs to that moniker but has already been on the top level international scene for the past few years as has Warholm.
     
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    Jenna Prandini did not start in the semi-finals of the US Championships.
    Perhaps an injury? Don't know.
     
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    Lots of National Championships this weekend. Saw this result from the Czech Championships:

    100m (1.6) 1 Jan Veleba 10.16; 2 Zdenek Stromsik 10.17; 3 Dominik Zalesky 10.24

    Meanwhile, at the Russian Championships, the winning time was 10.44.
    It boggles my mind that Russia, the largest country by far in all of Europe, hasn't had a decent male sprinter in 20 years or more.
    It looks like the Czechs have an entire relay team of guys faster than the fastest Russian.
    Population of Russia, 150 million.
    Population of Czech Republic 10.5 million.
    Go figure. :-/
     
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    And the Czech Republic shares a border with Germany so I guess competition is easy and relatively inexpensive to travel to. Plus they're not tainted with the doping brush of Russia.
    It's a wonder any Russians compete at all on the international stage - and even then they can't represent their country
     
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    I'm excited for next weekends German National Championships which starts on August 3rd. Germany has so many young up & coming sprinters to watch on both the male
    and female side. Still hoping for that elusive sub 10 for Julian Reus. I know he will never do anything on the world stage but he has still been a big inspiration to the german youth
    there and he has run sub 10.10 so many times with his wind legal best of 10.01 just like Kilty. The sad thing is he did it to himself by not running through the line. Reus is still the
    German National Record Holder over 60 meters(6.52), 100 meters(10.01) and he also has a p.b. in the 200 of 20.34! Pretty good numbers there but like other german sprinters he
    just couldn't produce quality times outside of Germany. So strange.

    Gina Luekenkemper will be the real deal and she already has gone sub 11 last summer. She is only 22 so one to keep a close eye on. She also runs fast outside of Germany.

    Very fast times in the Czech Champs. Thanks for the update jacknyc.
     
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    I saw some races on Youtube and there were gale force winds in some races, so his 10.56 looks much worse that it would be if he he had still wind or a slight tailwind and ran a 10.2X or a 10.1X and had the same placing. That said he was probably knackered from the long season.

    He wasn't the only collegian to under perform at the nationals in the female final Sha'Carri Richardson eased up and finished near the back of the pack and she had the 3rd fastest time in the world heading into this meet.
     
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    (Rohan Browning is focused on changes that will lead to medals)

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    Rohan Browning takes a moment to cast his gaze across the world of sprinting.

    “I think gone are the days of Usain Bolt where there is one dominant sprinter,” Browning said this week at the launch of one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics. “Now you can go to a Diamond League meet and there are developing rivalries, which is good for the sport.

    “You don’t really know who is going to win. There are a few guys at the moment who are dominant — Noah Lyles is doing very well, Christian Coleman.

    “There are a host of guys who can run sub-10 seconds. It is wide open. If I can improve by less than one per cent, I will go under 10.

    “Less than two per cent and that will take me to times that will win a medal every day of the week. It doesn’t sound like much but it is.

    “The reality in this sport is that one per cent is huge. It is night and day. When you are a young man with the world at your feet, and a lot of areas you can improve on, and a big enough ego, you see yourself being able to do it. If I didn’t see myself at that level I wouldn’t be here.”

    Browning, 21, qualified for the world championships in Doha later this year by running 10.08sec in Brisbane in March — the third fastest time by an Australian.

    He immediately set his sights on the 10-second barrier, a mountain he is yet to climb. He spurned Europe to stay in Australia and work with coach Andrew Murphy on making the small adjustments required to compete with the world’s best.

    He will head to Europe in the coming months, at the very least to take part in an Athletics Australia training camp in Varese, Italy in the lead-up to the world championships in September.

    “Right now my strength is the best it has ever been,” he said.

    “I have been trying to make some gains and strides in the gym.

    “I think there are huge improvements to be made in my race patterning and modelling. To get there to get through more racing.

    “It is a patience thing, you have to develop over time. You can’t be impatient with it. It is hard to be patient when you are young.

    “And it is hard to be patient in a sport where you want the world now. You walk that fine line between training as hard as you can and holding back enough to step over that line into the world of injury.”

    Browning would be more than happy to break the 10-second barrier at the world championships.

    “That is what I would love to do,” he said. “If you can do that you set yourself up and give you the world of confidence heading into the Olympics.”

    It would also make the world sit up and take notice.

    “Absolutely, yeah,” he said. “That would be fantastic.”
     
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