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  • #16
    Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

    The US will not run sub-38 without Greene. Watch for a WR with Greene as the anchor (Drummond-1, Montgomery-2, and Williams-3). It's iffy to include him, but I think I'd give the backstretch to Montgomery.

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    • #17
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      flash, I don't trust Montgomery passing the baton. I would rather he run anchor and Greene run 2nd, because Greene works with Drummond everyday at HSI.

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      • #18
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        If anyone should get the 2nd leg it should be one of the 200m men...Chapal or Patton...long back straight and you can shorten up the zone from Drummond to him and the same on the 3rd leg so that his leg is a bit longer ..perfect for a 200m runner( using his strength) who also has legit range at the 100m

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        • #19
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          having seen Gatlin win the world indoor 60 and PRing in the <zurich 100, he WAY deserves a place. But what the heck to i know.

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          • #20
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            there is so much we don't know, as to who has practiced passing to/from whom, etc., but experience counts too, and Gatlin has never had to pass/take the stick in the Big Leagues.

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            • #21
              Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

              Am I missing something or did Gatlin take 4rd in Finland....And look who won, was that Patton,a 200m man. American sprinters are in a state of flux..fast and talented runners but no one real consistent guy. It`s about who comes into Paris healthy and peaking at the right time..as far as the relay goes, we`re having fun with all the " what if`s" but as the above post so well states it..we don`t know whats going on behind the scene..who has been working together as a unit, etc ,etc. One thing is for sure , the French proved a while ago that it`s not about having the fastest guns but how well you can move the stick around...and that means chemistry and pratice

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              • #22
                Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                According to the USATF website, Gatlin is not in the 4X100 team. The following have been listed:

                John Capel, Jon Drummond, Maurice Greene, J.J. Johnson, Coby Miller (Auburn, AL), Tim Montgomery, Darvis Patton and Bernard Williams

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                • #23
                  Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                  I like the consistency of Patton and he handles the batton and curve well.

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                  • #24
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                    Whoever we put out there needs to be ready and be consistent with their passing. We need more relay meets to practice. The USATF needs to have the guys pick 3 other guys or they choose themselves and offer more money for the winners in those relay meets. Carl Lewis had a good idea at one time. He suggested that his Santa Monica Track Club of Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, and Carl take on a team of Jon Drummond,Maurice Greene, Michael Johnson, and Dennis Mitchell. The winner would represent the US at the 96' Olympics. He went on to say that the top 2 in the 100 would be added in the relay pool if they weren't already on the winning relay team. Whatever we do we need to practice more often.

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                    • #25
                      Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                      I would say Drummond Gatlin Montgomery and Mo Greene I just feel we haven't see Greene nor Tim's right stuff yet

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                      • #26
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                        Whoever is in you have to have Bernard on the team right now. He is our best and most consistent sprinter at this time.

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                        • #27
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                          >Whoever is in you have to have Bernard on the
                          >team right now. He is our best and most
                          >consistent sprinter at this time.>>

                          that's a rather frightening statement, is it not?

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                          • #28
                            Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                            Well we can't include Gatlin right now since he isn't in the relay pool. I think the finals will look like this:

                            Capel: He seems to be solid right now and seems to be in better shape than Drummond. Although Drummond is the vet, Capel's recent performances can't be ignored.

                            Williams: He has run very well on this leg and it was evident in the last relay. He is pretty much solid on this leg.

                            Patton: He has been the man of this leg so far. He's consistent and has been running well. He seems to be the man for this leg.

                            Greene: It seems as though JJ Johnson would be the man for this leg, seeing that he is a solid anchor and has run down both Greene and Monty on this leg, however, Greene is solid and is the defending champion. Greene's recent relay performance shows that he has what it takes to bring home the glory.

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                            • #29
                              Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                              I like the Berlin squad (37.77) was very impressive, but I must tell you JJ Johnson closed significantly on Mo Greene. Who remembers him doing the same thing to Tim Montgomery at Penns?His top end speed is extraordinary. Not withstanding the credentials of Greene if the US squad had a real threat he would be my # 1 choice to anchor. Remember the French using three 200 guys with great handoffs a few years ago and breaking the world record. Don't sneeze at top end speed.

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                              • #30
                                Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                                Remember the Soviets also with no runner under 10.10 yet fronted the Americans 1986 and 1987 (until the 350 mark). the third legs-200 meter runners with no 100 meter reported for the entire season yet they ran 38.19 and 38.02 respectively. The Americans get it right they may run under 37.50. But note the French and Soviet technique the original underhand method established by the USA in the early 70's.

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