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    The bewildering inability for the US to come up with top of the line women 400m results in international championships continues.

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    Which is why Marion should give the 100/400 double some thought next year, if the Olympic schedule permits it.

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    • #3
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      I can't wait to see what Felix will do in that event.

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      • #4
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        >The bewildering inability for the US to come up
        >with top of the line women 400m results in
        >international championships continues.

        The team we went this year to Paris was young, cut them some slack. Give it time before we judge them so harshly.

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        • #5
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          >>The bewildering inability for the US to come
          >up
          >with top of the line women 400m results
          >in
          >international championships
          >continues.

          The team we went this year to Paris
          >was young, cut them some slack. Give it time
          >before we judge them so harshly.>

          Who's talking about this year? The US women, other than JMC, have not had any major success at the top level in international competition in recent WC or OG. They need to understand that there is no penalty for cracking the 50.5 mark.

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          • #6
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            The team we went this year to Paris
            >was young, cut them some slack. Give it time
            >before we judge them so harshly.

            Yes, they are, but in the US there has not been a top Int'l threat in the 400m since Diane Dixon. That is sad, very sad!

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            • #7
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              "The team we went this year to Paris
              >was young, cut them some slack. Give it time
              >before we judge them so harshly.

              Yes, they are, but in the US there has not been a top Int'l threat in the 400m since Diane Dixon. That is sad, very sad!"

              Mostly true; I suppose one could have considered Jearl Miles-Clark an international threat a few years ago, when she ran 49.40. But that's about it. I'm getting pretty sick of Monique Hennigan et. al struggle to break the big 51-second barrier.

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              • #8
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                Mostly true; I suppose one could have
                >considered Jearl Miles-Clark an international
                >threat a few years ago, when she ran 49.40. But
                >that's about it. I'm getting pretty sick of
                >Monique Hennigan et. al struggle to break the big
                >51-second barrier.>

                I'd think an athlete that won a gold and two bronze at the WC would be considered an international threat.

                That said the rest of the gang has been reasonably mediocre which, considering the sprint capabilities of this country, is bewildering to me.

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                • #9
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                  Which also begs the question of whether our best 400 runners are those running in the 100. The last top 100 sprinter who was also an excellent 400 runner was Gwen Torrence (10.82/21.72/49.64), and she didn't run the 400 that much, yet she was able to rank in the top 10 worldwide 3 times.

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                  • #10
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                    Be patient! You guys have acquired the worlds number 1 junior in Sanya and you went 1-2 at last years world juniors.

                    Now if only University of Texas would co operate and don't burn her out like they did with Suzian Reid ......

                    Then maybe....

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