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  • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    I agree 100%. College track and field coaches don't fool around with that sort of stuff, so college athletes who want to dope would have to do it on their own. Of the athletes who have come through the American collegiate system who have ever been popped for PED's, I would estimate that 99% of them got busted after they left their college coaches. As a matter of fact, I can't think of any pro athlete getting busted who was still being by his/her college coach.
    Of course they got busted AFTER college, very few college athletes are tested out of competition by USADA before they graduate. If they fail an NCAA or school test, it does not get reported to WADA/USADA and we rarely hear about it.

    This is easy to forget, both because she was done with eligibility indoors and was competing unattached when she failed her test, and because of the two year delay before the failed test was made public, but Demi Payne was still on her college team and training with her college coaches when she failed a USADA test at USATF Indoors. She competed in several outdoor meets for SFA after failing the test and then competed for SFA at the Olympic Trials because an arbitrator ordered USADA to let her compete.

    Actual NCAA testing is very very hit and miss. I've been there on day 1 of NCAAs when there was no drug testing despite there being event finals. I watched the event winner go through the mixed zone, talk to their coach, then exit the area and go to their parents. No drug testers anywhere. But obviously there are plenty of times the NCAA does drug test at their champs, it's just hit and miss.

    Edit: Also Tyson Gay was being coached by his college coach, Lance Bauman, when he failed his drug test. That is easy to forget because all of the drama surrounding John Drummond, but Tyson had not been coached by JD for nearly a year before failing his test.
    Last edited by polevaultpower; 04-12-2021, 05:47 PM.

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    • Demi Payne did cross my mind as I was typing but I think she's the exception and not the rule. Also, if IIRC, Brauman was no longer associated with Arkansas when Gay was busted. He had gone to prison, gotten out and set up independent pro track club. Former LSU sprinter Kelly Ann Baptiste is another athlete who flunked a drug test under Brauman's tutelage.

      I don't know what pro track coaches make but I suspect that it's not in the same ballpark compared to what the top college coaches make when you look at their total compensation packages, nor is their income as stable.

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      • Originally posted by Wiederganger View Post
        The plus point in having Muhammad and McLaughlin in the 4x4 is they will be more rested than the 400m flat runners, as the hurdles are right at the start of the programme. Runners 4 & 5 in the US Trials 400m may find themselves in the mixed relay, which isn't advisable for the 400mhurdlers as there is an overlap.
        I guess scheduling does need to be taken into consideration but I don't put Muhammad in the same class with McLaughlin and our best quartermilers when it comes to flat speed. She's never sniffed sub-50 even in 2019 when she was in 400H WR shape, and she only managed 49.5 in the relay, which is pretty average by American standards unless it's the scratch leg. If Muhammad were to run the 400 at the Trials I doubt she would make the final and might not even make it out of the heats.

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        • So why is it that the results e-mailed on Sunday lists Kenny Bednarek's 19.65 as WL and AL even though it was wind aided?

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          • Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
            So why is it that the results e-mailed on Sunday lists Kenny Bednarek's 19.65 as WL and AL even though it was wind aided?
            if you're talking about eTN, it says "a-c WL, AL," as in all-conditions.

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            • Originally posted by Wiederganger View Post
              beebee & jazzcyclist I guess Polevaultpower's post answers it all for me. And this is not just my view, its the view of many non-American fans who I interact with on Twitter. gm no idea what Bol has to do with NCAA testing protocols? But I don't want to divert from the main point of this thread, so we'll stop there!

              Muhammad's relay split in Doha was superb. To run the hurdles WR she did, she was obviously in tremendous flat form. And re Tokyo, as I say, the 400mh is right at the start of the programme, so at least give her a run out in the 4x4 heats, and include McLaughlin in the 4x4 final, and top 3 in the Trials if you want. But if she's in similar form as 2019 - a big TBC - then get her in the team!
              You can find USADA testing stats here: https://www.usada.org/news/athlete-test-history/

              Look up Richardson and you'll see she has been tested at least twice this year.

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              • Originally posted by gm View Post

                You can find USADA testing stats here: https://www.usada.org/news/athlete-test-history/

                Look up Richardson and you'll see she has been tested at least twice this year.
                And as I said earlier, she was tested 5 times as a college freshman. The meet-day tests are just IQ test anyway IMO, so as long as an athlete is getting tested frequently out-of-competition, whether he/she is in high school, college or pro, that's all you can ask for. Also, as former pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton pointed out, using your 3 misses is part of the doping regimen, so athletes need to be tested enough to force them to use up their 3 misses if they're doping.
                Last edited by jazzcyclist; 04-13-2021, 06:09 PM.

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                • Originally posted by gh View Post

                  if you're talking about eTN, it says "a-c WL, AL," as in all-conditions.
                  Thanks for the clarification as to "a-c".

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                  • Originally posted by gm View Post

                    You can find USADA testing stats here: https://www.usada.org/news/athlete-test-history/

                    Look up Richardson and you'll see she has been tested at least twice this year.
                    Yep. 11 tests in 28 months (2019 until now) doesn't cut the mustard for me I'm afraid, so I'm hoping the numbers ramp us this year - although testing in summer is pretty meaningless.

                    Anyway, I didn't want this to be about her per se, it was about NCAA protocols not matching WADA as I said, hence the 10.75 I'm a bit 'meh' about.

                    Anyway, this relay discussion is much more fun!

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                    • Originally posted by Wiederganger View Post

                      Yep. 11 tests in 28 months (2019 until now) doesn't cut the mustard for me I'm afraid, so I'm hoping the numbers ramp us this year - although testing in summer is pretty meaningless.

                      Anyway, I didn't want this to be about her per se, it was about NCAA protocols not matching WADA as I said, hence the 10.75 I'm a bit 'meh' about.
                      The NCAA isn't preventing WADA from ramping up its out--of-competition of tests of high school and college athletes. Athing Mu was tested 9 times as a high school junior. and I'll bet she'll be tested at least that many times this year as a college freshman. Also, I suspect that testing was spotty for everyone last year due to COVID-19 so that has to be taken into consideration.
                      Last edited by jazzcyclist; 04-14-2021, 02:05 PM.

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