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    gh
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    Originally posted by Steele View Post
    Can someone explain how you get a long O sound from a U?
    errr, put your lips in a circle?

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  • Steele
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    Can someone explain how you get a long O sound from a U?

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  • gh
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    paging Vashti Cunningham!

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    Originally posted by guru View Post
    Boldon - "(Mu) the biggest prodigy since Allyson Felix"

    Ah, Sydney M, how quickly they forget lol
    paging Mary Cain!

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  • guru
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    Boldon - "(Mu) the biggest prodigy since Allyson Felix"

    Ah, Sydney M, how quickly they forget lol

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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post

    Aliens quote tucked in there?
    good catch!!

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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post

    Which is why I think playtime will be over at around 450-500, and Mu will go full Jelimo to put as much distance between her and that scrum to avoid another smash-up...

    ...Did someone say she went 60+57 in her CR? If she does that again, it's game over, man! I'm more worried about Ajee' waiting too long to separate herself from the pack and putting herself in danger of getting nipped at the line (à la George Kersh twice) for that 3rd spot.
    Aliens quote tucked in there?

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  • Tuariki
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    Mu at 1:55.xx

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  • Atticus
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    I'm going real light on the Mu hype till this thing is done!

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  • NotDutra5
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    I'm more concerned with a fall in the early rounds. Mu can run a steady 1:59 and qualify likely easily in the heats and semi as well however athletes are known to not do what we spectators think is the easy answer when it comes to strategy.

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    Originally posted by _Jay View Post
    ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾 Thank You
    RunningInCircles
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    RunningInCircles. Lol.

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    Dutra mentioned....somebody falling in a crowded pack may be more of a concern than Mu being out kicked by several competitors.
    Which is why I think playtime will be over at around 450-500, and Mu will go full Jelimo to put as much distance between her and that scrum to avoid another smash-up...

    ...Did someone say she went 60+57 in her CR? If she does that again, it's game over, man! I'm more worried about Ajee' waiting too long to separate herself from the pack and putting herself in danger of getting nipped at the line (à la George Kersh twice) for that 3rd spot.
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    Last edited by CookyMonzta; 06-24-2021, 07:45 AM.

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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post

    H1 - McGee, Price, Hurta
    H2 - Martinez, Watson, Mu, Green
    H3 - Allie W, Meyer, Ajee' W
    H4 - Edwards, Johnson, Southerland
    H5 - Rogers, Akins, Grace
    I'm going to go with:

    H1 - McGee, Price, Barton
    H2 - Mu, Green, Martinez
    H3 - Ajee Wilson, Allie Wilson, Meyer, Willis
    H4 - Johnson, Edwards, Southerland
    H5 - Rogers, Grace, Akins

    If McGee scratches, I'll pick Hurta (in H1) to get through.

    The reality is that at least one of these heats will probably be very slow, and only the top 2 will get through. I'm just not sure which heat that will be.

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  • RunningInCircles
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post

    I don't see any of the trio of High Schoolers in your list of top contenders!
    Juliette Whittaker
    Roisin Willis
    Sophia Gorriaran
    Are you dismissing ALL of them as not even making it to the Semis??

    BTW, Whittaker is in Heat 1, Willis in Heat 3, and Gorriaran in Heat 5!
    As good as they are for high schoolers, the fastest one, Roisin Willis, has only the 19th fastest qualifying time at 2:00.78. Since only the top 16 qualify for the semis, and Willis doesn't have experience at this level, it won't be easy for her and the other 2 high schoolers to advance.

    Their best shot is to get lucky enough to be in a really fast heat where they finish 4th or 5th, but the race is so fast they advance with one of the six time qualifiers.

    Whittaker and Gorriaran don't like to go out fast, and I think they will both get lost in the pack.

    Of the three, Willis has the best shot if she does an Isaiah Jewett and grabs the lead at 200 and goes for it. Ajee Wilson is all the way out in lane 8 and Willis is in lane 4, so Willis could grab the rail, push the pace, and hope Ajee won't speed up and pass her before the 200 mark. Then Ajee would probably just tuck in and not try to pass her until 500 - 600. It's unlikely that Willis would finish in the top 2, but if she can push the pace to finish around 2:01.0 to 2:01.5 that should be good enough for her to advance on time.

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  • booond
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

    Mu in there with the human bowling ball has me concerned.
    In the end she's too fast. Get out of harm's way early and cruise in the heat.

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    Originally posted by RunningInCircles View Post
    The women's 800 heat sheets are out. What is normally 32 women (4 heats of 8 women) grew this year to 46 women (5 heats of 9/10 women). But since 3 scratched (Elle Purrier St. Pierre, Shannon Osika, Heather MacLean) there ended up being 3 heats of 9 women and 2 heats of 8 women.

    Only 2 Auto Qualifiers! - Because of the large field there will be only 2 auto qualifiers from each of the 5 heats, which should make the 1st round very competitive. In fact, this event might have the most interesting 1st round of the trials.

    Some of the interesting stories in this event are:
    Old vs Young - 3 veterans in possible their last trials (Brenda Martinez, Kate Grace, Chanelle Price) vs 3 high schoolers in their first (Juliette Whittaker, Roisin Willis, Sophia Gorriaran).

    Battle of the NCAA Stars - In an unusual twist, entered in the 800 are the NCAA fastest times this year in the 400 (Athing Mu), the 800 (Michaela Meyer), and the 1500 (Sage Hurta).

    Bouncing Back - After finishing last in their previous races, Nikki Hiltz (last in the trials 1500) and Amber Tanner (last in the NCAA 800) are looking to redeem themselves.

    A. Wilson - Which one to root for? Ajee or Allie or Avi'Tal ?

    Doublers - Not content with running just the 1500, five of the 1500 finalists are also in the 800 - Cory McGee, Helen Schlachtenhaufen, Nikki Hiltz, Sinclaire Johnson, Rebecca Mehra. (Shannon Osika, who barely missed the 1500 team by .09, apparently decided she couldn't make the team in the 800 either, and scratched.)

    It should be interesting.
    Entertaining... thanks.

    No youngs have a chance though Willis looked good in New York

    Grace always seems as a possible medalist and this year it is a bit of a scrum for bronze.

    Hurta and Mayer smell like semifinalists but maybe one gets in the final. If Mu doesn't get in it will fuel a discussion for the next twenty years.

    Hiltz and Tanner will be happy with semifinal appearances.

    Ajee... in, Allie... maybe, Avi'Tal... better luck next time.

    Will McGee show and why? Why not Osika, is the better question? The rest are fodder.

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