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  • How's This For A U.S. Women's 200 Race?

    on a 9-lane track

    Marion Jones
    Torri Edwards
    Sanya Richards
    Stephanie Durst
    Crystal Cox
    Lauryn Williams
    Alexandria Anderson
    Muna Lee
    Allyson Felix

    Anybody recognize the significance of that field? Hint, it goes towards the 200's status as an orphan event.

  • #2
    Take out Muna Lee and put in Shalonda Solomon.

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    • #3
      Re: How's This For A U.S. Women's 200 Race?

      Originally posted by gh
      on a 9-lane track

      Marion Jones
      Torri Edwards
      Sanya Richards
      Stephanie Durst
      Crystal Cox
      Lauryn Williams
      Alexandria Anderson
      Muna Lee
      Allyson Felix

      Anybody recognize the significance of that field? Hint, it goes towards the 200's status as an orphan event.
      None of them ran in the final of US nationals for the 200m this year (and therefore presumably won't be running at the World Cup in Athens which may have 9 lanes)?

      Nationals final:
      1 Rachelle Smith 22.31
      2 Shalonda Solomon 22.47
      3 LaTasha Jenkins 22.66
      4 Ebonie Floyd 22.77
      5 Lashauntea Moore 23.03
      6 Janice Davis 23.20
      7 Connie Moore 23.44

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      • #4
        Re: How's This For A U.S. Women's 200 Race?

        Originally posted by AS
        None of them ran in the final of US nationals for the 200m this year (and therefore presumably won't be running at the World Cup in Athens which may have 9 lanes)?
        Actually, it's a list of those who were supposed to be in the 200 (entered, declared and drawn into the first round heats) but at some point decided not to run.

        Jones, Edwards, Richards, Durst and Cox were no-shows for the first round. Williams, Anderson and Lee DNS'ed the semifinals and Felix didn't run the final

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        • #5
          MT is correct. And the missing are about a 200 field as has ever been fielded in this country. And certainly better than any other nation could put up. Really does illustrate how (non) important the 200 is to so many top sprinters.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gh
            MT is correct.
            Surely I scored an assist?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh
              MT is correct. And the missing are about a 200 field as has ever been fielded in this country. And certainly better than any other nation could put up. Really does illustrate how (non) important the 200 is to so many top sprinters.
              I'm not sure I would agree with this assessment. There were other factors (3 rounds of the 100m on 1 day; bad weather that delayed semis of 200m by 3 hours; Felix recovering from an injury; first round of 200m before the finals of the 400m; etc.) which resulted in these individuals not running in the 200m. Blame the meet promoters and shoe companies for making the 200m a step-child to the 100m and not the athletes.

              Yet, it was an interesting piece of trivia.

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