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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
    Don't think the US women even had any field event finalists (Jen S.?) at World Champs.
    Amy Acuff 12th
    Stuczynski 10th
    Brittney Reese 8th
    Tianna Madison 10th

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    Don't think the US women even had any field event finalists (Jen S.?) at World Champs.

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  • mojo
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    Thanks for that video guru. Hannah is an amazing talent. :shock: 8)
    There is much to work on but she has the speed and strength which are the main ingredients.

    I look forward to watching her. I hope she gets good coaching-she needs to keep it simple and not lose her natural throwing ability (can happen if a coach throws too much technical info at young athletes in the javelin).

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  • guru
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    Speaking of Hannah, here's a great article on her from right after she exploded this summer.

    http://www.youthrunner.com/content/view/2346/39/

    Video of her record throw.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqPPlyfAA9g

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  • unclezadok
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    Originally posted by guru
    Originally posted by gh
    Originally posted by Highland
    Wow - the first thing I noticed was that there is only one U.S. woman ranked in any of the field events. Just two U.S. men in the 100. Guess things aren't as rosy with Team USA as the national office would like to us to believe.
    The magazine itself addresses this point in the introduction to the Rankings. It's not really that pretty a picture.

    U.S. women scored more points than anybody but Russia, but 82% of the points came in the 100/200/400/100H.

    It's not a terribly well balanced program.

    And then you have Hannah Carson.
    Let's not get carried away. She probably won't be world class until she's at least 15.

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  • tafnut
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    Originally posted by EPelle
    It appears MacFarlane was penalised for her disastrous Osaka world championships campaign, where she failed to finish the heat after her shoe was ripped off by the spikes of a competitor in the first 200m of the race.
    She should have used the Rudisha Ploy. Not have raced there at all!

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  • EPelle
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    http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story/0, ... 22,00.html

    Donna MacFarlane feels a bit shafted by this year:s rankings:

    MacFarlane, ranked No. 9 by the magazine last year, was left off the list this year, despite having a more consistent international season.

    Her year included two major wins at grand prix races in Lucerne and Doha, and a second-place finish in the biggest Golden League race of the season -- the Bislett Games in Oslo.

    It appears MacFarlane was penalised for her disastrous Osaka world championships campaign, where she failed to finish the heat after her shoe was ripped off by the spikes of a competitor in the first 200m of the race.

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  • Gleason
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    T&FN Top 10

    Chrome Dome wrote:

    "I can't believe that Walter Dix is not in the top 10 in the 100."

    Although I look forward to Dix's running OG & WCh in 2008 & 2009, etc., I think that he ran as well @ 100 as he did @ 200 in 2007. I'm a Spearmon fan, but his 100 season was weak:
    Rethymno 7/18 3rd Lost to BOLT & DIXON
    Madrid 7/21 3rd Lost to Obikwelu & ROSS
    Monaco 7/25 2nd Lost to CAMPBELL
    Rieti 9/9 6th Lost to Powell, Frater, Saidy, COLLIO & COLLINS

    Caps indicate unranked sprinters. He lost to 6 of them. Dix lost to HOLLIDAY & Gay @ USAT&F. I'm unaware of other losses

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by Chrome Dome
    I can't believe that Walter Dix is not in the top 10 in the 100!
    What about Trindon Holliday? The fact that neither of them is in the top ten is a travesty. And Martina is #5 despite losing to Dix and Holliday in their only head-to-head competition, not to mention his inferior marks on the 2007 performance list. How does Ndure get ahead of Dix and Holliday? Spearmon doesn't even belong on the list. Do the voters think the NCAA uses hand timing? Does a person's entire body of work count for anything? Is there any way for an American collegiate sprinter to get noticed without crossing the pond? Doesn't Dix and Holliday's willingness to go to Indy and run with the big boys count for anything? :evil:

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  • guru
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    Originally posted by gh
    Originally posted by Highland
    Wow - the first thing I noticed was that there is only one U.S. woman ranked in any of the field events. Just two U.S. men in the 100. Guess things aren't as rosy with Team USA as the national office would like to us to believe.
    The magazine itself addresses this point in the introduction to the Rankings. It's not really that pretty a picture.

    U.S. women scored more points than anybody but Russia, but 82% of the points came in the 100/200/400/100H.

    It's not a terribly well balanced program.

    And then you have Hannah Carson.

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  • Gleason
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    T&FN Top 10

    gh wrote:

    "It's not a terribly well balanced program."

    Although this is true whose program is balanced?

    Look at Russia:

    49 total rankers

    14 men ( 1 @ 800, 4 walkers & 9 field eventers)

    35 women (11 runners, 2 walkers & 22 field eventers)

    Africans excel @ distances & Europeans excel @ field events.

    US results @ WCh were best ever in 2007. I have every T&FN since 1954. All of the leading nations have been unbalanced for the past 50 - 60 years.

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  • nevetsllim
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    I much prefer your men's marathon rankings, compared to AI, who had a bizarre order of 1. Geb, 2. Lel, 3. Kibet, 4. Shami, 5. Rothlin, 6. Goumri :? 7. Kirui, 8. Gharib, 9. Mutai, 10. Chelanga

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  • gh
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    Top 10s now posted to front page

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  • Chrome Dome
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    And things will get worse now that it's mandatory to be a "charm school" graduate under such draconian rules.(

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  • tafnut
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    Originally posted by gh
    It's not a terribly well balanced program.
    There IS a program??!! I never knew that! :shock:

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