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  • hjsteve1.97
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    >Forget the coach, my guess is that Stacy would jump a lot higher if she changed
    >her husband.

    Hate to turn this into a Soap Opera Forum here, but why do you say that ?

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  • Steve Lactic
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    Forget the coach, my guess is that Stacy would jump a lot higher if she changed her husband.

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  • tandfman
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    >>>Finally at some point, can't remember when, they gave up on having a separate AAU/TAC/USATF Champ. meet every 4 years and bundled it in
    with the FOT.<

    The last one of those was in 1988 in Tampa. In 1992 and subsequent Olympic years, there's been only the Trials meet.

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  • Arnie
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    Meters to feet conversion table.

    http://www.armorytrack.com/conversions.htm

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  • hjsteve1.97
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    >>The
    >sprinters and long sprinter want the trials out of the way, so they can
    >make a
    >living at the golden league . The 10k guys, walkers ,would be screwed
    >on the 2
    >week before format. Who do you make happy?

    Apparently, the
    >sprinters. Other nations have their trials during the GP break, but apparently
    >we're too good for that. Do you have to have all the events at the same meet?
    >The walks have been held separate from the main trials more often than not,
    >and the 10k and steeple have been too (as late as 1960).

    Don't remember about the 3000SC, but yes, the 10K
    I believe was skipped at the FOT's way back then, and the AAU meet the week before served as the FOT in the 10k.

    Finally at some point, can't remember when, they gave up on having a separate AAU/TAC/USATF Champ. meet every 4 years and bundled it in with the FOT.

    And of course they have tried to make the FOT more fair, by abandoning the old 2-day event and instead duplicating the OG schedule over about 8 days.

    Great for the athletes, not so for the fans IMHO.

    But that is as it should be, not complaining.

    But I do NOT agree that the FOT should be spread out even more than it is.

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  • H Watkins
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    >The
    >sprinters and long sprinter want the trials out of the way, so they can make a
    >living at the golden league . The 10k guys, walkers ,would be screwed on the 2
    >week before format. Who do you make happy?

    Apparently, the sprinters. Other nations have their trials during the GP break, but apparently we're too good for that. Do you have to have all the events at the same meet? The walks have been held separate from the main trials more often than not, and the 10k and steeple have been too (as late as 1960).

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  • hjsteve1.97
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    thanks mark for rooting for the Colts !

    and 5000, please listen to mark and people like old vaulter, really, ... these 2 field eventers have been there in the fast lane.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    We had this conversation in FlagStaff. The USTA officials said the best interest of the athletes would be Trials 2 weeks before the games. The sprinters and long sprinter want the trials out of the way, so they can make a living at the golden league . The 10k guys, walkers ,would be screwed on the 2 week before format. Who do you make happy?

    Eagles will win the S Bowl.
    Ryan Shay will win the USATF marathon trials 2:11:15

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: Dragila vaults 4.70 in season opener

    Sorry to disagree Steve but I think all elite athletes aim to peak for the critical meets, doesn't matter what event. It may be a little less obvious for field events because technical factors, which don't relate to the athletes actual physical condition, can and often do impact performance. In fact I think this factor significantly and negatively impacts many top Americans. Your trials and selection process are so brutal that the athletes absolutely must peak in order simply to make the team. Then they either have to go back to conditioning (and now $$$ potential in Europe impacts that) or try and hold their peak for weeks which is tough. I think the US trials should be about 2 weeks before the Games, World Champs etc.

    (PS The Colts and Manning looked great. What the hell was Favre thinking in the last game and I bet they are peeved with themselves at not taking the 3-pointer. Since Im a Raider fan and have no team left to follow I'll root for the Colts in your honour!)

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    >>Steve , do jumpers plan there training season to peak like middle distance.
    >I
    >saw Stacie and she is a lot lighter, ( body weight) . With the
    >Olympics/Olympic
    >Trials so late this year I doubt if she is in "peak" form
    >now?

    5000, "Old Vaulter" is the acknowledged PV expert around these
    >parts, perhaps he will read this and possibly give you a response. My guess
    >is that it is a huge variable from athlete to athlete, but that field eventers
    >in general don't have a plan to "peak" as much as middle and LD runners.
    >Just my opinion.

    Thats kind of what I thought Steve, I would be concerned about burning out mentally during an Olympic year.If you look at Reno on the weekend, and the athletes that are entered for the USA swing of indoor season, it seems like a lot of the top American's are taking a pass at indoor this year.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Early in the season PV-ers are still in the weight room, doing gymnastics training, and doing variations on the pole run. They typically vault from shortened runs on smaller poles. That's why SD's 15'5 indicates a successful Oly defense.

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  • stevehj197
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    >Steve , do jumpers plan there training season to peak like middle distance. I
    >saw Stacie and she is a lot lighter, ( body weight) . With the Olympics/Olympic
    >Trials so late this year I doubt if she is in "peak" form now?

    5000, "Old Vaulter" is the acknowledged PV expert around these parts, perhaps he will read this and possibly give you a response. My guess is that it is a huge variable from athlete to athlete, but that field eventers in general don't have a plan to "peak" as much as middle and LD runners. Just my opinion.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    She said her body fat was down around 6-7% , and that she would be competing "Lighter" this year. I can't tell about what is good or bad form though, because i don't know much about the vault.

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  • tafnut
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    There's a picture of Stacy at the summit and she looks much more powerful, but certainly not like she's lost weight. A friend who went to the summit says she still collapses her top arm too much, but she's going 16' this year!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: Dragila vaults 4.70 in season opener

    Steve , do jumpers plan there training season to peak like middle distance. I saw Stacie and she is a lot lighter, ( body weight) . With the Olympics/Olympic Trials so late this year I doubt if she is in "peak" form now?

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