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  • Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

    Only the second Cal prep to win four successive state XC titles (Sarah Bei the other). The course record eluded her, but she was over a minute up on second place. Bad Hammy must be out stalking her to have not commented yet.

    Here's hoping she
    a. goes to Stanford
    b. continues to improve as a Senior runner

    I would have to think the 5000 is her future, not the 1500.

  • #2
    Re: Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

    Originally posted by Marlow
    Bad Hammy must be out stalking her to have not commented yet.
    Nope. Unlike T&F, in CA they run XC in divisions, diluting the races and my interest . . .

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    • #3
      Re: Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

      Originally posted by bad hammy
      Originally posted by Marlow
      Bad Hammy must be out stalking her to have not commented yet.
      Nope. Unlike T&F, in CA they run XC in divisions, diluting the races and my interest . . .
      Alas, poor Jordan must be crying her eyes out . . .

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      • #4
        The team that won the girls race averaged 18:01, and may be the fastest ever in the country. The average was not That much slower than Hasay's time (and the winning time in that race may well have been faster than her's).

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        • #5
          Re: Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

          Originally posted by Marlow
          Only the second Cal prep to win four successive state XC titles (Sarah Bei the other). The course record eluded her, but she was over a minute up on second place. Bad Hammy must be out stalking her to have not commented yet.

          Here's hoping she
          a. goes to Stanford
          b. continues to improve as a Senior runner

          I would have to think the 5000 is her future, not the 1500.
          Hoping she goes to the school and program that best match her long term goals. I'm not sure at 17/18 I had any but by 19 I did and I had to transfer to make them a reality (or to have access to them). She is a sharp young lady and hopefully is being advised with her long term goals in mind. Right now Stanford is the 4th best distance program on the West Coast behind Team Mahon, UW, and UO and at least the 9th best in the U.S.. We haven't seen Metcalf produce talent for the long term yet so at this point if I were one of her advisors I would be pointing her toward a Mahon (with education guarantees) or the UO program. I guess my point is that she should be thinking 8+ years out instead of the 2-4 years out fans want. I should add that her current situation has suited her very well. "Past performance is no indication of future success..." but it should certainly be considered an option.

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          • #6
            Re: Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

            Originally posted by bhall
            Right now Stanford is the 4th best distance program on the West Coast behind Team Mahon, UW, and UO and at least the 9th best in the U.S..
            But among West Coast schools with major track programs, it's probably Number One academically. That may matter to her.

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            • #7
              Re: Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

              Originally posted by tandfman
              But among West Coast schools with major track programs, it's probably Number One academically. That may matter to her.
              Probably? PROBABLY? Does Cal Tech have a major running program? :twisted:

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              • #8
                Attempting a new "news" section on the blog:

                http://www.athleticsinthenews.blogspot.com

                Mid-right column for Hasay. Stars on left, though I don't know why I put Rupp there instead of right side.

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                • #9
                  Re: Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

                  Originally posted by tandfman
                  Originally posted by bhall
                  Right now Stanford is the 4th best distance program on the West Coast behind Team Mahon, UW, and UO and at least the 9th best in the U.S..
                  But among West Coast schools with major track programs, it's probably Number One academically. That may matter to her.
                  Which is why the first couple sentences of my post are there.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hasay ho-hums 4th Title

                    Originally posted by bad hammy
                    Originally posted by Marlow
                    Bad Hammy must be out stalking her to have not commented yet.
                    Nope. Unlike T&F, in CA they run XC in divisions, diluting the races and my interest . . .
                    Am a product of that system. Only winners count in my book, but it is interesting to attempt to run faster than other divisions.

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                    • #14
                      Visited U of Oregon campus in early November.
                      http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/si ... /story.csp (scroll down to third topic in article)

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                      • #15
                        While academics are important the world is full of very successful people who didn't go to Stanford. (Which being from Santa Cruz is my preference as well)

                        Her stated goal is to stay in athletics and someday be a coach.

                        So having said that I'd have to agree with another post saying her current situation and location are pretty primo as well.

                        As for someone saying the 5,000 is where her true potential is? I'm thinking it's across the board. Her' last 800 in the worlds this summer was faster than her open 800 at the Golden West this year.

                        Her smooth stride belies her speed don't you think? Look who she's out kicked these past two years. Pretty much everyone in this country.

                        So whatever her choice is I kinda have the feeling it'll be a good one based on what she says "her" goals are and not on what we say she should do.

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