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  • Prediction: Hasay and Dunne 1st and 2nd at today's FL race

    Yeah yeah I know. I'm California biased but so what.

    I don't know who that, ahem, 'contributor' is over at Dyestat picking Dunne to be sixth today but if he's getting paid for his predictions then I'm applying for the job.

    Hasay first, Dunne second and the rest are running for third.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  • #2
    I like the Brasovan pick. Her 16:18 PR from NON is not to be denied, and of course she beat Hasay in last year's FL final by 11 seconds.

    As for the boys, it's hard to pick against the college soph..., er, Haile, but a darkhorse might be Sonnenfeldt.
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    • #3
      Live webcast. Girls about to go(12:15 ET). Boys at 1:00 ET.

      http://footlockercc.com/2008/webcast.shtml
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      • #4
        Originally posted by guru
        Live webcast. Girls about to go(12:15 ET). Boys at 1:00 ET.

        http://footlockercc.com/2008/webcast.shtml
        Hmmm, reminded me of those flip animation books I had when I was a kid.

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        • #5
          Interesting girls race. McClaughlin went hard alone, led until about 600m left when Brasovan broke from Hasay and caught her. Looked like Brasovan had it, then Hasay kicked from seemingly out of it to win over the final 200m. Considering the final time, Brasovan might have benefitted by going hard early with McClaughlin.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by guru
            Brasovan might have benefitted by going hard early with McClaughlin.
            She tried that last year and it didn't work. This was a perfect race by her. Brasovan just can't match her top gear. Ashley will be a fantastic 5 and even 10K runner in college. Marathon down the line.

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            • #7
              Ok I was wrong about Dunne.

              But did anyone else have trouble with the web cast?

              Guess I'll just have to watch the archive.

              Ashly ran a heck of a race as well.

              What place did McGloughlin finish in?

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              • #8
                Girls results: http://footlockercc.com/2008/GirlsFinals2008.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Marlow
                  Originally posted by guru
                  Brasovan might have benefitted by going hard early with McClaughlin.
                  She tried that last year and it didn't work.
                  Huh? AB tried to do EXACTLY what she did last year when she won - sit and hammer Hasay on the last hill. Problem this year was she didn't put Hasay away and was vulnerable the last 200. It was a miscalculation by AB that when Hasay wilted on the hill like last year she wouldn't come back on her.

                  When you're a 10:13/16:18 you can afford to go out a tad stronger than 11:20. Going with the hard early pace instead of sitting back might have put her far enough ahead to avoid Hasay's kick.

                  Nevertheless, kudos to Hasay for not giving up after the hill. Also, all the credit in the world to McCloughlin for giving it a great shot - she almost pulled it off.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by guru
                    It was a miscalculation by AB that when Hasay wilted on the hill like last year she wouldn't come back on her.
                    There was no error on Ashley's part. She also ran her best race for the day. Sometimes the strongest/fastest runner wins. It happened today.

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                    • #11
                      It's great to see so many upper class runners in the top-10 of the girls race, including the unique bookend winner in Hasay.

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                      • #12
                        Boys results - http://footlockercc.com/2008/BoysFinal2008.html
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          Sometimes the strongest/fastest runner wins. It happened today.

                          You're probably right.

                          My only point is it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Brasovan had run hard from the front (especially considering the pace of the chase pack), as she did at NON, instead of waiting to go on the final uphill. But I concede it's hard to go against strategy that's worked before.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by guru
                            the letsrun community is having a fit about the winner, claiming he's a 20-year-old from the circuit:

                            http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read. ... ad=2537756

                            True/false?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marlow
                              the letsrun community is having a fit about the winner, claiming he's a 20-year-old from the circuit:

                              http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read. ... ad=2537756

                              True/false?

                              Are you kidding?

                              http://www.dyestat.com//?pg=us2008-XC-S ... le-Feature

                              http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... hp?t=33616

                              Clouding the issue of his age substantially, however, is the fact that in the months prior to enrolling at Sherwood, Haile competed in multiple road races in the United States and internationally as a 20 year-old named Solomon Semungese. As recently as December of 2007, three months prior to winning his first national title as a prep runner, Haile was winning road races as a twenty year-old. If he does in fact have a January 23rd birthday, internet postings suggest, he is either competing now as a 21 year-old high schooler—soon to be 22—or he dissembled about his age on multiple race entry forms in the US, and several other nations, over the course of the previous year.
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