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  • t_monk
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    Originally posted by rasb
    Originally posted by Sportsfanx1
    Yeah, it's great that they coming into form and they are still young, so overall this is great for Jamaica in general. SAF is having the upper hand on them on the senior level and sure she is loving it. Facey said, she hasn't been running much this season because of her studies, but she is ready to just focus on her running before Berlin. Her personal best is 22.25 (2008), if she run that again or close to it she will be in finals in Berlin. McLaughlin has a lot of work to do, and glad to see she running close to her high school days form. She is a World Junior 200m silver medallist, not so long ago..so she's no chop liver!

    If the two Vere Technical alumni VCB and Facey make it to the 200m final in Berlin, this will be a nice boast to the student body at Vere. Maybe they be saying...one day this will be me.
    So, how many students would attend Vere Technical, and over what range of Grades? And would other top Jamaican High Schools be similar?
    What a great thing, to have so many wonderful sprinters !
    The girl's school to beat at champs is Holmwood... the Holmwood team is and has been vitrually unstoppable for the last couple of years and from my guess unless a whole hoard of them get sticken by some illness coming into the championships... they will CONTINUE to decimate the competition.

    One of the reasons I believe SAF never got the props she deserved during High School is because even though she was one of the top 3 female sprinters in the island in her age group, she never went to a school known for necessarily competing for top honors at the championships. Holmwood and Vere constantly competing for 1st and 2nd at the championships back then made the Facey/McClaughlan focus far more prudent than Facey/McClaughlan/SAF focus seeing that Wolmer's girls (competing for 5th usually) were known more for their academics (placing top in the island numerous time) instead of their prowess in athletics. It was more prudent for Facey and McClaughlan to take athletics more seriously due to just how closely the schools would finish in respects to each other and points.

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  • T&F_LA
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    I just found a link to Novlene's 50.21 400m at the Jam trials. She looked in great form. It's an amateur video but still good video.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIrk8346HoM

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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by Sportsfanx1
    Yeah, it's great that they coming into form and they are still young, so overall this is great for Jamaica in general. SAF is having the upper hand on them on the senior level and sure she is loving it. Facey said, she hasn't been running much this season because of her studies, but she is ready to just focus on her running before Berlin. Her personal best is 22.25 (2008), if she run that again or close to it she will be in finals in Berlin. McLaughlin has a lot of work to do, and glad to see she running close to her high school days form. She is a World Junior 200m silver medallist, not so long ago..so she's no chop liver!

    If the two Vere Technical alumni VCB and Facey make it to the 200m final in Berlin, this will be a nice boast to the student body at Vere. Maybe they be saying...one day this will be me.
    So, how many students would attend Vere Technical, and over what range of Grades? And would other top Jamaican High Schools be similar?
    What a great thing, to have so many wonderful sprinters !

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  • Sportsfanx1
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    Yeah, it's great that they coming into form and they are still young, so overall this is great for Jamaica in general. SAF is having the upper hand on them on the senior level and sure she is loving it. Facey said, she hasn't been running much this season because of her studies, but she is ready to just focus on her running before Berlin. Her personal best is 22.25 (2008), if she run that again or close to it she will be in finals in Berlin. McLaughlin has a lot of work to do, and glad to see she running close to her high school days form. She is a World Junior 200m silver medallist, not so long ago..so she's no chop liver!

    If the two Vere Technical alumni VCB and Facey make it to the 200m final in Berlin, this will be a nice boast to the student body at Vere. Maybe they be saying...one day this will be me.

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  • t_monk
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    Originally posted by Sportsfanx1
    Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
    More disappointing news


    MVP just announced tonight that Fraser will not run the 200m in Berlin.

    Thus, no Kerron, No Fraser. All of our burdens will be on VC shoulders.

    Not happy about that.
    May I say not so disappointing as it might seems. Notice Anneisha McLaughlin is also train by Franie (Steve Francis, MVP). Plus it's also good to see two new faces in Simone Facey and Anneisha McLaughlin who were stars on the Junior Level. They still young and this will be a good experience for them, being this will be their first time being on the senior team and competing in a Major Championships in individual races.

    Also, Simon Facey was the 2008 NCAA Women 200m champion. Overall this experience in Berlin will be great for them.

    VCB can handle herself well, she had been there before. She is really focus on getting the Gold medal. Really, think she's going to jump out on Felix again.

    Felix hasn't show improvement in getting fast out of the blocks. I'll beat against any women who head up have to run down VCB in any race, 100m or 200m. She is very hard to run down, much less to overtake her.
    The funny part about Facey, McLaughlin and Fraser is that they were HIGHLY competitive against each other in high school, each running for separate high schools namely Vere, Holmwood and Wolmer's (AGR QUOD AGIS!!!) respectively. And for most of their high school careers would compete against each other with Facey and McLaughlin beating Fraser consecutively for a number of years. It must be sweet payback for SAF now surpassing the girls who would marginally beat her each year at champs. Nice seeing them all coming to the forefront now.

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  • Sportsfanx1
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    Originally posted by toyracer
    Originally posted by Sportsfanx1
    This as always been the same kind of crowds majority of the time JA nationals. Everyone know in Jamaica that Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell are not going to run all out at Jamaica Nationals. Notice the crowd was more excited about the Women's 100m final ..than the Men's 100m Final.
    Further to the above point: for the Men's 100m, the crowd was there to see what would materialize in the battle for third. Some pinned hopes on Mullings, some on Blake, some on Michael, who delivered when it counted. I can say that everyone in my immediate vicinity was looking at that third place cheering for their favourite.safely
    Yeah the third place finish would the area of drama I was looking for. Blake...didn't come thru he faded to 5 or 6. He run to his personal best, but I think he can go sub 10.00. Did you notice he faded again in the 200m. Roman Mckenzie, one of his old nemesis from high school days, beat him. He will be on the team to Berlin though for the relays, miss out on a very good chance to ran in 100m at big stage.


    Judging from watching the races online... the crowd to me sound more excited and into it during the women's 100m final.

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by mojo
    My big fat idea is that Kenya and Jamaica combine their national champs.

    8-)
    ...with the Germans, who know how to throw and jump.

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  • toyracer
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    Originally posted by Sportsfanx1
    This as always been the same kind of crowds majority of the time JA nationals. Everyone know in Jamaica that Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell are not going to run all out at Jamaica Nationals. Notice the crowd was more excited about the Women's 100m final ..than the Men's 100m Final.
    Further to the above point: for the Men's 100m, the crowd was there to see what would materialize in the battle for third. Some pinned hopes on Mullings, some on Blake, some on Michael, who delivered when it counted. I can say that everyone in my immediate vicinity was looking at that third place cheering for their favourite.safely

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  • Sportsfanx1
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    Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
    More disappointing news


    MVP just announced tonight that Fraser will not run the 200m in Berlin.

    Thus, no Kerron, No Fraser. All of our burdens will be on VC shoulders.

    Not happy about that.
    May I say not so disappointing as it might seems. Notice Anneisha McLaughlin is also train by Franie (Steve Francis, MVP). Plus it's also good to see two new faces in Simone Facey and Anneisha McLaughlin who were stars on the Junior Level. They still young and this will be a good experience for them, being this will be their first time being on the senior team and competing in a Major Championships in individual races.

    Also, Simon Facey was the 2008 NCAA Women 200m champion. Overall this experience in Berlin will be great for them.

    VCB can handle herself well, she had been there before. She is really focus on getting the Gold medal. Really, think she's going to jump out on Felix again.

    Felix hasn't show improvement in getting fast out of the blocks. I'll beat against any women who head up have to run down VCB in any race, 100m or 200m. She is very hard to run down, much less to overtake her.

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  • Sportsfanx1
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    Originally posted by ndamix
    Originally posted by Bob R
    Back to my obsession with attendance here. Stadium capacity is about 35,000, correct? So why the relatively low turnout for Bolt's final home appearances before the European season? Poor marketing? Expensive tickets? Or simply not as much interest as I presumed there would be? Any and all insight greatly appreciated.
    Might've been a poor job @ getting the word out by the person(s) who stole the JAAA laptop. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    This as always been the same kind of crowds majority of the time JA nationals. Everyone know in Jamaica that Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell are not going to run all out at Jamaica Nationals. Notice the crowd was more excited about the Women's 100m final ..than the Men's 100m Final. Especially on the last day...the crowd is less than Saturday's crowd. This is a usual thing at JA trials.

    Boys and Girls Champs is one of kind in the whole entire World!!! That's when you see great crowds at the stadium.

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  • ndamix
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    [quote=TrackDaddy]
    Originally posted by ndamix
    Originally posted by guruof track
    Originally posted by ndamix
    Originally posted by "Bob R":32qwkhhp
    Back to my obsession with attendance here. Stadium capacity is about 35,000, correct? So why the relatively low turnout for Bolt's final home appearances before the European season? Poor marketing? Expensive tickets? Or simply not as much interest as I presumed there would be? Any and all insight greatly appreciated.
    Might've been a poor job @ getting the word out by the person(s) who stole the JAAA laptop. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    The REAL reason why is because all the Jamaicans are in America going to the Penn relays. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    You mean they hadn't return'd home from a meet that was two months ago???? I wanna go to that after-party. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    :lol:

    I see you two are practicing international diplomacy. :lol:[/quote:32qwkhhp] I interned for the U.S. State Department for a time (considered going into the Foreign Service...even went so far as to take the exam) although it was in African Affairs not Western Hemisphere (the area covering the Caribbean) Bureau.... :lol: :wink:

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  • knite
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    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    Originally posted by rasb
    As this thread seems to have taken over, in terms of discussing medallists in the sprints in Berlin....
    I suggest, Muna, drop the 100, and go for the Gold in the deuce...
    Why? The 200 is your best shot, and the 100 rounds are going to make it tough sledding in the 200. To win the 200, you need to get a good lane, which means you have to be ready to run hard in the semis, and if you do that on legs that are already tired, the gold will be very tough, even tougher than it will be anyways...
    That is $1000., please. My invoice is in the mail
    For the second major championship in a row, Muna is the US's lone double qualifier.

    IMO that speaks to her strength and talent.

    No doubt the double is tough. But I can see her on the medal stand at the conclusion of both events. In Bejing she doubled and she finished behind only VCB, Felix and Kerron (barely) in the deuce. In Berlin, neither Kerron or SAF are running it.

    In the 100, the flinch by Torri froze Muna in the blocks and the rest is history.

    In Berlin...some people are in for a big surprise.

    It's very hard to suggest to these athletes that they put all their marbles in one basket. But I can see why you made your suggestion.

    You, my friend, are on to something! :wink:

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  • TrackDaddy
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    [quote=ndamix]
    Originally posted by guruof track
    Originally posted by ndamix
    Originally posted by "Bob R":xylujcuk
    Back to my obsession with attendance here. Stadium capacity is about 35,000, correct? So why the relatively low turnout for Bolt's final home appearances before the European season? Poor marketing? Expensive tickets? Or simply not as much interest as I presumed there would be? Any and all insight greatly appreciated.
    Might've been a poor job @ getting the word out by the person(s) who stole the JAAA laptop. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    The REAL reason why is because all the Jamaicans are in America going to the Penn relays. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    You mean they hadn't return'd home from a meet that was two months ago???? I wanna go to that after-party. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote:xylujcuk]

    :lol:

    I see you two are practicing international diplomacy. :lol:

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  • TrackDaddy
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    Originally posted by rasb
    As this thread seems to have taken over, in terms of discussing medallists in the sprints in Berlin....
    I suggest, Muna, drop the 100, and go for the Gold in the deuce...
    Why? The 200 is your best shot, and the 100 rounds are going to make it tough sledding in the 200. To win the 200, you need to get a good lane, which means you have to be ready to run hard in the semis, and if you do that on legs that are already tired, the gold will be very tough, even tougher than it will be anyways...
    That is $1000., please. My invoice is in the mail
    For the second major championship in a row, Muna is the US's lone double qualifier.

    IMO that speaks to her strength and talent.

    No doubt the double is tough. But I can see her on the medal stand at the conclusion of both events. In Bejing she doubled and she finished behind only VCB, Felix and Kerron (barely) in the deuce. In Berlin, neither Kerron or SAF are running it.

    In the 100, the flinch by Torri froze Muna in the blocks and the rest is history.

    In Berlin...some people are in for a big surprise.

    It's very hard to suggest to these athletes that they put all their marbles in one basket. But I can see why you made your suggestion.

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  • ndamix
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    Originally posted by guruof track
    Naw they're just stuck in the stadium, still waving those funny colored flags. :lol:
    Ahhh...that explains that noise I heard when I drove by Franklin Field this past weekend.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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