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  • 2010 state of 100 /200 meter sprinting in USA (men's)

    With next year being a non-championship year, Who do you see stepping up their games in the 2 events. We all know Tyson Gay is by far the best we have at both. Let's take a look at a few runners.
    Walter Dix: This guy has the tools to be the 2nd best in the 100. He is a hell of 200 meter runner too. I expect Dix to be healthy and back next year.
    Ivory Williams : This guy really came on in Europe early and has the ability to challenge Dix and Mike Rodgers if he gets better and stays consisitent.
    Mike Rodgers: He w a 60 meter specialists, but has really progressed well. I could see some sub 9.90 times in his near future if he continues to be consistent.
    Xavier Carter: Here is the guy i think is the x-Factor,. He is big, strong and has great turnover. When this guy is healthy he is a threat to run really fast , especially in the 200. He needs to decide is he a 100/200 man or a 200/400 man.
    Rae Edwards: I don't know about him. I just don't see him being better than the guys above.
    Travis Padgett: I think he is a great 60 meter guy, but i keep seeing a young Leonard Scott when i see this guy.
    Leroy Dixon and Rodney Martin: These guys always seem like they are relay alternates.
    Terrence Trammell: Yeah he is a hurdler, however he did a great job this summer on some of his leadoff legs. Makes you wonder could he be sub 10.00 with more concentration on 100 / 200 races?
    Trindon Holliday: Another young guy who is a great starter. Will football retard his development as a sprinter.
    Wallace Spearmon: Terrible starter, but has gone sub 10. before. He will always be a outstanding 200 meter guy. Will he try to do more 400's or more 100/200's next year?
    Shawn Crawford: Consumate big meet 200 meter runner. Good curve runner, but his straight times have been very average lately.
    Darvis Patton: Same as Crawford and he has gotten alot better at the 100.
    Charles Clark: Young guy who has a future at the 2, but will he improve?
    Lashawn Merritt: Another wild card at 200. Has a few sub 20's already. He is striclty a 200/ 400 man, would like to see him run a 4x100 leg at Penn maybe.
    Justin Gatlin: Wow ! Here is the real x factor . Yes he was suspended for banned substances, but if this guy is any where close to what he was he will vault past all the rest with the exception of Tyson Gay.
    What are all your thoughts and who do you think will emerge and get better. Remember these are many of the guys who would vy for the 4x100 relay spots.

  • #2
    I doubt trammel at his age would start to concentrate on the 100m.

    Besides Gay, Spearmon and Dix are the next top 200m runners. And Mike Rodgers would be next up in the 100 for me.

    I have so much hope for Padgett for some reason. I feel like he should have finished out his NCAA years instead of going Pro.

    I don't think X-man will ever be back to what he used to be. He is definitely a 200/400 runner more the 200, but he just lost so much in the last 2 years its like he has become the joke of US track and field.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ATK
      I doubt trammel at his age would start to concentrate on the 100m.

      Besides Gay, Spearmon and Dix are the next top 200m runners. And Mike Rodgers would be next up in the 100 for me.

      I have so much hope for Padgett for some reason. I feel like he should have finished out his NCAA years instead of going Pro.

      I don't think X-man will ever be back to what he used to be. He is definitely a 200/400 runner more the 200, but he just lost so much in the last 2 years its like he has become the joke of US track and field.
      I would throw Rubin Williams into the mix in the 200. He and Wallace Spearmon are the only 2 runners to be in the last 4 200 meter finals at the USA Championships.
      Never alone.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Muscleman
        Originally posted by ATK
        I doubt trammel at his age would start to concentrate on the 100m.

        Besides Gay, Spearmon and Dix are the next top 200m runners. And Mike Rodgers would be next up in the 100 for me.

        I have so much hope for Padgett for some reason. I feel like he should have finished out his NCAA years instead of going Pro.

        I don't think X-man will ever be back to what he used to be. He is definitely a 200/400 runner more the 200, but he just lost so much in the last 2 years its like he has become the joke of US track and field.
        I would throw Rubin Williams into the mix in the 200. He and Wallace Spearmon are the only 2 runners to be in the last 4 200 meter finals at the USA Championships.
        Rubin Williams will never make a US team...

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        • #5
          Williams won a Pan-Am Games bronze in '07.

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          • #6
            men's 100/200 assessment

            Well i have to disagree about X. I think he will be back to elite status. His Coach Brooks Johnson is a no-nonsense kind of guy who teaches form and technique and that is what X needs,. I still think he could be a good 100 man, , but we all have our opinions.

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            • #7
              I was surprised no one chose to comment on Justin Gatlin. Does anyone have any idea what shape he is in?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dave
                I was surprised no one chose to comment on Justin Gatlin. Does anyone have any idea what shape he is in?
                Justin is in GREAT shape. I'm not a fan of his, but the dude has been in atleast 10flat shape since he has been suspended.

                People are writing him off, but he is going to surprise some people.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by guruof track
                  Originally posted by Dave
                  I was surprised no one chose to comment on Justin Gatlin. Does anyone have any idea what shape he is in?
                  Justin is in GREAT shape. I'm not a fan of his, but the dude has been in atleast 10flat shape since he has been suspended.

                  People are writing him off, but he is going to surprise some people.
                  I am a huge fan of redemption and comebacks. I would love to seem him do great things.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dave

                    I am a huge fan of redemption and comebacks. I would love to seem him do great things.
                    Not particularly a fan of his, but if he does well I won't be hating on the man.

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                    • #11
                      Call me stubborn but I still think Carter will be a factor in the 200.

                      Two up and comers I expect to be a big force in both the 100 & 200 are Ryan Bailey & Marcus Rowland.

                      Gatlin will add a lot of controversy no doubt next year, but I will be pulling for him since he got a raw deal in my opinion.

                      If he gets serious about track then Jeff Demps will be a factor
                      in the 100 no doubt.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Chrome Dome
                        Call me stubborn but I still think Carter will be a factor in the 200.

                        Two up and comers I expect to be a big force in both the 100 & 200 are Ryan Bailey & Marcus Rowland.

                        Gatlin will add a lot of controversy no doubt next year, but I will be pulling for him since he got a raw deal in my opinion.

                        If he gets serious about track then Jeff Demps will be a factor
                        in the 100 no doubt.
                        I'm stubborn too, because I for one don't believe X-Man has remotely hit his peak.

                        I am a HUGE Bailey fan, that kid is going to be a star. Not sure what to make of Demps. And Rowland is a mjor talent too.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chrome Dome
                          If he gets serious about track then Jeff Demps will be a factor
                          in the 100 no doubt.
                          I think Demps will pursue a football career b4 track...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by guruof track
                            Originally posted by Dave
                            I was surprised no one chose to comment on Justin Gatlin. Does anyone have any idea what shape he is in?
                            Justin is in GREAT shape. I'm not a fan of his, but the dude has been in atleast 10flat shape since he has been suspended.

                            People are writing him off, but he is going to surprise some people.
                            I would be surprised if he's ever a factor again.

                            He's been gone for a while.

                            I'm not against him but I don't expect to see a sub 10 from him.

                            The success rate of T&F athletes making a return to the sport isnt that good I dont believe.
                            The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                            • #15
                              Hoping to see good things out of Dix this year. I think he has the talent and confidence to step it up.

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