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    Well, you knew this topic was coming....(to also make a new thread if you don't mind instead of using the happenings from Budapest). With all respect to the American athletes competing in Budapest they simply are not the best American track and field athletes. Is NCAA far more important? Why is the USA combined championship the same day as the world indoors?

  • #2
    Re: Where are the Americans?

    Indoor has small importance. And it's a good thing that we have the depth to step it up in Athens and improve our 4 x 400m finish


    >Well, you knew this topic was coming....(to also make a new thread if you don't
    >mind instead of using the happenings from Budapest). With all respect to the
    >American athletes competing in Budapest they simply are not the best American
    >track and field athletes. Is NCAA far more important? Why is the USA combined
    >championship the same day as the world indoors?

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    • #3
      Re: Where are the Americans?

      And specifically, where are they in the women's high jump? No Waller, no Acuff? Anyone know what's up with that?
      "Run fast and keep turning left."

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      • #4
        Re: Where are the Americans?

        See http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/di ... hread=3863 for info on Acuff.

        Waller didn't have the standard (1.93/6-4) to go.

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        • #5
          Re: Where are the Americans?

          The WCI multis were essentially an invitational. Top 8 were invited, not all went. I assume that USATF knew this going into scheduling. Of course, assuming those clowns know anything is a bit on the wild side. Pappas had shoulder surgury recently, and was supposed to go up to the PV at the nationals. I guess he could run the 1000 if he took a foul, not a DNS in the vault. The crux, of course, indoors in only rock & roll. Mahler's 6th comes in August.

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          • #6
            Re: Where are the Americans?

            >See
            >http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn...um=1&thread=38
            >3 for info on Acuff.

            >Waller didn't have the standard (1.93/6-4) to go.

            Thanks for the link to the other thread!

            Man, Tisha Waller not being able to make the standard -- them's some pretty high standards.
            "Run fast and keep turning left."

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            • #7
              Re: Where are the Americans?

              i think it is obvious so why ask ?
              most top us athletes did not even bother to compete in the usatf champs because they are preparing for the outdoor season. even people like capel who qualified chose not to go to hungary. last year the us had 15 individual medalists indoors, but only 5 medaled at the outdoor world meet (allen johnson, torri edwards, tom pappas, dwight phillips, tyree washington). some of the indoor medalists got injured and did not even make it to paris (gatlin, michelle collins, miguel pate) and some performed poorly in paris due to a combination of factors (devers, krummenaker, jacobs, godina, walter davis).
              this shows that peaking too early is not a good idea and some us athletes have done that in the past only to fade in the worlds or olympics.

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              • #8
                Re: Where are the Americans?

                >Waller didn't have the standard (1.93/6-4) to go.<

                Of course she had the standard. She got it last year both indoors and outdoors.

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