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  • Kynard gets provisional qualifier

    Kynard, fresh off his HS success get's a provisional qualifying mark of 7'2.25" in his first NCAA meet. Another K-State prodigy in the beginning stages of a no doubt great career.

    http://www.kstatesports.com/ViewArticle ... =204847941
    If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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    Any particular reason his 7' 4.5" indoor mark from March was left off the US men's list sent out today?

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    • #3
      Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

      And gets gets it done early in 2011 too.
      7-6 (2.29) in Texas (A&M) today.

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      • #4
        Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

        He is the real deal. There will be some excellent battles with him and Ricky Robertson later on this year.

        Kynard has ridiculous jumping ability. It amazes me how far out he takes off from the bar. He's easily over 5' away from the bar at plant. That is some serious strength and development for such a young jumper to have that kind of ability and control. He's a speed-flopper all the way.
        If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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        • #5
          Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

          Today: Erik Kynard SO Kansas State 2.33m 7-7 ¾

          Nice.

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          • #6
            Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

            Originally posted by Marlow
            Today: Erik Kynard SO Kansas State 2.33m 7-7 ¾

            Nice.
            Now THAT is something to take notice of.

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            • #7
              Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

              That definitely breaks Scott Sellers' K-State indoor record and ties Sellers' outdoor K-State record. Kynard getting better and better. World class, IMO.
              If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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              • #8
                Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                Originally posted by Marlow
                Today: Erik Kynard SO Kansas State 2.33m 7-7 ¾

                Nice.
                Agree. Nice!

                No. That's FABULOUS. I love it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                  Pretty good showing by the collegiates.

                  1 Erik Kynard SO Kansas State 2.33m 7-7 ¾ F
                  2 Derek Drouin JR Indiana 2.27m 7-5 ¼ A
                  3 Ricky Robertson SO Mississippi 2.27m 7-5 ¼ A
                  If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                    Just called his (and my) HS coach. I said "7-7 3/4" and he said "Oh boy...when God made a high jumper, it was Erik".

                    His only miss of the night was his first attempt at 2.24. Other than that, all clean. Quit after 2.33. #3 on the 2011 world list, #3 all-time on the collegiate indoor list. Couldn't be happening to a nicer person, either. I told local media last week that we'll see him jump in London and he'll still be in it when it matters, and right now I don't feel like saying that is going out on a limb.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                      There is an amateur video on youtube of his clearance. It looks like he skied over it cleanly. Look out Hollis Conway!
                      If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                        Originally posted by Dietmar239
                        There is an amateur video on youtube of his clearance. It looks like he skied over it cleanly. Look out Hollis Conway!
                        How can you tell? It's shaky and from far away. The one thing I can see is how fast his approach is and how far out he takes off! :shock:

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                        • #13
                          Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          Originally posted by Dietmar239
                          There is an amateur video on youtube of his clearance. It looks like he skied over it cleanly. Look out Hollis Conway!
                          How can you tell? It's shaky and from far away. The one thing I can see is how fast his approach is and how far out he takes off! :shock:
                          There is a function called full-screen that helps in that regard :wink: . It appears clean from my vantage point.

                          His takeoff has always been from miles away, even in HS. However, his power enables him to maintain his elevation. He is a very gifted speed-flopper.
                          If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                            Using the rule that if you turn 20 in a calendar year then you're considered 20 for the whole year, here is the all-time list for 20-and-under...
                            2.38 Zhu Jianhua CHN
                            2.38 Patrik Sjöberg SWE
                            2.37 Jacques Freitag RSA
                            2.37 Steve Smith GBR
                            2.37 Javier Sotomayor CUB
                            2.37 Dragutin Topic SRB
                            2.37 Ivan Ukhov RUS
                            2.35 Mark Boswell CAN
                            2.35 Tim Forsyth AUS
                            2.35 Dietmar Mögenburg GER
                            2.35 Volodymyr Yaschenko UKR
                            2.34 Jaroslav Bába CZE
                            2.34 Hollis Conway USA
                            2.34 Germaine Mason JAM
                            2.34 Yuriy Sergiyenko UKR
                            2.33 Eric Kynard USA
                            2.33 Igor Paklin KGZ

                            Kynard turned 20 years old on Feb. 3. Note that when you get past 2.35 at this age, 3 of the 7 eventually became either world record holders or WC/OG champs (and Ukhov is quite capable of making it 4 out of 7).

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                            • #15
                              Re: Kynard gets provisional qualifier

                              A 40-minute in-depth audio interview with Erik is available for download at Trackfocus.com.

                              http://trackfocus.com/podcast/the-excha ... rik-kynard

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