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  • #16
    Re: Non-DL London: M TJ [Taylor over 58!]

    Originally posted by 26mi235
    This was probably not even his best meet this summer. Here is his NCAA meet and, while wind-aided, 17.80/2.3 is not THAT windy, and with wind-legal 17.40, 17.28, 17.16, and 16.90, it was hardly a big outlier.

    1 Christian Taylor JR Florida 17.80m 58-4 ¾ +2.3 10
    17.28m w: +2.0 (1) 56-8 ½
    16.76m w: +2.1 (1) 55-0
    16.90m w: +0.6 (2) 55-5 ½
    17.40m w: +2.0 (2) 57-1
    17.16m w: +1.7(2) 56-3 ¾
    17.80m w: +2.3(1) 58-4 ¾

    Another implication is that he certainly performed best on the big stage - the stage is bigger but he might just be ready for even that increment in venue.
    He also competed in the 4x100 and 4x400 that same day. I'm still trying to figure out his best event, probably the 400H and no I don't think he's ever run them.

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    • #17
      Re: Non-DL London: M TJ [Taylor over 58!]

      Well, 17.8 as a college junior while splitting his time across three events would indicate that he might not be done here and there is not too much room between 17.8 and the magical 18, so he would have to be46/47 in the hurdles to match, and I am not sure he is that fast.

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      • #18
        Re: Non-DL London: M TJ [Taylor over 58!]

        I don't think Cuba will get a medal in the men's triple.Copello is the most consistent of those on the circuit but the 19 year old Ernesto Reve might have as good a chance of making the final cut as Giralt or Betanzos.Taylor looks like the man to beat right now.

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        • #19
          Re: Non-DL London: M TJ [Taylor over 58!]

          Li-Ning signing an athlete out of college (and early at that) is unprecedented, if indeed it is true. One would have to think that Taylor's range in events played a role in their interest in him, so hopefully there is some kind of an agreement where he will continue to pursue other events.

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          • #20
            Re: Non-DL London: M TJ [Taylor over 58!]

            I just noticed the amazing (if mediocre by his standards) consistency of Idowu's London marks. The Standard Deviation is only 8 cms and after the first jump less than 2cm; the coefficients of variation were less than 0.5% and 0.1% (last four).

            17.07 (+0.8)
            16.91 (+0.9)
            xxxx (+0.5)
            16.88 (-0.1)
            16.87 (0.0)
            16.89 (+1.0)

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            • #21
              Re: Non-DL London: M TJ [Taylor over 58!]

              I'm not the kind of guy that likes to say "I told you so," but . . . :wink:

              http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/c ... 8814.story

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              • #22
                Re: Non-DL London: M TJ [Taylor over 58!]

                The all-time U.S. list


                1. 18.09 59-4¼ Kenny Harrison (unattached) 7/27/96

                2. 17.97 58-11½ Willie Banks (Los Angeles TC) 6/16/85

                3. 17.87 58-7½ Mike Conley (Tyson) 6/27/87

                4. 17.86 58-7¼ Charlie Simpkins (Baptist) 9/02/85

                5. 17.78 58-4 Melvin Lister (unattached) 7/17/04

                6. 17.73i 58-2 Walter Davis (Nike) 3/12/06

                7. 17.68 58-¼ Christian Taylor (Florida) 8/06/11

                8. 17.63 57-10¼ Kenta Bell (unattached) 4/21/02

                9. 17.58 57-8¼ Aarik Wilson (Nike) 8/03/07

                10. 17.53 57-6¼ Al Joyner (World Class) 6/26/87

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