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    i've seen freddy play...

    manu, ajax and inter all want him now...

    although it's OT...here's a link..

    http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/sports/5907088.htm

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    I'm glad to hear he finished strong. I also heard in the interview that he said he was on pace. I would prefer to see a strong finish in a 3:58 than a dead last 200 and strugle home in 3:57. He has to get used to finishing quickly again.

    That had to be his best race in over a year. A pretty good time with a strong finish. When was the last time he finished strong?

    I think he should feel good about it. 3:58 is respectable and he obviously was running within himself to sprint like that at the end. If he is pointing to place at nationals and do well in July-Sept. It may infact be going according to plan.

    O.T. that crazy about Freddie. But, thats capitalism. We'll soon see if he pans out with playing with the big boys - but the kid is very good!

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    Different sport.......more fan attention, thus more money thrown at it.

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    Webb did close really fast, but he trailed every one and was running with the hs kids...

    seemed webb wanted to run with magness and finish fast...or he had to run with magness because the pace was too fast...

    we'll see how long nike sticks with him...

    Nike just gave Freddy Adu, a 13 year old kid $1 million.

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    Can I get splits on the mile? I'd also like to see Webb's splits. I had to be at my kid's soccer game so I wasn't able to watch the meet. If its true that Webb had the 2nd fastest last 100m. it may mean that he is starting to focus again on getting that finishing zip back. He may have played in conservative early to focus on the finish. I think that is extremetly positive. If he is still thinking 2 months to go before being at his best, then he might be doing o.k. I would like to see him get to at least sub 3:55 this year.

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  • mastermiler
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    Alan Webb will fade into obscurity.

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  • MJD
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    Where can I get the 1500 splits?

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    Webb did have the second fastest run in from the 1500 mark to the finish, so maybe he's just lacking in confidence. If he's aware of how fast his finish was in comparison to the other runners, maybe he'll bounce back.

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    sigh,,,, yawn.........

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  • 19's a Crowd
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    >There are 19(yes, you read right) in the mile, in keeping with our meet motto, "You can never have too many good milers." The Pre Classic record is 13 in one race. Ready for a new record...?<

    I hope for everyone's sake that the obvious disaster does not happen, but if one guy trips and takes down half the field about 150m into the race, it should not come as a shock. 19 is too damned many for a mile, no matter what your motto says. Why not do what Zurich does? Have the guts to make tough decisions and put the lesser qualified guys in a 'B' race. Better safe than sorry.

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    thanks to tom jordan for the report...

    I'll be in front of my tv watching everything unfold...

    good luck to everyone at pre tomorrow.

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    So, here it is, about 14 1/2 hours till kickoff, and I gotta say, I'm very impressed with both Alan and Steve Magness. They were out at the track this p.m., shaking out, and both seemed to have that "snap" that the really good middle distance runners have. I think Webb will run well tomorrow, and by that, I mean his second fastest time ever...about 3:57. I think that Magness will break 4, maybe by several seconds. He is going to go out in 57, 1:58, and "hang on", in his words. Says he's been training to do that all season. Well, he's picked the right race. Lagat has asked for 1:53. There are 19 (yes, you read right) in the mile, in keeping with our meet motto, "You can never have too many good milers." The Pre Classic record is 13 in one race. Ready for a new record...?

    PS, weather forecast is for rain starting at 3 p.m. Last event is scheduled at 2:50-ish. Could we be so lucky? We'll find out...

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  • juanabe
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    I will play devil's advocate - Webb should have stayed with Ron and Kevin Sullivan at U-Mich along with Brannen, Willis and another young Canadian Ellerton.

    The program was ready to explode with some of the best young talent in the world coming to Ann Arbor [although Webb may have been making it implode some said].

    Did cross country in 2001 really slow him down?

    All of them could have developed together to become great world class 800/1500 runners.

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    Hopefully Flynn will be helping. The Lakers did insist that Kobe progress more slowly than Kobe would have liked. But, it proved wise. But basketball is much different than track. The team component his psychologically and emotionally supportive.

    Ritz had an unbeleivable frosh year. He clearly transitioned over to the collegiate level without missing a beat. Webb has missed a couple beats but hopefully will be finding the rythm soon... now I'm starting to sound like Gabe. I better stop and ride go on a bike ride to clear my head.

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    Ray Flynn is Webb's agent, so I think Webb is in good hands.

    Kobe Bryant is a local Philly kid and any one who say him play knew he was going to be really good.

    It took Bryant a couple years in the nba to get it all together. At 20, he wasn't the nearly as polished as he is now.

    Webb was similarly talented as Kobe as a high schooler.

    It's all about exposing the great talent to the proper mentoring.

    And I would expect Flynn to be a powerful guiding force.

    look at Ritz cutting his season short due to injury. One arguement is there's far too much racing in college.

    jennings search for his love of running again falls into that area...

    webb can be far more selective...and in the long run be successful...

    krummenacker will seize the poster child award from webb, just because he's going to be very succssful the next two years, and he'll get more play from nbc and espn....

    krummennacker has the look of a guy who can reach wc and og finals...

    it's going to be fun watching him this summer.

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