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  • Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

    Some of the results from the Mexico meet have been quite poor, especially the women's...

    Debbie Ferguson - 11.44
    Chryste Gaines - 11.44
    Torri Edwards - 11.49
    Lilliana Allen - 11.54
    Mercy Nku - 11.57
    Inger Miller - 11.58
    Allyson Felix - 11.76
    Joice Maduaka - 11.77


    The men's were slightly better, but consider the altitude and the 10.0's that were being run last year....

    Darrell Brown - 10.11
    Mickey Grimes - 10.14
    Bernard Williams - 10.15
    John Capel - 10.16
    Nicolas Macrozonaris - 10.23
    Tim Montgomery - 10.24
    Darren Campbell - 10.28
    Jon Drummond - DNF

  • #2
    Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

    Ah, -3.4m/s wind for the women (which would make an 11.44 run in Mexico worth 11.29), and -0.6m/s wind for the men.

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    • #3
      Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

      I could be wrong but I think that the surface is a bit old, maybe it is quite a bit slower than last year, who to tell.
      why don't people pronounce vowels anymore

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      • #4
        Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

        Darell Brown continues to impress, this kid must be oozing with confidence. He just knows how to win.

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        • #5
          Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

          Darrel Brown and Usain Bolt are two of the most impressive sprinters to come along in quite a few years.

          Both of them are going to be tough to beat in the Olympics. I wish I had video of either one, but they have both proved that they are for real.

          They are the current world junior record holders in the 100 and 200, and both of them beat the previous records by significant margins.

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          • #6
            Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

            Hey, take a look at her total results before stirring up these kinds of remarks. She ran superbly at Penn, and has great coaching. Allyson Felix is now - and will be - one to watch this season.

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            • #7
              Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

              Allyson had a longer and more frequent racing schedule last season. She has stated this season that the intensity is higher, but the racing has been more infrequent than she had done in high school. Allyson had dual meets and invites leading up to this same point last year - with a 100m/200m/4x100m likely at nearly every meet. She has missed out on those extra work days, but I can imagine she has replaced some of that with practice sessions.

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              • #8
                Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

                >Debbie Ferguson - 11.44
                Chryste Gaines - 11.44
                Torri Edwards - 11.49
                >
                Lilliana Allen - 11.54
                Mercy Nku - 11.57
                Inger Miller - 11.58
                Allyson
                >Felix - 11.76
                Joice Maduaka - 11.77


                Allyson beat most of these sprinters
                >last year in Mexico, when she was still in HS. Of course, that was over 200m,
                >a better event for her, but still she's off to a slow start as a pro. Webb
                >syndrome? Or is she sacrificing results right now running 100s as speedwork in
                >hopes of a better result at the 200m in the trials?

                First of all, I don't think any of these runners were in the 200m last year. Second, anyone who is following Felix's 2004 year knows that she is ahead of last year -- that includes 60m, 100m, 400m, 4x400m relay splits. She has yet to run a 200m so we can't evaluate that. Third and most important, I wouldn't base anything on the 100m race at Mexico City.

                Does anyone find it strange that everyone's time was much slower than normal except Lilliana Allen of Mexico who ran faster than she normally does considering the negative wind (-3.4). Miller and Felix have already raced against Allen both at Mt. Sac (Miller [1st, 11.04]; Felix [2nd - 11.14]; Allen [7th - 11.48])and Modesto (Miller [1st - 11.06]; Felix [2nd = 11.19]; Allen [4th - 11.48]). Is it strange that Allen now beats both Miller and Felix at a meet in Mexico and Torri Edwards runs 11.49? If you had seen the start of this race, it would explain everything. Somebody knew the gun was going off before everyone was set!

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                • #9
                  Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

                  Also don't forget that Allyson set a PB in the 400m (51.83) after running that 100m. Pretty good going, I reckon.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

                    I think her future is 200/400.
                    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                    by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                    • #11
                      Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

                      men's 100 -0.6
                      men's 200 -0.2
                      m110H -0.2

                      w100 -3.4
                      w200 -0.2

                      long jumps still nwi

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                      • #12
                        Re: Mexico... Mexi-slow?!

                        long jumps legal too, so world-leading marks for Phillips and Goulbourne (also Jamaican Record), albeit with true fans knowing both had monstrous altitude aid up there in Beamonland.

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