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  • USATF Strikes Again

    Team staff does not declare thrower Aaliyah Pete at World Junior meet, eliminating her from shot put competition.

    http://www.coloradoan.com/story/spor...meet/13171531/


    Simply outrageous.

    For the record, here is the women's team staff. Notably the team manager - Kristin Heaston - is a thrower


    Women's Staff
    Dana Boone Head Coach - Sprints/Hurdles
    Lisa Morgan Assistant Coach - Distance
    Tim Cawley Assistant Coach - Jumps/Multi
    Cory Young Assistant Coach - Throws/Multi
    Kristin Heaston Head Manager
    Last edited by guru; 07-25-2014, 11:48 PM.
    There are no strings on me

  • #2
    Heartbreaking for that young lady.

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    • #3
      This sentence boils my blood:

      An alternate's name, instead of Pete's, was inadvertently listed on the official entry list for the women's shot put that was submitted to meet organizers,
      As manager, you have ONE priority - get your athletes to the meet to compete. I'm a pretty forgiving guy, but a head (or three) has to roll on this one.

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      • #4
        So what if USATF made an error!? Let it be fixed. LET HER THROW!

        The IAAF once again shows why our sport is swirling down the toilet.
        Last edited by NormZylstra; 07-26-2014, 02:06 AM.

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        • #5
          Her 16.68 PR would have gotten Pete silver tonight. 16.55 medaled
          There are no strings on me

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          • #6
            A really lousy situation.
            First I heard of this was seeing the front page article.
            (No mention of it on the webcast!)

            Agree the IAAF should've allowed her in.
            But also agree that Heaston & Co really F'ed up!!

            Reminds me a bit of what happened in the '72 OG, when the team manager or coach got the schedule wrong, and a couple of our sprinters arrived too late to race!!
            Remember that??

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            • #7
              Just got an idea!
              (Uh oh!! LOL)
              But seriously, I think I have the solution to this fiasco.

              Allow her to compete.
              Set up a SOLO 6-round series.....for her alone!

              It was done for that Ecuadoran girl in the 100 after that false "false start".
              She got to "race" all by herself....against the clock.

              So allow Ms Pete to....compete (pun intended! LOL).
              Give her the same time between puts as she would have gotten in the regular competition.
              What would that be...about 15-20 minutes?
              So the whole 6 puts would take about 90 minutes to do.

              If she gets a mark better than the medalists, SHE gets that medal, while the Bronze medalist is removed!

              She'd even be given a Medal Ceremony!!

              Seems the right thing to do!!
              Look how the crowd responded to that Ecuadoran sprinter!!
              One of the more memorable moments of the meet!

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              • #8
                given the litigiousness (is that a word?) of modern American society, I'll almost be shocked if there isn't a lawsuit filed over this.

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                • #9
                  Its a word I use when referring to our own society which mimics many of the worst habits of American society. If its not in the Oxford D you and I are using a perfectly acceptable new? word.

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                  • #10
                    Add this to the list:

                    Gabe Grunewald
                    Andy Bumbalough
                    and
                    Aaliyah Pete

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                    • #11
                      Another sad story for USATF.
                      "Sprintin' ain't easy,baby !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gh View Post
                        given the litigiousness (is that a word?) of modern American society, I'll almost be shocked if there isn't a lawsuit filed over this.
                        The word exists; you've just added an extra "i": litigousness

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gh View Post
                          given the litigiousness (is that a word?) of modern American society, I'll almost be shocked if there isn't a lawsuit filed over this.
                          Litigiocity? >:-)
                          Cheers,
                          Alan Shank
                          Woodland, CA

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                            The word exists; you've just added an extra "i": litigousness
                            BZZZZZZZTTTT!!! Wrongo. GH had it right.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gm View Post
                              BZZZZZZZTTTT!!! Wrongo. GH had it right.
                              D'oh, you made me look it up!
                              I stand corrected. :-)

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