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  • Originally posted by olorin View Post
    NCAA-
    After a very good winter season that saw the deepest field in Pentathlon ever produce many good results the women move outdoor.
    Below the number of 6000+, 5700+, 5500+ and the qualifying (24th) mark in each of the last five seasons (not including marks in the NCAA finals)
    2010, 0, 3, 15, 5325
    2011, 0, 4, 6, 5318
    2012, 1, 6, 18, 5399
    2013, 0, 8, 14, 5397
    2014, 2, 5, 20, 5416

    This season started with two unlikely 6000+ results (Gochenour and Hemman). Williams, Bougard, Vollmer and Jones are likely to join them and Sedeiko, Harauf, Rahn, Chapman and maybe one or two others may surprise as well. I predict that by the end of the qualification period no less than seven women will break the 6000 barrier (or be very close) with both Williams and Bougard above 6,200 points.
    So with half of the qualification period gone (only the conferences finals for most of these women) we can do a mid-year report.
    On the up side:
    The overall level continue to improve. We already have four women above 6,000 (new record) and 13 above 5,700 (again a record number). Many of these performances represent a huge improvement compare with the previous PB of 400-500 points.
    On the downside:
    1. The big names seem to perform below par. Of the top four Heptathletes (Williams, Bougard, Jones and Vollmer) only Jones manage 6000+ and show a large improvement in individual event (broke her PB in the 800 by 14 second). Williams is probably not 100% healthy and may not even compete in the NCAA final.
    2. 4-5 athletes that have a 5700+ potential are (probably) not competing this summer so the depth is slightly less than it could have been.
    So my new predictions:
    6000+ 5-6 (Bougard, Vollmer, Harauf, Rhan, Williams)
    5700+ ~17
    Cutoff: ~5450
    Last edited by olorin; 04-23-2015, 06:09 AM.

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    • Georgia story (limited) on Williams' withdrawal

      http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/c-...042215aaa.html

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      • Erica Bougard - very good home meet
        JT 36.05 PB (old PB 35.50)
        HJ 1.83 (equal PB)
        100h 13.03PB (13.28)

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        • Originally posted by olorin View Post
          Erica Bougard - very good home meet
          JT 36.05 PB (old PB 35.50)
          HJ 1.83 (equal PB)
          100h 13.03PB (13.28)
          JT - I'm still hoping for more one of these days (maybe next year), but I'll take a half-meter PR. Her running/hurdling though, is very sharp this year. Sum of PR's now over 6400!

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          • Not sure how this applies to her Heptathlon potential, but I saw a TFRSS result from some meet in the mid-west where Sami Spenner ran a 400 in 53.78.
            She won the race by about 2 full seconds!

            Could this say something about her potential in either the 200 or 800?

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            • Originally posted by aaronk View Post
              Not sure how this applies to her Heptathlon potential, but I saw a TFRSS result from some meet in the mid-west where Sami Spenner ran a 400 in 53.78.
              She won the race by about 2 full seconds!

              Could this say something about her potential in either the 200 or 800?
              She broke her PB by almost a full second! I am not Elderick so I will not guess what is the implication of this time on her 200/800 potential. She has already good PBs in these events - 23.54 & 2:11.38.
              As for her potential in the Heptathlon - she is one of many American athletes that are capable of scoring ~6,100 and are likely to have intense battle for the third spot to Beijing.

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              • Well, a fast 400 is clearly good, because it implies either that there is better speed for the 200 or better ability to carry speed forward for the 800 and it could be a bit of both.

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                • Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                  Well, a fast 400 is clearly good, because it implies either that there is better speed for the 200 or better ability to carry speed forward for the 800 and it could be a bit of both.
                  Agree, but the real question is whether the 400PB is a reflection of Spenner's improvement in the 200 & 800 in the last couple of years, or whether it is an indication of further improvement in speed and/or endurance that will carry on to new PBs in the 200 & 800?

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                  • GK (and the rest) - any information about Claremont Decathlon/Heptathlon?
                    Should be a good meet with some of the top non-collegiate women competing

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                    • Originally posted by olorin View Post
                      GK (and the rest) - any information about Claremont Decathlon/Heptathlon?
                      Should be a good meet with some of the top non-collegiate women competing
                      Not-so-good results after Day 1... SoCal weather not great either, but weather should be good this weekend for Pac12 Multis. I had a hard time finding live results for Claremont, here's what I got afterwards though...
                      Womens: http://www.cmsathletics.org/sports/t...e-results.html
                      Mens: http://www.cmsathletics.org/sports/t...e-results.html

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                      • Looks like Brianne Theissen-Eaton might have gotten a LJ PR at the UO meet.
                        She jumped 21-8.75 on her 2nd jump, with a 1.9 wind.
                        IAAF lists her previous best as 6.59 (21-7.75)!

                        She had a 21-6.75 on her 1st jump, but has passed her last 4 jumps.

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                        • Pack12
                          The women are not as good as the men in Pac12.
                          The best ranked athlete is Tatum Sauza (5771 ranked No.9). Behind only one athletes with a probable qualification mark and additional 5-8 athletes that are in the ~5,300 range and will need to improve by at least 200 points to book a ticket to Eugene. Of interest is the talented Ashlee Moore (5457 ranked 22) that is the second best freshmen behind Taliyah Brooks.

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                          • Kendell Williams return to action in her home meet with two decent results:
                            LJ 6.46 (and another two times above 6.40).
                            100h - 13.28 (-1.0).
                            Next week we will learn whether she is competing in the Heptathlon or individual events in the NCAA. She didn't compete in the HJ (her best individual event on paper) so either she has Eaton like injury (she failed to clear any height at Drake) or she is going to try to defend her Heptathlon crown.
                            Pac12
                            As expected Sousa is leading with 3,400 roughly in the pace of her PB (5773).
                            Behind her it is everything but expected with 4-5 women in 5,500+ pace. All but one are either sophomore or freshmen and have a PB of less than 5,400 points.
                            Last edited by olorin; 05-10-2015, 02:45 PM.

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                            • The PAC-12 Women's Hept might not break any records, but it sure is a fantastic 5-way battle for top honors!!

                              The first 5 women are just 33 points apart---ranging from 4169 to 4136--after 5 events!

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                              • Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                                The PAC-12 Women's Hept might not break any records, but it sure is a fantastic 5-way battle for top honors!!

                                The first 5 women are just 33 points apart---ranging from 4169 to 4136--after 5 events!
                                Indeed...and it will likely come down to the 800 between 2-3 of them...
                                The two likely to battle it out are currently tied for 4th, Souza and Brooks-Johnson. Wash. St. soph Alissa Brooks-Johnson having the meet of her life, with 5 for 5 huge PRs (after 5), +406 points above her previous PR, and on track for a mid-5700 score, as is Souza. Current leader Iuel of USC is +266 on her PR pace and looking good for a NCAA qualifier, as are Torres and Moore.

                                Add: after 6, Brooks-Johnson with another PR, and Souza well-below expectations, so Brooks-Johnson on her way to a well-deserved victory with a likely mid-5700 score.

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