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  • #31
    Aklea Jones with a big lead going into the final event at the Jayhawk Classic, so I doubt she'll push the 800? Reasonable marks for the first 4 events (8.21-182-1278-638) = 3767 heading into the final event, so she could 'jog' her previous PR of 2:39 and still finish in the mid-4300's.

    Add: Akela finishes in 2:34.75 (PR) for a PR total of 4402.

    Some good scores at the Razorback Invitational... at least a few girls are on 4100-4200 pace there.
    Last edited by gktrack; 01-30-2015, 09:23 PM.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by gktrack View Post

      Some good scores at the Razorback Invitational... at least a few girls are on 4100-4200 pace there.
      Four above 4100 in Razorback Invitational

      1. Alex Gochenour 4259 PB
      2. Brittany Harrell 4226
      3. Taliyah Brooks 4155 PB
      3. Leigha Brown 4155 PB

      Already this season:
      Three above 4,400
      Six above 4,200
      Eleven above 4,100
      Last edited by olorin; 01-31-2015, 03:06 AM.

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      • #33
        My goodness, Brooks and Brown are pleasant surprises (frosh and soph respectively). Yet to compete in a full multi this season are Latham, LaFond, Ellenwood, Hawkins, Herauf and Vollmer, all likely to go over 4100 as well... so this will be one of the deepest iNCAA's ever. Maybe a 4150+ cutoff is more like it this year?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by olorin View Post
          ...
          Already this season:
          Three above 4,400
          Six above 4,200
          Eleven above 4,100
          ...and in Minnesota, Jess Herauf on 4200+ pace on her home turf w/ a solid 60H followed by 2 PRs...

          Add: Jess finishes strong and ends up with a 4289 PR (and school record!).
          Last edited by gktrack; 01-31-2015, 03:20 AM.

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          • #35
            Latham (Wisconsin) has not done a Pent yet, but ran 8.33h (=PR) at the Armory in the semis (Finals Saturday) and had LJ about 10-15 cm further than in her PR (of 4253).

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            • #36
              Originally posted by olorin View Post
              The top two Heptathletes in the US (Day and Nwaba) will compete in UW Invitational. Day will compete in the 60h, LJ, 800, SP and Nwaba in the 60h, HJ and 800.
              Day:
              good in the 60h (8.58, PB 8.43), So so SP(14.29, 15.59), DNF in the 800
              Nwaba:
              brilliant 800 (2:11.46 - only 0.04 from her outdoor PB), Good HJ (1.83, 1.87), slow in the 60h (8.71, 8.43)

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              • #37
                Sadly, it seems that the only chance for a U.S. women's medal in international competition during the next two years would be for Ashton to convince his bride to give up her Canadian citizenship (and that ain't gonna happen).

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                • #38
                  Bruce
                  I agree with you that an American medal is unlikely in the Heptathlon in the next couple of years.
                  This is the score of the bronze medallist since Beijing 2008
                  2008: 6594
                  2009: 6474
                  2011: 6572
                  2012:6628
                  2013: 6477
                  So the range is between 6477-6628, but with current crop of young talents coming from Europe I would guess that it will take at least a high 65xx in order to medal in Beijing and Rio.

                  Currently, the only American that can score in that range is Sharon Day (PB 6550). However she will be 30 this year and typically slightly underperform in big competitions. I personally think that she lost her best chance when she failed to medal in Moscow.
                  Nwaba is the great unknown. Last year she improved her PB from 5986 to 6307. She will need a similar improvement in order to threat the medals. Nwaba is only 26 and potentially can improve a lot in the next two seasons, but I doubt if she can go past 6,500.
                  Behind Profit, Miller and Vollmer are all on 6,100 range and very unlikely to improve by 400 points within two years.
                  The best chance is the two youngster Bougard and especially Williams. I believe both will score 6500+ but it is unlikely to happen before 2017.
                  There are many other talented collegiate athletes this season and one of them may breakthrough. But this will only affect the next Olympic cycle.
                  Last edited by olorin; 02-02-2015, 12:15 PM.

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                  • #39
                    iNCAA cutoff point (top 16) this year most likely the highest ever. Today, so far: Hemann (A&M) 4160, Farrington (Neb) 4081, and Hawkins (Utah St) 4059... Cutoff with still a month to go is currently at 4057. Latham, Ellenwood, Vollmer (DNS today in Nebraska) and LaFond have not yet competed in a pentathlon this season.

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                    • #40
                      The Georgia girls are at Doc Hale in Virginia
                      Williams won the 60h while equaling her PB (8.21).
                      Chapman broke her PB 8.43 (8.48).

                      Re - GK's cutoff: Hawkins was on pace for 4150+ score, but then ran only 2:35 (PB 2:29 indoor). Already 12 above 4150 so the cutoff should be close to 4200.
                      Last edited by olorin; 02-07-2015, 02:03 AM.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by olorin View Post
                        Williams won the 60h while equaling her PB (8.21).
                        Why isn't Williams doing sub-8.00's?
                        With a 12.87 100H PR, you'd think a sub-8 would follow.
                        Maybe she's not a great starter?
                        Or she's not in 12.87 shape yet?

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                          Why isn't Williams doing sub-8.00's?
                          With a 12.87 100H PR, you'd think a sub-8 would follow.
                          Maybe she's not a great starter?
                          Or she's not in 12.87 shape yet?
                          She is not a good starter. See for example the interview after winning Junior's world when she said that the starts are always her weakest point.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaIq35HvIUU

                          BUT...
                          I still think she can go sub 8.1

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                          • #43
                            Ellenwood has not (ever?) done a Pent, at least none is listed on the Wisconsin site. She has had three meets where she has done three events (e.g., LJ, HJ, 60h) so she seems to be prepping for it, especially because she is an 'all-arounder' without any great individual event. Her current marks total 4169, so if she is close to PRs she will be another around 4150 or more. She tends to compete well, not having big let downs in any event.

                            Latham has a PR of 4253 and has some stronger PRs than in that performance, although not by large margins.

                            Not sure if they will compete in a Pent before Big Tens; they go to Iowa State for the two-day meet next week, but they did not have a Pent last year. After that, it is almost too close to the Big Ten meet (three Pents, two of championship type, in four weeks is too much).
                            Last edited by 26mi235; 02-08-2015, 01:46 AM.

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                            • #44
                              Williams continues her great 2015. After breaking her PB in the LJ from 6.32 to 6.46 two weeks ago, she broke it again yesterday to 6.55. She fouled her first jump, then jumped to 6.42 and 6.56 and then passed her last three jumps.
                              This year already improved by 23 cm (or 74 points!) in the LJ.
                              Last edited by olorin; 02-07-2015, 11:43 PM.

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                              • #45
                                Williams should never be under 22 feet in a multi LJ.

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