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    KenStone
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    Originally posted by J Rorick View Post
    Veneva jumped 1.90 indoors 2 days ago.
    Veneva is up to 1.94 indoors this year:
    http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/bulgari...70#progression

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  • KenStone
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    Amy won the Texas Relays today at 1.88. She then passed 1.91 and took three shots at 1.94 (6-4 1/4). She jumped her listed height, BTW (6-2).

    http://masterstrack.com/2015/03/35300/

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    KenStone
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    Last edited by KenStone; 03-29-2015, 01:17 AM.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Powell View Post
    You also need to make the qualifying standard to earn a WC ticket; this year, it's 1.94.
    Hmmm, that would be very close to her HSR (1.93), which still stands 22 years later!

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post
    At first I laughed when I read this header but a 1.89 made the Moscow team. Eliminate McPherson and a 1.84 would have been enough.
    Nope, it wouldn't have. You also need to make the qualifying standard to earn a WC ticket; this year, it's 1.94.

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  • J Rorick
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    Veneva jumped 1.90 indoors 2 days ago.

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  • Pakilo
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    Originally posted by lefterisp View Post
    Dragutin Topic of Serbia was 41 years and 146 days old on August 5, 2012 and Venelina Veneva-Mateeva from Bulgaria was 38 years and 57 days old on August 9th, 2012. Those 2 broke the oldest competitor record, man and woman, in high jump Olympic history in 2012.
    And Veneva jumped 1.90 last year - WR for women over 40. She still competes.

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  • Master Po
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    The only time I ever saw (in person) Acuff in competition was NCAA 1997 (iirc -- I probably should look this up). When I think about my own life, that seems a very very long time ago. To think of her possibly being in the 2016 OG, it is amazing. I hope she can do it.

    Further -- regarding this possibility -- her DOB is 14 July 1975, so if she did compete in Rio, she would be 41+ but not quite as old as the oldest HJer mentioned above. But that is several jumps ahead in the story.
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    Last edited by Master Po; 02-01-2015, 01:04 PM.

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  • lefterisp
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    The WC's are in August, right?
    Acuff will be 40 then.
    Has anyone---man or woman--ever made a WC or Olympic team in the HJ----no matter how weak the team was---at Age 40 or beyond?

    BTW, Lowe jumped just 6-0.75 this weekend, so at least right now, she's no better than Acuff!
    Dragutin Topic of Serbia was 41 years and 146 days old on August 5, 2012 and Venelina Veneva-Mateeva from Bulgaria was 38 years and 57 days old on August 9th, 2012. Those 2 broke the oldest competitor record, man and woman, in high jump Olympic history in 2012.

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  • aaronk
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    The WC's are in August, right?
    Acuff will be 40 then.
    Has anyone---man or woman--ever made a WC or Olympic team in the HJ----no matter how weak the team was---at Age 40 or beyond?

    BTW, Lowe jumped just 6-0.75 this weekend, so at least right now, she's no better than Acuff!

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  • bruce3404
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    At first I laughed when I read this header but a 1.89 made the Moscow team. Eliminate McPherson and a 1.84 would have been enough. I'm thinking Amy is all about seizing a good opportunity on what projects to be a very weak team after Barrett and Lowe. I'll be rooting for her.

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  • KenStone
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    Can't tell if this was an indoor or outdoor meet.
    They had a 60 meter, but also had a 100 meter!
    They also had a JT, but some indoor facilities can do the Javelin.
    Do you know which it was?
    It was an outdoor all-comers meet in Austin.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    Can't tell if this was an indoor or outdoor meet.
    They had a 60 meter, but also had a 100 meter!
    They also had a JT, but some indoor facilities can do the Javelin.
    Do you know which it was?
    Outdoor meet

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  • aaronk
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    Originally posted by KenStone View Post
    Amy up to 1.85 — last Saturday:
    http://trackforlife.com/results/20150124.htm

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    Can't tell if this was an indoor or outdoor meet.
    They had a 60 meter, but also had a 100 meter!
    They also had a JT, but some indoor facilities can do the Javelin.
    Do you know which it was?

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  • KenStone
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    Amy up to 1.85 — last Saturday:
    http://trackforlife.com/results/20150124.htm

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  • KenStone
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    started a topic Amy Acuff shooting for 6th Olympic Team

    Amy Acuff shooting for 6th Olympic Team

    And so it begins: 1.82 at an all-comers meet in her home of Austin:
    http://masterstrack.com/2015/01/33937/

    Amy tells me she's planning to jump at USA indoor and outdoor nationals in hopes of making the Beijing team. She turns 40 in mid-July.

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