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    Which events will be the hardest to fill the field ?
    men - hammer, javelin,and surprisingly high jump
    women - same ?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler View Post
    Which events will be the hardest to fill the field ?
    men - hammer, javelin,and surprisingly high jump

    women - same ?
    I'll take a wild guess and say t-r-i-p-l-e-j-u-m-p . . .

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    • #3
      Also noticed they have not increased the 5k field, even though there is usually a high number of scratches.

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      • #4
        if they've remotely done their homework, basing the standards on previous years' lists, they should all come out about the same (particularly the field events)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gh View Post
          if they've remotely done their homework, basing the standards on previous years' lists, they should all come out about the same (particularly the field events)
          The auto-qual mark for the Trials in the wTJ is 44', and a whopping 14 women did that in 2015.

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          • #6
            I count 15 at 13.40 or better.

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            • #7
              and the wLJ standard is 21-4 and guess what…. a whopping 14 did that in 2015.

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              • #8
                a quick look at a couple of men's throws is pretty depressing. Fewer than 10 makign the HT or JT standard last year? And they want 24, so a month out, some 50% of the field won't know if they're in or not and have to make air/housing arrangements? WTF?

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                • #9
                  "if they've remotely done their homework"

                  Originally posted by gh View Post
                  a quick look at a couple of men's throws is pretty depressing. Fewer than 10 makign the HT or JT standard last year? And they want 24, so a month out, some 50% of the field won't know if they're in or not and have to make air/housing arrangements? WTF?
                  I think you answered your own question. You expected intelligence and good planning out of USATF?

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                  • #10
                    men's HT and JT are on death watch in US

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                    • #11
                      Except that there are a couple of recent collegians that are at the edge of qualifying now in the HT.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gh View Post
                        if they've remotely done their homework, basing the standards on previous years' lists, they should all come out about the same (particularly the field events)
                        Just to illustrate the point.
                        In multi events the qualifying period is from 01/2015.
                        In the Heptathlon already 14 athletes achieved the standard (5900) compared with only 6 men in the decathlon (7900).
                        I predict that the number of women achieving the standard will be way over 20 probably causing delays in the timetable as they will need to accommodate the large field through the seven events.
                        Last edited by olorin; 12-17-2015, 06:58 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Well obviously more of you need to show up at the Standards Sub-Committee Meeting which takes place at the USATF Annual Meeting, since it would clearly violate the sanctity of our sport for the proposed standards to be published online prior to the Annual Meeting. *eyeroll*

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
                            Well obviously more of you need to show up at the Standards Sub-Committee Meeting which takes place at the USATF Annual Meeting, since it would clearly violate the sanctity of our sport for the proposed standards to be published online prior to the Annual Meeting. *eyeroll*
                            Which is, of course, the saddest part of all this: a committee made up of 'us' would do a significantly better job than the ones currently doing it . . .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                              Which is, of course, the saddest part of all this: a committee made up of 'us' would do a significantly better job than the ones currently doing it . . .
                              AMEN to that, Bro!!

                              LOL

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