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  • #16
    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post
    McLeod was brilliant. Ato Bolden not so much when he commented "McLeod was undefeated last year, except for a couple of races". Huh? I love Ato, but that might have been the funniest comment of this busy weekend.
    He had two sort of weird, out-of-character races before the Olympics when he was probably back in to heavier training. When you have a hurdler going as fast as he had been going and then the legs are a bit heavy and cannot maintain that very high speed rate it sets your hurdling off. I thought he would do just fine with the rounds getting him back in to the necessary timing, and so it turned out to be.

    That 12.80 is a blazing time, but I think he will have a shot. It will be interesting to see how many sub-13s he has this year (a record?), with some 12.8s. Heavy favorite in a tricky event.

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    • #17
      It seemed like it was february in Des Moines and June in Philly ! Given the atrocious conditions all hurdle races today were very fast!

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      • #18
        That did look like a totally miserable fan experience in Des Moines yesterday.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by exdrake View Post
          That did look like a totally miserable fan experience in Des Moines yesterday.
          Yes. Cold rain. 49 degrees. What you expect. I was at Penn Relays yesterday. The weather was perfect. Bright sunshine. High in the 80's. Great performances by the Jamaican athletes. I couldn't ask for anything more.

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          • #20
            Irrelevant to this meet, but are Mcleod and Ashley Spencer dating? They look rather intimate in her instagram pictures.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post
              I agree. He's our best network announcer, though I was most impressed with Paul Swangard as well this weekend. Maybe all the bitching on this site finally got NBC to wake up.
              I thought Swangard was verry good too, and his teaming with Masback was excellent, especially on Friday. If ever there is a meet for Craig Masback to do the color, it is Penn. I think he ran in it at least ten times at the various levels. This was one time that a two-person announcing crew was better than a three-person crew, even if it was probably necessitated by splitting announcers over two meets.

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              • #22
                Swangard's really good and I thought Masback was very good on the Penn stream. He did present a lot of perspective as someone who competed at the Relays as a HSer, collegiate and open athlete.

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