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  • #31
    I can see acase for Deng in the context of the pretty cut throat way the M800m was set up on weekend. With 5 heats and winner plus 3 best times through to the final it was an absolute crapshoot. Deng drew Mathews in the 2nd heat and in running 1:47.52 was very stiff to not find himself in final (he was 7th fastest in the heats, but Riseley and Scott's Qs kept him out). The unwillingness ot have semi-finals justified the B Final.

    Riseley is presumably suffering for his so so champs performance across 3 OGs, 4 WCs and 1 CG. Only in the latter has he made a final (admittedly both in 2014 when he certainly showed the most champs smarts in his career).

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    • #32
      Originally posted by user4 View Post
      By AUS standards I would rate that performance as exceptional and a harbinger of something good to come.
      Apart from Hartman who ran 20.45 -0.5 and 20.46 +0.5 in 2016, you have to go back to 2010 for a marginally faster time.

      Hartman's 20.57 is worth 20.40 in still wind, a time that would place him at #6 on the wind and altitude adjusted Australian all-time list. Athletes, adjusted times, year of performance and career highlight:

      Dean Capobianco 20.18 1993 (WC finalist)
      Peter Norman 20.32 1968 (OG silver)
      John Dinan 20.33 1986 (Stawell Gift winner)
      Damien Marsh 20.33 1995 (WC finalist)
      Steve Brimacombe 20.34 1996 (Stawell Gift winner)
      Alex Hartman 20.40 2018

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      • #33
        WIC team:

        Pearson
        Jenneke(!)
        N. Kennedy

        Gregson
        Hough
        Birkinhead
        Marschall

        https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-...championships/

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        • #34
          Originally posted by El Toro View Post
          Apart from Hartman who ran 20.45 -0.5 and 20.46 +0.5 in 2016, you have to go back to 2010 for a marginally faster time.

          Hartman's 20.57 is worth 20.40 in still wind, a time that would place him at #6 on the wind and altitude adjusted Australian all-time list. Athletes, adjusted times, year of performance and career highlight:

          Dean Capobianco 20.18 1993 (WC finalist)
          Peter Norman 20.32 1968 (OG silver)
          John Dinan 20.33 1986 (Stawell Gift winner)
          Damien Marsh 20.33 1995 (WC finalist)
          Steve Brimacombe 20.34 1996 (Stawell Gift winner)
          Alex Hartman 20.40 2018
          Indeed, user4 doesnt notice very much but that performance popped off the page. Im going to predict that Hartmann goes right to the top of that list very soon.

          Of course it is 50 years too late to eclipse that legendary Norman performance in Mexico city.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by user4 View Post
            Indeed, user4 doesnt notice very much but that performance popped off the page. Im going to predict that Hartmann goes right to the top of that list very soon.

            Of course it is 50 years too late to eclipse that legendary Norman performance in Mexico city.
            He's got the height and stride length to do that, maybe not the flat speed or the 400m strength some of those ahead of him had? He was pretty open about losing focus and needing to step up his training so maybe it will be possible in the future.

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            • #36
              From Conference thread:
              1. Steven SOLOMON SR Duke 45.44

              Back in Comm Games contention?

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              • #37
                Oliver Hoare won the 3000 at Big Tens and will go for the 5000 tomorrow. So far he is ahead of McDonald at a similar age/year, which is a little scary.

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                • #38
                  Promising young hurdler in Sophie White (just turned 16) who set PBs winning the 100 (12.00), 200 (24.39) and 100H (13.46) over the 76cm barriers on Thursday in Perth.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by AS View Post
                    From Conference thread:
                    1. Steven SOLOMON SR Duke 45.44

                    Back in Comm Games contention?
                    National indoor record too

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by AS View Post
                      From Conference thread:
                      1. Steven SOLOMON SR Duke 45.44

                      Back in Comm Games contention?
                      I think he said he was open to it but was unable to do Nationals due to scheduling. He's clearly the fastest Australian so if healthy, I am sure he will be offered a place.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Speedster View Post
                        I think he said he was open to it but was unable to do Nationals due to scheduling. He's clearly the fastest Australian so if healthy, I am sure he will be offered a place.
                        It is his second A-qualifier (along with his 45.17 from June 2017).

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                        • #42
                          Are AA or others putting on pre CWG meets for athletes to compete in?

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Speedster View Post
                            Are AA or others putting on pre CWG meets for athletes to compete in?
                            Only heard bout the ones in Sydney (17th) & Brisbane (22/28 Mar) - seen no others listed for Carrara. The Aussies are supposed to be in the Nudgee camp from 23 Mar to 2 April.

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                            • #44
                              Also
                              21 March Whanganui; and
                              25 March Auckland

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                              • #45
                                Dina Asher-Smith said she was racing in preparation for the Games so I wondered where that would be and assumed that others would be in the same boat, looking to sharpen up.

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