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  • Drake Relays

    Time for a thread for Drake. First event at Drake:

    Men
    1. Andrew Irwin, Arkansas Vault Club, 18-4.5 (5.60)
    2. Shawn Barber, Nike Canada, 18-4.5 (5.60)
    3. Sam Kendricks, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
    4. Mike Arnold, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
    5. Scott Houston, Shore AC, 17-8.5 (5.40)

    Women
    1. Jenn Suhr, adidas, 15-9 (4.80)
    2. Katie Nageotte, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
    3. Sandi Morris, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
    4. Kristen Brown, Chula Vista Elite 13-11.25 (4.25)

    Kristen Hixson, Unattached, NH

  • #2
    Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
    Time for a thread for Drake. First event at Drake:

    Men
    1. Andrew Irwin, Arkansas Vault Club, 18-4.5 (5.60)
    2. Shawn Barber, Nike Canada, 18-4.5 (5.60)
    3. Sam Kendricks, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
    4. Mike Arnold, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
    5. Scott Houston, Shore AC, 17-8.5 (5.40)

    Women
    1. Jenn Suhr, adidas, 15-9 (4.80)
    2. Katie Nageotte, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
    3. Sandi Morris, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
    4. Kristen Brown, Chula Vista Elite 13-11.25 (4.25)

    Kristen Hixson, Unattached, NH
    That was the indoor event Wednesday. They will compete outdoors tomorrow.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    Woodland, CA, USA

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    • #3
      Jenny Simpson run 9:16.38 for the 2 Mile at Drake. I don't even know what the "AR" she was attacking is/was, because "who cares?". It converts to about 8:35 for 3K. This is a couple seconds faster than she ran indoors. Her 3000 PB is 8:29.58 is Brussels in 2014. In any case, a decent performance for early season. Rachel Schneider, Brenda Martinez and Stephanie Garcia (yay! no barriers) also broke 9:40. Shalaya Kipp set the pace for 3 laps, then Simpson took over and was by herself by the 2K (2018) mark. She ran 63.11 for the last 400.
      Cheers,
      Alan Shank

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alan Shank View Post
        Jenny Simpson run 9:16.38 for the 2 Mile at Drake. I don't even know what the "AR" she was attacking is/was, because "who cares?"...
        the great unwashed, upon whom we depend for our ongoing life, care.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alan Shank View Post
          Jenny Simpson run 9:16.38 for the 2 Mile at Drake. I don't even know what the "AR" she was attacking is/was, because "who cares?"
          Cheers,
          Alan Shank
          This is why I care:

          9:11.97 Regina Jacobs; that is a name many of us would like removed from the US record list.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gh View Post
            the great unwashed, upon whom we depend for our ongoing life, care.
            And consider me filthy. Much as I rail against metriphobia and the BBTM mania, Imperial records are still very much a thing to a great many USA fans.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
              This is why I care:

              9:11.97 Regina Jacobs; that is a name many of us would like removed from the US record list.
              Well, 1) there is no USATF-sanctioned "American Record" for two miles, nor should there be;
              2) Jacobs' 9:11 was in a mixed race, so probably wouldn't be acceptable if there were an AR
              3) Simpson/Drake chose a cheap target instead of going after Mary Slaney's 8:25.83 for 3000 meters.
              Cheers,
              Alan Shank

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alan Shank View Post
                Well, 1) there is no USATF-sanctioned "American Record" for two miles, nor should there be;
                2) Jacobs' 9:11 was in a mixed race, so probably wouldn't be acceptable if there were an AR
                3) Simpson/Drake chose a cheap target instead of going after Mary Slaney's 8:25.83 for 3000 meters.
                Cheers,
                Alan Shank
                So, let me see if I've got this right, what you are saying is that . . . YOU don't care. I'm sure you understand that there are many things you care for that others find irrelevant and pointless.

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                • #9
                  Simpson is running the 3000m at Doha.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, indeed, the AR was the 9:20 from Rowbury, and the 9:16 is worth 1180 in the IAAF tables and corresponds to a 8:38 3000, but the 8% rule (mile=>1500, 2-mile=>3000) gives a quicker 8:35. And, it makes more sense to go for a quick 3000 time in a field where she is in a pack rather than going alone in a windy venue.

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                    • #11
                      I will add from the Arkansas meet, 20-year old Yanis David (Florida/France, hit 14.13/46-4.25 and Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile (Kentucky/UK?) hit 14.00/45-11.25 today.

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                      • #12
                        And a good shot comp. Ryan Crouser with 22.01 tops Tom Walsh with 21.82

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                        • #13
                          The differences in competitions was clear with Walsh hitting all of his, in a similar distance, while Crouser hit the 22.01 and then had five fouls. Of course, the fouls become more likely when you can go for broke a bit because you have a good entry on the board and are leading. Still, for people that saw the competition (I only saw a couple of throws by each) my unpracticed I was that Walsh was smoother - would others concur?

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                          • #14
                            Crouser in the on camera interview called his technique "rough", so he appears to agree.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                              The differences in competitions was clear with Walsh hitting all of his, in a similar distance, while Crouser hit the 22.01 and then had five fouls. Of course, the fouls become more likely when you can go for broke a bit because you have a good entry on the board and are leading. Still, for people that saw the competition (I only saw a couple of throws by each) my unpracticed I was that Walsh was smoother - would others concur?
                              I think Tom would prefer to be a rough winner rather than a smooth loser.

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