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  • Gabby Thomas 49.44 leg at Heps

    Anchored winning 4x400m (fourth to first).

    Capped off four 1st place finishes on the day.

    11.27 100m
    22.76 200m
    2nd leg on winning 4x100

    So I guess that NCAA champs indoor track might have been legit after all.

    https://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=1407

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    Originally posted by player View Post
    Anchored winning 4x400m (fourth to first).

    Capped off four 1st place finishes on the day.

    11.27 100m
    22.76 200m
    2nd leg on winning 4x100

    So I guess that NCAA champs indoor track might have been legit after all.

    https://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=1407
    She had several good indoor performances. And has already run 22.32 (+0.6) outdoors. She is legit.

    https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/55881...mas_Gabrielle1

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    • #3
      wowser!

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      • #4
        Didn't she make the finals of the Olympics trials 2 years ago? She's been legit.

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        • #5
          She also won the long jump yesterday!

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          • #6
            She's got a great coach, too, in Kebba Tolbert.

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            • #7
              So she scored (with the relays) 50 points?

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              • #8
                Yes, participated in 50 of 114 team points for the meet.

                Harvard was locked into a second place overall but she still wanted that win in the 4x4 enough to pull out the sub-50.

                The 400m has not been on her agenda thus far and we'll have to see if that changes long term.

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                • #9
                  So, as a Crimson grad-to-be, have we lost her to the non-athletic world? She seems as tho she still has a lot of up-side!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                    So, as a Crimson grad-to-be, have we lost her to the non-athletic world? She seems as tho she still has a lot of up-side!
                    Apparently is a Neurobiology Major.

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                    • #11
                      She's a big talent for the future!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        So, as a Crimson grad-to-be, have we lost her to the non-athletic world? She seems as tho she still has a lot of up-side!
                        Meredith Rainey was a Crimson grad who went on to make four World Championships teams and two Olympic teams.

                        Like all successful collegians, Thomas will have to decide whether to try professional track and defer her non-track career plans. She's no different from graduates of other colleges.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                          So, as a Crimson grad-to-be, have we lost her to the non-athletic world? She seems as tho she still has a lot of up-side!
                          Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
                          Apparently is a Neurobiology Major.
                          She'll have a lot of options to consider the way she's performing. Perhaps she'll take the Myron Rolle route and have her cake and eat it too.

                          https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/healt...ile/index.html
                          Last edited by jazzcyclist; 05-07-2018, 06:10 PM.

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                          • #14
                            IIRC, Frank Shorter was a pre-med at Yale.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                              Like all successful collegians, Thomas will have to decide whether to try professional track and defer her non-track career plans. She's no different from graduates of other colleges.
                              Really? Stanford has been complained about by hoards over on LetsRun because they see it as a place where a lot of promising distance runners (especially females) go to disappear. They do not disappear, they go to do what the institution help to make happen, and high-level distance running is not their only priority and often not the top one. Similarly, if you think that students at Harvard are no different than graduates from other colleges you are badly mistaken.

                              Consider a main reason cited for the hoards of successful distance runners from Kenya and Ethiopia - the alternatives are not very good, so working very hard at their chosen endeavor is easier to do than for, say, a US kid. The alternative options matter a lot. Check out how long good collegiate throwers stay around after graduation - disciplines with fewer rewards than others. Also, look at how early most athletes retired in the pre-professional era because the opportunities compared to alternatives were not good.
                              Last edited by 26mi235; 05-07-2018, 06:30 PM.

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