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  • #76
    Sooooooo......we couldn’t find anybody to run faster than 47? to lead off the 4x4?? Smh ����*♂️The under 18 team would’ve dominated these guys. Pitiful.

    Cherry and the kid Robinson ran great. London just didn’t have the normal juice after a long season. Might have been better off anchoring with the kid. *shrug*.

    On to Doha....
    Last edited by _Jay; 08-10-2019, 10:18 PM.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by guru View Post
      Well, that was an interesting womens hammer ceremony
      What happened?

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      • #78
        Originally posted by _Jay View Post
        Sooooooo......we couldn’t find anybody to run faster than 47? to lead off the 4x4?? Smh ����*♂️The under 18 team would’ve dominated these guys. Pitiful.

        Cherry and the kid Robinson ran great. London just didn’t have the normal juice after a long season. Might have been better off anchoring with the kid. *shrug*.

        On to Doha....
        I thought both relay lead legs were disappointing. However, there aren't many nations that can come back like they did. Credit goes to Stepter and Cherry for handling their legs with patience and sound position running.
        Last edited by dpasv; 08-10-2019, 10:43 PM.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Peter Michaelson View Post
          What happened?
          I read - insidethegames - that Berry raised her fist as some kind of podium protest. Just popped in here to see if any reason known.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
            I read - insidethegames - that Berry raised her fist as some kind of podium protest. Just popped in here to see if any reason known.

            Correct. She said during a post-ceremony interview(the only one shown by ESPN) that she was protesting conditions here in the US.

            https://e00-us-marca.uecdn.es/claro/...4824917513.jpg


            It should be noted the Pan Am team members did sign a terms sheet with the USOC that includes refraining from political demonstration.
            There are no strings on me

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            • #81
              I understand that these teams aren’t together as long and all, but I’m still always amazed that the US can’t put out relays squads that even match what the top collegiate teams do at second-tier world competitions.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Ztrappity View Post
                I understand that these teams aren’t together as long and all, but I’m still always amazed that the US can’t put out relays squads that even match what the top collegiate teams do at second-tier world competitions.
                Most of the time these squads consist of those same collegiate athletes, however, at this point of the year they are long past their peak. If the same line up had run this relay in May/June they would've likely run sub 3.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by guru View Post
                  Well, that was an interesting womens hammer ceremony
                  https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/...tions-protests

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                  • #84
                    Berry was so inarticulate during the interview, I had no idea what she was protesting or why. She seemed somewhat foolish.

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                    • #85
                      I understand the context that Pan-Am is a lower-level meet, but I rather enjoyed following & reading about & watching a bit of this meet. (I also like lower-level European meets, D3 athletics and other such things, and generally like track meets of many kinds -- i.e., I am easily amused.) And as noted by others, quite a few good marks, not only for quite a few individuals who earned PBs, but also several games records, and some other marks of quality beyond those levels.

                      In reviewing the results, I just figured out an obvious (in retrospect) individual performer who had a very good meet: Laura Esther Galvan Rodriguez, who earned gold in the w5000, after just a bit earlier that day earning 4th in the w1500, in a PB. Not having heard of her, I looked at her IAAF profile and saw that I probably did briefly note her a decade ago. She was a double medalist at Pan-Am juniors in 2009 (3k gold, 1500m bronze), and also in two events at WJC in 2010. Then she was a collegiate athlete in 2012, 2014-2015 -- not sure where, but a Big 12 school, maybe K-State (I didn't try to figure this out). Then no results at all for 2016-2018, before returning to competition this year. Some of you more directly involved with NCAA track probably know/knew her. As for 2016-2018, turns out she retired to pursue a professional career in food sciences.

                      This brief article (Spanish, followed by a pretty good English translation) explains a bit about her post-collegiate retirement before returning this year:

                      https://www.vidaenelvalle.com/sports...233750237.html

                      And her IAAF profile:

                      https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/mexico...-galvan-257240

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Master Po View Post
                        Then she was a collegiate athlete in 2012, 2014-2015 -- not sure where, but a Big 12 school, maybe K-State
                        Yep, K-State.

                        https://www.kstatesports.com/news/20...-am-games.aspx

                        "One of the top distance runners in school history, Galvan advanced to the NCAA Cross Country Championships twice (2012, 2014) as an undergraduate at K-State. She also finished in the Top 15 at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on three occasions (2012, 2013, 2014), earning All-Big 12 honors in each season.

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                        • #87
                          Thanks for the additional info, br.

                          Edit:
                          PS I think the time Galvan ran for 4th in the w1500, 4:10.53, is a Mexican NR.
                          Last edited by Master Po; 08-12-2019, 10:11 AM.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Chicago View Post
                            I had no idea what she was protesting or why
                            Looks like you can't discuss her protest in this thread. Seems a bunch of posts from last night (my time) have been removed - with no explanation - by GH or other mods.
                            Last edited by Vault-emort; 08-12-2019, 04:55 AM.

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