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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Careful, Atticus. You're coming awfully close to you-know-which foul line. :-)
    Ha! Treading lightly . . .

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  • Davidokun
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    From the article in Today's Top Headlines regarding the cancellation of the 2017 Rieti meeting:

    Kenyan David Rudisha set a then-world record of 1min 41.01sec in the 800 metres in 2010, while Jamaica's Asafa Powell timed 9.74sec in the 100m in 2007, a mark that remained in place until beaten by compatriot Usain Bolt at the Berlin world championships two years later.
    Evidently, Bolt's world-record runs in New York and Beijing were merely some sort of mass hallucination.

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  • tandfman
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    Careful, Atticus. You're coming awfully close to you-know-which foul line. :-)

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Did you know that the meet in London a few weeks ago was the Olympics?
    Well, that's why we have professional journalists - to tell us the truths of the world that we should know.

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  • tandfman
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    Did you know that the meet in London a few weeks ago was the Olympics? Neither did I. :-)

    http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/sto...arning-cl.html

    >>Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has retired from track and field . . . Bolt, last race was in the 200 meters at the London 2017 Olympics Championships . . .<<

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  • Davidokun
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    Well, the Bruin men did beat the Trojans 13 times during his tenure. Doesn't that mean just as much as a national championship to the folks from Westwood?

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  • br
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    This article from the Daily Bruin (which was posted on Today's Top Headlines) states that Jim Bush won 13 NCAA championships in 20 years while at UCLA. You'd think even the most raw sportswriter for a college newspaper would at least delve into the history of the sport if you are assigned to write about it.

    The UCLA Bruins Lose Another Star Athlete

    "Track and field has lost its allure at UCLA, and going from Jim Bush’s 13 NCAA championships in 20 years to zero in the last decade is proof of that."

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  • dj
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    Not the only place that does:

    << By Michelle Gardner, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    Damien High graduate Zach Shinnick has had quite the track season.

    He won the 400-meter hurdles at last month’s USA Junior National championships before a third-place finish in the event at the Pan American Junior Championships in Peru last week. The Pan American event also serves as the world championships for athletes 20 and under.>>
    I must be getting too old to follow this sport.

    I saw Shinnick run 45.20 at Sacramento, but it failed to click that he broke the World Record. What's more, I don't even recall that he cleared any hurdles!
    Last edited by dj; 07-28-2017, 08:01 AM.

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Someone at the University of Iowa thinks that if you win an event at the Pan-Am Junior Championship, that makes you a "World Champion".

    https://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/...d-field-discus
    Not the only place that does:

    << By Michelle Gardner, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    Damien High graduate Zach Shinnick has had quite the track season.

    He won the 400-meter hurdles at last month’s USA Junior National championships before a third-place finish in the event at the Pan American Junior Championships in Peru last week. The Pan American event also serves as the world championships for athletes 20 and under.>>

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  • tandfman
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    Perhaps somebody at MileSplit reads this Message Board. The nonsense about qualifying for the World Championships has been removed from the linked article.

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  • Alan Shank
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Isn't it 6 kg?
    Yes. 13.2 pounds.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    Pardon me while I ask a simple question. HS shot is 12 pounds, regular shot is 16. What is junior shot ?
    Isn't it 6 kg?

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  • dukehjsteve
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    Pardon me while I ask a simple question. HS shot is 12 pounds, regular shot is 16. What is junior shot ?

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Here's a really bad one:

    >>Dominant high school performer Jordan Geist, a future University of Arizona athlete and Knoch (Pa.) High graduate, wins his first Pan American Junior Championship with a toss of 22.02 meters, which qualifies him for the IAAF World Championships (entry standard is 20.50 meters).<<

    Of course, the implement used in the Pan-Am Juniors was the junior implement, and the mark could not possibly be accepted as meeting the World Championships qualifying standard. And in any event, Geist finished 16th in the US Nationals, and would have no chance of making our team no matter how far he threw.

    http://www.milesplit.com/articles/21...ionship-action
    also fails to mention it was a national HS Record

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  • tandfman
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    Someone at the University of Iowa thinks that if you win an event at the Pan-Am Junior Championship, that makes you a "World Champion".

    https://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/...d-field-discus

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