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  • dj
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    >>. . . the Tigers and Lady Tigers will split up Friday for competitions at home in the Carl Maddox Field House and in New Mexico, where a banked track will be beneficial to the team’s hurdlers and short sprinters.<<
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    So, hurdlers of all sizes are helped, as are short sprinters. Tall sprinters get no advantage!

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Did you know that a banked indoor track helps short sprinters and hurdlers?
    Oh, you didn't know they're running those races up in the high lanes? Downhill all the way, baby!
    Last edited by Atticus; 02-03-2017, 12:35 PM.

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  • tandfman
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    Did you know that a banked indoor track helps short sprinters and hurdlers? Neither did I.

    >>. . . the Tigers and Lady Tigers will split up Friday for competitions at home in the Carl Maddox Field House and in New Mexico, where a banked track will be beneficial to the team’s hurdlers and short sprinters.<<

    http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rou...127d9c427.html

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  • tandfman
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    OK, this one is a cheap shot, because it's on a site called cinemablend.com, not on some newspaper's sports pages. But I had to laugh when I read it.

    >>Trevante Rhodes, also known as "Tre'," has taken part in Track and Field, as well as the 100 and 200 Meter Dash.<<

    http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1608...oonlight-actor

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  • aaronk
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    The Kent State Golden Flash Gala Women's PV entry list has someone named Jenn SHUR of Adidas listed!
    Ever hear of her?

    LOL

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by berkeley View Post
    running an astonishing 43 minutes and three seconds
    That is indeed a VERY astonishing time!!!

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  • berkeley
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    Here's a beauty from the Daily Nation's article on a Bolt/Rudisha 400m (http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athle...l/index.html):
    "... van Niekerk, 24, who shattered American Michael Johnson's long standing 400 metres world-record at the Rio Olympics, running an astonishing 43 minutes and three seconds."
    I'm hereby challenging WVN to a match race at 400m. He can choose the time and place.
    Last edited by berkeley; 12-03-2016, 10:50 PM.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    >>Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson picked up second . . . in the 400 metres hurdles . . .
    McPherson . . . clocked 50.33 seconds<<
    Some day . . .

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  • tandfman
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    Here's a good one:

    http://www.stabroeknews.com/2016/spo...-400m-hurdles/

    >>Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson and Christine Day picked-up second and third positions in the 400 metres hurdles at the 12th stop of the Diamond League series in France on Friday.

    McPherson, a 400m finalist in Rio de Janeiro, clocked 50.33 seconds to finish behind American Natasha Hastings who won in 50.06 seconds<<

    Needless to say, the race was 400 flat, not hurdles.

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  • Davidokun
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    The Day's Best Reading includes an article on the 80-year history of the Olympics on TV. Here's an excerpt:

    In 1968, American 200 metres gold medallist John Carlos stood head bowed, fist clenched in a black power salute, after receiving his medal as the Star Spangled Banner was played.

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  • tandfman
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    Back to track. Here's a clueless headline writer:

    http://www.lex18.com/story/32845420/...diamond-league

    The headline reads: Kentucky's Harrison and Usain Bolt Get Wins in Diamond League

    This mis-information is also in the story's online URL.

    The story correctly notes that Bolt did not compete in the meet (the Lausanne Diamond League).

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  • Atticus
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    Not our sport, but I am appalled at the cluelessness of this reporter, writing about 'Lochtegate':

    Something is seriously amiss in our cultural — indeed, our moral and ethical — landscape if Ryan Lochte’s next move turns out to be a starring turn on “Dancing with the Stars.”
    The producers of DWTS must be themselves dancing with glee over this publicity coup. Everyone loves a train wreck. Who wouldn’t tune in?
    In the first graf he criticizes 'American culture', but then correctly ascribes the genesis of the 'problem', which is, of course, basic human nature - the rubbernecking that goes with a train-wreck. Getting Lochte on their show (truth be told, it was done before RL turned himself into Lindsay Lohan) is a master-stroke of genius. Ratings will skyrocket. It what TV producers pray for. It's what the American viewing public wants - no brag (sic), just fact. This is not to be tsk-ed and clucked over, hands wringingly, it just is. It's why the Kardashians are followed by tens of millions of people. It's just the reality of the situation.

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  • Master403
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    The winner!!!!!!!
    Agreed.
    I do not know what ChaHooA is, but this post was copied, oops, curated from People.com. People has edited their article (Check the comments), but ChaHooA has not. Finding that this started in People makes it even better for me. Thank you tandfman.

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  • lonewolf
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    The winner!!!!!!!

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  • tandfman
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    If clueless writing about track were a competition, I'd say let's stop now. The competition has been won. This just boggles:

    http://www.chahooa.com/news/317454/l...e-son-olympian

    Centrowitz’s father Sebastian Coe had four words for his gold medal-winning son: "Welcome to the club."

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