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  • #91
    Great start for Holly Mills with a 13.21 pb in the hurdles in the Multistars heptathlon and joint lead.
    Last edited by Occasional Hope; 24-04-21, 11:21.

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    • #92
      Another pb for Holly in the high jump, 1.83 at the third attempt and rattling the bar a bit, but it stayed on.

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      • #93
        13.66 SP for Holly Mills in 2nd round. Going so well. The YouTube channel coverage is ok ish.

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        • #94
          Outdoor pb but not as good as she threw indoors.

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          • #95
            If she can get her LJ right and have decent/PB efforts in the rest, she’s on for a very good score. Tokyo standard is ridiculous, so they’ll likely be adding from the rankings

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            • #96
              I hope she can improve her javelin.

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              • #97
                She's in the lead going into the 200.

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                • #98
                  24.24 in the 200.

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                  • #99
                    A very good days work from Holly Mills, by my calculations she is up 275 points on her Boras score. Her day 2 marks were 6.30, 32.73 and 2:24.17. She ran 2:12.07 indoors so there should be more points to come in that event.

                    To lead the competition at the end of day 1 is impressive, you’d expect Kate O’Connor to challenge her tomorrow with her big javelin and Koala, Hawkins and Vicente have good second days. There are a lot of bonus ranking points up for grabs so it should be an entertaining battle tomorrow. Kate O’Connor is on for a very good score too +123 currently on her Boras score

                    Dobson ran 45.5 as an opener today, looks like some talent is emerging in that event

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                    • Originally posted by treadwater1 View Post
                      A very good days work from Holly Mills, by my calculations she is up 275 points on her Boras score. Her day 2 marks were 6.30, 32.73 and 2:24.17. She ran 2:12.07 indoors so there should be more points to come in that event.

                      To lead the competition at the end of day 1 is impressive, you’d expect Kate O’Connor to challenge her tomorrow with her big javelin and Koala, Hawkins and Vicente have good second days. There are a lot of bonus ranking points up for grabs so it should be an entertaining battle tomorrow. Kate O’Connor is on for a very good score too +123 currently on her Boras score

                      Dobson ran 45.5 as an opener today, looks like some talent is emerging in that event
                      And thus Britain's proud tradition in the women's multi events continues.... Can Holly Mills break 6000 points in this event? Any sort of half decent jav throw from her (36 meters and beyond), combined with a good long jump and she'll get there I think.

                      Kate O'Connor is going to be a consistently good heptathlete through career too. A bit more basic speed and she'll be a regular finisher in the top 10 at the very least. Will she end up as a more mobile and flexible version of the fine multi-eventer from Lithuania during Jess Ennis' era, Austra Skujyte? Could throw the shot put and absolute mile (I believe she holds the outright world heptathlon best in the shot) and was a 50m+ javelin athlete, but a lack of flat speed, a medicore at best long jump, and plodding 800m usually prevented her from truly being a great (though she would be upgraded to a brone medal at the 2012 Olympics following the disgraced Russian Tatyana Chernova having her silver medal stripped from her as the severity and scale of the Russian state doping scandal became truly known)

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                      • Great first day for Holly. Worth remembering that this is only her THIRD Heptathlon. She was also a bit unfortunate in terms of headwinds in both sprint races so more to come there later in the season. There is quite a good competition brewing for the top placings which provide the all important World Rankings bonus points - I spect there are a few of them who could score in/around 6200. Holly will lose ground in the Javelin but her 800 is very good and her LJ at present is solid by her standards (I think I have picked up on social media that she has made some technical changes to her LJ). I think we also need to be a bit patient regarding her Javelin, she hadn't thrown before 2019 & I for one have far too much respect for Javelin throwers to think it's an event that can be mastered in a couple of years, especially when you're training for 6 other events. I think if she's throwing high 30 metres by the end of the season that's a great result at this stage.
                        Last edited by Ladyloz; 24-04-21, 19:01.

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                        • drobbie
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                          if she achieves close to her pb in the long jump and javelin plus runs about 2.14 ish in the 800 which is about 2 seconds slower than her indoor pb shes on for 6200, improvements in the javelin and long jump could see her hitting 6300

                      • Cindy Sember won at Drake Relays, 12.57 (PB?) from Christina Clemons. Tiff Porter 3rd, 12.80. Keni Harrison crashed out at the 2nd hurdle.

                        Alison dos Santos (BRA) very impressive winning the 400H in 48.15 PB.

                        A new name in the W 1500, Josette Norris (USA) won in 4:06.17 PB beating Rachel Schneider & Shannon Osika.

                        I'd forgotten how painful it is to watch US athletics TV broadcasts - startlists put up during mid-distance races, quite poor commentary and ad breaks every 6 or 7 minutes. At one point there was 3 minutes between ad-breaks (!) that sandwiched a puff piece on Dawn Harper-Nelson making her comeback.

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                        • 14:52.44 for Eilish McColgan winning the 5000 in Eugene. Abbey Cooper (nee D'Agostino) 2nd in 15:13 and Amy-Eloise Markovc 3rd in15:17.

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                          • Miller-Uibo looked really easy running 49.08.

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                            • I guess Laura wanted a faster time than the pacemaker was set for

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                              • LuckySpikes
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                                Yes, she went for it! A sub-62 first lap I think!
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