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  • marra
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    Oh my word, that 800m was BONKERS.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    What a run by Cory McGee behind Purrier!

    And 2 finals down, and 2 third places for my dark horses! Heather Maclean doing the job this time.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by Sovietvest View Post
    Predictions for tomorrow?

    I think Hoppel will miss out. Brazier first, Murphy second and Harris third.
    W1500: 1) Purrier, 2) Hiltz, 3) Sinclaire.
    W5000: 1) Cranny, 2) Schweizer, 3) Buchalski
    OK, here goes ...

    M 800 - 1 Brazier, 2 Hoppel, 3 Jewett
    W 1500 - 1 Purrier, 2 Osika, 3 Simpson; After a rough semi I'm hoping that my dark horse Heather Maclean can do well; Dani Aragon looked very good in the rounds - a big improver this year, maybe she's ready for a big breakthrough?
    W 5000 - 1 Cranny, 2 Norris, 3 Schweizer

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by Walsh7 View Post


    Your W1500 is missing someone. The biggest sleeper in that field is Shannon Osika. She has quietly put together an outstanding 2021 season. She ran a very impressive 4:00 at Mt. Sac in May. Recently, she looked great winning the Nashville race in 2:00. Osika will finish 2nd or 3rd. Also, don't count out Jenny Simpson either! It should be a great Final tonight!!
    I agree with everything you've said about Osika & Simpson.

    Except one thing ... I don't think Osika is a "sleeper". Ever since "Burrito-gate" I've had her down as the 2nd favourite for this.

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  • Walsh7
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    Originally posted by Sovietvest View Post
    Predictions for tomorrow?

    I think Hoppel will miss out. Brazier first, Murphy second and Harris third.
    W1500: 1) Purrier, 2) Hiltz, 3) Sinclaire.
    W5000: 1) Cranny, 2) Schweizer, 3) Buchalski

    Your W1500 is missing someone. The biggest sleeper in that field is Shannon Osika. She has quietly put together an outstanding 2021 season. She ran a very impressive 4:00 at Mt. Sac in May. Recently, she looked great winning the Nashville race in 2:00. Osika will finish 2nd or 3rd. Also, don't count out Jenny Simpson either! It should be a great Final tonight!!
    Last edited by Walsh7; 21-06-21, 20:37.

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  • felix51
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    Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post

    It’s three fathoms.
    I still can't fathom it out..........

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by Sovietvest View Post

    Interesting post-race interview with her. Nothing to worry about regarding her appeal because God's going to sort it out.

    There were moments during all those interviews where I wondered if I'd tuned into a TV Evangelist Channel. It always strikes me that they affect humility by saying their victory was all down to God but really the subtext is pure arrogance -"I'm chosen by God , so I must be really special". Similarly, McNeal is saying that AIU can't judge her - only God.
    God has a lot on his/her plate at the moment. I'm doubtful if s/he will have the time to sit on the CAS hearing panel.

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  • Sovietvest
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    Predictions for tomorrow?

    I think Hoppel will miss out. Brazier first, Murphy second and Harris third.
    W1500: 1) Purrier, 2) Hiltz, 3) Sinclaire.
    W5000: 1) Cranny, 2) Schweizer, 3) Buchalski

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  • Sovietvest
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    Originally posted by Christy93 View Post
    Brianna McNeal... What a circus
    Interesting post-race interview with her. Nothing to worry about regarding her appeal because God's going to sort it out.

    There were moments during all those interviews where I wondered if I'd tuned into a TV Evangelist Channel. It always strikes me that they affect humility by saying their victory was all down to God but really the subtext is pure arrogance -"I'm chosen by God , so I must be really special". Similarly, McNeal is saying that AIU can't judge her - only God.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by Sovietvest View Post
    Fastest man in the world won’t be in the Tokyo 100!!

    Kenny Bednarek achieved the fastest mph of the field!

    Both he and Kerley look like strong bets now for the 200m. Could Lyles fail to qualify? Laird has looked better than him all season but may have peaked a week or two ago.

    if Lyles doesn’t finish top 3, he might even miss out on a relay squad place. 7th in the 100 isn’t normally good enough, is it?
    Methinks Lyles has been injured at some point during the winter season and he hasn't looked right ever since. For a guy who has been touting himself as a star of both 100m and 200m to fill the gap left behind by Bolt's retirement, coming 7th in the US Trials 100m and missing out on the US team in that event is not exactly the way to accomplish that aim... especially coming behind one guy who is more of a 200m specialist and another who's more of a 400m/200m combo sprinter.

    Definitely a bruise to Lyles' ego this defeat.

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  • Grassmarket
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    Originally posted by felix51 View Post
    My head cannot take imperial measurements!! "18 feet" in the PV means absolutely nothing to me anymore :-(
    It’s three fathoms.

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  • Sprintfan
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    What a reaction time as well!.3XX

  • felix51
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    My head cannot take imperial measurements!! "18 feet" in the PV means absolutely nothing to me anymore :-(

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  • Sovietvest
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    Fastest man in the world won’t be in the Tokyo 100!!

    Kenny Bednarek achieved the fastest mph of the field!

    Both he and Kerley look like strong bets now for the 200m. Could Lyles fail to qualify? Laird has looked better than him all season but may have peaked a week or two ago.

    if Lyles doesn’t finish top 3, he might even miss out on a relay squad place. 7th in the 100 isn’t normally good enough, is it?

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  • Sovietvest
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    Originally posted by Ladyloz View Post
    Richardson won comfortably but her weaker start may be the key issue when she comes up against SAFP and DAS in Tokyo. Still not sure who will get the 2 spots behind Bromell in the Men's 100m.

    Norman and Cherry look the best in the men's 400m. I think Felix will get top 3 in the women's but probably not win as Hayes & Jonathas looked good in the other semi. Felix's experience may be a factor too as she looked like she was perhaps conserving more energy knowing there was no rest day ahead of the final. Ellis who pipped her in her semi and the other semi all seemed to run hard.

    I think with McNeal, USATF are probably worried about a law suit if she ends up getting cleared by CAS. Her situation is quite different from Houlihan's case which had already been to CAS. Her and Keni Harrison did look the best in the heats so McNeal could well finish top 3 which will be awkward, especially for the 4th place runner.
    All spot on predictions!!

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