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  • jjimbojames
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    46.40 PB on the flat for Chris McAllister. Hopefully he might get under 49 over the hurdles by the end of the season

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  • Ursus
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    Couple of barriers broken in the circle. Kirsty Law found the extra few centimetres she needed to crack 60, setting a new PB of 60.13 while Adele Nicoll’s joined the 17m club with 17.17 - only good enough for 4th in our rankings which is quite encouraging.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by Christy93 View Post
    Huge 52.61 PB for Keely Hodgkinson just now, jumps ahead of Mary John for fastest GB junior of the year. A long way off Mu, but ordinarily very fast for her age.
    That takes Keely into the UK's all time top 10 for U20 performances over 400 m, slotting in ahead of Jane Parry. It also makes her by far the quickest UK U20 in history over 400 m and 800 m. The nearest equivalent I could find was Laura Finucane, who had PB's of 52.23/2:03.73 before she left the U20 age group.

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  • Aussiestatman
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    Missed her chance in Paris. Stayed in the US to run a mile

  • Christy93
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    Huge 52.61 PB for Keely Hodgkinson just now, jumps ahead of Mary John for fastest GB junior of the year. A long way off Mu, but ordinarily very fast for her age.

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  • paul
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    Yes.
    And then she roasted SUI on the final relay leg.

    Also a great run from Ellie Baker to win by over half a sec over a pretty solid field. That was probably a PB-level performance. Just have to factor in the wind, like with Warholm et al.

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  • Ursus
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    An =PB from Neita in Lausanne. Good stuff.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by Ursus View Post

    Might, not will.

    Looks like the US football stuff is in the rear view mirror. He’s competing a lot which suggests he’s got his appetite back, which is great.

    He’s got all the physical tools and a 67 and a couple of 66s this year aren’t that far behind his best. BUT daft as it sounds for a nearly 30 year old he’s still learning the event in terms of consistency and how to handle a champs environment. His only globals have been the OG of 2012 which went well and Tokyo which…..didn’t. As far as I can see he’s not been to a Worlds, European or Commonwealth.

    Physically he should probably still be OK for Paris. But between now and then I hope he seeks out as much top level exposure as he can and takes every opportunity to pull on a GB / English vest. His next objectives should be starting to mix it with, and beat, some of those ranked above him.
    You were almost correct there... Outside of Tokyo and London 2012, Okoye also competed for GB at the 2012 European Championships too, (where he qualified for the final and finished 11th.) Beyond that, he only competed for GB at age group level (winning the Euro U23's in 2011 aged 20, and coming 6th in his sole appearance in a World U20's, at Moncton in 2010 at 19.... BTW, it must be noted how rapid a rise it was for Okoye here. Just a year before in 2009, aged 18, his best registered discus throw was 50.70 m - his first time throwing over 50 meters. By 2010, he was throwing well over 60 and nearly broke the UK U20 record. A year later, he'd surpassed the UK U23 record and by 2012, had ownership of the overall UK record. An improvement of 18 meters in 3 and a half years!

    (A bit of a depressing side note to all of this.... Looking at the PoT listings for our top U23's in discus, behind Okoye, there are 3 other men who have recorded distances beyond 63 meters in that age group, which is pretty impressive going internationally, let alone domestically. 2 of them were contemporaries of Okoye - Brett Morse and Zane Duquemin who were of similar age around the 2011-2012 years, while Nicolas Percy threw 63.38 m as a 22 year old in 2016.... Yet, only Brett Morse out of all three of them managed to improve on those distances as a senior (and in his case, only marginally, 66.08 to 66.84 PB ) and he hasn't competed since 2019. Duquemin has been stuck in the 60 - 62 meter range ever since, while Percy is floating between 60 - 63 meters.

    Depressing stuff.

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  • Sprintfan
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    He probably pretty keen to be at the top of a tree sooner than later. If he does Law thats a 20-30 year stretch! Hopefully he'll get his ass out and about regularly challenging the top guys. And doing the work to beat them. Paris 24?

  • Ursus
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    Originally posted by Sprintfan View Post
    Okoye. Its not a linear progression to success. If he sticks with it now he'll make it
    Might, not will.

    Looks like the US football stuff is in the rear view mirror. He’s competing a lot which suggests he’s got his appetite back, which is great.

    He’s got all the physical tools and a 67 and a couple of 66s this year aren’t that far behind his best. BUT daft as it sounds for a nearly 30 year old he’s still learning the event in terms of consistency and how to handle a champs environment. His only globals have been the OG of 2012 which went well and Tokyo which…..didn’t. As far as I can see he’s not been to a Worlds, European or Commonwealth.

    Physically he should probably still be OK for Paris. But between now and then I hope he seeks out as much top level exposure as he can and takes every opportunity to pull on a GB / English vest. His next objectives should be starting to mix it with, and beat, some of those ranked above him.

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  • Aussiestatman
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    Paris has released the names for their events

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  • Sprintfan
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    Okoye. Its not a linear progression to success. If he sticks with it now he'll make it

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Quite. The most frustrating thing is Okoye has so much talent and potential, and has yet to ever use it meaningfully. But anyone denying it exists is a moron.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post

    medal chance.??? 😋😋😋😋
    i see that the talented Mr Prescod came fifth at the Hungarian meet in 10.20. Not too scary??

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

    WHAT?!?!?

    Mother******* where was THAT form in qualifying for Tokyo?!?!

    Christ Almighty, Okoye is an annoying athlete to support!!
    medal chance.??? 😋😋😋😋

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