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  • Andrew Pozzi scratches from the Madrid final….

    PB for David King 7.57!
    Last edited by Grassmarket; 02-03-22, 21:23.

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    • 7.57 pb for David King - great aggressive run; hopefully he can get his 110h time down this summer. Pozzi withdrawing from the final not a good sign for his title defence, not that he was looking at his best this year anyway really.

      Great confident run by Elliott Giles ti win the Indoor Tour. Now if he can only do the same in the championships when it *really* matters.

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      • Will BA select Langford after Giles secured the wildcard, he was a DNS at the weekend. Lorraine Ugen is finding some form at the right time

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        • Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
          7.57 pb for David King - great aggressive run; hopefully he can get his 110h time down this summer. Pozzi withdrawing from the final not a good sign for his title defence, not that he was looking at his best this year anyway really.

          Great confident run by Elliott Giles ti win the Indoor Tour. Now if he can only do the same in the championships when it *really* matters.
          Excellent from King, almost won the race. Pozzi might call it a day on the indoor season and focus on the spring and summer.

          Giles has been very consistent this year, obviously not as fast as he was indoors last year, but the races this year seem to show an athlete with better race craft and positioning. The men's 800m in Belgrade will be a brutally tough event, but Giles has every opportunity to do well there.

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          • He said in an (AW or BBC) interview they’ve been doing a lot of strength work for the 15 in the summer (I assume he’s looking to double at CWG), so he’s not as quick just now, but much stronger. That will help in rounds and getting to the front and sustaining. He’s got to be a good bet for a medal.

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            • Another new name to me: Ben Jefferies, seems to be US college based but a first year senior, ran a 46.37 pb at 400, second behind Ed Faulds on this year's UK listings. Possibly on an oversized track? I'm not sure what the qualifiying marker is against his time on Po10. - But interesting anyway.

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              • LuckySpikes
                LuckySpikes commented
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                Yes, the indoor track in Brookings, South Dakota is a 300m flat track.

            • Some not-so-impressive performances from British athletes over in the NCAA Div 1 Indoor Championships on day 1 yesterday, with 2019 European U20 110m hurdles champ Josh Zeller having a stinker of a race, going out in the prelims as the slowest of the 16 runners. His time of 7.85 well down on his recent 7.67 PB from a fortnight earlier in the Big Ten Championships.... if he'd run that time, he'd have been =5th fastest and headed to the finals.

              Also, reigning European U20 men's 100m champion Toby Makoyawo, who recently ran 20.73 over the indoor 200m, was nowhere near that sort of form yesterday. In a heat that featured collegiate phenom Matthew Boling, the 19 year old Brit floundered in last place with a time of 21.26, 13th overall out of 15 starters. Again, had he replicated his 20.73 form, he'd have qualified 5th fastest into the finals.

              Another disappointing result was Amber Anning who finished just outside the qualifying positions in 9th place with her 52.48, again a good chunk of time down on the outright PB she set in late February in the SEC Indoor Championships of 51.87.

              The pattern continued with Katy Ann-McDonald, who ran an indoor PB 2:02.85, also at the SEC Indoors on Feb 26th, trailing in with a 2:09.12 in her heat, 15th out of 16 total competitors. (That will no doubt have earned her an earful from her college coach - ouch.) As well as hammer thrower Tara Simpson-Sullivan finishing 14th out of 15 in the women's weight throw final, her best on the day of 21.05m over a meter down on the UK record she set of 22.15m last month.
              Last edited by RunUnlimited; 12-03-22, 18:23.

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              • Occasional Hope
                Occasional Hope commented
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                Amber Anning also failed to make the final.

                But in the pen I think Isabel Wakefield got an overall pb including a 5cm improvement in her HJ. Her shot was awful though, less than 11m.

            • Some not-so-impressive performances from British athletes over in the NCAA Div 1 Indoor Championships on day 1 yesterday, with 2019 European U20 110m hurdles champ Josh Zeller having a stinker of a race, going out in the prelims as the slowest of the 16 runners. His time of 7.85 well down on his recent 7.67 PB from a fortnight earlier in the Big Ten Championships.... if he'd run that time, he'd have been =5th fastest and headed to the finals.

              Also, reigning European U20 men's 100m champion Toby Makoyawo, who recently ran 20.73 over the indoor 200m, was nowhere near that sort of form yesterday. In a heat that featured collegiate phenom Matthew Boling, the 19 year old Brit floundered in last place with a time of 21.26, 13th overall out of 15 starters. Again, had he replicated his 20.73 form, he'd have qualified 5th fastest into the finals.

              Another disappointing result was Amber Anning who finished just outside the qualifying positions in 9th place with her 52.48, again a good chunk of time down on the outright PB she set in late February in the SEC Indoor Championships of 51.87.

              The pattern continued with Katy Ann-McDonald, who ran an indoor PB 2:02.85, also at the SEC Indoors on Feb 26th, trailing in with a 2:09.12 in her heat, 15th out of 16 total competitors. (That will no doubt have earned her an earful from her college coach - ouch.) As well as hammer thrower Tara Simpson-Sullivan finishing 14th out of 15 in the women's weight throw final, her best on the day of 21.05m over a meter down on the UK record she set of 22.15m last month.

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              • I think my comments last night may have disappeared when you edited your post, RunUnlimited

                Isabel Wakefield did the best of the British athletes, with a PB in the pentathlon for 7th place overall, including a 5cm pb in the HJ, winning the hurdles very close to her pb and coming second in the LJ. Her shot was awful though, less than 11m.

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                • Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
                  I think my comments last night may have disappeared when you edited your post, RunUnlimited

                  Isabel Wakefield did the best of the British athletes, with a PB in the pentathlon for 7th place overall, including a 5cm pb in the HJ, winning the hurdles very close to her pb and coming second in the LJ. Her shot was awful though, less than 11m.
                  I made the mistake of editing my posts too many times in a short period, which this site interpreted as "spamming". So I just copy-pasted it and re did it later.

                  As for the NCCA's - it was a pretty poor showing all round for the British athletes involved, with Wakefield, as you said, one of the few who could draw some positives from it. And even then, she underperformed pretty badly in the shot, over a meter down on the 12.07m PB she set in January. (Personally, I think that Isabel's future will be in the 100m hurdles, because I'm not sure that her shot put and high jump will ever get to the level where she'll be a regular 6000+ point scorer in a full heptathlon.)

                  Another one who had a disappointing NCAA's was Divine Oladipo. Going into the event, she was ranked 6th in the whole NCAA after her 17.92m PB at the Commodore Meeting in Nashville mid January, and following a slight dip in form during February, she had a 17.63m performance at the SEC Indoor champs on the 26th Feb.
                  But at the NCCA Div 1 Indoors, she was not at her best, only managing a best of 17.15m in the second round, then throws of 16.74, 16.37, 16.20 and a foul with her final effort, finishing down in 9th place. A replication of her 17.92m would have seen Oladipo finish a respectable third place, behind Dutch European U20 (2019) shot put and European U23 (2021) discus champ, Jorinde Van Klinken, who won the event with a new outright PB of 19.08m.

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                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
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                    I agree Isabel's future could lie with the hurdles; although perhaps not global medallist potential she's definitely up there nationally. Her SB is the same as Megan Marrs who is headed to the WICs.

                • Two 3rd places for GB athletes at the NCAAs - Charles Hicks in the 3000 and Ellie Leather in the Mile. The Women's Mile was quite weak this year though.

                  Very fast hurdles races - Trey Cunningham 7.38 PB and Grace Stark 7.78, equalling Rollins's collegiate record.

                  Very much enjoyed the long runs for home to win the W Mile & W 3000 by Micaela Degenero (Colorado) & Taylor Roe (Oklahoma State) respectively.

                  But, in the W 800 what on earth was Sarah Hendrick thinking? She has a 2:01 PB and went out in 56.15 ... almost inevitably followed by a 70.46 second 400. Ouch!

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                  • When over hyped young athletes have to perform in quality competitions you will get the sort of dreadful stuff served by our GB athletes in the NCAAs, who are led to believe that going to USA is paradise to come, athletically . It ain't. They were not just slightly unimpressive, they were dreadful , frankly.

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                    • Bit harsh. Not all of the athletes mentioned were British, so clearly not just a British ‘thing’. Secondly, you do realise they’ve had to qualify for the finals (Top 16) - so at some point, they’ve performed well, even if there was a lot of underperforming at the finals. That may be down to poor peaking by the coaches, rather than the athletes!

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                      • MysteryBrick
                        MysteryBrick commented
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                        He's got an agenda to push, don't expect any sense.

                      • trickstat
                        trickstat commented
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                        The athletes concerned have little in common other than which passport they hold and are based at various colleges across a vast country. I think the only meaningful generalisation you can make is that many of them had done very well just to reach the meet.

                    • In the men's 800 at the NCAAs Yusuf Bizimana was 4th and Tiernan Crorken 5th which are respectable performances.

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                      • U23 Charlotte Payne just 2 cm off her hammer pb at the European Throwing Cup yesterday with 66.72.

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                        • RunUnlimited
                          RunUnlimited commented
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                          *Psst* Oi, Occasional Hope I think this needs to be in the 2022 Outdoor Season thread, rather than this one. Though Charlotte Payne certainly did well at chilly Leiria yesterday.

                        • Occasional Hope
                          Occasional Hope commented
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                          So it does.
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