Disappointment also for Lorraine Ugen who could manage only 11.60 to finish 22nd of 24. Let's hope she does better in LJ. Ese Okoro also failed to make the final but equalled her PB of 57.61 (which she set in Des Moines in April!)
The heats results for the 1 and 400m mens and womens are awesome, but field eventers are some way behind the sprinters is it the glory of the blue ribband events that draws athletes to these the easiest of events, or the technical difficulty and long time required to master them that puts them off of learning field events?
Would it prove productive to offer bigger incentives for the field eventers?
The sprints have always been the best events. Many of the field events are not that good and when i was over thre, there were many complaints about all americans places been achieved by non americans in the hammer event one year! The field events vary in quality as do some of the distance races but running fromA-B in under a minutes work has always been their strong points