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2010 non-British outdoor season (pre-Diamond Leag. outdoors)

Postby shivfan » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:23 am

:lol:
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Postby shivfan » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:25 am

Here's a promising start by some Jamaican youngsters on the US college circuit....

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/2010 ... orts8.html

Shermaine Williams took the 100-metre hurdles in 13.45 seconds, then copped the 200 in 24.63 seconds, running into a negative 2.2 mps wind.

"Also competing for Johnson C. Smith University were two members of last year's Kingston College winning team at the Boys' and Girls' Championships, Akino Ming and Winston Brown. Ming captured the 400 metres in 47.60 seconds, while Brown had a third-place finish in 48.42 seconds. Another former Kingston College athlete, Green, who was a member of Jamaica's team to last year's World Championships in Berlin, won the men's 400-metre hurdles in 50.59 seconds. At the Bulls Invitational meet in Tampa, Florida, former Immaculate Conception High sprinter, Jeffrey, representing Florida State University, captured the women's 100 in 11.71 seconds. She returned later to take second in the 200 metres in 24.20 seconds."

And at the Carolina Classic in Puerto Rico, the Texas A&M pair of Ruddock and Sutherland had good wins. Competing in a negative wind of 2.1 metres per second, Ruddock clocked 13.50 seconds for victory in the women's 100-metre hurdles. Sutherland landed the 400-metre hurdles, stopping the clock at 58.42 seconds.
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Postby usedtoit33 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:29 pm

How about calling the thread "International outdoor season" or "Results from overseas", the latter being in a grand AW tradition. :lol:

But fantastic idea for a thread shivfan! ;)
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Postby Kermit » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:49 pm

Or - Read it in the news UK and read it in the news Overseas. That's why I set up those threads it does exactly what you guys are trying to set up now!

BTW I think I should warn you, there will be forthcoming threads relating to Diamond League and the World Athletics Tour (as there was last season), therefore making this thread and the UK version redundant.

Also indoor videos will be posted as soon as I have a spare 3 or 4 hours to trawl through them!
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Postby Oleg » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:05 pm

Does it matter?!
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Postby shivfan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:48 am

How about 'pre-Diamond League outdoors'?
:D
I started this thread as a gentle joke, of course....
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But we could use this to discuss some of the outdoor results leading up to the Diamond League, until Kermit starts the "World Athletics Tour" thread.
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Postby Oleg » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:02 pm

Is Kermit the boss?
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Postby lsabre » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:47 pm

*chuckle* Your thread must be a first in comprising so many prefixes Shivfan!!!!!
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Postby Kermit » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:13 pm

No Oleg - are you? You make enough comments about what you like and don't like about the site, the content of the posts in threads, especially last year and I said nowt, so why can't I do so now?
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Postby Oleg » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:19 pm

Kermit wrote:No Oleg - are you? You make enough comments about what you like and don't like about the site, the content of the posts in threads, especially last year and I said nowt, so why can't I do so now?


"BTW I think I should warn you, there will be forthcoming threads relating to Diamond League and the World Athletics Tour (as there was last season), therefore making this thread and the UK version redundant."

That's telling people that they mustn't start threads before you do because yours are more important. I just find it funny - sorry.
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Postby MarkC » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:23 pm

It's not where the posts go that's most important, but how fast they are online once the news breaks.

Rumour has it that some posters are moving house closer to the local exchange to give themselves that split second advantage.

(gratefull to all who do provide info though, must admit)
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Postby Kermit » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:28 pm

Oleg - It may of sounded a little pompous but yes there was a separate thread for all of those events last year with the exception of the Diamond League. The videos when found went into those related threads. I thought you would remember that as it was you who raised the biggest complaint about reading the IAAF reports (a move that prompted Read It in The News - thank you).

Also, if you put Diamond League into the forum's search engine you will find that the thread has been up and running for some time.
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Postby shivfan » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:26 am

lsabre wrote:*chuckle* Your thread must be a first in comprising so many prefixes Shivfan!!!!!

:lol:
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Postby shivfan » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:28 pm

No thread on the Diamond League yet? Until one comes up, here's some news on the opening DL in Qatar on May 14....

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/2010 ... orts6.html

Asafa Powell and Sanya Richards have confirmed....

"Other big names likely to appear at the Qatar Sports Club include Croatian high jump queen Blanka Vlasic, Russian pole vault phenomenon Yelena Isinbayeva, and Ethiopian long-distance king Kenenisa Bekele."
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Postby jambob » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:36 pm

Even better news!!

Clash of the 100m titans Diamond League, Brussels 27 August.
Bolt, Powell and Gay are all in the line up.

http://tinyurl.com/yflnxkn :D
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Postby shivfan » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:22 am

I see Kermit has kindly helped me to find the DL thread....
:D
In the meantime, Jeter wants to warm up by running in the Jamaican Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston on May 1.

http://www.radiojamaica.com/content/view/26277/48/

That could be tasty!
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Postby lsabre » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:58 am

I've been most impressed by Amecican Jason Young's huge early season throw of 69.90m in the discus only a few days ago, a mere 10cm shy of the 70m landmark. That's world class throwing by any means as such distances have come far and few between these days so I'm intrigued to see how far he's going to reach this season, with 70m looking at his mercy at the moment. He's 29 years of age by the way.

Also, Tavaris Tate, not 20 until late December, stormed to 44.86 secs over 400m for a most promising start to his outdoor campaign, while 20-year-old Tilahun Regassa (ETH) looks like a new star in the shaping on account of that scorching 59:19 over the half-marathon!
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Postby trevorp » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:24 pm

lsabre, thanks for the news of Jason Young's huge throw. Does anyone know any more about him? A brief look at his IAAF biography:

http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/biographie ... index.html

shows that his season's best throws all seem to be very early each year, and also seems to indicate that he's not made it to any major championships. What an enigma! It's always a great shame to see an athlete with such talent underachieve.
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Postby lsabre » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:47 pm

You're very welcome Trevorp, the guy happens to have got his own blog, so here you are:

http://jasondiscus.blogspot.com/

This is also his Texas Tech profile, in his third year as assistant strength and conditioning coach:

http://www.texastech.com/sports/c-track/mtt/young_jason01.html
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Postby lsabre » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:42 am

Some top class hurdling at the ongoing Florida Relays; Queen Harrison has pipped Demu Cherry on the line to snatch the women's 100mh in a fast 12.65 secs (1.5 m/s), fastest time in the world this season. The latter was just a mere hundredth of a second shy.

David Oliver was quick to emulate Harrison's feat several minutes later by way of a world-leader of 13.32 secs (0.4m/s) in the men's high hurdles.

Jeff Demps also swept to the top of the world rankings with 10.11 secs (1.4m/s) in the men's 100m while Johnny Dutch impressed over 400mh in 49.52 secs.
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Postby lsabre » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:00 am

It was quite windy, yes, but check out these times at the 100m Invitational race at the Texas Relays (3.8m/s)!

1.Ivory Williams 9.88
2.Mark Jelks 9.99
3.Rae Edwards 10.05
4.Alonso Edward 10.08
5.Brendan Christian (ANT) 10.08

Former Brit Gerald Phiri posted a legal 10.17 secs (0.6m/s) to win the University final dash.

There were also legal times on a perfect tailwind of 2.0m/s for Gaby Mayo (11.13) and Samantha Henry (11.18) in the women's 100m...

Ryan Braithwaite also ran a windy 13.33 secs (3.8m/s) over the men's high hurdles.
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Postby mump boy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:42 am

Oleg wrote:Is Kermit the boss?


in my opinion the answer should be yes
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Postby lsabre » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:15 am

Jeff Demps dashes to the fastest time in the world over 100m this season (10.11) at the Florida Relays (note that sprints and hurdles were run up the home straight!)

http://www.flotrack.org/videos/coverage/view_video/236784/324088

Here, Queen Harrison and Demu Cherry fight it out to the wire over the women's high hurdles, setting the two fastest times in the world in the process:

http://www.flotrack.org/videos/coverage/view_video/236784/324088

Queen Harrison makes the double by winning the 400mh as well (56.06):

http://www.flotrack.org/videos/coverage/view_video/236784/324133

Johnny Dutch wins the men's 400mh in 49.52 secs:

http://www.flotrack.org/videos/coverage/view_video/236784/324133
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Postby shivfan » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:14 pm

Kerron Stewart ran a 400 at the Auburn University games....

http://www.radiojamaica.com/content/view/26295/48/

"Olympic and world championship 100 metre silver medalist Kerron Stewart was a winner at the Tiger Classic Meet at Auburn University in the United States on Saturday. Stewart clocked 52.69 seconds to win the women's 400 metres."

And....

"Jovanne Jarrett posted 11.47 seconds for second in the women's 100 metres and 23.55 secondd for third place in the 200 metres. Vonette Dixon 13.08 seconds was second in the women's 100 metre hurdled while Richard Phillips with 13.61 seconds was also second in the men's 110 meter hurdles."

Finally....

"Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown is scheduled to contest two events at the 83rd Annual Kansas Relays on Saturday April 17. A two-time Olympic champion, Campbell-Brown will contest the 200 metres before competing in the women's invitational 4x400 meter relay."
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Postby roseben » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:12 pm

Youngs best throw in 2009 was 61.76 in Texas on 30th April. but 65.84 in 2008 also in April in Texas. 9th in last 2 Olympic Trials.

The other throws were 3 fouls and his first throw was just over 57 metres

Most of the fans on TFN point out that he got a perfect wind.
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Postby lsabre » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:26 pm

Very good run by Kerron Stewart over 400m (52.69 secs), forgot to mention that earlier!
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Postby roseben » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:57 pm

Must be Ivory Williams first effort since his 3 months penalty for cocaine use or whatever.
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Postby Maza1987 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:46 am

Kirani James runs 45.02
http://www.trackalerts.com/?p=7200
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Postby lsabre » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:17 am

Let me add that this was an Area Junior Record by Kirani James!

Was quite impressed by Texas A&M's 42.56 secs over the girls 4x100m at the Texas Relays during the weekend, a time good enough to at least make any given top flight final. That mark came through a Jeneba Tarmoh, Porcha Lucas, Dominique Duncan and Gabby Mayo formation - the latter also netted the fastest time in the world in the women's dash with 11.13 secs at the same meet.
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Postby shivfan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:52 pm

That was an excellent run by Kirani James at the Carifta Games!

Trinidad's Jehue Gordon is also doing well....

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/CA ... RY_7521634

"Trinidadian Jehue Gordon delivered as promised, smashing his own 400 metres hurdles record to convincingly win the event at the 39th CARIFTA Games here last night. The gifted 18-year-old put the race to bed as a contest after 200 metres before racing unchallenged to the finish to clock a new championship record of 49.76 seconds at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex."
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