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  • #81034

    Ian
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    Ah yes thanks! I forgot he did an early Decathlon in the USA. He then unfortunately had 2 NMs in the LJ in his subsequent 2 Decathlons. Lets hope for better this year.

    #81661

    Gavin
    Participant

    A reminder that the NCAA D1 Indoor Championships are live on BT Sport this weekend. There’s also repeats if you prefer.

    Day 1 live – Friday night, 11.30pm – 3.30am on BT Sport 2
    Day 1 repeat – Saturday morning, 8.30am – 12.30pm on BT Sport ESPN
    Day 2 live – Saturday night, 10pm – 1am on BT Sport 2
    Day 2 repeat – Monday evening, 5.45pm – 8.45pm on BT Sport ESPN

    The race of the championship might be the women’s 400 with Sydney McLaughlin, the world leader with 50.52, and Lynna Irby, just a shade slower at 50.62. Both of them are U20.

    They’re both in the 200 as well where Irby seems the faster (22.66 this season), and are actually drawn in the same prelim heat.

    Josh Kerr attempts to retain his indoor mile title and goes in as the warm favourite.

    Karissa Schweizer goes in the 5000 on Friday night and the 3000 on Saturday night. I’m expecting she’ll win both to add to her 3 NCAA titles. Ednah Kurgat will likely push it hard in the 5000 so it’s feasible that Schweizer could break the NCAA indoor record (Emily Sisson’s 15:12) and maybe even get very close to Jenny Simpson’s absolute NCAA record of 15:01.70. She’s in that kind of shape, I think.

    Timetable, startlists & results (Texas is 6 hours behind the UK)

    FloTrack previews:
    Men’s Sprints & Hurdles
    Men’s Distance
    Women’s Sprints & Hurdles
    Women’s Distance

    LetsRun previews:
    Men’s & Women’s 800
    Men’s & Women’s Mile
    Men’s & Women’s 3000 & 5000
    Men’s & Women’s Distance Medley Relay

    #81745

    Ian
    Participant

    Tim Duckworth at NCAA champs:
    60m 6.84 940 points
    LJ 7.74 995 points

    #81765

    david
    Participant

    Tim Duckworth ’96
    17: 6.77, 7.77, 13.09, 2.16 // 8.10, 5.26, 3.04.24 = 6165 17th best

    NR
    — 966 – 1022 – 673 – 953 /// 957 – 991 – 623
    ———————-3614

    pb: 6.77, 7.87, 13.42, 2.16 // 8.03, 5.26, 2 57 08

    18: 6.84, 7.74, 13.59pb,2.17pb
    — 940 – 995 — 703 – 963
    ——————— 3601
    13pts down on last year at present

    #81766

    james
    Participant

    and 2.17 in the HJ.He is going well

    #81767

    james
    Participant

    his 800m is sadly very poor.

    #81803

    david
    Participant

    Philipo
    I guess you mean his 1000m, not his 800m. Yes indeed but 7-secs recently knocked off his time, a gain of 70pts
    PS Power of 10 will show you that he’s never been timed over 800m

    #81804

    SteveK26
    Participant
    Philipo
    I guess you mean his 1000m, not his 800m. Yes indeed but 7-secs recently knocked off his time, a gain of 70pts
    PS Power of 10 will show you that he’s never been timed over 800m

    Duckworth was running 2-57 indoors (1000) three years ago. A major flaw in his make-up.

    #81805

    Ian
    Participant

    Looking forward to today’s 3 events. Duckworth’s first day total was impressive. Agreed his 1000m/1500m is on the slow side, but hopefully we’ll see another PB. A real talent. Is he not doing the Commonwealth Games?

    PS. When I see the word “heptathlon” , I too have to do a double take and not automatically think of the 800m 🙂

    #81809

    SteveK26
    Participant
    Looking forward to today’s 3 events. Duckworth’s first day total was impressive. Agreed his 1000m/1500m is on the slow side, but hopefully we’ll see another PB. A real talent. Is he not doing the Commonwealth Games?

    PS. When I see the word “heptathlon” , I too have to do a double take and not automatically think of the 800m :-)

    Ashley Bryant and John Lane will be in Brisbane, but no Duckworth.

    #81810

    james
    Participant
    Philipo
    I guess you mean his 1000m, not his 800m. Yes indeed but 7-secs recently knocked off his time, a gain of 70pts
    PS Power of 10 will show you that he’s never been timed over 800m

    oops!

    #81815

    david
    Participant

    Duckworth, a bit more info on this slow MD man who we hope will give it some attention and improve
    1000
    ’18 2.57.08pb, ’17 3.04.24, ’16 3.02.02, ’15 2.57.51 prev pb

    1500 – thinking of his DEC
    ’18 ——-, ’17 5.15.40, ’16 5.00.84pb

    We’ll see the result of today’s 1000 with special interest.

    Finally will he beat his GBR NR?

    #81846

    Caspar
    Participant

    He does have an obvious weakness, but let’s also focus on his unbelievable strengths – at the World Indoor Champs he’d haave been 2nd in the Heptathlon 60m, won the Long Jump and the High Jump (the latter joint with Marcel Uibo) and given he is currently attempting 5.26m at worst 4th in the Pole Vault. He looks like he’d have finished 5th there had he been entered…

    Serious talent.

    EDIT: 5.16m ended up being his final vault, so he needs a 2:58.4 1000m or better for a new British record, 2:40.9 for a World Lead and 2:29.5 for a European Record 😉

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    #81850

    james
    Participant
    He does have an obvious weakness, but let’s also focus on his unbelievable strengths – at the World Indoor Champs he’d haave been 2nd in the Heptathlon 60m, won the Long Jump and the High Jump (the latter joint with Marcel Uibo) and given he is currently attempting 5.26m at worst 4th in the Pole Vault. He looks like he’d have finished 5th there had he been entered…

    Serious talent.

    Undoubtedly a fine talented athlete and so is KJT.
    Its in need of developing accompanied by other attributes to get towards the top.His record of screw ups is a little worrying, but early days, I suppose.

    #81856

    SteveK26
    Participant

    Indeed he is.
    But whilst he has an event thats going to score 560 points right at the end, losing him 200-300 points on his serious rivals, its curtains, isn’t it? How do you overcome that?

    He needs to get to at least 4-30 or better.

    #81857

    Caspar
    Participant
    He does have an obvious weakness, but let’s also focus on his unbelievable strengths – at the World Indoor Champs he’d haave been 2nd in the Heptathlon 60m, won the Long Jump and the High Jump (the latter joint with Marcel Uibo) and given he is currently attempting 5.26m at worst 4th in the Pole Vault. He looks like he’d have finished 5th there had he been entered…

    Serious talent.

    EDIT: 5.16m ended up being his final vault, so he needs a 2:58.4 1000m or better for a new British record, 2:40.9 for a World Lead and 2:29.5 for a European Record ;-)

    I didn’t appreciate just how bad over 1000m Tim Duckworth was… He looked awful, but still managed a PB of 2:56.23 for a new British Heptathlon record of 6188! 2 guys over 6000 behind him and 2 over 5900 behind that, very deep competition!

    #81858

    james
    Participant
    He does have an obvious weakness, but let’s also focus on his unbelievable strengths – at the World Indoor Champs he’d haave been 2nd in the Heptathlon 60m, won the Long Jump and the High Jump (the latter joint with Marcel Uibo) and given he is currently attempting 5.26m at worst 4th in the Pole Vault. He looks like he’d have finished 5th there had he been entered…

    Serious talent.

    EDIT: 5.16m ended up being his final vault, so he needs a 2:58.4 1000m or better for a new British record, 2:40.9 for a World Lead and 2:29.5 for a European Record ;-)

    6188 points; a new Brit record ????

    #81859

    Caspar
    Participant

    Yep, new British record.

    And a second British win of the evening as Josh Kerr dominates the Mile final with a 26.7 second last 200 to win by over a second. Neil Gourley (who anchored the winning DMR team yesterday) was 7th.

    #81865

    Gavin
    Participant

    Whoah! New WR in the Men’s 400 – Michael Norman (previous iPB 45.00) in 44.52, taking down Kerron Clements’ 44.57.

    #81866

    james
    Participant
    Whoah! New WR in the Men’s 400 – Michael Norman (previous iPB 45.00) in 44.52, taking down Kerron Clements’ 44.57.

    Absurd… 7 guys at 45.81 or better.
    Norman is a great talent but I am looking at Bloomfield, the young Jamaican, and expecting good things in the next few years. The Jamaicans will be right behind the Americans in the next while with Francis, Bloomfield and Allen.

    #81868

    Gavin
    Participant

    Another World Junior record for Sydney Mac, 50.36. However, Kendall Ellis ran an American record, 50.34, in the first section of the 2 section final.

    I don’t like these 2 section finals in the 200 & 400. If you’re going to have 2 section Finals at least put the best runners together in the same race.

    #81871

    Gavin
    Participant
    Absurd… 7 guys at 45.81 or better.
    Norman is a great talent but I am looking at Bloomfield, the young Jamaican, and expecting good things in the next few years. The Jamaicans will be right behind the Americans in the next while with Francis, Bloomfield and Allen.

    Yeah, could be a great crop of Jamaican 400 runners though in recent years they seem to have a had a lot with great promise in the 400 who haven’t performed to their best at the big events?

    #81874

    Caspar
    Participant
    Another World Junior record for Sydney Mac, 50.36. However, Kendall Ellis ran an American record, 50.34, in the first section of the 2 section final.

    I don’t like these 2 section finals in the 200 & 400. If you’re going to have 2 section Finals at least put the best runners together in the same race.

    I understand what you’re saying, although the issue with indoor running is that the inner lanes are such a hindrance it isn’t necessarily fair on the inside athletes. Also, it is incredibly conducive to fast times, as you just have to go all out!

    #81875

    Gavin
    Participant
    I understand what you’re saying, although the issue with indoor running is that the inner lanes are such a hindrance it isn’t necessarily fair on the inside athletes. Also, it is incredibly conducive to fast times, as you just have to go all out!

    Fair point. I didn’t think of that!

    #81880

    Gavin
    Participant

    Collegiate records in all the Men’s & Women’s 200s and 400s!

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