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  • #97968

    james
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    Gay and Blake largely yesterdays guys.

    #97972

    larkim
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    I’m sure that was going through the organiser’s mind when they set up the race.

    My mother used to say if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.

    #980101

    Gavin
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    The Women’s 100 Hurdles looks to be shaping up nicely for Berlin. Already there’s 10 sub-13 athletes this year and that’s without Dutkiewicz, Ofili, Hildebrand etc. The latest new members of the sub-13 club are two youngsters, Luca Kozak (HUN) 12.96 last weekend and Luminosa Bogliolo (ITA) 12.99 today in Savona. The European leader at the moment is the youngest of them all, Elvira Herman at 12.73.

    #980481

    RunUnlimited
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    Hmm, some faint hope in the women’s heavy throws perhaps? Looks like Divine Oladipa has managed to set a new British age-19 best in the shot putt, throwing it 17.37m at the NCAA East prelim round yesterday.

    Encouraging stuff, along with Sophia McKinna finally improving upon her personal best this year at the Commonwealth Games in the same discipline, that is some hint of good news at least for Ursus to look at… maybe. 🙂

    #980511

    RunUnlimited
    Participant

    Also some news that might put the frighteners up some of the GB sprinters in the upcoming European Championships… Looks like Italy might finally have found a sprinter who can step out from the long shadow cast by the legendary sprinter Pietro Mennea. Filippo Tortu, who will turn 20 in June, almost broke Mennea’s 39 year old 100m national record (10.01) yesterday, lowering his own Italian U-20 record to 10.03 at Savona yesterday.

    This kid is no flash in the pan… Also driving him towards that time in the race was team mate Marcell Jacobs, who himself set a new lifetime best of 10.08, which could make things spicy in the 4x100m too.

    Interesting times ahead methinks. 🙂

    #980641

    Gavin
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    Watching the NCAA D2 & the D1 Preliminary Rounds these last couple of days I’m always staggered by the athletics facilities that American universities have (it’s no wonder so many promising non-American athletes go there).
    I’m not really up on British universities so does anyone know, other than Loughborough, which British universities own their own track/stadium or have a track on campus?

    #980661

    james
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    Also some news that might put the frighteners up some of the GB sprinters in the upcoming European Championships… Looks like Italy might finally have found a sprinter who can step out from the long shadow cast by the legendary sprinter Pietro Mennea. Filippo Tortu, who will turn 20 in June, almost broke Mennea’s 39 year old 100m national record (10.01) yesterday, lowering his own Italian U-20 record to 10.03 at Savona yesterday.

    This kid is no flash in the pan… Also driving him towards that time in the race was team mate Marcell Jacobs, who himself set a new lifetime best of 10.08, which could make things spicy in the 4x100m too.

    Interesting times ahead methinks. 🙂

    Refreshing and not before time to see some Italian track talent possible, if not probable.

    #980671

    james
    Participant

    Even more amazing in the States is the sheer volume of talent on parade every year at the NCAA prelims and the potty Regionals, where they run twice this week end and finish in Eugene in a couple of weeks time.
    The East Regionals are almost over for today and well worth looking at the results on the TF site.
    Some fine sprinting, Aleia Hobbs in 10.90 for the 100m and a Trinidadian St Hilaire( did not know him.. a frosh apparently) who ran 44.55 in the 400m. What a race that will be at the NCAAs with Norman running later in the West plus Strother, Allen,etc.
    Just waiting to see if McClaughlin runs another sub 53 secs; doubt it as she has no opposition today. Noted her brother is a sub 50 secs 400m hurdler.

    #980681

    Gavin
    Participant
    Even more amazing in the States is the sheer volume of talent on parade every year at the NCAA prelims and the potty Regionals, where they run twice this week end and finish in Eugene in a couple of weeks time.
    The East Regionals are almost over for today and well worth looking at the results on the TF site.
    Some fine sprinting, Aleia Hobbs in 10.90 for the 100m and a Trinidadian St Hilaire( did not know him.. a frosh apparently) who ran 44.55 in the 400m. What a race that will be at the NCAAs with Norman running later in the West plus Strother, Allen,etc.
    Just waiting to see if McClaughlin runs another sub 53 secs; doubt it as she has no opposition today. Noted her brother is a sub 50 secs 400m hurdler.

    Yes, the talent and depth is insane.

    Just a 55.50 for Sydney this time. I just watched it and she hit the penultimate hurdle with the toe of her leading leg, very nearly causing her to fall.

    #980851

    Gavin
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    Thiam has just cleared 2.01 at Gotzis, a World Heptathlon Best!

    #980871

    Ian
    Participant

    Wow this heptathlon is proving to be fab! After the 2.01 HJ Thiam, has a SP of 15.29. Vetter then 15.91.

    #980881

    james
    Participant

    Tom Staines 1.48.04 to win his heat of the 800m in NCAA Division 2.

    #980891

    Jeremy
    Participant

    Philipo – yes, Tom Staines is someone to watch, for sure. 400 and 800.

    #980901

    Richard
    Participant
    Hmm, some faint hope in the women’s heavy throws perhaps? Looks like Divine Oladipa has <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 0); border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0); cursor: text;”>managed</span></span> to set a new British age-19 best in the shot putt, throwing it 17.37m at the NCAA East prelim round yesterday.

    Encouraging stuff, along with Sophia McKinna finally improving upon her personal best this year at the Commonwealth Games in the same discipline, that is some hint of good news at least for Ursus to look at… maybe. 🙂

    Not getting too excited just yet, but 5 of our all time top 12 are active so it’s better than it has been. Hopefully a couple can be spurred on into 18m territory, which is low end international class. Less said about the blokes the better.

    #980911

    Richard
    Participant
    Thiam has just cleared 2.01 at Gotzis, a World Heptathlon Best!

    Penny for Kat’s thoughts.

    #980921

    RunUnlimited
    Participant

    Thiam has just cleared 2.01 at Gotzis, a World Heptathlon Best!

    Penny for Kat’s thoughts.

    lol!

    Yeah, seeing results like that coming from Gotzis must be turning KJT’s stomach something fierce right now.

    Perhaps an announcement of KJT specializing in the High Jump or Long Jump will be coming sooner than expected….

    #980931

    RunUnlimited
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    Even more amazing in the States is the sheer volume of talent on parade every year at the NCAA prelims and the potty Regionals, where they run twice this week end and finish in Eugene in a couple of weeks time.
    The East Regionals are almost over for today and well worth looking at the results on the TF site.
    Some fine sprinting, Aleia Hobbs in 10.90 for the 100m and a Trinidadian St Hilaire( did not know him.. a frosh apparently) who ran 44.55 in the 400m. What a race that will be at the NCAAs with Norman running later in the West plus Strother, Allen,etc.
    Just waiting to see if McClaughlin runs another sub 53 secs; doubt it as she has no opposition today. Noted her brother is a sub 50 secs 400m hurdler.

    Yes, the talent and depth is insane.

    Just a 55.50 for Sydney this time. I just watched it and she hit the penultimate hurdle with the toe of her leading leg, very nearly causing her to fall.

    Aside from Doyle, we’d KILL for another 400m hurdler who can run 55 mids right now, what with some of our once promising crop of young hurdlers getting injured or being seriously out of form in the last couple of years.

    #980941

    RunUnlimited
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    Hmm, some faint hope in the women’s heavy throws perhaps? Looks like Divine Oladipa has <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 0); border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0); cursor: text;”>managed</span></span> to set a new British age-19 best in the shot putt, throwing it 17.37m at the NCAA East prelim round yesterday.

    Encouraging stuff, along with Sophia McKinna finally improving upon her personal best this year at the Commonwealth Games in the same discipline, that is some hint of good news at least for Ursus to look at… maybe. 🙂

    Not getting too excited just yet, but 5 of our all time top 12 are active so it’s better than it has been. Hopefully a couple can be spurred on into 18m territory, which is low end international class. Less said about the blokes the better.

    Agreed… Once one of them cracks 18 meters (and does it more than once), then perhaps we’ll start getting women’s shot putt into a position of respectability..

    As for the men…. yeah, the less said, the better.

    #980951

    hemlock
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    Thiam has just cleared 2.01 at Gotzis, a World Heptathlon Best!

    Penny for Kat’s thoughts.

    lol!
    Yeah, seeing results like that coming from Gotzis must be turning KJT’s stomach something fierce right now.
    Perhaps an announcement of KJT specializing in the High Jump or Long Jump will be coming sooner than expected….

    Kat’s thoughts: “bring it on.”
    (Only someone unsuited to sport would think anything else.)

    #980961

    Hayden
    Participant

    Some good news about Perri Shakes Drayton, she ran 52.00 today in Belgium which is her fastest time since her injury 5 years ago. Laviai Nielsen also ran 52.49 which is her fastest time outdoors since 2016

    Alex Bell 1:59:53 PB in the 800m and Seb Rodger 49.74 in the 400h

    Also 6.66m for Jazmin Sawyers, good to see her back to her usual self

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    #980981

    Richard
    Participant

    In Halle:

    Miller 77.05
    McKinna 17.37
    Wallader 17.25
    Hitchon 68.74

    #980991

    Richard
    Participant
    Thiam has just cleared 2.01 at Gotzis, a World Heptathlon Best!

    And it was a clean clearance suggesting there’s more to come.

    #981001

    RunUnlimited
    Participant

    Thiam has just cleared 2.01 at Gotzis, a World Heptathlon Best!

    Penny for Kat’s thoughts.

    lol!
    Yeah, seeing results like that coming from Gotzis must be turning KJT’s stomach something fierce right now.
    Perhaps an announcement of KJT specializing in the High Jump or Long Jump will be coming sooner than expected….

    Kat’s thoughts: “bring it on.”
    (Only someone unsuited to sport would think anything else.)

    I hope so, I really, sincerly, dearly, hope so.

    However KJT is going to have to do something that she has so far shown no signs of achieving… throwing the shot putt over 13.50m on a regular basis. Actually, scratch that… throwing the putt over 14 meters and then some is looking like a benchmark that Kat has to aim for now, regardless of how well she does in the High Jump (an event she has faltered at in major championships), or the Long Jump (same issues in recent champs).

    And that’s not even bringing up the Javelin into the equation… a discipline that Thiam and Vetter are very strong at as well.

    Do you think that KJT is capable of pulling out a 45 meter+ Javelin throw, AND a 14.50m+ Shot Putt in a competitive Heptathlon event in the next 3 or 4 years? Based on her recent performances?

    #981011

    RunUnlimited
    Participant

    9.78!!!!!

    AND PRESCOD! LOOK AT HIS TIME!

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    Damn you wind! 2.4m/s!

    Still. Prescod runs the 2nd fastest ever 100m by a British man in any wind condition!

    And to think, he had a TERRIBLE start again! He sorts that out, he’s either neck and neck with Baker and Coleman, or actually ahead of them!

    Dude’s something special!

    #981021

    Hayden
    Participant

    Wind was illegal (+2.4) but Prescod ran 9.88. Definitely the biggest male sprint prospect we have at the moment

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