I'd say Beckwith is just as much the future as Wright. She ran the 200/400 in HS and didn't even run the 800 until fairly recently (once she gave up soccer for good). She's going to get even better with more experience at the distance and also with more aerobic training.
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Thanks to Microsoft, CBS, and NCAA for screwing up the internet feed so the 12 of us track fans nationwide who wanted to watch Phoebe Wright's historic win just missed history.
WOW what a race for her at the Pre Classic!!!! 1:58.22 ahead of Alysia Johnson, Anna Willard etc!
Amazing for someone who started out as a walk on. She is the future of track and field!
Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1 SAVINOVA, Mariya RUS 1:57.56 WL,MR 4 2
2 LANGAT, Nancy Jebet KEN 1:57.75 PB 2 5
3 JEPKOSGEI, Janeth KEN 1:57.84 SB 7 1
4 WRIGHT, Phoebe USA 1:58.22 PB
5 JOHNSON, Alysia USA 1:58.84 PB
6 PIERCE, Anna USA 1:59.42
7 SINCLAIR, Kenia JAM 1:59.55 1 6
8 JAMAL, Maryam Yusuf BRN 1:59.89
9 VESSEY, Maggie USA 1:59.90 SB
10 ROWBURY, Shannon USA 2:00.47 PB
11 JELIMO, Pamela KEN 2:03.14
SHINKINS, Karen IRL DNF