In the quote above, we are quoting the article which summarizes Tygart on that key point and doesn't quote him directly on that point. "We know that these innocent sources are out there,” Tygart said. “We need to work just as hard to exonerate the innocent as we do pursuing the true cheaters.”
*MB: Travis Tygart doesn't think Shelby Houlihan is a doper
CAS found said many of Houlihan's arguments were "possible but unlikely" and before ultimately concluding her "explanation presupposes a cascade of factual and scientific improbabilities, which means that its composite probability is (very) close to zero."
*Guardian *AW *BBC *Daily Mail *Full CAS Decision
CAS: "“The explanation presupposes a cascade of factual and scientific improbabilities, which means that its composite probability is (very) close to zero."
‘If I’m in 3:54 shape, there’s no way I don’t medal.’ You know, statistically or historically, in races that should medal.”
*MB: LOL: Shelby Houlihan: The pandemic hasn't changed that much for me as I'm a member of the BTC and we never race anyways
Originally Houlihan wsa just going to go for sub-15 in Heusden, but as the season progressed Jerry Schumacher steadily dropped the goal which forced Shalane Flanagan to "cram fitness" to be able to pace her.
“Going into the (U.S. Olympic) trials last year, I had written on the mirror, ‘I will be an Olympian,’ ‘’
Wheating beat out US's Daniel Winn by .35-seconds to get the gold while in the women's 1500 Rachel Schneider and Shelby Houlihan also went 1-2 for Team USA. Lolo Jones won the 100H in 12.63 as Barbara Pierre won the 100 (11.12).
Clayton Murphy and Ryan Martin both won their 800 heats as did Chanelle Price.
*Throwers win gold during first Morning Session at NACAC Lolo Jones had the fastest time in the heats of the 100mH.
*Team USA prepares for NACAC Champs Andrew Wheating in the 1500, Lopez Lomong in the 5000, Shelby Houlihan and Rachel Schneider (1500), Ashley Higginson and Shalaya Kipp (steeple), Andy Bayer and Stanley Kebenei (steeple).
Aussie Jeff Risley won the Morton Mile over Pat Casey in 3:57.09. Ireland's Ciara Mageean won the mile in 4:30.64 as Shelby Houlihan was 3rd (4:31.79). In the 800s, Ireland's Karl Griffin ran 1:47.47 to beat Mike Rutt (1:47.60) and Robby Andrews (1:47.80). New Zealand's World University Games champ Angela Petty won in 1:59.89. Australia's Sam Mcentee took the 3000 in 7:48.35 as Will Geoghegan was 2nd (7:48.79). *Full Results
US athletes in action include Robby Andrews, Jordan McNamara and Shelby Houlihan.
In the men's 400, Texas A&M's Bralon Taplin ran 44.80 to beat teammate Deon Lendore (45.18). *Full Results
Houlihan, who is from Iowa, fell in love with ASU because she hates winter.
*MB: Louis Q on Houlihan: I think she’s very similar to Jenny Simpson in that she can run everything from the 800 to the 5k.
A lot of collegiate leads were set including Collins Kibet 1:46.87 in the 800, Shelby Houlihan 4:14 1500, Emily Oren 10:04 steeple, Benard Keter 8:47 steeple, Willy Fink 13:51 5000, Samantha George 15:51 5000.
Houlihan: “I felt really good today, ran a PR by two seconds at 9:03. It felt really easy, I ran consistently with 36s through every lap. It was good to get out there and open up fast, have more confidence going into where I am in training right now." *Full Results
She beat Bates by just under 3-seconds while Cranny was 14-seconds back.
Houlihan says losing at Wisconsin really took the pressure off her for the rest of the season, but she's going into Regionals and Nationals trying to win.