Should have had pacing lights
They needed something to show the pacers how to control themselves in the first 200-400.
That killed the whole chance of a fast time right there.
Not that 3:49 was slow but 1:52/1:57 isn’t the way to do it.
And when that 1:52 was 55/57 even worse.
It may have been 54/57 at 800m.
They basically went out at 3:40 mile pace.
Well, to be fair, they weren't gunning for 3:49 -- they were shooting for 3:46.
If he had run 3:46 tonight, those splits would have been 1:52.??/1:54.??.
So while, sure, they went out too fast, I am not too down on the pacers. Centrowitz just wasn't/isn't in 3:46 shape right now -- and THAT WAS THE GOAL OF TONIGHT