Men's preview is out.
Men's preview is out.
I was hoping to have a pick to disagree with but you have the same winners I would have for the distance events. As far as the team title I see it as Georgia's to lose and Arkansas' as the one to be able to pull off the upset. I will say that Godwin seems to have trouble making finals and Bolings long jump performance can be a little inconsistent.
If texas compete like they should i see them having a shot at top 4 for team placing. Georgia has out all their eggs on Boling having a great meet the NCAA is too deep to bet on one athlete. Especially in the sprints
Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but it is very tough to focus on running 60m-400m and also taking the beating LJ puts on you. Also, the ideal long jump approach involves steady oscillation and a patient drive phase that doesn't translate well between the runway and starting from blocks. He has crazy potential in the LJ but his focus on doing every sprint race he can certainly is a challenge that many don't quite understand. If Boling has a good day he can definitely put up close to 35 points for Georgia, but that will definitely take demonstrating a level of consistency in his approach that he has understandably struggled with. Even Grant Holloway seemed to hate the LJ for this particular reason despite his immense potential. The sprints are more attractive to folks and handling the transition between them and the jumps takes a level of enthusiasm for the long jump that is difficult to maintain when you're having so much success in the sprints. There are of course exceptions to this but it is rare to see someone perform at the Olympic level in all of the sprints and the long jump within the same year
I'm not going to argue with someone whose registered name is jumpsdoctor lol. I wasn't ever good enough or interested enough in the jumps to go deep into the form and technique in HS. But I remember that my approach could vary as much as 5' in practice vs meet day. It'll be interesting to see once Boling graduates/decides to go pro if he will give any consideration to long jump.
Anass Essayi you're talking about in the article is a black box for me right.
We don't know much about his conditions after his recent move to USA.
(probably not stabilized with the system yet).
He probably has more experience from youth than a lot of people.
As you can see, he ranked 5 in the U18 World Championship 2017 in Nairobi
Do you have to pay for the stream?
It is letting me play it so I guess not
Did Davis forget his uniform at home? Just wearing a t-shirt
Wow I really don't like that uniform. Good for him though making it through to the final.
Heat 1 was interesting/exciting in the men's mile. I think Basten from Drake could be in the mix if the final is 3:56 or slower. Beatlejuice looked not confident in his tactics, but he sure looks fit.
Wonder what happened to Fogg...something looked off.
Heat 2. Great move from Spanish Rocket on the backstretch in the 2nd to last lap. Set himself up well at the bell.
Tactics weren't as good from Kipsang and Brown but they were able to kick their way into the final.
You have to wonder why heat 2 didn't organize just a little to get 8 guys under 3:59.
Reed MF Brown to the finals he's going to win calling it now
Flexing. Didn't even need his singlet.
Micah Williams botched the 60m start, that's too bad he probably wouldve won
The 60 was wild. He false starts and then the #1 seed (who kind of got in on a false start) also false starts. I wanted to see if the Tech guy Terrence Jones was legit or not.
We are posting video interviews from Birmingham up on youtube.
Do they just advance 4 people to the 400m final or do they have two sections of 4 by time?
2 sections of 4, winner can come from either
And Godwin didn’t qualify for the 400 final, can’t say I’m surprised. I am surprised that Patterson isn’t a better indoor 400m runner since he has a 6.68 60m and a sub 32 300m.