What is he talking about? Making it to Nationals? There is no national qualifying mark in the half marathon. What a bunch of crap[/quote]
Do you doubt he raced and one it?
Are you? Or are you him?
I love Yahoo! wrote:
I'm sure he's referring to the giving up a spot to the Nationals part, not whether or not he raced and won the Davis Stampede...
I'm pretty sure that is what "doubter" thought (and I am not he/she).
Where is Hotbot? wrote:
Are you? Or are you him?
Because the name he used "doubter" suggests that he is doubting his abilities like many others have done on the various threads regarding his accomplishment or lack thereof.
I'll bet you don't say anything about the pure ignorance shown by hispanics who constantly mispronounce words in English.
The second pronounciation (like German Silva, etc). It's one thing for someone with no connection to Hispanic culture to mispronounce it like that (iut of pure ignorance, sure) but it's another for Rich Gonzalez to do so.
Google IS Easy wrote:
What is he talking about? Making it to Nationals? There is no national qualifying mark in the half marathon. What a bunch of crap
There was no true state meet for XC in CA up through the 70's. It's a safe bet someone like Hulst for example would have run faster than Davis or Fernandez. Fernandez's real ability won't be measured until he gets on the track where real men sort things out.
Z. Mubowie wrote:
Not every prep Californian in prep xc history has run this course.
Sorry for the confusion; I meant to say 2.91 for the new course, but 2.95 from the old course slipped into my mind. I was doing the previous post all off memory, but from running this course (new) about 12 times, I can say that the conversion is correct, but I would give directly about 17 seconds, if I remember. As to Jeff Nelson, he was doing 110 mile weeks his senior year, even if he started late. I agree with the valid point that Hulst, etc did not run on this course, but I have to say that looking at most anyone to come through CA history, they would be hard-pressed to run 14:24 at Woodward. Finally, the track is where things really come out and Rupp's 13:37 is going to be a tough number to handle, even for someone of German's status. I wouldn't be surprised though, if he just continued on with the regular season as opposed to getting in some fancy races with pros like Rupp, Ritz, and Nelson did--he just doesn't seem like that kind of runner to me. Cali track season is long enough. We may never have a solid track 5k time to compare him. It's safe to say though, that if he has the race that he did at Woodward at Balboa, no one is going to beat him.
C. Riley wrote:
The new Mt.Sac course is 2.91 and it's an 18 to 20 second conversion.
That converts the old course time to a 14:14 on the new course
Nelson didn't start until his Soph. year, and sat out most of his junior year.
I garuntee you that they were in our race that year.
trafeh and dunn were D3
I'm not really sure what you are talking about.
After reading this thread, imagine if this kid had some guidance at the high school level. Man, what a disservice! At least it's not too late, but man, the wonderment.
My guess is that you are a troll, but note that the San Joaquin Valley is not on the coast -- it might be 100-200 miles to a good place to surf, depending on where he lives, which is not quite walking distance.
why havnt you guys answered my question i want to know if he surfs
So much of what you wrote is wrong. Derrick is very smart, German is only 17.
xc fan wrote:
German only beat Hasay by 1:29 seconds at the West Regionals! She's a beast! I believe Hasay will break the footlocker record next weekend! Could German be alittle overrated? I better Derrick's SAT is twice as high as Germans too. Must suck to be the second best runner in the country and can't get into any schools DIV I b/c his grades and test scores!!! Plus he's 19 yrs old soon! Does that makes Derrick 2 years younger then German? Listen to Derrick talk then listen to German talk, who would y want for a teammate? A smart, total team player or German a injury pron athlete that will need lots a tutoring in class that might not be there for all 4 years. Six days till Footlocker Nationals, I can't wait!!!