RE: Magnificent mile at Pre 6/29/2010 11:27AM
Do you honestly think Wheating has done ANYTHING that could even remotely warrant him being included in a field of that caliber? F*** no.
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Agreed. This field is loaded, and Wheating would look very out of place.
Not for an American 800 olympian going against the best 1500/milers in the world. There is no argument you can make for Wheating on an international 1500 level that would ever warrant him being added to this field. In a year or two when he has been pro and busts some fast times as I am sure he will, yeah he'll be in this field. This year, no way, he doesn't deserve it YET.
If Wheating dropped a 3:35/3:34 (3:53/3:52)which would be huge for him, he would still be almost 5 seconds back at the end of the field. How can you say such a guy deserves to be in this field. That's just crazy and stupid too. And American Olympians are not the same class as a a B-string Kenyan in the 1500 with the exception of Webb in a good year.
Also, to the earlier poster who mentioned Webb, and letting him in as a high school kid, there is a big difference between a high school star going under 4 minutes in the US than a senior in college. Also, Wheating still couldn't even now run 3:53, so comparing Wheating to someone who was faster in high school than he is as a senior in college isn't helping your case.
These guys are gonna go through half way in ~ 1:52. Most NCAA guys would blow up after that point...with the exception of German Fernandez. I don't think Wheating has a prayer if he is running this.
Exactly! "But oh, Wheating deserves to be in heat 1 because he CAN run faster. He went through rounds and doubled blah blah blah" Morons.