AGREED. I was just about to post this myself. Have seen that same link at least 5 times already.
greenliner and oh great
Stop posting a NBA link that has nothing to do with Mary Cain or track and field!
Decker had two medals at Worlds, none at Olympics.
Spaghetti Dinner wrote:
Seems Dyestat names a new prep prodigy every year. But only 1 out of a 1 billion medal three times at Worlds/Olys like L.A.'s Mary Decker did.
ok. So she still has 3 more yrs before her H.S. ERA in OVER!!! Get back to us in 2014!
actually, at bronxville, 7th and 8th graders train and race with the high schoolers. so this is technically the first year of her hs era...but not really
Hold your horses!
Same goes for you too TrackCoach. Stop looking at other athletes entire high school careers and compare just their freshman year to Mary Cain's. Yes she has another 3 years in high school but her freshman year alone propels her among the greatest female high schoolers as far as TALENT!
Who besides Mary Decker and Kim Gallagher could/have run 2:03.7 800m relay leg and 4:17 open 1500m as a freshman?
Thank you. Although, since Paris was indoors, that medal was not a WC medal to begin with. It was a WIC medal, which is something different and not at the same level of competitive accomplishment.
Title IX wrote:
You guys are both right, sort of. Decker did win a third medal in 1997 in Paris but it was retroactively stripped due to the drug test. USATF exonerated her but IAAF did not.
because mary cain is faster and her stride looks like deckers.
Rac Fan wrote:
Did anyone take note of what Welsey Frazier a tenth grader out of Raleigh accomplished this past weekend? Three high quality races over three days, 5000, 2mile, then won the mile. Why are we not talking about her?
Yes, but it was her first 3000 in 2 years and her first XC season so she could easily get in the 9 teens and sub 18 for 5k. Mary is by far a better runner than Cuffe because she can do many different events and crush everyone while Cuffe's distances are limited.
I don't think she could run sub 10. Her best in a 3000 is 9:28. She doesn't have huge endurance either as when compared to Cuffe. At XC States, Cuffe 17:19.6 while Cain got 18:42.7. While Cain may have tremendous speed, I don't think she has the endurance to get the sub-10.
Word. For girls, identifying PROGRESSION IN TRAINING is more impressive than raw talent, since talent is fickle in many girls. A high school freshman who runs 5:00? Dime a dozen. But a girl who goes from 6:00 as a freshman to 5:00 as a senior has a very bright future.
James Dobson wrote:
Girls rarley progress well in HS. Jordan Hasay is unique. Just because she is fast now doesn't mean she is going to run well in College or beyond.
Look at Dana Mirabolli 4-time HS state champion in IL, nothing in college.