100h is super-competitive, even though Pearson is an all-time great.
Lopes-Schleip second in something like 12.64, after giving birth. Holy crap. Olympic year!
Not sure I get your exact drift.
To my mind, the hurdles is incredibly technical. While not a hurdles expert, I have run them, but I wouldn't say that I could critique a hurdles performance from a technical perspective.
All I know is perfection when I see it, and that was Pearson last year.
Foster-Hylton's form looked pretty damn good to me--could it not be her technical quality that got her the time? I know how it looks...how SHE looks...but IMHO women can go at a pretty high level for a pretty long time if they really make an effort. 37 is IMHO not too old for a well-trained and injury-free woman to be turning in PR-type performances in a technical event.
I'm not any sort of apologist for the JAAA Skunk Works, but in this case, it might actually be training, ability, and execution. We'll see what the rest of the season brings.