There wasn't that big of a lesson taught here:
Pre is my favorite wrote:
I wasn't trolling, so shut up. I think if the race went slow he'd be taught a lesson over the final 400.
Is there anybody on Letsrun who has any understanding of this sport at all?
He would most likely make the team. He is definitely in 3:32 shape at best.
I don't think you understand what strength is. Rupp having superior aerobic ability would hardly be affected by prelims.
coach d wrote:
Championship meets have heats, which give the advantage to the kickers. Rupp can run a single race off so-called "strength", but by the finals everyone is sub-par and the strength runners don't have the same aerobic strength to make up for a lack of kick.
I suspect that Rupp surprised Robby at Occidental and I doubt it would happen again. I'm picking Robby, Torrence, and Manzano in that order.