Ah Ha wrote:
To say that Cory Mcgee has no business being on the team is a ridiculous and ignorant statement. She has every right to be on the team as she qualified. Thank you very much. Where do some of you get this stuff?
That's true. Rowbury had a bad day. But who do you think has a better chance to medal in the 1500? My money would be on Rowbury.
So true. The final at nationals was a joke. It wasn't a 1500m race. It was a 200m race. If Rowbury would have wound up the pace with 800 to go (since no one else wanted to) she would have weeded out the weaker runners (yes, that includes McGee).
Why do I say this? Because McGee just ran a race in Belgium where she got the B standard. That race was about the same pace with 400 to go as the race in Monaco. Instead of closing the last 400 in 59-61 like the USA ladies did in Monaco, McGee closed in 67+. She faded terribly in the last lap because she couldn't handle the hot pace.
There is no doubt that Rowbury would be a much better representative for the USA at 1500m over McGee. McGee needs to run a lot stronger than she has to prove me wrong.
Now it will be interesting to see how Rowbury does at 5000m in Moscow. After today, I think she could be the top American in that event, but the Africans are going to be hard to medal against at that distance.