Why don't you try adding up IAAF points from their best distance? Using a 10:55 for Alexa just shows how disingenuous you are being. If McLaughlin had hung on to her pace she would have run in 17 flat. It wasn't tactical. They were strung out in 2008.
For the record, Bates said she was very disappointed Ephraimson beat her.
figure outer wrote:
Only one of the 2008 girls broke 4:40/10:00 on the track, this time around there are three that have/will, one of which is a world jr medalist.
Did you even look up the facts? What a ridiculous statement, NONE of this year's girls have gone sub 10. And you can't predict the future; possibly none of them will ever accomplish it (Chelsey Sveinsson, Amber Trotter come to mind.)
Jordan Hasay: 9:52
Ashley Brasovan: 10:15
Kathy Kroeger: 10:24
Sarah Baxter: 10:06
Elise Cranny: 10:38
Alexa and Elise are primarily milers but even then, they are currently both slower than Jordan Hasay was after her junior year.
I'm looking forward to this year's NXN girls final more than the boys but calling it the best lineup ever is incorrect.