Still mid distance wrote:
C'mon guys. Cas ran an American record and was only .4 secs off the all time indoor world best. Although the 600m is a specialty event, the ar record at any distance is an admirable achievement in its own right. Full stop.
Cas was second last year at us outdoor 800 champs. He got beat by Duane Solomon who has a 800 pr 3 secs faster than cas. Not sure why posters think he has trouble peaking. Seems like he is just well suited to 600m distance. Give the guy some well deserved credit-
You're right about the American record. Well done Cas.
But seriously, you're not sure why posters think he has trouble peaking? How many times did he put up big race performances mid-season then bomb at indoor and outdoor NCAAs? That's why he has that reputation. A second place finish at USATF in a non-championship year isn't enough to change that yet.