Slagowski ran his fastest lap. a 57, FOR HIS THIRD LAP... BY HIMSELF.
Now think of what this means. If a strength guy is going to burn off a speed guy, it has to be done somewhere on the third lap. As anyone who races the mile knows, for a speed guy that is the most painful place in all Existence. Yet Slagowski took head-on, purely for the benefit of time, and vanquished it. What exactly would Hunter have to unleash to drop Slagowski once and for all? A 55? A 153 final 800? Hunter is amazing, but I'm not sure that this is cut-and-dried in any scenario you care to concoct.
Slagowski really threw a curveball out there last weekend. Let's see how it plays out.