THEY ARE 17. LET THEM BE.
THIS THREAD MAKES ME UNREASONABLY ANGRY. I'M NOT A TOUHEY OR YOUNG FAN AND I JUST THINK THIS TOPIC IS ABSURD. THEY ARE NOT OLYMPIC HOPEFULS, THEY ARE MAYBE NCAA HOPEFULS.
It seems the transition from high school to college to pros is far dicier for girls than guys.
Yes but it is also really dicey for guys also . Lets look at the NXN list
Go into more depth. Drill down to the complete results of all of those races. One thing you'll notice is how many of those names you've never heard of again. Here's an example:
I hate to agree with Malmo, but this response is absolutely correct.
In three years, we'll already have a dozen "is update" or "whatever happened to" threads on both.
this post & this website suck.
I'm not going to apologize for analyzing the prospects of the top 2 HSers in the country. At Letsrun we celebrate the elite side of the sport and they are elite. If they don't want the scrutiny, then don't run the races. There is no mandate that they run in a free marketing event for Nike.
I didn't say Tuohy wasn't amazing. I've just consistently refused to join the hype train for the last 2+ years. After watching HS phenom after phenom not make it, after Mary Cain, I decided, "Enough is enough. I'm not going there again." People were going ga-ga over her and wondering why we weren't talking more about her. I was like, "Because she's a 15-16 year old HS girl." Now that she's come back to earth a little bit, people are mad that we even mention her.
But the reason why I came back here is I have an update from my original post.
The Tully Speed ratings for this year's race are out and Tully got a 163. In 2018, she won with a 167. In 2017, she won with a 172. Remember, each point is worth three seconds so that means that according to the Tully Speed Ratings, the Tuohy of 2017 would have beaten the Tuohy of 2019 by 27 seconds.
What about the conditions of the race? I heard the conditions were pretty bad this year. I also heard she gained some weight and muscle so she could be building up for shorter races. You're also blaming them for running, saying that if they don't want the scrutiny then don't run. That seems like what any self righteous jerk would say. A lot of the articles and discussions tend to get rude and disrespectful on this site. If anyone know a better site, feel free to share it with me since I'm done with this one.