Enlighten me, please wrote:
rose colored boy wrote:
It bodes well for her in that she should have gained confidence from her best performance on the world stage. Finishing within a second of Hellen Obiri is a terrific effort. Means she may be more psychologically equipped to go with the leaders in the 1500m.
While she is still a way behind the best in the world, she's clearly much closer than she was last summer.
Nicely put. Thank you. I agree completely. Today's results are very encouraging. They show Houlihan's last few races aren't flukes. As you say, she has improved, and is much closer to the best than she was just last summer.
I was careless, and did not make clear I only meant that today's results do not bode well for her medaling in this weekend's 1500.
After looking at the heat sheets, I think she'll be lucky to make it out of her heat. She has by far the slowest PB and SB in her heat.
How civil of you, kudos. I suspect she'll get out of her heat. PRs and SBs can be a little misleading at this point - Houlihan looks streets better than Bobocea for instance. Her current form seems more indicative of her being a 3:59/14:50 athlete, which makes her very competitive if not one of the creme de la creme.