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    What were Blake Leeper's splits in his 44.38 in...

    What were Blake Leeper's splits in his 44.38 in the USATF semi-final this year? I would guess they were negative splits.
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    Did they mistakenly give C.J. Allen Graig Engels'...

    Did they mistakenly give C.J. Allen Graig Engels' spot in the 1500m instead of the hurdles?
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    In a couple of interviews that I watched after...

    In a couple of interviews that I watched after both Pre and Monaco, Gatlin said he'd be running the USATF meet as if he didn't have the bye so, hopefully, that means he'll race through the final.
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    You're wasting your breath, deca. If you haven't...

    You're wasting your breath, deca. If you haven't realized it yet, some of the posters on this board are only looking for solutions to T&F's dwindling popularity which don't involve actually changing...
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    Oops. I didn't realize that this meet was at...

    Oops. I didn't realize that this meet was at altitude, as well.
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    Yes, a wind-legal PB and it moves him to #4...

    Yes, a wind-legal PB and it moves him to #4 all-time high school performer and #4 performance (#3 performer/performance at low-altitude) if performances during the summer after graduation count.
  7. This thread reminded me of another thread on...

    This thread reminded me of another thread on track phony's we had a while back: https://trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/showthread.php?135101. Despite how often I catch people fibbing about their...
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    4th longest jump all-time behind Edwards’ 2...

    4th longest jump all-time behind Edwards’ 2 Gothenburg WRs and Taylor’s winning mark from Beijing WC.
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    To paraphrase Bill Cosby, “I said to a guy,...

    To paraphrase Bill Cosby,

    “I said to a guy, "Tell me, what is it about (alcohol) that makes it so wonderful," and he said, "Because it intensifies your personality." I said, "Yes, but what if...
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    How was Omar McLeod not DQ'd in that 110h race? ...

    How was Omar McLeod not DQ'd in that 110h race? He stumbled out of his lane and made contact with Shubenkov, causing him to fall, as well. You can see a photo of the incident here:...
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    Between the '87-'88 season you had Moses @ 47.37...

    Between the '87-'88 season you had Moses @ 47.37 ('88), Phillips @ 47.19 ('88), Harris @ 47.48 ('87), Schmid @ 47.48 ('87), Young @ 47.72 ('88), and Dia Ba @ 47.23 ('88). Pretty impressive depth,...
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    The late-80's was pretty strong when you had...

    The late-80's was pretty strong when you had Edwin Moses, Andre Phillips, Danny Harris, Harald Schmid, Kevin Young, and Amadou Ba all competing at the same time.
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    I'm not sure if it makes a difference in the...

    I'm not sure if it makes a difference in the voting, but Oduduru's double-victory also helped his team win the team championship.
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    Do we know much about the meet at which this jump...

    Do we know much about the meet at which this jump happened? Can we assume that there were multiple knowledgable officials running the event? I've been at small HS invitations where only one adult...
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    But you conveniently left world records, other...

    But you conveniently left world records, other Olympic medals, and T&FN world rankings off of your list. Sanayev had 3 world records, an additional Olympic silver, and 9(!) consecutive #1 rankings. ...
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    Victor Saneyev would then like a word with them...

    Victor Saneyev would then like a word with them both!
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    That was Rai's 10th hurdle when he took 14 steps...

    That was Rai's 10th hurdle when he took 14 steps and had to use his alternate leg. When he ran his 47.02 he ran 13 steps for all 10 hurdles. Samba is a much better alternate-leg hurdler and ran 14...
  18. Not at all. I've seen it happen quite often...

    Not at all. I've seen it happen quite often among high schoolers.
  19. That's my concern with these situations (such as...

    That's my concern with these situations (such as low pits, wind-aided races with no wind-gauges, poorly hand-timed races), that young athletes get an unrealistic PR which they struggle to match under...
  20. Thanks, 18.99s! That's really helpful info and...

    Thanks, 18.99s! That's really helpful info and fits with what I was thinking based on my memory of my HS trigonometry and physics classes. For a more basic estimate, I was using a trig equation to...
  21. I always get confused between the proper use of...

    I always get confused between the proper use of affect vs effect and apparently made the wrong choice here. I can't figure out how to change the thread title, though.
  22. Effect of Insufficiently Filled LJ/TJ Pit?

    Can anyone in here speak to the effect on jump measurements when the sand in the LJ/TJ pit is lower than the level of the runway? At our HS league championship meet today the sand was 6” below the...
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    That's probably a stand-in for Benedict...

    That's probably a stand-in for Benedict Cumberbach (Dr. Strange).
  24. Actually, Lewis has more #1 rankings than Bolt (6...

    Actually, Lewis has more #1 rankings than Bolt (6 vs 5) and a longer streak at #1 than Bolt (5 in a row for Lewis vs 2 in a row for Bolt).
  25. Here's a video of the jump:...

    Here's a video of the jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAmtrnW-Ig
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