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    Good points, with implications for this year when...

    Good points, with implications for this year when the difficulty of the double (? if what I recall is correct) and if SMU is only doing the 400 she should be as prone to such problems. She does,...
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    My comments have been a bit different the last...

    My comments have been a bit different the last couple years; go see if you want. However, what I am saying is that she had her biggest problems with there were others both challenging her and had...
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    Facts not in evidence. Clearly, the American...

    Facts not in evidence. Clearly, the American women draw more than the American men. Anecdotally, I know few people that are particularly interested in the American men compared to those interested...
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    Anyone who thinks that SMU is a...

    Anyone who thinks that SMU is a near-certainty/dominant is not reading the results and season the same way as I am. Among other things she has a past with some racing flaws. While she seems to have...
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    :D, and a decent attempt at 6.06

    :D, and a decent attempt at 6.06
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    The previous week Rojas looked vastly better than...

    The previous week Rojas looked vastly better than Ibarguen but had her two longest jumps, both well over 15m, as fouls but by about 1cm. On that form, picking Ibarguen as a captain seems like a poor...
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    It depends on the field size and rounds, because...

    It depends on the field size and rounds, because [2+2+2]+2 has 24 entries while the others have 16.
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    I watched the Gold Cup in the evening after the...

    I watched the Gold Cup in the evening after the women's Final; it was boring by comparison. Why do Corners in the Women's game seem more interesting than in the Men's despite the fact that it is...
  9. The first class I taught, I was 22 (looked 18-19,...

    The first class I taught, I was 22 (looked 18-19, got carded when I went to see Last Tango in Paris, my faculty ID was not enough...) and just got out of Basic Training (joined the Reserves just...
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    Or Lopez Lemong who ranged from 800 to 10,000...

    Or Lopez Lemong who ranged from 800 to 10,000...
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    The US beat a succession of pretty good teams:...

    The US beat a succession of pretty good teams: Spain, Sweden, France, England, The Netherlands. Aside from Thailand, Chile was the only easy game for the US. 538 had Matches with England and The...
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    One of the main people evaluating the US team...

    One of the main people evaluating the US team listed the players that he thought would have the biggest impact on the Final. He had defenders and midfielders at the top (Horan, others), and Rapinoe...
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    I made really quick reference to it but think it...

    I made really quick reference to it but think it bares repeating. Rojas had two fabulous jumps that were only marginal fouls. Both were well passed the 15m line, the second (a -1cm at the board) was...
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    I cannot get NBC-G to talk with AT&T Uverse, but I get it fine on my cell phone (with AT&T). I also had no problem with the audio today.
  15. Some 70-year olds have run 2:54 (at 74) and a...

    Some 70-year olds have run 2:54 (at 74) and a bit faster recently at age 70.
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    19.50!!! The guys behind where way back but...

    19.50!!!

    The guys behind where way back but three were under 20, with a PB and an NR.
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    I cannot get the track feed to go And Rojas...

    I cannot get the track feed to go

    And Rojas has two marginal (-1cm) fouls way beyond 15m, (15.2?)
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    I do not understand your point here. McDonald...

    I do not understand your point here. McDonald was not selected based on his NCAA successes, he won the Aussie Trials race.
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    Well, the top two hurdlers this year have not...

    Well, the top two hurdlers this year have not even been in those meets [12.98, 13.00, 13.06, 13.07, 13.07, ....How par down their list do you have to get before you get to McLeod?
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    Yes, but here are athletes that have won NCAA...

    Yes, but here are athletes that have won NCAA titles - four for Morgan [NCAA XC, NCAA i3000, i5000, NCAA 5000] and undefeated n Championship races this year, these are not 'some indoor race' [The...
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    Not that humidity would help by more than the...

    Not that humidity would help by more than the bits in a photo with the same time (e.g., about 0.002 seconds for high humidity versus low humidity, see JRM's calculator), but at 1850m (>6000') the air...
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    What? What other possible interpretation is...

    What? What other possible interpretation is there of 'you think I was making shit up? [and with a typo that gave a hint of extreme frustration with your questioning his competence - and then you do...
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    I do not think that Ollie Hoare is going to...

    I do not think that Ollie Hoare is going to depart for another country, and while no longer U-23, neither is Morgan McDonald. Some how these to very promising Sydney-siders seem to be forever off...
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    Yes, it happens a lot; look at that huge, strong...

    Yes, it happens a lot; look at that huge, strong vaulter who had an advantage over his peers throughout high school. There tends to be a selection bias in those that we remember when a topic like...
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    OK, let's kill this humidity idiocy once and for...

    OK, let's kill this humidity idiocy once and for all. Using JRM's calculator (go argue with him if you really think that you understand the physics better than he does, ...). I put in a value for...
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