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    I was impressed with how good she looked 350m in to some of her 400s. Remember, she is just a junior and has run few 200s. Maybe she got that 22.39 exactly right, but probably not. At this point Allyson had a 22.11, but that was 22.11A and she did not match it for several years - I think it was really about a 22.39-type of mark.

    Indoors she had 2x200, 2x400, and the 4x400 in about 24 hours, which is a lot for a freshman, even this freshman. She is not really going to be racing pros much until the end of June, so we might not have a good read on her 400, but I would be stunned if she did not run 49.x and did not improve her 200 (at least net of wind). By the way, how much wind was there for her 49.45r?
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    What makes Allyson relevant is she trained for that event day in n day out. She is one of the few 200 specialists of her era. It took her 4 years n two coaches after her 22.11a to break sub 22 and was extremely talented plus the advqntage lies with the short sprinters and allyson was 11,0x for years b4 she broke sub 22

    I see sydney hitting a wall at around 22.2x this season and maybe 22.10 under really good conditions and that elwould likely come in a one off race not in rounds in conjunction with the 400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fasttrak85 View Post
    Now some ppl on here are getting a bit carried away. She surely will get sub 50 but sub 53 will be difficult and sub 22 is a long shot.
    Sub 53 is a no-brainer at this point, since she's now more than 1.5 seconds faster than ever over 400 flat. That speed improvement alone will take her to 52.3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackCanuck View Post
    Sub 53 is a no-brainer at this point, since she's now more than 1.5 seconds faster than ever over 400 flat. That speed improvement alone will take her to 52.3.
    So no problem, she easily takes down Pechonkina‘s World Record this year ;-/
    That would be impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by effable View Post
    So no problem, she easily takes down Pechonkina‘s World Record this year ;-/
    That would be impressive.
    I don't think the record is that hot. The event has rarely seen anyone with great 400 speed let alone a talent the magnitude of Sydney McLaughlin. Depending on how much time she wants to devote to hurdling this year, she could get the world record or at worst make a huge improvement on her own personal best. And she's been hurdling since a pretty early age, which will only help a lot. She will be the record holder, and I suspect she has the patience to take her time doing it.
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    Acknowledging that predicting the future is a perilous business, I think your restatement is not implausible. The no-brainer, 1.5 sec improvement, 52.3 THIS YEAR set the bar especially high. But who knows...
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    Whatever thoughts anyone has regarding potential record setting performances, we have to consider that SM will be likely running a 400m, 200m including prelims and relay legs in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m in the SEC championships and NCAA championships.

    We'll have to see how she's doing once those are complete.
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    But - she's NOT running a 400h this year, right?
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    Likely not at championships but she said she will be running the hurdles in the year.

    Maybe she does hurdles at SEC but then goes for the 2/4 at NCAAs
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Whatever thoughts anyone has regarding potential record setting performances, we have to consider that SM will be likely running a 400m, 200m including prelims and relay legs in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m in the SEC championships and NCAA championships.

    We'll have to see how she's doing once those are complete.
    She did not run on Kentucky's 43.13 4x100 at Florida, so they may not use her there.
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