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    America’s Next Great Running Hope.... [Tuohy]
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    Interesting article in the Times today about Katelyn Tuohy...


    America’s Next Great Running Hope, and One of the Cruelest Twists in Youth Sports:


    "Diglio, Tuohy and Tuohy’s parents don’t need to look far for cautionary tales. Not long ago in Bronxville, about 20 miles from Tuohy’s home, Cain was a lock to become the next great American distance running sensation. But she slowed down, and has battled injuries. Her downturn coincided with her decision to turn professional after high school and skip the collegiate running experience that has produced so many champions.

    “That has been a learning tool for both Katelyn and her parents and for us to use,” Diglio said of Cain’s trajectory.

    In fact, Team Tuohy — which includes only Katelyn, her parents, Diglio, and Kyle Murphy, the outdoor track coach at North Rockland — is essentially doing the opposite of Cain, whose career has largely stalled."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/s...av=bottom-well

    Hard to believe Cain is only 21....time flies...seems so long ago she almost seems like a contemporary of Mary Slaney.
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    Cain turned 22 on May 3rd!
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    One wonders how the teen phenoms who became college phenoms who became world-beaters (Jenny Simpson springs to mind) ever managed to succeed. Even Mary Decker had to pay her injury and surgery-price for her continued success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    One wonders how the teen phenoms who became college phenoms who became world-beaters (Jenny Simpson springs to mind) ever managed to succeed. Even Mary Decker had to pay her injury and surgery-price for her continued success.
    Jenny Barringer was a very good high school runner the likes of which we seem to see every year in various states. She wasn't a Mary Cain or Tuohy type who's simply above everyone else. She obviously advanced during her career at Colorado but likely nothing out of the ordinary from any other career which leads to national and international success from the US.

    What troubles me about these types of articles is declaring a 16 year old the next "great hope".
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    I think the next great hope title is meant to be ironic....
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    We do have a few other good examples, like Jordan Hasay, who've gone on from teen uber-greatness to pro success. I also think there's more examples of male teen stars not making it to pro success than folks realize. Moreso with women, but not as huge a gap as some think.

    It's not always just a matter of being pushed too hard, too young. Sometimes extreme talent manifests itself young and it's very hard to "slow it down." And when you're successful young, there's myriad factors why it's hard to keep improving, or even maintaining, for the next 6-12 years.

    I would even strongly commend McLaughlin, and both her HS and college coaches, on what she's done since 2014. When you're that good as a HS freshman (in '14, already running 55s and 2nd at US Juniors to Shamier Little), it's very, very hard to have 4 more years of steady progress without any major setbacks or plateaus. Sydney is a fantastic example of "steady does it."
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    Tuohy ran 9:09 today at the NYS Fed meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Tuohy ran 9:09 today at the NYS Fed meet.
    Is that all??
    LOL
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    BTW, there's a FREE livestream from the Brooks PR meet right now---on Runner Space!
    And the next event is the Girls 2 Mile---with Soph Katelynn Hart---who ran 9:52.02 for 3200 earlier in a solo run!!
    Be on in 5 minutes!

    ADD: Hart was 3rd in 9:56.40, but was a 2 Mile (NOT 3200!) PR.
    1st was a Canadian, Taryn O'Neil in 9:54.40.
    Camila Noe was 2nd in 9:54.95.
    Jackie Gaughn was 4th in 9:59.40, and 5th was Ericka Vanderlende in 9:59.92.
    So five girls under 10 minutes for the FULL Two Miles!!
    Best in-depth ever!!
    And 6th was London Culbreath was 6th in 10:03.29!!

    In the boys 2 Mile, Cole Sprout was a close 2nd to James Mwaura, but his 8:49+ broke the 44 year old Soph Class record of Eric Hulst!!
    Boys split 4:32 and 4:17!!
    Girls were about 5:02 and 4:52!!
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    Tuohy ran 4:14.45 at the NYS Fed meet today.
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