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    I do think the decathlon would suit his talents better than player's suggestion of the hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    We know what you are trying to say, we get the veiled hint, I see that you mention the 100, 400 and LJ and what would those be?.. yes, they are 30% of the decathlon. And shortly someone will chime in and say that he already has a 6-6 HJ PR from when he was a 16 year old and that makes 40% of a decathlon. Now we went from 30% to 40% in less than two sentences and that tells me that you recognize that we have ourselves a fantastic NCAA champion in the decathlete here. Friends, I couldnt have said it better myself!
    Atticus had a very good decathlete in his high school group; he knows what he is talking about and he has not been one pushing the Deca-button real hard...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    Atticus had a very good decathlete in his high school group; he knows what he is talking about and he has not been one pushing the Deca-button real hard...
    MB has way to much up-side in the events he already does, to consider adding in all the other events to see IF he would make a great decathlete.
    My boy was a jumper (all 4) in HS, but as I've said before, he was an athletic savant and could pick up any event quickly and be good at it. At 6-3/200 and naturally fast, strong and coordinated, he was an obvious choice for Kyprianou to turn into a Decer.
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    Been plenty of great sprinter/hurdlers who could jump well and never put together a dec. And yeah - if he stalls in sprints or LJ? Totally branch out. But, like someone like Holloway (who has done multis and shown he can throw okay too) why go that route unless/until you need to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    MB has way to much up-side in the events he already does, to consider adding in all the other events to see IF he would make a great decathlete.
    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    MB has way to much up-side in the events he already does, to consider adding in all the other events to see IF he would make a great decathlete.
    My boy was a jumper (all 4) in HS, but as I've said before, he was an athletic savant and could pick up any event quickly and be good at it. At 6-3/200 and naturally fast, strong and coordinated, he was an obvious choice for Kyprianou to turn into a Decer.
    That was my point; you are NOT pushing him to be a decathlete. My guess given the good marks in the 400 and the 100 is that the 200 should suit him pretty well. Of course, the 100 is the most lucrative.
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    Do you think this whole deca talk is still some latent ethnicity nonsense? Even well meaning folk just can't wrap their mind around Boling being a dominant short sprinter/long jumper?
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    Nah, the target event for white sprinters is the 800, not the decathlon

    I don't think anyone's seriously suggesting Boling should explore the multis.
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    For those of us that still see the title of "The Greatest Athlete on Earth" as worth more than a few hundred baubles tossed at you from track and carnival promoters I say the Deca is something to consider!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donley2 View Post
    Mr Boling has entered the USATF U20 champs.

    http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calend...f-Entries.aspx
    He is far and away the class of the 100 and LJ. He will have some competition in the 200.
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