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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Nilsen most likely NOT going pro early. He said so last year after NCAAs and his mom reiterated it again today.

    Presumably Mondo will go pro this summer, if so, seems like his collegiate record has a good chance of going down next year. Nilsen took very solid attempts at 6.01, if he doesn't join the 6 meter club this year, he will next year.

    One question is whether or not Nilsen would even go to Worlds if he makes the team this year. The meet is so late, it is very disruptive to school and work schedules, plus all of the fall training leading up to the Olympics.

    Nilsen has to be considered as a medal contender for Tokyo now. If he isn't going pro this year, there are probably more downsides than upsides to competing in Doha.
    Wouldn’t it be tough not to go? It may not be so disruptive as my best guess is that most of his classes are online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    One question is whether or not Nilsen would even go to Worlds if he makes the team this year.
    The question may be answered if he can beat Kendricks head-to-head at USATF. If no, call it a day. If yes, . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    PVP has a video with Chris Nilson which reports a 19' vault (5.80); there is some competition for Mondo out there, as Chris is not the only one.
    Well, I thought that he had a reasonable chance...
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    One guy who looked really good that no one is talking about is Clayton Fritsch. He has gone from a solid high school vaulter to an elite level in two years. It wasn't a fluke that he came third in this competition. Excited to see what he will do going forward.
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    Mondo and Holzhauer in the same week. Who'd a thunk it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Wouldn’t it be tough not to go? It may not be so disruptive as my best guess is that most of his classes are online.
    Why do you think most of his classes are online? I doubt any of them are.

    He also has a wife and a kid and a job, on top of being a full-time student and a world class pole vaulter.

    They are playing the long game with his development and not rushing anything. Derek Miles knows what he is doing

    It will be hard for any world class college athlete to compete at Worlds and then turn around and be ready for the NCAA Indoor season + NCAA Outdoor + Olympics.

    Worlds being late is much more doable for the post-collegiate elites who can skip indoors if they need more base training.
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    Here is a nice article about Chris Nilsen that came out a few days ago: https://www.dyestat.com/gprofile.php...news_id=578869
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Marcinkiewicz View Post
    One guy who looked really good that no one is talking about is Clayton Fritsch. He has gone from a solid high school vaulter to an elite level in two years. It wasn't a fluke that he came third in this competition. Excited to see what he will do going forward.
    As happy as I was about the winner, this guy made it even better. The revelation of the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Why do you think most of his classes are online? I doubt any of them are.

    He also has a wife and a kid and a job, on top of being a full-time student and a world class pole vaulter.

    They are playing the long game with his development and not rushing anything. Derek Miles knows what he is doing

    It will be hard for any world class college athlete to compete at Worlds and then turn around and be ready for the NCAA Indoor season + NCAA Outdoor + Olympics.

    Worlds being late is much more doable for the post-collegiate elites who can skip indoors if they need more base training.
    Schools seem to be pushing more and more online classes these days.

    As for the wife, kid, and job. That is a huge load as a student.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post

    Worlds being late is much more doable for the post-collegiate elites who can skip indoors if they need more base training.
    A very good point. It would be a heckuva a long season for any college athlete, especially one who needs to continue the grind into the next year and one who might be looking at Tokyo.
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