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    Quote Originally Posted by TWalsh View Post
    .. and men's 20k walk could be the most wide open events in Doha. Can't wait for Atticus to finish his in depth analysis of the men's 20k walk!
    Im on the edge of my seat waiting for indepth prerace analysis of the 20k walk!!.. This is going to be a nail biter!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWalsh View Post
    Can't wait for Atticus to finish his in depth analysis of the men's 20k walk!
    What I know about the Walks could fill an entire matchbook inside cover!
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    whatever happened to that HS kid who jumped around 7'5" a year or 2 ago? His coach kept posting about his progress. Did he jump in college this year? Sorry, can't remember his name.
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    His name is Vernon Turner. He had a decent freshman year at Oklahoma (all-American indoors and out). Only one jump this year in a minor meet. Still at Oklahoma, now listed as a redshirt soph on their roster.
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    Thanks. Doesn't sound too encouraging.
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    as discussed here, he transferred to Arkansas, briefly, then back to Oklahoma

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...on#post2701170
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    I wouldn't give up on him yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    His name is Vernon Turner. He had a decent freshman year at Oklahoma (all-American indoors and out).
    Decent? He jumped 2.32, 7í 7Ē 1/4 thatís a little more then decent.
    Last edited by highjumpfan; 09-10-2019 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Typo
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    He actually jumped 2.33. That was indoors. But at the NCAA indoor championships, he jumped only 2.23. His outdoor best was 2.28 but again, he was 10cm short of that at the NCAA outdoor championships.

    So yes, I would say decent, but in some respects disappointing. (To me, by the way, decent is not a negative.)
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    Posted elsewhere, too. Mikhail Akimenko, Russian, 2.33 this year, has been granted ANA status. We've now got 11 over 2.31, although I don't think Tsyplakov is ANA, and a bunch more over 2.30. The event should be better than 2005, when 2-8 all jumped 2.29, and Krymarkenko cleared 2.32 on his (IIRC) 3rd attempt.

    Too bad about Barshim, but maybe he will come up with a miracle; he sure looked poor in Zurich.
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