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    I keep dreading seeing a post here in this thread that USA DQ
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    Without searching my stats I would say agood improvement for most teams from prelim to final would improve .2 to .4 tenths. So 37. 6 - 37.8.

    And a few of those teams in the final will run slower in the final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJG View Post
    The US technique is to take a certain number of steps and then put your hand back to receive the baton, if the baton isn't delivered you better be looking back to find it.
    Or risk the DQ for being out of the zone.
    Looking back after starting the acceleration looking forward makes the receiving hand move around, and it becomes harder for the incoming teammate to deliver the baton. Looking back when you don't feel the baton is a natural instinct, but it never, ever helps in the 4x100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    Looking back after starting the acceleration looking forward makes the receiving hand move around, and it becomes harder for the incoming teammate to deliver the baton. Looking back when you don't feel the baton is a natural instinct, but it never, ever helps in the 4x100.
    When it prevents the DQ it helps, always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJG View Post
    When it prevents the DQ it helps, always.
    It doesn't prevent the DQ, it makes the exchange take longer. Rodgers would have delivered the baton a step sooner if Gillespie didn't look back, and there would be no DQ inquiry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    still say they should learn up-sweep baton exchange
    Been preaching that forever...
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    Ato's best line: US HS and colleges are watching and wondering WTF?! (my paraphrase)

    Secondly: I smell disaster with Rodgers in the same place in the final. I'd like to think that he learned his lesson, but . . . he really seems to get a bad case of nerves. Lyles will have to run down some teams to win.
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    Just watched the YouTube video and it looks to me that the baton was out side the zone with both hands on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJG View Post
    Just watched the YouTube video and it looks to me that the baton was out side the zone with both hands on it.
    Ato forgets that it isn't just the outgoing runner having it, but the incoming runner not touching it.
    Is the standard for video review supposed to be "incontrovertible evidence" as in football, or something else?
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    italy should be appealing then... tortu really ate up that last stretch...
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