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    The order at the first exchange was USA, POL, JAM, GBR; but GBR overtook JAM very quickly, and the top four teams then maintained that order throughout the second leg, there should have been no reason to position McPherson anywhere other than 4th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    or was Jamaica ahead w/ 200 to go?
    They were most certainly behind POL and GBR. But JAM was DQed for the very same thing at the 2018 WIC. Don't remember who the culprit was back then, but McPherson was on that team, so it would have been really dumb of her to make the same mistake again.
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    Can only go where you are told to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
    Didn’t she just break the old AR in the 400h? And she has more upside for improvement than Muhammad.
    She has a great future and will do well in both 400 events. After today's race I think I got a glimpse of the next AR holder in the flat race. If she eventually gets to where I suspect she may, I think her flat exploits could overshadow the hurdles. Nothing against the hurdles, but I'm guessing the wider audience will be more captivated by the quarter miler, who might have a legendary rivalry with a Bahraini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut View Post
    Jamaica lost it on the 2nd leg; Tiffany James (who also ran poorly in the mixed relay) gave up a lot of ground.
    If you believe the Seiko splits, James wasn't really that bad, with a 51.0 split; it was Wyciszkiewicz and Williams who ran shockingly fast.
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    Felix in the Final in Tokyo puts this squad in low 3:16, even 3:15 territory!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy News View Post
    D3 champ - D1 champ - usa team - world finalist
    Who?
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    Quote Originally Posted by einnod23 View Post
    Felix in the Final in Tokyo puts this squad in low 3:16, even 3:15 territory!
    Agreed.

    Francis/Jonathas/Ellis/Okolo (whoever is in top shape)- 49.7
    McLaughlin - 47.6
    Felix - 48.5
    Muhammad - 49.2

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    At age 35, I would be surprised if Felix gets chosen for the final next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I keep telling you, those "official" splits are by defintion bogus for the first 2 legs. Always have been, always will be. Those are eyebeam stop when the first runner crosses the start line, not the hand-off line. The first two US legs are more like 50.6 and 48.8.
    I looked at the tape at 25% speed. The clock reads 49.6 when they are handing off about 4.5 meters before the 800m start point, so that at 9m/sec it would be 50.1, and the speed is probably a bit less. It is a little odd because the clock goes to 49.6 before flipping back to 49.51; which might be triggered by when the first handoff (the US), but it is about 5m before the 400m point.

    I do not know if the running clock is off. I find nothing that an eyebeam would have picked up at 49.51; am guessing that it is triggered by the handoff - something in the baton??
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