Quote from Bassfly50
If you look at:
19.10i 1 Timmons Lawrence KS 5 Dec
18.62i 1 Easton Lawrence KS 8 Jan
18.31i 1 Mo v Ks Columbia MO 15 Jan
16.59i 2 Classic Lawrence KS 29 Jan
18.57i 2 Sevigne Lincoln NE 6 Feb
18.42Ai 1 AF Inv Air Force Academy CO 13 Feb
19.25i PB (52) 1 Big 12 Ames IA 27 Feb
18.75i 5 NCAA Fayetteville AR 12 Mar
18.40 1 KansasR Lawrence KS 17 Apr
19.26 PB (57) 1 McDonnell Fayetteville AR 30 Apr
19.12 1 Big 12 Columbia MO 14 May
19.25 2q West Regional Austin TX 27 May
And if you look at his series:
18.02m 18.40m 19.29m 20.68m 19.30m FOUL
The 20.68 m just doesn't make any sence, and surely is a mismark if you ask me.
published at Jun 13th 2010 8:12am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from bingisser
People have complained a lot about the new NCAA regional format, but I haven't heard much talk about the impact that has had at the NCAA meet itself. Rather than having a two day competition (qualifying one day and finals two days later) there is just a straight competition. What do people think of this?
Personally, I don't like it. As an athlete, I like the two-day format. The qualifying round gave everyone a shot and took some of the nerves out of making the finals for me (I knew I just had to relax and get a decent throw). Once you got through, things got down to business in the finals.
The new system has two flights of 12 and throwers are randomly put into the flights. If you get drawn in the first flight, you are at a big disadvantage. You have to throw, then get cold for an hour while the second flight throws, then there is another 20 minute warm up period before the finals. It also sucks if you are in the second flight since you have to wait again while others re-warm up for the finals.
It seems to me that the whole system just slows down the competition and hurts the athletes. More importantly, it hurts the fans. Competitions like this are hard to follow for a non-throws fan, and even boring to watch for the throws fan (the fourth round is a waste since throwers rarely improve because of the delay). Watching a elite final with 12 throwers is always fun, quick, and entertaining. It also gives throwers a first glimpse of what qualifying is like at international championships.
published at Jun 13th 2010 11:00am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hank Slam
Dave Laut won the US Championship with a credited 21.60 over Mike Carter. Many believed that his mark was really 21.16 and was miss recorded. .16 sounded like .60 to the scorer. We all know that Laut went on to record futher throws in his career and was one of the USA's and World's top shot putters ever, and that Carter went on to win a Silver medal in the '84 Olympic Games, along with a Super Bowl ring with the SF 49'ers within six months. of that. Mason will surely become on of our best throwers ever. Probably in the Shot and Discus. Let's take a lesson from MLB (the no-hitter that was taken away) and realize human error is a factor in all competitions, and that we should aspire as a community to accept this result and handle this with grace and sportsmanship. There was no malice intended, and its not for Mason to defend. This will only make him and the official that recorded the mark, better the next time.
published at Jun 13th 2010 8:15pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from nellie
Totally random comment about gyms in NY, but some people like to know about them every now and then.
Asphalt Greens on the Upper East Side and
Peak Performance on 54th Street.
Both have Olympic platforms. PP is a bit more true gym than AG which more health club feel.
Anyway, I thought I post something that was completely unrelated to NCAAs.
published at Jun 13th 2010 8:25pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
US HS boys & girls throw the same spec javelin as college and Olympic level athletes do. We're about the only country in the world that does that: everywhere else they don't use international weight implements until they're 18. 16-17 yrs throw boys 700/girls 500gm, 14-15 yrs throw 600/400gm and 12-13 throw 400... maybe girls throw 300gm?
published at Jun 13th 2010 10:46pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from CleaTorres
68.4 1/4 in shotput
192.11 in discus
224.8 in hammer
this all happened in one meet today. im sure the hammer woulda went alot farther if it wasnt the third eventand 97 degrees out.
has anyone else heard he might signi with nike straight out of high school and not throw in college?
published at Jun 13th 2010 11:01pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Norm Balke
Throwers Meet at the University of Iowa June 16th 3:00.
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published at Jun 13th 2010 11:17pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/