No surprises yesterday. All favorites moving on
comfortably. Apparently it was hot and muggy.
In the Jamaican 4x4 theme, in the 400 heats you will
find Errol Nolan (Houston) and Akheem Gauntlett (Arkansas)
who have run 45.13 and 45.28 this year (bests for both). Certainly
could change the make up of their individual team as well
as their relay. Gonzales has yet to really hit stride this
year, hopefully this weekend is where he does it. Nolan and
Gauntlett must have some kind of dual citizenship as IAAF.org
lists them as Americans. Plastic Jamaicans fleeing the rigors
of our Trials?
Just kidding, I remember looking one of them up and he was
Nolan, Gauntlett, Gonzales and Bolt?
Cuba ran 3:00.43 earlier this month and Trinidad and Tobago
threw their hat in the ring with a 3:00.45 featuring Quow and Lendore.
Bahamas have a very nice team again with Pinder (44.77), Mathieu (45.06), Ramon Miller (44.87) and evergreen Chris Brown.
Speaking of which (400 stuff that is) Merritt made a bold claim when he said
the US would sweep. I imagine James, Kevin Borlee (44.56), Leguelin Santos (44.45), and Pinder will want to talk about that.