Oregon Preview


#1

Results.

Just some things I noticed as I scanned through:

Berry (Oregon) ran 2:01.xx for the 800m.
Hassan Mean (OTC) went 7:58 for 3k, with Stinson not too far behind.
Gardner went 54.31 for 400m win

I am sure that there were more note-worthy performances, but I just wanted to put those out there for discussion…


#2

I don’t think 2:01 from Berry is an honest effort. My buddy, who’s primary event is the 400 (47.03 PR), ran the 800 once a year at an early outdoor meet. His training was sprint based as he was the best 100/200 guy on the team as well. He always took it out at the back of an already slow race and still ran 1:55.0 and 1:56.0. I would like to see Berry put in a good effort instead of running to just finish the race.


#3

Something tells me that blasting an overdistance race in high-40s (and rain?) one week after NCAA indoor wouldn’t be the best use of an “honest” or “good” effort.


#4

Why even run at all if you aren’t going to try?


#5

Maybe he did exactly as instructed by his coach.

Why do you care? They guy was coming off a week of (nearly) XC travel and two sub-46 races and a 2nd place finish at NCAAs.