USA vs The World at Penn


#1

Looks like the Olympic year really hurt this event as far as some squad’s go.

http://www.usatf.org/News/USA-vs--The-World-Relay-Lineups.aspx

The Jamaican men’s 4x1 in particular will bear no resemblance to what will be in London.

No Wariner on display. Once again will we see Taylor and Jackson on the 4x4. Calvin Smith someone snags leadoff and Merritt will anchor.

Men’s 4x1 for the US could, however, be our team: Rodgers, Gatlin, Patton and Dix.

Some nice names in the DMR. Looks like Kenya didn’t want to send any big guns this year really. Ethiopia sent a team which will allow folks to see the young Aman. Gregson is anchoring Austrailia.

The 2 US teams are:

USA Red Russell Brown Michael Tinsley Nick Symmonds Bernard Lagat
USA Blue Tyler Mulder David Neville Khadevis Robinson Leo Manzano

Based on the other teams being fielded they better both be in it . . .

The main women’s 4x4 for the US is strong: Francena McCorory, Allyson Felix, Natasha Hastings, Sanya Richards-Ross. Great Britain has sent a strong team, too: Nicola Sanders, Christine Ohuruogu, Shana Cox, Perri Shakes-Drayton.


#2

If that is the US men’s 4x1, here’s hoping they can actually get the stick around the track.

I’m here in Europe, spent $16 on the live feed and found out that they black out all USA vs. the World events. Heck, I couldn’t even see the finish of the Philly boys 4x4 race. They’ll probably black a few more, too…get to the end of a really tight relay and then the screen goes black. :mad:


#3

Our “A” team certainly didn’t impress time-wise as they only ran .07 faster than our “B” team.

Rodgers, Gatlin, Patton and Dix ran 38.40 compared to:
Ivory Williams, Shawn Crawford, Trell Kimmons and Ryan Bailey who ran 38.47.

Jamaica’s team of Nesta Carter, Marvin Anderson, Lerone Clarke and Oshane Bailey were the only other team to break 39 with a 38.98.

Penn is not a great 4x1 track and the weather conditions are cold and blustery apparently.

Gatlin’s leg looked good so not sure which of the other 3 “A” team guys should be worried.

Hopefully Ryan Bailey can get back to that magical form he showed in his 9.88 PR back in 2010 in Rieti. The conditions must have been perfect in that race - Nesta Carter set his PR in that race (9.78) and Bailey crushed his best as well.


#4

Announcers just said Symmonds ran a 1:44 flat leg??? Wouldn’t that be pretty much the fastest 800 leg ever?

Maybe Johnny Gray has run faster? I believe Coe ran 1:44.0x something in GB’s 4x8 WR . . .

edit: Gray indeed ran 1:43.3 in SMTC’s sprint medley WR.


#5

http://pennrelaysonline.com/Results/results.aspx?en=470

Results verify it. 1:44 solo is truly impressive. 1:44.9 for KD chasing. Again, a very good leg.

Young up and comers beware, the 800 vets are still kicking.