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Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims Cancelled!

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:39 am

The action begins at 5:30pm Pacific time.

I plan to do live tweets at https://twitter.com/#!/polevaultpower

FlashResults should have live makes and misses at http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/Olympi ... ts26-1.htm

Start list here, though this may all change as they are adding girls to the field: http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/Olympi ... st26-1.htm

Weather forecast is high of 61 and 90% chance of rain.

TV schedule: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/ ... le/TV.aspx

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:42 am

My prediction is that the weather will suck, we'll see a lot of NHs, and 4.20 will make finals.

15 of the original 24 athletes train in (what I consider) warm weather climates.

I will try to post more detailed analysis tomorrow.

Anyone have any predictions for prelims?

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby Vault&Flip » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:48 am

Becca-

Any word on why they added more girls to the field?

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:15 am

Vault&Flip wrote:Becca-

Any word on why they added more girls to the field?


There were questions raised about whether some of the "last chance" meets met the (unpublished) criteria that high performance has established for that type of meet.

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby kewh » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:35 am

29 ladies in the field. Interesting what will happen with the men.

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby titanpv07 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:51 am

nothing like getting notified 10:30pm the night before you're supposed to compete in the trials and leaving the next morning the day of..better late than never though i guess
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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:11 pm

It is soooooo grossss here. Cold and wet. Could be like London? It's actually raining pretty hard right now, it'll be interesting to see if they end up delaying it. It'll have to be pretty bad for that to happen.

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby master » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:20 pm

With a 5:30 scheduled start, are they on the field yet?
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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:24 pm

Start lists (pulling this off the sheets the officials got, flashresults is not updated yet)


Flight 1
Pos Name Affiliation
1 Alexandra Acker Oklahoma
2 Logan Miller Washington
3 Janice Keppler Unattached
4 April Bennett Asics
5 Katherine Viuf Unattached
6 Katie Stripling Unattached
7 Leslie Brost North Dakota State
8 Emily Grove South Dakota
9 Mary Saxer N Y A C
10 Bethany Buell South Dakota
11 Stephanie Richartz Illinois
12 Angela Rummans Unattached
13 Mandissa Marshall George Mason (I doubt she is here)
14 Megan Jamerson Unattached
15 Lacy Janson Nike






Flight 2
Pos Name Affiliation
1 April Kubishta Unattached
2 Vera Neuenswander Unattached
3 Melissa Gergel Unattached
4 Morgann Leleux Georgia
5 Allison Stokke Unattached
6 Becky Holliday Unattached
7 Jade Riebold Unattached (pretty sure she didn't make it)
8 Brysun Stately Unattached
9 Kathleen Majester Unattached
10 Jennifer Suhr adidas
11 Samantha Sonnenberg Unattached
12 Kylie Hutson Nike
13 Katelin Rains Unattached
14 Melinda Owen Unattached

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:30 pm

master wrote:With a 5:30 scheduled start, are they on the field yet?


Check my Twitter for updates once I get out there. Leaving the computer in the tent!

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:31 pm

They let the athletes vote, from what I've heard they had the option of prelims today, prelims tomorrow, or straight finals Sunday and they voted for straight finals Sunday.

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Re: Olympic Trials - Women's Prelims

Unread postby achtungpv » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:37 pm

rainbowgirl28 wrote:They let the athletes vote, from what I've heard they had the option of prelims today, prelims tomorrow, or straight finals Sunday and they voted for straight finals Sunday.


Let me guess. The dissenters were probably the top 5 or 6 vaulters.

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