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  1. Anonymous
    April 11, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    Do you think Clara Nichols can beat Brianna McGhee in the 200 at state this year? And what about Woitzel she has faster times than Nichols in the 400 but she seems to have lost her way.

    Teddy Lampkin looks good this year in the sprints, but is Daniel Davie running this year or what? I think that the Huskers will end up regretting they didn’t offer Teddy. He will be more productive in college than Davie IMO.

  2. Bulldogs
    April 11, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    McGhee and Nichols will be fun to watch. McGhee has gone under 25 before and that is what it will take to win in that showdown. Saying Woitzel has lost her way is off base as her 58.1 for the first time out this year is fast and there is a long season left, plus we haven’t seen an 800 yet, however Nichols early 56.5 has set the bar very high. Lampkin is a fantastic athlete, only time will tell as he and Davies mature in terms of college football potential.

    • Will Cummings
      April 11, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

      Bulldogs: You beat me to it but pretty much the same:

      Anonymous Good Stuff: Brianna McGhee vs. Clara Nichols—I have not seen Brianna run this year, but if she is at least as good as last year she will be hard to beat in the 200. Assuming that she is as good or even better, Nichols’ only chance will be to have a great start and attack the first curve. She needs to be no more than 1 stride behind McGhee coming out of the last turn to have a chance. She can win if she does because she is a stronger finisher. Nichols had a horrible start last year at state (see the video: que at 6:06.) The race was over for Nichols before she even made it into the first turn. On the other hand, McGhee had a great start; she nearly had a three stride lead on Nichols coming out of the last turn. That’s way too much for even Nichols to make up. McGhee even gave up a stride by taking the last curve way too wide and she still ran a 24.8. So the things McGhee needs to focus on is her last turn and finish. I think both girls can run legitimate low 24s. In fact: that should be their minimum expectations every time out.
      Morgan Woitzel: pick your poison: She could be working through an injury, but her form is way off—she is not relaxed and she is fighting her upper body—too much twisting across the body going on there. That could be due to lack of conditioning and or focus or it could be an injury. Don’t know. But as a freshman she ran a legitimate 55.67 400 at state (tied for 5th best all-time) so there is still hope.
      Daniel Davie vs. Ted Lampkin. Lampkin looks like his form has improved over last year, but like Brianna in the 200, if Davie is at least as good as last year he will be hard to beat. Based on what I saw last year It, would be easier for one to beat him in the 100 than the 200, But like you, I’ve no word yet if he will even be running. As for college performances between the two—times will tell.
      it’s a little too early in the season to make any predictions on the boys 100, 200 or 400. I see some interesting things developing there.