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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tyson Invitational Preview

IAAF preview
USATF preview
Less Than Our Best preview (snarky)

Meet Website
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TV coverage: ESPN, Sunday, 5-7 p.m.

Beer at The Bell Lap: Old Speckled Hen. An excellent beer, and the connection to the meet shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

My preview? I'll run down my picks in the USATF Fantasy League.

Shot Put: Christian Cantwell. Adam Taylor had a big, big throw two weeks ago at Millrose, but Cantwell has been the most consistent so far this year. I can't believe I just used "Cantwell" and "consistent" in the same sentence.

60m Hurdles: Allen Johnson. He's quietly had a pretty good indoor season in Europe--Dayron Robles has got all the attention. In Antwon Hicks' absence, I don't see anyone beating the vet.

800 meters: James Hatch. This one is a crapshoot.

60 meters: Trindon Holliday. Yeah, Leonard Scott won at the Millrose Games, and Holliday lost last week in New York. That was Holliday's first race after football season and he was rusty. Holliday is the best sprinter in the race except for Wallace Spearmon, who isn't really a 60m type.

200 meters: Wallace Spearmon. No explanation needed.

5000 meters: Alistair Cragg. Another crapshoot.

Pole Vault: Jen Stuczynski. She lost at Millrose; I don't expect that to happen again for a while.

60 meters: Miki Barber. Carmelita Jeter has also been running well so far. Note that quarter-miler Sanya Richards is entered.

800 meters: Kenia Sinclair. Honestly, this pick is mostly on name recognition.

Mile: Brie Felnagle. Her 3k last weekend was very good.

200 meters:Courtney Champion. No, not because of her name. My info has her in the outside lane, and that's a big adantage.

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