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Thursday, February 25, 2016

An email from Richard Priest as posted on The Conning Tower

A lot to get to . . . . . . . .the coaching position at Polytechnic High School, Long Beach . . . . . .in case anyone has not guessed, the school's athletic director is the head coach. . . . . .she cannot, and will not, recruit ANY student-athletes from ANY school district outside of Long Beach, as did Don Norford. . . .she or he cannot or will not recognize any potential student-athlete acquired by Poly track graduates. . . . . . . . . . in short, she or he goes by Long Beach City high school, Southern Section and CIF bylaws. . . . . .and trains whoever it is who comes out for track and field as such student-athletes naturally enter as freshmen, and so on. . . . she, or he, is a "breath of fresh air". . . . . . . .remember Poly 2014 frosh Kaelin Roberts (11.79, 23.47, 52.52) and Autumn Wright (54.74). . . . . .regardless of what March Track and Field News says. . . . . . both girls have entered Carson High School, of the L.A. City section. . . . . . .IF that is the present state of affairs and these two girls apply themselves to training, then with senior 300 meter hurdler Jeanette Paul (42.53 2015 CIF), Carson High coaches could develop a sub-3:48.00 girls 1600 meter relay team.. . . . . . . . .Clovis High graduate and 2015 Female Collegiate Female Track and Field Athlete of the 2015 collegiate track and field season (University of Oregon) Jenna Prandini is giving up her senior track season and has been signed to a PUMA shoe contract. . . . . .opening up the 2016 Diamond League international track and field season to her, giving her the proper amounts of meet competition prior to the 2016 US. Olympic Track and Field Trials. . . . . . .she can improve on er 11.92 100 meters, 22.20 200 meters and her 21-plus feet long jump marks into the trials, held this summer. . . . . . . . . .would anyone believe that Henry Thomas (Hawthorne class of 1985) still holds the U.S. high school 16 year-old record in the 100 meter dash (10.27) and the U.S. high school 17 year-old record in the same event (10.25 - the boys CIF record) . . . . . . . . . . .as a 17 year-old senior, his last race as a CIF prep in the 100 meters resulted in a 10.52 (-3.8 mps=8 mph), on a Gahr High School track that needed some serious resurfacing. .. . . . . .through age 17 he also ran FIVE non-dual meet wind legal sub-20.80 200 marks, CIF competition, an unmatched national aggragate feat. . . . . . . . . .Micheal Norman (Vista, Murrieta) has become, already, the most accomplished U.S. prep track 200 meter/400 meterr athlete in history. . . . . . . . .his 20.30 CIF boys 200 meter record designates him as number two boy, U.S. high school history. . . . . .his 45.91 400 meters ties the U.S. high school boys nationinal record. . . . . .two questions come up about him. . . . . .he has exceeded the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials in both events. . . . . . .I gather that he would most likely enter the trials to, at least, garner a spot on the men's 1600 meter relay team. . . . . with the last five weeks of the Southern Section and CIF track and field season, grueling for all prep athletes, as it is, and possible ventures into matching the U.S. high school record in the boys 200 meters (20.13) and/or coming close to exceeding his U.S. high school record in the 400 meters. . . . . . . . .and head coach Coley Candaele having possible headaches in both relays. . . . . .Vista High's fourth fastest 100 meter returning sprinter has a 2015 best of 10.92 and, after intense reseach, I found that Luke Hicks is the second fastest 400 meter sprinter returning to 2016 CIF track. . . .with a 2015 best of 52.19. . . .. . . . can 40.14, the CIF record in the 400 meter relay and sub-3:18.00 production in the 1600 meter relay, be an arduous task of super production for Michael? . . . . . . . .,constantly? . . . . . .well, watch what happens in 2016. .  . . . . . . . . . . Micheal Norman was one of two underclass boy sprinters with outstanding 200 meter and 400 meter marks at the CIF state finals . . . . .2015 sophomore Zachary Shinnick (Damien, La Verne) ran  21.10 and 47.19. . . . . . . . . .Tara Davis (Agoura) is the fourth girl, CIF history, to have achieved a wind legal long jump of 20 feet, or farther, and a wind legal triple jump of 40 feet, or longer in the same invitational or championship meet. . . . and, at a wind legal 13.48 in the girls 100 meter hurdles (12th CIF history) . . . . .she is the only girl in CIF history to be extremely adept at two field events and a track event. . . . . . . .as briefly profiled in March 2016 Track and Field News, the Great Oak HS boys, and girls, 1600 meter runners have as good a chance (make that an opportunity of certainty) to break the U.S. high school records in the boys 4 x 1600 meters/mile (returning 1600 meter runners at 4:0648, 4:09.31, 4:09.61 and 4:23.47 from 2015 CIF) and girls 4 x 1600 meters/mile (returning girls, 1600 meters, at 4:40.34, 4:50.26, 4:55.79 and 4:56.21 from 2015 CIF).. . . .if anyone payed attention to the results of the 2016 winter meet, the certainty of both relay records would very well be captured by Great Oak HS. . . . 

To read the rest of the email (yes there is plenty more), go to this LINK.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You dont need to do this but for next time can you put the stories into bullet points, this was a little hard to follow.

Albert Caruana said...

I left the email as is.

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