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  • 2020-21 Shocker Men XC and Track & Field

    No one has posted on this forum since March 1st. Must be the pandemic.

    Coach Rainbolt announced his incoming class yesterday including 9 male athletes and 17 females athletes. At least I am assuming male or female. Perhaps not PC.

    https://goshockers.com/news/2020/9/1...-shockers.aspx

    The guy who caught my eye among the 9 male newcomers was:

    Jaleel Montgomery (Wichita, Kansas; Wichita West HS) Sprints/Hurdles: Won the state title in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2019 KSHSAA State Championships … Also finished third in the 200 meters at the 2019 state meet … Was a member of his school's 4X100- and 4X400-meter relay teams at the state meet in 2018 and 2019 … Won eight races during the 2019 season … Was a member of the Shocker Track Club … Holds his high school's record in the 110-meter hurdles. Personal Bests – 60 Meters: 6.95; 100 Meters: 10.78; 200 Meters: 21.66; 60-Meter Hurdles: 8.08; 110-Meter Hurdles: 14.08

    Just to give you an idea how good these high school bests are his 60M time is .07 seconds out making the WSU Top 10 All-Time; his 100M time is within 0.28 seconds of the WSU Top 10; His 200M time is 0.46 seconds within the WSU Top 10; his 60H time is equal to the 10th best time in WSU History and his 110H time woudl be 6th best all-time at WSU.

    The AAC is very tough speed league but maybe we finally have a guy that will be able to hold his own in a couple of years.

    https://twitter.com/STCYouthTeam/sta...63726130098176

    A name to follow for sure.

    Also, Brady Palen, out of Beloit, has a high shcool best in the high jump of 6-10.5 which is only 1 each of a Top 10 all-time mark at WSU.
    Last edited by 1972Shocker; 1 week ago.

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    FYI - regarding Montgomery - the hurdles in college are higher so the comparison isn't exactly apples to apples. But he is definitely a good one and would expect him, Holthusen and Norman to be possibly the best hurdle group in the AAC in the coming years.

    Also, Joakim Genereux from Canada has a better 200m time than Montgomery coming in. Those guys will also help put together a very nice 4x1 relay.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by goshox74 View Post
      FYI - regarding Montgomery - the hurdles in college are higher so the comparison isn't exactly apples to apples. But he is definitely a good one and would expect him, Holthusen and Norman to be possibly the best hurdle group in the AAC in the coming years.

      Also, Joakim Genereux from Canada has a better 200m time than Montgomery coming in. Those guys will also help put together a very nice 4x1 relay.
      Whoa...….better hurdles than Houston? Now THAT is saying something.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by WuDrWu View Post

        Whoa...….better hurdles than Houston? Now THAT is saying something.
        Last year at the AAC Indoor Chamionships, WSU outscored Houston 13-10 in the men's hurdles with both athletes (Holthusen and Norman) as sophomores while Houston's were scored by a senior and junior. Adding another hurdler at their level could certainly give WSU the best group.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by goshox74 View Post
          FYI - regarding Montgomery - the hurdles in college are higher so the comparison isn't exactly apples to apples. But he is definitely a good one and would expect him, Holthusen and Norman to be possibly the best hurdle group in the AAC in the coming years.
          Yes, that's a good point on the height of the hurdles. Let's hope Mr. Montgomery adjusts as well as Mr. Holthusen did in his Freshman year.

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