Fraser-Pryce may double at World Champs

first_img 200m a possibililty Fraser-Pryce’s status makes her the woman to beat, but that fact does not trouble her. “For the 100m, you don’t have to look at the start lists to know that it is competitive right now,” she said. “They (her competitors) are running well and they are excited and hungry. Five other Jamaican athletes will compete at the meet. Peter Matthews will contest the 400m, while Simoya Campbell competes in the 800m. There are two Jamaican men in the 400m – Edino Steele and Rusheen McDonald. Joining Fraser-Pryce in the 100m will be Natasha Morrison. Stockholm, Sweden: REIGNING OLYMPIC and World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may very well also compete in the 200m at next month’s World Championships in Beijing after all. The defending 200m world champion admitted yesterday that her coach is now reconsidering his earlier decision to have her only compete in the 100m. Fraser-Pryce is currently in Sweden to contest the 100m at the BAUHAUS Athletics meet which makes up a leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series. Once proceedings are over in the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Fraser-Pryce will concentrate all her efforts on retaining her 100m World title at the Bird’s Nest Stadium. However, the Jamaican sprint star was unsure whether she would also compete in the 200m at the sport’s global showcase next month. A clearly relaxed Fraser-Pryce said: “My coach (Stephen Francis) did say earlier in the year that I would not be running the 200m at the World Championships. “But last week in training, I did 250m, 200m and 150m, and I’m like, why is he sending me all the way round the track? “His response was, ‘Who said you’re not doing the 200m at the World Championships?’ “He added that he’s changed his mind and he’s not sure just yet! “The good thing is I’m qualified for the 200m, so it’s not like I’m taking anybody else’s spot. “But for me, my mind is just on the 100m at present.” The affable Fraser-Pryce revealed that should she take part in the longer sprint, she would have a game plan. “The 200m is more strategic than anything else. I’m not an endurance runner, whereas there are other athletes who are good at it because they can run a very good 400m, too. I don’t run a very good 400m at all. “When I get to the 200m start line, it is more a case of whether I go hard for the first 50m, or do I give it 80 per cent and then blast the final stages? “Whatever I settle on along with my coach, that’s what I’m going to do. She added jokingly: “The 200m is too hard!” During her last Diamond League outing in Paris, Fraser-Pryce saw off a top-class field to record 10.74 seconds. In her wake was the highly rated English Gardner from the United States and Africans Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) and Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast). Shelly the one to beatlast_img read more

Three Things We Learned From OSU’s Win Over West Virginia

first_imgWe’re going to put the WVU-OSU game to bed and move on to Kansas State, but first let’s look at three things Kyle and Kyle learned on Saturday as OSU took down the Mountaineers in Stillwater.Kyle Porter1. When Rudolph is on, OSU’s offense is amazingI gave a lot of credit to Mike & Mike for the way they set up QB1 for success on Saturday, but the reality is that somebody still has to make the throws. Rudolph made them all against a nasty Big 12 defense and the Pokes reaped the spoils of his performance.We can talk about game plans and the running game and a million other things, but a lot of OSU’s offensive success boils down to this: When Mason Rudolph is humming, the Cowboys are really difficult to beat.2. Tre Flowers has some juiceThis wasn’t his hardest hit of the day, but it was representative of the kind of day he had. He laid the hammer all afternoon against the ‘Eers to the tune of nine tackles. I’m not sure I’ve ever been more impressed with his ability to hit and wrap up than I was on Saturday.3. This team still has another gearThis was like the Baylor game for me if the Baylor game had resulted in a win for OSU. I was encouraged by the fact that this could indeed be a Big 12 title squad. It played really well on Saturday and thoroughly dominated a top 10 opponent, but you could see there was still some margin for improvement.The run game sagged a little and OSU couldn’t capitalize in the red zone a few times when it should have. I think this 2016 squad has one lights out, all-time performance in it that we haven’t seen yet. Hopefully it comes December 3 in Norman.Kyle Boone1. Mike and Mike’s Chameleon Offense Strikes AgainThomas Fleming cleverly coined this OSU offense as a chameleon, as they change their schemes and approach week-to-week depending on the matchup. But this week, it was more a change in mindset rather than a change in scheme.With OSU’s offensive strength clearly in their deep ball success, West Virginia schemed to take away that option, which allowed the underneath and intermediate throws to become open. And OSU had a good idea what to expect coming into the game.“Before the game, I told all the receivers, ‘With this 3-3 stack how they play, we’re not getting any deep balls today. So we’re going to have to catch the short stuff and make something happen out of it,’” James Washington said. “I feel like that’s exactly what we did.”2. Defensive Line Shines Brightest Once AgainAfter last weeks performance against Kansas that showcased some serious Piesman potential from several D-lineman, the big fellas up front once again put on a clinic. It was Vincent Taylor and Cole Walterscheid who came up for the Pokes on Saturday, stripping Skyler Howard to get OSU in good field position. Taylor has proven he is the anchor and bully of the defensive front, and finished Saturday with 2.5 sacks and 3 tackles for loss.The lateral king causes a fumble. #okstate in business.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 29, 20163. It was a secretly great recruiting weekendSince I’m the crootin’ guy I feel like I can sneak this in here. OSU had a solid day with many recruits on hand, highlighted by OSU commits Tylan and Tracin Wallace, offensive line commit Dan Moore, and hoops recruits Trae Young and Bourama Sidibe, among others.On top of that list, I found that four-star 2018 Tulsa Union receiver CJ Moore, and 2017 NEO defensive line standout Isaiah Johnson were also in attendance. With so many recruits on hand in a raucus environment, Oklahoma State had a good day not only showcasing a great environment, but also knocking off a top 10 team. It was a win-win for the coaching staff.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more