Thursday, March 20, 2008

I Know Indoors Values Explosiveness...

And the award for Most Ridiculous Overuse Of A Word To The Point Where It Loses All Meaning goes to..... Athletics Weekly!

Recapping NCAA Indoors, the writer, Steven Mills, clearly seems to have the movie Die Hard on the brain. Or something...
THE star of the championships was undoubtedly the 19-year-old Bianca Knight, who set two world indoor junior records in the 200m. The former world youth champion blasted to a 22.48 clocking in the heats, to shave 0.01 from Sanya Richard’s record but Knight improved on that mark further in the final, blasting to a 22.40 clocking to move to eighth on the all-time lists. This was also a world-leading mark as well as an championships record for the junior.

Returning the very next day, Knight looked very sharp in the 60m heats, blasting to a PB of 7.16, but a hectic schedule looked to have caught up with the youngster, as Knight had to settle for third in the final (7.21), behind Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Alexandria Anderson (7.17).

This was by no means the only impressive performance of the two-day meet. In the men’s shot put, Ryan Whiting blasted to a 21.73m PB, [and] Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson equalled the world-leading 60m mark of 6.51.
Um, excuse me... don't you mean he BLASTED to tie the world-leading 60m mark of 6.51? I'm not joking you: nothing was redacted from that passage. It's a shame there is no race walk at NCAAs, because you know someone would have been described as "blasting home in a blast-tastic final lap of 41 blast-seconds."

Until next time, I'll blast you guys later.

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