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How Good Will Mary Cain be?

  • moldorf
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Posted: 02/04/2013 7:20 AM

How Good Will Mary Cain be? 


saw her run on ESPN for the first time yesterday.

16 years old and competing like somebody 10 years older. Coached by Alberto Salazar and only a junior in high school. Broke the high school 2-mile record by 17 seconds...eek

hope Alberto puts in a good word for the Ducks...wink
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Posted: 02/04/2013 7:55 AM

If I ran the Zoo 


I purchased the Flotrack package so that I could watch Centro and Galen but unexpectedly found Mary Cain's effort the most exciting race of the day. Wow! For those of us senior enough to remember another Mary (Decker), the similar thrill of potential from Miss Cain got the blood flowing.
So, if I ran the Zoo, I would opt to have Miss Cain (and Miss Baxter) come to Oregon. Their first two years would determine if they will continue to improve. Then the Trials (hope they are in Eugene) would give a good idea if they should go pro or continue at the college level. Same could sort of be said for Bernie and Edward though they would be juniors. Running in the Trials with the support of the "local" is a plus. Ask Andrew.

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Posted: 02/04/2013 4:29 PM

Re: If I ran the Zoo 


Extremely good. If she was going to get the mid high school slowdown some girls get, it would be happening by now. And she will not experience any overtraining with Salazar.
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Posted: 02/04/2013 7:53 PM

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Saw the race.  I was also somewhat impressed with her mentally.  Her head just seems in the right place based on her demeanor during the race and her interview afterwards.  She seems well set up to committing to a long term, multi year training plan.  Committing to all the little details of being a great runner.   She wasn't overly ecstatic about the record which tells me she knows how to keep an even keel about things.  

It would be great if she came to Oregon.  But somehow I have a feeling she is Ivy league or Stanford bound.  As great as she is, she is still a female distance runner and therefore shouldn't plan for her financial well being around it.  If she has the opportunity to go to those schools it makes a lot of sense to take it.   I doubt Salazar can help her anymore from Eugene than in the Northeast.  

Am I wrong about that?
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  • bruce3404
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Posted: 02/06/2013 3:18 PM

Re: How Good Will Mary Cain be? 




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It would be great if she came to Oregon.  But somehow I have a feeling she is Ivy league or Stanford bound.  As great as she is, she is still a female distance runner and therefore shouldn't plan for her financial well being around it.  If she has the opportunity to go to those schools it makes a lot of sense to take it.   I doubt Salazar can help her anymore from Eugene than in the Northeast.  

Am I wrong about that?

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I don't think you're wrong, but I would point to Jordan Hasay, who had similar opportunities, yet chose the school where she felt she could progress most as a runner. Not sure what Cain's long term career goals are (and maybe she isn't sure yet), nor what she's like academically, but if her short term goals are to make an Olympic team, she needs to "come to Oregon!".
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