Anonymous said 1 week ago
yes. This is indoors.Quote comment
May 23rd, 2013
trackgeek said 1 week ago
49 Flat? Mercier converts it to a 35.06 indoors, which is approximately 90th percentile for Usports (28/246 on the 300m rankings is 35.06)
NCAA its mediocre. 49.00 ranks as the 396th fastest performance in NCAA div 1 this year on the indoor list.
You also get a true sense for the depth of the NCAA through the above info as well, as there are well over 1000 times registered for the 400m alone, and the depth of talent is nuts... There are 104 competitors between that 49.00s performance that is # 396 on the list, and the # 500 ranked runner at 49.37This post was edited by trackgeek 1 week ago .Quote comment
dontworry said 1 week agoQuoting: trackgeek
"49 Flat? Usports its top 10%
NCAA its mediocre"
Typically anything within the 49 second range. Quote comment
Really Am Skuj said 1 week ago
This thread intrigues me.Quote comment
Some background: Running has been a huge part of my life for over 40 years. I once managed a 54.8sec 400m when Mulroney was PM. I was thrilled.
How many Canadians run 49sec today? 50? 200? I have no idea, but I don't think it is in the thousands.
The WR is 43sec. 49sec means you are 55m back. You can clearly see Wade's 6mm spikes as he crosses the line.
The OP asks if 49sec is fast. Various opinions ensued, citing rankings and stats. My humble opinion, given what I have written above is.......
F%#K YES IT IS FAST.
Anonymous said 1 week agoQuoting: dontworry
"Realistically, is 49 seconds a fast 400m time for male collegiate athletes?"
That is relative...for a Canadian university kid you are like considered by many great...by American standards not even close. Many 800-1500 guys at the NCAA level could do that. It is not even a good American HS time for the most part. In many schools in Texas, you would not even make your team. Quote comment
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