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Torpedo on track!
« on: March 21, 2010, 01:24:00 PM »
The gun has sounded and the race has started! Richard 'Torpedo' Thompson kicked off his 2010 outdoor campaign with a 3rd leg split of 46.82 secs in the 4X400 relay at the Louisiana Classic in Lafayette yesterday. This is Torpedo's first 400 metres race run since attending LSU. He said that he was a bit conservative especially in the middle part of the race but now that he knows what he is capable of, things will just get better from here onwards. He got the baton in 4th place and handed it over in 2nd place to help his team to finish in that same position. As he said "This is just the beginning and a sign of things to come"

Here are the results for the race:

Event 26 Men 4x400 Meter Relay Collegiate/Open
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School Finals H#
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1 Northwestern St. 'A' 3:10.90 1
1) Michael Batts 2) Charles Green
3) Kendal Taylor 4) Justin Walker
2 Tiger Olympians 'A' 3:13.31 1
1) Ryan Fontenot 2) Adrian Mann
3) Richard Thompson 4) Isa Phillips
3 Ul-Monroe 'A' 3:15.34 1
1) Keyon Jones 2) Joseph Gilyard
3) Andrew Opata 4) Dimitri Hampton
4 Lsu 'A' 3:15.78 1
1) Garrek Thompson 2) Sadiki White
3) Richard Fisher 4) Jeremy Handy
5 McNeese State 'A' 3:22.63 1
1) Donovan Anderson 2) Ronald Stine
3) Chris Avery II 4) Torian Lindsey
6 Northwestern St. 'B' 3:27.33 2
1) Jamie Emery 2) Nick Darby
3) Adam Smith 4) Karllis Perry
7 Ul-Monroe 'C' 3:28.10 2
1) David Jones 2) Hunter Russell
3) Moses Chelimo 4) Kendall Robbins
8 South Alabama 'A' 3:29.99 1
1) Terrance Swenson 2) Eric Russell
3) William Henley 4) Javin Dodd
9 Unat-Ul-Lafayette 'A' 3:30.14 2
10 Tulane 'A' 3:34.25 1
1) Brayden Kelly 2) Jon Frano
3) Koplan Nwabuoku 4) Jared Firestone
« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 01:28:26 PM by REC »

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 01:40:53 PM »
Nice one, Richard  :beermug:

On a side note, how do sprinters tend to approach years like 2010, ie. No Olympics or World Championships? Can they potentially suffer from a lack of motivation?

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 10:24:52 PM »
A step in the right direction. I see another man trying ah ting on the relay...
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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 06:50:40 AM »
Richard running 60's and 400's this youth head in the right direction .... I wonder if Marc or Darrel ever run a 400 in their life?
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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 08:25:23 AM »
Richard running 60's and 400's hundred this youth head in the right direction .... I wonder if Marc or Darrel ever run a 400 in their life?

Forget dem ...what about Usain Bolt ? ..aha ...so dont knock the guys ...if you want to get different results you just cant continue doing thne same things can you ?

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 08:46:10 AM »
Richard running 60's and 400's hundred this youth head in the right direction .... I wonder if Marc or Darrel ever run a 400 in their life?

Forget dem ...what about Usain Bolt ? ..aha ...so dont knock the guys ...if you want to get different results you just cant continue doing thne same things can you ?

What about Bolt?

You dont think he runs early season 400m races?

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 09:35:43 AM »
Richard running 60's and 400's hundred this youth head in the right direction .... I wonder if Marc or Darrel ever run a 400 in their life?

Forget dem ...what about Usain Bolt ? ..aha ...so dont knock the guys ...if you want to get different results you just cant continue doing thne same things can you ?

Ummm what about Bolt?

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 10:36:34 AM »
Some sprinters do listen  ;D. Call it the Bolt effect.

Sprinters are running more 400s and 4x400 legs this offseason than ever before. Think that viral Bolt 43.5 video had anything to do with it???

Dix also ran 46.88 in an open 400m race this past Saturday.

Non championship years SHOULD BE the years to experiment a little with the training and get strong for the 3 championship years to come '11, '12, '13!

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 02:09:54 PM »
Richard running 60's and 400's hundred this youth head in the right direction .... I wonder if Marc or Darrel ever run a 400 in their life?

Forget dem ...what about Usain Bolt ? ..aha ...so dont knock the guys ...if you want to get different results you just cant continue doing thne same things can you ?

Ummm what about Bolt?

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2010, 06:38:57 PM »
2 Tiger Olympians  'A'                                3:07.09   1
     1) Michael Matthieu                2) Isa Phillips           
     3) Richard Thompson                4) Patrick Lee             

REC Or Ato any ah allyuh know what he split on his leg today?
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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2010, 10:23:48 AM »
2 Tiger Olympians  'A'                                3:07.09   1
     1) Michael Matthieu                2) Isa Phillips           
     3) Richard Thompson                4) Patrick Lee             

REC Or Ato any ah allyuh know what he split on his leg today?


His split was 47.0 flat! He also ran a 200m leg in a sprint medley relay the day before. His next race will be another 200m flat in two weeks.

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2010, 04:07:10 PM »
2 Tiger Olympians  'A'                                3:07.09   1
     1) Michael Matthieu                2) Isa Phillips           
     3) Richard Thompson                4) Patrick Lee             

REC Or Ato any ah allyuh know what he split on his leg today?


His split was 47.0 flat! He also ran a 200m leg in a sprint medley relay the day before. His next race will be another 200m flat in two weeks.

Much thanks...

Would like to see something a split time in the 45.xx range, given his available foot speed. Is he scared of the pain, or has problems with pacing?
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2010, 09:14:34 PM »
2 Tiger Olympians  'A'                                3:07.09   1
     1) Michael Matthieu                2) Isa Phillips           
     3) Richard Thompson                4) Patrick Lee             

REC Or Ato any ah allyuh know what he split on his leg today?


His split was 47.0 flat! He also ran a 200m leg in a sprint medley relay the day before. His next race will be another 200m flat in two weeks.

Much thanks...

Would like to see something a split time in the 45.xx range, given his available foot speed. Is he scared of the pain, or has problems with pacing?

Neither one! Had an extremely tough training week so legs were weary. His coach isn't worried as well as RT as nothing happens before its time!! ;D

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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2010, 09:42:46 AM »
REC , what is his weight training situation like has that improved a bit?

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2010, 10:36:28 AM »
2 Tiger Olympians  'A'                                3:07.09   1
     1) Michael Matthieu                2) Isa Phillips           
     3) Richard Thompson                4) Patrick Lee             

REC Or Ato any ah allyuh know what he split on his leg today?


His split was 47.0 flat! He also ran a 200m leg in a sprint medley relay the day before. His next race will be another 200m flat in two weeks.

Much thanks...

Would like to see something a split time in the 45.xx range, given his available foot speed. Is he scared of the pain, or has problems with pacing?

Neither one! Had an extremely tough training week so legs were weary. His coach isn't worried as well as RT as nothing happens before its time!! ;D

Fair enough. It is still that time of the season where athletes will train right through a meet.
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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2010, 04:36:11 PM »
REC , what is his weight training situation like has that improved a bit?

Yes it has!!!! :-X

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2010, 09:15:42 PM »
REC , what is his weight training situation like has that improved a bit?

Yes it has!!!! :-X

If that's the case, I will be looking forward to a 9.7x run later this summer.
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Re: Torpedo on track!
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2010, 12:19:08 PM »
Richard running 60's and 400's this youth head in the right direction .... I wonder if Marc or Darrel ever run a 400 in their life?

yes they did
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