What a track, or field, athlete did in one season (2011) is no guarantee of what the athlete will do in the successive (2012) season. Harvard-Westlake High School (North Hollywood) has Amy Weissenbach and Camile Chapus returning but no other girl under 12.50 in the 100 meters, under 26.00 for 200 meters, under 60 seconds for 400 meters, under 2:20.00 for 800 meters, under 5:10.00 for 1600 meters or under 11:24.00 for 3200 meters returns in 2012. Whether or not a Wolverine girls foursome can run supurb DM's, SM's or the 1600 meter relay will weigh heavily on Chapus and Weissenbach. Weissenbach's national prep federation record (2:02.04) 800 meter effort was run in perfect, to put it one way, weather conditions, and although she ran 2:03.59 at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Weissenbach believes that she can run a second lap of 62 seconds while running her first lap as fast as 58 to 60 seconds of an 800 meter race. Whether she can or cannot run sub-2:02 in a CIF sanctioned race remains to be seen. Chapus ran 4:17.12 for 1500 meters at the IAAF WY Champs but she was not in the "same league" the first three girls in her race. Whether or not she can run as fast as the U.S. prep female records for 1600 meters (4:33.82) or the mile (4:37.23) in a CIF sanctioned race remains to be seen by the competition she faces in her racing. Chapus may need older competition to run sub-4:18 for 1500 meters, again, in 2012. To-be-junior Kelly Lawson (4:48.20 1600 in 2011) and to-be-sophmore Emma Abrahamsnon (10:33.04 3200 in 2011) could be San Diego section stars in 2012. With Nikki Hiltz (4:43. 1600 in 2011) and Savanna Camacho (2:07.65 800 and 4:49.84 1600 CIF pr's) as the only other competition, besides Lawson, for Chapus in the 1600 Chapus may have to end up running more than just a few raaces with paltry competition, unless, for example, she shines at 2012 Arcadia.
Posted on Jul 24, 2011, 2:02 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124