Hannah Cunliffe makes front page Seattle Times, and video

I agree. She’s amazing (WOW). Hopefully, she keeps a strong head and stays health.

Yup, exactly.

Edit: I never seen Angela run more than 120 meters during practice (although she can run a good 400). Angela did block starts along with 30/40/60/80 meter sprints. The intensity looked to me to be around 80% in effort at times.

I was in the weight room with her as well. NOTHING spectacular at all, just general body building stuff.

Sure, it’s a good time, but if you think about it, she was already running for a long time before her fantastic years running at Chino high school.

How quickly someone improves is not an indicator of long term proper development.
The easiest results will be gathered when the least experienced group trains. I am not trying to take anything away from this coach. I would like the discussion to continue and the questions asked by you as well.
Do you want to be faster now or continue to develop for the duration of your competitive years? ( yes some would say both )
Your logged results can not be disputed.
The method of short term gain versus long term development can be.
Just because you can ? Does this mean you should?

Yes Angela, those are words of wisdom.

Hannah was only age 14 last year (birthdate in January). She was in the Youth class, not Intermediate, which you quoted the record for.

The record, which Hannahs time is faster than, for USATF Youth, from the USATF site:

“100m 11.73 seconds
Kendall Baisden
Motor City TC Greensboro, NC 2009-Jul-31”

Hannahs AAU record is 11.71 seconds

I saw Kendall run a few weeks ago. She ran a 60 in 7.63 FAT I believe, second fastest in Michigan right now. She is a tall, thin girl with a very relaxed stride. I was hand timing 30m and she came through in under 4.20 in her 7.63.

deleated as already posted…

From what it sounds like training with a high school team (remember, she’s home schooled) didn’t work out, Cunliffe quit to focus on summer track, training with her high school team was “interfering” with that.

100 Meters
11.99a 1.2 I F Apr 9 Arcadia Invitational D…
12.25a V P Apr 16 Eason Invitational
12.16a V F Apr 16 Eason Invitational

200 Meters
24.71a .6 I F Apr 9 Arcadia Invitational D…
25.13a V P Apr 16 Eason Invitational
25.30a V F Apr 16 Eason Invitational

She started early this year, as she quit Fall swim team to run/train for Winter indoor track. Hope that early specializing and extreme training haven’t effected her running?
My daughter has been wondering what is up, as she exchanges facebook messages with her and follows her HS performance (what couple meets Hannah did do) I guess her account on Facebook has been offline or deleted for a couple weeks now.

I assume the weather at Arcadia was nice and warm. At the Eason, it was very cold and rainy, not a good day for sprinters.

^^ Yeah, this season has been terrible, we’ve had one meet that was dry and over 55 degrees. Just horrible, but not unfair as everybody has had to deal with it.

Rich, I was hoping you had more info on Hannah. My sources are other coaches but nothing official from her club yet, she was removed from the Washington rankings on athletic.net a few weeks ago.

As I said, I don’t know anything, just what my daughter tells me through her conversations with Hannah and news.
I stopped communicating with Mike last Fall, and won’t again.

HS track is just as competitive as summer AAU track (Hannah does not have the fastest 100m time for the State this season) and I hope for Hannahs’ sake, that the “fun” hasn’t been diminished.

was she doing the box jumps in spikes??? surely looks so ! :frowning:

You got that right, which is what scared the you-know-what out of some of us earlier. I know that Carl was a long jumper who sprinted . Any idea at what age he started serious plyos?

i presume he started as soon as tellez got him to UH.

has anyone ever gone to a playschool and watched what the 5 year olds do.

They are doing plyometrics, jumping down and up steps, over sand castles and all the other activities they make up themselves.

The genetically gifted ones are usually the hypo ones.

The kids don’t jump down, if they do they usually end up hurt

Al Vermeil spoke a bit about this in one of his Vancouver seminars. Kids nowadays are at home playing video games. When I was a kid I used to jump off my 2nd story balcony, used to run full speed down sandy hills until I bailed cause the speed was too much, jump off the neighbors swings into their garden (we used to catch some serious air), we used to set up steps and benches so we could run and slam a basketball and then land on the ground afterwards with no padding.

I’m not saying it was all good, but I had no problems back then.

Yes, I used to do some stupid things too when I was growing up…I believe not getting “hurt” was more luck than anything else…even though I did get my share of bruises, scrapes, burns and serious cuts/stitches…I never broke a bone.

Especially all the different kids I knew (and didn’t know) who weren’t so lucky, I would see with casts on their arms, legs, feet, with crutches, burns, stitches, bandages etc. etc.

I don’t think you would incorporate any of this stuff into a workout and expect no injuries.