” date=”1240559750″]What if you have a guy like this?
18 y.o., 6-1 tall, can barely squat 1.5x bw, very poor upper body strength yet good span, 7.30 LJ, 2m HJ, 10.90fat and 50.x off no speed endurance, decent hurdles and discus tech, would you make him a multi?
I’d make you a multi if you could vault decently(3.5m). Without a decent vault, there is no way you could make up deficiencies in shot or the relatively low hurdles score (600 points). You’d be a decent/good first day decathlete just like every other decathlete. However, you’d still likely lose points hand over fist to the strong, powerful, technical monsters.
I’ll take my way over TrkNFld’s any day of the week. I can make anyone competitive at the High School level if they are willing to do the work required for the events they want to do.
If Clay runs a 4:30 he’s going to have to give up points in other events, a whole lot more than the 300 or so points he does now. It’s a bad trade off. That’s like spending more time to make someone throw the javelin farther as a multi.