[quote author="Matt Norquist (WashedupDec)" date="1276739536"]What are her current times?
How fast are the girls on their current 4x400m team?
How fast is needed to score points at Conference meet?
What are her strengths/weaknesses in the event (speed/endurance/race distribution/etc)
She’s attempting to walk on at Clemson.
She’s run 58.11 in the 400m.
According to the website, the top 3 open 400m times are 53.72, 54.77, 55.86.
To be honest, it’s tough to say what her weaknesses are. I say that because she’s run 12.97 in the 100m, so she doesn’t have blazing speed. I told her that perhaps the coach would see her as a future half-miler. When we do speed endurance/SE sessions, she aces everything, ALWAYS hitting her goals times near perfectly. Usually she goes out in 28, and comes back in 30.xx.
They’ve got a pretty hot sprint squad. Two of their 4×400 team (that averaged 54.x) weren’t even on the list of top 3 400 times. Their 800 is pretty weak (SB of 2:16 as top time). If she can run 58 off 13s speed, I bet she could/should get down to 2:13-2:15 without a great deal of difficulty.
I’d call the coach up, describe your kid, and ask him which event he has a greater need for a walk on for – and then prep her for tryouts for that event.