Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yes/No: Jim Dilling over 7-3 at U.S. Open?

The USA Track and Field's Visa Championship Series returns in 2012 with the U.S. Open.  The meet will be held at the venerable Madison Square Garden and feature such luminaries as Bernard Lagat, David Oliver, Asafa Powell and Jenn Suhr.

Former Minnesota State-Mankato athlete Jim Dilling will kick off his indoor season by competing against Jesse Williams, Dusty Jonas and Jamie Nieto in the high jump.  Dilling, the 2007 USA Track and Field Champion is gearing up for a season which he hopes will culminate in a berth in the Olympic Games this summer.

Tell us what height Dilling will reach in New York...

Yes/No: Will Jim Dilling jump 7-3 or higher at the U.S. Open on January 28th?

Dilling has jumped 7-6 1/2 both indoors and outdoors in his career.  In 2011, he finished sixth in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a jump of 7-5 3/4.  After graduating from Minnesota State - Mankato, Dilling trained at Kansas State University with his coach.  This year, Dilling returned to Mankato to pursue a master's degree and coach the Mavericks' high jumpers.

In case a slam dunk contest breaks out at the meet, smart money will be placed on Dilling to dominate.  If you don't believe us, check out this video HERE.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 6:00 P.M. CDT, Saturday, January 28th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. 

My answer: No

Last week's question was:  Will Chris Rombough and/or Hassan Mead break 8:10 in the 3000 meters at the Jack Johnson Invitational?  The answer was yes.  Both runners were comfortably under 8:10 in their first track races of the year.  Almost everyone answered this correctly and there are currently thirty-eight contestants tied for first place in the overall standings.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Jim Dilling jumped 7-2 1/2 at the U.S. Open. The correct answer was no.