Friday, February 19, 2010

Yes/No: Will Henderson Break 25 Seconds?

The University of Minnesota will host two meets this weekend starting with the men's Snowshoe Open tonight. The women will follow with the Parents' Day Open on Saturday. These meets offer a good blend of the top talent from local Division II and III schools competing against the Gophers as well as some top-notch unattached athletes.

Minnesota State, Mankato will bring its nationally ranked women's squad to Minneapolis on Saturday. The #13 Mavericks are led by sprinter Brittany Henderson and she is the focus of the yes/no question this week:

Y/N: Will Brittany Henderson run faster than 25.00 in the 200 meters at the U of M on Saturday?

Brittany Henderson is a five-time D2 All-American who has run as fast as 23.61 outdoors in the 200 meters. Indoors, Henderson is an All-American in the 200 and ran 24.71 on the oversized track at Iowa State last week. In that race, Henderson finished just 1/100th of a second behind Golden Gopher star Kylie Peterson.

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 2:00 P.M. CST, Saturday, February 20th. Please put your answer in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will continue to offer a bonus for participants making their debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for any first-time players.

My answer: Yes

The question last week was: "Will three or more Team USA Minnesota athletes (men and women) finish in the top six in their respective races?" The correct answer was no - Patrick Smyth was the lone Team USA MN runner in the top six. Thirteen contestants answered correctly and there are now five players tied for first place: Jesse Schoen, Gloria Jansen, Chad Bjugan, Rachel Karel and Toby Hatlevig.

To see these results, please visit DtBFantasy Corner.

Good luck and thanks for playing Yes/No on DtB!

1 comment:

Doug said...

Brittany Henderson ran 24.74, the correct answer is yes.