Friday, July 15, 2011

Yes/No: Blankenship sub-3:38 at Heusden?

Last week's Yes/No question was about a former University of Minnesota Gopher athlete who is now competing on the track and field circuit in Europe. In keeping with that theme for another week, we will check out Ben Blankenship at KBC Night of Athletics meet in Heusden. Blankenship may not be a world record holder and world champion like Barbora Špotáková, but he is a Gopher attempting to conquer the international scene.

Blankenship has been on a roll. Can he keep it up in the Netherlands?

Yes/No: Will Ben Blankenship run sub-3:38:00 at Heusden on Saturday?

Ben Blankenship has had a great 2011. His top races have included a 3:39 victory in the 1500 at the Stanford Payton Jordan invite in May. In June he topped that with a 3:54.10 mile at the Prefontaine Classic. This week, Blankenship raced to a personal record 3:37.23 at Kortrijk Guldensporenmeeting in Belgium.

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My answer: Yes

Last week's question was: Will Barbora Špotáková finish in the top two in the javelin at the Paris Diamond League meet on Friday? The answer was yes - Špotáková finished second at the meet. Twenty six players answered correctly this week.

Big changes in the overall standings as both the overall leader, Lori Anne Peterson and the always-correct Chris Rivers answered incorrectly. There is now a logjam at the top with four players in first place: Lori Anne Peterson, Mike Henderson, Patrick Eastman and Rachel Karel. Chris Rivers and Daniel Gerber lurk one point back.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

The answer was yes. Blankenship won the "B" race at Heusden in 3:37.76.