Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wariner Stumbles In Season Opener

Wariner runs second at 200-meters in Sydney Grand Prix

The season opener didn’t go so hot for Jeremy Wariner. The Aussie, Daniel Batman, beat Wariner in the 200-meters at the Sydney Grand Prix in Australia. Batman led from the start and won in 20.81. Jeremy was second in 20.93.

J Dub's time was decent considering the early time of year, and a lost in the 200-meters means nothing. The 400 is his bread and butter.

"This is really just a tuneup race for me to see where I'm at with my training and what I need to work on," Wariner said.

However, the race won't be enough to satisfy the "do nothing" media. They will write that Wariner is off to a bad start since leaving Coach Hart and his career is ruined. That's garbage.

But this race sure didn't help him in the court of public opinion.

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist


  1. Wariner's split with Clyde Hart is indeed big news that everyone's talking about - except Track and Field News! I looked thru the last issue and couldn't find one word written about their split! What in the world is going on?!!!

  2. The lack of coverage by arguably the sport's biggest publication is baffling. They need some new blood over there.

    You're right, it's the most talked about story in track. I guess it is another example of the track establishment not "getting it". They some how think great performances will grow the sport. Thanks for your support of PreraceJitters.com and keep letting us know what you think.