Mark Morningstar

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Post by OHIO BOY »

one thing is for sure he definately has a long road ahead i dont know about 1,2or,3rd maybe he will rise for the occasion though
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Gunner...Yes Harris beat Morningstar once in about 6 head to head meetings...caught MM in mid-season slump and beat him on misses at WCC for Mark's only loss of the year prior to states. I think they could both hit the qualifying standard and qualify this year....Harris needs lots of technical work, but he's young and has "springs" thats for sure.
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i agree head roadie they can both make the qualifing standard but i think that there will be more of a mind game at the district meet so im gonna predict that one or the other goes to states
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for harris only being a freshman last year, he did prety darn good i thought, even if morningstar was in a slump, he still beat him, and the other times they went at it harris only lost by an inch or less and in some cases number of scratches, i believe mark only had one "big" win over derek...i would know becuase i keep stats for the bisons
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Harris was awesome for a freshman. To set the record straight though, any of the 4 MM victories always came by at least two inches, it never came down to scratches, and in the case of Bed. Inv. and Bellwood Inv. it was several inches difference. Here's to hoping Harris elevates to state qualifying standard this year as I feel certain MM will be there. I think only a bad weather day should keep both these HJ'ers from qualifying for states. I will state that the key for Harris is that he become more of a "technician". He's operating on raw talent right now.
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Losing by 2 inches might not sound like a lot, but it really is when it comes to jumping. Just like losing by a second might not sound like a lot in the sprints, but its a huuuuge difference. However, I'd rather lose by a few inches or a few seconds than scratching all three jumps or getting DQed in a race- that is definitely the worst, especially when you know you could have done well in the event.
The good quality about Derek is that he never gets too nervous or worked up about his events that he starts to freak out. He too has his slumps, just like any other athlete, but I don't think it's just raw talent. He works really hard at practices, and Coach Marshall tells him exactly what he is doing right, and what he needs to work on, which more of that will come with experience.
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I agree with the fact that Harris is operating on raw talent right now. Will that change as he gets older, only if he wants to become a student of the high jump. I think he will improve as he gets older, but for now, Morningstar is the kid to beat in the high jump. It also helps that Morningstar has one of the best if not the best jumps coach in the county and he will have him ready.

P.S. Is Morningstar considering jumping at all in any indoor meets? Like a PSU meet?
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Deke not be nervous... isn't this the same kid that threw up before the Marion Center playoff football game 2 years ago??
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Yeah, I also heard about that. I began to make fun of him, but I then was corrected that it wasn't true. I still get on him about it today though.
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Back to the subject of Mark i think he tore his ACL playing basketball. But I could be mistaken im not possitive on that. I also think he will still do very well.
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