Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

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Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by The Angel of Death on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:54 am

UPXC alum Derek Mandell (class of 2008), who represented Guam at the 2008 Olympics in the 800m, has been selected again in the same event and will compete in London! I heard it from the man himself. Just thought you guys would be interested.


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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:35 am

Thats fantastic! A PR in Beijing and now the chance to do it again in London? (I really need to look at qualifying for the Irish National Ski Team....)

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by PilotNut on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:55 am

I have always thought about trying to qualify for the Irish Olympic Track Team... I mean, there certainly wouldnt be much competition...

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:14 pm

PilotNut wrote:I have always thought about trying to qualify for the Irish Olympic Track Team... I mean, there certainly wouldnt be much competition...

I doubt you could beat John Treacy or Eamon Coghlan, and those guys are in their 60's.

Come to think of it, I have beaten you to the beer table.

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by PilotNut on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:39 pm

Well, you do have a couple row head start on me up the stairs.

I choose to do my major training at the T-Room and the Portsmouth Club. Bring it on.

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:52 pm

PilotNut wrote:Well, you do have a couple row head start on me up the stairs.

I choose to do my major training at the T-Room and the Portsmouth Club. Bring it on.
Oh, this could get good, REALLY good. I'm cherry in!!

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:01 pm

I am the WORLD CHAMP at the dollar dog race.

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:15 pm

I wonder what the tiebreaker is in the dollar dog race?

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:25 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:I wonder what the tiebreaker is in the dollar dog race?
Believe me, we won't need it!
I may be a few years older with a wooden knee, but I'm five rows closer to dogs.



Umm, love those Texas State Fair dogs.

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:48 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
DaTruRochin wrote:I wonder what the tiebreaker is in the dollar dog race?
Believe me, we won't need it!
I may be a few years older with a wooden knee, but I'm five rows closer to dogs.



Umm, love those Texas State Fair dogs.

Ask Stoney's dad.

I knocked over three toddlers who had a head start on me.

Part of being a champ is dealing with obstacles. Wooden leg or no, you are going down.

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$100 Dog

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:59 pm

Man, I'm glad I inspired your new avatar; it has given you 'tude! I love it!

Sigh, I guess I'll just have to stick to the $100 dogs in the HOF Room.


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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:16 pm

If you're wondering, the first round of the 800 is Monday morning. I don't see the start lists posted but the first heat is at 2:50 am, right as some of you are getting home for the evening.

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mandell-derek-1047569/

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:46 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:If you're wondering, the first round of the 800 is Monday morning. I don't see the start lists posted but the first heat is at 2:50 am, right as some of you are getting home for the evening.

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mandell-derek-1047569/

I'll still be up

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:29 pm

Heat 1, and there's an American in it with him so he's a near lock to get on TV.

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Re: Derek Mandell - Olympic Bound! (Again)

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:12 am

UP grad Derek Mandell, running for Guam, was last in his preliminary heat and did not advance.

But, he did represent UP and Guam in the Olympic Games....how cool is that!! pirat

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