Infinite Tucker's SEC Superman Dive Deserved An Article

The following is an actual conversation between FloTrack writers Kevin Sully and Lincoln Shryack regarding Infinite Tucker’s Superman dive to win the SEC 400m hurdles title over the weekend.

Kevin Sully 

Lincoln, this photo deserves an article.

Lincoln Shryack

Put it on a damn billboard in College Station.

Kevin Sully 

For those who need some background, this is Infinite Tucker of Texas A&M leaping across the finish line to win the SEC 400m hurdles. But leaping doesn't seem like an appropriate verb in this case.

Lincoln Shryack 

Some people would say he didn't need to go to Infinity and Beyond to win this race. But those people would be wrong and dumb.

I'm considering making this my phone background. Or a tattoo.

Definitely a tattoo.

Kevin Sully

We've seen dives of desperation and dives because of a loss of balance, but this is a whole new genre. He went full-on Superman 180, like a running back going over the goal line. If planking was still a thing, I'd say that was his motivation.

Lincoln Shryack

What's crazy is that his name was actually just Paul before this race. Paul Tucker. It changed to Infinite once he flew across the line.

Kevin Sully 

He turned into Paul on meter 398.

Lincoln Shryack

Where does this rank on the all-time finish-line dives in track? Above Shaunae Miller-Uibo?

Once again for good measure... BAM!


Kevin Sully 

For the stakes of the race, definitely lower than Miller-Uibo, Christian Smith at the 2008 Olympic Trials, and Jeff Porter in the 2012 Olympic Trials, though Porter’s came as he crossed the line. But, in terms of presentation, it's at the top.

If I'm a figure skating/gymnastics judge, that's close to a perfect 10.

The separation of the legs is the only deduction.

Lincoln Shryack

It's on Mt. Rushmore for sure here.

Look at his face. I challenge you to grin while preparing to crash and burn on the track. Kevin Sully isn't grinning.

Kevin Sully

He knew exactly what was coming and didn't blink. What do we think of some of the social media comments about him doing this in a race against his teammate?

Check out the photo finish photo:

Lincoln Shryack 

On par with the 2016 takes that said Miller-Uibo shouldn't have dived (doved? doven? deeved?) to beat Allison Felix. Garbage.

FULL. EXTENSION.

Pat Henry shook his hand afterward—the greatest compliment you can get from him.

Kevin Sully 

During the Miller-Uibo debate, smart people weighed in and said that diving doesn't get you to the finish line quicker. In this case, I don't care.

Lincoln Shryack

Analytics don't win championships.

It's important to differentiate lame falls from a fighter jet taking off from a runway. This was the latter.

Kevin Sully 

What if this becomes his thing? Yeah, it's not efficient or healthy, but I'd be all for a hurdler with a trademark finish.

Lincoln Shryack

The new market inefficiency. CC: Michael Lewis.

Kevin Sully

Ok, I've watched this 15 more times and now I think he might have been losing his balance just a tad.

Lincoln Shryack 

Art doesn't need an explanation.

Kevin Sully

Saw an interview and he said he felt like he was giving it his all. Understatement of the year.

Lincoln Shryack

Nobody:

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