2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Factors Identifying Fast and Slow 40-yd Dash Performances In Untrained College Women
Elli J. Mathis*, Anne E. Ratermann, and Emma K. Lennon
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Mr. Timothy Schwegler, Faculty Mentors

Elli Mathis, Anne Ratermann, and Emma Lennon Faculty Mentor: Jerry Mayhew and Tim Schwegler The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that identify fast and slow 40-yd dash performances in untrained college women. Fast (n = 50) and slow (n = 49) performers were selected from a convenience sample (n = 125) at a small, Midwestern university based on performance of two 40-yd dash trials. Subjects were also measured for vertical jump (VJ), standing long jump (SLJ), Margaria-Kalamen stair run power (M-K), isometric leg strength (ILS), skinfold-predicted %fat, and thigh cross-sectional area (CSA). Stepwise discriminant analysis selected SLJ, VJ, and CSA, in that order, to differentiate fast and slow performers (canonical correlation = 0.70). The unstandardized discriminant function correctly categorized 84% of the slow performers and 82% of the fast performers. The analysis indicated that greater SLJ, higher VJ, and smaller CSA were associated with faster 40-yd dash performance in untrained college women.


Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 4-8
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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