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    My high school's basketball pep band in the '60s...

    My high school's basketball pep band in the '60s almost exclusively played Glenn Miller tunes. I don't know how long that lasted beyond the '60s, but it was fabulous up-tempo music.

    Makes me...
  2. Thread: Off We Go.....

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    Courtney graduated from Fordham University in...

    Courtney graduated from Fordham University in 1955, then competed for the US Air Force team in subsequent years.

    The fact that he anchored the gold medal 4x4 team in '56 is indicative of the...
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    But the meet did provide the first ever outdoor...

    But the meet did provide the first ever outdoor meeting between Klosterhalfen and Schlachtenhaufen!
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    Maybe so, but remember that the school is only a...

    Maybe so, but remember that the school is only a Junior University.
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    Doesn't anyone here know math? ...

    Doesn't anyone here know math?

    https://vimeo.com/178335
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    To show that what is often thought of as new is...

    To show that what is often thought of as new is merely something forgotten, there were similar stories about the affects of altitude when the AAU men's championships were run at Denver in 1929.
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    Sorry, I gave the answer yesterday but apparently...

    Sorry, I gave the answer yesterday but apparently never posted it.

    Indeed, the story was about Glenn Cunningham, in 1939.
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    Close in a way, because the miler went to Kansas....

    Close in a way, because the miler went to Kansas. But it wasn't Ryun, nor was it as late as 1968.
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    Lopen is correct about the trick question. T&F...

    Lopen is correct about the trick question. T&F lore often identifies the 1968 Olympics as the first time when many people thought about altitude affects, but this story predates Ryun, et al, '68...
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    Name the Athlete and Year

    This is from an LA Times story:

    XXX Wins Salt Lake Race
    High Altitude Slows XXX

    Salt Lake City, May 27--". . . The time . . . while not exceptional for . . . was considered good in view of the...
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    Bednarek pulls hammie near the end of the turn. ...

    Bednarek pulls hammie near the end of the turn. Finishes without assistance, limping up the track, out of his lane but never running to the inside of his lane and never interfering with someone...
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    Administrative jump-off for places 5-6 was won by...

    Administrative jump-off for places 5-6 was won by Amina Smith over Nicole Greene. Smith's j-o clearance was 1.82. They were tied officially at 1.83/6-0.
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    Third place could be even more wide open than...

    Third place could be even more wide open than anticipated. Young and Webb are drawn in lanes 2 and 1 in the 2nd semi, with Hudson lane 1 in the 1st semi.
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    T&FN formchart; advancers to final 1. Sydney...

    T&FN formchart; advancers to final

    1. Sydney McLaughlin (New Balance) 4
    2. Shamier Little (adidas) 1
    3. Dalilah Muhammad (Nike) 2
    4. Ashley Spencer (Nike) 5
    5. Kiah Seymour (Glenarden TC) 10...
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    T&FN formchart; advancers to semis 1. Grant...

    T&FN formchart; advancers to semis

    1. Grant Holloway (Florida) 2
    2. Daniel Roberts (Kentucky) nr
    3. Devon Allen (Nike) 1
    4. Freddie Crittenden (unattached) 3
    6. Isaiah Moore (South...
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    T&FN formchart, all advanced to semis, advancers...

    T&FN formchart, all advanced to semis, advancers to final:

    1. Keni Harrison (adidas) 1
    2. Christina Clemons (adidas) 4
    3. Sharika Nelvis (adidas) 3
    4. Nia Ali (Nike) (6)
    5. Tonea Marshall...
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    T&FN formchart; advancers to semis: 1. Noah...

    T&FN formchart; advancers to semis:

    1. Noah Lyles (adidas) 1
    2. Christian Coleman (Nike) (3)
    3. Isiah Young (Nike) 3
    4. Ameer Webb (Nike) 4
    5. Andrew Hudson (Texas Tech) nr
    6. Kenny Bednarek...
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    T&FN formchart; advancers to semis: 1. Angie...

    T&FN formchart; advancers to semis:

    1. Angie Annelus (USC) 10
    3. Teahna Daniels (Nike) nr
    4. Shania Collins (adidas) 8
    5. Phyllis Francis (Nike) 4
    6. Brittany Brown (unattached) nr
    7. Kyra...
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    announcement made at 1:00 that stadium would...

    announcement made at 1:00 that stadium would reopen at 1:20.
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    Weather delay announced at about 11:55. Hept HJ...

    Weather delay announced at about 11:55. Hept HJ was about to begin when events were suspended because of impending hail storm. We had hail for 3-4 minutes at about 12:35.

    No sign of resumption...
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    Going into the final, Ronnie Baker does not have...

    Going into the final, Ronnie Baker does not have a WC qualifying mark. The final is his last chance, he needs to finish top 3 with a legal 10.10 or better.

    Never mind!
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    FiNALISTS: 1. Rai Benjamin (Nike) 3. David...

    FiNALISTS:

    1. Rai Benjamin (Nike)
    3. David Kendziera (unattached)
    4. TJ Holmes (Nike)
    5. Byron Robinson (adidas)
    6. Amere Lattin (Houston)
    8. Khallifah Rosser (unattached)
    9. Kerron...
  23. FINALISTS: 1. Michael Norman (Nike) 3. Fred...

    FINALISTS:

    1. Michael Norman (Nike)
    3. Fred Kerley (Nike)
    4. Trevor Stewart (North Carolina A&T)
    5. Tyrell Richard (South Carolina State)
    9. Michael Cherry (Nike)

    knocked off formchart...
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    FINALISTS: 1. Jessica Beard (adidas) ...

    FINALISTS:

    1. Jessica Beard (adidas)
    2. Wadeline Jonathas (South Carolina)
    3. Courtney Okolo (Nike)
    4. Shakima Wimbley (adidas)
    6. Allyson Felix (Nike)
    10. Kendall Ellis (New Balance)
    ...
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    Devon Williams (8295) and Solomon Simmons (8227)...

    Devon Williams (8295) and Solomon Simmons (8227) finish 1st and 2nd and both reach the WC qual mark of 8200. Zach Ziemek is the only other American to have achieved the qual and will join Williams...
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