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  1. Thread: NorCal is burning

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    From the upstairs windows of my house a few miles...

    From the upstairs windows of my house a few miles north of downtown Napa, I could look west at the Nuns Fire, burning all along the ridge line a mile distant and threatening at any moment to move...
  2. Thread: Dave Carey

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    Dave Carey passed away several years ago. There...

    Dave Carey passed away several years ago. There is no weblink to his collection, nor is any of it available for purchase. You can write to tafwa@interis.com for additional information.
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    Patinaud published the following separate...

    Patinaud published the following separate booklets: 100: 32-86, 32-87, 32-96, 32-99; 200: 32-83, 32-89, 32-99; 400: 32-84, 32-93, 32-99; 400H: 32-86; 110H: 32-85; 4x100: 32-90. All are part of the...
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    2017 USATF/FAST Annual

    The 2017 USATF/FAST Annual is now available: 693 pages including records, deep all-time lists, the definitive statistical accounting of the 2016 season, and the extensive FAST men's and women's...
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    Culling the herd. ...

    Culling the herd.

    http://sandiegouniontribune.ca.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=08b5f1ab7
  6. Thread: 2016 FAST Annual

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    2016 FAST Annual

    The 2016 FAST Annual has (finally) arrived from the printer: 670 pages with deep all-time and 2015 lists, records and the detailed FAST Index of male and female athletes. To obtain a copy, either (1)...
  7. Thread: Ken Norton

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    He did not place in the top 6 in any event at any...

    He did not place in the top 6 in any event at any Illinois State HS Meet.
  8. Thread: Pan Am Juniors

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    According to the official results, Cuba's...

    According to the official results, Cuba's Yuleimis Aguilar set a World Junior Record with the Javelin (63.86) on her initial throw. Doesn't seem to have attracted much attention here.
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    And the parade of brilliance continues: ...

    And the parade of brilliance continues:

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/04/us/texas-alligator-attack/index.html
  10. Thread: 2015 FAST Annual

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    This is a question for DJ. He's handling the...

    This is a question for DJ. He's handling the mailings.
  11. Thread: 200m straight

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    The Coliseum's baseball layout, while maintaining...

    The Coliseum's baseball layout, while maintaining the dimensions shown in the photo, placed home plate directly in front of the tunnel opening. A small press box/announcer's booth was constructed...
  12. Thread: 2015 FAST Annual

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    All members current with their dues will receive...

    All members current with their dues will receive a copy. Mailings, from Philadelphia, should begin next week.
  13. Thread: 2015 FAST Annual

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    2015 FAST Annual

    The 2015 FAST Annual is FINALLY in print and available for purchase. The text was completed in early April, but the book's release was unexpectedly delayed until now. Deeper lists (all-time US, US...
  14. The Editor of High School Track and I collaborate...

    The Editor of High School Track and I collaborate on very deep HS all-time lists, as well as yearly lists dating back more than a century. A quick glance would indicate that this is not as rare as it...
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    Re: NCAA trivia question

    Hmm. Let me guess: Once? If so, it required four clutch final-attempt successes for that to happen.
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    2014 FAST Annual is available

    To all who have requested information about the Annual:

    The printed book has finally been delivered by USATF, and is available now. The cost is $25 by mail in the USA and $43 USD/32 Euros...
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    Re: NCAA trivia question

    Other than winning NCAA field event championships the same year, I don't know.
  18. Thread: mile WR trivia

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    Re: mile WR trivia

    GH wrote:
    ...who was the first to run a mile with all-the laps sub-4:00? I have this whisper in the back of my mind that it was Bob Day

    It was Day, on 12 June 1965 at Bakersfield. Those of us who...
  19. Thread: Paul Blair RIP

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    Re: Paul Blair RIP

    Charles Lindsay was second, not first, at the 1956 State Meet in the LJ. And James Bates' 9.4, in a dual meet against Dorsey, was aided by a rather obvious rolling start. Second and third placers...
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    Re: Question about a HS 4X1500R "record"

    If the race had included another "legitimate" team (not a "B" team: that's essentially a time trial), the time would likely have been acceptable as a HSR...but certainly not by the NFSHSA. Only marks...
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    Re: Question about a HS 4X1500R "record"

    The HSR in the 2013 FAST Annual record section is a typo, and my mistake; I'm the editor, and totally responsible for that particular brain fart. The time should read 18:52.5. South's 18:42.33 is a...
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    Re: 2013 USATF Media Guide and FAST Annual

    Patience is a virtue.
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    Re: What happened to Laurynne Chetelat?

    No idea where your 9:48.16/9:48.51 numbers came from. Hasay would have been able to claim the NR at 3200. The actual times were 9:52.13 and 9:52.51.
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    Re: 2013 USATF Media Guide and FAST Annual

    The book is now available, for $25 postpaid in the US and $42 elsewhere, from PO Box 192252, San Francisco 94119-2252.
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    Re: Drake WPV Yarisley Silva 4.85m 15-11.00

    There was a lot of wind, sometimes behind the vaulters, more often swirling. Fortunately, they were on the sunnier side of the stadium. It was cold in the shade, as the long jumpers discovered. On...
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