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  • polevaultpower
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    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...state-track-a/


    Former Mead High School track and field coach and state track and field hall of famer Gary Baskett died on Thursday at 77, according to Mead athletic director John Barrington.

    Baskett took an already successful boys program at Mead and turned it into one of the most dominant in state history during his 20 years.
    After retiring from Mead, Baskett coached 20 NCAA national qualifiers and eight All-Americans over four years at Whitworth. He was a National Masters shot put champion and official, and assisted at Community Colleges of Spokane and Mt. Spokane High School.

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  • polevaultpower
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    https://www.fox26houston.com/sports/...et-passes-away

    As FOX 26 Sports reported late Thursday night on Twitter legendary Prairie View A&M Track and Field Coach Barbara Jacket, who was with the school from 1966 to 1991, passed away Thursday at the age of 87.

    According to her niece, Carlotta Allen, it was from dementia and complications with COVID.

    It would take a week to go over all of Barbara's accomplishments which at the top of the list includes being the head coach of the U.S. Women's track team for the 1992 Olympics when they had their most success at that time since 1956. She was the second African-American female to be a head coach for the U.S. Olympic Team.

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  • polevaultpower
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    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/st...te/7779792002/

    'Poetry in motion': Former track star Ron Davis, who died of COVID-19, remembered for more than his speed
    Ron held seven Iowa and two national track records when he graduated from Perry High School in 1965. He went on to become a four-time All-American in track at then Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State.

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  • jeremyp
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    Dec 1 2020 was the day of his death. Fought a brain tumor since 2005, so comorbidity high.

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  • polevaultpower
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    https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/s...MQBHA4JPVC4Z4/

    D’Anthony Dorsey, who played football and competed for the track and field team at Wittenberg University, died from COVID-19 at 24, his family announced.

    Dorsey died Tuesday in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center in Florida, according to a report by The Ledger. He got sick after school started in August, his family told the newspaper.

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  • polevaultpower
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    https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/olympi...ry?id=74609424


    Arnie Robinson Jr., an Olympic gold medalist and a track and field Hall of Famer, died after testing positive for COVID-19, his family said. He was 72.

    Robinson was "one of the greatest long jumpers in history," USA Track & Field said in a statement on his Dec. 1 passing.


    The lifelong San Diegan medaled in two Olympics in the long jump, taking silver in 1972 in Munich and gold in 1976 in Montreal.

    He was the top-ranked long jumper in the world from 1976 to 1978, the organization said, with a career-best jump of 27 feet, 4 3/4 inches in 1976.

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  • polevaultpower
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    I don't think this made its way here...

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/st...254748947.html

    A man known for competing in track and field — setting long-standing records at his university and ascending to the Olympic games — has died of coronavirus in North Carolina. Lee Vernon McNeill, a former star runner at East Carolina University, struggled to breathe after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus in late August, his family said.
    He was a sprinter who won gold medals in the 4 x 100 relay at both the 1987 Pan American Games and 1987 World Championships, according to the Olympic Games website. The following year, McNeill competed in the 4 x 100 at the Olympics in Seoul. The Soviet Union’s team came out on top in the event.

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  • polevaultpower
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    I don't have the energy to do a deep dive on each of the athletes' social media for details, but Peter Bromka says that Kate Grace, Matt Fitzgerald and Julia Griffey have all been struggling with long COVID https://twitter.com/Bromka/status/15...rhNooxiz7NTZvg

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  • polevaultpower
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    Jakob Ingebritsen took a rapid test after he got home from World Indoors and tested positive for COVID, per his Instagram stories today.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Mt SAC Head Coach Ron Kamaka passed away today due to complications from COVID.
    https://twitter.com/PrepCalTrack/sta...66941572149248

    Please take a minute to watch this video from a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBSOrAb5Ai0
    Ron was a marvelous man.

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  • polevaultpower
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    Mt SAC Head Coach Ron Kamaka passed away today due to complications from COVID.
    https://twitter.com/PrepCalTrack/sta...66941572149248

    Please take a minute to watch this video from a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBSOrAb5Ai0

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  • Davidokun
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    Originally posted by KevinR View Post

    Agreed. I was just in a particularly sarcastic mood when I read his post.
    And I enjoyed your reply, but then we veered off in the wrong direction.

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  • KevinR
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    Originally posted by Davidokun View Post





    Relax, friends. This is probably just a serious-appearing post, intended to establish "hamelton" as a legitimate member. In accordance with the now-familiar pattern, I anticipate it will soon be followed by another serious-appearing post, which contains a link you'll regret clicking. Best to ignore until this malicious new member reveals his true colors, and then may be terminated by the administration.
    Agreed. I was just in a particularly sarcastic mood when I read his post.

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  • Wiederganger
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    Tuariki KevinR Thank you. Much better today, just a blocked nose and slight fatigue.

    It does seem a little bit of a lottery in how it affects people. Or rather, not obvious whose immune system will cope; my partner doesn't exercise, drinks, and has an extremely stressful job, while I don't really drink at all, exercise 5x a week etc., yet my symptoms were broader & more intense. I am 7 years older though. We used to joke that he would go first because "I am fit". Well, maybe my immune systems isn't as good as I thought it was, and those 7 years maybe do make a difference. Then of course, there's inbuilt genetics. My dad only had one kidney working in his 60s, I'm sure I inherit my weakness there from him. On the other hand, my mother would hardly get ill. We used to joke that she "had the constitution of a German Lesbian" because she was so tough. I didn't inherit that. Well, maybe the lesbian bit.

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  • Davidokun
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    Originally posted by KevinR View Post
    What?!?!? Finally someone has come in here to enlighten us with the truth that has been hidden by the cabal of globalists and illuminati! The scales have dropped from my eyes!
    Originally posted by Dave View Post
    Dear god, make it stop! Do we really need the conspiracy types here?
    Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post
    did you join just to spout out this drivel? if so, I think I am safe in saying you are in the wrong place!
    Relax, friends. This is probably just a serious-appearing post, intended to establish "hamelton" as a legitimate member. In accordance with the now-familiar pattern, I anticipate it will soon be followed by another serious-appearing post, which contains a link you'll regret clicking. Best to ignore until this malicious new member reveals his true colors, and then may be terminated by the administration.

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