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  • Rupp's NCAA/USATF Double

    Trivia time!

    Rupp won the 10 in both Fayetteville and Eugene. Who was the last one to score such a double before him? (meaning the meets, not the cities!)

  • #2
    Re: Rupp's NCAA/USATF Double

    JW in the 400.

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    • #3
      Re: Rupp's NCAA/USATF Double

      Originally posted by 502CD
      JW in the 400.
      I assume the question pertains to the 10,000 only.

      I'm having a hard time coming up with a guess here, mostly due to the number of foreign collegians who have won the 10 in recent memory.

      Nenow?

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      • #4
        Yes it's a 10K (or if you want, 6M) question only.

        Chris Hill won both in the javelin this year (and Will Claye may well have had he contested the Senior USATF).

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        • #5
          I'll guess Lindgren.

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          • #6
            Nenow is a surprisingly not-even-close answer: runner-up at USATF twice and never higher than 7th in the NCAA.

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            • #7
              Lindgren was my guess, but he never finished any better than his 2nd in WR time from '65. He preferred the 5000 at USATF. He only ran the 10 two other times, finishing 4th and 5th. Didn't run it in any of this three NCAA title years.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gh
                Nenow is a surprisingly not-even-close answer: runner-up at USATF twice and never higher than 7th in the NCAA.
                Yeah, I knew he was something of a late bloomer, but didn't realize how far off I was until I looked it up.

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                • #9
                  Gotta be Shorter, Butler or Bjorklund, all of whom won both I'm pretty sure (but in the same year?)

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                  • #10
                    According to my records, I am going with.... never.

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                    • #11
                      Without looking anything up and just off the top of my head leading candidates would be (the fact you mention 6M makes me think I should be looking farther back than I am):

                      Salazar
                      Virgin
                      Mills
                      Shannon Butler
                      Todd Williams

                      After that, I got nuthin'.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gm
                        According to my records, I am going with.... never.
                        I'm beginning to suspect that's the answer.

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                        • #13
                          I had to look. Verified with results at gbrathletics.com. Never happened before this year.

                          On the women's side, it's only happened once: Kim Schnurpfeil (Stanford), 1982.

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                          • #14
                            Rupp's NCAA/USTAF double

                            This sets the stage for the first NCAA/USTAF/World Championship triple! :lol:

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                            • #15
                              However, there has been an American who won the NAIA 6 mile the same year he won the 6 mile at the U.S. track and field championship meet.

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