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  • Cooter Brown
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    Originally posted by Cooter Brown
    Charles Austin's son jumped 6'8" to take 2nd in the HJ. Charles stated that he first attempted the HJ a month ago. He's a junior at San Marcos HS.
    8 weeks after high jumping for the first time, SMHS junior, Allex Austin is over 7'2".

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/high ... 361202.php

    He said he thinks he has acquired his father's competitive fire, as well — a notion that was underscored when the bar went up to 6-10 at the district meet.

    At that point, Austin said he heard, “‘His dad won the gold medal. But he can't do it.'”

    He promptly cleared 6-10. Then he went over 7-0 for the first time in his life, soaring over the bar by a good 4 inches.

    Charles Austin, who holds the American record at 7-101/2, sounded almost incredulous in describing how easy his son made it look in clearing 7-0, then 7-2.

    “It was ridiculous,” Austin recalled. “It was sickening how high he was over the bar. I think it's just a matter of time before he breaks my record. If he really finds the passion, he's going to get it.”

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  • texas_speed
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    LOL. Well that's kind of what I meant...most don't sit out in the sun for 8 solid hours.

    But I get your point.

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  • Cooter Brown
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    Originally posted by texas_speed
    I don't think many go to the meet for 8 solid hours.
    Most I know do. We were there FRI from 10am - 7pm & SAT from 8am to the end.

    However, we do have beer in the parking garage available all day long.

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  • texas_speed
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    I don't think many go to the meet for 8 solid hours.

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by texas_speed
    Unbearable?

    Really?

    We may have hit 93 or 95 on Saturday.
    As of Saturday, I do not think we have hit the 70s since maybe October. 95 is not hot, it would be UNBEARABLE to be in for 8 hours.

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  • TxHottrack
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    Originally posted by lonewolf
    Originally posted by TxHottrack
    Originally posted by texas_speed
    Unbearable?

    Really?

    I've been going since the meet used to be held in the football stadium and there have been plenty of warmer Texas Relays than the 2011 edition.

    We may have hit 93 or 95 on Saturday.

    There have been years when we were looking at 102, extremely muggy and no wind. At least there was a nice, cool breeze all weekend this time around.


    Agreed! The only time Texas Relays got a little weird to me is the year it turned extremely cold that Saturday, which they canceled many events.
    Yep, that was possibly the worst day in Texas Relays history.. officials sat in the rain for the prescribed one hour "warm-up" period.. only three TJers showed up.. one said screw this and left immediately without taking a jump... the jumper from Arkansas State (?) saw a chance for a medal, took one jump and left.. the jumper from MInnesota, describing the weather as "just a spring day in Minnesota" took all six jumps..



    the jumper from MInnesota, describing the weather as "just a spring day in Minnesota" took all six jumps..[/quote]

    :lol:

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  • lilwayne1814
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    And let's not forget the heat. Absolutely, brutal. I have never seen so many people passing out (in the stands, on the track, underneath the stands). I have been going regularly since '84 and can not recall it being so unbearable. There were no clouds to help out :lol:[/quote]
    Hmmmm??? I was on the field all day Friday and Saturday. The temp was only about 97 F max and with the constant wind I did not even notice the heat... If you go all four days you are apt to experience all four seasons. I can remember 105 F days (interspersed with 40F/sleet/rain/tornado days)..[/quote]

    Guys/Gals, I'm not comparing it too the alltime hottest temps or any of the sort...I'm just saying it was awfully hot, which was obvious by the number of time paramedics were in and out of the stands. Also, I agree that was some meets a few years back when the temps were shorts and tanks on Friday, then coats and blankets on Saturday.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by TxHottrack
    Originally posted by texas_speed
    Unbearable?

    Really?

    I've been going since the meet used to be held in the football stadium and there have been plenty of warmer Texas Relays than the 2011 edition.

    We may have hit 93 or 95 on Saturday.

    There have been years when we were looking at 102, extremely muggy and no wind. At least there was a nice, cool breeze all weekend this time around.


    Agreed! The only time Texas Relays got a little weird to me is the year it turned extremely cold that Saturday, which they canceled many events.
    Yep, that was possibly the worst day in Texas Relays history.. officials sat in the rain for the prescribed one hour "warm-up" period.. only three TJers showed up.. one said screw this and left immediately without taking a jump... the jumper from Arkansas State (?) saw a chance for a medal, took one jump and left.. the jumper from MInnesota, describing the weather as "just a spring day in Minnesota" took all six jumps..

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  • TxHottrack
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    Any splits for the 4x400's, but women & men?

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  • TxHottrack
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    Originally posted by texas_speed
    Unbearable?

    Really?

    I've been going since the meet used to be held in the football stadium and there have been plenty of warmer Texas Relays than the 2011 edition.

    We may have hit 93 or 95 on Saturday.

    There have been years when we were looking at 102, extremely muggy and no wind. At least there was a nice, cool breeze all weekend this time around.


    Agreed! The only time Texas Relays got a little weird to me is the year it turned extremely cold that Saturday, which they canceled many events.

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  • texas_speed
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    My sentiments exactly.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by lilwayne1814
    Originally posted by guru
    Originally posted by Cooter Brown
    Crowd was definitely down this year...probably 15-16K. I guess the lack of high schools definitely hurt.

    I'm sure the current gas prices didn't help either.
    And let's not forget the heat. Absolutely, brutal. I have never seen so many people passing out (in the stands, on the track, underneath the stands). I have been going regularly since '84 and can not recall it being so unbearable. There were no clouds to help out :lol:
    Hmmmm??? I was on the field all day Friday and Saturday. The temp was only about 97 F max and with the constant wind I did not even notice the heat... If you go all four days you are apt to experience all four seasons. I can remember 105 F days (interspersed with 40F/sleet/rain/tornado days)..

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  • JRM
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    Canada's Jared Connaughton posted a 10.04w (3.8) to win the men's 100m invitational. Although both his recent races have been wind-aided, you can't deny those are pretty impressive times.

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  • texas_speed
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    Unbearable?

    Really?

    I've been going since the meet used to be held in the football stadium and there have been plenty of warmer Texas Relays than the 2011 edition.

    We may have hit 93 or 95 on Saturday.

    There have been years when we were looking at 102, extremely muggy and no wind. At least there was a nice, cool breeze all weekend this time around.

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  • lilwayne1814
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    Originally posted by guru
    Originally posted by Cooter Brown
    Crowd was definitely down this year...probably 15-16K. I guess the lack of high schools definitely hurt.

    I'm sure the current gas prices didn't help either.
    And let's not forget the heat. Absolutely, brutal. I have never seen so many people passing out (in the stands, on the track, underneath the stands). I have been going regularly since '84 and can not recall it being so unbearable. There were no clouds to help out :lol:

    Leave a comment:

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