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    I hope that with e garry hill's undisguised prejudice towards field events (triple jumper that he was - or was it still the hop-skip-and-jump way back then?), this will be the first track board in history that is not dominated by geeky distance runners. Hey, anorexics, go elsewhere! Sprinters, hurdlers, throwers and jumpers, unite! We have nothing to fear now that we are in garry's protective (and large, I understand) embrace.

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    "large embrace"?!!!

    I'll have you know I weigh about the same as I did in high school.

    Of course it was in pounds then, kilos now. :-)

    gh

    ps--you can be a field eventer and be geeky. Who can ever forget Cordner Nelson's description of a Cal triple jumper in his coverage of the 1970 NCAA: "close-cropped anomaly Rich Dunn."

    pps--what do you mean I'm only one of three people alive who was around for the 1970 NCAA?

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    • #3
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      >>pps--what do you mean I'm only one of three people alive who was around for the 1970 NCAA?<<

      Well, let's see . . . there's you, and there's me, and . . . there must be a third out there somewhere, eh?

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      • #4
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        ... probably Walt Murphy ....

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        • #5
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          >ps--you can be a field eventer and be geeky.

          Should we run that assertion by Charles Clinger and his socks?

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          • #6
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            field eventers of the world, unite !

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            • #7
              I'm surprised this thread hasn't been locked, bronzed and put in a plexiglass exhibit - the FIRST-EVER tafnut thread! (of course, I may have just condemned it to Eternal Deletion!)

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              • #8
                Well, I've got to be a part of history!


                By the way, who the heck is Guest? :wink:



                There are no strings on me

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                • #9
                  Count me as a geeky (but not as skinny as I used to be) distance runner who has become completely enamored with field events in my post-competitive days. I still love the distances, but every time I go to a meet, I immediately establish which seats will give me the best view of the high jump and pole vault. In fact, the only time I have ever covered a meet for T&FN -- the 2004 NCAAs -- the two events I covered were the men's HJ and javelin. Can't say I know a damn thing about the technical aspects of either event, but I sure enjoy watching.
                  "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                  • #10
                    What is the point of this thread???

                    Not that I am against it as a die hard" fielder" just wondering.....

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                    • #11
                      It was initiated on the first day of this board, April 16, 2003. It was meant to acknowledge the existence of a REAL track & FIELD board in cyberspace. Darkwing was the closest thing to being real, but it was just a collection of e-mails, and believe it or else: I was a lurker there and never posted! (and it's too late to go back - so HA!)

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                      • #12
                        If one is really into field events, one needs to buy multiple tickets to major meets.
                        The stands near the PV in Sacto were listed as general admission. I tried to get in to watch the women's PV but couldn't because I didn't have a general admission ticket. just one for a reserved seat.

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                        • #13
                          Thrower and proud here.

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                          • #14
                            I was a lurker there and never posted! (and it's too late to go back - so HA!)[/quote]

                            I find that incredibly hard to believe!

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                            • #15
                              I find that incredibly hard to believe!
                              I can understand that, but it was a very weird dynamic that even I felt off-putting. What did others think of the difference between there and here? Why did gh or D-W-I-G-H-T leave?

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