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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2
    Good luck to Suzy who I found to be exceedingly gracious and polite in meets in which I officiated.
    Great interview here. She touches on her brothers suicide. She comes across as a genuine fan of track and field as well as one of its stars.

    http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/238557 ... mpic-Games

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  • az2004
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    she had emotional problems

    brother commits suicide..

    main rival a drug cheat

    what a bunch of losers, those oregon folk are

    so full of themselves, don't even realize how patethic they are...

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Good luck to Suzy who I found to be exceedingly gracious and polite in meets in which I officiated.

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  • CKuykendall
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    Or, I should have said, Prefontaine won four consecutive NCAA 3M/5000 titles. 1972 was a 5000. 1970, 1971, and 1973 were 3Ms.

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  • CKuykendall
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    Four consecutive Wisconsin high school state championships (1600) followed by four consecutive NCAA championships (1500), freshman through senior years in both cases. Steve Prefontaine won two Oregon state high school 2M titles, his junior and senior seasons, and four consecutive NCAA 5000 titles. Seilala Sua apparently won three consecutive Florida state discus titles, sophomore through senior, and four consecutive NCAA discus titles. Angela Williams won California high school 100 titles her junior and senior seasons, then four consecutive NCAA 100s. Marty Liquori won three consecutive NCAA 1500s, sophomore through senior, but freshmen weren't eligible for the NCAAs his first year at Villanova. I don't know what he did as a high schooler in New Jersey. My TFNs don't go back that far. If there's somebody else in American track & field who achieved four and four, or close, I don't know who it is. Possibly somebody from NCAA Division II. Jenny Barringer Simpson won three Florida state high school XC titles, and three NCAA steeplechase titles, losing a shoe on the first lap of the other NCAA steeple in 2007 and surrendering 80 meters, stopping to fix it, in a race which included and was won by Anna Willard Pierce.

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by ExCoastRanger
    Suzy Favor-Hamilton was much more than merely a "fine collegiate athlete." She is one of the winningest collegians ever, and ranked top-10 amongst the world's best 1,500m runners four times (5th in '97, 7th in '00, 6th in '01, 4th in '02).
    The Big Ten Athlete of the Year (not track, all sports) is the Jesse Owens Award. It has only been won twice by T&F athletes in its 30 years (Spivey and Sunder Nix) and only by one guy from Wisconsin (Ron Dayne, the year he won the Heisman).

    The Big Ten Woman's Athlete of the year is the Suzy Favor Hamilton Award after she won it three straight times and the Honda Award for top collegiate athlete of the year.

    slightly dated with a couple errors from Wikipedia
    High school competition

    U.S. Junior record in the 1500 m
    Three times held the U.S. Junior title in the 1500 m
    Twice the Pan American Juniors gold medalist (1984, 1986)
    Won 11 state high school titles
    Named one of the 100 High School Athletes of the Century by Scholastic Sports Magazine

    Collegiate

    At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Favor won nine NCAA individual titles which, while now tied by Sally Kipyego, still stands as the most in NCAA history. Favor's other collegiate accomplishments include:

    NCAA Championships record holder in the 800 m and 1500 m
    Two NCAA Cross-Country Championships runner-up awards
    NCAA Top Six Award
    NCAA Woman of the Year
    23 Big Ten Conference championships
    Four [actually only 3] Big Ten Athlete of the Year Awards, which is now called the "Suzy Favor Award"
    Big Ten Athlete of the Decade for the 1990s
    World University Games silver medalist
    Jumbo Elliot Award
    Honda-Broderick Cup Award
    Babe Zaharias Award
    14 All-American awards

    [edit] Professional

    After graduating, Favor-Hamilton competed extensively, with the following results:

    Competed three times for the U.S. in the Olympic Games, 1992, 1996 and 2000
    Competed seven times in the U.S. National Championships
    Held the U.S. record for the 1000 m
    Held the U.S. indoor record for the 800 m
    Won the bronze medal at the 1998 Goodwill Games
    Finished 5th at the 2002 World Cross-Country Championships (short course), the best-ever finish by a U.S. woman
    Five sub-four minute 1500 m, which are five of the nine fastest times ever run by an American
    Only U.S. woman to have the fastest seasonal 1500 m time in the world. In 2000, she was ranked number one in the world based on time, at 3:57.40.
    Named USA Track and Field Distance Runner of the Year, 2000
    Ranked number one in the U.S. in 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001 and 2002

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  • olorin
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    Originally posted by vip
    Favor-Hamilton was denied $$$ and acclaim because of Jacobs, so she probably and rightly harbors some resentment about the unfair aspect of her professional career.

    I always wondered how much more decorated Ashford would've been if she didn't compete in "that era."
    I don’t think that Ashford would win many more major titles, as she won almost every time she was not injured.
    Ashford won the double in 79 & 81.
    She was injured in 1983
    She won 1984
    Injured in 1987
    So, the only added medal was maybe gold in 1988.

    She would probably broke a few more WRs but I doubt if she would reach 10.76 without Gohr.

    But if she didn’t compete at that era we wouldn’t have the wonderful day in Zurich (the best T&F moment for me) when Ashford left the blocks so slowly (relatively of course) only to catch Gohr after 70 meters and then win by almost a meter with the 10.76.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mdu3fQXBUE

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by mojo
    Wow. She was a great athlete who happened to suffer from some anxiety problems. She readily admitted to that.

    I love how armchair athletes are perfect -never would they have any kind of mental or physical issues and they would always run the perfect race and win gold.
    Was Bolt's FS in the 100 a sign of his psychological weakness?

    As for SFH, remember that she had a bother that committed suicide and I would prefer her anxiety disorder to the variant that her brother had.

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  • mojo
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    Wow. She was a great athlete who happened to suffer from some anxiety problems. She readily admitted to that.

    I love how armchair athletes are perfect -never would they have any kind of mental or physical issues and they would always run the perfect race and win gold.

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by bad hammy
    Originally posted by kuha
    I've never understood the negativity about F-H.
    Not that it is fair, but probably about 99% of the people who have seen SFH on the track saw her one time - 2000 in Sydney. It did not make a favorable impression, so if that is all you saw . . .
    You would expect the posters here to know more than that.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by kuha
    I've never understood the negativity about F-H.
    Not that it is fair, but probably about 99% of the people who have seen SFH on the track saw her one time - 2000 in Sydney. It did not make a favorable impression, so if that is all you saw . . .

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  • kuha
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    I've never understood the negativity about F-H. She was a really superb athlete and was (and is) a charming person.

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  • vip
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    Favor-Hamilton was denied $$$ and acclaim because of Jacobs, so she probably and rightly harbors some resentment about the unfair aspect of her professional career.

    I always wondered how much more decorated Ashford would've been if she didn't compete in "that era."

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  • gh
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    i can see I need to switch your belief system!

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  • Ned Ryerson
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    Originally posted by gh
    Believe SFH became the first American ever to top the world list in the 1500 when she had the fastest time of '00.
    I believe that Slaney's 3:57.12 was the fastest time of 1983.

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