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    ....plays a major role in world class track and field, we rarely see the multi faceted sprinters on the world stage, everyone is now a specialist. There are no Herb McKenleys,Henry Carrs,Tommie Smiths or Larry Blacks anymore.

    I know I know there is Kelly Willie at LSU and Ja'Warren Hooker formerly of Washington but Hooker has yet to really make an impact and of course Willie is still in school.

    Where have all the Warren Edmonsons,Roy Martins and Henry Thomass gone?

    Anyone remember Lamont King from ASU or Carl McCullough also from ASU both could long jump and run both the 100 and the 200 and the relays.

    Now few guys will even run the 100/200......bummer!

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    Re: Now that $$$$$$$$$.........

    >....plays a major role in world class track and
    >field, we rarely see the multi faceted sprinters
    >on the world stage, everyone is now a specialist.
    >There are no Herb McKenleys,Henry Carrs,Tommie
    >Smiths or Larry Blacks anymore.

    I know I
    >know there is Kelly Willie at LSU and Ja'Warren
    >Hooker formerly of Washington but Hooker has yet
    >to really make an impact and of course Willie is
    >still in school.

    Where have all the
    >Warren Edmonsons,Roy Martins and Henry Thomass
    >gone?

    Anyone remember Lamont King from
    >ASU or Carl McCullough also from ASU both could
    >long jump and run both the 100 and the 200 and
    >the relays.

    Now few guys will even run
    >the 100/200......bummer!

    >....plays a major role in world class track and
    >field, we rarely see the multi faceted sprinters
    >on the world stage, everyone is now a specialist.
    >There are no Herb McKenleys,Henry Carrs,Tommie
    >Smiths or Larry Blacks anymore.

    I know I
    >know there is Kelly Willie at LSU and Ja'Warren
    >Hooker formerly of Washington but Hooker has yet
    >to really make an impact and of course Willie is
    >still in school.

    Where have all the
    >Warren Edmonsons,Roy Martins and Henry Thomass
    >gone?

    Anyone remember Lamont King from
    >ASU or Carl McCullough also from ASU both could
    >long jump and run both the 100 and the 200 and
    >the relays.

    Now few guys will even run
    >the 100/200......bummer!

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    • #3
      Re: Now that $$$$$$$$$.........

      i believe warren edmonson is married to usc womens coach barbara edmonson formerly farrell and they have 2 daughters who were on the st. bernards 4x100 national record setting 44.70 team (although i read a texas school ran 44.63 and long beach poly will try to break that at the california state meet this week. Henry thomas unfortunately i heard he is serving life in prison.

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      • #4
        Re: Now that $$$$$$$$$.........

        >....plays a major role in world class track and
        >field, we rarely see the multi faceted sprinters
        >on the world stage, everyone is now a specialist.>

        The increasing specialization of the sport has been going on ever since it began, money having nothing to do with it.

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        • #5
          Re: Now that $$$$$$$$$.........

          > Henry thomas
          >unfortunately i heard he is serving life in
          >prison.

          Is Henry Thomas black?

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          • #6
            Re: Now that $$$$$$$$$.........

            I disagree......

            If I'm a world class athlete and plan on staying in the business for a few years I need to manage my energy. As a "pro" I must make "business" decisions because I'm an independant contractor. As a mere clubber where track is just something I enjoy I can run anything I want because it's a challenge, there is no worrying about the financial aspect of it. It's all about my personel enjoyment.

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            • #7
              Sure

              Yeah, it's really that simplistic

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              • #8
                Re: Now that $$$$$$$$$.........

                Barbara Farrell Edmonson has not been at USC since 1999. From there she went to CSUDH (where the Home Depot Track is) and is now the head coach at UNLV (having taken over for Karen Dennis).

                Just an FYI.

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