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    In early June 1975, I 'll have to research the exact date, Houston McTear then a junior in High School ran a 9.96 100 meter time in the U.S. Junior Championships that was NOT WIND-AIDED. Im' curious to know why this isn't recognized as the national high school 100 meter record? Does anyone have any information.

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    Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

    Was he too old to be considered the HS record holder? He was ... a lot older than most highschoolers from what I remember. Maybe he was on the E. African calendar.

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    • #3
      Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

      I thought he was still 18 or had turned 19 after the beginning of the 1975. If possible check any Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper archives. Im' thinking it was June 5th, 1975.
      Regardless, I'd like to see McTear get his props. If he wouldn't have pulled up in the 76' Olympics trials finals he would have demolished the world-record in that race. Thanks for the reply.

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      • #4
        Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

        Fastest HS time I can find for McTear is 10.16, not 9.96.

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        • #5
          Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

          well that must tell u to keep lookin

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          • #6
            Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

            I know for a fact it was 9.96 unless it was converted or something.

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            • #7
              Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

              I'm going to guess it didn't happen -- at least it wasn't a legal 100m. If you look on the all-time lists for 100m at www.iaaf.org, McTear isn't on it. The slowest time on the list is 10.02. If he had run 9.96 in the '75 US Juniors, wouldn't it show up on the world list?

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              • #8
                Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                It was probably 9.96 handtimed.U can add .25, if thats the case.

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                • #9
                  Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                  He was famous as a top World indoor sprinter
                  holding the first electric 60m World record
                  in 1978 (6"54).
                  I read in the early eighties he had some drug
                  problems, trying in vain a come-back in 1984.
                  This athletic pocket sprinter is typically
                  representative of the damned US sprinters through
                  the seventies like Steve WILLIAMS, Harvey
                  GLANCE or Johnny JONES who were super-talented
                  athletes never giving the impression to have
                  ever reached the limits of their respective
                  potentials.
                  ( As a French, I am sorry for my English...)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                    McTear's PR is 10.13.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                      He had some drug problems? Can we get him on our All-prison team?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                        If T&FN doesn't have it on their lists, then it didn't happen, at least not legally.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                          I found the results of the Jr. Nationals that year. It was in Knoxville, June 13-14. In his prelim he run his best time of the year, a 10.0 hand time. You must have seen his hand time in hundredths (which they often reported as a legit time). His best auto time was only 10.28 for the year. I think this is mystery solved.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                            Steve Williams might not have reached his potential, but he sure did have some bad luck.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Houston McTear's 100 meter time

                              A kid from Iowa named Adam Huluska ran a 10.1 wind-aided 100m last year in a meet. It was hand timed and he had almost a hurricane to his back. The Iowa High school Athlete association gives him credit for the record. What horse crap that is. The kid is playing college BB now. At the state meet last year he won the 100,200,400 and long jump. What a a total waste of track talent. Besides the Drake Relays, track in Iowa really stinks.

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