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    A quick question - which sprinter of the last 100 years made the world's top-100 in the Triple Jump, and won the US 100 title - might seem difficult, but I suspect it'll be easy for
    1 or 2 of you

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    Originally posted by richh View Post
    A quick question - which sprinter of the last 100 years made the world's top-100 in the Triple Jump, and won the US 100 title - might seem difficult, but I suspect it'll be easy for
    1 or 2 of you
    Almost certainly wrong, but Ira Davis is the only name that comes to mind.

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    • #3
      I'm pretty sure Ira Davis never won a national 100 title.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tandfman View Post
        I'm pretty sure Ira Davis never won a national 100 title.
        Yes, I didn't read the question properly. The person is much better known as a sprinter, not a triple jumper.

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        • #5
          My first thought was Barney Ewell. I know he long jumped, but I was not aware that he ever triple jumped, and I haven't tried to look it up.

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          • #6
            Lots of top sprinters long jumped, including Eulace Peacock, perhaps the most overlooked athlete of all-time. Did he triple jump?

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            • #7
              I feel like DeHart Hubbard triple-jumped a bit? Not sure off the top of my head if he won a US 100 title, but he equalled the 100y WR at 9.6.

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              • #8
                Catson52 did very nicely to stumble onto it. Peacock was 2nd in the 1935 Penn Relays TJ, reaching 46'9 5/8, which ranks about 90th in the world that year. I'm still working on the event list for that year, but he's definitely in the top-100. Of course, he won the AAU 100 that year running 10.2w to beat Metcalfe and Owens Peack also beat Owens in the heats of the 100, again running 10.2 - though I've never seen what Owens ran in that race. I'm digressing. Well done Catson52

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                • #9
                  He's much further back than richh wanted, but Malcolm Ford won several US titles in the 100 (yards) and set a world best in the triple jump (well before IAAF record keeping)

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                  • #10
                    Billy Brown was another very good sprinter/TJer... would have (wrongly) guessed him if I'd remembered him a bit earlier, though he was probably better known as a jumper than as a sprinter.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by richh View Post
                      Catson52 did very nicely to stumble onto it. Peacock was 2nd in the 1935 Penn Relays TJ, reaching 46'9 5/8, which ranks about 90th in the world that year. I'm still working on the event list for that year, but he's definitely in the top-100. Of course, he won the AAU 100 that year running 10.2w to beat Metcalfe and Owens Peack also beat Owens in the heats of the 100, again running 10.2 - though I've never seen what Owens ran in that race. I'm digressing. Well done Catson52
                      Thanks, it was a total guess. Have always been fascinated by EP. If fate (and his being prone to injuries) had been a bit different, he may have been the star at Berlin

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