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  • #16
    Favorite is different from best all-time - it's personal and likely influenced by who was top when you first became aware of the the sport.

    For me:
    Milburn
    Davenport
    Akii Bua

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    • #17
      Liu Xiang, Felix Sanchez, Sally Pearson

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      • #18
        Before my time, but "Bones." Too many others to choose from.

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        • #19
          I'd have to say Akii-Bua for his massive achievements and unfulfilled potential. While Skeets was also unfulfilled, the reasons are a joke compared to JA-B https://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/25/s...mpic-gold.html

          Next would be Liu Xiang despite his unreasonable Asian advantage, according to some on this board, of "being too slow" compared to USA hurdlers.

          And, of course, Sally Pearson, for dragging women's hurdles out of the mid-12s doldrums and because, well, Australia!!!

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          • #20
            Nehemiah, Foster, Devers

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            • #21
              I'll just name one, who only Bambam would even know:

              Joel Shankle

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              • #22
                Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
                I'll just name one, who only Bambam would even know:

                Joel Shankle
                In 2002, on the 50th anniversary of the ACC, the conference selected its all-time teams in every sport, selecting 50 athletes for each sport. Of the Duke athletes selected to the various teams, only 2 of them were not in the Duke Sports Hall of Fame. Joel Shankle is one of the two and he is still not in there.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

                  In 2002, on the 50th anniversary of the ACC, the conference selected its all-time teams in every sport, selecting 50 athletes for each sport. Of the Duke athletes selected to the various teams, only 2 of them were not in the Duke Sports Hall of Fame. Joel Shankle is one of the two and he is still not in there.
                  You would think that 1955 NCAA champ in the Long Jump, and Bronze medalist in the 1956 Olympic 1956 110 HH, , would suffice !

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
                    You would think that 1955 NCAA champ in the Long Jump, and Bronze medalist in the 1956 Olympic 1956 110 HH, , would suffice !
                    You would think that. He was also a decent decathlete.

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                    • #25
                      Akii Bua
                      Moses
                      Skeets

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                      • #26
                        Willie Davenport would be in my top-3. I think he's the only 4-time US Olympic high hurdler. Back in 1967 he was in London with Richmond Flowers running at the hurdlers graveyard - the White City track in the USA-GBR dual. The British duo was Alan Pascoe, and Stu Story. Stu was dqed for 2 false starts, and reinstated on Davenport's request. Flowers got a flier, and WD eventually won 13.-13.8, with 5 yards to spare. He didn't need to make a generous gesture, but he did. A touch of class.

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