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  • rhymans
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    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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  • bad hammy
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    Akii Bua
    Moses
    Skeets

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  • bambam1729
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    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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  • dukehjsteve
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    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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  • bambam1729
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    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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  • dukehjsteve
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    I'll just name one, who only Bambam would even know:

    Joel Shankle

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  • bijancbayne
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    Nehemiah, Foster, Devers

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  • El Toro
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    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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  • KDFINE
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    Before my time, but "Bones." Too many others to choose from.

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  • xw
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    Liu Xiang, Felix Sanchez, Sally Pearson

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  • schigh
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    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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  • scottmitchell74
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    First two are spot on, but I'll sub in JJK for third. She has to be on any list I make.
    Nice to see more love for JJK. I wonder if, with her LJ awesomeness and overall awesomeness, her hurdle skills are forgotten?

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  • steve
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    Very hard question to answer. So many that were good to watch, but I'll go with Moses, Kingdom, Skeets. Holloway could definitely displace one of them this year though.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by asindc View Post
    Skeets
    Edwin
    Devers
    First two are spot on, but I'll sub in JJK for third. She has to be on any list I make.

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  • KevinR
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    Moses
    Nehemiah
    Allen Johnson

    Sydney M is definitely working her way up the list.

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