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  • Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

    Does anyone recall Steve Williams? He had a long inseam, and would always be the # 1 ranked American sprinter in the "1" or the "2", then suffer untimely injuries prior to the Olympics.

    Bijan

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    Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

    >Does anyone recall Steve Williams? He had a long
    >inseam, and would always be the # 1 ranked
    >American sprinter in the "1" or the "2", then
    >suffer untimely injuries prior to the
    >Olympics.

    Bijan>

    That would apply to the Montreal Olympics but not any other.

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      Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

      Do you mean he was "star crossed"? I believe that fits he and Jim Ryun. The guys running the 100 and 200 in '76 were no doubt thrilled that Williams was out.

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        Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

        That would apply to
        >the Montreal Olympics but not any other. >>

        Find a copy of T&F News from the spring of 1972 and see what Steve Williams was doing as a UTEP freshman, high on the lists in all three sprints before he got injured. He already had the goods then.

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        • #5
          Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

          I recall '76 Trials 100, when Steve pulled up, and announcer, presumably unaware mike was on, said "oh, shit!..", audible over the crowd. (or was it just a voice in my head?)

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            Steve Williams, star-crossed sprinter

            I meant star-crossed. Where's Dr. Freud when you need him?

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              Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

              Didn't he run a 9.1 100 yard dash his freshman year?

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