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  • Michel Carter

    Will his 81 foot shotput record in High School ever be broken ? It is the (Bob Beamon) of High School records . How many feet did he smash the record ?

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    Re: Michel Carter

    No, it's nothing like the Bob Beamon of HS Records. Beamon's mark was aided by wind and altitude. Carter's mark is the real deal, top to bottom. A mind-numbing performance if ever there was one.

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    • #3
      Re: Michel Carter

      I see T&FN doesn't like the fastest woman ever...
      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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      • #4
        Re: Michel Carter

        I would have chosen to call it a Michael Johnson type of performance but instead you decided to throw a little ... in there and I had to delete two accusations so I pulled your starting point.

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        • #5
          Re: Michel Carter

          How about the Randy Barnes of HS records, then ? (to compare like with like)
          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          • #6
            Re: Michel Carter

            It CAN be broken, but I don't think it WILL be broken. These days, someone who throws 71-72 feet is considered outstanding. Let alone 81-3.5

            To answer your other question. I believe the record was bested by about 8 feet.

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            • #7
              Re: Michel Carter

              Just so ya know - his name was Michael.

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              • #8
                Re: Michel Carter

                <It CAN be broken, but I don't think it WILL be broken. These days, someone who throws 71-72 feet is considered outstanding. Let alone 81-3.5
                To answer your other question. I believe the record was bested by about 8 feet.>

                Carter broke the old record by Sam Walker who hit 72'-3-1/4" in 1968, an improvement of 9 feet.

                Dallas Long broke the old mark by over 5 feet in 1958. I thought that was a big wow.

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                • #9
                  Re: Michael Carter

                  >Just so ya know - his name was Michael.<

                  Here's a hint, tafnut. If you change the subject line, as I did, all subsequent posts will get it right (at least if they reply to one that has it right).

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                  • #10
                    Re: tafnut

                    good point! :-)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Michael Carter

                      Man, I couldn't even throw the girls shot 80 feet, when I was in HS.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Michael Carter

                        Actually, Carter broke Walker's record several times during the '79 season......he had thrown 77-0 at his state meet a few weeks before the Golden West meet, so he actually broke the HSR (his own) by 4+ feet......

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                        • #13
                          Re: Michael Carter

                          What's amazing is that he wasn't a very big kid. I mean, he was big (6-2/250), but not immense. He was quicker than all get out in that circle though.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Michael Carter

                            Carter's best throws after his 81'3 1/2" were: 77' (Abilene Christian Invitational, 5/5/79), 76'9 1/2" (Atlanta Classic, 6/2/79), 76'4" (also at the GWI, 6/16/79), 75'11 3/4", 75'10", 75'9 1/4" (all 3 at the Atlanta Classic), 75'9" (State, 5/12), 75'5 3/4" (his fifth-best throw at Atlanta) and 75'5 1/4" (twice at State). He had three other 75' throws, and improved the NR seven times.

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