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  • Terry Bradshaw Sets a Nat'l Schoolboy Mark in the Jav.

    from SI's "Faces in the Crowd". 1966:

    Gerry Walin, 26, a University of Washington student, steered Starflite IV, a 17-foot hydroplane with an Evinrude 100-S motor, to a world outboard-boat speed record of 130.929 mph over a one-kilometer course on Lake Havasu, on the Arizona-California border.

    Alison Root, 15, a sophomore at the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, who comes from a family of badminton players, rallied to beat Patti Ling of Northville, Mich., for the U.S. 15-and-under girls' junior title in Philadelphia.

    Marvin Hildebrand, a 16-year-old junior at Highline High in Seattle, scored a total of 77 points in winning five individual events and the all-round title, as he led his school to its eighth Washington state high school gymnastics championship in the last 10 years.

    Ed Siemer, 21, a pitcher for Rollins college in Winter Park, Fla., playing his first baseball game in two years, pinch-hit a grand-slam home run 360 feet over the right-field fence to help his team beat Georgia State College of Atlanta 14-0.

    Terry Bradshaw, 17, a senior at Woodlawn High in Shreveport, La., set a national schoolboy javelin record with a throw of 243 feet 7 inches at a meet in his home town. A quarterback at Woodlawn, Terry will enroll at LSU this fall on a football scholarship.

    Robert W. Elton, 22, a math teacher at Wilbraham (Mass.) Academy, gained the New England AAU heavyweight power lift championship at Lawrence, Mass. by hefting 330 pounds in the bench press, 460 in the squat and 625 in the dead lift.

    ...guess that LSU scholarship thingy never panned out. Wonder what happened to the kid?

  • #2
    Can't tell you which issue, but he also got his picture in Track & Field when he set that HS record.

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    • #3
      And he didn't go to LSU! (or did he start there and transfer to LaTech?)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gh
        And he didn't go to LSU! (or did he start there and transfer to LaTech?)
        From his wiki bio: "Bradshaw decided to attend Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He failed the entrance exam to Louisiana State University on purpose because he didn't want to attend the University."

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        • #5
          Any Cajuns out there who know if this story is urban myth?

          When Billy Cannon was about the greatest HS player on the planet, he got into a minor scrape with the law (shoplifting, something along that line). As the story goes, he hadn't decided yet where he was going to go to school (even though he was from Baton Rouge), but the judge who was in charge of his sentencing was conveniently an LSU alum and he made a decree of one-year of probation, the one caveat being that he could go farther than (100M? insert number here) away from Baton Rouge, which effectively kept him in town. (in those days of frosh football, not a lot of long road trips anyway)

          Heard that story 40 years ago, but have no idea if it's true or not (or even has an relation to truth), but it's a good'un!

          Of course, the fact that he did hard time in his later life (counterfeiting) only leds weight to the possibility that he might have been a bad-ass in high school.

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          • #6
            If memory serves, as it increasingly fails to do, the HS record Bradshaw broke was set by PA HS Eugene Orsinski (sp?), Little Joe, of Bonanza fame, who broke the record set by Robert People, Oklahoma City Classen HS in 1939.
            If that is the true chronology, is there another HS event in which there were only two record holders in 27 years.?

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            • #7
              not remotely true.. Bradshaw broke record set the previous year by gh's college teammate, Foss Miller. And Bradshaw's record was broken the next year by.......????

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gh
                not remotely true.. Bradshaw broke record set the previous year by gh's college teammate, Foss Miller. And Bradshaw's record was broken the next year by.......????
                Let me rephrase the question. Was there a HS jav record set between 1939 and Little Joe (whenever) or between Little Joe and Bradshaw, 1966? That is where I got the 27 years, 1939-1966.

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                • #9
                  Bradshaw broke the record set in 1965 by Foss Miller... believe Miller broke Delmon McNabb's mark.

                  Confusing any memories on this, of course, is whether or not one hews stricktly to national federation records.... Jesse Owens LJ record, in that regard, for example, lasted 7-8 years longer as the federation record than it did as the real best mark by a prep.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gh
                    not remotely true.. Bradshaw broke record set the previous year by gh's college teammate, Foss Miller. And Bradshaw's record was broken the next year by.......????
                    Mark Murro?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      not remotely true.. Bradshaw broke record set the previous year by gh's college teammate, Foss Miller. And Bradshaw's record was broken the next year by.......????
                      SF 49er tight end Russ Francis??

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Per Andersen
                        Originally posted by gh
                        not remotely true.. Bradshaw broke record set the previous year. And Bradshaw's record was broken the next year by.......????
                        Mark Murro?
                        Off hand, that sounds right to me!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bad hammy
                          Originally posted by gh
                          not remotely true.. Bradshaw broke record set the previous year by gh's college teammate, Foss Miller. And Bradshaw's record was broken the next year by.......????
                          SF 49er tight end Russ Francis??
                          I peeked. Yep, Francis held the HS JT record after Bradshaw, but not the year after Bradshaw.

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                          • #14
                            [quote=bad hammy]
                            Originally posted by "bad hammy":13ucp19o
                            Originally posted by gh
                            not remotely true.. Bradshaw broke record set the previous year by gh's college teammate, Foss Miller. And Bradshaw's record was broken the next year by.......????
                            SF 49er tight end Russ Francis??
                            I peeked. Yep, Francis held the HS JT record after Bradshaw, but not the year after Bradshaw.[/quote:13ucp19o]

                            I thought Francis broke Bradshaw's record. Who was in between them?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lonewolf
                              If memory serves, as it increasingly fails to do, the HS record Bradshaw broke was set by PA HS Eugene Orsinski (sp?), Little Joe, of Bonanza fame, who broke the record set by Robert People, Oklahoma City Classen HS in 1939.
                              If that is the true chronology, is there another HS event in which there were only two record holders in 27 years.?
                              Correct name for Little Joe/Michael Landon was Eugene Orowitz. From NJ, one of the few states then and now to throw the HS Jav. He never held a HS record, but he did make the T&FN HS list, and I believe went to USC on a Track scholarship.

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