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  • Peter Michaelson
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    I vaguely remember something about Ralph having trouble earlier in 1972, losing form and confidence. He worked with a famous coach (Jim Bush?) who got him back on track in time to make the team and get the silver. Anyone remember more details?

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  • bambam
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    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
    Yes, did a multitude of studies on biomechanics of track events.
    Also has done some work on biomechanics of the golf swing

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  • JRM
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    24601

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    Yes, did a multitude of studies on biomechanics of track events.

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  • lovetorun
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    As I recall, Ralph earned a doctorate in bio-mechanics, and last I heard ,was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky.

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    Originally posted by lovetorun
    I was on the BYU track team with Ralph Mann. Quite a talented guy...not that fast in the flat 400 but could really run the hurdles! I wish his career could have been longer. Not sure why he retired when he did.
    trivia
    Went on to bigger and better track related things! Can anyone elaborate?

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Careers were generally shorter pre-1980 because of the amateur rules. People had to earn a living.

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  • lovetorun
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    I was on the BYU track team with Ralph Mann. Quite a talented guy...not that fast in the flat 400 but could really run the hurdles! I wish his career could have been longer. Not sure why he retired when he did.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    I actually saw that race and still couldnt answer the damn question!
    You are not alone.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    I actually saw that race and still couldnt answer the damn question!

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  • Double R Bar
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    It took a world record to beat Ralph Mann in Munich and Ralph barely beat the previous Olympic champion for second place.
    I was thinking metric and forgot about the 440 yard hurdles world mark in 1970. I sat right in back of Ralph's wife during that Munich final.

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  • lovetorun
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    Yes cullman...Ralph Mann ,who graduated from my alma mater, BYU! On June 20,1970 he won the NCAA 440 hurdles race in a WR 48.8 and then placed second in Munich for the silver medal.

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    Originally posted by TrackCEO
    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
    Tom Hill
    For 50 extra points, who was Tom's coach at Arkansas State?
    K E N
    Guy Koetchel(sp?)

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  • cullman
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    Originally posted by lovetorun
    Keep trying...here's a hint...his event is a running event.
    I think it might be Ralph Mann! I know he set his WR in the 440 yard intermediate hurdles around and about 1970.

    cman

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  • Double R Bar
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    I can't think of any man (can't be a woman; you said he) who took a silver medal in Munich in 1972 and also broke a world record in 1970. Maybe it's a relay event. I do remember Kerry O'Brien setting a world steeplechase record around 1970 or 1971, but he didn't even make the Munich final.

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