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    I'm doing some research on this once-important organization and its meets, with an eye towards compiling results from it's first 50 years (1926-1976). Some trivia I've uncovered...

    1). According to 1971 newspaper reports, as of that year only four athletes had six career wins at the CCC outdoor championships (individual events, not counting relays). Who were they?

    2). Two different athletes who won back-to-back CCC XC titles later became better known as coaches to elite clubs which emphasized the marathon. Who were they?

  • #2
    Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

    A few guesses:

    1) Ralph Metcalfe, Jack Keller, George Simpson, Willis Ward

    2) Billy Squires (Notre Dame, coach at Greater Boston TC), ??

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    • #3
      Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

      Originally posted by dj
      A few guesses:

      1) Ralph Metcalfe, Jack Keller, George Simpson, Willis Ward
      Yes, no, no, no.

      2) Billy Squires (Notre Dame, coach at Greater Boston TC), ??
      Yes.

      Hints:
      1) Schools represented for the other three were Ohio State, Michigan State, and Bowling Green.

      2) The other guy ran for Marquette in the 80s and is still actively coaching.

      I've got a 1991 CCC media guide compiled by a guy named Don Kopriva. Anyone know how to get in touch with him?

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      • #4
        Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

        Originally posted by Mighty Favog
        I've got a 1991 CCC media guide compiled by a guy named Don Kopriva. Anyone know how to get in touch with him?
        Check a TAFWA directory.

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        • #5
          Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

          Originally posted by Mighty Favog
          Originally posted by dj
          A few guesses:

          2) Billy Squires (Notre Dame, coach at Greater Boston TC), ??
          Yes.
          Hints
          2) The other guy ran for Marquette in the 80s and is still actively coaching.
          ?
          Is that Keith Hanson? Hanson/Brooks Racing team?

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          • #6
            Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

            Originally posted by Mighty Favog
            Originally posted by dj
            A few guesses:

            1) Ralph Metcalfe, Jack Keller, George Simpson, Willis Ward
            Yes, no, no, no.

            Hints:
            1) Schools represented for the other three were Ohio State, Michigan State, and Bowling Green.
            ?
            Could the Ohio State athlete be Jesse Owens?

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            • #7
              Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

              Yes on both. The remaining two names are less well-known.

              Another hint (admittedly a bit obtuse): My 1971 newspaper source mentioned the "six career wins" thing because someone hit that total in the 1971 meet.

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              • #8
                Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                Originally posted by Mighty Favog
                Yes on both. The remaining two names are less well-known.

                Another hint (admittedly a bit obtuse): My 1971 newspaper source mentioned the "six career wins" thing because someone hit that total in the 1971 meet.
                I'm guessing this coincides with the Bowling Green guy and it's Sid Sink.

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                • #9
                  Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                  I'm impressed. Most people would have gone with Dave Wottle and been wrong. Sid Sink is right.

                  The Michigan State athlete had the advantage of competing in the very first CCC championship, which was really just a quad meet.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                    Fred Alderman?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                      Bingo. Alderman won titles at the NCAA, IC4A and CCC. I'm guessing that's not particularly common, although as yet I don't have the data to prove it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                        Originally posted by Jnathletics
                        Originally posted by Mighty Favog
                        Originally posted by dj
                        A few guesses:

                        2) Billy Squires (Notre Dame, coach at Greater Boston TC), ??
                        Yes.
                        Hints
                        2) The other guy ran for Marquette in the 80s and is still actively coaching.
                        ?
                        Is that Keith Hanson? Hanson/Brooks Racing team?

                        Sorry but I believe this clue is actually two different people. Keith Hanson that ran for Marquette and won 2 CCC X-C titles is not the same Keith Hanson coaching the Hanson/Brooks Racing team.

                        The X-C champ; KEITH HANSON Marquette Track & Field 1982-1986

                        http://www.gomarquette.com/hallfame/marq-hallfame.html
                        A multi-event track and field star, Keith Hanson won the 10,000 meters at the 1986 NCAA Championships and was a three-time Division I All-American in cross country, finishing third at the NCAA championships in 1985, 12th in 1984 and 17th in 1983.
                        The H/B racing team coach Keith Hanson 1999 - Current Coach of Hansons Running Shop Olympic Development program

                        http://www.hansons-running.com/index.ph ... &Itemid=62

                        Collegiate Michigan State University 3000 8:23 5000 14:36 10000 30:36
                        Captain Cross Country 1986 and 1987
                        Unless the Marquette Keith Hanson is also coaching a distance club somewhere? :?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                          Who'd have thunk it. Weird. I want to see results of a race that look like this...

                          1) Keith Hanson
                          2) Keith Hanson

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                          • #14
                            Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                            [quote="Mighty Favog"]I'm doing some research on this once-important organization and its meets, with an eye towards compiling results from it's first 50 years (1926-1976). Some trivia I've uncovered...

                            How is this project going? I have some questions about the late 50's -- early 60's, but can't figure out how to contact you directly.

                            Pat Palmer

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                            • #15
                              Re: Central Collegiate Conference, trivia

                              It's on the back burner right now.
                              [email protected]

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