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  • #2
    Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

    Since she's on the new Toots & the Maytals CD she'd probably test positive?

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    • #3
      Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

      Had no college career that I know of. Was the high-point scorer (Fullerton) at the 1935 Cal State meet, winning the shot and..... the football throw (!), the latter with a throw of 220-0 that was a new record by 16ft.

      At the conclusion of the '60 OT at Stanford, all the team members marched onto the field and Raitt led the massive crowd of 62,000 in singing "God Bless America."

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      • #4
        Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

        Actually, he was class of '39, inducted into Redlands HOF in 1983.

        1939--49-9.75 for No. 45 on the world list (No. 25 American)
        1938--49-8 for No. 43 on world list (No. 15 American)
        1937--49-3.5 for No. 39 on world list (No. 18 American)

        He definitely found a groove (then got groovy).

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        • #5
          Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

          While we're at Redlands, let's change the trivia question: Redlands has only ever had three NCAA scorers. Coincidentally, all three of them scored twice. And two of them were NCAA champs: who were they? (bonus points for naming the non-champ scorer)

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          • #6
            Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

            Thought Redlands was NAIA?
            Chi Cheng probably won AIAW.
            Did Randy Williams go there or Westmont?

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            • #7
              Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

              There's no NCAA women until 1982.
              Randy Williams went to USC.

              At one time Redlands was both NAIA and NCAA; in fact, each of the three NCAA scorers was an NAIA champion as well.

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              • #8
                Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                Chuck Wilkinson won the Jav in '61
                Jerry Proctor won the LJ in '69 or '70?

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                • #9
                  Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                  gh... a few months ago on a celebrity/track thread, there seemed to be some uncertainty about whether or not Raitt had actually been a state meet winner. Has there been some resolution to that question?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                    Yeah, I see that I made a post that there was no shot in 1935. That was as listed from a booklet with past results from the meet. But if you now go to this website, you can find incontrovertible evidence that Raitt indeed won

                    http://www.lhs.fuhsd.org/ATHLETICS/TRAC ... s.htm#1963

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                    • #11
                      Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                      Thanks, gh... what a great site! I hadn't seen it before... and the links from it are terrific, too. Check out this guy at the 1900 AAL meet:
                      BJ - ----- Henley (Ukiah) 22-3 1/2
                      HJ - ----- Henley (Ukiah) 5-7 1/4
                      PV - ----- Henley (Ukiah) 10-7 1/4
                      Wow! A high school athlete 104 years ago. At an typical high school dual meet he'd still have a chance to sweep all three events today!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                        HAL DAVIS

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                        • #13
                          Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                          The Redlands question is too ill-defined. What gender and NCAA level are we talking about? Larissa Godkin (a stronger, nicer woman you'll never meet!) was NCAA Div.III hammer champion in 1998. Are you counting Larissa?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                            In T&FN parlance there are three meets: NCAA, NCAA II, NCAA III. So any time I say "NCAA meet" I mean Div. I only.

                            And w/ 60 years more history, when I say NCAA I mean NCAA men. For me, the two meets are NCAA and NCAA women.

                            Ergo, my discussion centered around Div. I men only (well, take that back slightly: up until around 1989, Div II and III athletes --and before that "college division"--could qualify for the Div. I meet, so perhaps the Redlands people fell into that rubric).

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                            • #15
                              Re: Make The Connection: Bonnie Raitt & Track

                              The 3 NCAA scorers were Jerry Proctor, Chuck Wilkinson, and Lee Johnson (I think). Johnson won the shot put in 1965?

                              Sam Kirk became the 4th man to ever clear 17ft after he left Redlands, but I don't believe he was ever an NCAA scorer.

                              Jeff

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