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  • #91
    Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

    >>Also, here are the
    >top Superstars 100y times:>>

    Despite the 100ths, there is no way those are true auto times.

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    • #92
      Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

      >did Joe Greene from Ohio St play football?

      No! Joe was a slight-built guy by football standards.

      Rod Woodson, hurdler at Purdue. I seem to remember him finishing pretty high at the OT. Didn't he win an NFL fastest man competition or a runner-up to Darrell Green?

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      • #93
        Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

        I don't believe anyone has mentioned Gayle Sayers yet. I don't know any times, but he was fast. I think he long jumped over 24 feet in High school.

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        • #94
          Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

          Wasn't Rod Woodson a HS 200 Listleader from NJ?
          Tom Hyland:
          "squack and wineturtle get it"

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          • #95
            Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

            A newly NZ imported winger apparently ran an INSANELY fast 40m here last week. Not sure of the time, but it seems to have been the fastest ever recorded here.

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            • #96
              Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

              >
              >did Joe Greene from Ohio St play football?

              No! Joe was a slight-built
              >guy by football standards.

              Rod Woodson, hurdler at Purdue. I seem to
              >remember him finishing pretty high at the OT. Didn't he win an NFL fastest man
              >competition or a runner-up to Darrell Green?



              Woodson won it the year Green didn't compete. He beat Gault in the finals.
              http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/4094/wal00216ql.jpg

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              • #97
                Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                >A newly NZ imported winger apparently ran an INSANELY fast 40m here last week.
                >Not sure of the time, but it seems to have been the fastest ever recorded here.


                What was the time given?

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                • #98
                  Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                  >Rod Woodson, hurdler at Purdue.

                  Yup, Rod Woodson had the collegiate record in the 60mH (7.61) until Reggie Torian of Wisconsin ran 7.47 in 1997.

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                  • #99
                    Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                    What was Rod's place at the trials? Was it '88?

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                    • Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                      Willie Davis, I believe still holds the LA City HS record for the 100 yd Dash (of course they switched to meters I believe during the 80's) at 9.5. It was set during the mid/late 50's.

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                      • Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                        Its pretty difficult to judge as to whether a baseball player has the speed to compete as a sprinter. That being said, I was at a Giants game in the 60's where Willie Mays stole home, and scored from 1st base on a single in the same game! When's the last time you've even read of anyone doing either of these feats?

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                        • Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                          NFL HOF'er James Lofton was a top LJer well into the 27' range, 200 meters around 20.5, and sub 45 second 400 meters. Former Ram, Ron Brown, won 4x100 gold in the 84 LA Olys.

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                          • Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                            I don't think Lofton ran 20.5 and definitely didn't break 45.
                            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                            • Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                              I don't know if James Lofton ever ran 20.5 or sub 45 either , but I would say that 20.5 and 44.5 would have been realistic marks for him had he concentrated srtictly on track.

                              My opinion is based on the fact that from 1997 - 1999, when James was between 40 and 42 years of age and living in the Dallas area, I raced agaisnt him and saw him put up some pretty impressive marks. Those marks include; multiple 100 meter races with times ranging from 10.9 - 11.1, at least one sub 49 for 400 meters, and a very evenly paced 600 meter time of 1:22.4. James was also still pretty close to hitting 25 ft. in the long jump.

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                              • Re: Truly fast non-track athletes

                                Lofton ran 20.5 hand, 20.83 auto. And sub-45 as a relay performer.

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