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

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  • old guy
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    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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  • Pego
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    I don't think Lofton ran 20.5 and definitely didn't break 45.

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  • craw14
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    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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  • craw14
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    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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  • craw14
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    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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  • buckeye II
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    What was Rod's place at the trials? Was it '88?

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  • STL_Runner
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    >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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  • The King
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    >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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  • kwillymac
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    >
    >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.

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  • bigmac
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    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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  • wineturtle
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    Wasn't Rod Woodson a HS 200 Listleader from NJ?

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  • Old Timer
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    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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  • buckeye II
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    >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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  • gh
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    >>Also, here are the
    >top Superstars 100y times:>>

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

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