Spectator PR's


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Postby 26mi235 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:22 am

My small meet marks of note include:

8:46 3000 from SFH at the UW May Twilight meet (about 2000?)

~60m jav at the Big Tens (2003?),

2:01i or 2:02i (probably) from Amy Wickus two months before she set the Collegiate record in Indy

And four that I had the opportunity to witness as an official:

4.10m PV from a (former) walk-on at UW May Twilight meet,

1.78 HJ at a JO regional meet from an Intermediate (I think) athlete with an entry mark nowhere close, and this one I got to officiate

2.27i in the HJ at the UW indoor Invite from someone 5'10" (J. Fischer) and this one I got to officiate

~18' 5" in the Deca PV (might have been only 18' 1" made, 18' 5" attempted) at Big Tens.


The only big meet was the Big Tens, but I did not expect just about the best US mark of the year (or one of the best of the millenium).
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Postby tandfman » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:26 pm

Since I won't be going to any more track meets this year, I've just done my annual update. My list of spectator PR's appears in the first post of this thread. If you have not previously read the message above the list, please do. The whole point of the exercise is really not the list--it's the message. If you go to track meets and don't keep your own personal list of spectator PR's, you're missing a fun way to enhance your enjoyment of the sport and of the meets that you do attend.
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Postby pv22' » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:06 pm

My PRs surely cant compare but the awe I felt?

1986 Mt.Sac (I think,I was 13)

Billy Olson,Joe Dial and Earl Bell.

Saw The KING win the 100m (I think).

The thing I remember most was standing near the hot dog stand and Earl ran by me towards the bathroom..."WOW! HE is tall!"

The next year I went to a Dec invatational near Stuttgart. My mom went up to Hissegen and got his autograph for me. And hit on her!!!!! Man, I should whooped his a$$!!!! LOL!
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Postby tandfman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:24 pm

The Mile PR thread that was opened today reminded me that I haven't yet done my annual bump of this thread. If you're new here, take a look at the first post on the thread--not just the marks but the message as well.

I'll say again (as I think I do every year) that keeping track of your own spectator PR's really can add to the enjoyment you get from going to track meets. I know it has added to mine.
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Postby Jon » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:15 pm

Latest update, as of Sep 2008. Very few additions (in bold) this season unfortunately :?

Men Outdoor:
100m - 9.77
200m - 19.84
400m - 43.99
800m - 1:43.88
1500m - 3:30.25
Mile - 3:49.84
3000m - 7:33.54
2 miles - 8:11.16
5000m - 12:46.53
Mar - 2:10:54
3000mSC - 7:59.65
110mH - 13.11
400mH - 48.35
HJ - 2.34
PV - 5.90
LJ - 8.45
TJ - 17.65
SP - 22.45
DT - 69.22
HT - 79.31
JT - 87.59
4x100m - 38.30
4x400m - 3:01.70

Men Indoor:
60m - 6.46
200m - 20.53
400m - 45.34
800m - 1:45.69
1000m - 2:14.96 WR
1500m - 3:34.26
2000m - 4:49.99 WR
3000m - 7:32.43
2 Miles - 8:04.35 WR
5000m - 12:49.60 WR
60mH - 7.36
HJ - 2.40
PV - 5.90
LJ - 8.40
TJ - 17.83 WR
SP - 21.57
Hept - 6438
4x400 - 3:04.09

Women Outdoor:
100m - 11.00 (10.89w)
200m - 22.25
400m - 49.05
800m - 1:57.22
1500m - 4:01.15
3000m - 8:29.55
5000m - 14:37.99
10000m - 30:17.15
Mar - 2:34:35
3000mSC - 9:40.95
100mH - 12.57
400mH - 54.04
HJ - 2.05
PV - 4.91
LJ - 7.01
TJ - 14.98
SP - 19.69
DT - 65.54
HT - 76.50
JT - 70.20
4x100m - 42.78
4x400m - 3:23.51

Women Indoor:
60m - 7.04
200m - 22.18
400m - 50.02
800m - 1:57.72
1000m - 2:32.96
1500m - 4:01.67
3000m - 8:31.94
60mH - 7.75
HJ - 2.05
PV - 4.90 WR
LJ - 6.98
TJ - 15.36 WR
SP - 20.55
Pent - 4948
4x400 - 3:23.88 WR
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Postby lonewolf » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:37 pm

I have never compiled a list of the best performances I have witnessed and may be too far behind to start now but have a questions about the ground rules.
If one is officiating another event concurrent with an exceptional performance in another event but duties prevented actually observing the event, does it count?
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Postby tandfman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:32 pm

lonewolf wrote:I have never compiled a list of the best performances I have witnessed and may be too far behind to start now but have a questions about the ground rules.
If one is officiating another event concurrent with an exceptional performance in another event but duties prevented actually observing the event, does it count?

Everyone I know who keep track of this sort of thing says that you have to have seen at least part of the performance in question. I'd count a field event performance that occurred during a 5000m race provided that my attention had been diverted to the field event and I'd actually seen it. I'd also count the 5,000m performance even though I hadn't seen every step of the race. But if I were officiating a long jump and someone threw a discus behind my back and I never saw an instant of the throw, I would not count it. (I've missed several PR's in field events at meets I've attended when I simply did not see the throw or jump for various reasons. Obviously, I try not to let that happen and I'm not happy when it does.)

At the end of the day, though, there are no rules. Nobody scores it. You don't get penalized if you cheat. It's a matter that you must decide. You have to figure out what your rules will be and then you have to live with them. Remember that the whole purpose of the exercise is to add a new dimension to the experience of going to a track meet and seeing great performances. If it makes you feel better to count things you haven't seen as long as you were in the arena at the time, go right ahead. And if you want to keep two sets of PR's, one limited to things you actually saw, that's ok too.
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby jazzcyclist » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:08 pm

gh wrote:Men
100 – 9.78*

Is this a typo or do I not understand what the asterisk means?
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby Daisy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:10 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:
gh wrote:Men
100 – 9.78*

Is this a typo or do I not understand what the asterisk means?


I assume it's Tim Montgomery, hence the asterisk.
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby tandfman » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:07 am

Daisy wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:
gh wrote:Men
100 – 9.78*

Is this a typo or do I not understand what the asterisk means?

I assume it's Tim Montgomery, hence the asterisk.

The asterisk indicates that the time is a world record, which it was when he posted it. It appears that gh hasn't updated his PR list since 2004 (at least not the one on this thread), although I'm sure he's seen some PR's since then. I saw the Montgomery 9.78 too, but when that mark was erased from the books, I amended my list to delete it.
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Postby br » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:08 am

MEN

9.82
Greene - Edmonton '01
19.32
Johnson - Atlanta '96
43.39
Johnson - Goteborg '95
1:41.24
Kipketer - Zurich '97
3:26.12
El G - Brussels '01
3:44.90
El G - Oslo '97
7:23.09
El G - Brussels '99
7:53.63
Saidi-Sief - Brussels '04
12:39.74
Komen - Brussels '97
26.27.85
Tergat - Brussels '97
12.88
Liu - Lausanne '06
46.78
Young - Barcelona '92
37.40
USA - Barcelona '92, Stuttgart '93
2:54.29
USA - Stuttgart '93
2.40
Austin - Zurich '91
6.02
Bubka - Atlanta '96
8.71
Lewis - Westwood '84
18.29
Edwards - Goteborg '95
23.12
Barnes - Westwood '90
71.26
Powell - San Jose '84
83.38
Ziolkowski - Edmonton '01
92.80
Zelezny - Edmonton '01
8902
Dvorak - Edmonton '01

WOMEN

10.76
Jones - Monaco '98
21.72
Torrence - Barcelona '92
48.25
Perec - Atlanta '96
1:55.43
Mutola - Stuttgart '93
3:55.30
Boulmerka - Barcelona '92
4:12.56
Masterkova - Zurich '96
8:21.42
Szabo - Monaco '02
9:06.57
Volkova - Osaka '07
14:29.32
Yegorova - Berlin '01
30:04.18
Adere - Paris '03
12.33
Devers - Sacramento '00
52.61
Batten - Goteborg '95
2.06
Cloete - Paris '03
5.01
Isinbaeva - Helsinki '05
7.33
Drechsler - Monaco '92
15.50
Kravets - Goteborg '95
21.22
Kumbernuss - Göteborg 95
71.22
Stalman - Walnut '84
75.10
Kuzenkova - Helsinki '05
71.70
Menendez - Helsinki '05
7032
Kluft - Osaka '07


You got me thinking, so I added the athlete and city.
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Postby 26mi235 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:42 am

It is easy to see some of the places that you have been (Osaka 2007, Atlanta 1996, etc).
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Postby observer2 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:15 pm

Men:

100m: 9,80 - Greene, Seville 99
200 m: 19,77 - M Johnson, Stockholm 96
400 m: 43.18 - M Johnson, Seville 99 -WR
800 m: 1.41.87 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)
1500 m: 3.26,45 - El Guerrouj, Zurich 98
5000 m: 12.39.74 - Daniel Komen, Brussels 97 -WR
10000 m: 26.27.85 - Paul Tergat, Brussels 97 -WR
3000 m SC: 7.59.08 - Wilson Boit Kipketer, Zurich 97
110 h: 12.92 - Roger Kingdom, Zurich 89 -WR
400 h: 47.17 - Edwin Moses, Berlin 80
HJ: 2.42 - P Sjöberg, Stockholm 87 -WR
PV: 6.10 - Bubka, Malmö 91 -WR
LJ: 8.70 - Pedroso, Göteborg 95
TJ: 18.29 - Edwards, Göteborg 95 -WR
SP: 22.84 - Randy Barnes, Malmö 90
DT: 71.06 - Lars Riedel, Zurich 96 (72.34 Ben Plucknett, Stockholm 81)
HT: 82.90 - Yuriy Sedykh, Stuttgart 86
JT: 92.60 - Raymond Hecht, Oslo 96
Decathlon: - 8811 Daley Thomson, Stuttgart 86

Women:

100 m: 10.70 - Marion Jones, Seville 99
200 m: 21.66 - Marlene Ottey, Zurich 90
400 m: 48.22 - Marita Koch, Stuttgart 86
800 m: 1.54.44 - Ana Fidelia Quirot, Barcelona 89
1500 m: 3.55.0 - T Kazankina, Moscow 80 -WR
5000 m: 14.37.33 - Ingrid Kristiansen, Stockholm 86 -WR
10000 m: 30.23.25 - Ingrid Kristiansen, Stuttgart 86
100 m h: 12.37 - Gail Devers, Seville 99
400 m h: 52.61 - Kim Batten, Göteborg 95 -WR
HJ: 2.07 - Blanka Vlasic, Stockholm 07
PV: 4.87 - Y Isinbayeva, Stuttgart 07
LJ: 7.27 - Heike Dreschler, Stuttgart 86
TJ: 15.50 - I Kravets, Göteborg 95 -WR
SP: 21.22 - A Kumbernuss, Göteborg 95
DT: 68.64 - Margitta Pufe, Berlin 79
HT: 75.20 - M Melinte, Seville 99
JT: 68.32 - T Hettestad, Berlin 00
Heptathlon: - 6861: E Barber, Seville 99
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Postby Bob H » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:19 pm

Bob H wrote:I've got one that I suspect nobody on the Board can match, in any event. I've seen the 20 best men's 4x400m performances in history. Of the 101 sub-3 minute performances ever, I witnessed 89.

I haven't updated this in nearly four years, so here goes. I've now seen the 23 best men's 4x400m performances in history. Of the 111 sub-3 minute performances ever, I've witnessed 98.
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby berkeley » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:57 pm

tandfman wrote:
Daisy wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:
gh wrote:Men
100 – 9.78*

Is this a typo or do I not understand what the asterisk means?

I assume it's Tim Montgomery, hence the asterisk.

The asterisk indicates that the time is a world record, which it was when he posted it. It appears that gh hasn't updated his PR list since 2004 (at least not the one on this thread), although I'm sure he's seen some PR's since then. I saw the Montgomery 9.78 too, but when that mark was erased from the books, I amended my list to delete it.


... or maybe he can just change it to Greene's windy 9.78, Stanford 2003. I'm pretty sure gh was there.
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Postby berkeley » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:58 pm

observer2 wrote:Men:

...
800 m: 1.41.87 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)


Huh ? Last I heard, Coe ran 1:41.73 back in 1981.
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby tandfman » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:16 am

berkeley wrote:... or maybe he can just change it to Greene's windy 9.78, Stanford 2003. I'm pretty sure gh was there.

Most people don't count windy marks when doing their PR list. I've seen a faster 100m than the one I've listed for myself, but it was windy, so I don't have it on my list.
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Postby observer2 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:42 pm

berkeley wrote:
observer2 wrote:Men:

...
800 m: 1.41.87 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)


Huh ? Last I heard, Coe ran 1:41.73 back in 1981.



Sorry, my mistake. Don´t know where the"87" came from. :shock:
Of course should be;

800m: 1.41.73 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)

Thanks!
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Postby Justin Clouder » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:25 pm

observer2 wrote:Of course should be;

800m: 1.41.73 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)

An off-topic trivia question - why should that mark never have been a world record?

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Postby 26mi235 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:58 pm

Justin Clouder wrote:
observer2 wrote:Of course should be;

800m: 1.41.73 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)

An off-topic trivia question - why should that mark never have been a world record?

Justin


No drug testing? I hope you are not saying suspended by his federation.
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Postby Justin Clouder » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:02 pm

26mi235 wrote:
Justin Clouder wrote:
observer2 wrote:Of course should be: 800m: 1.41.73 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)

An off-topic trivia question - why should that mark never have been a world record?

No drug testing? I hope you are not saying suspended by his federation.

No, nothing like that. It has nothing to do with Kipketer at all.

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Postby tandfman » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:57 pm

It''s that time of year again. I don't expect to be going to any more track meets this season, and so I've updated my spectator PR list, which appears at the top of the first page of this thread. It's been a terrific year in that department. Last year, I saw only one PR; this year I saw eleven of them. Of course Beijing helped, but so did a number of other places.

For those of you who are new to the Boards, or to this thread, read the post that started the thread. The numbers aren't important--the text is. I still think that keeping spectator PR's is a great way to enhance your enjoyment of the sport, no matter how many or how few meets you attend.
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Postby kuha » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:49 pm

I got two: 100 (9.72) and 10,000 (26:25).
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Postby ndamix » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:30 pm

lonewolf wrote:I have never compiled a list of the best performances I have witnessed and may be too far behind to start now but have a questions about the ground rules.
If one is officiating another event concurrent with an exceptional performance in another event but duties prevented actually observing the event, does it count?
CO-SIGN (although I try to watch other events once I'm done doing my officiating event). :D :wink: 8-)
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Postby nevetsllim » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:18 am

I'm trying to go for the world junior record of spectators PBs :twisted: I can't be bothered to remember all of them but here are some of the better ones

Outdoors
100m - 9.94 Powell - 2008 Crystal Palace
200m - 19.76 Bolt - 2008 CP
400m - 44.05 Wariner - 2007 CP
3000m - 7:26.69 Bekele - 2007 Sheffield
Marathon - 2:06.18 Rutto - 2004 FLM
High jump - 2.38m Silnov - 2008 CP
Pole vault - 5.97m Lukyanenko and Hooker - 2008 CP
Triple jump - 17.46m Idowu - 2008 Annecy (Euro Cup)
Shot put - 22.43m Hoffa - 2007 CP

Indoors
60m - 6.51 Fasuba - 2008 Valencia WICh
800m - 1:44.91 Kaki - 2008 Valencia
2 miles - 8:04.xx Bekele - 2008 Birmingham
60mH - 7.46 Liu Xiang - 2008 Valencia
LJ - 8.30m Howe - 2007 Birmingham EICh
TJ - 17.75m Idowu - 2008 Valencia
HJ - 2.36m Holm 2008 Valencia
PV - 5.90m Lukyanenko 2008 Valencia
SP - 21.77m Cantwell 2008 Valencia
Hep - 6371 Clay 2008 Valencia

Outdoors
100m - 10.87 VCB - CP 2008
200m - 22.19 Felix - Birmingham 2006
400m - 49.79 Richards - CP 2007
Marathon - 2:22:35 - Okoro FLM 2004
3000m SC - 9:22.82 - Petrova Birmingham 2006
LJ - 7.04m Kolchanova - Annecy 2008
HJ - 2.03m Friedrich - Annecy 2008
PV - 4.93m Isinbayeva - CP 2008
HT - 76.24m Lysenko - Birmingham 2006

Indoors
60m - 7.06 A. Williams - Valencia 2008
400m - 50.02 Sanders - Birmingham EICh 2007
1500m - 3:57.71 Soboleva - Valencia 2008
3000m - 8:31.94 Burka - Birmingham 2008
60mH - 7.75 Kallur - Birmingham 2008
LJ - 7.00m Gomes - Valencia 2008
TJ - 15.05m Savigne - Valencia 2008
HJ - 2.05m Hellebaut - Birmingham 2007
PV - 4.76m Feofanova - Birmingham 2007 (at least Sveta beats Issy at something!)
SP - 20.19m Vili - Valencia 2008
Pent - 4944 points - Kluft 2008
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Postby 26mi235 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:47 pm

Justin Clouder wrote:
26mi235 wrote:
Justin Clouder wrote:
observer2 wrote:Of course should be: 800m: 1.41.73 - W Kipketer, Stockholm 97 -WR (e)

An off-topic trivia question - why should that mark never have been a world record?

No drug testing? I hope you are not saying suspended by his federation.

No, nothing like that. It has nothing to do with Kipketer at all.

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Let me be clear here; my guess was that no drug testing was conducted, so it could be not be approved for a WR.
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Postby Jon » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:24 pm

Latest update after Berlin:

Men Outdoor:
100m - 9.58
200m - 19.19
400m - 43.99
800m - 1:43.88
1500m - 3:30.25
Mile - 3:49.84
3000m - 7:33.54
2 miles - 8:11.16
5000m - 12:46.53
Mar - 2:06:54
3000mSC - 7:59.65
110mH - 13.11
400mH - 47.91
HJ - 2.34
PV - 5.90
LJ - 8.54
TJ - 17.73
SP - 22.45
DT - 69.43
HT - 80.84
JT - 89.59
4x100m - 37.31
4x400m - 2:57.86

Men Indoor:
60m - 6.46
200m - 20.53
400m - 45.34
800m - 1:45.69
1000m - 2:14.96
1500m - 3:34.26
2000m - 4:49.99
3000m - 7:32.43
2 Miles - 8:04.35
5000m - 12:49.60
60mH - 7.36
HJ - 2.40
PV - 5.90
LJ - 8.40
TJ - 17.83
SP - 21.57
Hept - 6438
4x400 - 3:04.09

Women Outdoor:
100m - 10.73
200m - 22.02
400m - 49.00
800m - 1:55.45
1500m - 4:01.15
3000m - 8:29.55
5000m - 14:37.99
10000m - 29:59.20
Mar - 2:25:15
3000mSC - 9:07.32
100mH - 12.48
400mH - 52.42
HJ - 2.05
PV - 4.91
LJ - 7.10
TJ - 14.98
SP - 20.44
DT - 65.54
HT - 77.96
JT - 70.20
4x100m - 41.88
4x400m - 3:17.83

Women Indoor:
60m - 7.04
200m - 22.18
400m - 50.02
800m - 1:57.72
1000m - 2:32.96
1500m - 4:01.67
3000m - 8:30.53
60mH - 7.75
HJ - 2.05
PV - 4.90
LJ - 6.98
TJ - 15.36
SP - 20.55
Pent - 4948
4x400 - 3:23.88
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Postby gh » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:46 pm

You're the first person I've heard so far who claims the Włodarczyk mark. Everybody else (me included) was occupied elsewhere.
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Postby Powell » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:56 am

gh wrote:You're the first person I've heard so far who claims the Włodarczyk mark. Everybody else (me included) was occupied elsewhere.


I saw it, too :D
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Postby gh » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:00 am

So we're clear, the rules of "seeing it" (at least in my universe) are that while you don't necessarily need to see the initation of the throw/jump, you need to see the takeoff/relase and the landing of the body/implement.

(as a sad PS I'll note that I saw neither, and that was a step down from Moreno's WR at the '05 meet when I only saw the landing)
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Postby Powell » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:32 am

I saw the entire throw from initiation till landing. I had kept an eye on that competition in general and on Włodarczyk in particular (although I was sitting in the finish line sector, which wasn't great for watching the HT). Somehow, though, I missed her post-throw celebration and the injury.
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Postby gh » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:23 am

I'm trying to remember why I didn't see it; things were amazingly hectic at that point. As I recall, both mPV and mLJ were at crucial junctures. And, if I'm not mistaken, didn't throw happen during the last lap (or even 200) of the w5000?

I talked to one guy (stop me if I posted this already!) who heard the German announcer yell "Weltrekord! Weltrekord!" and said, "no, dummy, that was 14:57, not 13:57!"
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Postby optimistic » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:50 am

You've all inspired me to actually try and go to a few pro-level track meets. Is there a thread on the best meets to go to as a spectator (my going to a pro-meet will have to coincide with a family/spouse vacation so that must be taken into account)?
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Postby Daisy » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:28 am

optimistic wrote:my going to a pro-meet will have to coincide with a family/spouse vacation

Let's hope you don't like to vacation in Wisconsin.

Best I've been to are championship meets. Grand prix's are OK but do not have the same energy (although I've only been to Edinburgh and Crystal Palace and good meet in NYC). I always wanted to go to Bislet.

Indoor meets are good as you can be a little closer to the action, unless you're in the nose bleed seats at Madison Square Garden.
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Postby gh » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:01 pm

Oh darn.... several of my chief tormenters in this department now have an inferior women's PV to me. heh-heh-heh...
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Postby Randy Treadway » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:18 pm

As far as small meets go, there are a couple that stick out in my memory.

Houston McTear's 9.0 WR in the small schools section of a high school state championship was pretty amazing, given that it was so unexpected. When is the next time we're going to see a WR in a high school meet? Probably never.
And that I just happened to be there is equally amazing, in hindsight.

Then there was the Jav WR by a certain American/South African at the Pepsi Meet at UCLA, before many spectators have even arrived.
If I remember right they had balloons across the field marking the current WR, and his implement just kept sailing on and on, right over those balloons, without even popping any of them.

I saw one of those Eamonn Coghlan WR indoor miles in San Diego, and the crowd was really rocking.

I also officiated at one of the indoor meets at the L.A. Sports Arena, and was filling in as head PV judge for a fellow judge who was sick, when Bubka attempted a new indoor WR. Measuring beforehand for that was quite the challenge. :)
Unfortunately he didn't make it, but he still squashed the competition, even while putting ice packs on his achilles between every attempt. I might be remembering incorrectly, but I seem to remember that what he *did* clear that night was a U.S. all comers record (something the truly hard core keep track of)..

In some ways these memories are even more outstanding than seeing every heat, flight, and final at the '84 Olympics.
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Postby tandfman » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:09 pm

Randy Treadway wrote:Then there was the Jav WR by a certain American/South African at the Pepsi Meet at UCLA, before many spectators have even arrived.
If I remember right they had balloons across the field marking the current WR, and his implement just kept sailing on and on, right over those balloons, without even popping any of them.

I do remember nice balloons at that meet, now that you mention it. Purple, IIRC.
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Postby mike renfro » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:36 pm

gh wrote:You're the first person I've heard so far who claims the Włodarczyk mark. Everybody else (me included) was occupied elsewhere.


I was charting the event, and damn near missed it. I only saw the release, none of the spins. It was my 4th PB in the event, and I missed Heidler's Q mark completely. Did see Anna's. In all, I saw 10 marks better than the Moreno which was my old PB.
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby mike renfro » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:19 pm

Here is my list, updated from about '07 or so.

mike renfro wrote:
Men
100 9.58 WC '09
200 19.19 WC '09
400 43.65 WC '93
800 1:43.00 OG '84
1500 3:30.68 WC '01
3000SC 8:00.43 WC '09
5000 12:52.79 WC '03
10000 26:46.31 WC '09
110H 12.91 WC '93
400H 47.18 WC '93
4x100 37.31 WC '09
4x400 2:54.29 WC '93
HJ 2.40 WC '93
PV 6.05 WC '01
LJ 8.75 OT '88
TJ 17.97 TAC '85
SP 23.10 Jen '90
DT 71.26 TAC '84 (could have = @'85 Jen, didn't
get to the field in time)
HT 83.38 WC '01
JT 92.80 WC '01
Dec 8902 WC '01

Women
100 10.49 OT '88 (okay, my PR is probably 10.61)
200 21.74 WC '87
400 47.99 WC '83
800 1:54.44 W Cup '89
1500 3:57.12 US-Nord '83
3000SC 9:07.32 WC '09
5000 14:45.35 OT '00 (didn't pay enough attn at WC
H '03 to claim =)
10000 30:04.18 WC '03
100H 12.33 OT '00
400H 52.42 WC '09
4x100 41.49 WC '93
4x100 3:16.92 WC '93
HJ 2.09 WC '87
PV 4.92 OT '08
LJ 7.36 WC '87
TJ 15.25 WC '01
SP 21.81 US-DDR '83
DT 73.04 E Cup '89
HT 77.96 WC '09
JT 69.73 WC '01
Hep 7215 OT '88
Last edited by mike renfro on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby gm » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:49 pm

My updated list:

Men
9.77
19.62
43.44
1:42.80
3:28.37
7:25.54
13:00.77
27:04.20
8:00.67
12.92
47.03
37.40
2:54.29
2.40
6.05
8.70
17.92
22.54
69.72
83.38
92.80/new
8902

Women
10.71
21.85
49.27
1:55.43
3:56.97
8:29.25
14:45.35
30:19.39
9:27.59
12.33
52.74
41.49
3:16.71
2.01
4.92
7.20
15.25
??
68.57
70.78
69.53
7158

The ?? on the women's shot reinforces for me what a joke this event was in the past, with fairytale distances dominating the all-time list. It is hard to find a mark from the 90s, much less after that.
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