Falcon's high school times?


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Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:44 pm

What was Joe Falcon's progression like? From high school onward? When was he at his peak? In college or after?
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:30 pm

I believe Falcon was a 4:08 HS miler. He was great in college & after. A winner of the NCAA 10k in 1987 29:10 & NCAA 1500m 3:38 in 88.

Won 7 NCAA titles.

A 3:49 miler in 1990 #3 World Ranking TF&N.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:02 pm

Hodgie-san! Great to see you here! Look forward to your expertise.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:05 pm

We are going back in time to the days of Falcon. Well, since US milers are doing nothing today why not go "back to the future". At least when we watch old Falcon footage it won't be that grainy black and white footage we see from old Jim Ryun races.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:00 pm

Joe Falcon
Seemed to peak in 1990 in his 1st year out of college

MILE, 1500, 5000
4:12.78c as a HS Jr in 1983 (4:11.29 1600m)
4:08.24 as a Sr to win Golden West in ‘84, 3:52.8 1500
redshirt in ‘85, 3:46.95 1500
4:03.19i as a freshman at Arkansas in ‘86, 3:45.2 1500, 14:06 5000
3:56.77i as a soph in ‘87, 3:40.81 1500, 13:45 5000
3:52.14 as Jr in ‘88, 3:35.84 1500, 13:47 5000
3:51.07 as Sr in ‘89, 3:35.42 1500, 13:50 5000
3:49.31 in ‘90, 3:33.6 1500 & US title with TF&N #3 world and #1 US rank, 13:20 5000 with US #1 rank
- mile in ‘91, 3:41.30 1500
3:57.53i in ‘92, 3:36.3
3:57.44i in ‘93, 3:39.81
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:18 pm

At the age of 20 how was Joe Falcon performing. We all know of course Alan Webb is now 20. I just want to get a gauge on how Webb is performing compared to other past elite US milers.

"The Mile is the lion of all Track events".

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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:02 pm

What happened to Falcon? He was great in '90 and virtually disappeared. Anyone out there know anything?
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:14 pm

Someone said he is a police officer in the midwest. What I remember most about Joe Falcon was in a 5000m race in Eugene he actually out kicked Doug Padilla! I think he had huge potential...if he had a good coach and a few more years to build on his 1990-91 success, I think he could have run low 3:30's in the 1500m and sub 13:00 in 5000m.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:36 am

Has any other athlete ever won an NCAA 1500m title and NCAA 10,000m title?
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:16 pm

Falcon was a top miler for about 3 years. I wonder what caused his dramatic drop in performance in 92 and 93.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:37 pm

Narcolepsy.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:20 pm

It was girl friend trouble.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:18 am

Think I read somewhere that he had an achilles problem that just would not go away.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Mon Sep 15, 2003 4:17 pm

He went to high school in Belton, MO. He lived in Springfield, MO for awhile and was coached by his high school coach. Later he moved to Arkansas. I heard him on the radio once when he dispatching for a police department in Bentonville. Seems like he moved into the training division at one time.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Mon Sep 15, 2003 4:21 pm

were you cuffed and in the back seat when you heard him as the police dispatcher?
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 17, 2003 4:55 pm

No. I'm not a sprinter.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:38 am

I am starting to think High school runners that run mile times around 4:05 probably will run better in college than High School milers that run close to 4 minutes. Maybe the 4:05 high school runners peak at just the right time in college.

Case in point:

Joe Falcon ran a 4:08 mile in high school. He later went onto run a 3:49 mile in 1991.

Gabe Jennings ran a 4:00.6 in high school, and has never even come close to 3:50 for the mile.

I think the importance of running a 4 minute mile in high school is overblown.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:54 am

Gabe Jennings ran a
>4:00.6 in high school, and has never even come
>close to 3:50 for the mile.

Jennings ran the mile a 4:02.81 in high school.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:19 pm

<<Jennings ran the mile a 4:02.81 in high school.>>

Yeah, but he still run faster than Falcon in High School.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:05 am

Will Gabe ever even run 3:50 for the mile.
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 18, 2003 2:18 pm

Wasn't it Falcon's fall in an Olympics Trials that meant the end for him? Must have been devastating for him, and he never reappeared after that -- this must have been 1992. Or do I have my years wrong --
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Re: Falcon's high school times?

Postby KevinM » Tue Nov 18, 2003 4:23 pm

I'm starting to think that running close to 4:00 is much better for South American dancing potential than 4:05-types.
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