Sprinter Identification:


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Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:32 am

Does anyone remember the name of the U.S. Sprinter who finished 2nd in the 1960 Olympics in Rome? I know Armin Hary won the gold in that race mainly because of his start, but the U.S. sprinter who finished 2nd came on strong at the end.
(Side note of interest, he may have been the last caucasian sprinter to qualify for the US in the 100 meter dash).
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:16 am

Dave Sime.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:01 am

would love to know what Sime's last 50m split was - he sure came on strong. He WAS last caucasian US 100 Olympian. Jerry Ashworth made '64 relay team, but Sime last 100 guy, I think. No 'American Borzovs(or Wellses)' on the horizon....
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:24 am

What about the kid from Kentucky, (Compost ot Combest is his last name) I don't know if he graduated from H.S. yet or not, but he has a lot of potenial, and he's rather small now (Like 5"7", 140 lbs.). If he continues to grow physically watch out! The last I heard he is running in the 10.3 range for 100 meters.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby huh? » Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:07 pm

Hey, where'd ya' find that time warp?
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:46 pm

No Compost hasn't graduated from high school yet, but give him time, he's only 23!
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby tandfman » Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:12 pm

I think you're exaggerating. He won't turn 23 until Monday.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:37 am

That's why their are experts like you around to correct me.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby BillCarr » Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:28 pm

Casey Combest (US HS record holder in the 60 ?) seems to have given up the sport, the last article I read.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:57 pm

i actually raced against casy in a track meet in 2000. he is wild and out of control. unless he has changed his lifestyle we want ever know what he can do.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:10 am

Thanks for the info.
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Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:42 pm

Neither Sime nor Hary was last Caucasian 100 M. We've had Borzov since (who doubled).

I might add- Pietro Mennea held the 200 record forever.

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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:04 pm

Bijan, take a closer look at the initial question on this thread, it was who was the last U.S. caucasian Olympic sprinter in the 100, it was not last caucasian winner in the Olympics.

Nice to see some new blood on this historical side. Keep it up.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 30, 2003 6:59 am

if you ran me then i beat you. how would you know i was a wild one. if you beat me then i'd say you could say i was wild one. i'll run again it just takes time. casey combest
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:33 am

Hope you make it back on the track so you can take advantage of your GOD-given talent.
Best of Luck Mr, Combest.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:00 pm

JLightnin' wrote that Dave Sime (2nd in 1960 Olympic 100m) "may have been the last caucasian sprinter to qualify for the US in the 100 meter dash)."
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Interestingly, just four years earlier in the 1956 Olympics at Melbourne, USA caucasians Bobby Morrow and Thane Baker captured four of the six OG sprint medals. They ran 1-2 in the 100m (and 1-3 in the 200m where Morrow won in OG record time).

Earlier in 1956 Jim Lea of USA set the 440-yard world record, suggesting a third caucasian dash winner at Melbourne - in the 400m. But that did not come to pass because Lea, then in the U.S. military, was subsequently injured.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:47 am

How about Glenn Davis and Dave Mills I believe they both sprinted for Ohio State in the late 50's and early 60's.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:10 am

don't TELL me we are going to turn this into a Memory Lane of White Track Stars From the Fifties.

But if we must, add Eddie Southern.
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Re: Sprinter Identification:

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:30 am

Its been suggested elsewhere that Dave Sime might have beaten Bobby Morrow in '56 if he had not been injured. How credible is this?

Was he already past his best when he ran in the '60 Olympics?
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