Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter


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Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

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

Does anyone recall Steve Williams? He had a long inseam, and would always be the # 1 ranked American sprinter in the "1" or the "2", then suffer untimely injuries prior to the Olympics.

Bijan
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Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:01 pm

>Does anyone recall Steve Williams? He had a long
>inseam, and would always be the # 1 ranked
>American sprinter in the "1" or the "2", then
>suffer untimely injuries prior to the
>Olympics.

Bijan>

That would apply to the Montreal Olympics but not any other.
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Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 16, 2003 6:54 pm

Do you mean he was "star crossed"? I believe that fits he and Jim Ryun. The guys running the 100 and 200 in '76 were no doubt thrilled that Williams was out.
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Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:21 pm

That would apply to
>the Montreal Olympics but not any other. >>

Find a copy of T&F News from the spring of 1972 and see what Steve Williams was doing as a UTEP freshman, high on the lists in all three sprints before he got injured. He already had the goods then.
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Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:23 pm

I recall '76 Trials 100, when Steve pulled up, and announcer, presumably unaware mike was on, said "oh, shit!..", audible over the crowd. (or was it just a voice in my head?)
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Steve Williams, star-crossed sprinter

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 17, 2003 7:45 am

I meant star-crossed. Where's Dr. Freud when you need him?
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Re: Steve Williams, star-struck sprinter

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 23, 2003 8:42 am

Didn't he run a 9.1 100 yard dash his freshman year?
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