22O YARD Hurdel RECORDS


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22O YARD Hurdel RECORDS

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:08 pm

I have been researching the records for the 220 yard hurdles for my college records, and have limited information. Could anyone guide me to a internet source that has a list of world records for the event, and a written history of it. I find alot on Owens and his 26.6 in 1935,and Sime 1956 who ran for Duke.
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Re: 22O YARD Hurdel RECORDS

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:12 am

It gets doubly complex because the race was sometimes run on the turn, sometimes on the straight, so there were 2 sets of records.

Strictly from memory, I think the last straightaway record was 21.9 by Don Styron. Think that bested Sime's 22.1. Charlie Tidwell may have had the last turn record at 22.5 or 22.6.

Then, on rare occasions, this length of race might have been run in Europe, but at 200 meters, probably always on the turn, creating even more confusion due to the shorter distance than 220 yards.

Again,this is all just memory, and you're looking for something more definitive.
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Re: 22O YARD Hurdel RECORDS

Postby The King » Fri Oct 31, 2003 11:47 am

>It gets doubly complex because the race was
>sometimes run on the turn, sometimes on the
>straight, so there were 2 sets of
>records.

Strictly from memory, I think the
>last straightaway record was 21.9 by Don Styron.
>Think that bested Sime's 22.1. Charlie Tidwell
>may have had the last turn record at 22.5 or
>22.6.

Your right about the last straightaway record of 21.9s by Don Styron.
However, there was a time of 21.8s recorded for Forrest Towns.
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Re: 22O YARD Hurdel RECORDS

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:01 pm

King,

Something's not right here. The body of that bio casually mentions that "21.8" in winning the SEC crown. I suspect it's a typo and should more like 22.8 ? 21.8 would have been a fabulous WR,and even if wind aided would have been great. But there is no mention of anything, just the time listed. Not ringing true.

Time for some research........
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