Previous hint: teammate of Ted Nelson at a Texas school
New Hint: Had his picture in T&FN along with Ted Nelson and other teammates
What jersey did John Gutknecht wear when he won the AAU 6 mile in 1961 ?
Hint: this information is available in a certain monthly magazine that most of us read
When Duke won the ACC One Mile Relay in 1960 who were the team members ? One of them set an AR several years later.
Question has been 1/4 answered with Cary Weisiger who set an AR in the 1500 a few years later.
Hint: None. The other 3 were just good college runners although one of them did win the ACC 880 that year I think. (Weisiger won the mile) Names were not listed in T&FN under meet results, just the team and time. Only reason this question was posted at all was to give one member of that quartet a possible brief bit of fame...and it is not me
Which 2000 Olympic champion finished 2nd in a competition in 1987 in which a world record was set? What was the event? (hint: it was a very different event from the one in which the athlete won Olympic gold)
was that the HJ
>in with Wszola and Mogenburg at about 2.35 ?
>Pretty fuzzy.......think I am only faintly
Nice guess, but... no. They were on consecutive days, and I believe Eberstadt and Rehlingen were both in West Germany. Plus Mogenburg only equalled the record, while I specifically used the word 'break'.
>I'm still waiting for an answer to my
>question (2000 Olympic champion
>second to a WR in 1987).
>guessing a walk?
That wouldn't be a likely candidate, would it ? I said the WR was in a very different event to the one in which the athlete won the Olympics. What other event could a walker compete in at a high level ? Walking races over different distances wouldn't qualify as VERY different in my books.
None of the answers so far is right... but I guess, since her name has come up, I have to admit it is Irina Privalova. The question now is: what was the event in which she finished runner-up to WR in 1987 ? If you don't know it, the answer will surprise you...
Let me stretch this one a bit farther: the 2nd- and 3rd-place finishers in that competition both won golds at the '93 Worlds; one of them in this event, the other in a different event (that's also different than the '00 event!)
DJ was closest on the 2000 Olympic Champion 2nd in a WR - it was Privalova (under her maiden name Sergeyeva) jumping 13.39 in Moskva on 3Jan87, behind Galina Chistyakova's 13.98
On 6 5.5 Steve's trivia - Gutknecht wore his grad school shirt when he won the '61 AAU 6 miles (I have no idea where that was)
R.E.Merritt was a teammate of Nelson's at Andrews HS in 1960 - R.E.M (did he become famous for beinga rock group ?) ran 48.3y that season
One of the Duke 4x440 team was a fellow called Bazemore - the other 2 ???
2 trivia questions for all of you -
1/ What links HJ WR stters Ludmila Andonova (BUL) and Tamara Bykova (SOV) other than the fact that both set WRs in 1984 ?
2/ Can you name me 2 British Olympic sprint medallists who were well-regarded internationals in another sport (and what sport was it) ?