RIP: Bill Green, 50


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RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby gh » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:56 am

Former national HS recordholder in the 400, won the '80 OT.

Age 50, esophageal cancer.
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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby DoubleRBar » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:47 pm

Sorry to hear that. I saw Bill run several times. Did he graduate from Cubberley High School in Palo Alto?
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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby hanklaw » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:43 pm

Yes, graduate of Cubberley HS. Still #2 in the 400 on the CCS All-Time list:

http://archive.dyestatcal.com/ATHLETICS ... cs400b.htm

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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby indigo » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:48 am

I believe Bill Green ran a year at Mt Sac. I'm not sure where he went after Mt Sac.
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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby dj » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:56 pm

indigo wrote:I believe Bill Green ran a year at Mt Sac. I'm not sure where he went after Mt Sac.


Nope. Cubberley HS '79; USC letterman as freshman in '80, soph in '81.
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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby indigo » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:54 pm

1. I am incorrect. Thank you.
2. Did Green compete after '81
3. I thought I remembered a top bay area hs 400 meter runner at Mt Sac. I always had it in my mind it was Bill Green. I'm likely mistaken on that point as well.
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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby hanklaw » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:35 am

You might be thinking of Rod Green who went to Palo Alto HS and graduated in 1980 after running a 47.74 400. I don't know if he went to Mt Sac or not.

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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby indigo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:03 pm

hanklaw wrote:You might be thinking of Rod Green who went to Palo Alto HS and graduated in 1980 after running a 47.74 400. I don't know if he went to Mt Sac or not.

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Thank you, I somehow merged the two into one. Rod Green is on the MT Sac record 4x400.
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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby Bdog » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:02 pm

Bill and I were roommates, teammates, and friends at USC. Bill was a Track and Field phenomenon, and a far better friend. Bill had many interests beyond track, life was always interesting with Bill, you never new what adventure was around the corner. He touched many lives. Rod is Bill's Brother. Rest in peace my friend.
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Re: RIP: Bill Green, 50

Postby Lamar smith » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:34 pm

I did not know Bill Green...but I did know his brother Rod Green.
We were room mates, and competed, for Mt Sac Collage in 1982. His brother Rob was also very talented, with a rang of evens from the 200 meters to the half mile. if any body knows of Rods Ware a bout’s, I would love to catch up with him.

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