White HS sprinters trivia


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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby no one » Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:29 pm

mmmm - did you Bay Area guys forget Dave Masters? ... if it weren't a guy named Mel Gray.

Also seems like the 60-70s era in So Cal had a number of 9.5 type guys. HS I went to had a soph run 9.6 only to fade into the seamier side of life - as early as his jr. yr. HS
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jefferson Buffalo » Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:42 am

>mmmm - did you Bay Area guys forget Dave Masters? ... if it weren't a guy named Mel Gray.<<

Mel Gray? Now there's a guy who's obviously neither Black nor White.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby KeepMoving » Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:03 pm

If they got a really good sun tan, would they go faster? Just wondering what the laws were in the People's Republic of Track and Field News...
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby satch400 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:27 am

>If they got a really good sun tan, would they go faster? Just wondering what
>the laws were in the People's Republic of Track and Field News...

SATCH doubts tan makes u faster but have noticed that since MICHAEL JACKSON got pale his dancing stinks!
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Pego » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:52 am

At the moment, quality of his dancing is the least of his problems.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby richxx87 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:51 am

California HS state meet this weekend a guy from the foothills above Fresno, Fred Worstein, qualified for both 100/200 finals, got like 7th and 9th, way off his PRs --like 10.5/21.5
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby richxx87 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:09 am

California HS state meet this weekend a guy from the foothills above Fresno, Fred Worstein, qualified for both 100/200 finals, got like 7th and 9th, way off his PRs --like 10.5/21.5
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jasonb » Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:05 am

Dont forget Chip Rish, he won the California state 400 meters two years in a row-46.82 junior year and 45.7 his senior year which was the state record for quite some time. He raced against the great Henry Thomas of Hawthorne practically on a weekly basis. He is also still a member of the Jr World record holder 4/400 meter relay team that he contributed to with his 45.4 leg. He went to ASU and finished 4th in the Pac-10 45.83. The late Gabriel Tiacoh of the Ivory Coast placed first. Rish then went on to the NCAA's and lost his shoe in the first 200 meters of his 400 meter heat. After his freshman year he kind of filtered out and never really lived up to his full potential. I think he just burned out but he still holds the Orange County record for the 400 meters and his 21.01 was the record till a few years ago when another white sprinter by the name of Matt Bruno beat it with his 20.82, a time he's yet to match at UCLA. Rish's High School pr for the 100 meters was 10.40 but he was more of a 400 meter man. Jeremy Wariner reminds me alot of Rish but Wariner possibly seems to possess a few more gears.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby R. Sloane » Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:30 pm

How about Jerry Bright, Carlmont HS, Oakland, CA.
(9.6 100y, 20.something 220y in HS)US Olympic Team member 1968.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jlightnin » Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:39 pm

Maybe Im late, but the guy who runs leg on Baylors 4x 400 meter relay team is the real deal and I pray that he makes the Olympic this year.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jlightnin » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:47 pm

I also forget to mention Larry Questad 1968 Olympic 200 meter finalist. ( Im not gonna qote this, but Im' almost positive he played WR for the Houston Oilers, cause I clearly remember them having a white receiver who ran circles around the Cleveland Browns).
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby BisonHurdler » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:52 pm

>Dont forget Chip Rish


Check the very first post on this thread.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:30 pm

Nobody's mentioned Anthony Tufariello...didn't he set some sort of 400 or 440 HS record in the late 70's?
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby bellows23 » Mon Jun 28, 2004 2:08 pm

Mark Lutz
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby huh? » Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:09 pm

>Nobody's mentioned Anthony Tufariello...didn't he set some sort of 400 or 440 HS record in the late 70's?<

Is everyone blind on this thread? Again, check the very first post on the thread.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby exNLAC » Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:41 pm

If some one posted a question like "Who are the best black HS sprinters of recent times?", wouldn't he be instantly attacked as a racist? Just wondering...
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:11 am

No.
But to answer the 1st question, I would say Roy Martin, Dwayne Evans, Obea Moore, Houston McTear

Re:
If some one posted a question like "Who are the best black HS sprinters of recent times?", wouldn't he be instantly attacked as a racist? Just wondering...
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby RJMB_1 » Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:30 am

In this case the phrase "Who are the best black HS sprinters of recent times?" would be unnecessary. One would just say "Who are the best HS sprinters of recent times". Therefore any race issues wouldn't even have to come into the frame at all, unless a certain agenda is kicking around.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby hj197steve » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:08 am

>No.
But to answer the 1st question, I would say Roy Martin, Dwayne Evans,
>Obea Moore, Houston McTear

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If some one posted a question like "Who are
>the best black HS sprinters of recent times?", wouldn't he be instantly
>attacked as a racist? Just wondering...

this issue has been raised before, and I agree that this type classification is being a bit run into the ground here.
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Rish beat Everrett, did he race Thomas ever???

Postby barry » Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:57 am

Rish was awesome, but how did he do against Henry Thomass??? He beat Everett at the state meet in CA state - HS 400 meters. Anyone know????????????????????????????
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Rish vs. Thomas

Postby barry » Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:04 am

Rish (white guuy) vs. Thomas:

Who won or did Thomas not run the 400 at the CA state meae????
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby ed gee » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:28 am

Forrest Beaty is an emergency medicine physician in Sebastopol.

jwetter wrote:Forest Beaty ran 9.4 100 yard dash in addition to his 20.2 straightaway 220 yard dash as an underclassman at Glendale Hoover. If I'm not mistaken Beaty won the Calfifornia State CIF 100 yard dash one year and the 220 yard dash two years in the mid-60's. The Foothill League, which included Glendale Hoover, had an outstanding group of sprinters when Beaty was there. Another white sprinter in the league was Ralph Turner of John Burroughs H.S. in Burbank. Turner ran 9.5 and also 20.6 when Beaty ran his 20.2. If I recall correctly there was also still another very good white sprinter that year from either Burbank H.S. or Glendale H.S. It was in the Foothill League Championships that one year in the early or mid 60's that these three plus a couple of sprinters from John Muir H.S. in Pasadena or Pasadena H.S. all ran 9.6 or better and 21.1 or better. Not bad for one little 7 team league. For those of you who aren't familiar with it John Muir has had a slew of California State Chapmpion sprinters.

Forest Beaty went on to run at the University of California in Berkeley and although a good collegiate sprinter he never quite lived up to his H.S. accomplishments. He graduated from Cal, went to medical school and about 6-7 years ago I read an article about him being a physician in the East Bay Area treating some group of unfortunates (I don't recall whether they were poor, HIV or what) on a humanitarian basis. He went from being a very good sprinter to a very good humanitarian physician. He surely has my respect.
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Postby blockstart » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:00 pm

It has been sometime, but Jerry Bright from Oakland’s Castlemont H.S. and Arizona State comes to mind.
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:48 pm

blockstart wrote:It has been sometime, but Jerry Bright from Oakland’s Castlemont H.S. and Arizona State comes to mind.


I am not sure, but I think he has one of the fastest times in school history (Arizona State) for the 200m.
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:56 pm

And for Casey. I remember him back in 1998 running in Annecy, France with a gold (heavy) necklace. He wanted to go to Arizona State to be coached by Darryl Anderson. He did not go because of the school being on probation years before. I think he would of been great if he went there (ASU).
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Postby gm » Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:09 pm

Jason Leach - Odessa, Texas early '80s

can't forget him in this discussion!
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Postby Jacksf » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:06 pm

what did Jason Leach do in high school?
I know he wa pretty good collegiately and post-college.
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Postby mrbowie » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:29 pm

Thank the lord all mighty for the return and ever present Honky File for Sprinters.

Does the United State Society for the Antropological Studies of the Arcane have any idea of what kind of service this type of board offers?

The positive implications of these discussions boggle the mind.

White high school sprinters!

Do we question why we have not seen a board about Caribbean hammer throwers of West African descent who are black?
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Postby Jacksf » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:43 pm

There is no affirmative action in sports (except for coaches), like there is everywhere else in life, so maybe that's why were here.
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Postby Bear Coach » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:52 pm

I think that if we are talking about the fastest white HS sprinter you have to go to Jeremy Wariner. 20.4 in the 200m and 45.5 in the 400m. I'm not use that anyone has done that.....as far a white guys go.

I think that JT Scheuerman could give those time a run for the money this year, but he is another that is actually doing it right now that could be one of the fastest white guys ever.

20.90 in the 200m and 46.77 in the 400m......
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Postby mrbowie » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:09 pm

Jacksf wrote:There is no affirmative action in sports (except for coaches), like there is everywhere else in life, so maybe that's why were here.


Maybe if you read (or even reread) Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" you would not carry on so much about white people so much.
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Postby Jacksf » Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:49 am

I really can't understand why it is such a big deal to talk about white people as a group, but it is no big deal at all to talk about black people.
It is very much a double-standard.
Why can't you just let it be? Why does it bother you so much, that you have to chime in and say that this discussion shouldn't take place and is a waste of time.
That isn't very open-minded or democratic.
There are jobs for thought and speech police in N. Korea, Iran, Nazi Germany...but there shouldn't be here.
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Postby mrbowie » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:30 pm

"I really can't understand why it is such a big deal to talk about white people as a group, but it is no big deal at all to talk about black people."

Where did you ever come up with assumption?

Wouldn't it just be peachy keen if the discussions were limited to athletes and not pseudo antropological meanderings?
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Postby paulthefan » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:41 am

Wouldn't it just be peachy keen if the discussions were limited to athletes and not pseudo antropological meanderings?


that would mean: wandering outside of the tropics ?.. in which case it should be mango keen
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White sprinters

Postby barry » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:38 am

I would be curious to know.. I can't think of many great white sprinters. Rish in H.S was great...
who else in college or pro????
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Re: White sprinters

Postby mrbowie » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:30 pm

barry wrote:I would be curious to know.. I can't think of many great white sprinters. Rish in H.S was great...
who else in college or pro????



They were there, but you have to go a long way back to find them, as non-pale sprinters of West African descent have dominated for decades.

Some of these sun-tan-challenged individuals from California include the following phenoms:

Frank Wycoff
Mel Patton
Charlie Paddock
Forrest Beatty
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Postby Jacksf » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:19 pm

Here's a previous thread about great white sprinters:
http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/discus ... php?t=7670

As far as white HS sprinters for the past 30 years...here's a list for fun:

100m
1. Wayne Johnson '78 TX 5A HS Champ
2. Casey Combest '98 KY HS Champ
3. Matt Bruno '02 CA HS Champ
4. Jason Leach '84 TX 5A 2nd place
5. Trey Griffin '01 TX 4A HS Champ

200m
1. Wayne Johnson '78 TX HS Champ
2. Matt Bruno '02 CA HS Champ
3. Jeremy Wariner '02 TX HS Champ

400m
1. Anthony Tufariello '79 NY HS Champ
2. Chip Rish '84 & '85 CA HS Champ
3. Jeremy Wariner '02 TX HS Champ

110hh
1. Stever Kerho '84 CA HS Champ
2. Dan Lavitt '76 MO HS Champ
3. Joe Galeano '87 NY HS Champ

Guys like Forest Beaty, Jerry Bright, Dave Masters, Mark Lutz, Dave Mills, Sammy Dierschke, etc....I don't know how good they were in HS...before my time. Although Beaty was HS AOY, so he's probably the best.
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Thanks.

Postby barry » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:47 pm

Thanks for the list.
I would like to add , one very important detail, that is this: none of the ones you mentioned got laid as much as Rish in California and that means a lot to me. Therefore I think he should be one of the all time great sprinters.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:53 am

when i was a senior (1971) in highschool in california the state meet,220, was won by a white dude in 21.1-chuck bommarito sp?
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