Short 7' straddle high jumpers


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Re: Short 7' straddle high jumpers

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:01 pm

dj wrote:
kuha wrote:I'd agree that something like 7'2" was still an "elite" mark in those days, but not 7 feet even..whether that difference is enough to quibble about, I don't know.


In 1968 there 45 straddlers at 7-0 or better, plus Fosbury.

Whether "elite" can include 46 people in a year is up to your definition.


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Re: Short 7' straddle high jumpers

Postby kuha » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:59 pm

dj wrote:
kuha wrote:I'd agree that something like 7'2" was still an "elite" mark in those days, but not 7 feet even..whether that difference is enough to quibble about, I don't know.


In 1968 there 45 straddlers at 7-0 or better, plus Fosbury.

Whether "elite" can include 46 people in a year is up to your definition.


I'd say no. I stand by my feeling that 7'2"-ish represented a better definition of "elite" in that era.
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Re: Short 7' straddle high jumpers

Postby wamego relays champ » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:45 am

cask1 wrote:
no one wrote:I think kotinek had other superior marks ... 253.## jav,
25.5lj, and ?


14.3HH

I think he ran a decathlon early on at UCLA...I think around 7500?


At UCLA Kotinek's height was listed as 6-0.5.

After reaching 7-1 as a straddler, he converted to flop in his junior year.

His decathlon best of 7,298 was a 5th place mark as a freshman in the '72 NCAA Championships.

At UCLA he had an LJ mark of 25-5 and JT best of 253-8; not sure whether he bettered those after his collegiate career ended.

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