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long jump trivia question

Postby gh » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:04 am

who's the only man ever to win an NCAA long jump title indoors and make the Hall Of Fame in a different sport?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:53 am

last name Robinson ?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby mcgato » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:00 pm

OK, I cheated somewhat, as I was wondering when the first indoor champs was held. According to wiki, it was 1965, so that narrows the field quite a bit. I have no idea what the answer is. The only long jumper that I thought of was Eric Metcalf, but I don't think he got anywhere near the HoF for football.

On edit: actually I was thinking of Terry Metcalf, who I also don't think made the HoF in football.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby gm » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:37 pm

Stumped
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby luther » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:26 pm

I thought it must be James Lofton, but after a peek I see he won the NCAA outdoors. Hence me stumped too...
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby rhymans » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:37 am

I haven't checked, but my guess would be Jackie Robinson for UCLA in 1940 - I suspect that it was wet enough in Minneapolis for the event to be moved indoors [and I'm probably totally wrong]
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby user4 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:06 am

rhymans wrote:I haven't checked, but my guess would be Jackie Robinson for UCLA in 1940 - I suspect that it was wet enough in Minneapolis for the event to be moved indoors [and I'm probably totally wrong]


This is why the novice should never even play these games, ... even if rhymans is wrong he displays a depth of knowledge that completely intimidates the T&F tyro.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Marlow » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:13 am

gh wrote:who's the only man ever to win an NCAA long jump title indoors and make the Hall Of Fame in a different sport?
rhymans wrote:I haven't checked, but my guess would be Jackie Robinson for UCLA in 1940 - I suspect that it was wet enough in Minneapolis for the event to be moved indoors [and I'm probably totally wrong]


That's gotta be it, cuz gh likes the trick questions! Notice it wasn't "an indoor NCAA LJ title".
And I agree that once RH answers, the rest of us can crawl back into our dark holes! :twisted:
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby dj » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:56 pm

And who was the Olympic gold medalist who won an NCAA LJ championship indoors?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:27 pm

dj wrote:And who was the Olympic gold medalist who won an NCAA LJ championship indoors?


male or female(more than 1 ?)
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Per Andersen » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:59 pm

dj wrote:And who was the Olympic gold medalist who won an NCAA LJ championship indoors?

Beamon in '68
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby gh » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:41 am

Beamon not the only answer
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby tandfman » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:37 am

Did Carl Lewis win it at the NCAA outdoor championships in Baton Rouge one year when they moved the LJ indoors because of the foul weather?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby no one » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 am

Boston?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby cullman » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:48 pm

Also Randy Williams. He had an impressive string of wins in 1972-3.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Per Andersen » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:59 pm

There is also Carl in '80 and '81.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:50 pm

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Brittany Reese ?

Think Ralph Boston was in NAIA.
Wondering if the HOF could be bobsledding?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby gh » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:32 am

At one point you could (maybe still can?) be NAIA and NCAA both. Boston won in '60.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Per Andersen » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:34 pm

gh wrote:At one point you could (maybe still can?) be NAIA and NCAA both. Boston won in '60.

Beamon did too, indoor WR in both.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:09 am

Per Andersen wrote:
gh wrote:At one point you could (maybe still can?) be NAIA and NCAA both. Boston won in '60.

Beamon did too, indoor WR in both.


UTEP or Adephi ?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby tandfman » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:59 am

OK. I'm lost. I thought we were talking about NCAA INDOOR wins. Boston never won an NCAa indoor title because there was no such thing in his day.

As for Beamon, he did win the NCAA indoors, but I don't recall his ever attending an NAIA school.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby gh » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:50 am

Beamon started his college career at North Carolina A&T (but did not win an NAIA title).
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:55 pm

correct answer to original question?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:48 pm

bump
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby lonewolf » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Yeah, I got lost too. What is the approved school solution?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby gh » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:08 am

as somebody noted very early, Robinson is the right answer, but only if you caught my original wording, which was an intentional trap to weed out the '40 LJ—which was held indoors because of weather—from the start of the NCAA Indoor Champs in '65.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby KDFINE » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:17 am

So as a point of curiosity, when was the first Indoor Championship?
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby gh » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:41 am

see last half-dozen words of preceding post!
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby houstonian » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:44 pm

James Lofton, Stanford would have been my guess. But it is further validation of Jack Robinson's greatness. He played baseball with track and field intensity. Beautiful.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby tandfman » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:34 am

houstonian wrote:James Lofton, Stanford would have been my guess.

Lofton never won an NCAA indoor championship.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby Walt Murphy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:44 am

houstonian wrote:James Lofton, Stanford would have been my guess. But it is further validation of Jack Robinson's greatness. He played baseball with track and field intensity. Beautiful.


If you're ever in New York when the Mets are playing, you need to go to CitiField to see the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Among the many giant photos ringing the Rotunda is a great one of Jackie long jumping at the L.A. Coliseum while he was at UCLA.
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Re: long jump trivia question

Postby cecil9sm » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:10 pm

My guess is Paul Warfield of Ohio State of whom his coach Woody Hayes was trying to keep him out of long jump pits. I didn't peak.
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