long jump trivia question


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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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