100/110H 1. Harrison Dillard! good call!
also: Gail Devers (100/100h)
400/400H: Glenn Davis
High jump/pole vault: Rick Sloan; Donovan Kilmartin (HS), but this is veering down the decathlon route, not really a classic double. For "odd" doubles, it would probably be mostly the decathletes. What's the weirdest double you can imagine? Marathon/shot put?
Is the "all around championship" still being contested?
In the seventies it was 10 events in 1 day....
included 1500m racewalk, 16 lb. hammer throw, then some ordinary events. Usually hosted in Maine in August or so.
How could you leave these two off the list? Both have great distinction: Fredericks has the fastest all-time double (9.86,19.68), and Boldon has the fastest one-day double (9.90/19.77). He has also marked the most one-day sub-10/sub-20 doubles in history (at last count, I believe it was 7).
I saw a high school dual meet in 1973 where Lonnie Shelton (Foothill, Bakersfield CA - later Oregon State BB & Supersonics of NBA) went 47-9 in triple, 63-4 in shot, and 185 + change in the discus (plus 9.9y and 14.2y). He woulda/coulda been a great one in decathlon. Actually, basketball was probably his 3rd best sport in HS.
If you want a wild Cal State double, how about Woodrow Strode (Jefferson, LA) in 1933, finishing 2nd in the shot and 3rd in the (really!) 220 low hurdles. (DT was discontinued 1933-48, or he may have scored there too, I suspect)
Yep, that's the Woody Strode whom you might remember as the Ethiopian gladiator in "Spartacus" or as "Sargeant Rutledge" or as the bow & arrow guy in "The Professionals." Taciturn, but fine actor, body on loan from god.
Actually, Gail jumped 7-5 as a senior in HS, best of 7-3 in college (University of llinois). Then he DID blow out his right (jumping) knee, and learned to jump off th left leg. He then becae the only person tojump 7-0 off each leg, achieving, I think, 7-1 off his left leg.
Thanks for the exact numbers David. I also seem to recall that Gail took an unusaully high number of jumps when he set the high school indoor record. Something like 3 attempts at 6'4", 3 at 6'6", and many more misses on the way to a 7'5" clearance. Can you shed some specifics on this? Thanks.
Regarding Billy Cannon, as usual thanks Gary. I now remember there is a picture of him in the blocks in an old T&FN, so he must have been half decent. If I get energetic I'll do some issue by issue research tonight.