1956 U.S. Olympic Trials


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1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby WJW39 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:44 pm

I'm trying to find the results of the 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials in Los Angeles. Does anyone know a website or URL where I can find them?

I'm particularly interested in the High Jump won by Charley Dumas and the 110m.HH heats and final run between Lee Calhoun, Jack Davis and Joel Shankle.

I appreciate any help you can give me on this.

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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby dukehjsteve » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:10 am

>I'm trying to find the results of the 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials in Los Angeles.
>Does anyone know a website or URL where I can find them?

I'm particularly
>interested in the High Jump won by Charley Dumas and the 110m.HH heats and
>final run between Lee Calhoun, Jack Davis and Joel Shankle.

I appreciate any
>help you can give me on this.

WJW39

USATF printed a big book of ALL OT's last year.

Do not know if all that info is loaded in any computers. Ask here what you want specifically and any one of many people here can give you the info, either from that book or old T&FN issue.
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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby ltricard » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:11 am

1. dumas.......7' 0 5/8" wr
2. wilson......6' 9 1/2"
3. reavis......6' 9 1/2"
4. allard......6' 8 1/2"
5. shelton.....6' 8 1/2"
6. booth........6' 6 1/2"
7. lang.........6' 6 1/2"
8. mc cullough 6'4 1/2
and fehlen
10. miller.....6' 4 1/2"
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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby ltricard » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:19 am

heats
1
1. calhoun....13.9
2. pratt......14.
3. campbell...14.1
4. dillard....14.3
5. benson.....14.4
6. van bruner.14.5
7. lindsay....14.7
8. loewen.....15.

2
1. davis......13.9
2. shankle....14.1
3. gilbert....14.4
4. thomson....14.4
5. johnson....14.4
6. curtis.....14.6
7. robinson...14.8

final
1. davis...13.8
and calhoun
3. shankle..14.1
4. campbell.14.1
5. pratt....14.2
6. thomson..14.4
7. dillard..14.5
gilbert..dnf
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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby WJW39 » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:01 am

Thanks ltricard for your prompt and complete replies. I appreciate it very much.

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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby bambam » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:20 pm

>>Do not know if all that info is loaded in any computers. Ask here what you want specifically and any one of many people here can give you the info, either from that book or old T&FN issue.


I have a lot of the OlyTrials. I have complete computerized database of all Olympic results.
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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby bf » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:52 pm

Would you be able to find Ben Garcia's javelin distance? (3rd?,'56 Trials). I could use it for state(N.M.)all-time age-record lists I've compiled. If you can post it, thanks!
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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby ltricard » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:43 pm

3. garcia 234' 5" (71.45)
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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby bf » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:51 pm

Thank you! (Ben was probably the best jav thrower ever to come out of La Luz,NM ...)
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Re: 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Postby jhc68 » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:53 pm

Phil Fehlen, tie 8th at 6'4 1/2" and still jumping (last time I checked, anyway.) American over-60 record of 5'5 1/4" in 2000. A drop in performance of only 11 inches over 44 years (although his PR was considerably higher, in the 6'10" neighborhood.)
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1956 Olympic Trials

Postby jwetter » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:13 pm

OK thanks for your earlier replies. Now does anyone have the results for the Long Jump and Triple Jump from the 1956 L.A. Olypmic Trials?

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Postby louise tricard » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:38 am

AND THEN DR. GREG BELL WENT ON TO GET THE GOLD - HE WAS JUST AT THE 1956 OLYMPIC REUNION AT THE NATS IN INDY!
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Postby gh » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:07 am

Suggest the requestor buy the history of the OT from USATF.
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