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great T&F names

Postby oldvaulter » Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:33 pm

OK, forgive me, it's late at night. But I was thinking... (if you can call it that) about some great T&F names. High jumper Nathan Leeper has to be high on anyone's list of right-on names. High hurdler Eugene Swift is also right up there. And how about shot putter Dallas Long? Sprinters James Jett and Keisha Jett. Hurdler Rod Jett.

Any others?
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Re: great T&F names

Postby oldvaulter » Wed Apr 30, 2003 11:00 pm

Lutz Long in the long jump.
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Re: great T&F names

Postby Guest » Thu May 01, 2003 5:29 am

Back in high school in New Jersey in the late '70's there was a thrower from Willingboro named Chuck Spinner, and another from Scotch Plains named Mike Hurling
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Postby Guest » Thu May 01, 2003 5:31 am

At one point a group of us had a list of high jumpers who could "jump off themselves."

Dwight Stones, Tom Woods and Juri Tarmak are the ones that come to mind right away.
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Postby tandfman » Thu May 01, 2003 6:12 am

>At one point a group of us had a list of high jumpers who could "jump off themselves."

Dwight Stones, Tom Woods and Juri Tarmak are the ones that come to mind right away.<

Benn Fields was another.
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Re: great T&F names

Postby racewalker » Thu May 01, 2003 6:59 am

Juris Luzins at 800.
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Postby trackstar » Thu May 01, 2003 7:04 am

>OK, forgive me, it's late at night. But I was
>thinking... (if you can call it that) about some
>great T&F names. High jumper Nathan Leeper has
>to be high on anyone's list of right-on names.

Kansas State (Leeper's alma mater) also has/had a female high jumper whose last name was High. T&FN suggested those two get together. Gotta love High-Leeper for a married name.

TCU had a sprinter named Steve Slowly. Obviously, he wasn't.
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Postby Trackrat » Thu May 01, 2003 7:16 am

During my freshman year we had a couple meets at Coe College (DIII, Iowa) who had this long jumper with the last name of Nakka.

I distinctly recall warming up for the 800/880 and hearing the long jump official holler,

"Nakka up, Thompson in the hole!"
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Re: great T&F names

Postby Brutal » Thu May 01, 2003 8:42 am

I liked these......

Ebanizer Edmonds....SJD sprinter
Ivory Crockett...So.Illinois sprinter
Handsome Wearing....Villanova hurdler
Fair Hooker....Arizona hurdler
MacKinley Dillingham...COS sprinter
Cyril Pinder....Illinois sprinter
Houston McTear...Cerr JC sprinter
Eulace Peacock....Temple sprinter/lger
Mozell Ellerbee....Tuskegee sprinter
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Postby Guest » Thu May 01, 2003 9:04 am

You're forgetting Eugene Swift!
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Postby memory jogger » Thu May 01, 2003 9:07 am

>You're forgetting Eugene Swift!<

You're forgetting that Eugene Swift was mentioned in the very first message in this thread.
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Re: great T&F names

Postby oldvaulter » Thu May 01, 2003 10:20 am

>TCU had a sprinter named Steve Slowly.
>Obviously, he wasn't.

And Herschel Walker was definitely a runner.
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Postby racewalker » Thu May 01, 2003 10:23 am

Larry Walker ('76 Oly) was a walker.
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Postby Guest » Thu May 01, 2003 10:59 am

You gotta think that . . .

Somewhere, at some time, some Furlong must have run the 200, some Quarters the 400, some Half the 800, and some Miles the mile.
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Re: great T&F names

Postby oldvaulter » Thu May 01, 2003 11:14 am

How about Jerry Springer in the high jump?
Paul Walter in the pole vault?
George Spearman in the javelin?
Ted Turner in the discus throw?
Dick Hyman in the pole vault?
etc.
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Postby oldvaulter » Thu May 01, 2003 11:16 am

Brittney Spears in the javelin.
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Postby Guest » Thu May 01, 2003 12:22 pm

>You gotta think that . . .

Somewhere, at some
>time, some Furlong must have run the 200, some
>Quarters the 400, some Half the 800, and some
>Miles the mile.>>

That, of course, would be Miles Irish!
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Postby trackstar » Sun May 04, 2003 7:30 am

I can't believe I forgot about this one: current UT hurdler Raasin McIntosh! (pronounced like racin')

And by the way, she ran a 12.90 (ties LoLo for fastest in the nation) yesterday in Austin. And supposedly, the 100H isn't even her best event -- she was already leading the 400H list.
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Re: great T&F names

Postby Guest » Sun May 04, 2003 1:22 pm

Back in 1973 there was a guy who wrote letters to TF&N along with long winded explanations:

One was Hitchkick Hitchcock if Alfred Hitchcock had been a long jumper.

When Terry Williams of Lompoc California,then an Oregon recruit, wrote a sarcastic message board like letter to the editor about wanting to start a Eugene branch of the Craig Virgin fan club, He responded "It is too bad there are no Virgins in the freshman class at Oregon."
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Re: great T&F names

Postby Guest » Sat May 24, 2003 5:11 am

How about the russian Hurdler Stepanova
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Postby oldvaulter » Sat May 24, 2003 7:06 am

That reminds me of Russian high jumper Stepanov.
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Postby Guest » Fri May 30, 2003 8:46 am

UC Riverside has a high jumper named Jeff Midgett
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Postby jhc68 » Fri May 30, 2003 1:29 pm

in the mid to late '60's there was a pretty good discus thrower at Fresno State named Atomic. If I recall correctly he was Atomic Terozian. I always figured he must have been born on the day the bomb was dropped.
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Re: great T&F names

Postby tandfman » Fri May 30, 2003 1:55 pm

There's a collegian this year named Joshua Sink, who runs for (of all places) Navy.
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Postby Guest » Fri May 30, 2003 5:50 pm

In the Midwest Regionals, running in the 200m and 400m, there's a guy named Richard Petty.

His success depend on his pit crew, I guess.
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Postby Guest » Fri May 30, 2003 6:02 pm

From the East Regional, we have Army's Trevor Hopper in the 400m.

An exhausting way to run the race, if you ask me.
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Postby Guest » Fri May 30, 2003 6:04 pm

Yet another from the East Regional . . .

Cornell's Geoff Van Fleet in the 1,500.

He was ranked 34th, so he'll need to be fleet to make the 12-man final.
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Postby Russ7291 » Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:22 am

Although it wasn't really related too his event, I always liked the name of the French middle distance runner of the early 50s--Robert Chef D'Hotel.

There was a good lacrosse player in my area a few years back whose name was Scott Lacrosse. That might be the best all time sports name. I mean, he was Mr. Lacrosse, every year!
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Re: great T&F names

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:11 am

You could have put together a Third Reich relay team from the West Regional: Gehring, Braun, Komandent and Krauter.
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Postby Tvarish » Sun Jun 29, 2003 6:28 pm

University of Memphis basketball player (and 7 foot HJ in HS) Baskerville Holmes
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Re: great T&F names

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:34 am

How about a former High Jumper and Basketball player for Ole Miss - Tim Jumper

I also trained with a marathoner - James "Crash" Wall. (guy had endurance like you wouldn't believe - no wall crashes in his marathons)
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Re: great T&F names

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:13 am

sid sink ... steepler in early 70s
henry marsh . steepler from 80s
joaquim cruuuzzz
john walker
Thierry Vigneron .. just because I always liked that name
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