100 m of 1968 AAU championship


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100 m of 1968 AAU championship

Postby The Night of Speed » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:04 am

I want to know the details of 100 m of AAU Championships in 1968.
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Postby tafnut » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:19 pm

Can't help ya, but kudos on your 'name'! :D
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Re: 100 m of 1968 AAU championship

Postby CookyMonzta » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:45 pm

Semi-final 1
w +1.8miles/hour = +0.80meters/second
1 Jim Hines 9.9/10.03
New WR. Then came his 9.95 in Mexico City.
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Postby Texas » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:12 am

1968

F: 100 meters; S/F: 8/8; D: 20 JUN; W: +7.4 mph
1. Charles Greene 10.0w
2. James Hines 10.0w
3. Lennox Miller (JAM) 10.1w (10.0)
4. Roger Bambuck (FRA) 10.1w (10.0)
5. Ronnie Ray Smith 10.1w (10.0)
6. Mel Pender 10.1w (10.0)
*Places 3-6 were timed in 10.0, but were given 10.1 officially in reference to the Bulova timer.

Heat 1: Hines 9.8w, RR Smith [2] 10.0w [+6.2 mph].

Heat 2: Pender 10.0w [+6.2 mph].

Heat 3: Miller 9.9w, Bill Gaines [2] 10.0w [+6.0 mph].

Heat 4: Greene 10.0 =AR,=WR; Bambuck 10.0 =ER,=WR. Semi-final 1 [+1.8 mph]: Hines 9.9 {10.03} MR,AR,WR; RR Smith [2] 9.9 {10.14} MR,CR,AR,WR; Pender [3] 10.0; Larry Questad [4] 10.0; Kirk Clayton [5] 10.0; Ernie Provost [6] 10.0. Semi-final 2 [+1.9 mph]: Greene 9.9 {10.10} =MR,=AR,=WR; Miller [2] 10.0; Bambuck [3] 10.0 =WR.

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Bill Gaines and Larry Questad were the others in the final.
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Postby Jacksf » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:49 am

Who are Ernie Provost and Hideo Iijima?
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Postby gh » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:14 pm

Jacksf wrote:Who are Ernie Provost and Hideo Iijima?


Iijima was No. 2 in the World Rankings in '65 and No. 4 in 66!
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Postby Jacksf » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:17 pm

Presumably Japanese and not Japanese-American?
Did he run at the Tokyo Olympics?
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Postby tandfman » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:13 pm

Yes. He made the semis in the 100m.
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Postby EastBayprepoftheweek67 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:27 pm

Jacksf wrote:Who are Ernie Provost and Hideo Iijima?

Provost is from a multi-generation family of fast San Francisco sprinters.

In the mid-60s, he was a multiple sprint champ for Washington High School in the San Francisco section of the CIF, which was and is, in effect, a glorified "League meet," the winner qualifying directly to the State meet.

Still, he was fast enought to finish as high as 2nd and 3rd in the State meet finals in the 100 & 220 in 1965.

Before his part in the 1968 Sacramento night of speed, I think he competed for City College of San Francisco. After Sacramento, ?
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Postby The Night of Speed » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:45 am

Special run-off race
Wind ?
1 Kirk Clayton 10.0
2 Jim Green 10.1
3 Mickey Matthews 10.2
4 Earl Harris 10.3
5 Ernie Provost 10.3
6 Andy Hopkins 10.2 !
7 Orin Richburg 10.3
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Postby rhymans » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:09 pm

The run-off was held to get the final qualifier for the Semi-Final Olympic Trials which were held at the LA Coliseum 2 weeks after the AAU
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Postby Jacksf » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:42 pm

EastBayprepoftheweek67 wrote:
Jacksf wrote:Who are Ernie Provost and Hideo Iijima?

Provost is from a multi-generation family of fast San Francisco sprinters.

In the mid-60s, he was a multiple sprint champ for Washington High School in the San Francisco section of the CIF, which was and is, in effect, a glorified "League meet," the winner qualifying directly to the State meet.

Still, he was fast enought to finish as high as 2nd and 3rd in the State meet finals in the 100 & 220 in 1965.

Before his part in the 1968 Sacramento night of speed, I think he competed for City College of San Francisco. After Sacramento, ?


I grew up down the street from Washington High. I heard about Ollie Matson and Johnny Mathis as famous track alumni, but never a word about Ernie Provost.
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Postby The Night of Speed » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:19 am

Then, was there airing on TV?
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Postby paulthefan » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:39 am

now recall a previous thread where a 9.9 hand time from Eddie Hart is postulated as likely worth a 10.4 ...
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Postby dj » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:49 am

paulthefan wrote:now recall a previous thread where a 9.9 hand time from Eddie Hart is postulated as likely worth a 10.4 ...


The point being?

Eugene had notoriously poor hand timing. The Sacramento timing in '68 was about average (poor) to slightly better than average (still not good).
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Postby paulthefan » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:01 pm

dj wrote:
paulthefan wrote:now recall a previous thread where a 9.9 hand time from Eddie Hart is postulated as likely worth a 10.4 ...


The point being?

Eugene had notoriously poor hand timing. The Sacramento timing in '68 was about average (poor) to slightly better than average (still not good).



thanks for making my point.. (i.e. not a .3sec difference)
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Postby The Night of Speed » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:54 am

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Postby eldrick » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:44 am

paulthefan wrote:
dj wrote:
paulthefan wrote:now recall a previous thread where a 9.9 hand time from Eddie Hart is postulated as likely worth a 10.4 ...


The point being?

Eugene had notoriously poor hand timing. The Sacramento timing in '68 was about average (poor) to slightly better than average (still not good).



thanks for making my point.. (i.e. not a .3sec difference)


i thought that was the consensus opinion, i e 10.20+ auto
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Postby The Night of Speed » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:24 pm

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Postby rhymans » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:27 pm

Night of speed asked -

Then, was there airing on TV?

I think so - I have seen video of the Hines 9.9 and the final. The final appeared (slightly bizarrely) on a UK tv documentary on the Doors - sprinting to the Jim Morrison lyric of "5 to 1, 1 in 5, no-one here gets out alive")
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Postby The Night of Speed » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:17 pm

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Postby collector » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:42 am

Hi Richard.
Is this the race you are thinking of???????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuNUqtAlrQ8
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Postby rhymans » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:04 pm

Well, thank you "collector" for posting that, but the race I'd like to see is the final, won by Greene ahead of Hines
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Postby collector » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:52 am

Richard, this is the best I can do.

http://www.mediumphoto.com.pl/index.php ... is/3277349
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Postby The Night of Speed » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:32 am

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Postby collector » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:26 pm

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Postby The Night of Speed » Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:21 am

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Postby unclezadok » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:35 pm

I think I've seen auto times for all those Sacramento races. I forget where--maybe a Quercetani book? I'll see if I can find it. The hand-timing was probably pretty much like all hand timing. Of course you can use the likes of Greene and Hines as a benchmark--we KNOW how fast they were.
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