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White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Wed May 26, 2004 5:54 pm

Who are the best white HS sprinters of recent times?
I am not an expert on HS track, but some names come to mind....

Casey Combest
Forest Beatty
Wayne Johnson
Matt Bruno
Chip Rish
Anthony Tufariello
Jeremy Wariner

Any others come to mind?
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby basehead617 » Wed May 26, 2004 6:03 pm

casey combest, in terms of potential
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jhc68 » Wed May 26, 2004 6:11 pm

Forest Beatty was a real race horse. Four decades ago he was peerless at 200 meters. A couple of years later Steve Caminiti (best known as a hurdler)and Freddie Kuller were very quick. Unfortunately for them there were a couple of other kids at the California State Meet named Hines and McCollough.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby bigfish » Wed May 26, 2004 6:24 pm

Darly Newman of the Fresno area. Think he was the last white guy to defeat Bob Hayes.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby highjumpfan » Wed May 26, 2004 6:38 pm

Joe Galeano, great hurdler from Long Island.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jhc68 » Wed May 26, 2004 8:46 pm

Newman was cool ! Anyone know what became of the guy?
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby satch400 » Thu May 27, 2004 3:50 am

good trivia question. Last pale sprinter to hold national HS record? In 400 may be DAVE MILLS , Lakewood Ohio.Did FORREST BEATTY have 2oo record? 100 m , no idea, must have been long ago.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Thu May 27, 2004 5:51 am

I think anthony Tufariello may have held the 400m record back when he was running in the late 70's....but not sure.
I know Casey Combest holds the 60m indoor HS record, and I think Beatty tied the HS 100y dash record.
Someone else may be able to verify all this.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby highjumpsteve » Thu May 27, 2004 6:05 am

>good trivia question. Last pale sprinter to hold national HS record? In 400 may
>be DAVE MILLS , Lakewood Ohio.Did FORREST BEATTY have 2oo record? 100 m , no
>idea, must have been long ago.

Beaty ( let's all spell it right, please) ran 20.2 for 220 on the straight which I do believe was a new HS record.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby BillVol » Thu May 27, 2004 7:07 am

Was Combest that good? And why did he not realize his potential? Injury?
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Bigblue86 » Thu May 27, 2004 7:09 am

Joe Galeno was a good sprinter, a great hurdler, and a darn good high jumper. It's too bad his screwed up his life the way he did.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Thu May 27, 2004 7:44 am

When was he in high school?
WHat do you mean about him screwing up his life?
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Thu May 27, 2004 7:49 am

re: Casey Combest

Apparently he couldn't adjust to being away from home. I think his grades weren't good enough for a major university, so he went to a Junior College in the south, and then dropped out and went home and got a job.
This is only a few years ago. I think he's about 22yrs. old. There was talk of a comeback last indoor season, but I am only aware of him running one race last year.
What a shame......
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby satch400 » Thu May 27, 2004 8:44 am

from INDY, Clyde PEACH.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby basehead617 » Thu May 27, 2004 8:49 am

Re Casey Combest:

Here's a good article about him from last year:

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjsports ... 367746.htm

was he that good? 6.57 60m high school record which still stands (from 3/14/99).. you be the judge..

im not sure of his 100m PR but i know he had a FAT 10.2x in the following outdoor season, and a 10.1 hand timed. fast white boy!
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby gh » Thu May 27, 2004 9:09 am

From the couple of times I saw him run, looked like the kind of guy who was more "quick" than "fast" and would have to do a lot of intense strength training to be a good 100m guy. Super at 60 indoors, but already fading at that distance.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jwetter » Thu May 27, 2004 12:01 pm

Forest Beaty ran 9.4 100 yard dash in addition to his 20.2 straightaway 220 yard dash as an underclassman at Glendale Hoover. If I'm not mistaken Beaty won the Calfifornia State CIF 100 yard dash one year and the 220 yard dash two years in the mid-60's. The Foothill League, which included Glendale Hoover, had an outstanding group of sprinters when Beaty was there. Another white sprinter in the league was Ralph Turner of John Burroughs H.S. in Burbank. Turner ran 9.5 and also 20.6 when Beaty ran his 20.2. If I recall correctly there was also still another very good white sprinter that year from either Burbank H.S. or Glendale H.S. It was in the Foothill League Championships that one year in the early or mid 60's that these three plus a couple of sprinters from John Muir H.S. in Pasadena or Pasadena H.S. all ran 9.6 or better and 21.1 or better. Not bad for one little 7 team league. For those of you who aren't familiar with it John Muir has had a slew of California State Chapmpion sprinters.

Forest Beaty went on to run at the University of California in Berkeley and although a good collegiate sprinter he never quite lived up to his H.S. accomplishments. He graduated from Cal, went to medical school and about 6-7 years ago I read an article about him being a physician in the East Bay Area treating some group of unfortunates (I don't recall whether they were poor, HIV or what) on a humanitarian basis. He went from being a very good sprinter to a very good humanitarian physician. He surely has my respect.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby mike renfro » Thu May 27, 2004 12:09 pm

Matt Bruno won the CA HS 100 & 200 a couple years ago. He is a journeyman, but had some HS sucess.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Bigblue86 » Thu May 27, 2004 12:40 pm

Joe Galeno graduated from HS in 1987. I saw him at the 1993 Empire State Games in Rochester, NY. His old HS coach was talking with mine and made refrences to a drug problem he had following HS.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby basehead617 » Thu May 27, 2004 12:54 pm

drugs like coke/heroin drugs or steroids?
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Thu May 27, 2004 1:33 pm

Does anybody know anything about Wayne Johnson?

I believe he won the Texas State 5A 100 and 200 meter races in 1978.
I know he ran a 9.3 100y and 20.78 200m in high school. Obviously he had a lot of potential, but I'm not sure that he ever went to college, or even raced again.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Bigblue86 » Thu May 27, 2004 2:38 pm

Recreational drugs, not performance enhancing.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby mdobbins » Thu May 27, 2004 4:09 pm

>Does anybody know anything about Wayne Johnson?

I believe he won the Texas
>State 5A 100 and 200 meter races in 1978.
I know he ran a 9.3 100y and 20.78
>200m in high school. Obviously he had a lot of potential, but I'm not sure
>that he ever went to college, or even raced again.

I'm pretty sure that Wayne went to UT. I was running for LSU when we recruited him and some of his Richardson HS teammates. I still remember seeing him anchor the indoor mile relay, jogging the first 220 and then reeling in the field on the second lap. I believe he got injured his frosh year in Austin.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Kurt Francis » Thu May 27, 2004 5:16 pm

Dave Mills evidently resides in the Kettering, Ohio area now. Of course, he's not fast anymore given that he's about 65 now! He was damned fast...440yd in 46.6 on the old 2-straightaway, 1-turn track at Ohio State...all on cinder.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Sun May 30, 2004 2:31 pm

Here's someone that might need to be added to the list....I see that a kid from Iowa, Andy Brodel, has a 10.34 this year. Pretty damn fast for a HSer.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby bhartson » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:34 pm

Wayne went to college, the University of Texas-Austin and his primary sport was football, a receiver but didn't have much success on the field. He still ran track during his college career, but looked like a beefed up footballer, running track.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby deloach » Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:34 pm

Sammy Dirske sp from Texas was my roomie in a national HS meet in Mt Prospect Ill. He was the Texas state champ and was the fastest or so in the early 70s. ( I was a high jumper back then)
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jacksf » Fri Jun 04, 2004 5:37 am

Yes, I had seen that he was the Texas HS champ and ran some very fast times in HS. I think there is a meet named after him in Texas.
Did he continue his sprint career at college?
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby oldvaulter » Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:27 am

Forest
>Beaty went on to run at the University of California in Berkeley and although a
>good collegiate sprinter he never quite lived up to his H.S. accomplishments.
>He graduated from Cal, went to medical school and about 6-7 years ago I read an
>article about him being a physician in the East Bay Area treating some group of
>unfortunates (I don't recall whether they were poor, HIV or what) on a
>humanitarian basis. He went from being a very good sprinter to a very good
>humanitarian physician. He surely has my respect.

Thanks for the update on Forest Beaty, a great guy and one of my favorite athletes when I was in high school. I saw his 20.2 race (incredible). It was over 220 yards (about .1 longer than 200m), on a straightaway, on dirt. I also knew him later at UC Berkeley. In his senior year at Glendale Hoover, 1962, his biggest challenger in Southern Calfornia was another super-fast white guy, Larry Sapp of Bonita (LaVerne), California.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby deloach » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:35 pm

I didn't see him at the Golden West or the National Junior's meet in the next weeks , don't know where he went...
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby no one » Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:29 pm

mmmm - did you Bay Area guys forget Dave Masters? ... if it weren't a guy named Mel Gray.

Also seems like the 60-70s era in So Cal had a number of 9.5 type guys. HS I went to had a soph run 9.6 only to fade into the seamier side of life - as early as his jr. yr. HS
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Jefferson Buffalo » Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:42 am

>mmmm - did you Bay Area guys forget Dave Masters? ... if it weren't a guy named Mel Gray.<<

Mel Gray? Now there's a guy who's obviously neither Black nor White.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby KeepMoving » Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:03 pm

If they got a really good sun tan, would they go faster? Just wondering what the laws were in the People's Republic of Track and Field News...
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby satch400 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:27 am

>If they got a really good sun tan, would they go faster? Just wondering what
>the laws were in the People's Republic of Track and Field News...

SATCH doubts tan makes u faster but have noticed that since MICHAEL JACKSON got pale his dancing stinks!
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby Pego » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:52 am

At the moment, quality of his dancing is the least of his problems.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby richxx87 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:51 am

California HS state meet this weekend a guy from the foothills above Fresno, Fred Worstein, qualified for both 100/200 finals, got like 7th and 9th, way off his PRs --like 10.5/21.5
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby richxx87 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:09 am

California HS state meet this weekend a guy from the foothills above Fresno, Fred Worstein, qualified for both 100/200 finals, got like 7th and 9th, way off his PRs --like 10.5/21.5
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jasonb » Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:05 am

Dont forget Chip Rish, he won the California state 400 meters two years in a row-46.82 junior year and 45.7 his senior year which was the state record for quite some time. He raced against the great Henry Thomas of Hawthorne practically on a weekly basis. He is also still a member of the Jr World record holder 4/400 meter relay team that he contributed to with his 45.4 leg. He went to ASU and finished 4th in the Pac-10 45.83. The late Gabriel Tiacoh of the Ivory Coast placed first. Rish then went on to the NCAA's and lost his shoe in the first 200 meters of his 400 meter heat. After his freshman year he kind of filtered out and never really lived up to his full potential. I think he just burned out but he still holds the Orange County record for the 400 meters and his 21.01 was the record till a few years ago when another white sprinter by the name of Matt Bruno beat it with his 20.82, a time he's yet to match at UCLA. Rish's High School pr for the 100 meters was 10.40 but he was more of a 400 meter man. Jeremy Wariner reminds me alot of Rish but Wariner possibly seems to possess a few more gears.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby R. Sloane » Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:30 pm

How about Jerry Bright, Carlmont HS, Oakland, CA.
(9.6 100y, 20.something 220y in HS)US Olympic Team member 1968.
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Re: White HS sprinters trivia

Postby jlightnin » Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:39 pm

Maybe Im late, but the guy who runs leg on Baylors 4x 400 meter relay team is the real deal and I pray that he makes the Olympic this year.
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