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Bo Jackson prep marks

Postby BillVol » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:08 pm

Watching the "30 for 30" show featuring Bo Jackson on ESPN. It's been on several times but I'm just now catching it. His HS track coach described his feats at the state meet in track, "his first love." State record in TJ (did not mention mark), 6-8 in HJ (state record at the time), and although his high school did not have a track, he attempted PV at the state meet. On a borrowed 180 lb.-test pole (Bo weighed 215), Bo went 13-0.

Guessing he also ran some sprints at the state, which was not discussed.

Track coach discussing Bo's prep marks can be seen around 9:30 mark...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwxC5lLy_C8&list=PL0yR2iRdeaHo_T-QHqqr6IIyN4wMRlZF8&index=1
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Re: Bo Jackson prep marks

Postby BillVol » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:27 pm

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Re: Bo Jackson prep marks

Postby AS » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:14 pm

We have been through this a number of times (but, damn, it is very hard to find some old threads).

See this one: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40616&hilit=jackson

In particular, the last post (from yours truly) links through to even more on Jackson's HS efforts...
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Re: Bo Jackson prep marks

Postby user4 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:12 am

AS wrote:We have been through this a number of times (but, damn, it is very hard to find some old threads).

See this one: http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... it=jackson

In particular, the last post (from yours truly) links through to even more on Jackson's HS efforts...


Bo was a great great athlete but I cant imagine that 6'8' was a state HS HJ record anywhere by the early 1980s.
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Re: Bo Jackson prep marks

Postby AS » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:47 pm

user4 wrote:Bo was a great great athlete but I cant imagine that 6'8' was a state HS HJ record anywhere by the early 1980s.


My recollection is that the 'record' refers to it being the best jump in a decath at state level. That's very imaginable
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Re: Bo Jackson prep marks

Postby BillVol » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:01 am

Thanks, AS. I honestly didn't do a search this time but should have.
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