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Just an innocent question...

Postby hjumper33 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:51 pm

Not trying to start any type of racial debate or anything of that nature, but the topic of white sprinters was brought up today and the question came up, how many people have broken 10.0 in the 100, and has any caucasian sprinter ever accomplished this feat? If no, what is the fastest ever run? Just looking for a few answers.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Jon » Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:55 pm

Last time this question was asked, a HUGE debate ensued and it took ages before the poor thread starter got the answer to their question. So before it all breaks out again, the answer is: no. No white/caucasion man has ever ran sub-10. The fastest white man in history is Marian Woronin, who ran 10.00 (+2.0m/s). Koji Ito of Japan also ran a 10.00 (+1.9m/s), and there have been a few others who got close (Matt Shirvington and Nicolas Macrozonaris have both ran 10.03).
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby hjumper33 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:02 pm

Thank you very much Jon, hopefully this will be the end of the thread unless someone has something insightful to add.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Jacksf » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:07 pm

I am curious as to the fastest 100m time by an American white woman. No need to get into a racial/speed discussion...just wondering if someone knows this bit of information.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby gh » Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:40 pm

Intriguing question. And I have no idea. Last year's FAST Annual has an all-time list that goes through 11.22 and I don't see anybody on there who qualifies.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby bf » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:15 pm

Helen Stephens, maybe?...
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Rufus Cookie » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:32 pm

Jenny Adams - 11.58
Helen Stephen - 11.50 (hand?)
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Jacksf » Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:54 am

Kathy Travis Miiller, Nebraska, 11.39????
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby gh » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:39 am

Good question for Louise: when was the last time a Caucasian woman made the OT 100 final? Dee DeBusk in '68?
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby immo » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:40 am

Ok Koji Ito is not white. I know he's not black. But he's definitely not white.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Kevin » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:55 am

Wow this is exciting! A thread involving race that has not degraded into a food fight. At the same time, raising a question that seems to be a real poser for the brightest minds on the subject of Athletics!
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby tafnut » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:58 am

>Ok Koji Ito is not white. I know he's not black. But he's definitely not>white.<

and there goes the 'innocent question' - happens every time.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby slowcoach » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:10 am

>>At the same time, raising a question that seems to be a real poser for the brightest minds on the subject of Athletics!

I didn't see Rob or Brutal's name in the poster list.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby BillCarr » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:26 am

My guess is that she is not the fastest, but a recent name that comes to mind is Alison Culley of Foxboro MA and Syracuse. She is the record holder at Syracuse (and ECAC champion) in the 100/200. PR's of 11.62/23.38 and 11.54w. Another recent Caucasian sprinter from MA is Christine Moschella at Stanford who has run 23.77.

I looked at the all-time list but I don't know most of the names to say . . . except #1 for the world is still Irina Privalova and her 10.77.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Jacksf » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:43 am

Kathy Travis Miiller, Nebraska, 11.39, mid 1990's.
That's the best I can come up with for the moment...any other possibilities?
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby HotDiggedyDog » Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:19 am

>>>At the same time, raising a question that seems to be a real poser for the
>brightest minds on the subject of Athletics!

I didn't see Rob or Brutal's
>name in the poster list.





LOL!!

:-)
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby gh » Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:55 am

Kathy T-M is looking like a surprisingly good guess. I don't claim to have complete recall of every NCAA field since 1982, but in looking at all the names I think she's the only Cauc (7th in '96) ever to make the final.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby immo » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:11 pm

Just sayin: I thought the question was about White sprinters...
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Jacksf » Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:02 pm

Thought of another possibility....
Sandra Myers
I think she ran 11.10 for Spain, but she was born in Kansas and married a Spainard.
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Re: Just an innocent question...

Postby Jacksf » Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:21 pm

natasha shafer, kansas?
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