as a semi serious comment, I agree that if you immediately run to T&FN or to trackfield.brinkster.net just to rap out an answer to a trivia question, that's not the right way. And that's why I answered the Davies question the way I did, without knowing the site, which was the question.
So..... like all the poor unfairly accused people in the world from OJ to Martha Stewart to Ken Lay to Richard Nixon , etc. etc. I AM INNOCENT !!!!
This was answered a couple days ago, but it got me to thinking (belatedly, that's what happens with the aging process).
Plummer was a frosh at U. New Mexico in spring 1960 (and presumably fall '59), and had served in the military for about three years before that. I figure he probably finished high school in 1956, and was born in around 1938.
The $64,000 question: Is Plummer the last non-German to be named Adolph?
>Plummer was a frosh at U. New Mexico in spring 1960 (and presumably fall '59), and had served in the
>military for about three years before that. I
>figure he probably finished high school in 1956,
>and was born in around 1938.
>question: Is Plummer the last non-German to be
>named Adolph? >>
Plummer born 3 January 38. Coincidentally enough, my next-door neighbor of 20-odd years (died a couple of years back) was US-born (in the 20s), and named Adolph. Needless to say, he went by "Andy." But he did marry a woman from Austria!
Which 2000 Olympic champion finished 2nd in a competition in 1987 in which a world record was set? What was the event? (hint: it was a very different one from the one in which the athlete won Olympic gold)
AS another example, Brumel jumped 7'4/1/2"/2.25 indoors on dirt in the winter of 1961, but it never was or could be considered for WR consideration. Brumel himself had to get outdoors and jump 2.23, then 2.24, then 2.25 and on up to get official WR's. Yashchenko had the same deal with his indoor mark although in his case at least he already had the WR.
Finally, Warmerdam had an indoor mark out there for over 15 years that was better than his official WR.
6 5.5hjsteve wrote:>>I sure hope I am not wrong, but I was looking >for a certain 1956 team member. If Centrowitz >ever went there too I never knew about it. >Sorry.<
I'm pretty sure Centrowitz did go >there before he transferred to Oregon. If you're >looking for a 1956 team member, you're wrong >again, because Tom Murphy made the team in 1960.
Not Murphy. I am going to give up on this, so I again apologize if Murphy went to Manhattan, did he ? Knew he was 1960.
I am talking about Lou Jones.
I realize this is a very old thread, but I found it when I was searching for information on Lou Jones, who passed away on Friday(2-3) after a long bout with diabetes. The viewing is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7-9 PM and the funeral is on Wednesday, February 8, at 10 AM, both at St Catherine Church, 19 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle, NY (914-235-0001).
And, yes, Murphy went to Manhattan College. Jones and Murphy are both members of the school's Hall of Fame. And Centrowitz spent his freshman year at Manhattan before transferring to Oregon. (I'm sure these questions were answered long ago)