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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby Brick Neynolds » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:45 pm

4. Ben Siquieros

Armando "Mando" Siquieros was 11th in 1982 for U.C. Santa Cruz.
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby Brick Neynolds » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:59 pm

"Mondo" may be the preferred spelling.
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby RunniNirvana » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:01 pm

Correct answers so far:

RunniNirvana wrote:2. Of the top three fastest times recorded in the NCAA DIII outdoor championships at 1500, how many Goats are represented?


Answer:

Lanhammer Time wrote:1


Correct. When Kevin Foley ran 3:45 in the heats, he broke his own NCAA championship record. He bettered it again in the finals when he set the still-standing mark of 3:44.50. This stat is courtesy of one Tom Donnelly. There's only one Tom Donnelly.

RunniNirvana wrote:3. What is the fastest 1500 ever recorded by a decathlete at the Olympics?


ian wrote:4:05

nathan patton wrote:Fastest decathlon 1500 in the Olympics -- 4:05.91 by Leonid Litvinenko in 1972.


Correct. That effort moved Litvinenko all the way up to silver after being 8th/9th after nine events. It is worth noting that an American ran 3:58 to quality at the 1980 Olympic Trials but, obviously, couldn't compete at the Games.

RunniNirvana wrote:4. Which current Goat is the son of a DIII All-American?


nreynold wrote:4. Ben Siquieros

Armando "Mando" Siquieros was 11th in 1982 for U.C. Santa Cruz.


Well done. Excerpted results from that year:

INDIVIDUALS
1. Nicolae Manciu, St. Thomas 26:06
2. John Brink, Calvin 26:18
3. Greg Rapp, Glassboro 26:20
4. Tony Bluell, North Central 26:29
5. Rob Edson, Colby College 26:37
6. Robert Dunphey, North Central 26:39
7. Mark Burns, Otterbein 26:44
8. George Patriarca, Brandeis 26:44
9. Jay Rogers, North Central 26:45
10. Jim White, Mt. Union 26:46
11. Armando Siquieros, UCalif-San.Cruz 26:47
12. Michael Sheely, Haverford 26:48


Though his first AA performance had been a year earlier:

INDIVIDUALS
1. Mark Whalley, Principia 25:25
2. Michael Axinn, U. of Chicago 25:45
3. Mike Short, Carnegie-Mellon 25:50
4. Steve Underwood, Hope 25:51
5. Todd Schafer, Carleton 25:52
6. George Patriarca, Brandeis 25:54
7. Bernard Prabucki, SUNY Fredonia 25:56
8. Armando Siquieros, UCalif-Santa Cruz 25:58


The other two questions have still not been answered correctly.
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby Brick Neynolds » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:18 pm

1. Tony Sandoval

Just a guess, I can't find PRs.
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby nathan patton » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:41 pm

1500/Marathon question: Greg Meyer?
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby nathan patton » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:57 pm

RunniNirvana wrote:It is worth noting that an American ran 3:58 to quality at the 1980 Olympic Trials but, obviously, couldn't compete at the Games.


Robert Baker, 3:58.7, if anyone was wondering.
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby nathan patton » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:02 pm

nreynold wrote:1. Tony Sandoval

Just a guess, I can't find PRs.


Tony Sandoval's pr was 2:10:19.

List of top 100 American Marathon times ever.

If it's not Greg Meyer, I don't know who it is. Of all the people under 2:10, I either couldn't find anything for a 1500 time, or they were slower than Culpepper, which apparently isn't the correct answer. The only thing I could find on Meyer was that he was a "sub-4 minute miler".
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby RunniNirvana » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:17 pm

Alright, I'll put you all (well, maybe just Nathan) out of your misery.

RunniNirvana wrote:1. What is the fastest 1500 time for an American with a sub-2:10 marathon PR? (read carefully: this could be considered a trick question)


Mbarak Hussein. A year before getting his U.S. citizenship, he ran 2:08 in Seoul, but this was only after wrapping up a very successful track career earlier in his life, one in which he ran 1:46 and 3:32.

RunniNirvana wrote:5. What is the full name of the trail loop that circles the Haverford Arboretum that Goats run around on a daily basis?


Earlier this week, I saw reference to the Woolman Nature Trail. I'd never seen it referred to like that before.

Who wants to ask the next set of trivia questions?
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby nathan patton » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:21 pm

Fck, I fell for your trick question. I was thinking it meant any marathoner running as an American, not any marathoner that eventually became an American, although I don't think I would have thought of him anyways, as he's just old now.

Edit: 1900 posts.
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby PV Goat » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:23 am

nathan patton wrote:1900 posts.

wow. i didn't even notice you fly by me! residency must be getting to me... well done, master patton...
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby nathan patton » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:09 am

Matt Gabrielson ponders a similar question in a recent interview with Down the Backstretch:
I have run 3:41 for 1500m which equates to a sub 4 minute mile and hopefully by the end of the day on October 5th my marathon PR will be outstanding enough to be one of the fastest mile-marathon Americans of all time. I wonder what a list of the best would look like?
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Re: Track trivia thread

Postby The Chick » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:43 pm

That link for the woolman nature trail lists don and ian as class of '07. Come on, Haverford.
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