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Old 03-08-18, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by starcatcher8 View Post
How is this for a great double! Reggie McAfee set all-time Ohio lows (at that time) in 1969 at the state meet. Reggie was from Cincinnati Courter Tech. Running in the AA State Track Meet at the Horseshoe on the OSU campus, he won the mile in 4:08.5 and less than 30 minutes later came back and won the 880 yard run in 1:52.5. The short time between the two events was because there was only a boys' state meet back then. I was a junior in high school at the time (spectator only) sitting in the stands, and I consider myself very fortunate to have watched these efforts in person.
As an additional FYI - Reggie lowered his own then Ohio all-time record from 4:13.3 to 4:08.5 in that race, and 9.4 seconds faster than the previous State meet record. The 880 was also an all-time record, and a 2.1 second lowering of the previous State meet record. It was truly an historic double.
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