Beginning our 7th year and over 2500 pages. A blog for fans of Track and Field from the 1950's and 60's, culled from various articles in sports journals of the day with added commentaries from readers who lived and ran and coached in that era.
We're the equivalent of an American Legion post of Track and Field but without cheap beer. You may contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment at the end of a given posting.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Vol. 4 No. 85 Colin Anderson, 1980 US Olympic Team Member, RIP
Lynne, Thomas , and Colin Anderson
It is a sad time in the track and field community in Minnesota marking the passing of former US Olympic team shot putter, Colin Anderson on Monday November 10, 2014. Colin, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, was ranked sixth in the world at the time he made the US team in 1980, but was unable to compete in Moscow due to the American Olympic boycott. He leaves behind his wife Lynne (Winbigler) Anderson, also a member of the 1976 and 1980 teams as a discus thrower and his son Thomas an up and coming shot putter now at Arizona State. Both Colin (Elk River HS) and Lynne (U. of Minn.) have been long time coaches in Minnesota passing on their skills and knowledge to many young throwers and most notably to their son Thomas.