Here is some of our conversation:
August 26, 2019
Last week we mentioned a boy from Wasco, CA setting the HS HJ record.
Well, friend Pete Brown, wrote asking if I knew the Merle Haggard song
|Dave Edstrom Capping Off His Pan Am Games Decathlon|
Victory in the 1500 at Chicago 1959
|Dave Edstrom throwing at 1959 Pan Am Games in|
Chicago's Soldier Field
|Edstrom with Rafer Johnson and Steve Anderson of Oregon|
|U. of Oregon Members of 1960 Olympic Teams|
Jim Grelle, Dave Edstrom, Sig Ohleman, Coach Bowerman
Harry Jerome, Jim Grelle, Otis Davis
|Ian Hamilton, Charlie Messenger, Frank Murphy, and Dave Patrick after their|
WR 2 mile relay set earlier in February at the Mason Dixon Games in Louisville.
|Van Nelson tailed by Lou Scott?|
|Tom Von Ruden|
|Romo (4:05.0) between John Whetton ( 4:05.1) ( and Bill McKim (4:04.9) in that race in Portsmouth Bruce|
Tulloh is back in 4th wearing number 3 and shoes.
|Training with my club in Wales|
|U of Texas Cross Country team with their Southwest Conf. placings over|
their chests. Must have won the conference meet. 63, 64?
|Ricardo Romo and Chuck Frawley. Behind them is Pat Clohessy, Australian|
grad student and U. of Houston All American who coached them their freshman and sophmore years at U of Texas.
They accompanied him to England that first summer.
|Weisiger, Ryun, Romo on the backstretch of the second lap.|
|Left to Right Wade Bell (10) Cary Weisiger, Tom Von Ruden (4), Jim Ryun (2), Ricardo Romo (3)|
|Kansas Relays Program|
Progrm implies that Romo got his 3:58.8 at Texas Relays but it was
at the meet in the San Fernando Valley described below.
|Finishing his first sub 4 minute mile and with Pete Peterson and Ted Nelson after the race.|
1:13 PM (6 hours ago)
Dear Mel,Sad news about Basil. I first read it in George Brose's blog, 'Once Upon a Time in the Vest', which you are probably familiar. I attach a subsequent issue featuring Richard Romo, who spent the summer of 1963 running with my club, Portsmouth.As you will see there is a picture of Richard winning the mile at the Welsh Games from John Whetton and 'Alan Simpson'. Clearly, that's not Simmy. Any idea who it might be?Hope all is well with you.Best,
Walt Murphy brought this news to our attention on his blog This Day in Track and Field. The notes below are from Olympedia....