Colorado high school alumni winning Olympic medals
06/25/2014 10:36:24 AM
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First off, I want to restrict this to track and field medals, but I was wondering what Colorado high school alumni have won Olympic medals in track and field. Right now, it seems like a very short list: Glenn Morris Matt Hemingway Are there any others?
First off, I want to restrict this to track and field medals, but I was wondering what Colorado high school alumni have won Olympic medals in track and field. Right now, it seems like a very short list:

Glenn Morris
Matt Hemingway

Are there any others?
06/25/2014 12:30:00 PM
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How about David Oliver - 2008
How about David Oliver - 2008
06/26/2014 8:41:55 AM
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Mark, thanks!
Mark, thanks!
06/26/2014 3:38:36 PM
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@CoachVersaw Pam Greene was 3rd in the 200 (220?) back in 72.
@CoachVersaw Pam Greene was 3rd in the 200 (220?) back in 72.
06/27/2014 2:40:48 PM
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@halfback36 Did some digging on this as it was entirely new information to me. Here's what I found: Pam Greene was still a student at Manual High School while competing at the 1972 Munich Olympics. She made it to quarter-finals and ran 23.85 there, but did not advance to finals or medal. Went on to run at CSU and Northern Colorado College (now UNC). It appears she also qualified for the 1980 US Olympic team--the ill-fated team which did not get to compete because of the boycott of the Moscow Olympic Games. Obviously, a very talented athlete. Did I miss any major accomplishments?
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Did some digging on this as it was entirely new information to me. Here's what I found:

Pam Greene was still a student at Manual High School while competing at the 1972 Munich Olympics. She made it to quarter-finals and ran 23.85 there, but did not advance to finals or medal. Went on to run at CSU and Northern Colorado College (now UNC). It appears she also qualified for the 1980 US Olympic team--the ill-fated team which did not get to compete because of the boycott of the Moscow Olympic Games.

Obviously, a very talented athlete. Did I miss any major accomplishments?
06/29/2014 7:42:13 AM
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Alan ...you got the Jerome Biffle email....won LJ in Helsinki. East h.s....Denver Univ. , Also a great RB from what my father told me.
Alan ...you got the Jerome Biffle email....won LJ in Helsinki. East h.s....Denver Univ. , Also a great RB from what my father told me.
06/29/2014 2:26:02 PM
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@halfback36 I remember Jerome Biffle's picture at the old DU ice arena from when I was student there. Had no idea he was an Olympic gold medalist!
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I remember Jerome Biffle's picture at the old DU ice arena from when I was student there. Had no idea he was an Olympic gold medalist!
07/02/2014 1:38:57 AM
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Glenn Morris from Simla HS won the gold medal in the decathlon in the 1936 games in Berlin. He set a world record at the time.
Glenn Morris from Simla HS won the gold medal in the decathlon in the 1936 games in Berlin. He set a world record at the time.

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