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Curtis Beach(google now)..outta New Mexico, USA

Frankly, could be the baddest track MFer since Mathias, who I believe won Oly Gold in decathlon at age 17.

First off, he's a skinny kid..6 foot/165..no roids is what I'm saying.

I'm at a loss for words to describe how good this guy is. Many veterans of T&F do not really know what to say either.

He competes in 10 events.

His personal records in these events are off the charts.

100M - 10.99

LJ - 23'7.25"

SP - 44-08.00

HJ - 6-09.50

400- 47.96

110H - 14.38

DT - 133-04

PV - 15'6"

JT - 155-09

1500/800 - 4:09.48 / 1:52.72

11th event: 200M - 20.94

There are only a few HS track teams is the whole USA who could beet him.

I actually, I think it's two.

He sweeps many, very many school records in each event.

Most of the best High School teams in the States can only beat him in 2 or 3 events.

This is not some small school freak going against schools of the deaf. He would have placed 3rd/4th in Texas 5A State.

In Texas 5A here's how Beach would do:

100-10.89 Nothing

200-21.52 4th 4 pts

400-47.96 4th 4 pts

800-1:52.72 2nd 8 pts

1600- 4:29.4c Nothing

110 Hurdles- 14.24 Tie 4th 4 pts

LJ- 23' 10 1/4 4th 4 pts

HJ- 6' 9.5 6th 1 pt

SP- 44' 11 Nothing

DT- 133 04 Nothing

PV - 15' 06 Tie 2nd 8 pts

Total 33 pts good for 3rd place

At the California State Meet, here's how Beach would've fared:

100: would not have made finals

200: 1st place -10 points

400: 6th place - 1 point

110H: 8th place- 0 points

800: 4th place - 4 points

1500: would not have made finals

HJ: 3rd place - 6 points

PV: 6th place - 1point

LJ: 5th place - 2 points

SP: would not have made finals/state

DT: would not have made finals/state

JT: not competed in CA

Beach: 24 points

20 points won state.

We are talking Texas 5A(biggest schools) and California(all schools combined) where about

200 kids are getting D1 scholorships for track/field.

He's going to Duke.....one of the worst track schools in the history of NCAA T & F.

There is a new decathlon coach there, who he likes. Wish he would have gone to Oregon.

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Probably felt uncomfortable with the idea of being a duck...

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Probably felt uncomfortable with the idea of being a duck...

Actually, I hate the Ducks(including Nike) for everything except for track.

Oregon track is back in a big way. I think they won Men/Woman's NCAA's Outdoor.

This a good thing for track. It's like Europe(or how I imagine Europe to be) down there.

Besides the SEC it is USA college track.

Their track is like Yankee stadium...Prefontaine, Oly trials, etc..

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Not HS but...USA Outdoor T&F Championshps conclude today. On NBC at 1 PM Pacific.Live steam all day..

Putting together our Jr/Sr teams that will go to Trinidad/Berlin in August for Worlds.

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Curtis Beach(google now)..outta New Mexico, USA

Frankly, could be the baddest track MFer since Mathias, who I believe won Oly Gold in decathlon at age 17.

First off, he's a skinny kid..6 foot/165..no roids is what I'm saying.

I'm at a loss for words to describe how good this guy is. Many veterans of T&F do not really know what to say either.

He's been a fixture on the local news sports reports (as you would imagine). Although I haven't really been following his story much, he seems like a pretty humble, bright kid.

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There are some articles he wrote on-line(can't find link) that are amazingly articulate / insightful..

Let's hope he does not end up like Bruce Jenner....

No, Bruce and the Kardashions are alright, but those Blue Devil lacrosse guys are another story...

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