Reminiscences Of An Athlete; Twenty Years On Track And Field

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEllery Harding Clark

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...shot in 1893, 1894, and 1895, with puts of 41 feet inch, 42 feet flat, and 42 feet llj. I shall never forget the impression that Hickok's physique made upon me when he came to Cambridge to take part in the dual games on Holmes Field. There have been champions who did not look the part; there have been champions who you felt might somehow be defeated; but Hickok was none of these. His reputation was something tremendous; even his name in print used to make shivers run up and down our backs, as we saw those five points in the shot and the five more in the hammer already on their way to New Haven. I do not know whether Hickok himself quite realized his fame. I doubt it. Most of the great athletes I have known have been exceptionally modest men. And Hickok seemed to take his athletic diversions lightly, almost boyishly, not with the strained seriousness that has characterized so many champions. The call for his event would be given; he would come jogging across the field, his favorite shot, slung in a towel, in his hand. His name would be called; he would step into the circle, poise easily for a moment, without apparent exertion--and then, a short hop, a quick turn of his body, and the contest was over. Somewhere between 41 and 44 feet,--it did n't particularly matter where; the five points were gone, and we could only say, turning our faces toward the future, "Well, some day he's got to graduate, anyway." It was a cheering thought. Hickok had a worthy successor in "Dick" Sheldon, brother of L. P. Sheldon, of broad-jump and all-around fame. Sheldon won in 1896, and again in 1901, in the latter year with the good put of 43 feet 9j. In 1898 and 1899 J. C. McCracken, the famous Pennsylvania football player, was the winner, with 43 feet 8 and 42...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...shot in 1893, 1894, and 1895, with puts of 41 feet inch, 42 feet flat, and 42 feet llj. I shall never forget th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217254489

ISBN - 13:9780217254489

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