I was at Lake Worth High School back in 1968. They were holding a middle school track and field event that day. Low and behold, someone came out on the loud speaker and said Van Davis ran the 100 yard dash in 10.0 seconds setting a new Palm Beach County record for middle school. I am wondering if that record still holds today. firstname.lastname@example.org
I think the recored still stands and will never be broken because when that was ran the track was measured in yards now its in meters. So to answer your question yes that's still the record.
Too bad they don't make equivalent times to compare. I wonder if this was also a state record. Some kid must have been very fast to beat it. Thanks for your answer.
I made this conversion and with a little algebra came up with 10.94 for a hundred meter dash.
My argument is this: I feel there is no increase in velocity over so many meters surely less than a hundred. Also, since the 100 meter is still considered a sprint, there should not be any time lost due to fatigue. If this number holds up to the argument, I wonder if the record set for Palm Beach County at that time would still hold today?
houston mctear ran a 9.0 in the LATE 1970'S IN HS
The time is insignificant today as it was more than likely "hand held" time which has proven to be very unreliable. All records today are "FAT". Fully Automatic Time" with no margin for error.
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