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Carl Lewis High School Invitational. Date, January 12, Information, Meet Information and Schedule | Heats | Live Results | Final Results. Carl lewis high school invitational. Meet Information. DATE: Saturday, January 13th, SITE: Yeoman Fieldhouse, University of Houston Athletics/Alumni. Houston will also host its annual Carl Lewis High School Invitational (Jan. 18 before returning home for the first two-day meet of the indoor.
In response to a question about his skipping a long jump competition at altitude, he said, "I want the record and I plan to get it, but not at altitude. I don't want that ' A ' [for altitude] after the mark. His relatively modest best from But saw him run Additionally, he won the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States.
Beamon and Olympic champion Lutz Dombrowski. He achieved his Lewis said he should have been credited with that jump, claiming the track officials misinterpreted the rules on fouls. Lewis' chief rival in the long jump was predicted to be the man who last beat him: His winning leap of 8. Observers here noted that Lewis probably could have broken the world record if he did not ease off in the final meters to raise his arms in celebration.
In his next event, the long jump, Lewis won with relative ease. His behavior in winning this event stoked controversy, even as knowledgeable observers agreed that his tactics were correct. He risked injury in the cool conditions of the day if he over-extended himself, and his ultimate goal to win four golds might be at risk. He knew that his first jump at 8. He fouled on his next jump and then passed on his remaining four allotted jumps. Lewis easily won gold, and Gary Honey of Australia settled for the silver medal with a jump of 8.
The public was generally unaware of the intricacies of the sport and had been repeatedly told by the media of Lewis' quest to surpass Bob Beamon's legendary long jump record of 8. Lewis himself had often stated it was a goal of his to surpass the mark. A television advertisement with Beamon appeared before the final, featuring the record-holder saying, "I hope you make it, kid.
When asked about those boos, Lewis said, "I was shocked at first. But after I thought about it, I realized that they were booing because they wanted to see more of Carl Lewis. I guess that's flattering. The long jump controversy was one reason and his self-congratulatory conduct did not impress several other track stars: That's what Carl lacks.
Carl Lewis Invitational
Douglas said he was inaccurately quoted, but the impression that Lewis was aloof and egotistical was firmly planted in the public's perception by the end of the Olympic Games.
Lewis' physical appearance at the Games, with a flattop haircut and flamboyant clothing, added fuel to the reports. But Coca-Cola rescinded the offer after the Games. Nike already had Lewis under contract for several years, despite questions about how it affected his amateur status, and he was appearing in Nike television advertisements in print and on billboards.
Nike was faced with Lewis' new negative image and dropped him after the Games. Lewis himself would lay the blame on some inaccurate reporting, especially the "Carl bashing," as he put it, typified by a Sports Illustrated article before the Olympics.
The Chicago Bulls drafted Lewis in the NBA Draft as the th overall pick, although he had played neither high school nor college basketball. Lewis never played in the NBA. He never played in the NFL either. His low-altitude record had been surpassed by fellow American Mel Lattany with a time of 9. Johnson would beat Lewis once inbut Lewis also lost to others, while winning most of his races. Lewis retained his number one rank that year; Johnson would place second. At year's end, Johnson was ranked number one, while Lewis slipped to number three, having lost more races than he won.
He even seemed vulnerable in the long jump, an event he did not lose inor the year before, though he competed sparingly.
Lewis ended up ranked second behind Soviet Robert Emmiyanwho had the longest legal jump of the year at 8. Robert Emmiyan had leaped 8. Johnson had run under Lewis, second with 9. He first claimed that Johnson had false-started, then he alluded to a stomach virus that had weakened him, and finally, without naming names, said "There are a lot of people coming out of nowhere.
The 4Xm relay will be contested in unseeded and seeded sections. The seeded section will be contested in the evening and will include the top 16 times.
All times will be verified. All other teams will compete in the unseeded sections which will be contested in the morning. Please check online prior to arriving to the meet to verify what section your athletes will be competing in. The m will be contested in 2 sections, an early section and an seeded section. The Seeded section will be limited to 18 athletes who will be selected based upon the entries received through direct athletics.
Carl Lewis High School Indoor Invitational - Meet Results
Please check online prior to arriving to the meet to verify what section your athlete s will be competing in. All other running events: Seeded heats against time with the fast heat first. Each athlete will receive a wristband and competition number in their packets which will serve as their pass to enter and exit the field house, as well as proof that entry fees have been paid.
Athletes must enter through the south entrance to the field house. Athletes not competing must sit in the athlete seating section located on the Sport Court area.
Children under 4 are free. Spectator seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Spectator reentry is allowed but will be limited to the facilitys maximum capacity. Spectators may not bring outside food into the facility. Athletes must warm-up outside. In case of inclement weather, athletes will be permitted to warm up inside on the sport court and on the track at the discretion of meet management.
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Trainers must set up in the Sport Court. The clerk of the course will be located in call room one the storage room adjacent to the door that leads to the outdoor track. Competitors must check-in 30 minutes prior to their event in call room one, at which point, athletes will receive their hip numbers, heat and lane assignments. Competitors must then remove all clothing and proceed to call room two where they will be organized into heats and sent to their respective starting line.
Field event athletes must check in with the Head Official of their event 30 minutes prior to the start of their event. Pole Vault athletes must check in 90 minutes prior to their event for certification. Each pole-vaulters coach must sign the certification form. Athletes must present their wristband and competition number at check in or they will not be allowed to compete. Heat sheets will be available online no later than 5pm on Friday, January 15, Heat sheets will also be posted in the warm-up area.
Results will be posted at the conclusion of each event on the windows of the Strength and Conditioning Center. The most valuable athlete for both boys and girls in both running and field events will be awarded a trophy at the conclusion of the meet.
The top 3 athletes and relay teams in each event will receive a medal. T-Shirts will be available for sale at the meet only. No advance orders will be taken. Implements will be certified in the hallway adjacent to the weight room one hour prior to start of event. Implements will be impounded and taken to the ring by meet officials.
Only soft-shelled indoor shots may be used.