Up in the Air

I’m still pretty well under the weather today but I maintain high hopes for tomorrow.

This is a beautiful photograph that I found tucked behind some bigger things in an R Association box. I believe that’s Dave Roberts, which would make this the mid-70s and it must have been taken in the Astrodome:

Dave Roberts astrodome  047

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4 Responses to Up in the Air

  1. Buddy Chuoke '75 says:

    What a FABULOUS pic!

  2. almadenmike says:

    Roy Hofheinz signed a 5-year deal for the U.S. Track & Field Federation’s Indoor Championships to be held in the Astrodome, beginning in 1969. A Milwaukee Journal sports writer said the inaugural meet would probably be “the greatest indoor track meet every held.” (https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19690122&id=tgMqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HSgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4386,669619&hl=en)

    Dave Roberts was second in the 1971 meet’s pole vault competition at 16’6″ according to this thresher article: http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth245100/m1/3/zoom/. (He surely competed in others, but I don’t have the time now to look them up.)

  3. Nick Papas says:

    Superb photo!

  4. Bill says:

    Feel better soon! Thanks for the great photo.

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