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Casey Combest
« on: February 26, 2011, 01:43:02 pm »
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http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/packagestory
 

:uhhhfacepalm: That one's for you, Raptor.

Couple vids on that page and decent bio of his insane speed.

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 02:45:29 pm »
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http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/packagestory
 

:uhhhfacepalm: That one's for you, Raptor.

Couple vids on that page and decent bio of his insane speed.


I had that for the longest time...I shoulda posted it lulz, I had thought adarq would have already done it....somewhere there is a link to his sprinting

it's great info, but it's old when i read it and older now.

the dude is probably just working some manual labor job now, sprinting is over for him for sure

I have even looked up some times of his on websites that post automatic time, they all have stopped posting last i checked
« Last Edit: February 26, 2011, 02:47:06 pm by BMully »

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 07:52:08 pm »
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if i can find the vid ill upload it to adarqTV account.. the one i made, compiling some of his footage.

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 08:10:26 pm »
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh-gP2jc3sA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh-gP2jc3sA</a>

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 05:28:35 am »
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WTF! his VJ is incredible and looks so light :o :o :o

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 06:22:13 am »
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WTF! his VJ is incredible and looks so light :o :o :o

extremely strong and extremely light :F

he's like 135 lb.. hehe

freak genetics..

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 12:30:57 pm »
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He's only 5'7"

Right now (or at least in 2008) he was still only 145 after some training to hopefully make a comeback.

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 02:34:13 pm »
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WTF! his VJ is incredible and looks so light :o :o :o

extremely strong and extremely light :F

he's like 135 lb.. hehe

freak genetics..

He can dunk, according to the article..He is pretty short,   5'7...so all of you ppl on adarq.org who say they are too short to dunk............

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 02:48:05 pm »
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That jump has to be over forty, no doubting that.

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 03:20:39 pm »
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Well, I guess it shows two things. 1) Sprinters come in all shapes and sizes. He was tiny but generally power sprinters excel in 60m. He disproves that. That jump was ridiculous. 2) Without proper guidance and discipline, great talent is often wasted. It is sad that he had so much, but decided to do the less productive things in life. Too bad we never got to see that talent fully play itself out.

Having said that, you shouldn't be comparing him too Bolt or Gay. Saying Casey could hang with them boys today running sub 10's meet in meet out, is just talk & speculation.
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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 03:27:37 pm »
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WTF! his VJ is incredible and looks so light :o :o :o

He wouldn't look out of place in the 10,000m.

Light as a feather.

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 04:11:47 pm »
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Well, I guess it shows two things. 1) Sprinters come in all shapes and sizes. He was tiny but generally power sprinters excel in 60m. He disproves that. That jump was ridiculous. 2) Without proper guidance and discipline, great talent is often wasted. It is sad that he had so much, but decided to do the less productive things in life. Too bad we never got to see that talent fully play itself out.

ya bad guidance, sucks, kid is special.


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Having said that, you shouldn't be comparing him too Bolt or Gay. Saying Casey could hang with them boys today running sub 10's meet in meet out, is just talk & speculation.

the title is just to draw people in and piss people off.. but casey was destroying tyson gay when they were in high school, apparently.

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 04:35:46 pm »
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He truly was an awesome talent...
its too bad
« Last Edit: February 27, 2011, 04:38:14 pm by lamp »

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2011, 10:25:54 pm »
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Well, I guess it shows two things. 1) Sprinters come in all shapes and sizes. He was tiny but generally power sprinters excel in 60m. He disproves that. That jump was ridiculous. 2) Without proper guidance and discipline, great talent is often wasted. It is sad that he had so much, but decided to do the less productive things in life. Too bad we never got to see that talent fully play itself out.

ya bad guidance, sucks, kid is special.


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Having said that, you shouldn't be comparing him too Bolt or Gay. Saying Casey could hang with them boys today running sub 10's meet in meet out, is just talk & speculation.

the title is just to draw people in and piss people off.. but casey was destroying tyson gay when they were in high school, apparently.


Not necessarily destroying... but he was definitely at his level and better.

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In high school, Combest routinely beat Gay....
... Life was tough, but Combest found solace on the track. Throughout high school, he logged 75 wins (and meet records) in 77 races, including five state championships. He set three national high school records. His scorching 6.57 in the indoor 60m still stands....
 In 1998, Combest helped Team USA win a silver medal in the 4x100 relay at the World Junior Championships.

They guy definitely had something special, and I really look up to him for it. But I'm sad things played out the way the did. He didn't grow up in the greatest environment, so he never really had the chance to show how far he could get. ACT score is all that kept him from a good scholarship at University of Kentucky.

Here's my favorite part of the article.

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"I'm proud of Tyson. I'm not jealous of him," he says. "It's just hard when you once was the same caliber and now you're on the couch watching."

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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 02:01:44 am »
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He didn't grow up in the greatest environment, so he never really had the chance to show how far he could get.

disagree.. he had a chance to fly right out of the hood into stardom, but he himself blew it (unfortunately).

can't blame environment in this case imo, some people just aren't driven, and that has nothing to do with environment.. he was "blessed" (lmao) with insane genetic ability, but he just didn't have the desire or drive to take it to the next level.. which means, he simply did not love track & field enough to make it his life. no matter how crappy your environment, if you love something with everything you have, then you won't let "stupid crap" come into your life to take it away from you: this means not hanging out with the wrong people, staying away from weed, trying to at least make avg grades, etc....

he didn't love it enough, which is understandable, it came easy for him..