Originally Posted by Phobia
I think they beat us at Drake relays. They also beat us at Districts. We beat them at State.
How could I not remember those guys. They hung a bunch of silver medals on me when we were used to getting gold. In fact, I think they even came onto our home track and beat us. It was good to get them at State though. That's the one you want to win. We were pretty fast for white boys. Pissed off a lot of brothers when we ran against some of the Des Moines schools. The whole Knoxville track program has been very cool for several decades. The old man ran it and both his sons were amazing track athletes. The eldest went on to become a really good decathlete. Now the old man retired and both sons run the track program. They're very good still. The old man's grandson took home some hardware this year at state.
Nice. Yeah, I know your a mod and everything on here, but the first thing I think of when I see your name is that you had to have been one fast white boy if you were on a team that beat our Mepo track legends. That Mepo team took home multiple golds for a couple years there. If you were to come to Mepo and tell someone that you were on a team that beat them, pretty much anyone would be skeptical as hell. They pretty much were considered "superhuman" when they were doing their thing and that reputation has stuck for decades now. Aaron Egbert was basically considered a demigod. There are pictures of him (and all of them for that matter) all over the concourse at Mepo.
Knoxville seems to be relatively consistent in their athletics in terms of generating relatively successful teams in multiple sports year by year. We wrassled Knoxville to get to state duals one year. They had this HUGE heavyweight that seemed indestructible and pretty much was until he got to the state finals. He wrestled this Independence kid with the last name, "Eddy" and racked up a big lead. However, he was used to pinning everyone in 30 seconds and hadn't wrestled a full match at that point, to my knowledge. He got to the point where he was up big in the 3rd and gave up a huge lead and lost because he was so tired that he wasn't able to move... Not sure if you'd remember that or not.
Anyways, Knoxville is good shit. Congrats to your.... nephew, correct? Your dad is probably proud as hell.
Not sure how many people know this about Phil, but I can, for sure, with 100% confidence vouche that this dude is fast as hell.