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Casey Combest Injured in His Comeback Attempt
by: LetsRun.com
December 8, 2007

Yesterday we wrote about the comeback of Casey Combest, the American high school record holder in the 60m, who at 27 is making a return to track and field after a long layoff. Combest's comeback is garnering quite a bit of attention (did we mention Combest is a white sprinter?) as according to this thread, PDiddy is financing a possible HBO documentary on his comeback.

While published reports said Combest was racing today at Illinois State, he also was racing last night at Southern Illinois.

According to a report by Mike Prizy on the t-and-f mailing list archive things did not go well. Combest had a great start but then injured his hamstring and ran 7.27:


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Results

Event 14  Men 60 Meter Dash
===================================================================
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims  H#
===================================================================
Preliminaries
  1   130 Worsley, Dominique     Illinois                  6.83q  9 
  2   208 Bryden, Dwain          Lincoln (Mo.)             6.90q  2 
  3    55 Hewitt, Maurice        Untouchables              6.91q  7 
  4   191 Fisher, Kawayne        Lincoln (Mo.)             6.92q  6 
  5   224 Deloney, Brandon       Southern Illinoi          6.93q  4 
  6   183 Bascoe, Gerald         Lincoln (Mo.)             6.94q  9 
  7   215 Holliday, Justin       Memphis Elite TC          6.94q  4 
  8   136 President, Antwane     Unat-Lincoln (Mo          6.97q  9 
  9   174 Mitchell, Franklyn     Lincoln (Mo.)             7.02q  8 
 10    77 Jackson, Brandon       Florrisant Valle          7.03q  1 
 11   276 Baffour, Tony          Unattached                7.05q  3 
 12   125 Bush, Pierre           Illinois                  7.06q  8 
 13   274 Blanks, Kenny          Unattached                7.06   3 
 13   156 Parker, Raymon         Unattached                7.06   7 
 15   218 Greene, Udwuan         Memphis Elite TC          7.09   2 
 16    79 Johnson, Courtney      Florrisant Valle          7.10   5 
 17   263 McKinney, Trenton      Southern Illinoi          7.11   6 
 18   292 Neal, Tyyon            Unattached                7.13   5 
 19    63 Smith, Brion           Florrisant Valle          7.16   4 
 20   142 Mzamo, Elvis           Unattached                7.16  10 
 21   262 Kozak, Justin          Southern Illinoi          7.16   4 
 22   154 Patterson, Darren      Unattached                7.17   9 
 23    65 White, Ike             Florrisant Valle          7.18   4 
 24   148 Holman, Cory           Unattached                7.21   2 
 25   143 Townsend, Andre        Unattached                7.25   7 
 26   282 Combest, Casey         Unattached                7.27   3 
 27   211 Jean-Pierre, McFar     Lincoln (Mo.)             7.28   7 
 28   123 Johnson, Paul          Illinois                  7.28   8 
 29   300 Bastian, Rudon         Louisville                7.29   5 
 30   281 Spalding, Shawn        Unattached                7.31   5 
 31    14 Gwashavanhu, Farir     Lindenwood                7.33   1 
 32   216 Neal, Justin           Memphis Elite TC          7.42   7 
 33   176 Brown, Kevin           Lincoln (Mo.)             7.43   3 
 34    74 Abram, Roosevelt       Florrisant Valle          7.46  10 
 35    37 Owen, Matthew          Lindenwood                7.49   1 
 36     6 Castillo, Michael      Unat-Austin Peay          7.50   4 
 37   139 Thompson, Ridge        Unattached                7.50  10 
 38   199 Hamilton, Jarrid       Lincoln (Mo.)             7.58   5 
 39   275 Robinson, James        Unattached                7.60   9 
 40   324 Abston, Marcus         Unattached                7.76   9 
 41   181 Douglas, Joel          Unattached                7.97   8    


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