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Bob Roggy

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Bob Roggy (August 6, 1956 in Holmdel Township, New Jersey, United States – August 4, 1986) was a javelin thrower from the United States. He set the world best year performance in 1982, throwing 95.80 metres in Stuttgart, West Germany on August 29. Earlier in 1982, Roggy set the American record in the Javelin at the Bruce Jenner Invitational, beating Mark Murro's 12-year-old record. Previously, while a senior at Southern Illinois University he won the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1978.[1]

Roggy was killed in an accident where he fell out of the back of a pick-up truck in 1986 in Houston, Texas, at the first Olympic Sports Festival.[2]

Roggy attended Holmdel High School.[3] Following his death, a scholarship was set up in memory. Every year the two best athletes at Holmdel High get the opportunity to follow in his footsteps with an athletic scholarship.

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  1. ^ [1] Archived 2012-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ CART, JULIE (4 August 1986). "Javelin Thrower Roggy Falls From Truck, Dies". Retrieved 6 October 2017 – via LA Times.
  3. ^ USATF Notes; Marion, Monique and Tom Petronoff Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, USATF, June 8, 2007. "The meet is hosted by Shore Athletic Club in cooperation with Holmdel High School, alma mater of the late Bob Roggy, a former world No. 1 in the javelin."

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