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Redshirt Season for Blakey of Northridge

August 21, 1996

Running back Shayne Blakey, a transfer from Antelope Valley College who was expected to compete for a starting job with Cal State Northridge, will use a redshirt year this season after undergoing an appendectomy earlier this month.

Blakey rushed for 605 yards and seven touchdowns last year with the Marauders, earning All-Foothill Conference honors.

Coach Dave Baldwin said he decided to have Blakey miss the season and save a full year of eligibility because the Northridge medical staff said he would be out for another month.

Freshman running back Damien Samuels, who has broken ribs, also will spend the season as a redshirt, Baldwin said.

In order to add depth at the suddenly weakened running back position, Baldwin has moved DeWayne Hervey, a reserve quarterback last season, to tailback.

Tennis

Saugus High has hired Steve Smith as boys' coach.

Track and Field

Bryan Krill, a quarterfinalist in the 200 meters in the U.S. Olympic trials in June, has been hired as the girls' coach at Thousand Oaks High.

Tiffany Thompson, Mission League champion in the 200 and 400 meters for Alemany High, has transferred to Notre Dame.

Roderick Crow, fifth in the 400 meters in the City championships for El Camino Real High, will attend El Camino College.

Contributing: Jeff Fletcher, John Ortega, Peter Yoon.

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