May 18, 2005 |
Junior Darby Anderson of Santa Margarita and seniors Kami Craig of Santa Barbara and Lauren Silver of Long Beach Wilson have been invited to join six returning U.S. Olympians and a host of college players from Southland universities on a 34-player U.S. women's senior national water polo team roster selected by new U.S. women's Coach Bill Barnett. Barnett, who has coached at Newport Harbor High since 1966 and headed the U.S.
June 30, 2004 |
Gayle Hunter, one of the top multi-event athletes in the nation, won the women's heptathlon last weekend at the USA Junior outdoor track and field championship at Texas A&M in College Station. Hunter, a graduate of Riverside North High who has signed with Penn State, finished with 3,231 points on Saturday, ahead of the 3,156 recorded by runner-up Hillary Werth, a sister of Dodger outfielder Jayson Werth who will be a senior this fall at Chatham (Ill.) Glenwood High.
April 8, 2005 |
It's hard to believe that a 17-year-old junior, Jamere Holland, is on the verge of erasing Olympic gold medalist Quincy Watts from the record book in the 100 meters at his alma mater, Woodland Hills Taft. Holland is emerging as the fastest sprinter in the City Section since Watts ran his school-record time of 10.36 seconds in 1987. Two weeks ago at the Pasadena Games, Holland ran a career-best 10.40 in his first 100-meter race of the season. "I surprised myself," he said.
June 17, 2004
The athlete of the year swept the state titles in the sprints during a surprisingly strong senior season. *--* FIRST TEAM Jasmine Baldwin, Bishop Amat Sr. 100, 200 *--* *--* Jasmine Lee, Long Beach Poly Sr. 400 *--* The USC signee won her second consecutive state title in a season-best 52.93 seconds after winning the Southern Section Division I final and Masters Meet for the second year in a row. *--* Alysia Johnson, Canyon Country Canyon Sr.
June 28, 2005 |
If Ebony Collins were on a stage, fans would be tossing her roses and begging for an encore. What the sophomore sprinter from Long Beach Wilson accomplished this month at the state track and field championships in Sacramento will be long remembered as one of the best individual performances by a female athlete in state history. She won four gold medals and ran national bests in three events. Her winning time of 40.