June 14, 1998
Amy Skieresz, a graduate of Agoura High, became the third woman to be selected Pacific-10 Conference track and field athlete of the year two consecutive years. Skieresz, a junior at Arizona, won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters in the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year and has eight individual national titles in cross-country and track and field.
November 20, 1997
'It's nice to have the winning streak, but it's not why I'm here. I don't think about it, it's mostly the reporters who do.' Amy Skieresz, Arizona and former Agoura High cross-country runner after winning her 13th consecutive race Saturday in the NCAA West regional in Tucson, Ariz.
January 2, 1997 |
From the Olympic Games to the Little League World Series, the sporting events of 1996 were brought to life with help from Valley and Ventura County newsmakers. From sprawling Cal State Northridge to tiny St. Bonaventure High, schools in the region made headlines.
December 27, 1996 |
What's next for University of Arizona distance runner Amy Skieresz? The Wildcat sophomore and 1995 graduate of Agoura High couldn't answer that after romping to the women's title in the NCAA cross-country championships in Tucson on Nov. 25. But she can now. "She definitely wants to try and make the U.S. [World Championships] team in the 5,000 [meters]," Arizona Coach Dave Murray said. "Last year, she went to the Olympic trials with the attitude that, hey, it's nice to be here, blah, blah, blah.
November 27, 1996 |
Arizona sophomore Amy Skieresz dominated the nation's best women's college distance runners Monday to win the NCAA cross-country championships at the Dell Urich Golf Course. At least that's how most people saw it. Not Skieresz. "On any given day, other girls could have won this race," she said. "I happened to win today." Modest and diplomatic, but not very accurate. Skieresz's margin of victory was almost 100 meters, which is actually typical.
November 24, 1996 |
In the world of college distance running, she might be the nation's brightest star. Yet Amy Skieresz of the University of Arizona has a kind of love-hate relationship with the sport. The 1995 graduate of Agoura High is enamored by running, enjoys racing immensely and thrives on winning, but she could do without the recognition that has come with her success.