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April 15, 1989
Angela Burnham of Oxnard Rio Mesa High School, Track and Field News' female prep athlete of the year in 1988, said she will attend UCLA next fall. The defending State champion in the 100 and 200 meters, Burnham chose UCLA over USC and Texas and is expected to inform UCLA women's Coach Bobby Kersee of her decision today. Burnham set a national age-16 record of 11.28 seconds in the 100 meters last year and ran 23.45 in the 200. She advanced to the semifinals of the 100 in last year's Olympic Trials at Indianapolis.
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June 12, 1998
When Jayda Bailey of Taft High ran 54.20 seconds to win the girls' 400 meters in the City Section track and field championships at Birmingham High on May 28, she moved into sixth on the all-time region performer list. The following is a list of the top 10 performers from the region. Time, Individual, School, Year 50.87+, Denean Howard, Kennedy, '82 51.48, Sherri Howard, Kennedy, '80 52.91, Marion Jones**, Rio Mesa, '91 53.96, Kadrina Coffee***, Palmdale, '95 54.
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January 21, 1988 | STEVE HENSON, Times Staff Writer
Angela Burnham's favorite expression is "a lot," which underscores the intensity of her feelings. Of course, deeply felt emotions are as common to a 16-year-old girl as daydreaming in algebra class and doodling hearts on a Pee-Chee folder. What separates Angela Burnham from her classmates at Rio Mesa High is raw speed that has brought unsolicited expectations into her life. Burnham, who first gained attention two years ago by running 11.
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February 22, 1990 | KIRBY LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Angela Burnham graduated last June and took her talents to UCLA, Rio Mesa High track Coach Brian FitzGerald figured that another athlete of her caliber would not come along soon. After all, Burnham had won five state titles in her four years at Rio Mesa, including 100- and 200-meter titles in her junior and senior years. She had also run in the Olympic Trials and twice was honored as Track & Field News magazine's female high school athlete of the year.
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January 20, 1989 | JOHN ORTEGA, Times Staff Writer
As the athletic director at Rio Mesa High, it is Brian FitzGerald's job to support each of the school's athletic teams with equal enthusiasm. But one look at his office tells even the casual observer that this is not the case. True, the front half of a Spartan football helmet is mounted on a wall next to a framed 8 x 10 color glossy of All-Ventura County forward Eric Thomas launching a jump shot against Santa Barbara. But most of the office is adorned with track and field memorabilia.
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June 30, 1989
Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, three-time state champion at 100 meters and two-time champion at 200 meters, was voted the Gatorade Circle of Champions national high school girls' track and field athlete of the year.
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June 12, 1998
When Jayda Bailey of Taft High ran 54.20 seconds to win the girls' 400 meters in the City Section track and field championships at Birmingham High on May 28, she moved into sixth on the all-time region performer list. The following is a list of the top 10 performers from the region. Time, Individual, School, Year 50.87+, Denean Howard, Kennedy, '82 51.48, Sherri Howard, Kennedy, '80 52.91, Marion Jones**, Rio Mesa, '91 53.96, Kadrina Coffee***, Palmdale, '95 54.
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June 11, 1989
Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High placed second in the 100 meters in The Athletics Congress junior championships at Ohio State University on Saturday. The top two finishers in each event qualify for the national junior (for athletes 19 and under) team that will compete in a series of international meets next month. Burnham, who won her second consecutive titles in the 100 and 200 in last week's state championships at Cerritos College, was beaten by Stanford freshman Chryste Gaines (11.44 seconds to 11.55)
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March 23, 1988 | JOHN ORTEGA
Although Angela Burnham turned in the nation's fastest high school time in the 100-meter dash at the Alemany/Northridge Relays on Saturday, the Rio Mesa junior has yet to meet any of her goals. "She wants to go undefeated in high school competition, win the 100 and 200 at the state meet and qualify for the Olympic Trials in both sprints," Rio Mesa Coach Brian FitzGerald said. "She's very determined to accomplish all those things." The Olympic Trials qualifying times are 11.60 in the 100 and 23.
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June 2, 1989 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
The top high school track and field athletes in California will gather today for the opening of the State meet at Cerritos College at 3 p.m. The meet ends Saturday. Hawthorne, the Southern Section 4-A Division champion, is a strong favorite to win the boys' team title, thanks largely to senior sprinter Curtis Conway. Conway, who has yet to win an individual state title, is the leading qualifier in the 100 and 200 meters, with winning times in last week's Masters meet of 10.66 seconds and 21.04, respectively.
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June 30, 1989 | John Ortega
Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High concluded a stellar high school track career with victories in the 100 and 200 meters in the state championships at Cerritos College earlier this month. But Valley-area track fans might not have to wait long for another superb local sprinter to emerge--Marion Jones of Sherman Oaks will enter high school in the fall, although which school she will attend has not been decided. Jones, 13, has personal bests of 12.02 seconds in the 100, 24.30 in the 200, and 56.98 in the 400. And West Valley Eagles' Coach Roger Lipkis says that she hasn't come close to tapping her potential.
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June 30, 1989
Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, three-time state champion at 100 meters and two-time champion at 200 meters, was voted the Gatorade Circle of Champions national high school girls' track and field athlete of the year.
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June 28, 1989
Cleveland High Principal Ida Mae Windham on Tuesday denied a published report that a successor has been named to replace basketball Coach Bob Braswell and said that a decision will not be made until Thursday or later. Despite reports that Braswell had announced as his successor St. Bernard High assistant coach Marc Paez, Windham said she expects to interview at least three more candidates before making a decision. Braswell resigned this month after four years at Cleveland to become an assistant at Cal State Long Beach.
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June 11, 1989
Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High placed second in the 100 meters in The Athletics Congress junior championships at Ohio State University on Saturday. The top two finishers in each event qualify for the national junior (for athletes 19 and under) team that will compete in a series of international meets next month. Burnham, who won her second consecutive titles in the 100 and 200 in last week's state championships at Cerritos College, was beaten by Stanford freshman Chryste Gaines (11.44 seconds to 11.55)
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June 7, 1989 | JOHN ORTEGA, Times Staff Writer
When Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High successfully defended her 100- and 200-meter titles at the state track and field championships on Saturday, she became the most decorated girl sprinter in state history and put to rest talk of her athletic demise. That talk began in March when Pasadena Muir junior Inger Miller and Bakersfield freshman Janice Nichols beat Burnham in the 100 and 200 at the Northridge-Alemany Relays. It became more persistent when Miller defeated Burnham again in the 100 at the Arcadia Invitational in April.
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June 4, 1989 | JOHN ORTEGA, Times Staff Writer
Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High and Crissy Mills of Campbell Hall both successfully defended their titles in the state track and field championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk on Saturday. But their reactions to the victories were as different as the events in which they competed. While junior Mills wore an I-can't-believe-I-did-it smile of exhilaration after winning the high jump with a personal best of 6 feet, Burnham sported a just-another-day-at-the-office look after winning the 100 (wind-aided 11.31 seconds)
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May 26, 1989 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Angela Burnham of Oxnard Rio Mesa and Inger Miller of Pasadena Muir, two of the top high school girl sprinters in the nation, will continue their two-year rivalry tonight in the Masters track and field meet at Cerritos College. The meet begins at 6:30 p.m. with field events with the first running event at 7 p.m. The Masters' combines all four Southern Section divisions, with the top five finishers in each event qualifying for the state meet June 2-3 at Cerritos College. During Saturday's divisional finals, Burnham won in the 3-A Division with a wind-aided time of 11.31 in the 100 meters and 23.68 in 200. She also anchored the Spartans' two winning sprint-relay teams.
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June 28, 1989
Cleveland High Principal Ida Mae Windham on Tuesday denied a published report that a successor has been named to replace basketball Coach Bob Braswell and said that a decision will not be made until Thursday or later. Despite reports that Braswell had announced as his successor St. Bernard High assistant coach Marc Paez, Windham said she expects to interview at least three more candidates before making a decision. Braswell resigned this month after four years at Cleveland to become an assistant at Cal State Long Beach.
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June 4, 1989 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Pasadena Muir Coach Jim Brownfield knew he needed an error-free performance from his girls to win the State high school track and field meet. And that's exactly what he got as his team won its second State title in five years. Muir scored in every place it needed to finish ahead of Oxnard Rio Mesa, 36-26, before 10,650 fans Saturday night at Cerritos College. Whereas Muir needed a perfect night, Hawthorne almost fumbled the boys' team title away when its State record-holding 400-meter relay team was disqualified.
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June 2, 1989 | JOHN ORTEGA, Times Staff Writer
Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High will attempt to make history when the state track and field championships begin today at Cerritos College in Norwalk. Burnham, the defending state champion in the 100 and 200 meters, can become the first girl to win three state 100-meter titles and five state sprint titles during her career. Burnham, who first won the 100 as a freshman in 1986, also can become the first girl to win consecutive state titles in the 100 and 200. "This is the meet she's been training for all year," Rio Mesa co-Coach Brian FitzGerald said.
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