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January 18, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every so often, Ben Mesfen, a senior miler at Venice High, remembers the night his family decided to leave civil war-torn Ethiopia because the future in their native country did not look bright. Mesfen, 17, remembers how frightened he was as a 6-year-old, traveling 500 miles in a small caravan across the desert to neighboring Sudan. He remembers the family having to leave his father behind, and his mother and younger sister walking alongside him during the night in constant fear of being caught.
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January 18, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every so often, Ben Mesfen, a senior miler at Venice High, remembers the night his family decided to leave civil war-torn Ethiopia because the future in their native country did not look bright. Mesfen, 17, remembers how frightened he was as a 6-year-old, traveling 500 miles in a small caravan across the desert to neighboring Sudan. He remembers the family having to leave his father behind, and his mother and younger sister walking alongside him during the night in constant fear of being caught.
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October 7, 1990 | MIKE GLAZE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calculators were not necessary to determine the outcome of the Division I girls' race in the Kenny Staub Invitational cross-country meet Saturday morning. The result was visible to the naked eye. Agoura placed five runners among the first eight finishers, easily beating Palos Verdes, 19-38, at Crescenta Valley Park. The loss is Palos Verdes' second this fall after three consecutive undefeated seasons.
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May 24, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind the depth of its sprinters, the Locke High boys' track and field team won its first City title since 1979, but its girls' team lost for the first time in eight years at the City finals Thursday night at Birmingham High in Van Nuys. Locke clinched the boys' team title with a second-place finish in the meet's final event--the 1,600-meter relay--to finish with 55 points to Birmingham's 50. The big scorers for the Saints were Orlando Bustamante, who won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 56.
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September 17, 1992 | ALAN OTA
UCLA soccer Coach Sigi Schmid is not impressed with the Bruins' 4-0 start. Although the fourth-ranked Bruins defeated No. 20 Notre Dame and No. 5 Indiana by 1-0 scores in a season-opening tournament at Bloomington, Ind., Duke was named tournament champion after scoring more goals in its two victories. UCLA has since defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2-0, and outmanned Cal State San Bernardino, 5-0, but the lack of offense has Schmid worried.
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November 9, 1990 | MIKE GLAZE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Taft and Belmont highs laid the groundwork Thursday in the City Section cross-country preliminaries for a rematch of last year's championship race. Defending boys' champion Taft and runner-up Belmont easily won their heats at Pierce College and will meet for the fifth time this season--in the City final Nov. 17 at Pierce. The Toreadors totaled 42 points to outdistance Venice (63) and Bell (97). Roosevelt (121) and Monroe (126) were fourth and fifth.
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November 18, 1990 | KIRBY LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A surprising victory by Belmont High's Rene Arellano in the City Section cross-country championships at Pierce College on Saturday led to a not-too-surprising outcome in the race for the team title. Arellano won the three-mile race in 14 minutes 58 seconds and Belmont placed five runners among the top 12 to easily win its eighth championship in the past nine seasons. The Sentinels totaled 32 points; defending champion Taft was second with 115, two points ahead of Garfield.
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January 18, 1991 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Hartman of Canyon High, Deena Drossin of Agoura, Jeannie Rothman of Westlake and Veronica Barajas of Channel Islands, each an All-American during the 1990 cross-country season, will begin this year's track and field season in the Sunkist Invitational at the Sports Arena tonight. Hartman, who finished third in the Kinney national cross-country championships in San Diego last month, will compete in what is being billed as the boys' national high school mile championship.
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May 12, 1990 | MIKE GLAZE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
San Fernando High distance runner Obed Aguirre discovered Friday just how difficult it is to chase records all by himself. Aguirre's 9-minute 16.24-second effort in the 3,200 meters in the City Section track and field preliminaries at Birmingham High was more than 10 seconds off the City record of 9:05.40 set by Wilson's Jose Amaya in 1971, but consider the conditions: * The Tiger senior ran virtually alone after Venice's Julio Moreno dropped off the pace at 1,200 meters.
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June 7, 1990 | ERIC SHEPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last month, Venice High distance runner Danny Jordan appeared on the verge of a state championship. This week, he is pondering his immediate future in the sport while awaiting word on the extent of an injury in his right shin. Jordan, who entering the City Section final in mid-May had one of the fastest times in the nation in the 1,600-meter run, has been hobbled in recent weeks with a sore right shin that forced him to miss last weekend's state meet at Cerritos College.
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May 7, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE
Even though high school baseball players in the inner city have an uphill battle gaining attention because of their lack of exposure, several have quietly emerged this season. Damon Montgomery, Fremont--One of the most talented players in Southern California, he is considered by many to be the City's best player. The 6-foot-4 senior center fielder was an all-city selection last season and a preseason all-state selection this spring.
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