March 7, 1996
Jennifer Parmenter of Granada Hills came within three seconds of earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic swimming team Wednesday, but settled for third place in the 400-meter individual medley finals at the U.S. Olympic trials in Indianapolis. Parmenter, a freshman at L.A. Baptist, was timed in 4:49.50, 2.62 seconds behind second-place finisher Whitney Metzler. The top two finishers in each event qualify for the Olympics.
March 22, 1998 |
Christina Tolson and Cheree Hicks of Cal State Northridge qualified for the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in June by unleashing big throws in the Northridge Invitational on Saturday. Tolson, a sophomore who finished a disappointing 15th in the shotput in the NCAA indoor championships in Indianapolis on March 14, won the hammer with a personal best of 189 feet 2 inches.
April 15, 1998
Joe Criner, Billy Bush and Beth Burton of Cal State Northridge have been honored as Big Sky Conference track and field athletes of the week. Criner, a senior, was selected as the men's track athlete of the week after winning the 200 meters in 20.98 seconds and finishing second in the 100 in 10.73 in a meet against Stanford, Nebraska and Fresno State on Saturday. Bush, a junior, won the shotput with a conference-leading 58-5 in that meet to earn men's field event athlete of the week honors.
May 15, 1996
Mark Pomerantz, the Van Nuys High football and baseball coach, said he will step down from his baseball duties after one disappointing season. Pomerantz guided Van Nuys to a 2-23 overall record and 1-15 in the Valley Pac-8 Conference. "[Coaching baseball] is taking too much time away from the football program," Pomerantz said. Football Fillmore High has hired veteran NCAA Division I assistant Norm Andersen as its head coach.
February 16, 1997
Beth Burton of Cal State Northridge set two school records while winning the women's 20-pound weight throw and placing fourth in the shotput in the Holiday Inn Invitational indoor track and field meet at the Reno Livestock and Events Center on Saturday. The Matador senior threw the weight 63 feet 6 3/4 inches to set a fieldhouse record and top her school mark of 61-0 1/4 set two weeks earlier.
April 27, 1996 |
If a 400-meter relay team wants to run as fast as possible, it has to take chances. That's the attitude of Cal State Northridge Coach Don Strametz entering the California-Nevada championships which start today at UC Davis. The Northridge men have run 41.46 seconds in the 400 relay this season and the women have clocked 46.50, but Strametz figures those squads are capable of clocking 40.50 and 45.50 with more aggressive baton passes.
February 25, 1996
The Cal Lutheran women's basketball team lost a one-game playoff to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 62-48, for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title on Saturday at Claremont. The teams came into the game tied for the conference title with 9-3 records. Nicole Albert scored 11 points, but the Regals (13-13) shot 34% from the floor. Dianna Turner scored 21 points and Mindy Bagatelos added 17 for the Athenas (19-7), who qualify for the NCAA Division III playoffs.
February 3, 1996 |
What's more important, winning the American West Conference titles this year or making a strong debut in the Big Sky Conference next year? Don Strametz, the men's and women's track and field coach at Cal State Northridge, pondered that question all fall before deciding that a strong rookie season in the Big Sky should take precedence over winning men's and women's titles in the four-team AWC for the second year in a row.
March 2, 1997
Cal State Northridge built a nine-run lead after 6 1/2 innings and defeated Nevada Las Vegas, 11-7, on Saturday for its first victory in four games at the UNLV tournament. Adam Kennedy slugged his fourth home run of the tournament for Northridge (14-7-1). He had three hits and five runs batted in. Jose Miranda had three hits and three RBIs, Cesar Martinez had three hits and two RBIs and Andy Wilson had two hits and scored four runs for the Matadors.
February 22, 1995
First baseman-pitcher Brandon Hernandez of Saugus High has been declared academically ineligible, Coach Doug Worley said. As a junior last season, Hernandez batted .377 with 24 runs batted in and was 3-3 with a 2.79 earned-run average. Worley said if Hernandez improves his grades he could be eligible for the final seven games.