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June 5, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
One way to win a race is to make sure the only race is behind you, which is what Scott Tinley did Sunday in the Orange County Performing Arts Center Triathlon. "My whole tactic was out of sight, out of mind," Tinley said. Tinley of Encinitas came out of the water of Lake Mission Viejo in third place after the 1,500-meter swim, bolted to the lead in a pack of three in the first mile of the 40-kilometer bike ride and pulled away by the midway point. He was soon out of sight, and on the way to victory in 1 hour 54 minutes 14 seconds, finishing more than three minutes ahead of Emilio DeSoto of San Diego for his third victory in the triathlon's four-year history.
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May 23, 1991 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Leach was in Europe with the United States national water polo team in 1970, trying to score goals while the best players in the world tried to drown him, and he was playing well enough to have earned a spot as a starter. He wasn't exactly elated, though. Leach had been sizing up the competition and had begun to wonder if his dream of competing in the Olympics was going to remain just that: a dream.
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May 23, 1991 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Leach was in Europe with the United States national water polo team in 1970, trying to score goals while the best players in the world tried to drown him, and he was playing well enough to have earned a spot as a starter. He wasn't exactly elated, though. Leach had been sizing up the competition and had begun to wonder if his dream of competing in the Olympics was going to remain just that: a dream.
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June 5, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
One way to win a race is to make sure the only race is behind you, which is what Scott Tinley did Sunday in the Orange County Performing Arts Center Triathlon. "My whole tactic," Tinley said, "was out of sight, out of mind." Tinley came out of the water of Lake Mission Viejo in third place after the 1,500-meter swim, bolted to the lead in a pack of three in the first mile of the 40-kilometer bike ride and pulled away by the midway point. He was soon out of sight and on the way to victory in 1 hour 54 minutes 14 seconds, finishing more than three minutes ahead of Emilio DeSoto for his third victory in this triathlon's four-year history.
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June 5, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
One way to win a race is to make sure the only race is behind you, which is what Scott Tinley did Sunday in the Orange County Performing Arts Center Triathlon. "My whole tactic," Tinley said, "was out of sight, out of mind." Tinley came out of the water of Lake Mission Viejo in third place after the 1,500-meter swim, bolted to the lead in a pack of three in the first mile of the 40-kilometer bike ride and pulled away by the midway point. He was soon out of sight and on the way to victory in 1 hour 54 minutes 14 seconds, finishing more than three minutes ahead of Emilio DeSoto for his third victory in this triathlon's four-year history.
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February 15, 1991
Bill Leach has been named men's cross-country coach at Irvine Valley College. His wife, Julie, was named Irvine Valley's women's cross-country coach last week. Leach, a history teacher at Corona del Mar High School, co-coached the Corona del Mar girls' cross-country and track teams with his wife from 1977-1983. A former All-American in water polo at UC Irvine, Leach, 44, was a member of the U.S.
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May 10, 1998
Les Berman has been named men's and women's cross-country coach at Irvine Valley College, the school announced. He replaces Bill Leach, who stepped down last season. Berman has coached more than 30 Olympic athletes as an international track and field coach. He coached the women's team at Long Beach State from 1977-79 and was an assistant at USC from 1980-81. For the last several years he has been the coach at Nike Coast, a private running club in Long Beach.
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June 2, 1991 | JOHN WEYLER
World champion Greg Welch of Bangor, Australia, and defending champion Brad Kearns of Cool, Calif., were among an expected 1,000 competitors in today's Orange County Performing Arts Center Triathlon at Lake Mission Viejo. Also competing in the event--which includes a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer cycle ride and a 10-kilometer run--were about 200 corporate relay teams and 100 open relay teams. The race was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.
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September 1, 1996
How refreshing to read such a well-written article on Bill Leach ("Watching the Waves No Day at the Beach," Aug. 12). He encapsulates the real essence of beach lifesaving, without regressing to the "Baywatch" Hollywood stereotype. Your profile allows Leach to articulate what lifeguarding at our Southland beaches and lakes is all about: assisting, and in many cases saving the life of, the unsuspecting swimmer trapped in a life-threatening situation. Like myself, many of us have made the decision to move on from beach lifeguarding for a variety of reasons, usually financial.
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November 24, 1993
Irvine Valley, Fr. Cross-Country The week leading up to Saturday's State cross-country final was an agonizing one for Medina and the Irvine Valley team. She injured a thigh muscle in the Orange Empire Conference final Nov. 9 and was uncertain if it would hold up. She had taken a few days off from running to do light workouts in an effort to rest. "We weren't sure if she was going to be able finish the race," Coach Bill Leach said.
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June 5, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
One way to win a race is to make sure the only race is behind you, which is what Scott Tinley did Sunday in the Orange County Performing Arts Center Triathlon. "My whole tactic was out of sight, out of mind," Tinley said. Tinley of Encinitas came out of the water of Lake Mission Viejo in third place after the 1,500-meter swim, bolted to the lead in a pack of three in the first mile of the 40-kilometer bike ride and pulled away by the midway point. He was soon out of sight, and on the way to victory in 1 hour 54 minutes 14 seconds, finishing more than three minutes ahead of Emilio DeSoto of San Diego for his third victory in the triathlon's four-year history.
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January 3, 2002 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. * What: "Circle of Success" Authors: Bill Leach and Ted Newland, with Lesley Bindloss Publisher: Hamilton Hills Price: $14.95 Bill Leach, 55, was an All-American in water polo and swimming at UC Irvine and later became an Olympic kayaker and world-class triathlete.
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August 30, 1985 | Michael Bunch \f7
Wearing black armbands, carrying black flags and hoisting a 6-foot-long, wooden black coffin on their shoulders, about 75 members of Local 11510 of the Communications Workers of America demonstrated Thursday in front of Pacific Bell's main Orange County offices at 500 S. Main St. The union members were protesting as part of a nationwide day of demonstrations organized by the union, which claims that the Bell System is mistreating telecommunications workers across the country.
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