July 24, 1988 |
By all rights, you should be reading more words of prose and praise today about the splendid sprinter, Florence Griffith-Joyner, who obviously shops for her running outfits at Frederick's of Westwood, and about the longest jumper, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who floats through the air with the greatest of knees, and about the premier mileage-plus runner, Mary Decker Slaney, who prefers to keep people, and beat people, at a distance.
August 16, 1991 |
UCLA women's track Coach Bob Kersee was reprimanded by the NCAA track committee for instructing an athlete to false-start intentionally in the NCAA Championships at Eugene, Ore., last June. Kersee instructed Janeene Vickers to false-start in the women's 100-meter high hurdles final to save herself for the 400-meter intermediate hurdles.
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May 19, 1997 |
Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been called the most dominant American track athlete of the past 10 years. She's been compared to the legendary Babe Didrikson, who many believe to have been the greatest female athlete ever. Joyner-Kersee, 35, doesn't pay much attention to such hype. It may be because the three-time Olympic gold medalist and part-time Valley resident sometimes has trouble coming to grips with her own success. "I just wanted to be an Olympian," she told The Times in 1992.
June 29, 1989 |
Angela Bailey, a two-time Canadian Olympian who competed one season at UCLA, testified Wednesday at the Canadian drug inquiry in Toronto that she left the school because Bob Kersee, the women's track coach at the school, "was a drug coach." Bailey said she began thinking about going to UCLA after the 1984 Olympics, where she won a silver medal on a relay team. Bailey said, however, that she called Kersee to discuss some reservations. "I had heard he was a drug coach," she testified.
July 12, 1990 |
Team Joyner-Kersee held a news conference Wednesday. That's Jackie Joyner and Bob Kersee. Wife and husband. Athlete and coach. Business and manager. Left hand and right hand. What's in a hyphen? With Joyner and Kersee, almost too much. When Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks, Bob Kersee not only listens, he interrupts, interjects, interprets, extrapolates, underscores and, often, overrides. The U.S. Olympic Festival was the reason for this latest exercise in point-counterpoint.