November 7, 2001 |
The UC Santa Barbara men's cross-country team is ranked 13th in the latest NCAA Division I poll heading into the West region championships Saturday at Randolph Golf Course-North in Tucson, but only one of its top seven runners was a standout in high school. Senior Aaron Sharp, Santa Barbara's No. 5 runner, was a state Division V cross-country champion at Oxnard Santa Clara High and placed ninth in the 3,200 meters in the 1998 state track championships.
March 7, 2007 |
The U.S. Embassy said it has been alerted to a possible terrorist attack against this month's international cross-country championships in Kenya. The IAAF World Cross Country Championships are scheduled for March 24 in the coastal city of Mombasa. Athletes from 66 countries are expected to compete in the races, which are being held in Kenya for the first time. The embassy said it also had heard of threats by Kenya's coastal Muslim community to disrupt the races through unspecified means.
December 6, 1990 |
Daniel Niednagel of Dana Hills High School didn't face much competition from Orange County runners this season. Sure, he was pushed in some races, but he was also first at the finish line. Niednagel, a senior who was undefeated by county runners, dominated the season, winning the Laguna Hills, Dana Hills, and Orange County invitationals. It was not that way in 1989, when Niednagel had strong competition from San Clemente's Mike Farrell.
December 6, 1990 |
Last season, Edison High School's Shelley Taylor was undefeated until the state meet, where she finished seventh. A severe sinus infection ruined Taylor's near-perfect season. This year, other runners caught up with the junior before the state meet. At the Central Park Invitational Oct. 6, Katella senior Martha Pinto swept past a favored Taylor and won by 26 seconds. The loss upset Taylor, but it also motivated her and turned her season around.
March 29, 2001 |
It's much easier to push yourself in workouts when you're training with a group than by yourself. Jaclyn Pedersen of Royal High knows that firsthand. The outgoing Pedersen was among the top distance runners in Ventura County since her freshman cross-country season in 1997.
September 6, 1999 |
Northwood High School opens its doors for the first time Thursday, and already there's talk about where to hang the championship banner. That's because the girls' cross-country team, one of only two varsity sports Northwood definitely will field this season, is expected to benefit from the arrival of Coach Randy Rossi and three key runners from Irvine High's 1998 state championship team.