April 1, 1998
Cal State Northridge sophomore Cheree Hicks took advantage of breezy conditions Saturday, throwing the discus a school-record 188 feet, good for eighth place in the UC San Diego Invitational. The mark crushed Hicks' school record of 180-2 and led to her selection as the Big Sky Conference women's field event athlete of the week. Aretha Hill of the University of Washington won with a U.S. collegiate record of 215-3, with UCLA's Suzy Powell second at 213-5 and Seilala Sua third at 209-8.
June 4, 1995
Cal State Northridge junior Kristina Mataafa finished ninth in the discus Saturday with a throw of 164 feet 2 inches at the NCAA track and field championships. The effort was the second best of the year for Mataafa, who ranks second on the all-time Northridge list at 167-1.
May 22, 1997
Scott Moser of Huntington Beach High set a state high school record in the discus Wednesday at the Salinas Throwers Meet. Moser, who in March recorded the state's second-best throw at a dual meet against Edison High, threw the discus 213 feet 11 inches to break Brian Blutreich's 1985 record of 210-8. Blutreich is a former Olympian who graduated from Capistrano Valley High. According to Moser's coach, Tony Ciarelli, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior set the record on his second attempt in Salinas.
August 6, 2012 |
LONDON - American Jennifer Simpson, the 2011 world champion in the 1,500 meters, had a scare in her first-round Olympic heat on Monday and had to lean at the line to grab the final spot in Wednesday's semifinals. Simpson, of Monument, Colo., said she miscalculated the pace and physicality when she competed in the second of three heats. She finished sixth in a time of 4 minutes, 13.81 seconds. “It's definitely not OK,” she said of her performance. “How can I have made this big mistake?
May 17, 1992 |
Every once in a while, Brian Blutreich looks up from his weightlifting, discus throwing and everything else that constitutes his life as an Olympic hopeful and glances out on the world of Joe Average. Business suits and salaries. Working your way up, settling down. Safe, secure, predictable. Blutreich, a former shotput and discus standout at Capistrano Valley High School and UCLA, can't help but wonder about the 9-to-5 world, the one he has put off while following a dream.
June 7, 1987 |
On a day of upsets and surprises, when many state leaders and favorites were tasting defeat, Dave Bultman of Royal High was quenching his thirst for victory at the state track and field championships at Sacramento's Hughes Stadium. Bultman, a transfer from Independence High in San Jose, won the shotput and the discus, as expected. His effort in the discus (193-6) was his second-longest throw of the year and his 67 feet in the shotput destroyed his personal best (62-0) and the field as well.