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May 16, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It's risky to rank the most notable track and field achievement in the last 50 years. Arguably, though, the breaking of the 4-minute mile barrier by Roger Bannister in 1954 could stand alone on merit. Four minutes. It was almost a mystical number until Bannister lowered the record to 3:59.4, creating front page news around the world. John Walker wasn't similarly acclaimed when he went under 3:50 with a time of 3:49.4 in 1975.
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October 2, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will hold its sixth Dribble for the Cure event on Oct. 20 to raise funds and awareness to fight pediatric cancer. Participants, either as individuals or in teams of at least 10, will collect pledges and dribble a 1.2-mile course through the UCLA campus. The UCLA men's and women's basketball teams will participate. There is a registration fee of $25 for adults and team captains and $10 for children under 13 and UCLA students. Participants will receive a T-shirt and goody bag, and will have an opportunity to get autographs and photos with UCLA men's and women's basketball players.
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February 22, 1987
Henry Thomas won both sprints and anchored UCLA's 400-meter relay team as the Bruins won a triangular track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium. The Bruins scored 118 points to 31 1/2 for Cal State Los Angeles and 28 1/2 for San Diego State. The UCLA women's team trounced San Diego State, 97-39. Thomas won the 100 meters in 10.3 seconds and the 200 in 21.0. Danny Everett took the 800 meters in 1:52.04 and ran on UCLA's winning teams in the 400 and 1,600 relays.
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April 30, 2010 | By Melissa Rohlin
Mike Maynard, first-year men's track and field coach at UCLA, is feeling the pressure. The UCLA- USC dual meet is Saturday at UCLA's Drake Stadium, where the Bruin men have not lost in 33 years. "I'm well aware of the rivalry and the impact that it has on the community," said Maynard, who's in his 23rd year of coaching. "I've always watched this meet." USC holds a 41-35 overall advantage in the meet's 76-year history. The UCLA women lead their series against USC, 21-5, but the Trojans have won the last two years.
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April 18, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE
Three of the nation's most promising collegiate sprinters, Joe DeLoach of Houston and Henry Thomas and Mike Marsh of UCLA, will compete in a dual meet today at Drake Stadium. The combined men's and women's meet will start at 11 a.m. with women's field events. Men's field events will begin at 1 p.m. DeLoach, a sophomore who was ineligible last year, has personal best times of 10.21 seconds in the 100 meters and 20.24 in the 200.
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October 2, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will hold its sixth Dribble for the Cure event on Oct. 20 to raise funds and awareness to fight pediatric cancer. Participants, either as individuals or in teams of at least 10, will collect pledges and dribble a 1.2-mile course through the UCLA campus. The UCLA men's and women's basketball teams will participate. There is a registration fee of $25 for adults and team captains and $10 for children under 13 and UCLA students. Participants will receive a T-shirt and goody bag, and will have an opportunity to get autographs and photos with UCLA men's and women's basketball players.
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November 28, 2002 | Lauren Peterson, Times Staff Writer
The UCLA men's soccer team did everything but actually tell Loyola Marymount to, "Take this." And take that, and that, and that. But the third-seeded Bruins defeated the Lions, 4-2, in an NCAA tournament second-round game Wednesday night at Drake Stadium that spoke volumes about their intentions. The more experienced Bruins (14-3-3), making their 20th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, matched Loyola's physical play and took the fight out of the Lions each time they attempted a comeback.
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February 19, 1987
The UCLA women's and men's track teams will open their seasons Saturday in triangulars with Cal State Los Angeles and San Diego State at Drake Stadium. The women will begin at noon and the men at 1. UCLA men's Coach Bob Larsen has 25 lettermen, including 6 All-Americans, returning from a squad that was 9-0 in dual meets and named the nation's top team for such competition by Track and Field News. The Bruins finished eighth at the NCAA meet. They have won 20 consecutive dual meets dating to 1984.
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March 14, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Although college track and field is a team sport, its appeal comes from the individual athletes who represent a school. UCLA and USC once had stars in abundance. More recently, there have been athletes such as Greg Foster, Willie Banks and Mike Tully for the Bruins and Clancy Edwards, James Sanford and Billy Mullins for the Trojans. But the track programs at both schools, weakened by a 14-scholarship limit imposed in the NCAA, have had a distinctly low profile the past few years.
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May 3, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
On an excitement scale, the USC-UCLA women's track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium almost reached the same level as last year's meet. The Trojan women won, 69-67, the identical score of the 1986 meet. However, in that meet, the outcome wasn't decided until the final event, the 1,600-meter relay. The suspense wasn't stretched out quite as long Saturday, with USC wrapping up the meet in the next-to-last event, the 200 meters, by placing second and third.
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August 19, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
UCLA may fear no Pacific 10 Conference team this season, but there was sense that Youtube caused a little terror in minds of the Bruins' coaches before Saturday's scrimmage. The approximately 2,500 fans at Drake Stadium were reminded to keep their video recording devices holstered, then the Bruins proceeded to do the same with their offense.
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April 10, 2005 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic was the world's best 400-meter hurdler last year, winning an Olympic gold medal at the Athens Games. On Saturday, Sanchez showed that he's a pretty good sprinter too. Despite slow starts and gusty winds, Sanchez won the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 to highlight the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational in front of an estimated crowd of 1,800 at Drake Stadium. Sanchez, a former NCAA champion at USC now competing for Nike, ran 20.
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July 6, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
Setting his feet in the starting blocks, coiling himself against a sallow afternoon breeze, Maurice Greene stares down the track at a ruthless summer. The defending gold medalist in the 100-meter dash will be a marked man at the Olympic Games in Athens. First, he must survive the U.S. trials in Sacramento, which begin this week. Greene's workouts have been getting serious, if not downright edgy.
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November 28, 2002 | Lauren Peterson, Times Staff Writer
The UCLA men's soccer team did everything but actually tell Loyola Marymount to, "Take this." And take that, and that, and that. But the third-seeded Bruins defeated the Lions, 4-2, in an NCAA tournament second-round game Wednesday night at Drake Stadium that spoke volumes about their intentions. The more experienced Bruins (14-3-3), making their 20th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, matched Loyola's physical play and took the fight out of the Lions each time they attempted a comeback.
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June 12, 1993 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a night when the the number of canceled heats almost equaled the number of ones contested, Andre DeSaussure of Taft High and Tony Serpas of Birmingham advanced to the finals of their respective events in the National Scholastic Outdoor track and field championships at Birmingham High. DeSaussure, who won all three sprints in last month's City Section championships, won the second of two heats in the boys' 400 in 48.72 seconds.
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April 10, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With several big-name athletes gone from the USC and UCLA teams, there has been a new call to order on the local collegiate track scene this season. USC, dominant in recent seasons, lost four top athletes; UCLA lost only one and appears to have considerably more experience. Both teams, though, are relying on new talent in several events. There also have been new stirrings on the women's teams for each school.
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April 10, 2005 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic was the world's best 400-meter hurdler last year, winning an Olympic gold medal at the Athens Games. On Saturday, Sanchez showed that he's a pretty good sprinter too. Despite slow starts and gusty winds, Sanchez won the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 to highlight the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational in front of an estimated crowd of 1,800 at Drake Stadium. Sanchez, a former NCAA champion at USC now competing for Nike, ran 20.
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December 26, 1988
Six years ago, a man named Elvin Drake called the office of the UCLA/Pepsi Invitational track and field meet and asked if he could arrange for a pair of credentials to the meet. What was so unusual about that? Only that Elvin Drake, better known as Ducky Drake, was the longtime trainer and former track coach at UCLA, for whom Drake Stadium was named. That's where the meet was held. Drake died late Friday night after suffering a heart attack. He was 85.
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December 26, 1988
Six years ago, a man named Elvin Drake called the office of the UCLA/Pepsi Invitational track and field meet and asked if he could arrange for a pair of credentials to the meet. What was so unusual about that? Only that Elvin Drake, better known as Ducky Drake, was the longtime trainer and former track coach at UCLA, for whom Drake Stadium was named. That's where the meet was held. Drake died late Friday night after suffering a heart attack. He was 85.
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May 16, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It's risky to rank the most notable track and field achievement in the last 50 years. Arguably, though, the breaking of the 4-minute mile barrier by Roger Bannister in 1954 could stand alone on merit. Four minutes. It was almost a mystical number until Bannister lowered the record to 3:59.4, creating front page news around the world. John Walker wasn't similarly acclaimed when he went under 3:50 with a time of 3:49.4 in 1975.
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