CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997 |
A roomful of high school track coaches scribbled notes as a 62-year-old man in blue jeans and Nikes trotted back and forth between a row of desks to demonstrate the finer details of Olympic-class high jumping. For three hours Thursday the coaches listened intently as Tom Tellez, the legendary trainer of track and field superstars Carl Lewis, Leroy Burrell and Dwight Stones, took them step by step through his own scientifically grounded training tips.
August 12, 1985 |
Soviet high jumper Rudolf Povarnitsin set a world high jump record of 7 feet 10 1/2 inches Sunday, according to the Soviet news agency Tass. The old world record of 7-10 was established by China's Zhu Jianhua in West Germany in June, 1984. The official news agency said Povarnitsin, a 23-year-old from Kiev, set the new mark in the semifinals of the Soviet National Cup held in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Povarnitsin improved his previous best of 7-5 set earlier this year.
May 18, 1991
John Huarte, the only Orange County native to win the Heisman Trophy, will be the featured celebrity in Wednesday's annual Hall of Fame Charity Golf Tournament at Anaheim Hills Golf Course. Huarte, who graduated from Mater Dei High School and now lives in Phoenix, won the Heisman in 1964 when he led Notre Dame to a 9-1 record.
September 9, 1988 |
Javier Sotomayor of Cuba broke the world record in the high jump Thursday. Sotomayor, 22, set the record with a jump of 7 feet 11 1/2 inches, a quarter-inch more than the previous world record, set by Patrick Sjoeberg of Sweden on June 6, 1987, at Stockholm. Sotomayor made his first jump at 7-10 1/2 and set the mark on his second jump. It was the first outdoor world record set in Spain. Renaldo Nehemiah of the United States won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.