May 23, 1989 |
Coley Candaele of Carpinteria High may be only a junior, but he is fast becoming one of the premier middle distance runners in the nation. Candaele easily won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs in the 1-A Division last Saturday at the Southern Section divisional meet at Cerritos College, qualifying for the Masters meet Friday night at Cerritos College. In the 800, Candaele ran a career-best time of 1 minute 52.18 seconds, without much competition, finishing better than seven seconds ahead of the runner-up.
June 2, 1989 |
After a grueling schedule that included 13 regular-season and five post-season meets, all of the cards are on the table for the Hawthorne High track and field team. The Cougars, who have dominated state competition for six consecutive seasons, will try for their seventh state title beginning tonight and continuing tomorrow in the CIF State Championships at Cerritos College. Today's preliminaries begin at 3 p.m., with the finals scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. The Hawthorne boys' team, consisting of Chris Alexander, Anthony Smith, Erik Allen and Curtis Conway, will try for its third consecutive state title and sixth in the last seven years.
June 4, 1989 |
Consider these developments: For the first time in seven years, the Hawthorne High boys' 1,600-meter relay team failed to bring home the state title. Also, the sprint relay team, after setting records in its three previous starts, was disqualified for passing the baton out of the zone. Are they disappointed in Hawthorne today? Hardly. That's because the Cougars had more than enough to stave off the competition in the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Saturday before 10,650 fans at Cerritos College.
April 12, 1991 |
Many of the Southern California's top prep track athletes, including a large contingent from the South Bay, will compete Saturday night in the 24th annual Arcadia Invitational meet at Arcadia High. Field events start at 5:30 p.m., with running events beginning at 6:30. As usual, the strong Hawthorne High program will be represented in several events. Demond Smith, who has Southern Section-bests of 14.51 seconds in the 110-meter high hurdles and 38.
January 21, 1990 |
Although most of the entertainment at Friday night's Sunkist Invitational came from watching relay runners slip and fall on the slick Sports Arena track, Hawthorne High sprinter Chris Alexander provided some bona fide excitement. Alexander opened the major-events portion of the evening by winning the football 50 meters in 5.87 seconds, only .06 off the national indoor high school record.
May 12, 1991 |
Kye Courtney brings a simple philosophy into the track and field championship season: To win, one must first qualify. With that in mind, the Hawthorne High coach was pleased with his team's performance in the 4-A Division preliminaries Saturday afternoon before 2,500 at Gahr High. The Cougars placed eight individuals and all four relay teams in Friday's divisional championships at Cerritos College.