May 23, 1993 |
Helen Salcedo of Bell High ended two years of frustration Wednesday when she won her first swimming title at the City Section finals at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Salcedo, who in past finals had finished second three times and third-place once in other events, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, .46 seconds. She had raced only three times in that event. Bell posted the best finish for a Central Los Angeles team, placing sixth in the girls' standings. Palisades won the girls' title.
May 16, 1993 |
Bell High School swimmer Helen Salcedo has always raced in the breaststroke or the individual medley, but at Wednesday's City Section swimming preliminaries the senior took a different plunge. Salcedo, who finished second to Granada Hills' Kristine Quance in the 100-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter individual medley in last year's finals, dropped the medley at this year's prelims and added the 100-meter butterfly. She only qualified for the event a week earlier, but her time of 1:02.
July 18, 1993 |
Jeff Hebron has been selected athletic director at Belmont High School, replacing Barbara Fiege, who resigned last month. Fiege, the Sentinels' athletic director for seven years, left her position to succeed Hal Harkness as the City Section athletic commissioner. She will start that job in October. Hebron has served as Fiege's assistant for five years at Belmont. "I feel the transition will be a smooth one," Fiege said. "Jeff has done everything he has been called upon to do.
May 24, 1990 |
In an atmosphere of chlorine and liniment so familiar to her, Helen Salcedo, afreshman at Bell High School and a top national swimmer, waited to compete in the CIF City Section meet at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach. Out of the turquoise water, Salcedo blended in with the other swimmers, who, wrapped in sweat suits or towels, socialized on the bleachers or by the snack stand.
January 2, 1992 |
By the time the two grand marshals made the big turn onto Sierra Madre Boulevard, a half mile from the end of the Rose Parade, the crowd seemed to have adopted them as their own. They were "Chris" and "Chief." "Hey, Chris! Happy New Year! Chief! Woowoowoowoo!" Any apprehension among parade organizers that Cristobal Colon and Ben Nighthorse Campbell would be subjected to embarrassing demonstrations dissipated Wednesday morning as quickly as Tuesday's scattered clouds.
April 4, 1993 |
Last May, Bell High star swimmer Helen Salcedo finished second to Granada Hills' Kristine Quance in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke at the City finals in Long Beach. Friends and relatives tried to console Salcedo after the breaststroke, her specialty, pointing to 1993 as the year she would finally beat Quance. But after checking the digital times above the Belmont Plaza pool and noticing she finished in 1:05.96, Salcedo wasn't looking for sympathy.