May 24, 1990
Helen Salcedo is one of several outstanding swimmers at the Bellflower Aquatics Club, whose pool is in Thompson Park at 14001 S. Bellflower Blvd. The purpose of the club, Coach Don Watkinds said, is to give members the "opportunity to go as far as they want to in swimming." There are 60 youngsters in the club who train under Watkinds, who has been coaching for 24 years, and Lionel Hughes, who formerly coached the Lynwood Aqua Knights.
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.
April 25, 1993
East Los Angeles College basketball star Isaac Burton signed a letter of intent April 14 to attend Arizona State University next fall. The 6-foot-4 Burton, who was named co-Most Valuable Player of the Southern California Athletic Conference, averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and three assists a game last season for ELAC. "Coach (Bill) Frieder told me that I would see a lot of action if I came out and worked hard," Burton said.
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.