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August 8, 1990
Olapade Adeniken of Nigeria ended Leroy Burrell's 12-race winning streak, edging the world's top-ranked sprinter in the 100 meters at a track meet Tuesday in Malmo, Sweden. The runners bumped several times before Adeniken fell over the finish line, winning by two-hundredths of a second. The Nigerian ran a relatively slow 10.10 seconds in beating the American for the first time. He fell hard on the track, but was not injured.
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August 8, 1990
Olapade Adeniken of Nigeria ended Leroy Burrell's 12-race winning streak, edging the world's top-ranked sprinter in the 100 meters at a track meet Tuesday in Malmo, Sweden. The runners bumped several times before Adeniken fell over the finish line, winning by two-hundredths of a second. The Nigerian ran a relatively slow 10.10 seconds in beating the American for the first time. He fell hard on the track, but was not injured.
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September 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Little-known American high jumper Hollis Conway earned a silver medal Sunday, capping a full day of track and field action in the Summer Games. Gennadiy Avdeyenko of the Soviet Union won the gold medal, jumping 7 feet 9 3/4 inches. Conway, a 21-year-old student at Southwest Louisiana, cleared 7-8 3/4. Rudolph Povarnitsin of the Soviet Union and Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden shared the bronze.
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July 15, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If a track meet were a day at school, Hollis Conway would be recess. Leave the mathematics of the high jump to the statistics freaks, the science to the coaches, the history to the reporters. Conway simply wants to have fun. The night before he set the American high jump record last year at 7 feet 10 inches, Conway couldn't sleep. Among world-class track athletes, this isn't an uncommon affliction. But with Conway, it wasn't from nerves or pressure or even indigestion.
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July 15, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If a track meet were a day at school, Hollis Conway would be recess. Leave the mathematics of the high jump to the statistics freaks, the science to the coaches, the history to the reporters. Conway simply wants to have fun. The night before he set the American high jump record last year at 7 feet 10 inches, Conway couldn't sleep. Among world-class track athletes, this isn't an uncommon affliction. But with Conway, it wasn't from nerves or pressure or even indigestion.
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July 31, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Someone told Hollis Conway Saturday night, and he didn't believe it. Someone showed him a newspaper Sunday morning, and he couldn't believe his eyes. Javier Sotomayor of Cuba had raised his own world record in the high jump Saturday night in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in the athletes' dorms and hotels here at the U.S. Olympic Festival, the word was flying around: "The Cuban has jumped 8 feet."
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June 4, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Hollis Conway cleared 7 feet 9 3/4 inches for a U.S. record in the high jump, and Dawn Sowell became the third-fastest women's 100-meter sprinter Saturday in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Track and Field Championships at Brigham Young University. Conway allowed himself only a moment to savor the accomplishment after setting the record. "As soon as I made it, I was thinking of my next goal," said Conway, a junior at Southwestern Louisiana State. "I don't want to put any limits on myself."
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April 25, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Johnson scored an easy victory in his first outdoor race of the year, beating a good field in the 200-meter dash in the Drake Relays at Des Moines, Iowa. In his first 200 since failing to qualify for the Olympic finals in Barcelona, Johnson tied the meet record of 20.39 seconds. High jumper Hollis Conway, a two-time Olympic medalist, set a meet record by clearing 7 feet 6 1/2 inches before missing three tries at 7-8 1/2.
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July 31, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Someone told Hollis Conway Saturday night, and he didn't believe it. Someone showed him a newspaper Sunday morning, and he couldn't believe his eyes. Javier Sotomayor of Cuba had raised his own world record in the high jump Saturday night in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in the athletes' dorms and hotels here at the U.S. Olympic Festival, the word was flying around: "The Cuban has jumped 8 feet."
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June 4, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Hollis Conway cleared 7 feet 9 3/4 inches for a U.S. record in the high jump, and Dawn Sowell became the third-fastest women's 100-meter sprinter Saturday in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Track and Field Championships at Brigham Young University. Conway allowed himself only a moment to savor the accomplishment after setting the record. "As soon as I made it, I was thinking of my next goal," said Conway, a junior at Southwestern Louisiana State. "I don't want to put any limits on myself."
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September 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Little-known American high jumper Hollis Conway earned a silver medal Sunday, capping a full day of track and field action in the Summer Games. Gennadiy Avdeyenko of the Soviet Union won the gold medal, jumping 7 feet 9 3/4 inches. Conway, a 21-year-old student at Southwest Louisiana, cleared 7-8 3/4. Rudolph Povarnitsin of the Soviet Union and Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden shared the bronze.
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July 28, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Javier Sotomayor of Cuba, the world record-holder in the high jump, will compete in the Jack in the Box track meet at UCLA's Drake Stadium on Aug. 6, it was announced today. Sotomayor, 23, cleared 7-11 1/2 last summer to set the world record in the high jump. Others entered in the event are Hollis Conway, the silver medalist in the Seoul Olympics, and Brian Stanton, another U.S. Olympian.
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January 31, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mike Powell, the world outdoor record-holder in the long jump, leaped 27 feet 5 1/4 inches to win the event at a meet in Glasgow, Scotland. Only world indoor record-holder Carl Lewis, Armenian Robert Emmiyan and Larry Myricks have jumped farther. Roger Kingdom, the world outdoor record-holder in the 110-meter hurdles, won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.66 seconds, and Michael Johnson, the 1991 world outdoor champion at 200 meters, won the 400-meters in 46.43.
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