May 20, 2010 |
When Jonathan Cabral of Agoura broke a Marmonte League record in the 110-high hurdles that had lasted for 35 years, it was the strongest indication yet that the slender 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior had reached a level of excellence every teenage athlete dreams of. In finishing with a time of 13.70 seconds, the fastest clocking in California this year and the third fastest in the nation, Cabral proved the old adage that practice makes perfect --...
August 7, 2012 |
LONDON - All three American women advanced to the finals of the 100-meter hurdles Tuesday, though Lolo Jones just barely made it after finishing third in her semifinal heat. The final will be contested later Tuesday, at 9 p.m. in London. Defending Olympic champion Dawn Harper opened the semifinals with a personal-best time of 12.46 seconds, faster than her winning time four years ago in Beijing. Runner-up Beate Schrott of Austria (23.83) automatically advanced. Australia's Sally Pearson, in the next heat, responded with a scorching 12.39 to win going away.
April 16, 2011 |
All eyes were on Jonathan Cabral as he settled into the starting block for the high school 300 hurdles Invitational Saturday morning in the first of his two events on the third and final day of the 53rd annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut. One week earlier, the Oregon-bound senior from Agoura posted national-leading marks in the 110 and 300 hurdles at the Arcadia Invitational and spectators at Hilmer Lodge Stadium were eager to see whether he could top them. Cabral had trouble with his stride in the first 100 meters but pulled away on the straightaway to win in 37.49 seconds, well off his personal-best 36.42 at Arcadia.
May 27, 2011 |
Next week Clovis, one day Rio de Janeiro? Jonathan Cabral's 2016 Olympic dreams didn't seem like much of a leap after the Agoura High hurdler's dazzling performance Friday at the Southern Section Masters Meet. Cabral ran the 110-meter hurdles at Cerritos College in a wind-aided 13.27 seconds, the fastest time in California history under any conditions and the eighth-fastest performance by a high schooler under any conditions. "That's been my life goal — since sophomore year," Cabral said of running a time faster than the 21-year-old state record of 13.30.
January 21, 1993 |
Quick now, what was the Big--with a capital B --sports story of 1992? The Washington Redskins' Super Bowl victory? Naw. There's a Super Bowl victory every year. The Toronto Blue Jays winning the World Series? Nah. There's a World Series winner every year. How about Riddick Bowe becoming the heavyweight champion? Be serious. We're up to our hips in heavyweight champs--WBCs, WBAs, IBFs--we have a heavyweight champ for every letter of the alphabet.
May 5, 1991 |
Like many teen-agers, Elinor Tolson often needs a little prodding to get out of bed and off to school in the morning. But last fall, Tolson needed more than prodding. She needed a bomb scare. Or an earthquake. Or a stampede of buffalo. Or anything that would make her drop her boycott of Fountain Valley High School. Tolson, the county's best hurdler, was a freshman at La Quinta High School last year.