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June 1, 2001 | BRETT PAPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With one state championship already on his resume, Palmdale High senior Jamil Smith has his sights on a goal loftier than simply repeating as triple jump champion. Already possessing a state-leading jump of 50-10 3/4, Smith is hoping to challenge the national scholastic record of 52-10 1/2 set by Charles Mayfield of Muir in 1980. Smith cleared the 50-foot mark two weeks ago at the Southern Section Division I finals, which moved him to third on the national list this year.
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June 1, 2001 | BRETT PAPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With one state championship already on his resume, Palmdale High senior Jamil Smith has his sights on a goal loftier than simply repeating as triple jump champion. Already possessing a state-leading jump of 50-10 3/4, Smith is hoping to challenge the national scholastic record of 52-10 1/2 set by Charles Mayfield of Muir in 1980. Smith cleared the 50-foot mark two weeks ago at the Southern Section Division I finals, which moved him to third on the national list this year.
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June 9, 2000 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The law of diminishing returns says that a track and field athlete's rate of improvement will decrease with a rise in accomplishment. For example, if a runner clocks 4:20 in the 1,600 meters as a junior after running 4:35 as a sophomore, it's unreasonable to assume that he'll run 4:05 as a senior. Jamil Smith and his coaches at Palmdale High don't buy into it because they haven't seen any evidence of it in his performances.
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June 9, 2000 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The law of diminishing returns says that a track and field athlete's rate of improvement will decrease with a rise in accomplishment. For example, if a runner clocks 4:20 in the 1,600 meters as a junior after running 4:35 as a sophomore, it's unreasonable to assume that he'll run 4:05 as a senior. Jamil Smith and his coaches at Palmdale High don't buy into it because they haven't seen any evidence of it in his performances.
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January 4, 2002 | John Ortega
Hurdler Lashinda Demus, a June graduate of Long Beach Wilson High, earned a No. 1 national ranking by Track & Field News magazine for the 2001 season. Demus was ranked first in the nation in the 300-meter low hurdles after setting two national records in that event and was also ranked third in the 100 high hurdles. In addition, she ran legs on Wilson teams that ranked first in the 400, 1,600 and sprint medley relays. Other girls who earned No.
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November 13, 1999 | JON LEE
Palmdale 24, Littlerock 6--The Falcons won their first league game behind a strong defensive effort at Palmdale. Linebacker Anthony Diggs helped Palmdale (2-8, 1-4) limit tailback Rodney Woods to 53 yards rushing in 23 carries. Woods scored on a five-yard run late in first half to pull the Lobos (6-4, 2-3) to within 7-6. Jason McGoughy recovered two Woods' fumbles in the third quarter.
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September 16, 2000
A look at the top performances of area high school players: How the Top 10 Fared *--* Rk Team (Record) Result Next Week 1. Hart (2-0) beat Thousand Oaks, 16-6 at Westlake 2. St. Francis (1-1) lost to Crescenta Valley, 24-14 St. Joseph 3. Westlake (1-0) vs. Clovis West today Hart 4. Taft (2-0) beat Locke, 41-30 at Jefferson 5. Ventura (2-0) beat Moorpark, 42-12 at Royal 6. Sylmar (2-0) beat Pasadena, 42-7 at El Camino Real 7. Palmdale (1-0-1) tied Kennedy, 44-44 at Bloomington 8.
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June 9, 2001 | John Ortega
Jason Lovell of Cleveland High will take another crack at the 47-second barrier in the 400 meters today in the Golden West Invitational track and field meet at American River College in Sacramento. Lovell ran a career-best 47.03 to win his second consecutive City Section title on May 24, but a strong backstretch wind held him to a winning time of 47.51 in the state championships at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento last Saturday.
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April 13, 2001 | From Staff Reports
State champions Jamil Smith of Palmdale High and Schquay Brignac of Taft have accepted track scholarship offers from Washington State. Smith, boys' state triple jump champion, has bests of 49-10 3/4 in that event and 23-7 1/4 in the long jump. He signed a letter of intent Wednesday after also taking trips to Arizona State and Oregon. Brignac, state champion and three-time defending City Section champion in the girls' high jump, committed last week.
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January 20, 2001 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seniors Chris Morgan of Taft High and Anita Siraki of Hoover will compete in the L.A. Invitational indoor track and field meet at the Sports Arena today, but the two other defending state champions from the region will be absent. Morgan, defending state champion in the boys' 110-meter high hurdles, is entered in the 50-meter dash, the 50 high hurdles and the long jump.
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March 18, 2001 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It appears the sophomore jinx hasn't got a chance of catching up with Allyson Felix of L.A. Baptist High. Felix burst onto the Southern California sprint scene last year by winning Southern Section Division IV titles in the girls' 100 and 200 meters, and finishing seventh in the 200 in the state championships in her first season of competitive track and field. She appears to be vastly improved.
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