October 9, 1989 |
Janie Eickhoff is a 5-foot-2 college freshman who has legs to put you in mind of Bo Jackson, and a repertoire of accomplishments to match. Janie knows cycling. She became a track cyclist five years ago, after a knee injury ended the soccer career she had begun by making the Los Alamitos High School varsity as a freshman. After a year as a competitive cyclist, she was a junior national champion. "I didn't decide I liked it until the junior nationals in '85," Eickhoff said.
May 12, 1989 |
His inability to reach the Seoul Olympics last year has fueled the determination of American cyclist Mark Gorski, who won a gold medal in the match sprints at the Los Angeles Games in 1984. "Not making the (Olympic) team was very, very disappointing, but I came out of it very motivated," Gorski said Thursday night at the Olympic Velodrome at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he won a first-round heat in the Sundance Grand Prix of Cycling. "I was so close." Gorski, 29, lost at the U.S. Olympic trials to Ken Carpenter of La Mesa, Calif.
August 21, 1993
Dante Powell of Cal State Fullerton drove in four runs on two homers Friday at Masaya, Nicaragua, to lead the United States over Mexico, 14-4, in qualifying for the 1994 World Championships. The game was stopped in the eighth inning by the 10-run rule. Powell homered in the third for the United States (8-0), which plays Canada, Colombia or Nicaragua in today's semifinals.
August 20, 1989 |
France's Jeannie Longo and Italy's Claudio Golinelli each gained a second gold medal Saturday in the World Cycling Championships. Longo won the women's 30-kilometer points race after Golinelli took the men's professional keirin title. The keirin, unique to professional racing, is a high-speed event, with the cyclists vying for position behind a motorized pacer. Then, with 1 1/2 laps to go, the pacer goes off the track, and it's a race to the finish for the final 500 meters.