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April 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sixteen-year-old Janie Wagstaff set an American record in the preliminaries in the women's 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Spring Nationals swimming meet Saturday, then came up short in a bid for a world record in the finals. Her time of 1 minute 1.10 seconds broke the U.S. mark of 1:01.20 set in 1986 by Betsy Mitchell, who retired last summer. Wagstaff won the final in 1:01.22. Wagstaff had said her goal was to break one minute in Saturday night's finals. The world record of 1:00.
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March 4, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teen-agers Royce Sharp and Janie Wagstaff set American records and Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, the stars of the 1988 Olympic Games, gained berths on the '92 team Tuesday night in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials at the Indiana University Natatorium. Sharp, 19, of Peddie Aquatics in Hightstown, N.J., broke the American record of his idol, Rick Carey, with a 1-minute 58.66-second clocking in the 200-meter backstroke. Carey's 1:58.86, set in the 1984 trials, was the oldest American men's record.
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March 4, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teen-agers Royce Sharp and Janie Wagstaff set American records and Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, the stars of the 1988 Olympic Games, gained berths on the '92 team Tuesday night in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials at the Indiana University Natatorium. Sharp, 19, of Peddie Aquatics in Hightstown, N.J., broke the American record of his idol, Rick Carey, with a 1-minute 58.66-second clocking in the 200-meter backstroke. Carey's 1:58.86, set in the 1984 trials, was the oldest American men's record.
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April 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sixteen-year-old Janie Wagstaff set an American record in the preliminaries in the women's 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Spring Nationals swimming meet Saturday, then came up short in a bid for a world record in the finals. Her time of 1 minute 1.10 seconds broke the U.S. mark of 1:01.20 set in 1986 by Betsy Mitchell, who retired last summer. Wagstaff won the final in 1:01.22. Wagstaff had said her goal was to break one minute in Saturday night's finals. The world record of 1:00.
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December 4, 1989
Olympian Janet Evans ran her unbeaten streak to 27 consecutive races before seeing it end Sunday night at the U.S. Open swimming meet in Orlando, Fla. Evans, of Placentia, cruised to a first-place finish in the 400-meter freestyle in 4 minutes, 12.13 seconds, but then had to settle for second place in the 200-meter backstroke to Janie Wagstaff of Mission Hills, Kan., who won that race in 2:15.33. Evans last lost a race in August, 1987 at the Pan Pacific meet in Brisbane, Australia.
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August 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Dave Wharton won his fourth consecutive national title in the 200-meter individual medley Friday night at the U.S. Swimming Long Course Championships, and Janet Evans finished third in the 200-meter backstroke. Wharton beat Eric Namesnik, 2:01.33 to 2:01.66, as both earned a berth for the world championships in Australia in January. Evans, swimming her first competitive backstroke at the national meet, was third to Olympian Beth Barr, timed in 2:13.16. Evans (2:13.
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July 10, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Janie Wagstaff dominated the 200-meter butterfly and the 200 backstroke in the Janet Evans Invitational Friday, serving notice that she is much more than an Olympic backstroker. Wagstaff's emergence as a butterflyer could earn her an extra event in the 1996 Olympic Games now that '92 Olympic butterflyers Summer Sanders, Crissy Ahmann-Leighton and Angie Wester-Krieg are expected to retire.
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July 11, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kristine Quance wore a scowl. Alexis Larsen was beaming. Allison Wagner showed no emotion. Care to pick the order of finish of the women's 400-meter individual medley Saturday in the Janet Evans Invitational at USC? Wagner was first, upsetting Quance, the defending national champion from Northridge. Larsen, Quance's CLASS Aquatics teammate, took third in a career-best time.
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July 12, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Determined to redeem himself after an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in another event, Greg Burgess scorched the 200-meter individual medley field Sunday in the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. Burgess, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 IM, touched at 2 minutes 4.59 seconds, breaking the meet record by 2.5 seconds, defeating runner-up Eric Burton by 4.6 seconds and swimming an unshaved personal best. "I wanted to show myself that I could still swim real fast," Burgess said.
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July 11, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years from now, Allison Wagner might look back on her performance in the Janet Evans Invitational and realize that it was the breakthrough that propelled her to a berth on the 1996 U.S. Olympic team. Wagner, 15, showed promise two years ago when she made her first national time standards. But until she upset national champion Kristine Quance in the 400-meter individual medley at USC on Saturday, she had never defeated a world-class swimmer.
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July 13, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ
After a 1988 Olympic Games in which only two Americans, Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, won individual gold medals in swimming, the United States is expected to fare better at the XXV Olympics in Barcelona. It will be interesting to see if the changes made by the governing body of the sport, U.S. Swimming Inc., including scheduling the U.S. Olympic trials four months before the Games instead of six weeks and separating the men's and women's teams, has a positive effect.
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