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May 14, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since she found a javelin under the Christmas tree six years ago, Ashley Selman has been working toward throwing the spear farther than anyone else. But though she dreamed of being among the best female javelin throwers in the nation, Selman never thought her dream would come true. It has. The USC sophomore currently ranks third in the event among Americans--second among collegians--with her throw of 184 feet 10 inches.
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August 5, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In most sports it's so simple. The top individual finishers in the Olympic trials make the U.S. team. Not so in the javelin. American throwers have performed so poorly in recent years that the winner of last month's trials might not get a chance to compete in Sydney. And even if he goes, the second-place finisher, a five-time U.S. champion and American record holder, might be left behind. Then there's third-place finisher Todd Riech, 29, of Huntington Beach.
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July 17, 1996 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Javelin thrower Dave Stephens of Herndon, Va., added another chapter to his surprising comeback story Monday when he was named to the U.S. Olympic team for the second time. Until last December, the 1984 NCAA Division II champion from Cal State Northridge and 1988 Olympian had not thrown a javelin since finishing ninth in the 1992 Olympic trials. But Stephens, 34, will represent the U.S.
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July 17, 1996 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Javelin thrower Dave Stephens of Herndon, Va., added another chapter to his surprising comeback story Monday when he was named to the U.S. Olympic team for the second time. Until last December, the 1984 NCAA Division II champion from Cal State Northridge and 1988 Olympian had not thrown a javelin since finishing ninth in the 1992 Olympic trials. But Stephens, 34, will represent the U.S.
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August 5, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In most sports it's so simple. The top individual finishers in the Olympic trials make the U.S. team. Not so in the javelin. American throwers have performed so poorly in recent years that the winner of last month's trials might not get a chance to compete in Sydney. And even if he goes, the second-place finisher, a five-time U.S. champion and American record holder, might be left behind. Then there's third-place finisher Todd Riech, 29, of Huntington Beach.
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July 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The new javelin used by Czechoslovakia's Jan Zelezny to set a world record breaks the rules, Finnish experts claimed. Zelezny threw 310 feet 10 inches at an IAAF Mobil Grand Prix event in Oslo on July 4, but officials found the javelin consisted of four parts, rather than the required three.
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March 9, 1990
Javelin thrower Tom Petranoff bettered his own American record in a meet at Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Petranoff, who is from Oceanside but has been living in South Africa for more than a year, threw 283 feet 7 inches to break his old mark of 283-2. His record may not be recognized, however, because South Africa is not a member of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, the governing body for track and field.
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July 30, 1987
East German athlete Petra Felke set a world record of 258 feet 10 inches in the women's javelin throw Wednesday at the East German sports festival in Leipzig. Felke's throw bettered the previous record of 254-1 set by Britain's Fatima Whitbread in the European meet at Stuttgart, West Germany, Aug. 28, 1986. Felke had held the record since June 1985, until Whitbread's performance.
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June 26, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a random, isolated, freakish leap forward in the early detection of ovarian cancer, a dog bound into Kate Schmidt's lap last summer and became woman's best friend. More than likely because of Bubba, a mutt of indistinguishable pedigree, Schmidt's is a story of recovery, not an obituary. In too many cases, ovarian cancer takes no prisoners. It is neither star struck nor judgmental.
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June 17, 1993 | JOHN ORTEGA
Garrett Noel of the Stars & Stripes Track Club will try to put the lesson he learned two weeks ago into practice at the USA Track & Field championships this weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Noel, a 1988 graduate of Crespi High, will throw in the qualifying round of the men's javelin Friday, and, possibly, in the finals Saturday.
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July 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The new javelin used by Czechoslovakia's Jan Zelezny to set a world record breaks the rules, Finnish experts claimed. Zelezny threw 310 feet 10 inches at an IAAF Mobil Grand Prix event in Oslo on July 4, but officials found the javelin consisted of four parts, rather than the required three.
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June 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seppo Raty of Finland improved his own world javelin record by almost 17 feet Sunday with a throw of 318 feet 1 inch at a track and field meet in Punkalaidun in central Finland. "The windy conditions helped," Raty said. "There was a strong headwind, but I was disturbed by the rainy weather. I didn't get a very good run-up. "I can probably throw the 'jav' a few more meters with a perfect run-up, but it depends so much on the conditions."
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May 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union broke his outdoor world record in the pole vault Monday, moving within an inch of the 20-foot barrier--a height he has reached indoors. Bubka clearer 19-11, half an inch above his previous outdoor mark. In another record performance, Finland's Seppo Raty broke the world javelin mark by more than three feet with a throw of 301-9. Bubka cleared the record height on his second try, leaving the crossbar wiggling.
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