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June 14, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE and Los Angeles Times, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County decathletes Sheldon Blockburger and Jay Thorson finished third and fourth, respectively, at USA/Mobil Track and Field Championships Wednesday night at Cerritos College. The top four finishers in the decathlon qualified to represent the United States at the Goodwill Games next month in Seattle, making Blockburger and Thorson understandably ecstatic. "I'm real happy.
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June 14, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE and Los Angeles Times, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County decathletes Sheldon Blockburger and Jay Thorson finished third and fourth, respectively, at USA/Mobil Track and Field Championships Wednesday night at Cerritos College. The top four finishers in the decathlon qualified to represent the United States at the Goodwill Games next month in Seattle, making Blockburger and Thorson understandably ecstatic. "I'm real happy.
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July 16, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Festival this week at Oklahoma City will provide different opportunities for the 75 or so Orange County athletes who will participate. For athletes such as 1988 Olympic shotputters Jim Doehring and Bonnie Dasse and Peter Campbell, a two-time Olympic water polo player, the Olympic Festival represents a chance to get together with friends--and rivals--while competing largely free of high stakes and pressure.
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May 21, 1986
Mike Ramos of the University of Washington set a collegiate record Tuesday by scoring 8,322 points while winning the Pacific 10 Conference decathlon championship. Ramos, who had won the Pac-10 decathlon in 1983 and 1984, broke the mark of 8,306 set by Bill Motti of Mount St. Mary's in 1985. It also surpassed the Pac-10 best of 8,171 set by Mark Anderson of UCLA in 1981. The mark placed Ramos fifth on the all-time U.S. list of decathlon performances.
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July 13, 1987
A wrestler, a fencer and a roller skater. They're just three of at least 90 Orange County residents who will be among the 3,000 athletes competing in the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival in North Carolina today through July 26. And it's all. . .
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February 7, 1993 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Derrick Muska looked a bit uneasy, but that was understandable. He was about to become a human blur. Standing on the UC Irvine track, the El Modena freshman checked the rip cord at his waist, glanced down the track and offered an uncertain nod. Zooooooooooom. He was Carl Lewis in a downhill 50. A cheetah on caffeine. He was hyperspeed, light speed and Speed Racer all rolled into one. Or so went the illusion.
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July 27, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
The things a kid from California has to do to even hope to have a chance at making an Olympic ice hockey team are many, varied and--frankly--sometimes a bit bizarre. Imagine, for instance, what John Blue has done. Born in Westminster, raised largely in San Jose and now an El Toro resident, Blue never had the ready, able and plentiful competition that abounds on nearly every pond in such states as Minnesota and Massachusetts.
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July 20, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1986, the first Goodwill Games in the Soviet Union had one star. R.E. (Ted) Turner was creator, bankroller, broadcaster, promoter and philosopher. "Those aren't Communist dogs," he said one day while watching two strays cross a Moscow boulevard and making a point about equality among men. "Those are just dogs."
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