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April 25, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Run a shade over 20 seconds in the 200-meter dash and your goals can change in a hurry. Just ask senior Joe Criner of Cal State Northridge. Criner, who will compete in the 100 and 200 and run on the Matadors' 400 and 1,600 relays in the California-Nevada track and field championships at Radcliffe Stadium in Fresno this weekend, began the outdoor season with a goal of 20.40 seconds in the 200. But he's looking for a sub-20 clocking and an NCAA title after running a wind-aided 20.
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April 25, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Run a shade over 20 seconds in the 200-meter dash and your goals can change in a hurry. Just ask senior Joe Criner of Cal State Northridge. Criner, who will compete in the 100 and 200 and run on the Matadors' 400 and 1,600 relays in the California-Nevada track and field championships at Radcliffe Stadium in Fresno this weekend, began the outdoor season with a goal of 20.40 seconds in the 200. But he's looking for a sub-20 clocking and an NCAA title after running a wind-aided 20.
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February 4, 1998
Forward Leon Brisport of Valley might not play in tonight's Western State Conference game against Bakersfield at Valley because of a inflamed tendon in his knee. Brisport, a 6-foot-9 sophomore from Brooklyn, did not play in Saturday's 73-71 loss to Glendale. Brisport averages 17 points and eight rebounds for the Monarchs (19-6, 3-1 in conference play).
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May 13, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA
Cal State Northridge will defend its Big Sky Conference women's outdoor track and field championship when the four-day meet starts today at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. The decathlon and heptathlon will be held today and Thursday. Preliminaries and finals of the other events are Friday and Saturday.
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February 26, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Joe Criner and sophomore Christina Tolson of Cal State Northridge are expected to contend for a pair of individual titles when the Big Sky Conference indoor track and field championships are held in Bozeman, Mont., on Friday and Saturday. Criner, who won the men's 100 and 200 meters in the 1997 Big Sky outdoor championships, is a heavy favorite in the 200 and his best of 6.34 seconds in the 55 is only .03 seconds shy of the conference leader.
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January 31, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA
Cal State Northridge, defending Big Sky Conference women's outdoor track and field champion, will be understaffed today when the Matadors open the indoor season with a meet against New Mexico, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.
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February 6, 1998
Off to school: Burbank tight end Vardan Mkhitarian has signed a letter of intent with Northern Arizona, Bulldog Coach Gary Willison said. Mkhitarian, 6 feet 4 and 245 pounds, was a valuable blocker for the Bulldogs. He had eight catches for 78 yards. COLLEGES Showcase: ESPN2 will broadcast a half-hour special Sunday at 1 p.m. on the top women in college sports. Among those featured will be regional athletes Cindy Daws, Amy Skieresz and Kristine Quance.
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April 29, 1998
High in the Sky: Senior Joe Criner and sophomore Christina Tolson of Cal State Northridge have been honored as Big Sky Conference athletes of the week. Criner was selected Big Sky men's track athlete of the week for the third time this season after setting a school record of 10.30 seconds in a qualifying heat of the California-Nevada championships at Radcliffe Stadium in Fresno on Saturday. Criner, who also won his qualifying heat in the 200 in 21.
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March 4, 1998
Freshman Clinte Motley of Cal State Northridge tied a Big Sky Conference record when he totaled 28 points in the conference indoor championships at Montana State on Friday and Saturday. Motley won the high jump with a school indoor record of 7 feet 1 inch, took the triple jump with another school mark of 50-5 1/4 and placed fifth in the 55-meter high hurdles in 7.
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February 1, 1998
Less than 48 hours after a five-game loss to top-ranked UCLA, Pepperdine rebounded with a 15-8, 15-9, 15-6, victory over UC Irvine in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball match Saturday at Pepperdine. Chris Jacobson tied a career-high with 16 kills for the No. 3-ranked Waves (4-1, 3-1 in conference play). George Roumain had 21 kills and eight blocks for Pepperdine. BYU d. CS Northridge, 15-10, 15-12, 15-6--Former Highland High middle blocker Ryan Millar had 19 kills for No.
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April 15, 1998
Joe Criner, Billy Bush and Beth Burton of Cal State Northridge have been honored as Big Sky Conference track and field athletes of the week. Criner, a senior, was selected as the men's track athlete of the week after winning the 200 meters in 20.98 seconds and finishing second in the 100 in 10.73 in a meet against Stanford, Nebraska and Fresno State on Saturday. Bush, a junior, won the shotput with a conference-leading 58-5 in that meet to earn men's field event athlete of the week honors.
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