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August 27, 1997 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask a geographer what's special about the San Luis Valley and you'll be told it's the highest Alpine valley in the world. Pose the question to distance runner Deena Drossin and the 1991 graduate of Agoura High will tell you that it's a scenic plateau in southern Colorado with the town of Alamosa near its center. Alamosa, population 8,500, has a special place in Drossin's heart because she has lived there for the past year.
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August 27, 1997 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask a geographer what's special about the San Luis Valley and you'll be told it's the highest Alpine valley in the world. Pose the question to distance runner Deena Drossin and the 1991 graduate of Agoura High will tell you that it's a scenic plateau in southern Colorado with the town of Alamosa near its center. Alamosa, population 8,500, has a special place in Drossin's heart because she has lived there for the past year.
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March 23, 1986 | Associated Press
Two-time world champion Craig Virgin and four-time American champion Pat Porter head a 21-member U.S. team that will compete today in the World Cross-Country Championships in Neuchatel, Switzerland, The Athletics Congress announced. Porter, of Alamosa, Colo., is considered the top U.S. entry and is one of the favorites to dislodge defending champion Carlos Lopes of Portugal, TAC said. The American men's, women's and junior men's teams were selected at trials in Waco, Texas, on Feb. 15.
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November 27, 1989
Mel Rosen of Auburn University and Barbara Jacket of Prairie View A&M were elected coaches of the U.S. men's and women's track and field teams for the 1992 Olympic Games. The International Competition Committee of The Athletics Congress, meeting Sunday, the day before the official start of TAC's annual convention, elected the U.S. staffs for three major events. In the 1984 L.A. Olympics, Rosen was an assistant coach, handling the sprinters, hurdlers and relay teams.
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November 13, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Bob Larsen, who coached UCLA's men's track team to two NCAA outdoor titles and guided Bruins alumnus Meb Keflezighi to a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon, and shot putter John Godina, a two-time Olympic medalist and three-time world champion who competed under Larsen at UCLA, were elected to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. The honors were announced Wednesday by USA Track and Field, the sport's national governing body. Their induction will take place Dec. 7 in Indianapolis at USATF's Jesse Owens Hall of  Fame banquet.
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January 13, 1990 | GARR KLUENDER
Oski the Bear, mascot of the University of California since 1941, hasn't been acting his age. Oski was suspended indefinitely after throwing a two-layer cream cake into the crowd during Sunday's game against Oregon State at Berkeley. Among those splattered was the family of Oregon State All-American candidate Gary Payton.
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October 11, 2003 | John Ortega;Lauren Peterson
The Murrieta Valley cross-country teams received a pep talk from nationally known distance coach Joe Vigil on Thursday. Vigil, who was Murrieta Valley assistant coach Tim Sall's coach at Adams State (Colo.) in the 1970s, is co-head coach of Team USA California, along with former UCLA mentor Bob Larsen. Vigil stopped by the Murrieta Valley practice while heading from the Team USA California training site in Mammoth Lakes to the one in Chula Vista.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1989
A pastor and a baker were convicted Monday in federal court in Los Angeles of selling $100,000 in surplus government food that was supposed to have gone to needy families. Joe Andy Vigil, 58, of Lynwood, used his position as pastor with the Pacific Latin American Church to obtain the honey, butter and dry milk intended for distribution to the poor, Assistant U.S. Atty. Adam Schiff said. Some of the food was properly handed out to the needy through the church, but at least $100,000 worth was unaccounted for in late 1984 and 1985, Schiff said.
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July 10, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Woodland Hills El Camino Real, which finished 28-6 and won the City Section championship, was the state's top-ranked baseball team in Student Sports' final poll. The Conquistadores, who beat last year's national champion, Chatsworth, three times in four games, including 5-1 in the title game, were ranked No. 9 in the nation. Davie (Fla.) Nova (30-1) was ranked No. 1. Other Southland teams among the nation's top 50: No. 19 Chatsworth (29-4), No. 48 Santa Ana Mater Dei (24-8) and No.
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