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August 25, 2003 | Randy Harvey
A couple of Californians, Kelli White from Union City and Torri Edwards from Los Angeles, finished 1-2 in the women's 100 meters, establishing themselves as sprinters to watch even after Marion Jones returns from pregnancy leave. Haile Gebrselassie, perhaps the greatest distance runner ever, passed the torch in the 10,000, finishing second to 22-year-old countryman Kenenisa Bekele.
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October 1, 2000 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
The U.S. men's 400-meter relay team won the race here Saturday night. Call it the bad-taste-in-the-mouth gold medal. Some in the sellout crowd of 110,000 in Olympic Stadium squirmed and furrowed their brows a bit as Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams, Brian Lewis and Maurice Greene seemed to go over the line in their postrace celebration and their ensuing visit to the top rung of the victory stand. It was bad enough that one of the members of the U.S.
NEWS
October 1, 2000 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
The U.S. men's 400-meter relay team won the race here Saturday night. Call it the bad-taste-in-the-mouth gold medal. Some in the sellout crowd of 110,000 in Olympic Stadium squirmed and furrowed their brows a bit as Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams, Brian Lewis and Maurice Greene seemed to go over the line in their postrace celebration and their ensuing visit to the top rung of the victory stand. It was bad enough that one of the members of the U.S.
SPORTS
February 2, 1999 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Drummond wants to put a face with the name USA Track and Field. Preferably, that face would be his. But if that can't be, he will be happy to see someone else, someone with personality, elevate the sport to a higher level of consciousness in the public mind.
SPORTS
February 15, 1996 | JIM MURRAY
Being dubbed "the world's fastest human" has a nice ring to it. It's not something you get voted to by some panel of sportswriters, or fan poll or any other selection device. Only the clock gets the vote. The 100-yard-dash, along with its modern Olympic equivalent, 100 meters, is as American as a pie-eating contest. Of the 22 Olympics we've participated in, Yanks have won the dash 15 times. We've lost the 400-meter relay only three times.
SPORTS
August 25, 2003 | Randy Harvey
A couple of Californians, Kelli White from Union City and Torri Edwards from Los Angeles, finished 1-2 in the women's 100 meters, establishing themselves as sprinters to watch even after Marion Jones returns from pregnancy leave. Haile Gebrselassie, perhaps the greatest distance runner ever, passed the torch in the 10,000, finishing second to 22-year-old countryman Kenenisa Bekele.
SPORTS
January 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ben Johnson of Canada was disqualified from a Mobil Grand Prix indoor race after two false starts in the 60-meter dash at Saskatoon, Canada. Later, Johnson said he was too fast for the race officials. "I react so fast to the gun they can't believe I'm not jumping the gun," he said. "I'm very disappointed." Jon Drummond of the United States won the race in a time of 6.64 seconds, setting a meet record.
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December 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Sprinter Jon Drummond, a gold medalist in the 400-meter relay at the 2000 Olympics, was carrying 7 pounds of marijuana when he was arrested in October after leaving Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said Wednesday. Drummond, 33, of Culver City, was charged Dec. 6 with transporting marijuana. He was released on $20,000 bail, said district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison, and was to be arraigned Wednesday. But a judge postponed the hearing until Jan. 22. Drummond was arrested Oct.
SPORTS
September 2, 2000 | Associated Press
Maurice Greene ran the fastest 100 meters of the year, winning in 9.86 seconds Friday at the ISTAF meet, the last major track and field competition before the Sydney Olympics. Marion Jones won the women's 100, finishing in 10.78 to match her world-leading season-best that she ran in London on Aug. 5. Both marks broke meet records. Greene, who had the previous meet record at 9.94, got a fast start out of the blocks and won by a large margin over fellow American Jon Drummond, who finished in 9.96.
SPORTS
February 2, 1999 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Drummond wants to put a face with the name USA Track and Field. Preferably, that face would be his. But if that can't be, he will be happy to see someone else, someone with personality, elevate the sport to a higher level of consciousness in the public mind.
SPORTS
February 15, 1996 | JIM MURRAY
Being dubbed "the world's fastest human" has a nice ring to it. It's not something you get voted to by some panel of sportswriters, or fan poll or any other selection device. Only the clock gets the vote. The 100-yard-dash, along with its modern Olympic equivalent, 100 meters, is as American as a pie-eating contest. Of the 22 Olympics we've participated in, Yanks have won the dash 15 times. We've lost the 400-meter relay only three times.
SPORTS
June 25, 1996 | Associated Press
Leroy Burrell, the world-record holder in the 100 meters, is going to the Olympics and he might have Carl Lewis to thank for it. Burrell on Monday was asked to join Dennis Mitchell, Jon Drummond and Michael Marsh on the United States' 400-meter relay team after Lewis declined to be part of the squad as an alternate. Sixth in the 100 in the trials, Burrell was eligible for the relay because he advanced to the final. He teamed with Lewis, Marsh and Mitchell in 1992 to set the Olympic record of 37.
SPORTS
April 21, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY
The eight sprinters who might fill the lanes in the 100-meter finals at the U.S. Olympic trials in June in Atlanta, their ages and comments. * 1. LEROY BURRELL, 29--World-record holder. Hasn't been injury free in almost two years. * 2. JON DRUMMOND, 27--No. 1 in the United States last year. Still waiting to come through in a major meet. * 3. MAURICE GREENE, 21--Emerged last year with second place in the national championships. Too young then for international wars. Now? * 4.
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