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August 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Lashinda Demus of Palmdale won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles Wednesday night, losing out to a personal-best performance by Russian Natalya Antyukh. Antyukh took the lead around the final curve and held off Demus, who was about a half-stride behind. Antyukh, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, crossed the line in 52.70 seconds. Demus, the current world champion, was timed in a season-best 52.77 seconds. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic was third in 53.38 seconds, a season-best for her. Georganne Moline of Phoenix finished fifth with a personal-best time of 53.92 seconds, and T'Erea Brown of Miami was sixth in 55.07.
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August 15, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
USC alumna Dalilah Muhammad won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles Thursday at the world track and field championships at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, finishing ahead of training partner Lashinda Demus as American men and women won three of six medals in their respective 400-meter hurdles finals. Demus, the London Olympic silver medalist in the event, took third behind Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic and Muhammad, who's from Bayside, N.Y., but trains in Southern California.
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July 13, 2001
Ryan Hall of Big Bear High and Lashinda Demus of Long Beach Wilson were named state high school boys' and girls' track and field athletes of the year by Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director magazine. Hall set the state record in the 1,600 meters last spring, 4 minutes 2.45 seconds. Demus set a national record in the 300 hurdles, 39.98. She also was state champion in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles.
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August 10, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Lashinda Demus cried before her 400-meter hurdles final on Wednesday, overwhelmed by the pressure she had put on herself to reward her friends and family with a gold-medal performance. The Palmdale resident and Long Beach Wilson High graduate cried even harder after her late charge left her a half-stride behind winner Natalya Antyukh of Russia and she vowed to return in 2016 to go for the gold. Later, she went to her Twitter account to share her disappointment with her followers.
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May 26, 2001 | Eric Stephens
Lashinda Demus couldn't begin to explain it. The first hurdle was in front of her and the Long Beach Wilson record-setting senior simply went around it. "I don't have any clue how it happened," said Demus, who won't defend her two state championships in the 300-meter low hurdles next week after being disqualified from the event Friday night in the Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College. "I'm just as puzzled as anyone else in the stadium at what happened."
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August 15, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
USC alumna Dalilah Muhammad won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles Thursday at the world track and field championships at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, finishing ahead of training partner Lashinda Demus as American men and women won three of six medals in their respective 400-meter hurdles finals. Demus, the London Olympic silver medalist in the event, took third behind Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic and Muhammad, who's from Bayside, N.Y., but trains in Southern California.
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August 10, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Lashinda Demus cried before her 400-meter hurdles final on Wednesday, overwhelmed by the pressure she had put on herself to reward her friends and family with a gold-medal performance. The Palmdale resident and Long Beach Wilson High graduate cried even harder after her late charge left her a half-stride behind winner Natalya Antyukh of Russia and she vowed to return in 2016 to go for the gold. Later, she went to her Twitter account to share her disappointment with her followers.
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March 19, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Lashinda Demus had her life mapped out, and it included becoming a mom. That was natural. The Inglewood native and Long Beach Wilson High track standout, second of three sisters, grew up surrounded by cousins and foster children her parents took in. She would have a career as a world-class 400-meter hurdler, a husband and, later, her own family. She married former runner Jamel Mayrant, whom she met through a mutual friend. She made the 2004 U.S. Olympic team but didn't reach the finals in Athens.
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April 6, 2000
FloJo Memorial Arcadia Invitational, Saturday at Citrus College, field events 5 p.m., running events 6--The premier event of the Southland track and field regular season has a new name and site, but the same outstanding mix of local, state and national leaders, including hurdler Lashinda Demus of Long Beach Wilson and sprinter Warren Rogers of Gardena Serra.
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January 4, 2002 | John Ortega
Hurdler Lashinda Demus, a June graduate of Long Beach Wilson High, earned a No. 1 national ranking by Track & Field News magazine for the 2001 season. Demus was ranked first in the nation in the 300-meter low hurdles after setting two national records in that event and was also ranked third in the 100 high hurdles. In addition, she ran legs on Wilson teams that ranked first in the 400, 1,600 and sprint medley relays. Other girls who earned No.
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August 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Lashinda Demus of Palmdale won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles Wednesday night, losing out to a personal-best performance by Russian Natalya Antyukh. Antyukh took the lead around the final curve and held off Demus, who was about a half-stride behind. Antyukh, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, crossed the line in 52.70 seconds. Demus, the current world champion, was timed in a season-best 52.77 seconds. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic was third in 53.38 seconds, a season-best for her. Georganne Moline of Phoenix finished fifth with a personal-best time of 53.92 seconds, and T'Erea Brown of Miami was sixth in 55.07.
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March 19, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Lashinda Demus had her life mapped out, and it included becoming a mom. That was natural. The Inglewood native and Long Beach Wilson High track standout, second of three sisters, grew up surrounded by cousins and foster children her parents took in. She would have a career as a world-class 400-meter hurdler, a husband and, later, her own family. She married former runner Jamel Mayrant, whom she met through a mutual friend. She made the 2004 U.S. Olympic team but didn't reach the finals in Athens.
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July 13, 2001
Ryan Hall of Big Bear High and Lashinda Demus of Long Beach Wilson were named state high school boys' and girls' track and field athletes of the year by Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director magazine. Hall set the state record in the 1,600 meters last spring, 4 minutes 2.45 seconds. Demus set a national record in the 300 hurdles, 39.98. She also was state champion in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles.
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May 26, 2001 | Eric Stephens
Lashinda Demus couldn't begin to explain it. The first hurdle was in front of her and the Long Beach Wilson record-setting senior simply went around it. "I don't have any clue how it happened," said Demus, who won't defend her two state championships in the 300-meter low hurdles next week after being disqualified from the event Friday night in the Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College. "I'm just as puzzled as anyone else in the stadium at what happened."
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