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October 1, 1988 | MIKE DOWNEY and RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writers
Because of a disqualification in the men's 400-meter relay, an event it usually wins, the United States runners Saturday passed the baton and the buck to its 1,600-meter team. They took it and ran with it. Started by UCLA students Danny Everett and Steve Lewis, and anchored by the man Lewis had upset for the gold medal in the individual 400 meters, Butch Reynolds, the Americans won in world-record time, Reynolds finishing more than 4 seconds ahead of the next-closest runner.
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October 1, 1988 | MIKE DOWNEY and RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writers
Because of a disqualification in the men's 400-meter relay, an event it usually wins, the United States runners Saturday passed the baton and the buck to its 1,600-meter team. They took it and ran with it. Started by UCLA students Danny Everett and Steve Lewis, and anchored by the man Lewis had upset for the gold medal in the individual 400 meters, Butch Reynolds, the Americans won in world-record time, Reynolds finishing more than 4 seconds ahead of the next-closest runner.
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August 26, 1988 | Associated Press
Carl Lewis, seeking to win four gold medals for the second consecutive Olympics, definitely will run on the 400-meter relay team, U.S. Olympic track and field Coach Stan Huntsman said Thursday. Huntsman also said that Calvin Smith and Dennis Mitchell will be a part of that team for the final in the Seoul Games, but the fourth spot still has not been decided. A flap over Lewis' status developed last Friday when Russ Rogers, a U.S.
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July 14, 1990 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Holtz of Simi Valley said it was mere coincidence that, on his birthday, he scored three times to account for the South's only goals. Right. The South got four opportunities to score on penalty shots in the last minutes of its 3-2 victory over the West on Friday in U. S. Olympic Festival field hockey action at Augsburg College's Nelson Anderson Field. Guess who attempted them all? What a coincidence!
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August 22, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Carl Lewis, demonstrating strong form in preparation for next week's World Championships, won the 200 meters in 20.09 seconds Friday night at a Grand Prix track and field meet in West Berlin. Lewis earlier in the day confirmed he would only be competing in the 100 meters and the long jump at Rome, starting next Saturday. He also tried to downplay his battle with Canadian Ben Johnson, his main rival in the 100. "I'm not afraid of Ben Johnson, and he's not afraid of me," Lewis said.
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July 26, 1987 | Associated Press
The men's and women's 400-meter relay teams were as hot as the temperatures at the U.S. Olympic Festival Saturday. Running in temperatures above 100 degrees at Wallace Wade Stadium on the Duke University campus, the men posted the fastest time in the world this year, and the women had the best time by an American team. The South men's foursome of James Butler, of Tallahassee, Fla., Lee McNeill of Greenville, N.C., Dennis Mitchell of Sicklerville, N.J., and Harvey McSwain of Shelby, N.C.
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June 18, 1988 | United Press International
Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom ran the world's fastest 110-meter hurdles since 1985, and Texas football star Eric Metcalf won the long jump to highlight competition in the USA/Mobil Track Championships Friday. Emmit King won the men's 100 meters in 10.04 seconds, and Sheila Echols easily took the women's 100 meters in 11.04 on a humid night at Pepin/Rood Stadium on the University of Tampa campus. The meet concludes today with finals in 9 field events and 16 running events.
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June 4, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
UCLA's Jim Connolly is within striking distance of the leaders at the halfway point of the NCAA decathlon competition. The son of Olympic gold medalists Harold and Olga Connolly, Jim was third with 4,158 points after five events Wednesday night at Bernie Moore Stadium. Ahead of him are LSU's Sheldon Blockburger (4,266 points) and George Mason's Rob Muzzio (4,173), a two-time winner. His Bruin teammates are also coming along on schedule in qualifying for later finals with no major mishaps.
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October 1, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Maybe the U.S. men's 400-meter relay team was never meant to fly. "We were like the Spruce Goose," Coach Stan Huntsman said, comparing his team to Howard Hughes' famous wooden plane. "We couldn't get it off the ground." The team, heavily favored to win the gold medal, was disqualified from the Olympics Friday for a pass out of the exchange zone, from Calvin Smith to Lee McNeill on the final handoff, during first-round heats.
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September 7, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Steve Cram became a front-runner who faded, and Said Aouita had a race that was made to order for him Sunday night at Olympic Stadium in the conclusion of the World Track and Field Championships. Britain's Cram, who was clearly the pre-race favorite to win the 1,500 meters, came in a dismal eighth as his patented finishing kick deserted him. Abdi Bile of Somalia, the NCAA 1,500-meter champion representing George Mason University, was the winner in 3 minutes 36.80 seconds.
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