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May 19, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Two years ago, Lori Svoboda was leaping her way into prominence at El Dorado High School. Svoboda, then a sophomore, became an Orange County sensation in the girls' high jump. She won almost every meet she entered, and set the top mark in the state that year--5-feet 10 1/4-inches--in winning the event at the 1987 Southern Section Masters meet. She was named the 1987 Times' Orange County girls' track and field athlete of the year. Then came 1988--a year Svoboda would like to forget, at least as far as the high jump is concerned.
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May 19, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Two years ago, Lori Svoboda was leaping her way into prominence at El Dorado High School. Svoboda, then a sophomore, became an Orange County sensation in the girls' high jump. She won almost every meet she entered, and set the top mark in the state that year--5-feet 10 1/4-inches--in winning the event at the 1987 Southern Section Masters meet. She was named the 1987 Times' Orange County girls' track and field athlete of the year. Then came 1988--a year Svoboda would like to forget, at least as far as the high jump is concerned.
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June 6, 1992 | From staff and wire reports
Allison Franke, a Canyon High graduate now at USC, finished seventh in the women's discus Friday at the NCAA track and field championships at the University of Texas. Franke's best throw was 163 feet 7 inches. Anna Mosdell of BYU won with 179-9. Lori Svoboda of Cal State Long Beach, a 1989 El Dorado High graduate, finished eighth in the high jump, clearing 5-10 1/2. Tanya Hughes of Arizona won at 6-1 1/2.
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June 16, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Lori Svoboda, a junior varsity cheerleader at El Dorado High School, earned a few cheers of her own this spring on the Golden Hawks track and field team. Svoboda, a 16-year-old sophomore, had the state's best mark in the high jump this season when she cleared 5-feet 10-inches to win the Southern Section's Masters at Cerritos College. She finished second to Lynn Patrick of San Diego Serra High School in the state meet in Sacramento with a jump of 5-8.
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April 23, 1988 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
About 500 athletes from 40 high schools will compete today in the Orange County Girls' Track and Field Championships at UC Irvine. According to meet director Al Britt, only five county schools that have girls' teams will not attend the meet. Mission Viejo may pose the strongest threat for the team title. The Diablos feature the county's leading sprinter in Sheri Bertell.
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May 5, 1989
Tracey Fatone proved that last week's victory over Martha Pinto was no fluke as the freshman again defeated Pinto in the 1,600 meters to help Los Alamitos High School win the girls' Empire League track and field finals Thursday at Fullerton College. The Griffins finished with 123 points. Esperanza was second with 112 1/2, and Loara finished in third place with 85. Fatone pulled away in the last 200 yards to win in 5 minutes 10.5 seconds. Pinto was second in 5:16.9. Fatone's victories marked only the second time in three years that Katella's Pinto has lost consecutive races.
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June 15, 1988 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Mike Sayward, Canyon High School's track and field coach, compares discus thrower Allison Franke to a home-run hitter. "She goes for broke every time she's at bat," he said. "When she throws, she goes for the big bombs, not the little piddling ones." That was especially true this year as Franke, a junior, often improved her personal bests by several feet, not inches. Franke, The Times' girls' track and field athlete of the year, starred in several events this season.
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April 8, 1989 | MIKE KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-two years ago, Jerry Proctor of Pasadena Muir High School became the first high school long jumper to leap more than 26 feet, setting the national prep indoor record at 26-2 and the national outdoor record at 26-0 3/4. Last winter, Dion Bentley of Pittsburgh's Penn Hills shattered Proctor's indoor record with a leap of 26-6 1/2. Tonight at the Arcadia Invitational, Bentley will be taking aim at one of the most durable outdoor high school records in the books--Carl Lewis' 26-8 1/4.
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May 5, 1996 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It looked like old timers day at the Steve Scott Track and Field Invitational Saturday at UC Irvine. OK, not so old, thirty-something. And these former Olympians showed the rest of the field that age is just a number. Ruth Wysocki, 39, recorded the best time in the world this year in the women's 800 meters, finishing in 2 minutes 0.2 seconds. Wysocki's time tops that of Toni Hodgkinson of New Zealand, who posted a 2:00.71 in February. "I'm really happy with that time," Wysocki said.
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June 11, 1987 | JEFFREY MILLER
Lynn Patrick had never jumped 5-feet 10-inches before Saturday. In fact, the Serra High School high jumper had only cleared 5-8 twice in her life. The second time was last Friday in qualifying for the state track and field finals at Sacramento. Entering Saturday's competition, Patrick knew the winning height would be at least two inches over her previous best. "Last year, as a freshman, I came in 14th in the state," said Patrick, 16. "My goal this year was that I wanted to get at least seventh.
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March 28, 1989 | DONNA CARTER, Times Staff Writer
To some track and field athletes, competing in the 200- and 400-meter runs, the high jump and the long jump in one meet would not only be grueling but detrimental to peak performance. Not so for sophomore Melissa McDonald of Mater Dei High School. McDonald, The Times' athlete of the week, thrives on work and competition, said her coach, Pat Callahan. In a 79-44 dual-meet victory over Bishop Montgomery Wednesday, she won the 400 (59.2), the 200 (27.
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