December 21, 1991 |
To earn a place on her fourth Olympic speedskating team, Mary Docter tried a different approach from the one she used four years ago. She trained. It worked. Docter, 30, was third Friday night in the second of two 1,500-meter races in the U.S. trials at the Wisconsin Olympic Ice Rink and finished second overall to Bonnie Blair of Champaign, Ill. Tara Laszlo of St. Paul, Minn., was second Friday night and third overall.
December 20, 1987 |
Mary Docter, who gave up speed skating after consecutive sixth-place finishes in the 1980 and 1984 Winter Olympics, won a spot on the 1988 team Saturday night. Docter, who was working in a Madison, Wis., restaurant, began training seriously only one month ago but skated to a first-place finish in the 3,000 meters in 4 minutes 45.02 seconds. "I don't know what I'm going to do, but now I'm psyched up to see what I can do," Docter said.
May 21, 1987
Five UCLA professors have received $1,000 Distinguished Teaching Awards in ceremonies sposored by the UCLA Alumni Assn. The professors are Lawrence W. Bassett, radiological sciences; E. Bradford Burns, history; Kenneth W. Graham Jr., law; Howard Suber, theater, film and television, and Richard A. Yarborough, English. Awards of $740 were given to teaching assistants Mary Docter, Karin Hamm-Ehsani, Linda Long, Peter Antony Master and John Quackenbush.
December 21, 1987 |
Nancy Swider-Peltz became America's first four-time Olympic speedskater, winning the final 1,000-meter heat Sunday night at the U.S. time trials. Swider-Peltz, who gave birth to a child only 11 months ago, grabbed the final women's spot with a time of 1:28.94, giving her fourth place overall in the 1,000. Swider-Peltz's victory also marked the first time in nine weekend sprints Bonnie Blair failed to finish first.
February 10, 1992 |
They wear different uniforms, march behind a different flag and hum to a different anthem, but the women who competed for reunified Germany in the opening day of the Winter Olympics speedskating competition looked a lot like the East Germans who have dominated the sport for a decade.