June 25, 1988
Matt Farmer, a Monte Vista High graduate, won the 1,500-meter run, the final event, to take first in the decathlon at the 17th U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships Friday at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Farmer, 19, a freshman at UC Irvine, led Phillipe Williams by 195 points at the end of the first five events Thursday, setting a meet record with 3,836 points in the opening day. But Williams was within 21 points of the lead after nine events.
May 17, 1986 |
Four of the best prep track athletes in the state--and in two cases, the nation--competed in the Grossmont League finals Friday at Monte Vista High School. But with little to motivate them except pride, the quartet--El Capitan's Brian Boggess, Mount Miguel's Jackie Anderson, Grossmont's Darcy Arreola and Valhalla's Mark Dani--combined to produce only one San Diego County or personal best. Having little competition was nothing new for Boggess.
May 26, 1986 |
Last April at Santana High, Nichelle Strachan was having the kind of track and field meet that many would envy. Strachan, a senior from Mount Miguel, had broken the school record in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 4 inches, which still is a San Diego County best this season by six inches. She got a good start, as she usually does, in the 220 and had a sizable lead. But as she entered the turn, she felt a pull in her right hamstring.
May 8, 1991 |
There will be pain, quite a lot of it, but Matt Farmer will grit his teeth and complete the decathlon anyway. The bone spur in his left ankle has kept him from jumping for five weeks, but Farmer won't let it stop him this weekend in the Big West Conference Championships at UC Irvine. "I'm going to finish," Farmer said. "For sure." It is not so much defending his Big West title that drives him, but qualifying for the NCAA championships. Last year, Farmer's best point total was 7,322.
June 24, 1988
Matt Farmer of UC Irvine set a junior national record in the decathlon after one day of competition at The Athletics Congress championships in Tallahassee Thursday. Farmer, a freshman at Irvine last year, had 3,836 points after the first five events, breaking the record held by Jim Fatx of Tennessee (3,789).
February 18, 1989
The UC Irvine men's and women's track and field teams open their season today playing host to to Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona in a nonconference meet. Decathlete Matt Farmer and All-American distance runner Beth McGrann are among Irvine's top performers this season. The meet begins with field events at 11:30 a.m. Running events begin at 1:30.