June 12, 1997
Michelle Perry of Quartz Hill High, the runner-up in the girls' long jump in the state track and field championships in Sacramento last Saturday, has pulled out of this Saturday's Golden West Invitational due to a severe case of shin splints in her right leg. The UCLA-bound Perry, who also placed fifth in the 100-meter high hurdles and the 100 in the state meet, was entered in the long jump, 100 highs and 300 lows in the Golden West meet at American River College in Sacramento.
July 13, 1996
Region Leaders Through July 12 All marks are season bests. Wind-aided marks cannot be considered for season bests. Times in hundredths are fully automatic. To convert hand times to fully automatic times add .24 to hand times in races 300 meters or less; add .14 to hand times in 400-meter races. In races 400 meters or less, preference is given to fully automatic times. Hand times in races of 400 meters or less cannot be considered for national- or state-leading marks.
April 26, 1992 |
Lisa Jacob's debut as a high school sprinter Saturday went rather well. Jacob, a senior at Capistrano Valley, took a break from her middle-distance specialty at the Foothill Swim Games and made the transition with little difficulty. She set a meet record in the 100-yard freestyle and won the 50 freestyle. Her performance earned her the girls' swimmer of the meet award. However, it didn't help the Cougars overcome El Toro's depth.
July 15, 2000 |
Deena Drossin, known as a front-runner for most of her career, burst from the pack to win the women's 10,000 meters in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials at Cal State Sacramento on Friday night. Drossin, a five-time state champion at Agoura High, finished third in the 10,000 in the national championships last year after pushing the pace for much of the race. But she let others handle the pacing duties this time and it resulted in a career-best and trials record time of 31:51.05.
June 2, 2001 |
USC's Brigita Langerholc didn't handle the role of favorite too well at her last NCAA track and field championships. A year ago at Durham, N.C., the 800-meter runner was expected to win and score big. But in 90-degree heat and high humidity, Langerholc finished eighth, costing the Trojans a chance at their first women's title. Twelve months have made a difference.
May 4, 2001 |
Cromwell Field, USC's track and field stadium, will officially become Cromwell Field at Loker Stadium during a dedication ceremony during the UCLA-USC meet Saturday. That could be one of the few predictable events to take place during the renewal of the nation's top collegiate track rivalry, however. The UCLA-USC dual meet, in its 68th year on the men's side and its 18th on the women's, has a history of surprising performances and upsets and this year should be no different.
May 18, 1997 |
It's not often that two of the top 10 competitors in the nation find themselves in the same qualifying heat of the Southern Section Division I track and field preliminaries. It is even more rare when the individuals race each other as if the state title were at stake rather than two of nine spots in the following week's championships.
April 21, 1996 |
To those in the scientific community, "Runner's High" is a term used to describe the physiological changes that occur in the body after long periods of running. To Kim Mortensen of Thousand Oaks High, the phenomenon is a bit simpler. It's a feeling of effortlessness when you're racing faster than you ever have before. Mortensen experienced a supreme case in the girls' 3,000 meters at the Mt.