June 6, 1998 |
After the completion of 10 events at the the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, the UCLA women continued to lead. The Bruins, trying to end Louisiana State's 11-year reign, led the Tigers, 40-31. Meanwhile, the UCLA men were in third place with 25 points, trailing Stanford (39) and Arkansas (25 1/2). The Bruin women got an assist from Texas in the women's 400 relay, as the Longhorns upset LSU.
May 27, 1994 |
Ramsey Jay of Ventura High has qualified for today's Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College in the 200 and 400 meters, but the Cougar junior is the first to admit that the 400 is his race. "All my training is geared to the 400, not the 200," Jay said. "I'm a 400 man first and foremost. I come back in the 200 with whatever I have left after the 400." Jay ran a personal best of 48.
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.
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.
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.