April 19, 1989 |
She was called "one of the all-time greats for her age" and six years after setting the national high school shotput record, Natalie Kaaiawahia remains the most dominant track and field athlete in the history of Orange County prep sports. Four state titles in the shotput, two in the discus and a national record that might last through the end of the century marked Kaaiawahia's brilliant career at Fullerton High School. She is the only athlete, male or female, to win four state titles in the same event.
June 12, 1998 |
Long Beach Poly, which won the boys' state high school track and field championship and was co-winner of the girls' state title, became the first school to win three state championships in a school year. The Jackrabbits, who also won the boys' cross-country title, topped the record of two state championships set by Stockton High in basketball and swimming in 1921-22. That record was tied 13 times.
May 21, 1988 |
Allison Franke, Kaleaph Carter and Shanon Winkelman, area track and field standouts, all have a good chance of winning individual titles in the Southern Section 4-A track and field championships today at Cerritos College. But how do these athletes compare against the best prep competitors in Orange County history? Let the records show that the county bests are tough to beat. Canyon's Franke is the defending 4-A champion in the discus.
April 30, 1994 |
Dolores Tuimoloau of Channel Islands High took another two steps up the all-time state list in the girls shotput in the Ventura County track and field championships at Camarillo High Friday, but she has some climbing to do in order to reach her ultimate goal. Tuimoloau improved her seasonal state lead in the shotput to 49 feet 2 inches and moved into a tie for seventh on the all-time state list, but she figures she has a legitimate chance much farther before the season ends.
June 6, 1999 |
Junior Nichole Denby and freshman Tracee Thomas led Riverside J.W. North to its first girls' title in the state track and field championships Saturday night before 16,175 at Sacramento City College. J.W. North defeated runner-up Long Beach Wilson, 42-27. The girls' title race had boiled down to a two-team battle between Wilson and J.W. North after Friday's preliminaries and both teams started the finals well. Denby won the 100 high hurdles in a wind-aided 13.
December 30, 1999 |
High school sports serve as a rite of passage for the athletes who play them, the student, friends and families that gather to watch them and the sportswriters who cut their professional teeth covering them. High school football games in Los Angeles date to 1896, but it wasn't until 1934 that the Los Angeles City Section was born. The Southern Section was established in 1912 and held its first athletic competition in 1913.