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July 10, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
It has always been Natalie Kaaiawahia's particular and extraordinary talent to send objects of varying shapes and sizes hurtling away from herself, rapidly and with great force. For a time, she focused her energies on the shotput and the discus--events she was so good at as a teen-ager that Art Venegas, the throwing coach at UCLA, still remembers her as "one of the all-time greats in the world for her age." These days, it is mostly softballs that Kaaiawahia, 22, throws.
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July 10, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
It has always been Natalie Kaaiawahia's particular and extraordinary talent to send objects of varying shapes and sizes hurtling away from herself, rapidly and with great force. For a time, she focused her energies on the shotput and the discus--events she was so good at as a teen-ager that Art Venegas, the throwing coach at UCLA, still remembers her as "one of the all-time greats in the world for her age." These days, it is mostly softballs that Kaaiawahia, 22, throws.
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June 2, 1996 | MATT FARMER
For the first time all season, Esperanza senior Kelly O'Connor could breathe a sigh of relief. After winning at the state track and field meet in the triple jump as a junior, the senior was the target of her competitors all season. Saturday, she jumped 40 feet 2 1/2 inches to win her second consecutive title in the event. "It's very nice," O'Connor said en route to her prom from the meet. "I'm relieved.
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April 19, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD and BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writers
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.
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June 12, 1998 | GARY KLEIN and JOHN ORTEGA
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.
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May 21, 1988 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
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.
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April 30, 1994 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 6, 1999 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 30, 1999 | MIKE KENNEDY, GLENDALE HIGH, CLASS OF 1960
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.
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June 23, 1993 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marion Jones of Thousand Oaks High was honored Tuesday as Gatorade's national female high school track athlete of the year, an unprecedented third time she has won the award. "It's great to three-peat," Jones said. "It means a lot to me to know that my hard work and dedication is rewarded, and this definitely proves it. . . . What a perfect way to cap off my high school career."
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February 24, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Hoffman calls it the Notre Dame factor. That's when a coach inherits a program with such a sturdy foundation of success that he is expected to continue it year after year, decade after decade, regardless of who's calling the shots. Hoffman is taking over as coach for the fourth-ranked Mission Viejo boys' track and field team, the most decorated program in county history.
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