October 19, 1994 |
Long Beach State has suspended Coach Andy Sythe and seven members of the combined men's and women's cross-country team for an incident stemming from a preseason initiation ritual involving alcohol, school athletic officials said Tuesday. Sythe, six female athletes and one male will not be allowed to participate Saturday when the 49ers compete in an invitational at Cal Poly Pomona. With only three female runners eligible, the women will not have enough members to qualify for team scoring.
October 17, 1994 |
The comparison is a logical one to make. Everyone who has seen freshman Heather Garritson run this season has been reminded of her older sister, Carrie. Carrie Garritson left the high school scene as the first to earn four trips to the Foot Locker National Championships. Three short months after Carrie graduated from Buena Park and left for Alabama, Heather stepped into the spotlight her sister had run so many miles in.
November 22, 1993 |
Years after they stalked each other on cross-country courses as high school runners and then became friends as freshmen at UCLA, Karen Hecox and Beth Bartholomew are running together in the race of their lives. Hecox, a junior, and Bartholomew, a senior, will compete in the NCAA championship at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., today at 11 a.m. Each has a good shot at winning and becoming UCLA's first national champion in the sport.
September 19, 1993 |
The Peninsula High girls' cross-country team appears to be a shoo-in to make it to the State Division I meet for a third consecutive year. The Panthers return their top three runners from the 1992 squad that finished fourth in state. Raising $11,000 for trips to meets in New York and Stanford this season, however, was far from a sure thing. It took three years and a lot of hard work to raise the money.
September 8, 1993 |
When we last left Al Mistri and the new Fullerton women's soccer program, the coach was frantically telephoning his equipment company, attempting to cancel that order for athletic supporters. Hey, how was he supposed to know? Mistri had never coached a women's team and when it came time to order equipment, he simply filled out the forms as he had in the past.
December 17, 1992 |
It wasn't revenge that motivated Kim Nelson of Canyon this year, but somehow the few runners who defeated her wound up losing to her later in the season. Laura Monson of Claremont defeated Nelson at the Woodbridge Invitational, the season's first important meet, but Nelson routed her at the Southern Section Division II final at Mt. San Antonio College. Elyse Homberger of Edison won the section final over Nelson by 14 seconds, but Nelson routed her at the State meet in Fresno.
November 9, 1992 |
The new coach came straight out of college, with little idea of what to expect from her new job. The new No. 1 runner came from a youth soccer program, which is where the old No. 1 came from. New faces have joined the ranks, and old friends have departed, but the bottom line is still the same: The Edison girls' cross-country team keeps winning.
May 17, 1992 |
Noureddine Morceli is not the only Olympic contender monitoring Algeria's unstable political situation. Hassiba Boulmerka, winner of the women's 1,500 meters in last year's World Championships, might be more affected by the outcome. Despite her surprising victory, Boulmerka's participation at the World Championships in Tokyo drew the ire of Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria.
May 13, 1992 |
It wasn't so much that she made us look like slugs. Polly Plumer, everyone knew, was tremendously talented. We, the majority of runners who ran against her, were not. That much we could handle. Same with her looks. She was gorgeous--the homecoming queen of University High. Newspapers waxed poetic over her beauty. Boys, wide-eyed and tongue-tied, followed her everywhere, fighting over the chance just to carry her spikes. Even our own teammates. Did it bother us? A little.