October 20, 1985
Several of the nation's better distance runners will challenge favored Ruth and Tom Wysocki in the Foot Locker Partners national championship race on Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. at Griffith Park. The usual race is open to any two-person team. The Wysockis won the overall title in 1983, a year before Ruth Wysocki gained fame by defeating Mark Decker in the 1,500-meter Olympic trials. Wysocki made the Olympic team in both the 1,500 and 800 events. Tom Wysocki is one of the better 10K runners in the country.
May 1, 1987
Kim Gallagher, a 1984 Olympic silver medalist, and Ruth Wysocki, a 1984 Olympian, will compete in the Toyota/ASICS women's track and field invitational Saturday at UC Irvine. Gallagher, a member of the Los Angeles Track Club, and Wysocki, of the Brooks Track Club, are expected to lead the 1,500-meter race, which begins at 12:45 p.m. Jill Harrington and Buffy Rabbitt, UC Irvine's middle-distance leaders, will compete in the 800- and 1,500-meter races.
January 10, 1985 |
Veteran world-class middle-distance runner Steve Scott has joined Ruth Wysocki in criticizing Mary Decker, saying Decker is " . . . a baby and she's spoiled." Scott's comments came in the wake of Wysocki's blast at Decker for her conduct during the Olympics. Wysocki told reporters Tuesday that most athletes believed Decker behaved badly in the Olympic 3,000 meters, where she collided with Zola Budd and both runners fell. Decker was injured and did not finish the race. Budd finished seventh.
April 30, 1988 |
Daley Thompson, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Ruth Wysocki, a 1984 U.S. Olympian, are two of the many world-class athletes entered in this weekend's two-day Irvine Invitational at UC Irvine. Today's women's division begins with field events at 10 a.m., and the first running event--the 400-meter relay--is slated for noon. Sunday's men's division also starts with field events at 10 a.m., with the 3,000-meter steeplechase at noon.
January 9, 1985 |
Ruth Wysocki said at a track luncheon Tuesday that Mary Decker was revealed to the public as the person she really is in the Olympic Games here last summer. In the most controversial incident of the Olympics, Decker, the American favorite, collided with South African-born Zola Budd, running for Britain, in the 3,000 meters. Decker went down, fell into the infield injured, and was unable to continue the race. Later, she bitterly blamed Budd for the collision.