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August 24, 1989 | Associated Press
Carl Lewis teamed with three Santa Monica Track Club sprinters Wednesday to break the world record in the 800-meter relay at the Koblenz international track and field meet. Lewis, a six-time Olympic gold medalist, and teammates Danny Everett, LeRoy Burrell and Floyd Heard finished in 1 minute 19.38 seconds, besting the mark of 1:20.26 set in 1978 by a team from USC. Their record came despite a sloppy exchange between Heard and Lewis and highlighted a banner day for U.S.
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April 18, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The setting remains one of the most picturesque in the world for track and field, the weather is unfailingly pleasant, and the fans can be counted on to provide enthusiasm. But, because the Mt. San Antonio College Relays come so early in the outdoor season, the performances on the track do not always match their promise.
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June 23, 1991 | KIRBY LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA track Coach Bob Larsen encourages his distance runners to give the 3,000-meter steeplechase a try before each season. Christian Cushing-murray, however, had aspirations of becoming a 1,500-meter runner instead of a steeplechaser and tried his best to discourage Larsen as a redshirt freshman in 1986. The thought of competing in a race that included 28 three-foot-high barriers and seven water jumps was not particularly appealing to Cushing-murray.
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April 16, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is this the year that meet director Dan Shrum finally has found formidable challengers in the Mt. San Antonio College Relays for the Santa Monica Track Club? No, if you listen to the Santa Monica Track Club. Yes, if you listen to the challengers. They will settle the argument on the track Sunday at Walnut, where they plan to meet in the 400-meter relay. In case the issue remains unresolved, it is possible they will reload for a rematch later in the afternoon in the 800-meter relay.
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July 19, 1992 | HOWARD KOHN, Howard Kohn, a contributing editor of "Rolling Stone," is the author of "The Last Farmer," a runner-up for a 1989 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. He is currently at work on a book about race relations , to be published by Simon & Schuster. He also coaches Little League.
EACH OF THE SIX, THINKING HE MIGHT SOMEDAY be the fastest man in the world, went to Houston to check out the track coach Tom Tellez, and each of the six remembers Tellez telling him, straight off: "There are two ways to run a race. The right way, and the wrong way." Or, not beating around the bush: "The right way, and the way you run." Tellez did not pat any of them on the back. He offered no smile. He just looked them in the eye, deadpan.
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June 21, 1989 | From Times wire services
A spokesman for the governing body of U.S. track and field said today that he sees no problem with Carl Lewis and his club teammates going ahead with an attempt to break the world 4x200 meters relay record at the St. Denis athletics meet in Paris on Friday. Spokesman Pete Cava said The Athletics Congress had received a telex from organizers of the French meet inquiring about clearance for Lewis and his Santa Monica Track Club teammates to compete in the meet. Cava, in a telephone interview from congress headquarters in Indianapolis, said the telex was being reviewed by Ollan Cassell, executive director of the congress, "but I don't see any problem."
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June 5, 1989 | From Times wire services
Olympic sprint champion Carl Lewis will head a team from the Santa Monica Track Club aiming for the 11-year-old world record in the 800-meter relay at a British meet this month. Promoters of the quadrangular meet set June 23 and 24 among teams from the United States, the Soviet Union, West Germany and Britain said today that Lewis and his Santa Monica teammates will represent the club in the relay at Alexander Stadium. Joining Lewis, winner of the last two Olympic gold medals in the 100 meters, on the relay squad will be Olympic 200-meter champion Joe DeLoach, Danny Everett and Floyd Heard.
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July 19, 1992 | HOWARD KOHN, Howard Kohn, a contributing editor of "Rolling Stone," is the author of "The Last Farmer," a runner-up for a 1989 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. He is currently at work on a book about race relations , to be published by Simon & Schuster. He also coaches Little League.
EACH OF THE SIX, THINKING HE MIGHT SOMEDAY be the fastest man in the world, went to Houston to check out the track coach Tom Tellez, and each of the six remembers Tellez telling him, straight off: "There are two ways to run a race. The right way, and the wrong way." Or, not beating around the bush: "The right way, and the way you run." Tellez did not pat any of them on the back. He offered no smile. He just looked them in the eye, deadpan.
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April 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell, the world's two fastest sprinters, led the Santa Monica Track Club to a world record of 1 minute 19.11 seconds in the 800-meter relay Saturday at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Mike Marsh, Burrell, Floyd Heard and Lewis broke the mark of 1:19.38 set by Santa Monica in 1989. Burrell, Heard and Lewis combined with leadoff runner Danny Everett to set the previous record. "It's been our plan," Lewis said.
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August 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell helped the Santa Monica Track Club to a world-record-tying time of 37.79 seconds in the 400-meter relay at the Herculios Grand Prix track and field meet Saturday night. Lewis, Burrell, Mike Marsh and Floyd Heard combined to equal the mark set by the French national team last September in the European championships. Burrell set the world record for 100 meters at 9.90 this year, topping Lewis' mark of 9.92 from the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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June 23, 1991 | KIRBY LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA track Coach Bob Larsen encourages his distance runners to give the 3,000-meter steeplechase a try before each season. Christian Cushing-murray, however, had aspirations of becoming a 1,500-meter runner instead of a steeplechaser and tried his best to discourage Larsen as a redshirt freshman in 1986. The thought of competing in a race that included 28 three-foot-high barriers and seven water jumps was not particularly appealing to Cushing-murray.
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April 21, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having just returned from a trip to Japan, where they did some charity work and scoured Asia for sponsors, the Santa Monica Track Club 400-meter relay team arrived at the 33rd annual Mt. SAC relays Saturday ready to go. Well, three of the four team members were there. Missing was leadoff runner Mike Marsh. The race was scheduled to go off at 1:35 and meet officials were vexed.
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May 16, 1987 | JOHN ORTEGA
Taft High's Quincy Watts, one of the top high school sprinters in the country, will compete against some of the nation's top collegiate and open sprinters in today's Pepsi Invitational at UCLA. Watts, the defending state champion at 200 meters, will run in the 100- and 200-meter events. The 100 field includes three-time U.S. Olympian Harvey Glance of Tyson's Track Club and Mark Witherspoon and 1980 Olympian Stanley Floyd, both of the Santa Monica Track Club.
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June 20, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Olympic champion Carl Lewis and three club teammates on an 800-meter relay team were barred from an international track meet this weekend by the sport's U.S. governing body, British officials said today. The British Amateur Athletics Board said it had been told by The Athletics Congress, U.S. track's ruling federation, that Lewis and three other members of the Santa Monica Track Club had been refused permission to compete. TAC denied, however, that it banned the athletes. "We don't have the power to ban athletes at a meet on British soil," Pete Cava, a public information spokesman for TAC, said at the organization's headquarters in Indianapolis.
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