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June 19, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For Scott Huffman, it was a new record. For Jackie Joyner-Kersee, it was an old story. Huffman set an American pole vault mark of 19 feet 7 inches Saturday in the USA-Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Knoxville, Tenn., breaking the record of 19-6 1/2 set by Joe Dial seven years ago to the day. Huffman, the top-ranked pole vaulter in the United States last year, won his second consecutive national title with the vault, the best in the world this year.
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June 19, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For Scott Huffman, it was a new record. For Jackie Joyner-Kersee, it was an old story. Huffman set an American pole vault mark of 19 feet 7 inches Saturday in the USA-Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Knoxville, Tenn., breaking the record of 19-6 1/2 set by Joe Dial seven years ago to the day. Huffman, the top-ranked pole vaulter in the United States last year, won his second consecutive national title with the vault, the best in the world this year.
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June 18, 1990
Scott Huffman of the Mazda Track Club cleared 19 feet 2 inches in a pole vault competition held on the sand at Redondo Beach.
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April 9, 1988 | MAL FLORENCE
UCLA's men's track and field team will play host to Kansas and Iowa today in a triangular meet at Drake Stadium. The first field event starts at 1 p.m., the first running event at 2. Henry Thomas, UCLA's star sprinter, will not compete. He has been undergoing tests for allergies and hasn't worked out recently. Nevertheless, the unbeaten Bruins, 6-0 in dual meets this season, are favored. The Jayhawks may have the strongest group of pole vaulters ever assembled at the college level.
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March 12, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Andre Ester of Northeast Louisiana leaped 26 feet 4 inches Friday night to successfully defend his long jump title in the NCAA Indoor track and field championships at Oklahoma City. Dean Starkey of Illinois won the pole vault in a jumpoff with Scott Huffman of Kansas and Monty Weller of Purdue. All three cleared 18-1 3/4 without a miss, then in the jumpoff, each missed once at that height, before Starkey cleared 17-9 3/4 while the other two missed.
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June 22, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
Hakeem Olajuwon, who is 31 and has been in the NBA 10 years, has no intention of retiring if the Houston Rockets win the NBA championship by defeating the New York Knicks tonight in Houston. "Retire to what?" Olajuwon asked Michael Arace of the Hartford Courant. "What can you do that is better? You come in after the game, stretch, eat and have a good night's sleep. What can you do that is better than this?" * Trivia time: Who holds the record for the most points in the NBA finals?
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June 17, 1996 | Mike Downey
Lawrence Johnson can fly nine or 10 feet higher than Michael Jordan, but isn't famous for it yet. He won't be for a few more weeks, until he represents the United States in the pole vault at the Summer Olympics and maybe lands a shoe brand or a Wheaties box of his own. "I would definitely have to say that it's a great feeling to become the first African-American ever to vault in the Olympics," Johnson said after securing a place in history Sunday night by winning his event at the U.S.
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June 15, 1990 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over volleyball and make room for the newest sport on the beach--pole vaulting. While the average beachcomber expects to see several volleyball games, joggers, cyclists and roller-skaters on the beaches of Southern California, bodies flying through the air on the end of long poles might prompt a closer look. Organizer Dave Johnston is optimistic that Sunday's CHAMPS Beach Pole Vault event at the Manhattan Beach Pier will provoke such a reaction.
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June 17, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quincy Watts ran while wearing his credential around his neck in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Saturday. He didn't have to because, as the 1992 gold medalist in the 400 meters, he is known by everyone in the sport. But on Sunday at the Centennial Olympic Stadium, many of the athletes who came to the forefront should have carried some sort of identification besides the numbers on their shirts.
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May 17, 1990
The Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount baseball teams will settle the West Coast Conference race in a three-game series this weekend in Malibu, with the Waves needing to sweep the series to become conference champion and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs. Even if the Waves (35-21 and 22-11 in league play) sweep, they would still trail the Lions (43-13, 24-7) by percentage points in the standings.
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May 18, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE
A two-time gold medalist and world record-holder in the high hurdles, Roger Kingdom says his goal is to win again in the 110-meter event at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. If he does, he would become the first high hurdler to win three Olympic titles. Only Kingdom (1984, 1988) and Lee Calhoun (1956, 1960) have won consecutive gold medals in the technical and demanding event. Kingdom, 27, has talked about concentrating on the decathlon, but has revised his priorities.
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