May 26, 1989 |
The El Camino women's track team, winner of the the South Coast Conference championship, was outstanding in capturing its third state title in 10 years at Fresno City College over the weekend. The Warriors, winners of state crowns in 1979 and 1985, swept this year's title with 98 1/2 points. Northern California champion San Mateo placed second with 61. Laura Ainsworth was remarkable, winning the 400-meter (53:56) and 400-meter hurdle (1:00.5) titles. The sophomore was on both of El Camino's state champion relay teams.
May 27, 1988 |
Its late-season slump notwithstanding, Loyola Marymount was never really in danger of being passed over by the NCAA for the 48-team baseball regionals, as evidenced by the Lions' third seeding in the Midwest regional at Oklahoma State. After leading most of the season, the Lions finished third in the West Coast Athletic Conference behind Pepperdine and Santa Clara but played the toughest schedule of the three and had the best overall record at 46-16.
June 9, 1988 |
It's a question posed routinely at El Camino College at this time of the year: What can the athletic teams possibly do for an encore next fall? The most likely answer is that whatever the athletes do next season, it may not match the achievements of this year's group: two state and one national title and a litany of top team finishes and individual awards. Dr. James Schwartz, dean of physical education and athletic director, calls it "the best year we've had."
May 12, 1989 |
Sharette Garcia's fast little feet had never stepped on a track before she moved to Los Angeles in 1986. The first time the 19-year-old saw one she was watching the 1984 Olympics on television in her hometown of Belize in Central America. The petite (5-foot-3, 103 pounds) El Camino College freshman participated in annual races through the streets, but there was no formal training or an adequate facility to work out in. "It was so different there," Garcia said in a heavy Creole accent.
May 6, 1991 |
For Joan, the realization that she was a victim of domestic violence dawned after she was treated for cuts suffered when her lesbian lover threw a coffee cup at her. This was Joan's second trip to the hospital after her partner's abuse. The first time she suffered a concussion when she was knocked into a wall. "I was sitting on a couch in the living room . . . and I thought to myself, 'I feel almost like a battered woman,' " says Joan, who was abused for seven of their eight years together.