August 14, 1987 |
Ben Johnson of Canada won the 100-meter dash in an even 10 seconds Thursday at the Koblenz international track and field meet. Stanley Floyd was second in 10.39 seconds. William van Dijck of Belgium had the best time of the year in the 3,000-meter steeplchase, 8:13.27. Britain's Steve Ovett finished a disappointing 11th in the 5,000 meters.
June 2, 1990
Several Olympians and world-class athletes will compete in the Irvine Elite Classic track and field meet Sunday at UC Irvine. The meet, in its second year, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the field events. Running events--there will be no race longer than 800 meters--begin with the women's 100-meter hurdles at 4:30.
January 16, 1988 |
Ben Johnson of Canada began 1988 the way he ended 1987--with an excellent time. Johnson, who broke the world record for 100 meters when he finished in 9.83 seconds at Rome in the World Championships last August, set a world indoor best for the 50-yard dash in his first race of the year Friday at the Hamilton Spectator Indoor Games. Johnson's time was 5.20 seconds, bettering Stanley Floyd's time of 5.22 set in 1982 in Los Angeles. Finishing second was Brian Cooper in 5.25.