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August 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- In the final event of Friday's morning session at Olympic Stadium, Kibwe Johnson of Sacramento advanced to the hammer throw final. Johnson threw a season-best 77.17 meters (253 feet, 2 inches) to rank as the fifth-best qualifier overall. A.G. KrugerĀ of Ashland, Ohio, finished 25th with a best throw of 72.13 meters (236-7). The hammer throw final is set to take place on Sunday. In addition, Donn Cabral of Glastonbury, Conn., joined Evan Jager in advancing to the final of the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase.
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August 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- In the final event of Friday's morning session at Olympic Stadium, Kibwe Johnson of Sacramento advanced to the hammer throw final. Johnson threw a season-best 77.17 meters (253 feet, 2 inches) to rank as the fifth-best qualifier overall. A.G. KrugerĀ of Ashland, Ohio, finished 25th with a best throw of 72.13 meters (236-7). The hammer throw final is set to take place on Sunday. In addition, Donn Cabral of Glastonbury, Conn., joined Evan Jager in advancing to the final of the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase.
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August 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kenya's Moses Kiptanui, the world champion who missed the Olympic Games because of a knee injury, broke the world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Wednesday in the Weltklasse Grand Prix track meet at Zurich, Switzerland. It was his second world mark in three days. Kiptanui finished in 8 minutes 2.08 seconds, well under countryman Peter Koech's 1989 record of 8:05.35. Sunday, Kiptanui set a world record in the 3,000-meter run at Cologne.
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February 23, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add Pompeyo to the list of posthumous Eclipse award winners that includes, among others, Ruffian, Landaluce, Swale and Go For Wand. What further distinguishes Pompeyo from most Eclipse winners is that he was a top runner on the flat in Chile before being introduced to the steeplechase game. Then in 1998-99 he wound up in trainer Neil Drysdale's care at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. In the first race for Drysdale, Pompeyo won at 11/4 miles at Hollywood, but it was all downhill after that.
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July 4, 1989 | Associated Press
Peter Koech of Kenya broke the world 3,000-meter steeplechase record at the DN Galan International Amateur Athletic Federation Mobil Grand Prix track and field meet. Koech, the runner-up in last year's Olympics, beat countryman Henry Rono's mark with a time of 8 minutes 5.35 seconds. Rono set the mark, one of the oldest in track and field, of 8:05.4 in Seattle 11 years ago. Carl Lewis also extended his long jump winning streak to 60.
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September 6, 1987 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
After two days of thunderstorms, the sun was back out in Rome Saturday. So were the Italian track and field fans, about 68,000 of them filling the Olympic Stadium to capacity in anticipation of another gold medal for the home team. They were rewarded with that and more when Italy won twice as many medals as the United States on the next-to-last day of the World Championships.
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August 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
A committee charged with finding a starting system that would prevent a repetition of this year's Grand National flag-waving fiasco, came up with its recommendation Wednesday: two more flag wavers. Even though seven of the 40 horses ran the full 4 1/2 miles, the steeplechase at Aintree on April 3 was declared void after two false starts caused by a faulty tape.
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April 7, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Geraldine Lester recognized those hooligans who were trashing central London last weekend. They're the same sort as "those terrible people from the football terraces," she said, referring to the drunken ruffians often seen in the crowds in the standing-only sections at soccer games. Sometimes the English call them "lager louts," sometimes "yobbos."
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May 13, 1994 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Tansley's commitment to track has been questioned by others more than once. But that's no surprise to Tansley. He sometimes questions it, too. When he was at Dana Hills High School, he would skip practice to go surfing. Now, as a senior at Cal State Fullerton, Tansley acknowledges that his training habits haven't always been what they should be. He has thought about quitting the sport, and he might have if he wasn't so good at it.
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April 21, 1985
Jennifer Abraham of UC Irvine set a school record with a winning time of 4:27.92 in the 1,500 meters Saturday and she also won the 800, but it wasn't enough to stop San Diego State from defeating the Anteaters, 93-58, in a nonconference women's dual meet at San Diego. Latanya Sheffield led San Diego State by winning the 400-meter hurdles in 53.09, the second fastest time for a woman in NCAA history. In a men's tri-meet, SDSU outscored Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona.
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November 2, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Henry, John's Call. Their names are similar, and so too have been their careers. Unappreciated, these durable geldings ran for claiming prices before they hit the big time. Hardly one-dimensional, John Henry excelled on dirt as well as on grass, and John's Call was a steeplechaser before he settled in as a solid turf runner on the flat. John Henry's career, like Jerome Kern's Ol' Man River, just kept rollin' along.
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May 9, 1999 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Merino ran like the wind and blew away the competition in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Southern California community college track and field championships Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College. The Glendale College sophomore accelerated from the middle of the pack midway through the race and opened a commanding lead in the final two laps, finishing in 9 minutes 12.9 seconds to establish a personal best. Merino, who had the top qualifying mark at 9:29.
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May 8, 1999 | JOHN ORTEGA
Jose Merino of Glendale College will try to give the Vaqueros their second consecutive 3,000-meter steeplechase winner in the Southern California track and field championships today at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Merino, who won the steeplechase, 5,000 and 10,000 in the Western State Conference championships last month, will run in the steeplechase and 5,000 today. Julio Serratos, who now attends Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.
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August 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
Hokan edged Romantic by a neck Thursday in the $108,500 New York Turf Writers Cup, completing Saratoga's 2 3/8-mile, 17-fence steeplechase course in a record 4 minutes 12 seconds. Eskimo Cove set the previous mark of 4:12 1/5 in 1995. Hokan, ridden by Sean Clancy, returned $28.80, $7.90 and $4.10 for his third career victory in eight steeplechase starts. Romantic paid $4 and $2.70, and Sundin returned $4.30 to show.
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April 8, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An angry Britain went to the races Monday in a national show of defiance against the Irish Republican Army. "We beat them. It was fantastic," said a fan as he left Aintree racetrack in Liverpool after the belated running of the Grand National, the world's premier steeplechase. Prime Minister John Major and Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, joined more than 20,000 fans who came for a single race Monday and were cheered on by millions across the country watching on television.
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May 11, 1996 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kris McLucas of Ventura College and Ramon Serratos of Glendale are regarded as potential winners of their respective events entering the Southern California track and field championships at Citrus College today, but no one knows for sure how healthy they are. McLucas, the defending state champion in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, missed the Western State Conference championships because of a tender hamstring and had only the seventh-best qualifying mark in last week's preliminaries.
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April 11, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Jockey Club will investigate the safety of the Grand National after the deaths of two horses in this year's running of the world's best-known steeplechase. In a statement released today, the club, which controls horse racing in Britain, said trainers, jockeys and officials of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be questioned about possible changes in the course, including the notorious Becher's Brook jump. Animal-rights advocates have called for changes, such as reducing the field from 40 horses to 30 and lowering jumps such as Becher's, sixth of 30 jumps on the 4 1/2-mile circuit.
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May 16, 1985 | PAUL SMITH, Times Staff Writer
If Dick Ongaga Isaboke wins the marathon in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, don't be surprised if marathon runners start singing Swahili folk songs as part of their workouts. Singing, according to Isaboke, is the key to training for the 26.2-mile run. "When I'm running, I'm singing. The songs remind me of all the good days when I was winning all the competitions. They're just traditional songs that bring the best memories to my mind when I'm getting stressed out."
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August 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
Kenya's Moses Kiptanui got the world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and lost another Wednesday night when Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie shattered his world mark in the 5,000 meters at the Weltklasse meet. Olympic champion Linford Christie, shrugging off a leg injury, won the 100 meters, Michael Johnson won his 47th consecutive 400 race and Algerian Noureddine Morceli fell short in his bid to break the world mile record. Of the two world records, Gebrselassie's was the most remarkable.
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June 9, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kenya's Moses Kiptanui broke the men's 5,000-meter world record Thursday, clocking 12 minutes 55.30 seconds at the IAAF Mobil Grand Prix Golden Gala track and field meet at Rome. The previous record was 12:56.96, set last June by Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia. Kiptanui also owns the world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:02.08).
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