July 18, 1988 |
For the third time this year, Steve Lewis, a UCLA freshman from Fremont, broke the world junior record in the 400 meters, running 44.61 seconds in Sunday's quarterfinals. Earlier this year, Lewis, 19, twice ran 44.65. Eleven men ran under 45 seconds in the four heats, including five in the one that Lewis won. His UCLA teammate, Danny Everett, won the second heat in 44.64. The semifinals of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials here are scheduled for tonight.
September 28, 1988 |
Displaying skill beyond his 19 years, Steve Lewis, a UCLA sophomore, outleaned the more experienced world record-holder, Butch Reynolds, at the finish line Wednesday in the Olympic Stadium to become the 400-meter champion and the second-most famous Lewis of the Games. He won in 43.87 seconds, the third-fastest time ever and only one one-hundreth of a second behind the 20-year-old Olympic record of 43.86 set by the United States' Lee Evans in Mexico City.
April 18, 1991 |
When Steve Lewis won the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, his coach, John Smith, was both ecstatic and apprehensive. While celebrating, Smith recalled recently, he was struck by the thought, "What do I tell him now?" After all, Lewis, as a 19-year-old UCLA freshman, already had attained the ultimate goal in his sport, something that Smith had been unable to do almost two decades earlier because of an injury--despite being one of the world's great quarter-milers.
April 16, 1995 |
The Mt. San Antonio College Relays traditionally are considered the first significant outdoor track and field meet of the season, but there is invariably disagreement about what they signify other than a sunny, low-anxiety afternoon among the grass-covered hills and walnut groves. The 37th annual edition Saturday was no exception.
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December 18, 1996 |
After twice rejecting his pleas for more money, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to more than double the defense spending cap of Auditor-Controller Steve E. Lewis, the only remaining county official facing bankruptcy-related charges. The 3-2 decision provides Lewis with up to $665,800 in defense costs, up from the previous cap of $300,000 established earlier this year. Lewis has already accumulated legal bills totaling $550,000.
February 16, 1989
UCLA's Steve Lewis, the gold medalist in the 400 meters in the Olympic Games last September, has been selected as Southern California's 1988 male athlete of the year by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles.