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August 5, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Olympian Matt Biondi and a depleted field of challengers left the starting blocks for the 50-meter freestyle Friday night to a chorus of boos--a first for Biondi after all his years of international competition. Most of the standing-room-only crowd of 2,500 attending the Phillips 66/U.S. Swimming Long Course National Championships at USC were expressing their disappointment because the meet's premier event was altered when Tom Jager was disqualified for a false start.
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January 16, 1993 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As NCAA Convention proposals go, it was a little on the unusual side, an issue impacting a single athlete whose eligibility has almost run out. Then again, the case of Bonnie Frankel--runner, swimmer and 48-year-old college student--is anything but usual. She has fought off a variety of demons, including breast cancer, a learning disability and a divorce. After being out of school for 27 years, she enrolled at Santa Monica College in 1989 and discovered a passion for education and running.
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January 16, 1993 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As NCAA Convention proposals go, it was a little on the unusual side, an issue impacting a single athlete whose eligibility has almost run out. Then again, the case of Bonnie Frankel--runner, swimmer and 48-year-old college student--is anything but usual. She has fought off a variety of demons, including breast cancer, a learning disability and a divorce. After being out of school for 27 years, she enrolled at Santa Monica College in 1989 and discovered a passion for education and running.
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August 5, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Olympian Matt Biondi and a depleted field of challengers left the starting blocks for the 50-meter freestyle Friday night to a chorus of boos--a first for Biondi after all his years of international competition. Most of the standing-room-only crowd of 2,500 attending the Phillips 66/U.S. Swimming Long Course National Championships at USC were expressing their disappointment because the meet's premier event was altered when Tom Jager was disqualified for a false start.
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July 25, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Garcia heard the decision on news radio during the drive from Woodland Hills to the game. "That's it," he said dejectedly to no one in particular. A Superior Court judge had declined to issue an order granting eligibility to him and teammate Garrett Feig. After several days of attorneys and administrators wrangling over appeals, the decision was final.
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July 16, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In three years, Dara Torres has gone from being a burned-out and retired swimmer to a co-captain on the U.S. women's Olympic team. The 1985 Westlake School graduate, who grew up in Beverly Hills, gave up swimming after the 1989 NCAA Championships. "I absolutely hated it," Torres said. "It became kind of tedious. (I'd say to myself,) 'Oh God, morning workouts, I have afternoon workouts, six hours a day of training. Oh God, why I am doing this?'
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June 17, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
A little more than a year ago, Julie Martin left the Cypress Swim Club and joined the Fullerton Aquatics Sports team because she didn't want to be the fastest swimmer in the water day in and day out. She didn't want to be always setting the pace. She wanted someone to chase. Somebody like, say, Janet Evans. Martin's specialties are the 800-meter and the 400-meter freestyle, events in which Evans holds the world records. Apparently the daily chase is paying off.
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