June 22, 2007 |
When Breaux Greer opens his mouth, anything is likely to come out. Greer is profane, politically incorrect, given to risque double-entendres and inclined to embellish his stories. "I have to tone it down," Greer says repeatedly, but you can tell from the impish grin below his streaked, spiked hairdo that he doesn't mean it. So the only thing about Greer anyone can take without a grain of salt -- OK, a salt mine -- is how far he can throw a javelin.
May 3, 1998 |
She won an unprecedented nine Illinois state titles during her career at Waukegan High and was a Track & Field News magazine all-American in the 200 meters last year. But nothing that UCLA freshman Shakedia Jones had done prepared her for her performance against USC and Brigham Young in a double-dual meet before 2,713 at Drake Stadium on Saturday. Jones won the 100 in 11.11 seconds, the 200 in 22.84, ran the second leg on the winning 400 relay team that clocked 43.
April 11, 2008 |
Kansas Coach Bill Self said no thanks to Oklahoma State, his alma mater, and agreed to a contract extension that could keep him at Kansas for the rest of his career. The 45-year-old Self, an Oklahoma native who played for the Cowboys and was an assistant coach there at the beginning of his career, met with Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder on Wednesday night for about two hours. After conferring with Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins on Thursday, Self announced he was staying.
June 3, 1999 |
The NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships are only a day old, and USC has already seen unexpected highs and a very disappointing low. Felix Sanchez, who came into the championships with the second-best college time in the 400-meter hurdles this year, failed to qualify for Friday's final with a time of 50.96 seconds Wednesday at Bronco Stadium. It was only the 10th-best time in the preliminaries.
June 5, 1999 |
After two days of clouds and rain at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, the skies above Bronco Stadium cleared Friday and UCLA's Joanna Hayes took full advantage of it. Hayes, using a strong back turn to gain the lead in the final straightaway, set personal and stadium records in winning the 400-meter hurdles in 55.16 seconds, .64 seconds ahead of Tanya Jarrett of Texas.
July 17, 2004 |
Another day, another report of a positive drug test and another cold shoulder from Marion Jones, who slowly but surely advanced to the semifinals of the women's 200 at the Olympic trials. With 18 runners moving on from a quarterfinal field pared to 19 by a flurry of withdrawals, Jones was last in her heat in 22.93 seconds, the 10th-fastest time. Jones, who won the 200 at Sydney but missed the U.S.
September 20, 2000 |
Injured sprinter Inger Miller, favored to win two silver medals and a gold, withdrew from the 100 meters today in a development that could have a significant impact on U.S. teammate Marion Jones' chances to become the first woman track and field athlete to win five gold medals in a single Olympics. Miller, formerly of Pasadena Muir and USC, was expected to provide the greatest threat to Jones in the 100 and 200 and support in the 400-meter relay.
June 4, 1999 |
On a day when there weren't many points available and qualifying was the goal in most events, the UCLA and USC track and field teams got some big performances from their stars Thursday at the NCAA championships before 5,805 at Bronco Stadium. Seilala Sua earned 10 points for the Bruin women, becoming the fourth UCLA woman to win the NCAA shotput title in the 1990s.
May 23, 1999 |
USC's Jerome Davis won a record fourth consecutive Pacific 10 Conference title in the 400 meters and finished first in three other events as the Trojan men won their second conference track and field title in three years Saturday night at Tempe, Ariz. Davis, who also won the 200 and anchored two first-place relay teams, accounted for 40 of the Trojans 164 points. Sultan McCullough won the 100 in a time of 10.18 seconds.
May 20, 1996 |
At their worst, track and field meets can be a disconnected jumble of confusing times and distances, performed by individuals. Placed in the context of college, with emotion and rivalries to lend weight to each event, track meets can be thrilling. Such was the case Sunday at the Pacific 10 Conference championships at UCLA, as the men's and women's team titles came down to the final events. UCLA's men came from behind to win, and USC's women did the same.