June 11, 1991 |
The suspension of quarter-miler Butch Reynolds, who continues to deny that he used steroids, was temporarily lifted by the American Arbitration Assn. Monday so that he can compete in the U.S. Track and Field Championships in New York this week. The Athletics Congress suspended Reynolds from all international track and field competition for two years, dating from Aug. 12, 1990, after announcing that he tested positive for steroids after a meet in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on that date.
May 17, 1998
Billy Bush and Christina Tolson of Cal State Northridge earned men's and women's field athlete of the meet honors Saturday to cap a stellar showing by the Matadors at the Big Sky Conference outdoor track and field championships at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
June 5, 1992
Charlotte Vines of Cal State Northridge advanced to the semifinals of the women's 100 meters, but the Matadors' Sasha Vujic was eliminated in a heat of the men's 1,500 Thursday in the NCAA Division I track and field championships at the University of Texas at Austin. Vines, a junior, matched her personal best in the 100 with a time of 11.68 seconds to place fifth in the third heat despite stumbling for a few steps after coming out of the blocks.
July 26, 1997
Mark Crear of Valencia, the 1996 Olympic silver medalist in the men's 110-meter high hurdles, will run in the World Championships in Athens on Aug. 2-10, thanks to a International Amateur Athletic Federation ruling earlier this month that gives defending world champions automatic entry. With defending champion Allen Johnson getting an automatic berth in the 110 highs, the United States will send four hurdlers to the World Championships this year instead of the usual three.
May 31, 1996 |
Beth Burton of Cal State Northridge received a rocky initiation to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships Thursday at Hayward Field when she placed 19th in the women's shotput. Burton, a junior, earned All-American honors by placing eighth in the 20-pound weight throw in the NCAA indoor championships in March. But her 39-foot 2 1/2-inch put in her first NCAA outdoor competition was far short of her 52-3 1/4 school record.
June 4, 1994 |
UCLA junior Karen Hecox pulled away on the final lap to win the women's 3,000-meter title at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday. Hecox followed a prerace strategy to keep pace with favorite Kay Gooch of Oklahoma. When Gooch left most of the field behind at the 400-meter mark, Hecox went with her. "In the races I've seen (Gooch) in, she's left the field early and no one would go with her," Hecox said, who won with a time of 9 minutes 22.63 seconds.
May 27, 1992 |
T-minus 10 days and counting. Like a rocket poised on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Nikki Shaw of Fillmore High is on schedule to take off at the state track and field championships June 6. Shaw, who will attend Villanova in the fall, won the girls' 800- and 1,600-meter races in the 1-A Division in the Southern Section track and field championships at Cerritos College on Saturday. Although her time of 4 minutes 50.
April 14, 1991 |
A quartet of Saddleback High School junior sprinters helped the Roadrunners win their fifth Orange County Track and Field Championships in the past 18 years Saturday. The latest title was the school's first since 1984. "These guys were good when they were freshmen," Saddleback Coach Jim Knapp said. "They're even better now."
June 5, 1994 |
He didn't win the long jump or the triple jump, but Jamaal Chase of Quartz Hill High bounced back in the state track and field championships at Cerritos College on Saturday. Chase entered the long jump finals with the top personal best (24 feet 2 1/4 inches) among the nine competitors in the field, but he fouled on each of his three attempts and finished last without a mark.
December 9, 1993
Quincy Watts of Nike International is ranked fourth in the world in the 400 meters, and Garrett Noel of Cal State Northridge is 10th in the U.S. in the javelin in Track & Field News men's rankings for the 1993 season. Watts, a three-time state champion at Taft High, finished fourth in the 400 in the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, in August and had a season best of 44.13 seconds. In 1992, he won the Olympic title with a personal best of 43.50, the second-fastest time in history.