June 4, 1994 |
Long Beach Poly High's quest for a third consecutive girls' State track and field championship was dealt a severe blow Friday when All-American sprinter Andrea Anderson was injured. Anderson, a junior, collapsed after finishing second in a preliminary heat in the 200 meters. She re-aggravated a left thigh injury and lay on the track for 10 minutes before being transported to a trainer's table.
June 5, 1994 |
Jaime Martinez closed out his high school career Saturday with one of his best personal performances in the 3,200 meters at the State track and field championships. Although his time of 9 minutes 6.94 seconds was impressive for the Orange senior, it earned him only a fifth-place finish. "It was tough. I had a couple of fast laps," Martinez said, "but that is all I had for today." Martinez began the race with the pack, but broke into the lead at the end of the second lap.
March 1, 1986 |
Jackie Joyner set an American indoor record in the women's long jump Friday at the USA/Mobil Indoor Track and Field Championships, improving on her own record by over 5 inches, with a leap of 22 feet, 10 1/2 inches. Joyner, of the World Class Athletic Club, set American bests in consecutive jumps, leaping 22-10 and 22-10 1/2 to break the old mark of 22-5 which she set last Friday in Inglewood, Calif.
May 8, 1986
Walter Van V. Stewart, aquatics coach for 35 years at Harvard High, has been inducted into the Southern Section's Hall of Fame. Stewart's swimming teams won Prep League championships in 1952, 1954 and 1955. The Saracens were then moved to the Olympic League and won titles there 11 times in 12 years. Stewart also guided his team to championships in the Southern California Swim League in 1973 and the Pioneer League in 1974.
April 29, 1994 |
Andre DeSaussure, a football and track standout at Taft High, signed a national letter of intent with Washington on Wednesday, one day before the NCAA allowed USC--his original first choice--to recruit him again. USC had stopped recruiting DeSaussure on April 11 and declared him ineligible at the school because of a possible rules violation after his participation in the Quincy Watts Invitational on March 26.
June 2, 1994 |
One of them has been competing on an injured knee that will require surgery after the season. Another did not compete last week because of a strained hamstring. The third was the last qualifier in her event. Still, Cal State Northridge assistant John Frazier figures that javelin thrower Kristin Dunn, shotputter Joe Hicks and discus thrower Teresa Stricklin are capable of earning All-American honors in their respective events in this week's NCAA track and field championships at Boise State.
June 6, 1986 |
North Carolina State distance runner Kathy Ormsby, who set the collegiate record in the women's 10,000 meters this year, was hospitalized Thursday with a serious spinal injury after jumping off a 50-foot bridge, police said. The 21-year-old Ormsby, a junior from Rockingham, N.C., was injured Wednesday night. The incident occurred after she dropped out of the 10,000 final during the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships at Indiana University Track Stadium.
May 22, 1993 |
UCLA javelin thrower Erik Smith almost never got a chance to take his final throw during Friday's Pacific 10 track and field championships after being called for a time foul. Javelin throwers are allotted 1 1/2 minutes to throw, and Smith exceeded the time limit after walking through his final attempt. However, Smith was granted his final throw because he was never warned that he was near the time limit. Officials are supposed to give a 30-second warning.
June 3, 1994 |
Newport Harbor's Wade Tift and Esperanza's Kristy Kierulff are the leading qualifiers in their events for this weekend's State track and field championships at Cerritos College. Tift, who won the shotput at last week's Masters meet with a throw of 59 feet 8 1/2 inches, leads all qualifiers by more than two feet with his personal-best throw of 61-6 in the Sea View League finals.
June 21, 2001 |
The emergence of prep phenoms Alan Webb and Ryan Hall figures to minimize the customary post-Olympic letdown when track and field's elite gather for the U.S. championships, beginning today at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. Webb, of Reston, Va., broke the high school mile record set 34 years ago by Jim Ryun when he ran the distance in 3 minutes 53.43 seconds at the Prefontaine Classic last month. Webb, who earlier in the year became the first U.S.