May 15, 1997 |
Capistrano Valley freshman Erica Sorgi, near perfect on the one- and three-meter diving boards Wednesday, not only won her first Southern Section Division I diving title but set a record in the process. Sorgi, a nationally ranked diver, performed every dive with precision as she finished with 568.10 points to break the 13-year-old record of 554.50 set by Laguna Beach diver Wendy Wyland.
August 8, 2003 |
Kim Kreiner, who was not in a medal position before her last throw, broke her American record in the javelin with a throw of 199 feet, 8 inches Thursday in the Pan American Games. Kreiner beat her previous mark by seven inches and won the gold medal. Kreiner is the first woman to win gold in Pan Am javelin since 1975. Other highlights included American Sarah Taylor's advance to the semifinals in women's tennis after defeating Vanina Garcia of Argentina, 7-5, 6-4. The world champion U.S.
August 13, 2000
Fourth-seeded Joshua Cohen of Weston, Fla., staved off four match points in the second set to upset No. 2-seeded Prakash Amritraj of Encino, 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-2, in the semifinals of the U.S. Tennis Assn. Boys' 16 Super National Hardcourt Championships on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich. "I had a lot of opportunities," Amritraj said. "But he played really well to come back and he had a good 'breaker." Amritraj will face Matt Cloer of Linville, N.C., in the third-place match today.
July 28, 1991
Ricky Wood, 18, of Simi Valley won the boys' 16-18 platform diving title Saturday at the National Junior Olympic diving championships in Clayton, Mo. In the boys' 13-and-under one-meter springboard, Troy Dumais, 11, of Ventura was fourth and his 12-year-old brother, Justin, was fifth. Birmingham High pole-vaulter Howard Schrier, a two-time City Section 4-A champion, has made an oral commitment to attend Cal State Northridge. Schrier, whose best mark is 14 feet 8 inches, also considered USC.
April 28, 1995 |
Midway through Thursday's Channel League swim meet against Santa Barbara High, Buena sophomore Rebecca Gilman found herself in the unusual position of having time to kill. One of the top distance freestylers in the nation, Gilman, the defending Southern Section Division I 500-yard freestyle champion, wasn't entered in that event because she wasn't needed.
July 30, 1999 |
World champion Cuba's expected dash to the baseball gold medal at the Pan American Games keeps bogging down. A day after losing to the United States, the Cubans looked listless in an 8-1 loss to Canada on Thursday. But don't count out Cuba (2-2). It still made it to the quarterfinals and can still win the gold medal. Canada (4-0), which also beat the United States, won its pool and plays Guatemala in Saturday's quarterfinals.
April 20, 1997
Hoover High senior David Lopez, the 1996 Southern Section Division I cross-country champion and the runner-up in the state championships, has signed a letter of intent with Arizona. Lopez, who placed 13th in the national cross-country championships, has a personal best of 9:15.75 in the 3,200 meters and placed ninth in last year's state meet in that event. Lopez will join former Hoover standout Margarito Casillas at Arizona. Casillas won the 1992 state Division I cross-country title.
August 8, 2011 |
David Boudia, a 22-year-old from Purdue University, was the Big Ten's athlete of the year in 2011. Consider that for a moment. Boudia's not a football player or basketball player or baseball player or track athlete. He's a diver. Last month in Shanghai, Boudia won a silver medal in the 10-meter platform event, the first time a U.S. male had earned a medal in 25 years at the FINA World Championships. Although China won all 10 gold medals in Shanghai, Boudia's silver and his teammate Nick McCrory's sixth-place finish in the same event offer some hope for the U.S. team that will compete in the 2012 London Olympics.