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May 26, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE
UCLA's Steve Lewis has reinjured a hamstring muscle and is questionable for the NCAA track and field championship next week in Provo, Utah. Lewis, the Olympic gold medalist in the 400 meters, strained a hamstring in a workout Tuesday. "The injury isn't quite as severe as we thought it was," said UCLA Coach Bob Larsen, who added that Lewis' status won't be determined for a few days. UCLA is the two-time defending NCAA champion. However, if Lewis is unavailable, the Bruins' chances of repeating are slim.
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May 19, 1996 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most things went as planned at the Pacific 10 Conference track and field championships at UCLA on Saturday. It was the surprises that hurt, at least as far as UCLA was concerned. After the first day, Oregon leads with 78 points, Washington is second with 45 and UCLA is third with 38. USC is in eighth place. "I wouldn't say it's insurmountable," UCLA Coach Bob Larsen said of the Ducks' lead. "Obviously, Oregon had an outstanding first day. The points were where I thought they would be."
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April 15, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY
UCLA's four-year dual meet winning streak in track and field will be in jeopardy at Drake Stadium today when the Bruins face Louisiana State and Houston in a double dual meet. UCLA has won 41 straight dual meets, one short of the school record set in 1972-76. To break the record, the Bruins would have to beat both LSU and Houston. UCLA Coach Bob Larsen said he is not optimistic, particularly when discussing LSU, because of injuries to three of his best athletes--quarter-miler Steve Lewis, sprinter Mike Marsh and hurdler Derek Knight.
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June 3, 1995 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sprinter Ato Boldon simply picked the wrong time to be impatient. With UCLA's plan for winning the NCAA men's outdoor track and field title going exactly as planned up to that point, Boldon was ruled to have false-started in his 100-meter semifinal, ending any realistic chance the Bruins had of upsetting three-time defending champion Arkansas at Tom Black Track.
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May 31, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
When UCLA won its second consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Assn. track and field championship in 1988, it was assumed that the the Bruins would have an even better team in 1989. UCLA was losing only hurdler Kevin Young from a team that won by 41 points. But as the NCAA meet starts today at Brigham Young University UCLA's status is shaky. Steve Lewis, the Olympic gold medalist in the 400 meters, is doubtful after reinjuring a hamstring last week. With Lewis hurt, UCLA Coach Bob Larsen didn't even try to qualify his 400 and 1,600-meter relays teams.
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April 30, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It didn't seem likely that the USC track and field teams would upset, or even threaten UCLA Saturday in the annual dual meets at Drake Stadium. Form prevailed. Even though the USC men outscored UCLA, 56-35, on the track, the Bruins had a field day in field events with a lopsided 58-12 advantage. That added up to a 93-68 victory for UCLA, its 11th consecutive win over USC and 15th in the last 17 years. UCLA's women were even more dominating, winning, 101 1/2-28 1/2. That competition, if it can be called that, was decided early with UCLA clinching the meet, 73 1/2-7 1/2, after only nine events.
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June 3, 1995 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sprinter Ato Boldon simply picked the wrong time to be impatient. With UCLA's plan for winning the NCAA men's outdoor track and field title going exactly as planned up to that point, Boldon was ruled to have false-started in his 100-meter semifinal, ending any realistic chance the Bruins had of upsetting three-time defending champion Arkansas at Tom Black Track.
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May 24, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
UCLA's Gail Devers was thrown into the steeplechase water jump pit by her teammates early Saturday evening. It was the first time that anyone had caught up with the versatile athlete in the two-day Pacific 10 track and field meet. Devers won four individual events and ran a leg on winning 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams as the Bruins won the team championship with 121 points to runner-up USC's 107. It was a UCLA show on a warm day in the Northwest.
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May 19, 1996 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most things went as planned at the Pacific 10 Conference track and field championships at UCLA on Saturday. It was the surprises that hurt, at least as far as UCLA was concerned. After the first day, Oregon leads with 78 points, Washington is second with 45 and UCLA is third with 38. USC is in eighth place. "I wouldn't say it's insurmountable," UCLA Coach Bob Larsen said of the Ducks' lead. "Obviously, Oregon had an outstanding first day. The points were where I thought they would be."
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April 29, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
If UCLA and USC were merely engaged in a track meet today, it would be a dandy, reminiscent of their stirring rivalry in the 1970s. Unfortunately, for the Trojans, there is the field portion of the dual meet today at Drake Stadium. USC is competitive on the track, but not in the field events. For example, the Trojans spot the Bruins 27 points before the meet even begins. The Trojans have only token entries in the shotput, discus and hammer throw, events the Bruins will sweep.
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May 31, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
When UCLA won its second consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Assn. track and field championship in 1988, it was assumed that the the Bruins would have an even better team in 1989. UCLA was losing only hurdler Kevin Young from a team that won by 41 points. But as the NCAA meet starts today at Brigham Young University UCLA's status is shaky. Steve Lewis, the Olympic gold medalist in the 400 meters, is doubtful after reinjuring a hamstring last week. With Lewis hurt, UCLA Coach Bob Larsen didn't even try to qualify his 400 and 1,600-meter relays teams.
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May 26, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE
UCLA's Steve Lewis has reinjured a hamstring muscle and is questionable for the NCAA track and field championship next week in Provo, Utah. Lewis, the Olympic gold medalist in the 400 meters, strained a hamstring in a workout Tuesday. "The injury isn't quite as severe as we thought it was," said UCLA Coach Bob Larsen, who added that Lewis' status won't be determined for a few days. UCLA is the two-time defending NCAA champion. However, if Lewis is unavailable, the Bruins' chances of repeating are slim.
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May 21, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
It was like monitoring the stock market on election day. That's how wildly the fortunes of the UCLA men's team fluctuated Saturday, the first day of the Pacific 10 Track and Field Championships at Stanford Stadium. There were alternating wild moments of despair and exultation for the Bruins, the defending champions, as the team's fate rose and fell in dizzying sequence. At the end of the day, UCLA led with 67 points, Oregon was second with 51 and Washington was third with 45. "It's been difficult, going up and down like this," UCLA Coach Bob Larsen said.
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April 30, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It didn't seem likely that the USC track and field teams would upset, or even threaten UCLA Saturday in the annual dual meets at Drake Stadium. Form prevailed. Even though the USC men outscored UCLA, 56-35, on the track, the Bruins had a field day in field events with a lopsided 58-12 advantage. That added up to a 93-68 victory for UCLA, its 11th consecutive win over USC and 15th in the last 17 years. UCLA's women were even more dominating, winning, 101 1/2-28 1/2. That competition, if it can be called that, was decided early with UCLA clinching the meet, 73 1/2-7 1/2, after only nine events.
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April 29, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
If UCLA and USC were merely engaged in a track meet today, it would be a dandy, reminiscent of their stirring rivalry in the 1970s. Unfortunately, for the Trojans, there is the field portion of the dual meet today at Drake Stadium. USC is competitive on the track, but not in the field events. For example, the Trojans spot the Bruins 27 points before the meet even begins. The Trojans have only token entries in the shotput, discus and hammer throw, events the Bruins will sweep.
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April 15, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY
UCLA's four-year dual meet winning streak in track and field will be in jeopardy at Drake Stadium today when the Bruins face Louisiana State and Houston in a double dual meet. UCLA has won 41 straight dual meets, one short of the school record set in 1972-76. To break the record, the Bruins would have to beat both LSU and Houston. UCLA Coach Bob Larsen said he is not optimistic, particularly when discussing LSU, because of injuries to three of his best athletes--quarter-miler Steve Lewis, sprinter Mike Marsh and hurdler Derek Knight.
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April 24, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-one years ago, Randy Matson of Texas A&M became the first shotputter to break the 70-foot barrier. He improved his world record to 71 feet 5 1/2 inches in 1967, won an Olympic gold medal in 1968, and earned a place in track and field history. Now, something is stirring again on the shotput scene in College Station, Tex. Another Aggie is reaching for the sky.
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June 6, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Last week, UCLA Coach Bob Larsen projected that his team probably would score in the 50-point range at the NCAA track and field meet--but he wasn't sure it would be enough to win. The Bruins will get their 50 points for sure. They already had 45 Friday night at Bernie Moore Stadium with more points expected today in the concluding session. If there was any doubt that UCLA was rolling merrily along to the championship, it was dispelled in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
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June 6, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Last week, UCLA Coach Bob Larsen projected that his team probably would score in the 50-point range at the NCAA track and field meet--but he wasn't sure it would be enough to win. The Bruins will get their 50 points for sure. They already had 45 Friday night at Bernie Moore Stadium with more points expected today in the concluding session. If there was any doubt that UCLA was rolling merrily along to the championship, it was dispelled in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
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May 24, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
UCLA's Gail Devers was thrown into the steeplechase water jump pit by her teammates early Saturday evening. It was the first time that anyone had caught up with the versatile athlete in the two-day Pacific 10 track and field meet. Devers won four individual events and ran a leg on winning 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams as the Bruins won the team championship with 121 points to runner-up USC's 107. It was a UCLA show on a warm day in the Northwest.
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