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January 4, 1986
Valerie Brisco-Hooks, a triple gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics, has been added to the 300-yard dash field of the Sunkist Indoor Invitational track meet Jan. 17 at the Sports Arena.
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August 9, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Los Angeles was host to the Summer Olympics 25 years ago. This 13th part of a 16-day series looks back at Thursday, Aug. 9, 1984. The big news On this day, little-known sprinter Valerie Brisco-Hooks collected her second gold medal by winning the 200 meters. She became the first athlete to win the 200 and 400 meters in the same Olympics. The L.A. native emerged from a group of more-renowned athletes at the Coliseum to set U.S. and Olympic marks. The previous year, she was not ranked as a top-10 competitor in either event.
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June 21, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
"I don't care about Michael Johnson," said Quincy Watts, the 1992 Barcelona gold medalist and Valley guy, after being outrun by Johnson in the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials here Wednesday night. "I have two gold medals. Ask me about Carl Lewis. Ask me about Valerie Brisco. Ask me about somebody who's done it." Valerie. Yeah. About time somebody asked about Valerie.
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September 6, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Evelyn Ashford won the women's 200 meters, and East Germany's Marita Koch took the women's 400 meters Friday before about 40,000 fans at the Ivo Van Damme Memorial track and field meet. Ashford was timed in 22.06 seconds as she scored a narrow victory in the 200 over East Germany's Heike Drechsler (22.10). East Germany gained a measure of revenge when Koch, the world record-holder, defeated Olympic champion Valerie Brisco-Hooks in the 400.
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February 15, 1985 | Associated Press
Several Olympic medalists, led by triple gold medal winner Valerie Brisco-Hooks, will compete tonight in the Michelob Invitational indoor track and field meet at the San Diego Sports Arena. Brisco-Hooks, who won gold medals in the 200- and 400-meters and the 1,600-meter relay, will be joined by triple jump gold medalist Al Joyner; French pole vault gold medalist Pierre Quinon; pole vault bronze medalist Earl Bell, and Billy Olson, the first vaulter to clear 19 feet indoors.
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January 13, 1985
The first major track meet in the United States since the 1984 Olympic Games, the 26th annual Sunkist Invitational, will be held Friday at the Sports Arena. High school events will begin at 4:45 p.m., and the pole vault will start the open competition at 6:30. The meet has drawn many of the stars from the Games. Ruth Wysocki, who beat Mary Decker in the Olympic trials and since has criticized Decker's behavior at the games, will run against Decker in the 2,000-meter run.
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July 8, 1986 | Associated Press
American Tom Petranoff set a world-best mark at a Mobil Grand Prix track and field meet at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium Monday night. Petranoff, the former world record-holder, tossed the new-style javelin 280 feet 1 inch for the best mark in the world. The new type of javelin has a forward center of gravity and is designed to stick in the ground when it hits. "My next goal will be 90 meters (295 feet)," Petranoff said after his record throw.
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January 9, 1985 | Scott Ostler
Valerie Brisco-Hooks, of three-gold-medal fame, has arrived fashionably late for an interview. The parking-lot attendants at UCLA, where she works out daily, kept telling her where she couldn't park. She rode on a prize-winning float in the Rose Parade, but hardly anybody recognized her because she has a new hairstyle--no braids--and she was wearing a Girl Scout uniform. She didn't make the top 10 on the U.S. Track and Field News list of the year's outstanding female track and field athletes.
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July 27, 1985 | PAT CANNON, Times Staff Writer
The city of bayous, bisque and beignets opened a sweltering front door to some 3,500 athletes and a crowd estimated at nearly 55,000 as National Sports Festival VI officially got under way Friday night at Tiger Stadium. The stadium, on the campus of Louisiana State University, is better known as Death Valley to the many college football teams who have dared to journey into Bengal Tiger country.
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September 6, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Evelyn Ashford won the women's 200 meters, and East Germany's Marita Koch took the women's 400 meters Friday before about 40,000 fans at the Ivo Van Damme Memorial track and field meet. Ashford was timed in 22.06 seconds as she scored a narrow victory in the 200 over East Germany's Heike Drechsler (22.10). East Germany gained a measure of revenge when Koch, the world record-holder, defeated Olympic champion Valerie Brisco-Hooks in the 400.
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July 8, 1986 | Associated Press
American Tom Petranoff set a world-best mark at a Mobil Grand Prix track and field meet at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium Monday night. Petranoff, the former world record-holder, tossed the new-style javelin 280 feet 1 inch for the best mark in the world. The new type of javelin has a forward center of gravity and is designed to stick in the ground when it hits. "My next goal will be 90 meters (295 feet)," Petranoff said after his record throw.
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May 18, 1986 | MIKE DOWNEY
I asked Valerie Brisco-Hooks if she was worried at all about going to the Goodwill Games in the Soviet Union, considering what has been happening there of late. She knew what I meant. "You mean the fact that I might come back and glow in the dark?" she asked. Uh, yeah. Now that you mention it. Brisco-Hooks nodded and said she was still planning to run in Moscow in July. But before that, she will compete in the Mobil/TAC meet June 19-21 in Oregon.
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May 14, 1986
High hurdlers Roger Kingdom of the United States, Olympic champion in 1984, and Arto Bryggare of Finland, a bronze medalist, have been added to the field for Saturday's Pepsi Invitational at UCLA. It was also announced that Valerie Brisco-Hooks will run the 100-meter dash, as well as the 200.
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January 12, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
Ladies, are you in a rut? Feel trapped by the same old routine? Bored? Like to travel around the world in style? Sleep where the crowned heads of Europe used to sleep? Prowl the boutiques and boulevards of Paris. Shop for leather in Florence. Maybe meet the Pope? Curtsy for the Queen? It's simple. All you have to do is get pregnant. Put on 50 pounds. Stay indoors a lot. Quit exercising. What do you mean, it wouldn't work for you?
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May 18, 1986 | MIKE DOWNEY
I asked Valerie Brisco-Hooks if she was worried at all about going to the Goodwill Games in the Soviet Union, considering what has been happening there of late. She knew what I meant. "You mean the fact that I might come back and glow in the dark?" she asked. Uh, yeah. Now that you mention it. Brisco-Hooks nodded and said she was still planning to run in Moscow in July. But before that, she will compete in the Mobil/TAC meet June 19-21 in Oregon.
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July 27, 1985 | PAT CANNON, Times Staff Writer
The city of bayous, bisque and beignets opened a sweltering front door to some 3,500 athletes and a crowd estimated at nearly 55,000 as National Sports Festival VI officially got under way Friday night at Tiger Stadium. The stadium, on the campus of Louisiana State University, is better known as Death Valley to the many college football teams who have dared to journey into Bengal Tiger country.
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