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Lewis May Have His Opening Achilles Injury Forces Burrell Out, Lewis Could Be His Replacement

1. Burrell 2. Lewis


Bailey Screams Canadian Breaks Record, But Controversy Swirls After Three False Starts

Donovan Bailey mugs for cameras after record 9.84 in 100 meters. Defending champ Linford Christie was disqualified.


Kersee Pulls The Plug Husband Insists Joyner-Kersee Withdraw From Heptathlon

Injured Jackie Joyner-Kersee wins heptathlon’s 100 hurdles despite stumbling over final hurdle. Photo by Associated Press


Johnson Tunes Up For History On Own Terms

Michael Johnson did another warmup Saturday night for what seems like an inevitable gold medal in the 400 meters, this time working on his finishing kick. Unlike his race in …


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Fredericks Snaps Johnson’s Streak American Loses First 200 Final Following 21 Straight Victories

Frankie Fredericks edged Michael Johnson at the wire Friday to win the men’s 200 meters at the Bislett Games, snapping the American world champion’s winning streak of 21 races. Fredericks, …


Fredericks Runs 100 In Just 9.87 Seconds, Beating World Champ

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Johnson Blows ‘Em Away Breaks World Record In The 200 In A Blazing 19.66

Michael Johnson may have Olympic gold within his reach. Photo by Associated Press


O’Brien: Atlanta, At Last Decathlete Makes U.S. Olympic Team, Burying ‘92

O’Brien celebrates pole vault vindication. Photo by Associated Press


O’Brien Clears Pole Vault, Mind

It was 12:25 on a suffocating Saturday afternoon when time stood still. The air temperature was 106, the temperature on the track of Atlanta’s Olympic Stadium was 111, and at …


Dan On A Mission O’Brien Turns Disappointment Of ‘92 Into Motivation For ‘96

Decathlete Dan O’Brien enlisted a psychologist to help with trials, tribulations. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Johnson Tops Pole Vaulters In Field Trials Bronson, Batten Grab 400-Meter Hurdle Titles

It’s all so easy for Lawrence Johnson now. Things should get a lot more challenging in August. Johnson easily won the pole vault at the U.S. track and field trials …


Sports People

Olympic champion Lindford Christie of England beat world champion Donovan Bailey of Canada in a dramatic 100-meter sprint in Nuremberg, Germany. … Jeff Jackson announced he is resigning as head …


Cougar Comes Up Golden In Ncaa Hurdle Finals Vandal Frosh Sets School Record With 4th-Place Finish In 400

Making up big ground, Dominique Arnold of Washington State jets to the 110-meter hurdles title. Photo by Associated Press (In Spokane edition only.)


Injury Threat To Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner said she has an Achilles tendon injury that may jeopardize her chance for an Olympic comeback. The three-time Olympic gold medalist, who has been training for the …


Jones Qualifies For Olympic Trials In 5,000 Meters

Stomach cramps forced Spokane’s Kim Jones to withdraw from the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon in February, but didn’t kill her chances of making the team. Jones, 38, got …


No False Hopes For Streeter Wallace Senior Seeks Third State Title In Hurdles, Second In Long Jump

Dana Streeter looks for a time well below 15.0 in state 100-meter hurdles. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Aching To Win Southpaw Shot-Putter Tries To Win A National Championship For Nic

NIC shot-putter Mitch Armuth believes he’s close to a big throw. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Foreign Legion Idaho Track Resembles United Nations Because Contacts Cost Less Than Bus Ride

1. With a restrictive budget, Mike Keller has discovered e-mail. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. Niels Kruller, who hails from The Netherlands, leads the Big Sky Conference in the …


Lc Freshman Steals The Show In Gsl Track

The eye of the Tiger twinkles. That’s because the sleek Tiger is an innocent freshman, hardly aware of what she accomplished Friday night at Spokane Falls Community College. Teresa Brooks’ …


Powell Upset In Long Jump

Brazil’s Nelson Ferreira set a personal best of 27 feet, 3-3/4 inches to beat world record holder Mike Powell at the Brazilian Grand Prix track meet. Powell took second with …


Johnson Hits Stride

For Michael Johnson, breaking Butch Reynolds’ Drake Relays record in the 400 meters was a nice start. What Johnson really wants, though, is Reynolds’ more noteworthy mark - the world …


Dunford Heats Up The Track For Mead’s Girls

Jen Dunford said it wasn’t cold. It was easy for her to say on a cold, wet Thursday afternoon. The Mead senior ran personal bests in four events, including two …


Miscellany

Olympic marathon qualifier Anne Marie Lauck won the 10,000-meter run at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, in a meet-record time of 32 minutes, 5.64 seconds. In the men’s race, Joe …


Mead’s Autumn Wood Beats Wintry Weather

Jim McLachlan has been attending the Mooberry Relays since he was a sophomore in high school. By his count, that takes in about 29 of the events, which reached 33 …


Sports People

Former UCLA coach Walt Hazzard, who suffered a stroke last week, was in stable condition at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles… . Former Minnesota North Stars …


Iaaf Aids Johnson, Lewis

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O’Brien A Hit In Hurdles And With Fans

Two meet records fell at Friday night’s 21st Vandal Indoor track meet in the Kibbie Dome. But, as it has been for the past seven or eight years, the cheers …


Miscellany

Maria Mutola of Mozambique smashed one of the oldest world indoor records in her first attempt when she won the 1,000 meters in 2 minutes 32.08 seconds at Birmingham, England. …


Lewis Nears Finished Line

Carl Lewis, who will be 35 on July 1, says this year will be his last Olympic Games. He will likely retire before the 1997 World Championships in Greece. Last …