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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 25, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- Carl Lewis is a week shy of his 31st birthday, struggling in heat and humidity that hangs like a giant rubber suit over Tad Gormley Stadium.The Olympic gold medals and moments are in the past, now. The present stares him in the face each time he takes the track and lines up against kids in the 100 or world-record holder Mike Powell in the long jump.Last night, it was Powell who dominated the long jump at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.With a leap of 28 feet 3 1/2 inches, Powell beat Lewis for the second time in 10 months and emerged as the gold medal favorite.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Franklin star pole vaulter Olivia Gruver likes her space prior to taking flight -- a place where she can keep to herself and focus. She will seek that solitude before the Class 3A state outdoor track and field championship at Morgan State on Friday, but finding it wasn't so easy in Philadelphia on April 24. On the day she competed in the prestigious Penn Relays for the first time, Gruver woke up bothered by a cold. After sleeping most of the way, the junior arrived at historic Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania and couldn't find her high school coach, Paul Hannsen.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 5, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- It is supposed to be the confrontation of the 1992 Summer Olympics.The men's long jump.World record holder Mike Powell vs. two-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis.But for Powell, today's qualifying round could be a leap of faith.Yesterday, Powell missed a news conference and sent his agent with regrets and a message:He's injured. Nothing serious. Just tightness in his lower back and right hamstring.But in a sport that requires split-second timing and optimal physical condition, even the slightest twinge can separate a pretender from a contender.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
It's hard to pinpoint why Sydney Robinson can jump farther than other girls her age, though her quirky choice of socks may be one factor. Sure, the Amateur Athletic Union gold medalist is tall for a 9-year-old at 5 foot 1. And she's fast, always able to outrun kids in a footrace or a simple game of chase. According to Sharron Smith, who has coached the Pointers Run Elementary School fourth-grader for two years in the all-girl Elite Track Club, what it really boils down to is dedication and desire.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | September 1, 1991
Carl Lewis wept.He wiped the tears from his eyes -- tears of disbelief, tears of disappointment -- when, from nowhere, Mike Powell stole the long jump record that was supposed to be his and broke Lewis' 10-year winning streak in the process Friday at the World Championships in Tokyo.It used to be that real men didn't cry. Tears knocked Ed Muskie right out of a presidential race, but when Ron Reagan would get glassy-eyed at shopping center openings, suddenly it was OK for men to express their feelings damply.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 6, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- This is where you expect to find Carl Lewis every four years, at the center of the story, running the gantlet of television cameras and newspaper reporters in a tunnel underneath a stadium.He was sweating now. Telling the world what it felt like to be finally free of a nagging virus, what it felt like to jump 28 feet, 5 3/4 inches and to move one step closer to the only goal that has eluded him in his career."I'm excited," he said. "I'm ready. It felt great to be back to myself."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 8, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- These were snapshots from a night of glory.One moment, there was Jackie Joyner-Kersee of the United States, ending a long jump reign with a bronze medal, leaping from a pit of sand to embrace her fiercest rival and the new gold medalist, Germany's Heike Drechsler."
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2001
The rain didn't fall, but the meet records sure did at the Glenelg Invitational yesterday. Eleven meet records were either tied or broken by athletes from 32 Maryland teams in attendance at Glenelg High School, but the real story was the dominance of the Long Reach girls team, which ran away with the title, outscoring runner-up Elizabeth Seton, 126-69.5. Middletown, led by senior distance runner Will Christian, took home the boys title, finishing with 66 points, just ahead of Patuxent, which came in second with 55.5.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2002
After graduating four All-Howard County performers from last year's team, opposing coaches were hoping that Long Reach's girls track team would stumble this season. But the No. 1 Lightning hasn't missed a beat and won its fifth straight county title at Oakland Mills yesterday, although the triple jump must be completed today. It was the only uncompleted event when lightning forced a postponment at 6:05 p.m. Long Reach has the two leading performers in that event, which will be completed today at 3 p.m. Long Reach, the four-time defending state champ, ran away from second-place Glenelg to build an insurmountable lead, 127-89.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 23, 1998
Long Reach's Chris Smith already had clinched the Class 2A state championship in the long jump when his final turn came last night at UMBC Stadium. Smith figured he would try for the state record, which he had come close to on earlier jumps."
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2009
Top-ranked McDonogh turned the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's championship meet into a display of how much talent and depth the team has - and it became quite a show. The Eagles dominated in every way possible to repeat as team champion. McDonogh's girls finished with 238 points on Saturday at Calvert Hall, beating runner-up Seton Keough (64) by an astonishing 174 points. The second- through seventh-place teams would have to combine their scores to match what the Eagles did by themselves.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2009
Top-ranked McDonogh brought only seven girls to Saturday's Pikesville Track Classic, but the Eagles still managed to pull out a tough victory. Despite holding out three of their top athletes, the Eagles used the talents of Kristen Brown and six teammates to finish with 68 points, beating Thomas Johnson (61), No. 7 Catonsville (58.5) and No. 3 Western (55) in the 40-team meet at Pikesville. "We only brought a handful here, but we did well," said Alrick Munroe, McDonogh's co-coach with Jeff Sanborn.
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March 26, 2009
GIRLS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR Kristen Brown McDonogh The versatile junior's talent was on display at the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship meet, as she helped McDonogh cruise to victory. Brown won the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump, and came in second in the shot put. Her combination of speed, strength and skill is rare among boys or girls. Brown was undefeated in the regular season in the 55 hurdles and scored victories at the Frostbite Invite, the Howard County and Montgomery invitationals.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2009
LANDOVER - Another year, another sweep for Meade. The Mustangs pulled off a third consecutive sweep at the Anne Arundel County indoor track and field championships last night at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Center. Meade's girls finished with 137 points, taking a big early lead and never looking back, beating Chesapeake (100). The Mustangs have won three straight county titles. The Mustangs boys (114) won three late events to pull away from No. 7 Chesapeake (84). Meade lost its top four scorers from last year, but coach Nigel Holder's team again found points from all over the place and won a fourth straight crown.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2009
LANDOVER - Top-ranked McDonogh's girls and the No. 3 Mount St. Joseph boys each took different paths to their track championships last night. McDonogh turned the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland title meet into a laugher very quickly, but Mount St. Joseph needed to win the final event to edge No. 2 McDonogh and take the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. Mount St. Joseph and No. 2 McDonogh were tied heading into the last event, the 1,600-meter relay.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun | May 23, 2008
The No. 4 Western Tech boys and the No. 9 River Hill girls were the local teams in first place after the opening day of competition at the state track and field championships yesterday at Morgan State. Chris Mills led the way for Western Tech in Class 1A with a victory in the 3,200 (9 minutes, 43.69 seconds). Patrick Gilreath finished second in the shot put, and Jermol Dix finished second in the long jump. The Wolverines also took second in the 800 relay and finished with 36 points. Class 3A and 4A schools go today, and all four classes finish tomorrow.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 16, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Marion Jones is in. Regina Jacobs is out. Torri Edwards may be out, too. You may need more than a program to determine the lineup of the 2004 USA women's Olympic track and field team. A legal defense team would be helpful, too. Four days after failing to make the team in the 100-meter dash, three-time 2000 gold medalist Jones earned a ticket to Athens by winning the long jump at the U.S. Olympic trials yesterday at Sacramento State with a leap of 23 feet, 4 inches.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 29, 2004
DECATUR, Ill. - McDaniel College sophomore Broderick Maybank (Eastern Tech) leaped 24 feet, 5 inches yesterday at Millikin University to win the NCAA Division III long jump title. He is the first McDaniel athlete in eight years to win a national championship. "I just hung it all out there," Maybank said. "I felt good in the run-through this morning. Everything just felt right on." The Centennial Conference's long-jump champion cleared 24 feet by a quarter inch with his first jump of the day. The preliminary personal best was also a McDaniel College record by nearly four inches.
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