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June 5, 2000
Joseph Boo NORWALK - The girl who had almost everything got the one thing she didn't have Saturday -- a state title. On a sunny afternoon at the CIF state track and field championships at Cerritos College, Corona del Mar High senior Liz Morse illuminated the stadium with a winning time of 2:08.16 in the girls 800-meter run to capture her first state crown. "This is what she's been working four years for," CdM coach Bill Sumner said. "She has the best national indoor time, the national outdoor time, she won CIF, but she never won state."
NEWS
September 7, 2001
THE CAMPUS - Gwen Wentland, a former national high jump champion, has been named assistant coach for men's and women's track and field at UC Irvine, Anteater head coach Vince O'Boyle said. Wentland, a three-time NCAA All-American while attending Kansas State University, captured the high jump title with a mark of 6-5 at the 1995 United States Indoor National Championships. She still holds the world record in the pentathlon high jump with a mark of 6-4 and the American record in the heptathlon high jump at 6-4. She competed in four NCAA Championships with Kansas State and won three conference high-jump titles for the Wildcats.
NEWS
June 5, 2000
Joseph Boo NORWALK - The smaller Trevor Jones' times became, the greater it seemed. The Newport Harbor High senior capped off his illustrious prep career with a microscopic number, 36.60. That was his winning time for the boys 300-meter intermediate hurdles in Saturday's CIF state track and field championships at Cerritos College. But it looms even larger outside of the state meet. Jones, the CIF Southern Section Division II champion in the 300 hurdles, as well as the 110 high hurdles, broke a 15-year-old Orange County record with his winning time.
NEWS
March 24, 2000
Barry Faulkner COSTA MESA - Well into his third decade coaching track and field at Costa Mesa High, Coach John Carney issues a perennial challenge to his athletes. "Whatever the kids put into it, they'll get out of it," said Carney, who is pleased with the input received, thus far, from his girls team. Senior Julie Kroening is one of few Mustang returners who got a lot out of last season. She was second in the 400 meters at Pacific Coast League Finals and went on to finish fifth in the same event in CIF Southern Section Division III. She will also contribute on both relays, as well as in the long jump.
NEWS
June 3, 2000
Joseph Boo NORWALK - During a surprisingly strange CIF State preliminaries at Cerritos College on Friday, four Newport-Mesa track and field athletes turned in normal performances that were quite impressive when compared to the rest of the field. As expected, Newport Harbor High's Trevor Jones and Amber Steen, Corona del Mar's Liz Morse and Costa Mesa's Sharon Day all advanced to today's State Finals in their respective events. The first running event is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Cerritos, while the first field event starts at 3. Jones, a UCLA-bound senior, continued his dominance in the boys hurdles events.
NEWS
May 27, 2000
Tony Altobelli CERRITOS - So much for that "glad to just finish in the top five" thing for Newport Harbor High's track and field threesome of Trevor Jones, Amber Steen and Krista Dill. The trio not only fared well enough at Friday's CIF Southern Section Masters Meet to qualify for next week's State Preliminaries, but they did so in rather convincing style. The rest of the state will have to keep up with Jones in both the 110-meter high hurdles and the 300 intermediate hurdles.
NEWS
March 24, 2000
Barry Faulkner CORONA DEL MAR - Maybe it was arriving too late to compete in the long jump at Sea View League finals last spring, or the fact that her dream college features 12 potential Olympians, making scholarship money scarce. Whatever the reason, Corona del Mar High girls track and field standout Kelly Halley is operating with a serious sense of urgency this season. "This is my senior year," said Halley, who won three individual events and also participated on a victorious relay to help CdM trounce visiting Laguna Beach, 105-30, in the Pacific Coast League opener Thursday.
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April 18, 2014
Quinton Bell, a multi-sport standout at Costa Mesa High, will play football and compete in track and field at Texas Southern University in Houston, the Mustangs announced on Friday. Bell, who played outside linebacker and wide receiver, earned All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division honors in his senior season, despite only playing six of 11 football games. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bell overcame a hip flexor injury and a partially collapsed lung to lead Costa Mesa to an undefeated Orange Coast League title, the program's first since 2008.
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SPORTS
January 7, 2014
Jeff Perkins took over as UC Irvine track and field and cross country coach on Jan. 1. Perkins, who joined the UCI staff in 2007, served the past four years as associate head coach for Vince O'Boyle, who retired Dec. 31 after 32 seasons with the 'Eaters. "I would like to thank [Athletic Director] Mike Izzi and his administration for believing in me to take over this program, and giving me the opportunity to replace a legend here at UCI in Vince O'Boyle," Perkins said. "I am looking forward to the many challenges that a head coach has to face and continuing to build on an already stellar reputation that Coach O'Boyle has set forth in the 32 years that he has led this program.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 8, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, Brian Theriot paid Bob Hailey a visit to give his former Newport Harbor High track and field coach a special gift. Hailey, a recent inductee into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame, received a gold lifetime membership pass to any sporting event in the section. Hailey was unable to make the Hall of Fame ceremony in Long Beach because he couldn't get around as good as he used to because of a bad right leg injury he suffered 34 years ago when a drunk driver hit him. Theriot, who spoke on Hailey's behalf, along with other Newport Harbor representatives, made sure to drive to Hailey's Costa Mesa home the next day. When Theriot arrived, no one was home.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 23, 2013
At 78, Bob Hailey, a former Newport Harbor High track and field coach, says he cannot get around as good as he used to because of a bad right leg. He lost mobility in that leg 34 years ago, when a drunk driver hit him. Then 17 years ago, he lost that leg because of another car accident. While Hailey has endured a lot, one of his former athletes, Brian Theriot, says it's no accident Hailey will be inducted into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame on Thursday. "He had an immense impact on all of us as a coach and teacher," Theriot says.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013
Vince O'Boyle, whose coaching tenure is the second longest in the history of UC Irvine athletics, has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. O'Boyle is in his 32nd season as head coach of the Anteaters men's and women's cross country programs, and his 30th as director of the UCI men's and women's track & field programs after serving two seasons as an assistant track coach. During his UCI career, O'Boyle has been named Big West Conference Coach of the Year 20 times in cross country and track & field.
SPORTS
April 17, 2013
UC Irvine sophomore Itos Aikhionbare has been named Big West Conference Athlete of the Week in women's track and field. Aikhionbare won the shot put (49 feet, 7 3/4 inches and the discus (158-7) at the Big West Challenge Cup on Friday at UCI. She also finished sixth in the hammer throw with a mark of 153-1. UCI competes at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Beach Invitational this week. - From staff reports
NEWS
By Steve Smith | March 21, 2013
On March 12, the school board voted to accept $15,000 to determine the final scope and cost of a new track and field at Costa Mesa High School. This was about as predictable as the sunrise. It was an offer they could not and dared not refuse because the Costa Mesa City Council has indicated that it may pay for the entire project. As the mortgage refinance guy on the radio says, "It's the biggest no-brainer in the history of mankind. " The question is not whether the school board will approve the final project once the study is completed, even though that is not a slam dunk.
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By Jeffrey Harlan | March 15, 2013
While reading a Daily Pilot article ( "Costa Mesa may fund new high school field," March 3) a few weeks ago about the city's proposal to fund a new running track and field at Costa Mesa High School, I was struck by the following comment: "At the end of the day, we [the city] want to be the destination for every new family in Orange County. " This ambitious declaration by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, an avid supporter of youth athletics, seems innocuous enough on its face. Who would be opposed to enticing more families to settle in Costa Mesa?
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 15, 2013
CORONA DEL MAR - The Battle of the Bay in track and field features two coaches, Bill Sumner and Eric Tweit, who have been at it a long time. Sumner is in his 30th year at Corona del Mar High and Tweit has been at Newport Harbor since 1980. "If somebody went back and did the math, we'd probably break even," said Sumner, referring to his and Tweit's record in the Battle of the Bay matchup. "They're strong in the throws and we're stronger in other areas. They're almost impossible to beat in the throws.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 13, 2013
Newport Harbor High School alumni unveiled a piece of school history Wednesday, dropping the curtain on a new record board. The $3,600 monument chronicles track and field achievements from decades past to the present and is continually updated by alumnus Brian Theriot. In 2009, the original track and field record board was taken down to make way for construction. Theriot decided it was time to update the records and convert them all from yards to meters. "Then [the board]
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