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By Cesar Gonzalez, Special to the Daily Pilot | May 7, 2012
As he turned the corner and ran toward the finish-line tape, Peter Omae Ayieni knew he would become the men's champion of the eighth annual OC Marathon. Ayieni, a 34-year-old from Kenya, believed he could win the race since the sixth-mile mark, when he said he felt comfortable. He went on to win his second straight men's overall title in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 18 seconds Sunday morning. He finished more than three minutes ahead of runner-up Nate Clayson, a 26-year-old from Murray, Utah, who came across in 2:34:50.
December 2, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY — The UC Irvine men’s basketball team led host Utah, 56-43 with 10:28 remaining in the game, but was overcome down the stretch as the Utes prevailed, 78-66, in the nonconference game at the Huntsman Center Saturday. The Anteaters used four of their 13 three-pointers to put together a 15-5 run to open the second half, turning a 31-28 halftime deficit into a 43-36 lead. UCI made 13 of 22 three-point tries (59.1%) including eight of 12 after intermission, led by junior guard Brett Lauer (three for three)
December 26, 2008
When: Tonight, 7 Where: Bren Events Center Breakdown: The UC Irvine men’s basketball team (2-9) plays its last game of 2008 hoping to post its first home victory of the season and the first since March 6, 2008, when it faces the 6-5 Utes ... Dating back to a regular-season-ending setback against Cal State Fullerton last season, UCI has lost four straight home games. It’s the longest home losing streak for the Anteaters since they dropped six straight in the 1998-99 campaign ... UCI opened 11-0 at the Bren Center last season, before the aforementioned setback against Cal State Fullerton ... Freshman Eric Wise (11.6 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest)
By Kelly Strodl | January 19, 2007
The Arches restaurant has long been known as the place where famous people go to grab a bite to eat in Newport Beach. Little did owner Dan Marcheano know that one of those big names was on his staff. Arches' maitre d' and waiter for more than a decade Greg Weaver is recognized as a pioneer in the surfing community. For more than 40 years, Weaver traversed the globe, documenting the evolution of surf culture in the hottest and often most-secret spots in the world. Recently Weaver worked along with director Greg Schell to edit years of previously lost footage into a full-length film that will be screened this weekend in Park City, Utah.
September 30, 2004
Georges Roudanez After finishing his freshman year of final exams at Corona del Mar High School, I promised my son an adventure trip as a reward for a job well done. In July, Marc and I embarked on an 11-day, father-son adventure trip to Utah. The first day, we took off in the car early from our home in Corona del Mar, made a stop in Las Vegas for lunch, then stopped at the Moapa Tribal fireworks store just east of Las Vegas. The store had eight aisles, each 80 feet long, filled with a vast array of fireworks and firecrackers.
September 20, 2002
UC Irvine's women's volleyball team bounced back from Wednesday's Big West Conference loss at Idaho to slap down host Utah State in four games Thursday night in Logan, Utah, 30-28, 31-29, 25-30, 30-21. The Anteaters, now 7-4, 1-1 in the Big West, came up with balanced attack -- Kelly Wing with 19 kills, Rebecca Larsen with 11 kills, Dana Kurzbad with 10 kills and Chanda McLeod with nine kills. Ashlie Hain was credited with 53 assists for the Anteaters.
By Steve Virgen, | February 6, 2011
Costa Mesa High senior offensive lineman Andrew Albers has committed to play football at the University of Utah, where he will be a preferred walk-on, Mustangs Coach Jeremy Osso said Saturday night. The 6-foot-8, 285-pound Albers wil enroll at Utah March 1 and begin spring practice March 7, Osso said. "He chose this over going to smaller schools or Division I-AA," Osso said in a text. "He will have a great opportunity there. He will get second-team reps during spring. " As a left tackle, Albers allowed just five sacks in 441 pass-attempt situations in his final two seasons with the Mustangs.
February 13, 2003
Steve Virgen The time has come again for UC Irvine. It's time for the UCI men's basketball team to receive another challenge. It's time for the Anteaters to play at Utah State. UCI, which overcame a three-game losing streak with two straight wins last week, will face Big West Conference rival Utah State tonight at 5:35 at the Smith Spectrum. The Anteaters (13-7, 7-4 in the Big West) are one game behind the Aggies (17-5, 8-3), who are in a tie for first place in the Big West with UC Santa Barbara.
August 20, 2013
April Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to win the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Salt Lake City beach volleyball tournament on Sunday. The top-seeded duo of Ross and Kessy, silver medalists at the 2012 Olympics in London, defeated Lauren Fendrick and Brittany Hochevar, 20-22, 21-18, 15-13, in the final. In the men's AVP event at the same venue, Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb teamed with Casey Patterson to earn a share of third place.
January 11, 2002
LOGAN, UTAH - Senior guard Jerry Green hit a jumper with less than a second left to lift UC Irvine over a stunned Utah State, 67-66, in a Big West Conference men's basketball game at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Thursday night. The Anteaters (11-4, 4-0 in the Big West Conference) remained the only undefeated team in the circuit and snapped the Aggies' 31-game win streak at home. It was the third largest current home winning streak in the nation. UCI led, 64-63, with 38 seconds remaining.
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