1/23/99 at San Diego Sports Arena - Contact: Don Franken (310) 535-9230.
San Diego Indoor Games
2 olympic champs, 11 olympians to compete
in renewed san diego indoor games
Dan O'Brien - 1996 Olympic decathlon gold medalist...Decathlon
world record holder...three-time decathlon world champion...Regarded by
many as the greatest decathlete ever... Will compete in the 55-meter
hurdles and long jump.
Charles Austin - 1996 Olympic high jump champion and Olympic record
holder at 7-10...US record holder at 7-10 1/2....World champion in 199.
Johnny Gray - Four time Olympian...Olympic bronze medalist in the
800 meters in 1992...US record holder in the 800 at 1:42.60...Set indoor
world record in San Diego for the 800 and 1000 yards... Will compete in the
Regina Jacobs - three time Olympian.. Runner's World 1998 American
Female Runner of the Year.... the most versatile U.S. female distance
runner of the post-Mary Decker Slaney era...American 5000 meters record
holder at 14 minutes 52.49 seconds...Will compete in the mile.
Tim Harden - the 1998 national 100-meters champion who ran a windy
9.88...Member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic 4x100 meters relay team that won the
silver medal in Atlanta
Lawrence Johnson - won the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials, then placed
8th in the pole vault at the Atlanta Olympics...Was first African American
to hold the U.S. record in the event at 19-7 1/2 (in 1996))..Won
back-to-back NCAA titles (1995 and 1996) at Tennessee.
Eugene Swift - finished 6th in the 1996 Olympic 100-meter hurdles
final...has lifetime best of 13.21 in the 110 hurdles.
Amy Acuff - 1996 High Jump Olympian---Two-time NCAA
champion...Two-time national champion...1997 World University Games
champion...Has lifetime best of 6-6 3/4.
Michelle Burrell - 7th in the 1992 Olympic 200 final...World
Championships silver medalist in 1993 as member of the US 4x100 relay
team...Has lifetime bests of 11.05 in the 100 and 22.39 in the 200.
LaTanya Sheffield -Olympic Games finalist in 1988 in the 400
hurdles...Won the 1984 NCAA 400 hurdles title as a San Diego State
junior....Won the U.S. Olympic Festival in 198,7 placed 3rd at the
PanAmerican Games the same year.
Jason Pyrah - 1996 Olympian in the 1500 meters...Runner up to Jamey
Harris in the 1998 national championships 1500 meters..
Tyree Washington - Member of the world-record setting U.S.
4x400-meter relay team (2:54.20) at the 1998 Goodwill Games...Ranked 3rd in
the world in the 400 meters in 1997, 4th in 1998, when he ran a lifetime
Tiffany Lott - Holds the world indoor record in the 55-meter
Meb Keflezighi - Former San Diego High state champion four NCAA
titles in track and cross country at UCLA.
Monique Henderson - Morse High wonder won the state 400 meet as a
frosh last year...Will battle Nakiya Johnson of Ayala, the World
Championships 400 silver medalist.
ULTIMA, a leading provider of sports fluid replacement beverages
for athletes, is the presenting sponsor of the 1999 San Diego Indoor Games.
Time-Warner is the official cable TV media partner of the event.
Tickets are priced at $20 (reserved seats) and $10 and are
available at the Sports Arena Box Office, (619) 224-4171
(WWW.SANDIEGOARENA.COM) and all Ticketmaster locations including
Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Select Wherehouse and Cal Stores. To charge
by phone call (619) 220-TIXS; online: www.ticketmaster.com
For meet information check the meet's web site at
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