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Boys 1 Mile High School (Final)Official
Thursday 8:05 PMTotal Races: 1


Results: Boys 1 Mile High School (Final)

1Cooper TEAREUnattached4:01.92
2Luis GRIJALVAUnattached4:02.64
3Everet SILVAUnattached4:15.65
4Matt STRANGIOUnattached4:21.41
5Jake RITTERUnattached4:24.09
6Neil BRAGANZAUnattached4:30.80
7Reed FOSTERUnattached4:40.10
Ryan BOOTHUnattachedDNF
Robert MIRANDAUnattachedDNS
Jett CHARVETUnattachedDNS

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Archives | 1975

Robert G. Sproul, 84, Dies; Headed U. of California

September 12, 1975, Page 36 The New York Times Archives
Robert Gordon Sproul, president of the University of California for 28 years, died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley after a long illness. He was 84 years old and had retired in 1958.
In a tribute to Mr. ?? Clark Kerr, his successor, said yesterday that he had led the university during “some of its brightest times—its rise to preeminence in the world of science, the emergence of the University of California at Los Angeles as a campus with national and international academic stature; and some of its darkest times—the Great Depression, the loyalty oath controversy of the Joe McCarthy days.”
By combining a tireless bonhomie with superb administrative talent, Mr. Sproul transformed the University of California from a merely large institution to the biggest in the Western world with a faculty sprinkled with Nobel Prize winners.
From 1930 to 1958 the taxsupported university, with its eight campuses including the Lick Observatory, grew from 19,626 students to 45303. Its library quadrupled to four million volumes; and its state appropriations increased nine times to $73‐million.
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Although these figures reflect to some extent the state's growth, they also attest to Mr. Sprotil's extraordinary career as the university's president; for much of what he accomplished resulted from the force of his personality and the network of friendships he built.
Not a teacher or a scholar (his only earned degree was a B.S. in civil engineering from California) Mr. Sproul was involved in several academic controversies, most notably one over free speech on the campus and another oer faculty loyalty oaths. His positions in these two episodes led some liberals to question his devotion to academic freedom. He survived these attacks, howeer, to retire in an atmosphere of general good feeling.
Powers Were Limited
Extroverted, bluff, with a booming voice and a resonant laugh. Mr. Sproul (pronounced to rhyme with jowl) had many of the attributes of a politician, glad‐hander and small‐town booster. At one time he belonged to 268 organizations, ranging from the Kiwanis to Tau Beta Pi, and he spent a great deal of his energy speaking to luncheon clubs and service groups about the university and its problems. These activities, which some thought unbecoming an educator, helped Mr. Sproul to obtain public understanding of the university and to get money from sometimes reluctant legislators, or to wangle donations wealthy citizens.
Mr. Sproul found persuasion necessary becaue his powers were limited. The Academic Senate a powerful faculty body, had to approve his educational program; and the Board of Regents, which was dominated by conservatives for much of his tenure, could dismiss him or curtail university spending.
Additionally, he was under pressure from the student body, which was open, tuition‐free, to all legal residents of California who received B‐average high sresident,hool The university president therefore, had to be nimble‐tongued.
In his attempt to he one of the boys and to supervise each campus—Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, La Jolla, Riverside, Davis, Santa Barbara and Mount Hamilton (the site of Lick Observatory)—Mr. Sproul worked incessantly. “Sure it's tough, but I do it purposely,” he once remarked. “I do it with the intention of making my person the visible unity of the university.”
A Practical Policy
His educational policy was largely practical. Under Mr. Sproul, the university's strongect departments were physics, chemistry, engineering, history, agriculture and music, with a stress on tangible research and preparation for a career in industry or business. The faculty was high‐powered, but most classes were so large that student professor contact was limited.
The son of a Scottish father and a New England mother, Mr. Sproul was horn in San Francisco on May 22, 1891. (A brother, Allan, became president of the Federal Reserve Beard in New York.) Robert Sproul attended Berkeley, graduating in 1913. He was a “big man on campus”—class president, a star two‐miler, carnival manager and drum major of the hand. A college friend was Earl Warren, who, as Governor of California during part of Mr. Seroul's presidency, helped him through several legislative crises.
After a brief stint as an efficiency engineer for Oakland, Calif., Mr. Sproul went to work in the university business office and rose to become controller. Fart of his job was to act as the institution's legislative lobbyist. When he was not persuading legislators to he kind, he was barnstorming the state to convince farmers that The university was spending their tax dollars well.
But Mr. Sproul had more difficulty with dissenting students and with the newspapers of William Randolph Hearst, which were quick to suspect “Communist influence” on the campuses. In the thirties. Mr. Sproul, while upholding the right of individual students to dissent, looked with less favor on organized groups. He opposed, for example, attempts to organize a chapter of the Gold Star Mothers of Future Wars, and he openly disliked student political groups.
‘Very Little Sympathy’
He cracked down in 1940 on a student movement against conscription. “For those who prefer to fiddle while Rome burns or to accelerate the pace of destruction by building bonfires, I shall have very little sympathy,” he asserted.
“Indeed, I may find it necessary to ask some of them to defer their enjoyment of an education at the state's expense until the life and prosperity of the state have been made secure again by their more patriotic fellows.”
Despite Mr. Sproul's vigorous administration, the Hearst press from time to time raised the cry of “Communist penetration” of the university. On at least cne occasion Mr. Sproul felt obliged to tour the state to dispel the criticism.
The most serious controversy of his presidency involved a 1949 order by the Regents that faculty members sign a special non‐Communist oath. This step, part of a nationwide response, to the cold war with the Soviet Union, aroused many teachers, who considered the oath an intrusion into academic freedom.
In the year‐long, skirmishing, Mr. Sproul, while not agreeing with the hardliners among the Regents, was not unstinting in his support of the faculty, according to “The Year of the Oath,” an account of the affair by several California professors. Ultimately, 40 professors were discharged for refusing to sign the oath; but their jobs were restored in 1956, when the courts ruled the oath unconstitutional.
Several years later, in 1954, it was charged that the university maintained a “thought policeman” who checked on the opinions and associations of faculty members, in addition to investigating teachers engaged in classified Government re search. Mr. Sproul disavowed the actions of the security specialist, a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Despite these controversies, Mr. Sproul retired in 1958 with accolades. “Throughout his career,” a university biographer wrote, “President Sproul managed to hold the allegiance of the majority of the people who counted, within and without the university.”
In retirement Mr. Sproul and his wife, the former Ida Wittschen, moved from the president's 12‐room stone mansion overlooking the Berkeley campus to a smaller house in the hills above the school. He turned from education to conservation—an old interest—and was active in the Save the Redwoods League and the East Bay Regional Park District. He also served on the National Park Advisory Board.
He kept an office, as president emeritus, and during the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley in 1967 he contributed one of the few notes of humor in an otherwise grim confrontation.
There was a report that student demonstrators had broken into his Sproul Hall office and had scattered his papers. “Nonsense,” he told a reporter. “Nobody messed up my office. It always looks that way.”
Besides his wife and brother, Mr. Sproul leaves three children, Robert Jr., Marion Vernon L. Goldin, and John A. Sproul and 11 grandchildren.
A funeral service, scheduled today, will be private.

Edward Silverberg

1938 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Edward Silverberg Obituary
Edward SilverbergFebruary 1,1938- June 11, 2017
Edward Silverberg was born in San Francisco and attended local public schools, graduating from Balboa High School. He extended his education at City College San Francisco, studying printing and newspaper production. Early in his newspaper days he worked at the Chronicle and the Call Bulletin in printing and production work. He then worked at the Progress until it ceased circulation and he retired.
Ed is preceded in death by his brother, Irv Silver, and mother, Ida (Rosenbaum) Silverberg. He is also predeceased by his uncles, Ed, Art, Jack and Dave Rosenbaum, and his aunt Sylvia Rosenbaum.
Ed was an athlete and track and field enthusiast, attending most Olympics, and World Track events in many parts of the world. He was an avid tennis player and often played at Golden Gate park and other city courts. Ed also enjoyed skiing in winter and water skiing in summers with a close group of friends.
Ed 's life was made complete by his long-time companion, Irene Siroskey, and his close friends, Daniella Siroskey and Warren LoPresti, as well as friends from his Homewood Terrace days, all who are left behind to miss him. Ed also leaves many cousins whom he enjoyed seeing at numerous family events. He kept contact with other friends from track days and newspaper days, and peninsula friends of many years. His friends, Thor and Doris Rayward, kept in close contact even after their move out of state.
Throughout Ed's health challenges and struggles, he remained upbeat, optimistic and never complained. He was a kind and friendly man who never wanted to be a burden to others.
We wish to gratefully acknowledge the Kaiser Hospice team for their outstanding care and commitment. Thank you also to HomeInstead caregivers team whose capable care was compassionate and attentive.
At Ed's request, no services will be held. Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 25, 2017

Track Town Summer Series Palo Alto

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Track Town Summer Series -San Francisco - 6/29/2017
Cobb Track Angell Field, Palo Alto, CA
Presented by Beynon Sports Surfaces
Meet Program - Track Town - San Francisco
Event 19 Women Hammer (4)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 6:00 PM
Pos Name Team Seed Mark
Flight 1 of 1 Finals
2 Amanda Bingson New York Emp 75.73m _________
4 Amber Campbell Philadelphia 74.03m _________
6 DeAnna Price San Francisc 74.40m _________
8 Gwen Berry Portland Pul 76.77m _________
Event 39 Men Hammer (4)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 6:00 PM
Pos Name Team Seed Mark
Flight 1 of 1 Finals
1 Kibwe Johnson New York Emp 80.31m _________
3 Sean Donnelly Philadelphia 74.35m _________
5 Conor McCullough San Francisc 77.20m _________
7 Colin Dunbar-Hatton Portland Pul 73.56m _________
Event 9 Women 100 M Hurdles (8)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 7:05 PM
Lane Name Team Seed Time
Section 1 of 1 Finals
1 Jade Barber Philadelphia 12.85 _________
2 Evonne Britton New York Emp 12.87 _________
3 Sasha Wallace Portland Pul 12.81 _________
4 Queen Harrison New York Emp 12.43 _________
5 Bridgette Owens San Francisc 12.71 _________
6 Janay Soukup Philadelphia 12.84 _________
7 Melia Cox San Francisc 13.12 _________
8 Raven Clay Portland Pul 12.93 _________
Event 15 Women Long Jump (4)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 7:10 PM
Pos Name Team Seed Mark
Flight 1 of 1 Finals
1 Malaina Payton Philadelphia 6.61m _________
2 Sydney Conley Portland Pul 6.66m _________
3 Quanesha Burks San Francisc 6.82m _________
4 Brittney Reese New York Emp 7.31m _________
Event 33 Men High Jump (4)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 7:10 PM
Pos Name Team Seed Mark
Flight 1 of 1 Finals
1 Deante Kemper Philadelphia 2.27m _________
2 Jeron Robinson New York Emp 2.31m _________
3 Ricky Robertson Jr San Francisc 2.32m _________
4 Bryan McBride Portland Pul 2.30m _________
Event 29 Men 110 M Hurdles (8)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 7:20 PM
Lane Name Team Seed Time
Section 1 of 1 Finals
1 Maximilian Hairston Philadelphia 13.56 _________
2 Cameron Hall New York Emp 13.59 _________
3 Nick Anderson Portland Pul 13.49 _________
4 Aaron Mallett New York Emp 13.47 _________
5 Eddie Lovett San Francisc 13.31 _________
6 Jarret Eaton Philadelphia 13.25 _________
7 Milan Ristic San Francisc 13.39 _________
8 Ryan Fontenot Portland Pul 13.44 _________
Event 26 Men 3000 M (8)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 7:30 PM
Lane Name Team Seed Time
Section 1 of 1 Finals
2 Paul Chelimo Portland Pul 13:03.90 _________
3 Donn Cabral New York Emp 8:13.37 _________
4 Travis Mahoney Philadelphia 7:52.00 _________
5 Mason Ferlic San Francisc 8:21.57 _________
6 Lopez Lomong Portland Pul NT _________
7 Graham Crawford New York Emp NT _________
8 Josh Thompson Philadelphia 8:04.90 _________
9 Anthony Rotich San Francisc 7:52.50 _________
Event 4 Women 800 M (8)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 7:45 PM
Lane Name Team Seed Time
Section 1 of 1 Finals
2 Alena Brooks Philadelphia 2:02.71 _________
3 Kendra Chambers New York Emp 2:00.76 _________
4 Cecilia Barowski San Francisc 2:00.90 _________
5 Sanne Verstegen New York Emp 1:59.29 _________
6 Chrishuna Williams Portland Pul 1:59.59 _________
7 Kenyetta Iyevbele Philadelphia 2:02.43 _________
8 Ce'Aira Brown Portland Pul 2:02.82 _________
9 McKayla Fricker San Francisc 2:00.81 _________
Event 23 Men 400 M (9)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 7:55 PM
Lane Name Team Seed Time
Section 1 of 1 Finals
1 Arman Hall Philadelphia 44.82 _________
2 Chidi Okezie San Francisc 45.76 _________
3 Brycen Spratling San Francisc 45.09 _________
4 Bryshon Nellum New York Emp 44.65 _________
5 Dontavius Wright Portland Pul 45.12 _________
6 James Harris Philadelphia 45.23 _________
7 Marcus Chambers New York Emp 44.92 _________
8 Paul Dedewo Portland Pul 45.41 _________
9 Steven Solomon Guest NT _________
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Track Town Summer Series -San Francisco - 6/29/2017
Cobb Track Angell Field, Palo Alto, CA
Presented by Beynon Sports Surfaces
Meet Program - Track Town - San Francisco
Event 5 Women 1500 M (9)
Thursday 6/29/2017 - 8:15 PM
Lane Name Team Seed Time
Section 1 of 1 Finals
2 Lauren Johnson Portland Pul 4:04.17 _________
3 Amanda Eccleston Philadelphia 4:03.25 _________
4 Alexa Efraimson San Francisc 4:03.39 _________
5 Tori Tsolis New York Emp 4:10.62 _________
6 Katrina Coogan Portland Pul 4:13.13 _________
7 Emily Lipari Philadelphia 4:12.17 _________
8 Hannah Fields San Francisc 4:11.00 _________
9 Megan Moye New York Emp 4:12.42 _________
10 Lauren Paquette San Francisc 4:16.67 _________

Leon Patterson (Taft)

Usain Bolt: Sprinting great under pressure as he tries to retire in style

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt has been unable to break 10 seconds in his past two 100m races - the first time he has failed to do so twice in a row

Track News

June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Harry Jerome Meet

56th Ostrava Golden Spike

IAAF World Challenge Meetings

CZECH REPUBLIC Ostrava (Mestský Stadion), CZECH REPUBLIC 27 JUN 2017 - 28 JUN 2017

Timetable-by-Day 56th Ostrava Golden Spike

M Hammer Throw Final Result
W Hammer Throw Final Result
M 100 Metres Final Result
M 300 Metres Final Result
M 1000 Metres Final Result
M 10,000 Metres Final Result
M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Final Result
M 110 Metres Hurdles Final Result
M High Jump Final Result
M Triple Jump Final Result
M Shot Put Final Result
M Javelin Throw Final Result
28 JUN 2017 Report Ostrava, Czech Republic

Van Niekerk breaks 300m world best in Ostrava

Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk broke the 300m world best to highlight the Golden Spike, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Wednesday (28).
On an evening largely focused on a farewell celebration for Usain Bolt, it was Van Niekerk who stole the show and electrified the atmosphere after storming to a 30.81 performance over the rarely-run 300m distance, a powerful display that took down not only Michael Johnson’s world best of 30.85 which had stood since 2000, but Bolt’s 30.97 meeting record as well.
The symbolism of the South African eclipsing one of Bolt’s standards wasn’t lost on many who see Van Niekerk as the heir to the Jamaican’s throne as the sport’s biggest star. But that’s not a discussion Van Niekerk wants to have just yet.
“I’m just pleased and grateful for this big achievement,” said Van Niekerk, whose run came eight days after a 9.94 personal best in the 100m.
He’s now the only sprinter to have produced sub-10, sub-20, sub-31 and sub-44 performances at 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m respectively. Getting there tonight did take at least a small toll, especially given the rising expectations that Johnson’s mark was within reach.
“I was a little nervous before the race so had to try to calm the adrenaline. But then I recovered really well.”
Isaac Makwala of Botswana was a distant second in 31.44 with Clarence Munyai of South Africa third in 31.61, the fastest time in history by an U20 athlete.

Bolt bids Ostrava farewell

Van Niekerk’s electricity made way for evening-capping emotion for both the capacity crowd of more than 15,000 that filled Ostrava’s Mestsky Stadium and for Bolt, who was competing on its track for the ninth and final time.
After a slightly sluggish first half, Bolt found some of his rhythm in the waning stages to win in 10.06, edging Cuban Yunier Perez who clocked a personal best of 10.09. The effort was hardly vintage Bolt, but it was a second 100m win in as many outings this season. Bolt’s assessment was blunt.
“It wasn’t a good race and I’m not happy with the time,” he said, citing ongoing health issues – his back primary among them – for his early season lack of fitness. “I'm just getting into my running. I have some training to do to get some good execution.”
Even with the IAAF World Championships London 2017 just over five weeks away, Bolt said that while disappointed, he’s not concerned.
“The time doesn’t really represent where I’m at. I’ll be fine.”
Bolt said that by far the best part of the meet was the atmosphere, a show that included a rendition of the Jamaican national anthem, celebratory music and fireworks, making his final appearance in the meeting he’s competed in most often among his most memorable.

Clear wins for Taylor, Farah and Rohler

Another Olympic gold medallist on show was Christian Taylor, who dominated the triple jump competition, topped with a 17.57m leap in the third round which added five centimetres to his own meeting record.
"I wanted a little more than the meeting record but this is great, too," said Taylor, whose late-round efforts were overshadowed by the men's 100m. That didn't bother the two-time Olympic champion.
"Usain deserves all the attention," Taylor said, "because he's a legend and for his huge contribution to our sport."
Like the triple jump, the men’s 10,000m largely turned into an exhibition for two-time double Olympic champion Mo Farah, who came up just short of his assault on the world lead.
“I hoped we could run a little faster but the wind slowed me down even though we ran a fast pace from the start,” said Farah, who clocked 27:12.09, some four seconds shy of the world lead. “But I enjoyed it.”
The race was Farah’s last over the distance on the track in a one-day meeting.
Kenyan teenager Matthew Kimeli, competing in his third 10,000m race within 18 days, was second with a PB of 27:14.43. None of the other dozen finishers broke 28 minutes.
Underscoring his 2017 form, Thomas Rohler dominated the javelin competition, throwing beyond 90 metres twice. He sealed the win with a 91.53m throw in the second round and followed up with 91.02m in the third.
Teammate Johannes Vetter was second with 87.88m and Czech Jakub Vadlejch third with 86.43m.
The opening festivities included a medal presentation for Vitezslav Vesely in which he was given his 2012 Olympic bronze medal.

Kipkoech and Holusa defeat Rudisha in 1000m

The pre-meet playbook didn’t however quite go to plan for David Rudisha, another Olympic champion on the programme.
Indeed the modest early going – just 55.49 at 400m and 1:52.54 at 800m, more than five seconds shy of what Rudisha indicated yesterday would suit him in his first appearance over the rarely-run 1000m – played nicely into the hands of Czech middle distance star Jakub Holusa who nearly pulled off an upset.
Rudisha took the lead at the bell, but he didn’t look comfortable at the helm. Clearly struggling entering the final straight, he was overtaken by compatriot Nicholas Kipkoech and Holusa, who powered by on the outside. The margin of victory was already in place at the top of the straight with the pair scrambling through to the finish. Kipkoech clocked 2:18.51, 0.09 ahead of the Czech. Rudisha faded to fourth nearly a second back.

4:00.96 1500m meeting record for Tsegay 

The evening’s action began with a bang on the track as Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay steadily powered away from the field over the final lap en route to a 4:00.96 victory in the 1500m, a season’s best for the 20-year-old world indoor bronze medallist that took down a meeting record which had stood since 2004.
Tsegay was the picture of confidence down the homestretch, finishing well clear of distant runner-up Rabab Arrafi of Morocco who clocked 4:03.34. Further back, Australian Zoe Buckman was third in 4:06.30, a season’s best.
Benjamin Kigen won the 3000m steeplechase in 8:11.54, a personal best, well clear of Ethiopian Getnet Wale and Hailemariyam Amare, who clocked 8:13.16 and 8:13.39 respectively.
Marie Josee Ta Lou dominated the 200m in 22.44, more than half a second clear of South African Alyssa Conley, who clocked 23.03.

Garfield and Dutkiewicz impress in sprint hurdles

In the 110m hurdles, Darien Garfield powered his way into the World Championships medal picture with a solid 13.09 victory to move to second on the 2017 world list. With a visible lead at the midway point, the 29-year-old forged on to knock 0.06 from his previous best set five years ago.
The Frenchman’s effort overshadowed a fine run by Balasz Baji who clipped 0.01 from the Hungarian record, clocking 13.23.
Meanwhile, Pamela Dutkiewicz collected her eighth outdoor victory in as many finals this season in convincing fashion, clocking 12.72. Behind her, Rekenette Steenkamp of South Africa dipped under 13 seconds for the first time, stopping the clock in 12.99 for second.
Michal Haratyk of Poland controlled the shot put for much of the competition courtesy of a 21.34m personal best in the second round. But after warming up with a long foul that dropped well clear of the 22-metre line in round three, Czech record-holder Tomas Stanek took command with a fifth-round 21.63m to secure the victory.
Elsewhere on the infield, neutral athlete Anzhelika Sidorova won the pole vault at 4.70m, with Canada's Alysha Newman second at 4.65m.
Poland's Sylwester Bednarek won the high jump with 2.32m, equalling his season's best, over Tihomir Ivanov of Bulgaria who topped 2.30m, equalling his.
Bob Ramsak for the IAAF