Devontae Booker’s punishing running style and elusiveness have his Utah Utes teammates comparing him to the Seattle Seahawks’ bruising running back, thus the moniker: “Baby Marshawn Lynch.”
Stacy Dragila was so new to pole vaulting that her first post-college meets featured frayed nerves and even a bit of a fashion crisis. She wore mismatching outfits – Nike shoes with an adidas warmup – she wasn’t sponsored, and she had no idea if she would succeed. In time, she certainly did, pioneering a new era for women’s athletics with her ability to jet down the runway, stick a pole into the pit and soar to new heights.
Curtis Rogers still replays it in his mind, a groundhog moment that never grows old. Johnson High School pulling away from Southern California track powers in the 4x100-meter relay in the 1986 CIF State Track and Field Championships in Norwalk. Rogers, the second leg on that relay team, was one of the most accomplished track performers in Sac-Joaquin Section history.