Track & field
Sprinter Sam Jefferson once again wowed the
Southwest Conference. He took his show on the
road with wins at the University World Games
and the World Track & Field Championships.
Photo by Tony Bullard. (center)
Oophomore Paul Lupi makes his mark in the
800-meters. Photo by Tony Bullard. (upper left)
1 hree members of the UH Track & Field team,
Stephen Adegibite, Todd Walthall and Rayford
Ross, hurdle to a one, two, three finish at the UH
Invitational. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (lower
oenior Shannon Pate moves up in the pack in the
10,000-meter race. Photo by Thomas Nguyen,
Men's Track & Field Roster
Stephen Adegbite, Victor Barcot, Kenneth Bigger, Randy Blair, Sean Boyle,
John Brown, Todd Carrigan, Ray
DeBardelaben, Vincent Dietsch,
Sheddric Fields, Chris Garcia, Robert
Graetzer, Craig Hall, Bill Irizarry,
Samuel Jefferson, Jermiane Johnson,
Patrick Juhlin, Nathan Labus,, Spencer Lightsy, Christopher Lopez, Paul
Lupi, Thomas McGaughey, Mike
McKinney, Wayne Newsome, Shannon
Pate, Albert Ransom, Matt Rasch, Jim
Reagan, Rayford Ross, Billy Spiller,
Shedrick Traylor, Will Vespe, Jon
Vines, Todd Walthall, Charles West.
Head Coach: Tom Tellez
Jefferson criscrosses the globe
In seven months, Samuel
Jefferson had traveled
about as far as an average
American would travel in a
But he had run even
As the summer wound
down, Jefferson was the first
to admit that he needed to do
He was preparing for
his last meet of the year, the
World Championship Games
"I haven't had a lot of
rest this season and I think
that it is really starting to take
an effect on my ability to run,"
Having returned from
a successful trip to Buffalo,
New York at the World University Games, in which
Jefferson won a gold medal
for the 400 meters and a silver medal in the 100 meter
dash, the World Championships, more than likely, would
mark the end of a long, yet
highly successful, road of
hard work and competition.
"It is very important
that I get my desired rest in
order to keep my body in
shape and not hurt my
chances of being successful
next season," Jefferson said.
Jefferson knew that
when he was on the track, he
still had a job to do and must
run straight through, even if
he was tired.
"I still have to go out
and run and make my body
do the technically correct
things necessary for me to
run fast," he said.
Judging by his showings for the year, one would
have thought Jefferson looked
anything but fatigued.
His gold medal in Buffalo was won when Jefferson's
4X400 relay team ran a time
of 38.65 in the event. His silver medal was awarded after
and impressive time of 10.13
in the 100 meter dash.
"Though I am still running consistently, I know that
I can definitely run faster,"
Jefferson's trip to Germany marked the second time
he had been to Europe.
"I did some running
in Sweden, France and Scotland while I was up there
last," he said.
Jefferson added that
Germany should have been
very familiar since he lived
there for a few years.
Tm looking forward
to going back, though I'll be
trying to get in as much rest
as possible when I am not
competing," he said.
If he didn't come back
with another prize to add to
his already overcrowded, it
The real goad medal
was in his heart. And everyone knew that a heart of gold
never grew tired.-Jason Paul
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