Independent from Long Beach, California on March 24, 1976 · Page 26
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 26

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, March 24, 1976
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^-0--iNDct't.nUENl (frM) PResS-l EUbKAM (PM) long Be'c", cam., wrt.,MJKK i4. mt Cager Oliver jumped right into track By PAUL McLEOD Staff Writer David Oliver has hung up his basketball shoes. DAVffi OLIVER All-round athlete Now he wears a pair with spikes. Oliver, a prime ingredient of Long Beach City College's state championship basketball team just two weeks ago, returned home with the state basketball crown on Sunday, March 14, and the following day was high jumping. The 6-1 guard, the only freshman to start for the Viking basketball t e a m this season, joined the LBCC athletic program two years ago wearing shoulder pads and a football helmet. But after one year of frustration on the bench and, finding himself behind six months in Bill Fraser's basketball program, the Jordan grad opted for track ana the high jump. In his initial season he Jumped 6-9 in practice (6-8 officially in one meet) and placed third in the Metropolitan Conference. . Determined to succeed in another sport, ho skipped the football season and put his efforts into basketball, where he gained the starting lineup in the second conference game of the season. Rules being what they are, Oliver stfll has another y e a r of eligibility remaining in both basketball and football, although he'll be finished with the high jump at the close of this season. "I don't think I'll go on," he says, "at least not in track. It'll take a real good effort for me to keep on jumping." That effort may bo right around the corner. "I really h a v e been looking lorward to track," he said. "The first day I went out and hit 6-4 right away. It really felt good-almost like 1 hadn't been away from it all year." In his initial meet--an invitational at Cal State Northridge--Oliver scaled 6-4. "By the time I jumped it was so dark I couldn't even see the bar. The sun had already set and the field d i d n ' t h a v e a n y lights." Oliver, who may be the most talented all-round performer LBCC has had in several years, has foot- ball on his mind, too. "But there's no way I'll go back and play football," he says with a taste of bitterness. "It just doesn't interest me anymore. In fact, I'm losing interest in every sport--except basketball." Still, the spectre of football hangs in the balance. "They (the f o o t b a l l staff) have talked to me about coming out n e x t year. They've even talked to my father about it. But there's no way I'll go back to thai I'd be foolish to take a chance and get hurt for basketball. "Besides, I dread football practices. T h e y ' r e boring. The pressure would be too much. I'm an established b a s k e t b a l l player now and I'd have to start all over again on the football field. I'm not up to that." Oliver, who was Jordan's governor of athletics, has several unusual opinions on trends in athletics. On women's sports he says, "Guys should sup- port women's sports more. We've got to build their program. But If a women wants to be just a housewife, we shouldn't look down on her, either. It's her right." On other sports: "I'd really like to be a tennis player. It intrigues me." Finally, on education: "I think college should be a place to learn something that will be useful. I can get into the psychology of athletics and motivation, but not th« psychology of animals." 'MY ENGINE RAN WHEN IT WAS OFF fd wiltti IV \V»'«* oil Wit tfc w«ir« H»'l sl«. listed II tnt (wgW. Tto I WYHIfS* tflT-flRI. How *r ire em," write! I hWT ««·· 1", engine "«lter na" auui b| hurj uita bilU-u; CM be Ml only tuytt jllr), Uil dornrigM tagerMi] iKdun- luff. S« be IW l« JOT w ttd iwrsdi Ud I un flf KTWS SPIT-FIRE to jour g«s l*ii lod»j. Ho* itsUiMe it i-l ess Super Drug Store* SPECIAL VALUES FOR TODAYTHRU SATURDAY Se /iab la Espanof LONG BEACH 336 LONG BEACH BLVD. PHONE 437-2777 O I ' t N M O H t, 11IURS C V C H I N G S ' T I L J fit r R l . T H . ^ P.M. 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LIGHTWEIGHT" · LOW PIOFIIE CROSS SIACED HANDLE BARS WAFFLE Simi OS I PS · EXTRA WIDE t l B ARDAHL HO. 1 By JOHN DIXON Staff WriUr Long Beach Stale's t r a c k a n d f i e l d t e a m t r u m p e d U. of Washington, 83-73, on Monday. What's next for the saucy 49crs? The world. UCLA. » UCLA--which last lost a track meet in 1971. · UCIA --national dual meet champion in 1971 . . . a n d 11 . . . and "73 . . . and '74 . . . and 75. · UCLA--three times national collegiate champion, twice runnerup in the last five years. · U C L A -- w i t h a '1-0 record against Long Beach; closest score? UCLA: 101 to 44. The envelopes, plensc .. . and now, Sunday's winner? LBCC EYES TRIP TO LOUISIANA I BARDAHL NO. 2 AIX1CE Long Bnach City College basketball coach Bill Fraser is seeking financial help to send a delegation with the California Junior College All-Star lenm to the National AAU Basketball Tournament in Baton Rouge, La., next week. As Metropolitan Conference and California coach of the year, Fraser, selected lo head the team with Ernie Marcopulos of San J o a q u i n D e l t a , seeks $1,200 for expenses to the f o u r - d a y tournament, which begins April 1. The money goes toward room, plane f a r e a n d board for Fraser, trainer Gary Anderson, and LBCC players Guy King and Dean Decker. Checks can be sent (o the California Jr. College Olympic Fund In care of Fraser at 4901 E. Carson, Long Beach, 90806. Nominees for the 1(V man squad w i l l start w o r k o u t s at the Long Beach Naval Support Activity Sunday. Besides t h e . six-foot Decker and 6-6 King they are: 6-6 forward Eddie Adams (Fresno), 6-S center Jim Allen (Contra Costa), 6-4 forward Reggie Burt, (Merced), 6-2 guard Lew Cohen (Pierce), 6-5 toward Mike Cooper (Pasatlcnal, 6-7 forward Paul Henderson (Bulte), 6-8 c e n t e r Willie Howard (Cerritos), 6-9 center I-arry Moffelt (Compton), 6-5 f o r w a r d John Moore (Santa Monica), 6-6 forward Angel Santiago (Mt. San A n t o - nio). 6-8 center Steve Shaw (El Camino), 6-foot guard Blake Taylor (Santa Ana) and 6-3 guard Ron Ward (Delta). Why, Long Beach, insists the fellow who knows most about the 49crs-- coach Ron Alllcc. Why, UCLA, insists Bruin boss Jim Bush, who wonders, "Docs Ron want fo bet his house on his prediction?" "I 'doped' the meet two weeks Ego," Allice exp l a i n e d , "and 1 gave UCLA the mile relay (final event) and the victory, 7372. 1 figured it again after we defeated Washington, and now I give Long Beach the mile relay and the victory, 73-T2. "I just hope it comes down to the mile relay." The victory over Washington, Long Beach's first over a Pacinc-8 power and first over a top-10 rated team, will be of great help in recruiting, in scheduling, in nthlelc attitude, Allice said. " I n d e f e a t i n g Washington, we accomplished one of the goals 1 established when I came h e r e -- t o perform on a major university level. "When 1 came to Long Beach State, a lot of the athletes didn't believe in themselves. T h e y didn't believe t h a t they could compete a gainst anyone. "Now, this is the most talented team I've coached. It's also the best group of young men in terms of altitude, of character. It's been a long lime since we had people in the stands yelling, and a long lime since we've had athletes who were genuinely concerned w i t h more than their own events. "It's a 'tradition 1 thing. I've got a good staff and that's important, too. We have a new facility, a new track. A lot of things built up to make possible the success we're enjoying now." IxTsl year the 49ers finished 13lh in the collegiate championships and ranked in (he top 30 among U.S. dual meet teams. "We finished seventh in the recent national indoor championships. Our objective is lop ten ranking in the national outdoor meet and among dual meet teams,"said Allice. "We have some headliners, but we have some others who do not have reputations, but will develop into nationally ranked athletes. We are nowhere near our potential. CORNELL 3OO DOUBLE BELTED FIBERGLASS POLYESTER WHITEWALL TIRES KIDS LOVE '»t«Ci. 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