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Mathiesen Picks Massachusetts Over Duquesne

Former Moorpark College distance runner Tricia Mathiesen said she will compete for the track and cross-country teams at the University of Massachusetts as a walk-on, choosing the Atlantic 10 Conference school over conference-rival Duquesne, which had offered a partial scholarship.

“I wanted a change of atmosphere,” said Mathiesen, who placed sixth in the 3,200 meters in the Southern Section 4-A Division finals as a Thousand Oaks High senior in 1989.

Mathiesen won the 3,000 and 5,000 meters for Moorpark in the Western State Conference championships in April and placed 10th in the 5,000 in the state junior college meet two years ago as a freshman.

The Harlem Globetrotters will hold an eight-day training camp at Moorpark College starting Aug. 31 and ending Sept. 7 with an exhibition against their perennial rival, the Washington Generals.

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Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. exhibition are on sale at the Moorpark College business office in the Campus Center.

Information: 805-378-1437.

Brian Earley of Northridge finished 15th in the semifinals of the U.S. Diving championships in Bartlesville, Okla., on Wednesday.

Earley had a score of 502.80 in the three-meter event. The top 12 advanced to the final.

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Elise Kimm of North Hollywood shot a five-over-par 77 in the second round of the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls girls’ national golf championship in Wilmington, Del. Kimm, who had a first-round score of 85, is 20 strokes behind leader Kellee Booth of Coto de Caza, Calif.


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