NOTEBOOK / SEAN WATERS : Beverly Hills Athletic Director Dyck to Take Leave of Absence in Idaho

Jack Dyck, the Beverly Hills athletic director and basketball coach, has accepted a position of full-time athletic director at Sandpoint High in Idaho and has requested a one-year leave of absence.

The Beverly Hills Unified District Board of Education has started a search to fill Dyck's positions.

Jason Newman, the school's physical education chairman and varsity tennis coach, is the leading candidate to become the Normans' basketball coach. Newman currently coaches the junior varsity basketball team.

Dyck began as an assistant basketball coach under Dick Schreiber in 1979 and became head coach the following year. He assumed the role of athletic director in 1981 and held both jobs until 1991. Bill Smith replaced Dyck as varsity basketball coach for one season.

"I have spent my whole professional career at Beverly Hills and I need a chance to see the different ways other schools handle athletics," Dyck said.

"I will get a chance to spend more time exploring the role of athletic director without having to teach."

Awards--Crossroads junior infielder/pitcher Richard Condon was selected player of the year in the Delphic League.

Condon had a .443 batting average with two home runs, 21 runs batted in, 20 runs scored and 23 stolen bases. He struck out only two times. He was 6-2 with a 3.74 earned-run average with 57 strikeouts and 26 walks in 43 innings pitched.

Roadrunner senior pitcher Dan Ripoll and junior catcher Craig Juda also were selected to the first team. Infielder Rolan Feld, utility man Carl Abramson and outfielders Seth Lawrence and Mike Yan were selected to the second team.

Considering expansion--Montclair Prep Athletic Director Greg Reece applied to have the Mounties girls' athletic teams join the Delphic League for the 1993-94 school year.

Reece met with Delphic League athletic directors Thursday during a league meeting at Whitney High in Cerritos.

The Delphic League athletic directors will have a vote during their next meeting in the fall.

Both the boys' and girls' athletic programs at Montclair Prep were voted out of the Alpha League last month because philosophical differences.

Regina Jacobs ran a national-leading time of 4 minutes 8.11 seconds in the women's 1,500 meters to highlight action at the seventh Santa Monica Distance Carnival at Santa Monica College on Friday night.

Jacobs, a former standout at Stanford and The Athletics Congress champion in 1987 and '89, had raced sparingly the past two years, but her time Friday shows that she will be a serious contender at the U. S. Olympic Trials in New Orleans on June 19-28.

Jacobs, 28, led a field which saw 10 women run under 4:16.

Other winners included Charles Marsala of the New York Athletic Club in the 1,500 (3:37.46), Ken Martin of Nike in the men's 5,000 (13:39.06) and Meredith Rainey of Nike Boston in the women's 800 (2:01.82).

Staff Writer John Ortega contributed to this notebook.

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