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Lorimer, Anderson are All-Americans Since leaving high...

Lorimer, Anderson are All-Americans

Since leaving high school, Kim Lorimer and Brian Anderson have

found a knack for earning All-American honors in college track and

field and cross-country.

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In NCAA indoor track meets recently, Lorimer and Anderson kept the

accolades coming with fine performances.

Lorimer, a Burbank High graduate and senior at Adams State College

in Colorado, earned her fourth All-American honor for the Grizzlies

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in the NCAA Division II National Championships in Hazen, N.D.

Lorimer -- who also attended Glendale Community College -- placed

fifth in the 5,000 meters in 16 minutes, 57.97 seconds.

With her success at GCC, Lorimer has nine All-American awards

under her belt.

For Burroughs alum Anderson, a junior at MIT, he placed third in

the 800 in 1:54.26 in the NCAA Division III Championships at DePauw

University in Greencastle, Ind.

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It is Anderson’s second All-American honor, as he was honored as a

sophomore on MIT’s third-place indoor distance medley team last year.

Anderson continues to improve his times, as he went 1:52 in the

800, 3:54 in the 1,500 and 4:12 in the mile this season.

Trying to combat Hart’s winning ways

Following Friday’s 11-7 Foothill League loss to Hart High,

Burroughs baseball Coach Tom Crowther talked about the Santa Clarita

team’s winning prowess against the local schools.

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Crowther said many local players have witnessed Hart’s victories

over the years against Burbank and Burroughs, and they almost expect

the team to have some supernatural hold over them.

To Hart’s credit, it has a pretty impressive record against the

locals. Since 1987, Hart has compiled an 86-11-1 mark against the

Bulldogs and Indians.

Burbank has never won a season league series against Hart, and

Burroughs’ lone series win came in 1997, when the locals won two to

three games and rolled to a Foothill Leader championship.

He helped catchers avoid pain in the neck

Something interesting about former L.A. Dodger baseball player

Steve Yeager, who was at Saturday’s opening-day event for the Burbank

Little League.

Yeager -- a 15-year veteran -- helped develop the neck protector

flap that is attached to the catcher’s mask, and is used my most

catchers. He first donned the device in 1976, when he was hit by a

jagged end of a broken bat while in the on-deck circle.

Compiled by Jeff Tully


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