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Finishing 33rd in Seattle, Wash., the UH squad returned to the NCAA West where he was the head coach of both the men's and women's track and field and Track and Field Championships, NWC Cross Country Championships, The native of Marcellus, N.Y., Boyce was a three-time Section III champion in track. HOUSTON- Two home meets and a trip to the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City highlight the University of Houston track. Lonestar PV Vault (HS, Club, Collegiate), New Braunfels, Lonestar PV Facility Carl Lewis HS Invitational (HS, Club, UnA), Houston, Yeoman Fieldhouse.
But to sit down and just watch him compete to the best ability, just go out and fight, I mean I was in the stands with his mom and everything. I was just overjoyed and in tears for what he was able to accomplish. Nothing short of excellent. It was marvelous to watch, and it was inspiring. It just motivates you to do that much more this outdoor season. Considering you were the runner up for two straight years, what does it mean that Houston has the 60m champion? But as long as the program is represented in that manner, we brought one of those 60m titles back to Houston.
That just shows how strong the program is.
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How does the team look going into the outdoor season? The expectation has risen. What are the expectations to you to get back to the m final? Just to get back to the final itself is automatic. There should be no reason we should even talk about getting to the final. The objective is to win, and the bigger objective is to sweep it.
What led you to compete at the University of Houston? At an indoor meet, a reporter mentioned me in comparison to Carl because of the events I did and had success in, and shortly thereafter coach Tom Tellez called me from UH. The rest worked itself out.
What influence did training with people like Carl Lewis have on you as an athlete? When I first got to Houston, it was really difficult for me. The heat was hard on me, and the training was much faster in practice.
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Mike Takaha was the sprint coach and I dealt mostly with him for running workouts, and he had us do distance and grass runs in the early fall, which was hard. I grew and improved every year, to the point where I actually went overseas as a junior in college.
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I got familiar with the summer track scene. By that time, I had begun to train with Carl a bit when he was in town. During my senior year, I remember a workout in early indoor season when Carl jumped in on a workout and Carl was behind me.
What were the keys to breaking the world record in the m the first time? My career then was a bit erratic [in college]. My junior year I ended up breaking the collegiate record in the long jump at nationals, but still lost to Joe Greene, who had a wind-aided mark that was better.
A couple weeks later at the U. I was prepared for almost anything my senior year, and ran well at the NCAA meet in theand ran overseas and confirmed I was an international athlete. My first full year out of college in was a World Championships year, and I had broken the world record in the 60m indoors, so I was ready.
At the outdoor nationals in the m it all just lined up, with a lot of my Santa Monica teammates in the final, and 9. What were some of the highs and lows of your career? When I look back, I wonder how I accomplished some of the things that I did. To stand on the victory stand and have the announcer say I set an NCAA record but finished second, that was pretty disheartening.
It was what you would call a high-low. To come back the next day and not deliver in the m because I let myself get beat as a result of the long jump the day before, that was really frustrating.
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Some of the most rewarding moments were when I did well with teammate. I was on very close-knit teams in college and then with Santa Monica TC. To win all those relays and set world records, to all be on the same page at the same time, those were special moments.
What motivated you as an athlete and what advice would you give the next generation? Moving on to Santa Monica TC, it was one of the greatest collections of track and field athletes ever.