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Friday, April 2, 1999

Pecos boys 8th at late-night Sandhills

MONAHANS, Apr. 2 -- It was way past time for the Sandman by
the time the Sanhills Relays wrapped up at Lobo Stadium in

Thursday's one-day track meet stretched on into the early
hours of Friday morning before concluding with Big Spring's
boys and San Angelo Lake View's girls earning the Class
3A/4A division titles. Pecos' boys finished eighth in their
division with 36 points, while the Eagle girls ended up 14th
in their bracket, scoring one point in the 10-hour meet.

Big Spring's boys finished with 88 points to beat out the
host Loboes, who finished wirth 78 1/3 points. Seminole was
next with 72 points. Lake View won the girls' title by a
120«-93 margin over Monahans, with Big Spring third with 89

The girls' junior varsity placed eighth in their division
with 18 points, as Big Spring's JV took the title there,
while the boys also were eighth in the JV bracket, scoring
28 points.

The boys got both their medals at the meet from junior Len
Carson, who finished second in the pole vault with a 12-foot
effort, and later took third in the 800 meter run, with a
2:05.6 effort.

Daniel Terrazas just missed medals in the 20 and 400 meter
dashes. He ran a 24 flat to finish fourth in the 200 meters
and a 54.0 time to take fourth in the 400. Jason Payne was
one second behind in that race, and finished fifth.

Pecos also got a fourth place finish from Lucio Florez, in
his first effort of the season in the 300 meter hurdles,
with a 42.7 time, while the Eagles' 1600 meter relay team --
running way, way past midnight -- also finished fourth with
a 3:33.5 time.

For the girls' their only point came in the 400 meter dash,
where Michelle Saenz finished sixth.

In the JV division, the girls got points from Alexandra
Vasquez, fifth in the discus, April Rodriguez, third in the
3200 meter run and fifth in the 1600 meter run, Helena
Pendleton, third in the 1600 meters, and Becky Villanueva,
fifth in the 400 meter dash.

The boys' JV scored all their points in the running events
as well. Jason Gonzales finished third in the 110 meter high
hurdles and fifth in the 300 intermediate hurdles, Jacob
Mora was fourth in the 3200 meter and the 1600 meter runs,
Chris Reyes was fourth in the 400 meter dash, and the JV
1600 meter relay team took fourth place there as well.

The Sandhills Relays were the final ones for Pecos before
District 2-4A competition, set for April 16-17 in Clint.

NFL homecomings for Johnson, Modell

NEW YORK, Apr. 2 (AP) -- Jimmy Johnson is likely to be
greeted a lot better in Dallas than Art Modell will be in

Both are going back in 1999 to places they left.

Modell and his Baltimore Ravens return to Cleveland on Nov.
7 to face the new Browns. Johnson, who left Dallas in 1994
after a much-publicized spat with Jerry Jones, brings his
Miami Dolphins into Texas Stadium on Thanksgiving Day.

``It will be an exciting game for me personally,'' said
Jones, who let Johnson leave after what he perceived was a
snub at an NFL owners meeting.

There are several major changes in this year's schedule.

They include a late start to the season, the return to a 9
p.m. start for Monday night football after going to 8:20
Eastern time last season, and at least one bye every week
because Cleveland's return leaves the league with 31 teams.

The 1999 NFL schedule, released Thursday, has the expansion
Browns, created to replace the team that left for Baltimore
after the 1995 season, entertaining the Steelers on opening
night, Sept. 12. The game against the old Browns' heated
rival will begin at 8:20 p.m. and be televised nationally by

The season opens a week later this year because of the
calendar, which would have playoff games clashing with
college bowl games if the NFL had its traditional Labor Day
start. One result of that will be only a one-week break
between the conference championship games and the Super
Bowl, to be played Jan. 30 at Atlanta.

The Atlanta Falcons also are in one of the first week's top
games, at home against the Minnesota Vikings, whom they
upset in January in the NFC championship game.

The first Monday night game will be Miami at two-time Super
Bowl champion Denver Sept. 13. If John Elway returns, it
would be the third meeting since last December of
quarterbacks Elway and Dan Marino, who had opposed each
other only once in their first 15 seasons.

The Monday night change is because of ratings.

Last season, after the change, ratings were down,
particularly outside the Eastern time zone. NFL spokesman
Greg Aiello said returning them to 9 p.m. was a joint
decision between the league and the network.

The bye weeks are balanced to put what the NFL perceives the
weakest teams early and late.

San Diego will get a bye the first week, while Cleveland
will be off the last week. Philadelphia (3-13) is off the
next-to-last week and Cincinnati (3-13) the previous week.

``What they're doing is, they're saying we're not good
enough to make the playoffs,'' Cleveland coach Chris Palmer
said. ``I'm sure I'll bring that up during the course of the

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