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                                                             SUNDAY                                                                                                    INSIDE
                                                        JUNE 14, 2009                                                                                                    Texas high school football all-stars
                                                                                                                                                                       including Baytown Lee’s Austin Riley tangle
                                                                                                                                                                       with their Louisiana counterparts in the
                                                                                                                                                                       seventh annual Bayou Bowl. PAGE C8
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Berkman,                                                                                            NCAA TRACK AND FIELD

Tejada put
milestones
to good use
   300th home run,
2,000th hit are pivotal
                                                         Times of their lives
                                                          In a double blaze of glory, Texas A&M men, women teams take home crowns
in sixth-inning rally
By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ
HOUSTON CHRONICLE

   P H O E N I X — Not long after Miguel
Tejada and Lance Berkman collected
milestones to help reward Roy Os-
walt’s perseverance, the Arizona Dia-
mondbacks threatened to tarnish the
                  Astros’ special perfor-
                  mances Saturday night.
                     Arizona jumped on
                  reliever Chris Sampson
                  for three runs in the
                  eighth inning at Chase
                  Field, but it wasn’t
                  enough to overcome the
BERKMAN           pair of three-run ral-
                  lies the Astros had on
a night Berkman collected his 300th
home run and Tejada got his 2,000th
career hit.
   Although Oswalt pitched seven
strong innings of one-run ball, the As-
                                                                                               ER R OL A N D ER S ON : C O U R T E S Y O F T E X A S A & M U N I V E R S I T Y                            AP R I L L . BR O W N : A S S O C I AT E D P R E S S
tros needed five relievers over the final
two innings to win 6-4 before a crowd                   TEAM SPIRIT: Members of the Texas A&M women’s track and field squad — from left,                                         WHAT A FEELING: Texas A&M’s Julian Reid, right,
of 29,206.                                              Yasmine Regis, Allison George, Sandy Wooten, Ashika Charan, Gabby Mayo and Dominique                                     embraces Morquise Cleveland after the Aggies won the
   “It’s obviously a milestone homer,                   Duncan — hoist the team trophy Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.                                                            men’s team title at the NCAA track and field championships.
and I take pride in it for sure because
there’s not a whole lot of switch-hitters
               Please see ASTROS, Page C4                                                                                                                                                                      By BRENT ZWERNEMAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                               C O L L E G E S TAT I O N B U R E AU


 THAT’S A SWITCH                                          1991        1992         1993          1996             1997             1998             2000              2001          2002        2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In a momentous 20-min-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ute span Saturday, the Texas
 Baseball’s all-time list of switch-                      Bulls       Bulls        Bulls         Bulls            Bulls            Bulls            Lakers            Lakers        Lakers      Lakers         A&M men’s and women’s
 hitters with 300 home runs.                              over        over         over          over             over             over             over              over          over        lead
                                                                                                                                                                                                               track and field teams won a
                                                          Lakers      Blazers      Suns          Sonics           Jazz             Jazz             Pacers            76ers         Nets        Magic
 Player                                  HRs                                                                                                                                                                   third of the school’s all-time
                                                          4-1         4-2          4-2           4-2              4-2              4-2              4-2               4-1           4-0         3-1
                                                                                                                                                                                                               NCAA team national titles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  But in the afterglow of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aggies’ championships at the
                                                              With his record 10TH NBA TITLE IN SIGHT, Lakers coach Phil                                                                                       NCAA outdoor meet, trium-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               phant A&M coach Pat Henry
                                                             Jackson has a place alongside a legend from a different era                                                                                       stretched the extraordinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                               timeline.


                                                            COLLIDING LEGACIES
 Lance Berkman*                                                                                                                                                                                                   “It wasn’t just a 20-minute
 * — denotes active players                                                                                                                                                                                    span,” Henry said of the hard
                                                                                                                                                                                                               work put into the titles. “It
                                                                                                                                                                                                               was a five-year span.”
                 DYNAMO                                                                                                                                                                                           Henry arrived at A&M
                                                                                                                                           tomary practice gear of faded jeans and                             from LSU in 2004 with a
The beat goes on                                          By JONATHAN FEIGEN
                                                          HOUSTON CHRONICLE
                                                                                                                                            sandals as opposed to the sweatshirts and
                                                                                                                                             high-tops of Auerbach’s time and style,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               grand plan — one that reached
                                                                                                                                                                                                               fruition at Fayetteville, Ark.,
for sizzling squad                                           O R L A N D O, F l a . — Suddenly, with Los An-
                                                          geles Lakers coach Phil Jackson on the cusp of
                                                                                                                                              was speaking of their differences, of the
                                                                                                                                              “gamesmanship” Auerbach pulled when
                                                                                                                                                                                                               with the two titles Saturday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The A&M women tallied
                                                          separating himself from the late Red                                                Jackson was a Knicks forward, even of                            50 points, outpacing Oregon
        Behind two goals                                  Auerbach and the piece of NBA                                                             Auerbach’s disparaging comments                            (43), Arizona State (41), Flor-
        by Cam Weaver,                                    history they share, they did not                                                            in 2004 about Jackson.                                   ida State (40) and Texas (36).
                                                          seem so dissimilar after all.                                                                   “I think we’re very different                           The men, after a breathless
        the Dynamo                                           Jackson, wearing his cus-                                                                 people, no doubt about that,”                           second-place showing in
roll over FC Dallas 3-1,                                  NBA FINALS: GAME 5
                                                                                                                                                       Jackson, 63, said.                                      the 4x400 relay that capped
                                                                                                                                                          But as he spoke about                                           Please see A&M, Page C6
extending their unbeaten                                  Today at Orlando, 7 p.m.                                                                       Auerbach and his legendary
streak to 10 games.                                       Lakers lead 3-1                                                                                competitive drive as Boston
                                                                                                                                                         Celtics coach, they did not
                         STORY ON PAGE C7                   TV/radio: ABC; 97.5 FM                                                                                    Please see JACKSON, Page C7              TEXAS A&M’s
                                                                                                                                                          G E T T Y I M AG E S                                 NCAA NATIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHAMPIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1939
                                                          Quick left a lasting impression in and out of pool                                                                                                   Football
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coach:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1983
                                                                                                                                                       swam for Quick at



                                                          R     ICHARD Quick’s words ring in                                                           both Dad’s Club in                                      Softball
                                                                                                                                                       the 1960s and at                                           Coach:
                                                                their ears four decades later,                                                         SMU in the ’70s.                                                           1987
                                                                and perhaps that’s the lasting                                                         “He was the male
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Softball
                                                          tribute to this remarkable man.                                                              role model for my
                                                                                                                                                       life, for helping me                                       Coach:
                                                             He lost a brief, hellish fight to         Yet numbers                                     find a wonderful                                                           2009
                                                          brain cancer Wednesday at age             don’t begin to tell                                husband.”
                                                          66. He’ll be remembered as one of         how many people           Richard Justice              Quick was 21                                        Men’s golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coach:
                TOD D WAR SHA W: G E T T Y
                                           I M AG E S     the great swimming coaches ever           Quick touched, or                                  years old when he
                                       hed
   GRE AT MOTIVATO R: Those he coac
                                                          because it’s simpler to add up the        how deeply he touched them.        pulled a battered Volvo into the                                        Women’s track and field
   remember Richard Quick as a man for                    numbers and evaluate people that             “I carry him in my life every   parking lot at the Dad’s Club in                                        Men’s track and field
   whom they would walk through walls.
                                                          way.                                      day,” said Jennifer Webb, who               Please see JUSTICE, Page C6                                       Coach:




                  chron.com                                                              TEXAS A&M: Images from the Aggies’
                                                                                         national titles in men’s and women’s
                                                                                         track and field. chron.com/colleges
                                                                                                                                                      VIDEO: Watch the wiener dogs
                                                                                                                                                      stretch their legs at Sam Houston
                                                                                                                                                      Race Park. chron.com/sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                         DYNAMO: Relive the action from
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Houston’s match against rival
                                                                                                                                                                                                         FC Dallas. chron.com/dynamo
Sunday, June 14, 2009
                                                                                                                                         GOLF | SWIMMING                                                                                            ¬¬¬*             HOUSTON CHRONICLE                                    C3




                                                           GOLF SCORES
                                                                                                                                                                     GOLF

PGA Tour—St. Jude Classic
Saturday’s third-round scores
at Memphis, Tenn.
Brian Gay............................ 64-66-66—196
                                                                                                                                                                     Rookie stays cool in LPGA
Bryce Molder ..................... 69-63-65—197
Robert Allenby .................. 67-64-68—199
Paul Goydos ....................... 72-64-64—200
Heath Slocum .................... 71-63-67—201
                                                                                                                                                                       Rain, darkness                                     in at 7 under.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             H o u r s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Molder into the final round
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the St. Jude Classic at
Vaughn Taylor ................... 67-65-69—201
Woody Austin .................... 67-66-68—201                                                                                                                       can’t keep Swede                                     earlier,   rain                                  Memphis, Tenn.
Bob Estes ........................... 69-67-66—202                                                                                                                                                                        stopped play                                        Gay, who won at Hilton
David Toms ........................ 67-66-69—202
Ben Crane........................... 69-68-66—203
                                                                                                                                                                     out of the lead                                      for 2 hours,                                     Head in April, can earn a
Fredrik Jacobson .............. 67-69-67—203                                                                                                                                                                              19      minutes                                  U.S. Open berth next week
Rich Beem .......................... 66-68-69—203                                                                                                                    CHRONICLE NEWS SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with 22 play-                                    at Bethpage Black with a
Guy Boros ........................... 67-66-70—203
Matt Weibring ................... 70-66-68—204                                                                                                                           H AV R E   DE   G R AC E ,   Md.   NORDQVIST ers left on the                                      second win this year. He had
Jason Dufner ..................... 68-67-69—204                                                                                                                      —  As a rookie playing in the                        course. Wright                                   a 14-under 196 total at TPC
John Senden ...................... 69-66-69—204
Tag Ridings ........................ 68-69-68—205
                                                                                                                                                                     third round of the LPGA                returned to birdie No. 11,                                     Southwind.
Chris Stroud....................... 66-70-69—205                                                                                                                     Championship, Anna Nor-                and the Australian gained the                                     Robert Allenby (68) was
Jason Bohn......................... 69-67-69—205                                                                                                                     dqvist probably figured the            lead when Nordqvist bogeyed                                    alone in third at 11 under,
Aron Price .......................... 73-66-66—205                                                                   A N D Y LY ON S : G E T T Y I M A G E S
Jeff Overton ....................... 68-67-70—205                                                                                                                    only problem she might en-             the same hole. But a bogey on                                  Paul Goydos (64) was 10
Kevin Stadler ..................... 69-66-70—205       THAT WAY: Stacy Lewis, a native of The Woodlands, lines up a                                                  counter was a little bit of            13 dropped Wright into a tie.                                  under, and Woody Austin
David Mathis ..................... 68-69-69—206
Marc Leishman ................. 69-68-69—206
                                                       shot on the fourth hole Saturday with an assist from her caddie.                                              nervousness.                              “It comes down to Sunday                                    (68), Heath Slocum (67) and
Bill Lunde ........................... 71-66-69—206    Lewis is among the front-runners in the LPGA Championship.                                                       That wasn’t an issue Sat-           every week,” she said.                                         Vaughn Taylor (69) were 9
Michael Bradley ................ 70-67-69—206                                                                                                                        urday. Neither was a lengthy                                                                          under.
Tim Clark ............................ 70-67-69—206
Michael Letzig ................... 70-67-69—206        Jin Young Pak .................... 69-71-69—209        Wendy Doolan ................... 72-73-74—219
                                                                                                                                                                     rain delay or fading daylight.         In other action                                                   Phil Mickelson shot a 68
Graeme McDowell ............ 66-71-69—206              Jiyai Shin ............................ 73-68-69—210   Taylor Leon ........................ 72-72-75—219      Nothing, it seems, is too               Gay up by one in St. Jude                                     and was 10 strokes back at 4
Brendon Todd .................... 73-65-68—206         Angela Stanford ............... 70-71-70—211                                                                  much for this cool Swede to            — Brian Gay shot his second                                    under in his first event since
                                                                                                              Candie Kung ...................... 72-72-75—219
Phil Mickelson ................... 68-70-68—206        Stacy Lewis........................ 68-72-71—211
Nathan Green .................... 70-66-70—206         Irene Cho ............................ 72-75-65—212
                                                                                                              Chella Choi......................... 71-72-76—219      handle.                                straight 4-under 66 to take a                                  announcing his wife’s diag-
                                                                                                              Carin Koch ......................... 74-72-74—220
Retief Goosen .................... 68-67-71—206        Minea Blomqvist .............. 73-69-70—212
                                                                                                              Beth Bader ......................... 73-73-74—220
                                                                                                                                                                        Nordqvist took a one-shot           one-stroke lead over Bryce                                     nosis of breast cancer.
Vance Veazey .................... 67-68-71—206
Jason Day ........................... 70-65-71—206
                                                       Amy Yang ........................... 68-74-70—212
                                                                                                              Se Ri Pak ............................. 72-74-74—220   lead over Lindsey Wright by
                                                       Song-Hee Kim ................... 73-72-68—213
Roland Thatcher ............... 70-70-66—206           Yani Tseng.......................... 73-71-69—213      Meaghan Francella .......... 69-76-75—220              making a 20-foot birdie putt
Lee Janzen ......................... 68-71-68—207      Sophie Gustafson ............. 69-74-70—213            Jamie Hullett ..................... 73-71-76—220       on No. 15 after the horn halt-
Jerry Kelly .......................... 67-68-72—207    In-Kyung Kim ..................... 72-74-68—214        Jackie Gallagher-Smith ... 72-75-74—221
Brett Quigley ..................... 69-66-72—207       Paige Mackenzie .............. 68-77-69—214            Helen Alfredsson .............. 74-71-76—221
                                                                                                                                                                     ed play because of darkness.                  D I S C O U N T                                                             T I R E
                                                                                                                                                                     The players were allowed




                                                                                                                                                                                                             LOW PRICES!
Loren Roberts .................... 67-67-73—207        Lorena Ochoa .................... 72-69-73—214         Seon Hwa Lee .................... 74-71-76—221
Harrison Frazar ................. 69-65-73—207         Sun Young Yoo .................. 73-74-68—215          Suzann Pettersen ............. 74-71-76—221            to finish the hole, and the
Ronnie Black ...................... 72-68-67—207       Allison Hanna-Williams .. 72-74-69—215                 Julieta Granada................. 75-72-75—222          22-year-old Nordqvist took
Brad Adamonis ................. 68-72-67—207           Heather Bowie Young ...... 75-70-70—215                Marisa Baena .................... 70-74-78—222
Chris DiMarco ................... 69-68-71—208         Paula Creamer .................. 74-70-71—215          Karine Icher ....................... 75-72-76—223
                                                                                                                                                                     advantage by moving to 10
Scott Verplank .................. 68-69-71—208
Patrick Sheehan ............... 68-69-71—208
                                                       Mindy Kim .......................... 74-69-72—215      Anna Nordqvist ......................66-70—DNF         under.
                                                       Shi Hyun Ahn ..................... 73-70-72—215
James Nitties ..................... 70-67-71—208       Becky Morgan ................... 71-71-73—215
                                                                                                              Nicole Castrale ......................65-72—DNF           “Obviously,        finishing
Mathias Gronberg ............ 66-70-72—208                                                                    Lindsey Wright .......................70-68—DNF
                                                       Inbee Park.......................... 70-72-73—215
                                                                                                              Katherine Hull ........................69-69—DNF
                                                                                                                                                                     with the birdie brings me
Glen Day ............................. 69-69-70—208    Kris Tschetter .................... 70-72-73—215
Bob Heintz ......................... 70-65-73—208                                                             Kyeong Bae .............................70-69—DNF      some good momentum for
                                                       Aree Song........................... 68-73-74—215
Paul Stankowski ............... 71-68-69—208           Anna Grzebien .................. 74-73-69—216          Hee-Won Han..........................70-69—DNF         (today),” Nordqvist said.




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J.J. Henry ............................ 70-70-68—208
Chris Riley .......................... 72-68-68—208
                                                       Eunjung Yi .......................... 73-74-69—216     Na Yeon Choi ..........................68-71—DNF          Wright — one of eight
                                                       Natalie Gulbis.................... 72-75-69—216        Kristy McPherson ..................70-70—DNF
Jason Gore ......................... 72-65-72—209                                                                                                                    players who failed to finish —

                                                                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                       Cristie Kerr ........................ 76-70-70—216
Ricky Barnes...................... 67-69-73—209        Mika Miyazato .................. 72-74-70—216
                                                                                                              Nationwide Tour                                        also played 15 holes. Instead
Peter Lonard ...................... 71-68-70—209       Soo-Yun Kang .................... 73-71-72—216         Knoxville Open                                         of returning to the Bulle
Robert Garrigus ................ 69-70-70—209          Brandie Burton.................. 73-71-72—216          Saturday’s third-round scores
Cliff Kresge ........................ 71-69-69—209     Stacy Prammanasudh ..... 73-71-72—216                  at Knoxville, Tenn.
                                                                                                                                                                     Rock course today at her lei-
Jose Maria Olazabal ........ 66-70-74—210              Brittany Lang .................... 72-72-72—216                                                               sure, Wright must finish her
Jarrod Lyle.......................... 68-69-73—210                                                            David McKenzie ................ 65-65-67—197
                                                       Na Ri Kim............................ 71-73-72—216     Kevin Johnson ................... 67-65-68—200         round at 7:30 a.m.
Camilo Villegas ................. 68-67-75—210
                                                       Eun-Hee Ji .......................... 74-69-73—216
Cameron Beckman........... 68-71-71—210                                                                       Craig Bowden .................... 69-67-67—203            “Obviously there’s a dis-
Omar Uresti ....................... 70-70-70—210
                                                       Katie Futcher ..................... 71-71-74—216
                                                                                                              Alex Aragon ....................... 69-65-69—203                                                                                                                                       MAIL-IN
                                                                                                                                                                     advantage not finishing to-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                REBATE
                                                       Ashleigh Simon................. 68-74-74—216
Brian Vranesh.................... 73-66-72—211                                                                Jason Schultz .................... 69-70-65—204
                                                       Moira Dunn ........................ 68-74-74—216
Marc Turnesa .................... 70-69-72—211
                                                       Momoko Ueda ................... 76-71-70—217           Brian Stuard ...................... 69-69-66—204       day. I mean, I would love
Derek Fathauer ................. 68-71-72—211                                                                 Blake Adams...................... 63-70-71—204         to be sleeping in,” she said.
                                                       Janice Moodie ................... 74-73-70—217
Jay Delsing ......................... 70-70-71—211
John Daly ............................ 72-68-71—211
                                                       Young Kim .......................... 72-74-71—217      Tjaart van der Walt .......... 65-68-71—204            “But it’s going to be a big day,                                                                ON ANY SET OF 4 MICHELIN TIRES
Nick O’Hern ........................ 72-68-72—212
                                                       Michele Redman............... 72-73-72—217             Dustin Risdon .................... 67-64-73—204
                                                                                                                                                                     regardless.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EXPIRES 7/4/09                AND SELECT SETS OF BFG TIRES.
                                                       Juli Inkster ......................... 73-71-73—217    Esteban Toledo ................. 68-69-68—205
Wil Collins .......................... 73-67-72—212
                                                                                                                                                                        Na Yeon Choi was about




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                                                       Michelle Wie...................... 70-74-73—217        Bradley Iles ........................ 67-68-70—205
Greg Chalmers .................. 68-69-76—213
                                                       M.J. Hur............................... 71-72-74—217   David Morland IV .............. 66-69-70—205           to hit her tee shot on 18
John Merrick...................... 72-66-76—214
                                                       Ji Young Oh ........................ 73-74-71—218      John Riegger ...................... 70-65-70—205                                                                                                                                                PRECEPT
David Gossett .................... 70-70-75—215                                                                                                                      when play was suspended.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                       Maria Hjorth ...................... 71-75-72—218       Jonas Blixt .......................... 70-64-71—205



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OFF
Dicky Pride ......................... 69-69-79—217
Tim Herron ......................... 68-71-78—217
                                                       Marcy Hart......................... 71-72-75—218
                                                                                                              Gary Christian ................... 67-65-73—205        She threw her ball away in
                                                       Karrie Webb....................... 72-70-76—218
Jimmy Walker .................... 65-72-82—219
                                                       Sandra Gal ......................... 71-71-76—218
                                                                                                              Chip Sullivan ..................... 73-66-67—206       disgust and stormed off the
LPGA Championship                                      Jee Young Lee.................... 75-72-72—219         Scott Dunlap ...................... 66-73-67—206       course at 8 under (3 under
                                                       Il Mi Chung......................... 74-73-72—219      Zoran Zorkic ...................... 72-65-69—206
Saturday’s partial third-round scores                                                                                                                                for the round).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OUR BEST
at Havre de Grace, Md.                                 Karin Sjodin ....................... 70-77-72—219      Chris Nallen ....................... 70-66-70—206
Note: Play suspended due to darkness                   Teresa Lu ............................ 76-70-73—219    Tom Scherrer ..................... 65-70-71—206           Jin Young Pak completed
with eight players still on the course                 Johanna Mundy ................ 73-73-73—219            Tommy Tolles .................... 67-65-74—206         her 69 after the horn to come
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BRANDS!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MAIL-IN REBATE ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SETS OF 4 TIRES.

JUSTICE:                           Quick got the best out of everyone
CONTINUED FROM PAGE C1                                 know if you’re going to get                            said. “He laughed and said                             was talking to you. I’m sure
1965, beginning a career that                          this coaching job or not, but                          no one had said that.”                                 the other 99 people felt the
would take him to the top of
his profession.
                                                       you can always come to work
                                                       for me.”
                                                                                                                  There was the time Quick
                                                                                                              decided to start a weight-
                                                                                                                                                                     same way.”
                                                                                                                                                                        Brent Parker remembered                 LOW PRICES
    He won 13 national cham-
pionships at Texas, Stanford
                                                          Webb laughed Saturday
                                                       morning when she remem-
                                                                                                              lifting program for Dad’s
                                                                                                              Club swimmers. He didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                     the time he and his brother
                                                                                                                                                                     went into Quick’s office at               ON BEST-SELLING TIRE SIZES!

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and Auburn and six consecu-                            bered how he helped her                                have the money to buy real                             Dad’s Club to tell him they
tive state championships at                            become one of the world’s                              weight-lifting equipment,                              were going to take a summer                   $                                             $                                 $
Memorial High School. He                               great distance freestylers.                            so the swimmers sawed up                               off and work as lifeguards.
led the U.S. Olympic team                                 “I started to cry when he                           some rusted pipes and filled                              “When we left his office,
three times and was an assis-                          told me he wanted me in dis-                           coffee cans with concrete.                             we were ready to do two-                                                  EA                                   EA                                   EA
tant three other times.                                tance events,” she said.                                                                                      a-days for the rest of our                          P175/70R-13                                P185/65R-14                        P195/65R-15




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    One of his swimmers —                                 Three years later, Webb                             A great motivator                                      lives,” Brent said. “He kept
Jenny Thompson — won                                   was an 800 free finalist at                               He once promised to                                 saying, ‘You owe it to your-                    $                                          $                                  $
eight gold medals. He also                             the Olympic trials.                                    swim a 3,000-yard butterfly                            self.’ ”
coached Dara Torres, Janet                                “He made you believe you                            — a nearly unthinkable ac-
Evans and Rowdy Gaines.                                could do anything,” she said.                          complishment — if his swim-                            Deeply touched by coach                                                       EA                                EA                                  EA
    Those elite athletes give                          “That’s part of his legacy.”                           mers raised a certain amount                               Brent paused and                                  P205/65R-15                              P235/75R-15                            P195/60R-15




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his career substance, but                                 Twins Brent and Kent                                of money.                                              laughed.
Quick did great things with                            Parker passed a cell phone                                They did, and he did.                                   “I could talk about him                    $                                           $                                  $
thousands of others who                                back and forth Saturday                                   Brent Parker visited one                            all day,” he said. “He had a
couldn’t begin to dream of                             morning as they remem-                                 of Quick’s Stanford swim                               profound influence. I always
the Olympics. They, too,                               bered their coach.                                     camps a few years ago and                              think I can do better today                                                  EA                                 EA                             EA
tell stories of the values he                             “A lot of us didn’t care                            saw the same passion he’d                              than I did yesterday, and                           P215/60R-16                                P225/60R-16                        P205/55R-16




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instilled and the lessons he                           about medals and ribbons,”                             seen all those years earlier in                        that’s a lesson from Richard.
taught.                                                Brent said. “We swam to                                Houston.                                               But the best thing about him                   $                                            $                                 $
    In the final days of his                           please him. I think of him                                “He was down on the                                 was his heart and spirit.”
life, he heard from hundreds                           every day.”                                            cement showing these kids                                  Brent and Kent kept
who thanked him for some                                                                                      how to do a backstroke flip-                           coming up with things they                                                    EA                                 EA                            EA
small act of kindness or for                           ‘Loved the underdog’                                   turn,” he said.                                        wanted to say. They want me                          P265/75R-16                                P255/70R-16                           P265/70R-16
some accomplishment that                                   A few weeks ago, Brent                                Leilani Hurles also swam                            to understand how impor-
seems magical even now.                                Parker, now with Anadarko,                             at Dad’s Club for Quick. She                           tant Richard Quick was in
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than 10 other men. He would                            well, there wouldn’t be a                              I don’t know how,” she said.                           said. “We didn’t say a word.             15”-17”                                 ea
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see him chewing on those                               handed team.”
tattered heat sheets and                                   Kent Parker spoke to
twirling that stopwatch, and                           Quick 10 days before he
mainly they see him waiting                            died.
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