Nicole Warwick fidgeted nervously on the runway. Her final event in high school competition had not gone to her liking. The multi-talented Modesto Christian graduate opened the long jump at 19 feet, 4 inches – ordinary for her – and had not improved on it. She slipped to fourth place and here she was Saturday night, facing her final attempt at the 99th CIF State Championships, seeking that special something. “No more thinking.
Finishing fifth never felt so good, nor meant so much, to Golden Valley High graduate Shawn Bettencourt. His fifth came in the 110-meter finals of the 99th CIF State Track and Field Championships, correctly billed as the nation’s best prep meet. Bettencourt was timed in 13.94 seconds, the first time he dipped legally below 14 seconds. Bettencourt, bound for Stanislaus State, logged a wind-aided 13.90 in Friday’s trials.
If I ever wrote a book – and please don’t hold me to it – I would title it, “The Last One To Leave.” Top priority for every sports writer hammering toward another deadline is that he or she stays until the end. Talk to the coaches and athletes afterward, assemble your notes, think for about 30 seconds and make that story sing like a bluebird at dawn.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".