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April 28, 1988 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer
Villanova's loquacious women's track coach, "Uncle Marty" Stern, recounting one of his favorite Vicki Huber stories: "She was a freshman, running the (1,600-meter) anchor leg of the distance medley at the Big East Indoors, which were at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse," Stern begins. "Now, you've got to remember that when someone from Villanova runs anchor on the DMR, whether it's a man or a woman, indoors or outdoors, and is given the lead, you win. A Villanova miler just isn't caught from behind.
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June 6, 1987 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a record-shattering performance that devastated her rivals and belied her inexperience, Vicki Huber of Villanova won the women's 3,000-meter run here last night in the 66th NCAA outdoor track and field championships. Huber's time for her stunning tour of the LSU track was 8 minutes, 54.41 seconds - a personal and school record that also knocked more than 5 full seconds off the 3-year-old meet standard, formerly held by Wisconsin's Kathy Branta. Huber, a 20-year-old sophomore from Wilmington, thus became the first female Villanova athlete to bring home a championship medal from an NCAA outdoor competition - and she did it by running her race 10 seconds faster than she ever had. All of which wasn't half bad for an athlete who had a slight weight problem only a year ago and whose personal best at the start of this season was 9:28.
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September 22, 1988 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Even after earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, Vicki Huber almost didn't get to Seoul, South Korea, according to her father. Just before leaving the United States on Sept. 4, the Villanova runner was involved in an auto accident in Los Angeles. A van that she and several other athletes were riding in was struck by a car. She suffered some minor injuries. "It was enough where they had to check her out at the hospital," Chuck Huber told the Daily News last night. "She had a cut across her chin, and a bruised collarbone.
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March 14, 1990 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the back room of a dark Philadelphia go-go bar this week, Vicky Huber is hoping to make history one last time. For years, this go-go queen from Upper Darby has been known to locals as "Nitro the Snake Dancer. " Lately, she has been better known to a certain trio of children as Grandma. And this is Grandma's last hurrah. "I can't wiggle for the rest of my life," she says, "even though there's a lot of wiggle left. " At noon Monday, Huber mounted a shag-carpeted stage at Visions, a bar on Bustleton Avenue better known for its "rigatoni wrestling," and began to belly-dance.
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September 1, 1988 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer
The honors just keep piling up for Villanova senior Vicki Huber. Huber, who will compete in the 3,000-meter run at the upcoming Olympic Games after finishing second behind Mary Decker Slaney in the U.S. trials, has been named the female recipient of the fourth annual Jumbo Elliott Award. The male winner is UCLA's Kevin Young, an Olympic qualifier and the NCAA's reigning outdoor 400-meter hurdler champion. The award, which honors the nation's most outstanding male and female collegiate track and field athletes, generally has become recognized as the sport's equivalent to collegiate football's Heisman Trophy.
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May 8, 1989 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
The Big East Conference women's track coaches didn't know whether to celebrate or cry. One second, they were enjoying their final looks at Villanova seniors Vicki Huber, Kathy Franey and Michelle DiMuro. But then came a glimpse of Villanova's future, and the rest of Marty Stern's Wildcats gave opposing coaches no reason to go dancing down Lancaster Avenue. The strength and depth of Stern's elite program never was more obvious than it was yesterday on Villanova's Jumbo Elliott Track, where the 'Cats captured their third consecutive Big East title, and sixth in seven years.
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January 10, 1990 | Staff and Wire Reports Daily News sports writer Bill Fleischman contributed to this report
Vicki Huber, who won eight NCAA track and cross country titles during her career at Villanova, was awarded the Honda-Broderick Cup last night as the nation's outstanding female collegiate athlete. The award is presented annually to a woman in recognition of outstanding athletic and scholastic achievement; contributions to her team, school and community; and personal characteristics reflecting the philosophy of intercollegiate athletics. The winner is determined by a vote of NCAA coaches and athletic directors.
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September 26, 1988 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Vicki Huber didn't win an Olympic medal in the 3,000 meters. But with two laps (800 meters) to go, she was in the lead against some extremely stiff competition. And even though she eventually faded, the Villanova senior did finish a creditable sixth in the 15-women field. Huber ran a personal-best time of 8 minutes, 37.70 seconds. And equally important, she managed to easily outdistance early pacesetter Mary Decker Slaney, who came home a disappointing 10th. And halfway around the world, that had the Huber household in Wilmington going more than slightly bonkers early yesterday morning.
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September 23, 1988 | By Elmer Smith, Daily News Sports Columnist
Vicki Huber's first mile or so yesterday was like a stroll in the park. Then the other strollers started closing in on her. It happened about 1,800 meters into the race of her life, her 3,000-meter qualifying heat. Almost a mile later, she wheezed in with a fifth-place finish and a time of 8:48.93. It was good enough to get her into Sunday's final, where she will meet an experienced field that will include favored American teammate Mary Decker Slaney. Slaney ran an 8:44.15 in a much faster second heat.
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April 23, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Vicki Huber is smiling again. After two years of pain, doubt and frustration, the former Villanova track star is back in stride. "I was a pretty depressing person to be around for a while," Huber said. "I had my head down all the time. I'd cry at the slightest thing. I thought I was going crazy. "I considered quitting (track) and getting a normal job. There were days when I'd take a morning run and couldn't walk the rest of the day. I spent a lot of hours wondering, 'Is it worth it?
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April 23, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Vicki Huber is smiling again. After two years of pain, doubt and frustration, the former Villanova track star is back in stride. "I was a pretty depressing person to be around for a while," Huber said. "I had my head down all the time. I'd cry at the slightest thing. I thought I was going crazy. "I considered quitting (track) and getting a normal job. There were days when I'd take a morning run and couldn't walk the rest of the day. I spent a lot of hours wondering, 'Is it worth it?
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April 21, 1992 | by Tom Mahon, Daily News Sports Writer
Franklin Field was downright peaceful yesterday. A lone jogger puffed his way around the track under a cloudy sky that threatened rain. A handful of Penn students in the blue and red bleachers sat studying in the unseasonably chilly air. Call it the calm before the storm. Beginning Thursday and continuing through Saturday, the quiet will be replaced by the color and noise of the 98th running of the Penn Relays Carnival. Some 40,000 people will watch from the same stands.
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March 21, 1992 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A bright new chapter in the comeback of Vicki Huber could be written here today in the slush, snowdrifts and frozen gloom of the World Cross-Country Championships. While the weather may be better suited to dog-sled racing, the elements haven't troubled Huber, 24, the eight-time NCAA champion from Villanova who finished sixth in the 3,000 meters in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games. For one thing, her health and mental outlook are probably better now than they were when she qualified for the Games four years ago. For another, Huber has found a soul mate in Shannon Butler, 24, last year's NCAA 5,000 champion and national 10,000 champion, whom she has been dating since they met in early August.
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May 31, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Certainly there are teams with greater talent and broader experience, but when the NCAA outdoor track and field championships start tomorrow at Duke University, few will rival the women of Villanova for confidence or cockeyed optimism. In what probably should be the most unsettling week of their season - fueled by speculation that Marty Stern may leave the women's program to succeed Charlie Jenkins as coach of the Villanova men - the Wildcat women enter this national showdown with maturity to defy their years.
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April 29, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the hottest getaway days in Penn Relays history was perfectly suited to the women of Villanova and the men of Texas Christian yesterday. Indeed, in the 96th running of the nation's first, biggest and oldest relay carnival, Villanova and TCU were the long and short of it. Keeping their cool in the hysteria generated by a sun-blasted, Franklin Field crowd of 39,158, the Wildcats' lineup of Michele Torelli, Michelle Bennett, Sonia O'Sullivan...
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April 28, 1990 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Two down, one to go. And if that's starting to sound redundant, so be it. The way Villanova is still dominating the Penn Relays, even without Vicki Huber, that probably will continue to be a familiar refrain. Yesterday at Franklin Field, the Wildcat foursome of freshman Nnenna Lynch, junior Sonia O'Sullivan, freshman Cheri Goddard and senior Kathy Franey won the 4 x 1,500-meter relay, in 17 minutes, 18.10 seconds, to better the old world-best clocking of 17:22.58, established last year by the Villanova quartet of Michelle DiMuro, O'Sullivan, Franey and Huber, the first time this event was held for women at the Carnival.
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March 14, 1990 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the back room of a dark Philadelphia go-go bar this week, Vicky Huber is hoping to make history one last time. For years, this go-go queen from Upper Darby has been known to locals as "Nitro the Snake Dancer. " Lately, she has been better known to a certain trio of children as Grandma. And this is Grandma's last hurrah. "I can't wiggle for the rest of my life," she says, "even though there's a lot of wiggle left. " At noon Monday, Huber mounted a shag-carpeted stage at Visions, a bar on Bustleton Avenue better known for its "rigatoni wrestling," and began to belly-dance.
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February 23, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
A track career that could hardly have been more accomplished moves to the postgraduate level tonight for Vicki Huber, in a 3,000-meter footrace entirely suited to the occasion. Huber, 22, the Olympian who won eight NCAA titles during her years at Villanova, will take on a formidable, world-class field in a debut of sorts at Madison Square Garden. The occasion is the USA/Mobil Indoor Track and Field Championships, and it marks Huber's first major competition as a former Villanova runner.
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January 10, 1990 | Staff and Wire Reports Daily News sports writer Bill Fleischman contributed to this report
Vicki Huber, who won eight NCAA track and cross country titles during her career at Villanova, was awarded the Honda-Broderick Cup last night as the nation's outstanding female collegiate athlete. The award is presented annually to a woman in recognition of outstanding athletic and scholastic achievement; contributions to her team, school and community; and personal characteristics reflecting the philosophy of intercollegiate athletics. The winner is determined by a vote of NCAA coaches and athletic directors.
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November 21, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer
Led by record-breaking individual champion Vicki Huber, Villanova captured the team title at the NCAA Division I cross-country championships yesterday over the 5,000-meter course at the U.S. Naval Academy. Huber, a member of the 1988 Olympic team and winner of seven previous NCAA championships in track, ran away from the field and won in 15 minutes, 59.86 seconds, an NCAA meet record. On a clear, mild day, Huber was backed by the solid performances from her teammates, which lifted the Wildcats to the first national championship by a women's team in the school's history.
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