CHULA VISTA (CNS) - The Thorpe Cup, a two-day track and field competition between the U.S. and Germany, begins Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
The event pits men against each other in decathlon of 10 track and field events, and women in a heptathlon of seven events.
Spots on the nine-member U.S. decathlon team were offered to athletes who finished below third place in last month's USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, although several declined. The top three finishers qualified for next month's IAAF World Championships in Athletics.
The U.S. leads the series, 13-6, but has lost each of the last three competitions.
Five of the mens' decathlon's 10 events will be held Saturday -- the 100 meters; long jump; shot put; high jump and 400 meters. The final five will be held Sunday -- the 110 meter hurdles; discus; pole vault; javelin and 1,500 meters. Each performance is assigned a point value.
Allison Reaser, who recently completed her junior season at San Diego State, is a substitute on the U.S. heptathlon team.
Four of the women's heptathlon's seven events will be held Saturday -- the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters. The final three will be held Sunday -- the long jump, javelin and 800 meters. Each performance is assigned a point value.
The U.S. leads the series, 4-3, winning each of the last three competitions.
The men will start competing at noon and the women at 12:30 p.m. each day. The event is named for Jim Thorpe, the 1912 Olympic decathlon champion, and admission is free.
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Metropolitan Transit System is scheduling extra service starting Monday for a three-day game series between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, a spokesperson said.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
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