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On This Day In History | 1988

June 14, 2015
Shybunko (left) running cross country in 1988

Shybunko (left) running cross country in 1988

On this day 27 years ago, Anne Shybunko broke the school record in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:21.3.

Running at the Eastern States Championships, Shybunko narrowly eclipsed Laura Whitney’s 1982 mark of 2:21.4 to write her name into the record books. It would take 16 years for her record to fall when Hannah Powlison ran 2:17.5 at the Section XI Championships in 2004.

Shybunko would go on to run cross country and track at Franklin & Marshall College and was inducted into Stony Brook’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

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