On this day 36 years ago, Laura Whitney won a third consecutive individual State Championship.
At Green Lakes State Park in Syracuse, the sophomore won her third straight Class B crown in a time of 20:11, a mark that would have earned her the runner-up spot in the Class A race.
Laura would finish 4th at the 1980 State Meet before closing her career with a fourth and final State Championship in 1981.
Class B Top 10 Results
|1.||Laura Whitney||Stony Brook||20:11|
|2.||Kristen O’Connell||Delhi Academy||20:26|
|4.||Sue Hillery||JFK Somers||20:40|
|5.||Janice Cross||Port Jefferson||21:06|
|7.||Cindy Duarte||Taconic Hills||21:16|
|9.||Lisa Polzinetti||Seneca Falls||21:20|
|10.||Kathy Katterhagen||JFK Somers||21:22|