On This Day in History | 1979

The '79 cross country team (Whitney - back, 2nd from right)
The ’79 cross country team (Whitney – back, 2nd from right)

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 WhitneyStony Brook20:11
2.Kristen O’ConnellDelhi Academy20:26
3.Emily WoodSkaneateles20:36
4.Sue HilleryJFK Somers20:40
5.Janice CrossPort Jefferson21:06
6.Marie StephensWarwick21:06
7.Cindy DuarteTaconic Hills21:16
8.Martha SwattJohnstown21:19
9.Lisa PolzinettiSeneca Falls21:20
10.Kathy KatterhagenJFK Somers21:22



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