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On This Day In History | 1979

June 9, 2016
Whitney 1979 G Track

Whitney in 1979

On this day 37 years ago, Laura Whitney finished 2nd at the New York State Championships in the 2 mile run.

Laura, just a freshman at the time, dropped 20 seconds off of her previous best mark to come through the line in 10:39.8. Despite being edged by a senior from Huntington, the finish closed a remarkable year for Laura after she won a second consecutive State Cross Country Championship in the fall, her second of four cross country titles.

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