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On This Day In History | 1975

June 11, 2017
Lockerbies 1975 Track

Don (in the lead) flanked by is brother Kevin during a time trial to decide the 1975 Penn Relays team

On this day 42 years ago, Don Lockerbie finished runner-up in the 880 yard run at the New York State Championships, losing by a nose to Baldwinsville’s Don Paige and his time of 1:52.9.

Paige would go on to star for Villanova University, winning the 800m and 1500m at the 1979 NCAA Championships. The following year he won the 800m at the US Olympic Trials, but was denied his shot at the Olympics due to the United States’ boycott of the Soviet Union.

Don would later be a collegiate star himself for the University of North Carolina where he became an All-American and the 1980 ACC Champion in the 800 (1:53.1).



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