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On This Day In History | 1969

November 8, 2017
Hollis 1969 XC

King Hollis won the Ivy Title in ’69

On this day 48 years ago, the boys’ cross country team won its 15th consecutive Ivy League Championship. King Hollis became the latest in a long line of champion runners by taking the individual title.

Stony Brook Harriers Win Ivy Title 15th Time in Row

King Hollis paced Stony Brook High School to its 15th consecutive Ivy prep school cross-country title at Van Cortlandt Park yesterday.

~ New York Times

The victory capped a successful season for the boys. The 1969 harriers, led by ripened seniors Richie Shay and Hollis, roared to an 8-2 record with triumphs perpetrated against Riverhead, Longwood, Choate Academy, Cheshire Academy, Eastern Military Academy, Horace Mann, New York Military Academy, and the Storm King School. Their only two losses came by way of the West Point and Princeton University freshmen. While the team succumbed to defeat against the West Pointers, the performances of two Stony Brook boys won the day. Shay and Hollis finished 1st and 2nd as they each bested the previous Army course record of 15:46 in 15:35 and 15:39, respectively.

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