On This Day in History | 1976

Whitney 1976 XC
Mark Whitney warms up at Sunken Meadow in 1976

On this day 42 years ago, the boys’ cross country team clinched the League Championship with a 15-46 win over Pierson.

The team was led by Mark Whitney (County Champion/ 2nd at State meet), Andy Whitney (3rd at Counties/ 18th at State meet), Henry Ho, Bill Hobbs, and Jim Hansen. The championship was the Shrikes’ sixth consecutive league title, spanning both the Ivy League and Section XI.

Results

Sept. 28Center Moriches15-50
Oct. 5Shelter Island15-48
Oct. 12Greenport18-48
Oct. 15Hampton Bays17-42
Oct. 19Pierson15-46

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