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On This Day In History | 1965

March 13, 2018


On this day 53 years ago, Robin Lingle ’60 helped the University of Missouri win the NCAA Indoor Track National Championship. Here is the recap of the event from the St. Louis Dispatch Sun.


Lingle Leads Mizzou to NCAA Indoor Title

DETROIT–Veteran Robin Lingle blazed an easy victory in the 1000-yard run today and three sophomores scored crucial points as Missouri University won the first National Collegiate Athletic Association indoor track championship.

The Tigers scored 14 points to 12 for runner-up Oklahoma State, also a member of the Big Eight Conference. Villanova finished third with 11.

All performances were meet records because this was the first NCAA indoor, but Morgan State set an American college mark tumbling with a 3:15.6 timing in the mile relay.

Lingle easily defeated George Cermann of Seton Hall in the 1000 run before a sellout crowd of 9553 in Cobo Hall’s spacious arena. The time was 2:09.9.

The sophomore Steve Herndon finished fourth in the high jump for the two points that boosted Mizzou to the top. Sophomore Charley Brown, the muscular little football halfback, ran fourth for the Tigers in the 60-yard dash. The other Mizzou points came from the 58-4 heave of junior Gene Crews in Friday’s shot put–good for third place.




On This Day In History | 1993

March 13, 2018
B Swimming 1993

The 1992-93 swim team

On this day 25 years ago, Will Smith, Jon Meltzer, Steve Meltzer and Jean Crousillat joined forces to earn two 4th place finishes at the New York State Swimming Championships held at the University of Rochester.

The foursome earned the highest finish for a Long Island school in both the 200 medley relay (1:40.19) and 200 freestyle relay (1:28.20), while setting a Suffolk County record in the 200 free relay. Their finishes helped Section XI to a fifth place finish out of eleven sections.

The group would go on to earn All-American status in the 200 freestyle relay.



On This Day In History | 1977

March 12, 2018
Lockerbies 1975 Track

Kevin trails Don by a stride during a time trial to decide the 1975 Penn Relays team

On this day 41 years ago, Kevin Lockerbie took 3rd in the 600 yard run at the New York State Championships.

The senior ran 1:13.7, narrowly losing to Tony Tufariello (Hewlett/1:11.8) and Joseph Toles (Uniondale/1:12.1) while besting Tim Dieckman (Valley Central-Montgomery/1:15.4) and Rocco Serafini (Niskayuna-Schenectady/1:16.3).

Lockerbie would go on to star at the University of North Carolina alongside his brother Don ’75, where he would, among many other accomplishments, take 2nd place in the 1,000 yard run at the 1979 ACC Indoor Championships and win gold in the mile relay at the 1981 ACC Outdoor Championships.



On This Day In History | 1994

March 12, 2018
Henry America's Cup

Henry during the ’92 America’s Cup

On this day 24 years ago, Wally Henry ’82 helped win the Congressional Cup, a yearly yacht race held in Long Beach, CA since 1965.  Here is the recap of the event from Rich Roberts of the Los Angeles Times.


Last-Minute Crew on Time in British Captain’s Upset Win

A month ago, Britain’s Chris Law didn’t have an invitation to the 30th Congressional Cup. A couple of weeks ago, he didn’t have a crew.

But with the help of a few colonials, Brittania ruled the waves of Long Beach this weekend as Law won 14 of his 18 races to finish two ahead of Rod Davis, the defending champion and four-time winner.

Somehow, while Davis and Marc Pajot brought cores of their America’s Cup teams from Australia and France, respectively, Law collected a crew of four Americans–Wally Henry, John Hufnagel, Rich Matzinger and Steve Flam–and Gavin Brady of New Zealand.

“I’m sorry to throw it all together and come in and win,” Law said, “but it’s good for the sport. If the America’s Cup can be about that rather than all money and technology, it will be better, too.”

Henry, the bowman who with Hufnagel was on the America3 that won the America’s Cup in 1992, said, “Considering that three of us had never met, this was the best pickup crew I’ve ever been on. The chemistry couldn’t have been any better.”

Davis, an American expatriate ranked second on the Omega World Match Racing circuit, had special praise for Flam, the Long Beach sailor who was Law’s tactician after sailing the circuit with Roy Heiner of the Netherlands for a year and a half.

“Steve Flam gets the man of the series aware,” Davis said, intending no slight of Law. “We’ve sailed against Chris a lot, and Chris is stronger with Steve Flam than we’ve seen him before.”

Law entered his last three races Sunday with a one-race lead over San Diego’s Peter Isler and two over Davis and Kevin Mahaney of Bangor, ME. But in the winds fading from 10 to eight knots through the afternoon, all of his rivals sailed themselves out of contention before any showdowns developed.


Congressional Cup

On This Day In History | 2012

March 11, 2018
Odom Vanderbilt

Odom shows off the championship trophy

On this day six years ago, Rod Odom ’09 and the Vanderbilt University men’s basketball team won the SEC Championship in a 71-64 victory over #1-ranked Kentucky that snapped the Wildcats’ 24-game winning streak.

The Commodores, playing in their first SEC title game since 1951, outscored Kentucky 34-27 in the second half to hand them just their second loss of the season. It would be the Wildcats’ last loss of the season as the freshman-laden squad led by Anthony Davis went on to win the National Championship.

Odom played in every game in 2012 and started all but one game in 2013 while scoring in double-figures 14 times. In his senior season, Odom started all 31 games and scored in double-figures in 22 games, dropping 20 or more points seven times including a career high 26 vs. Tennessee. He was 6th in the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (38.5%), and 4th in 3-pointers made per game (2.7). He connected on a career high 6 threes vs. Missouri. For his efforts he was named 2nd Team All-SEC while also making the SEC Academic Honor Roll.



On This Day In History | 1967

March 10, 2018
Ogden Missouri

Ogden leads the famous Jim Ryun on the track in this photo circa 1967

On this day 51 years ago, Glenn Ogden ’65 finished 4th in the 2 mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The former Brooker ran 9:00.7 to be bested only by Washington State’s Gerry Lindgren (8:34.7), New Mexico’s George Scott (8:37.8), and Southern Illinois’ Oscar Moore (8:38.1). Ogden beat out Washington’s John Celms (9:01.3) to the line.



On This Day In History | 2009

March 10, 2018

On this day nine years ago, the girls’ basketball team won the Long Island Championship for the second time in three years. Danielle Spiliotis was sensational with 27 points while Brannon Burke (8), Jess Winston (8), Alex Angove (3), and Donna Liotine (2) rounded out the scoring for the Bears.

When the girls made their triumphant return to the Quad the whole community was on the Carson Auditorium steps waiting to welcome them, and their newly minted title, home.

Here is the recap of the game from Corey McLaughlin of Newsday.


Spiliotis Gets the Last Word; Senior’s 27 Leads Stony Brook Girls to LI Championship

At the game’s most intense moments near the end of the fourth quarter, Danielle Spiliotis exchanged verbal barbs with Oyster Bay’s Jazzmyne Sangster as they ran down court following a Stony Brook miss.

It seemed out of character for Spiliotis, especially since the 6-1 Stony Brook senior was calmly knocking down one turnaround jumper after another on her way to 27 points. But she said she had a valid reason for the back-and-forth.

“I’m trying to win the game and I’m getting shoved and pushed the whole time,” she said after Stony Brook defeated Oyster Bay, 48-42, yesterday at C.W. Post to win the Long Island Class C girls basketball title. “I had to talk and try to stay firm.”

Spiliotis surely did that. After the spat, which happened with Stony Brook ahead 42-40 with 2:48 to go, she scored the Bears’ final six points – four with her trademark jumper – to seal it. Spiliotis also had nine of Stony Brook’s 12 points in the fourth.

Stony Brook (17-4), which is without second-leading scorer Sadie Singer (ACL) for the rest of the playoffs, will play in a state quarterfinal at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hofstra. The Bears face the winner of Haldane (Section I)-Tuxedo (IX), a game which will be played tonight.

Spiliotis took advantage of Oyster Bay’s lack of height. The Baymen have no starter taller than 5-7. She started off 5-for-6 in the paint and the trend continued. Still, Oyster Bay (18-4) never trailed by more than nine points (39-30 with 6:49 to go), and even that lead was eventually erased by a four-minute, 10-3 Baymen run. But Spiliotis just proved to be too much.

“We did our best to try to stop her from touching the ball, but she’s going to find a way to score,” Oyster Bay coach Dave Stein said. “We’re small. We did what we could.”

Joshlyn Grant (17 points) and Isabelle Mirman (12) led the Baymen, who were geared on offense to stay away from Spiliotis, who also had an impact defensively with six blocks.

“We play her outside a lot during the year because some teams we face have a lot of height inside,” Stony Brook coach Keith Singer said. “But Oyster Bay isn’t a big team so we were able to get the ball in to her. She had a great game today.”




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