Rewind: 1980 State Track & Field Meet; Girard & Rayen big winners


Girard's Terry Murray was a part of 3 first-place finishes forty years ago this month

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Forty years ago, Girard girls’ topped the Class AA track and field team standings at the state meet (May 30-31). Terry Murray closed out her weekend as the top female runner in the 100-Meter dash and 200-Meter dash as well as being a part of the 400-Meter relay.

The Rayen School boys’ track and field team came away with a runner-up finish in the Class AA standings during at the meet. Doug Sims and Terry Taylor finished first in the 200-meter dash and long jump, respectively.

Below are the top 3 finishes among the local individuals/teams from the meet:

Boys’ Class A
800-Meters, Run
3.Mark Cavalier, Lowellville – 1:59.6

1600-Meters, Run
1.Jerry Walker, Maplewood – 4:13.4 (New Record)

3200-Meters, Run
3.Jerry Walker, Maplewood – 9:44.5

Boys’ Class AA
Runner-Up: Rayen (Coach Robert Baer) – 34

100-Meters, Dash
2.Doug Sims, Rayen – 10.6
3.Michael Hall, Rayen – 10.8

200-Meters, Dash
1.Doug Sims, Rayen – 21.7

1600-Meters, Relay
1.East (James Bryant, Brian Grizzard, Vernon Stone, Charles Mack) – 3:18.5 (New Record)

Long Jump
1.Terry Taylor, Rayen – 23’8 ½” 7.22 M.

Boys’ Class AAA
110-Meters, High Hurdles
2.Darren Morgan, Harding – 14.1

400-Meters, Dash
3.Todd Campbell, South – 48.5

Shot Put
2.Ron Yarab, Boardman – 63’1/2” 19.21 M.

Girls’ Class A
1600-Meters, Run
1.Patricia Metzler, Jackson-Milton – 5:06.9

Long Jump
2.Terri Koenig, Mineral Ridge – 17’1” 5.21 M.

Girls’ Class AA
Champion: Girard (Coach Ray Romito) – 40

100-Meters, Dash
1.Terry Murray, Girard – 11.7

200-Meters, Dash
1.Terry Murray, Girard – 24.7

400-Meters, Relay
1.Girard (Batrese Jones, Karen Griggs, Jackie Jones, Terry Murray) – 49.0 (New Record)

800-Meters, Relay
3.East (Cathy Covington, Stephanie Hubbard, Stacey Smith, Duriee Thomas) – 1:45.4

High Jump
3.Cindy Niemczura, Girard – 5’5” 1.65 M.

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