Dave Gorman breaks Ken Sell's record after 5 years.
a a a Pete Christy Gorman, HHS Lad, Shine Through At Shippensburg Area schoolboy thinclads came through with an unusually large harvest of medals in the 45th Shippensburg Invitational Saturday. Competing in Class B-C, smooth-striding Pete Christ of St. Francis Prep turned in his second straight record-breaking “double”, Dave Gorman won two events for Biglerville and tall Tom Baumgardner got Hanover a first in the high jump. New Oxford’s John Good was struggling at the finish and had to settle for a second in the 440 while Chuck Mason of Spring Grove was runnerup in the grueling two-mile run, as was Tom Bair of Littlestown in the mile. York High claimed Class AA team honors with 54 points to 47 for Chambersburg, Lower Dauphin edged Central, 20 to 18%, in the Class A first-place duel, Milton Hershey (39%) led the way in B, and Scotland, with 11%, was tops among a handful of Class C entries. There were nine meet records set and one tied despite less- than-ideal weather conditions. The competition was again staged at Robb Field on the campus of Shippensburg State College, which hosts the meet. Next year, it will move to Seth Grove Stadium, where a beautiful new green all-weather track could lead to an even bigger dent in the record bood. Christ lowered his meet marks to 4:24.2 for the mile and 2:00.4 for the 880 by moving out from the inside post for a lead that he widened steadily as each event progressed. His mile effort was better than that of the AA-A victor, Tim Cook of Chambersburg, who established a division record of 4:25.8 Bair, in placing second to Christ in the mile, was clocked ONE-TWO FINISHERS-Tom Bair (left) of Littlegtown High oongrajtulates St. Francis Prep’s Pete Christ after the Falcon senior won the Shippensburg Invitation Class B-C male in a record-ibreaking *-.-24.2 Saturday. Bair was seoond in tJie event, one notch better than he did in the 1970 meet. Christ came back later to win the 880 in 2:00.4. In both instances, he broke meet records he set iast year. (Evening Sun Photo) Biglerville picked up 22 points to rank third in B, only two behind Columbia. Baumgard- Grum In 3rd Feature Win At Md. Track HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Johnny Grum won his second straight super sprint feature Sunday at the Hagerstown Raceway. It was the third victory of the season for the Altoona, Pa., driver in the 25-lap event. Dick Warrenfeltz captured the ner’s six-foot high jump and a third in the discus by Dave Williams, who hurled the platter 129-10, gave Hanover nine points. Baumgardner grazed the bar on his winning leap, but it stayed on. Not so fortunate was Jeff Sechrist of West York, who was climbing out of the foam- rubber landing pit on his third and final try at six feet when the bar bounced off. Baumgardner, who uses a comparatively short approach, cleared 6-0 on his first try as his teammates let loose a cheer, but was unsuccessful on three chances at 6-1. The B-C meet record is 6-3 %. Gorman’s repeat performance in the pole vault, an event he won in an upset of Middletown’s Clifton Brown last year, was by virtue of fewer misses as both he and Bob Wiedman of Milton Hershey sailed 134 to \ erase Brown’s 1969 record of 13 feet even. Gorman had one miss, Wiedman two. Both failed when the . bar was raised to 13-7. The Canner junior gained his i other victory in the long jump with a 20-2% stint, but back- flipped out at 5-9 in the high jump to lose his bid for a “triple.” Other Biglerville scoring was by Dave Sterner, second in 2:03.3 in the 880; Tom Detwiler, fourth with 19-8 in the long jump; John Emanuel, fourth in 21.1 in the 180 low hurdles, and the mile relay team of Dave Garza, Alphie Fair, Emanuel and Sterner, fourth in 3:41.5. Good apparently burned himself out early, and had little kick left in taking his heat of the 440 in 52.8, two-tenth of a second off Joe Raymond’s winning time for Columbia. Good ran the third heat, Raymond the fifth. New Oxford added three-fifths of a point to Good’s four when Jeff Martz tied for fourth in the high jump with a 5-9% leap. Spring Grove had five points on Mason’s second in 10:19 and a fifth by Steven Alleman, who pole vaulted 11 feet. School records were set by Gorman in the pole vault — Ken Sell’s 12-11% from five years ago was the previous standard -- Good with a 440 that was one- tenth of a second faster than his own record of two weeks ago, and Mason with a two-mile previous Rocket best made last year by Spencer Myers. Jon Stabler of New Oxford missed by a fraction of an inch; of scoring in the long jump, an (Continued On Page 11) TOM BAUMGARDNER Displays Gold Medal V,-.. (Evening Son Photos)^ Dave Gorman ;• Twice Victorious