Bill track (24 May 1976)

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Bill track (24 May 1976) - Rogers pegs 2nd in AA discus St, Pius X’s Mike...
Rogers pegs 2nd in AA discus St, Pius X’s Mike Rogers got the word from coach Ed Dobry Friday night. He’d have to throw the discus 160 feet if he expected to win the event in the state Class AA finals Saturday at Shippensburg. Dobry called it a little long, Rogers threw it a little short, Morris Pagni of Pen Argyl distanced 158-2 to win it. Exeter’s Chris Faber was second at 1557, 1557, and Rogers hurled it 155-0 to finish third. “Mike felt he could do it (160),” said Dobry. “He was reaching a peak at 155, His previous best was 154-6,” In the finals, Rogers fouled on his first try, did 155-0 on his second, and fouled again on his third, “He might have gotten second,” Dobry said. “The guy that tooksecond (Faber) was averaging 145,146, but he got hold of a good one for his 155-7.” Rogers was the only senior on a Winged Lion team which advanced to the state finals for the first time ever. He was district champion in the discus and shot put. Junior Rick Fontaine, a district champ in the 330 intermediate hurdles, finished third on Friday and failed to make it to the finals, Pius had its district champion 880 relay team disqualified Friday when Joe Kushnerick collided with anchorman Fontaine Fontaine on the handoff. Kushnerick, only a sophomore, ran the third leg behind Mike Lack and Bill Gibbs, both juniors, “We changed our handoff style last week,” said Dobry. “The old way was easier but we were sure we could lower the time with the new one. Nervousness played a part in the mess up. Fontaine left too soon,” Perkiomen Valley coach Conrad Wiser thought Bill Neill had the best chance for a state title among the Vikings, who took a host of thin- clads to Shippensburg, Wiser based the judgement on consistency. consistency. Consistency kept Neill from finishing better than fifth in the javelin Saturday. (ContlBued on Page 24)

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  2. 24 May 1976, Mon,
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