May 31, 1972 State Mile and 880 Wins

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May 31, 1972 State Mile and 880 Wins - at school sports banquet. The St. Mary's grid...
at school sports banquet. The St. Mary's grid squad has lost banquet.-Republican Photo. shattered the old Pirate school record in the process. Johnson cracked off a 2:01.9 clocking Saturday afternoon as Irwin's Bob Larson won the 880 event in a new Class C record time of 1:58 over Drake's fast tartan track at Des Moines. Johnson clipped four seconds off his previous best of 2:05.9 at the Twin Rivers Conference meet earlier this spring. The old school mark until that run was 2:06.3. TR's other state competitor- pole vaulter Steve Harris- cleared 12-0 but did not place. Summer baseball signup June 1st Most valuable n, Humboldt.'s most valuable runner opd top poiWgeHeV, iiTcongrdtulot.d on an outs'ta^n season by,WiIdca-t trat^oach Gary Newell at a ««"';P<»>9 ^.^ quet. Nelson put finishing touches on a sparkling season with victories in the 880 and mile at the state Class A meet Saturday.-Republican Photo. Whs doss A mile, 880 Duane Nelson caps senior year with 2 state crowns Humboldt's sterling distance runner Duane Nelson capped an outstanding senior track campaign campaign with a dual victory set at Jefferson's state Class A meet Saturday. Nelson's two wins provided Humboldt with 12 of its 13 points- Jerry Davis added the other- as the Wildcats placed 10th. Davis picked up his point with a sixth place toss in the discus. Over a soggy, spongy track Nelson cruised to victory in his specialities-mile and half mile. The Wildcat senior clocked 4:31.8 in the mile and came back to win the open half in 1:59.4. He has recorded better times in both events this season. Track conditions were described described by coach Gary Newell as "lousy." More than one-half inch of rain fell early Saturday morning and water was still standing on the oval when Humboldt Humboldt arrived at the meet. Ankeny won the Class A title. North Central Conference rival Eagle Grove took third. Johnson 5th at state, sets new TR record Signup for the summer baseball baseball program sponsored by the Humboldt Park Board will be Thursday, June 1, at Taft Park. Pee Wees (8 and 9-year-olds) •will sign up at 1 p.m., followed by the Little League (10 and 11-year-olds) at 1:30 p.m. and , the Pony- League tod-Babe Ruth League (12 to 15-year-olds) at 2 p.m. Baseball practices -will start' Monday, June 5. For the week of June 5 practice will be in the afternoon due to church Bible schools. The following week's practice will be In the mornings. During the first week Pee Wees will start at 1 p.m.; Little League will follow at 2 p.m. and the Pony League at 2 p.m. Randy Kuhlman, student at Cornell College, and Marty Moore, student at Iowa State University, and two assistants will be in charge of the program. Humboldt junior varsity schedule Date June 7 June 9 June 15 June 19 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 10 July 11 T Game Algona. ... Webster City Clarion. ....... T St. Edmond ..... H Eagle Grove ...... H Webster City ...... H Algona ......... T St. Edmond ...... T Eagle Grove ...... T ' Twin Rivers' senior half- miler Gene Johnson finished fifth in a strong Class C state half- mile field Saturday and Humbofdf

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  1. The Humboldt Republican,
  2. 31 May 1972, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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