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Page 78 text:
1972 was a confusing year for high school cross country, as
the meets were held in a different manner. All thirteen high
schools of the P.l.L. ran against each other as many as three
times, but the only time it counted as a win or loss was the last
time the teams met before the city championship. This gave
the runners more experience by racing against more teams
The 1972 season was a spectacular year for Tech cross
country. The Benson team was defeated by Grant two times in
a row, but this was early in the season. October 27. the day of
the city meet, where all of the thirteen P.l.L. high schools met
to determine the champ, was the last time Benson met their
Grant rivals. Victory was sweet, but revenge was sweeter
when Tech overcame all of the other teams by a large margin.
Dan Fulton started the feat by outdistancing Jackson's Caxton
Muune for a near record time. Following Dan in close order
were the rest of the team: Frank Wylam, Bob Fulton, Mark
Lasley. Wayne Goldsmith, Russ Fleming and Ken Hamilton.
Mark Lasley and Wayne Goldsmith were greatly improved at
this city meet which was a surprise since they did not have an
impressive season beforehand. Six Benson runners finished
before Grant put in their top three.
ln the state meet Benson did not do as well as expected
finishing seventh although placing Dan Fulton in fourth and
Frank Wylam in-twentieth. The team chose Dan Fulton as the
most valuable runner for the season. ln conclusion, this Tech
team was the most colorful, the best coached, and had the
best runners in recent history of the school.
CROSS COUNTRY MEET SUMMARIES
TECH STARTS THE SEASON OVERCOMING WILSON
The first meet of the season was Benson's hardest race. as
most of the runners were out of shape after the extra long
summer. Although the Techmen won the counter against
Wilson, the weather was hot, the course was tough. the times
were slow and the team was glad this meet was over to race
on into the, season.
TECH RUNNERS ON THEIR WAY TO A WINNING STREAK
Held at Franklin high school, Tech runners showed steady
improvement by defeating their opponents by wide margins.
Franklin runner, Ron Moon, pulled out to an early lead in which
the race was a steady catching up for the win by Dan Fulton.
TECH RUNNER SMASHES ADAMS COURSE RECORD
Running under sunny October skies junior Dan Fulton
shattered the Adams high school record set in 1968. Tech
runners, having a season of minor injuries and ailments.
managed to overcome their weaknesses in time to take care of
Marshall and Jackson, winning 35-43-47. Russ Fleming
running with a toe injury ran anyway moving up to number
three man. Bob Fulton, feeling sick before the race, was
another Tech asset.
TECH RETURNS TO ADAMS WITH AN UPSET TO GRANT
Held again at Adams High School. Tech had an advantage
over the previous week in that they knew the course, but due
to injuries Tech's,number three and four runners were unable
to run. The otherTech runners were just not able to make up for
their losses. So winning this race would be tough. If Benson
could overcome Grant, Tech would then know that they were
the best and easily walk away with the city championship.
High hopes resulted in tragedy as Grant and even Madison
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FRESHMEN "A" TEAM FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD
Season Recordi 2-4-1
Season Record 5 O O
Benson 22 Madison
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FAR UPPER LEFT: Bob Fulton, frosh sensation, helps lead the Tech runners to
a victory at Adams. UPPER LEFT: The crowd. estimated at two thousand.
observes Tech runner Frank Wylam at the state meet, He ended up with a fine
finish in twentieth place. ABOVE: Coach White gives reassuring words on a leg
injury to Steve Pfalzgraff before a meet against Grant. LEFT: Junior, Russ
Fleming, weaves through a pack of runners during the state meet in Eugene.
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