Murray State University - Shield Yearbook (Murray, KY)

 - Class of 1981

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Ulll' Mall Ill MUSGOW Mme Murray State runner David Warren journeyed to the l980 Moscow Olympics where he was in the 800 meter tinals "The worldwide audience awaited Coe and Ovett matching strides in the home straight. They waited for Coe to move first but it was Da vid Warren who snatched up his courage and led for a short while The London limes July 28 1980 While people around the world who were following the men s 800 meter run rn the 1980 Moscow Olympics were qutte fa mihar with the rivalry between Butons Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe they were less aware of their British teammate David Warren To people at Murray State how ever that runner was not so unfamihar Warren was a member of the Murray State track team last year Warren had not returned to Murray State for the 1980 track season but had instead remained at home in Essex Eng The trannng paxd off and Warren became part of the British team that went to Mos cow At the Games he qualified for the 800 meter finals by finishing second tn his heat The next step was the final race in whlch he briefly grabbed the world s at tention by leading the pack around the tirst turn of the last lap He then fell back however and fimshed tn exghth place with a time of 1 49 3 Although Warren did not win a medal, his presence at the Olympics was quite an accomplishment itself. I-Ie became the fifth Murray State men's track team mem- ber to compete in the Olympics After the 1980 Games Warren returned to Essex and made plans to come back to Murray State in January of 1981 Warm was the only Murray athlete to appear in the Moscow Games but he was not the only one to try for an appearance Women s track team member Allison Manley also hoped to represent Great Bn tain at the Games but failed to qualify for the Brztish team Axel Leztmeyr another Murray track man sat out the 1980 season in order to tram for the Canadian Olympic team Two factors kept him from going to Moscow Canada like the United States boycotted the Games after the U SS R jured himself while training for the team Racer football player Vernon Broadnax tried for the U S Olympic wrestling team progressing as far as the final qualifying competitions before he had to withdraw from the tryouts Two rifle team members Mark Rebenstem and William Patzke vxed for membership on the U S Olympic shootmg team but were unsuccessful Tim Bland Y! ' - I " O 1 a p . , . n - ' - , . 5 9 . , - , , . . a - ' s 9 Q - Q 4 n Q """""p y ,S land, to begin training for the Olympics. invaded Afghanistan: and Leitmeyr in- Q , . . . . l . , . . , O , ' A v 0 - ' 9 . a 0 ' V , 9 I A ' 9 . . ' . . . Q O 1 , 112 Sports Aiming for the clouds, junior Leigh Warc prepares to unlcash thc javelin. Ware also throws the discus. s ll. I runnin.: 4- 4 els, '57 444 Q 'af' ,ay B. Hummel Using more than just muscle. Barbara Smith hcavcs thc shot. I980 was Smiths first year on the Murray State team, 'C' 1

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