5 years ago (2015): Jamie Haseman and Dave Gibson were the women’s and men’s overall winners, respectively, in the 1.2-mile division of the Sixth Annual Central Illinois Open Water Swim at Evergreen Lake. Haseman clocked 30 minutes, 26.4 seconds while Gibson sped to 30:43.8.
15 years ago (2005): University High assistant cross country coach Jerry Parsons is being inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He has worked with U High head coach Lester Hampton for 18 years, helping produce state cross country titles in 1993 and 1994.
25 years ago (1995): Fireballing pitcher Christa Williams hurled a no-hitter and struck out 16 batters during the USA’s 10-0, six-inning victory over previously unbeaten Chinese Taipei in the International Softball Federation Junior Girls Fastpitch World Championship at Normal’s Maxwell Park.
50 years ago (1970): Robin Cooper fashioned a three-hitter for Louis E. Davis Post’s 8-3 victory over Decatur, moving the Bloomington entry into the finals of the third annual Bloomington Invitational Tourney against Arlington Heights.
From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.
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