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Jayne Gibson 1978

The year 1977 meant much more to Jayne Gibson than the Broncos’ first trip to the Super Bowl. She was busy writing a little history of her own, leading her Arvada West Wildcat volleyball team to the Class AAA state high school championship. She also directed her Rocky Mountain AAU team, the Colorado Suns, to the National Junior Olympic finals in June. After being named to the all-league and all-state teams, she was voted the most valuable player in the state tournament. The Colorado Sidelines...

Mary Decker 1979

Making a triumphant comeback after surgery for a painful calf muscle problem, versatile Mary logged a series of track, cross country and road racing victories which told the running world her career was far from over. The transplanted Californian, who set three indoor track records by age 16, refuted those who said she was a burned-out teenage sensation after her hopes for the 1976 Montreal Olympics were dashed by what was diagnosed then as a shin splint problem. She opened her 1978 campaign...

Lou Piel 1980

As a young farm girl in northeastern Colorado, Lou couldn’t hit the side of a barn, but it didn’t take her long to find the target. Practice paid off in 1979 as the University of Northern Colorado’s junior pitching ace lit up the scoreboard with 155 strikeouts, a 0.52 earned runs average and an 18-2 win-loss record. Leading UNC’s Division I team to the Region VII championship and a third straight berth in the College World Series, the star hurler was named to the all-conference team for the...

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