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Saturday, December 19, 2015

1980 Marked The Virtual End Of The AIAW: (With Movie and Song!)

The Organization persisted for 2 years and some teams even ran in both Championships.  But for all intents the NCAA sucker punched the AIAW in a bitter street fight  (and Here) and stole everything. Title IX played a role in the demise of the female-only organization.

But Penn State was there on the line in Seattle, Washington at the 1980 AIAW Cross Country Championships, finishing in 4th place.

  1. Heather Carmichael          24th    17:42
  2. Mary Rawe                       26th    17:44
  3. Peggy Cleary                    62nd    18:14
  4. Patty Murnane                  66th     18:16
  5. Natalie Updegrove           69th     18:18
  6. Doreen Startare              155th     18:58
  7. Magda Kubasiewicz       193rd    19:29 
This adds Mary Rawe to the ranks of the Greatest PSU Women Cross Country runners.  (One of the main reasons I was persistent in getting these complete results!)   The Final Rankings will be coming soon!
Top Movies 1980:
  1. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back  (now Episode 5)    "Luke, I am your father."
  2. Raging Bull     "You didn't get me down, Ray." (meaning Sugar Ray Robinson beat him to a pulp, but he never went down.)
  3. Airplane     "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?"
Top Songs 1980:
  1. Call Me - Blondie 
  2. Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd 
  3. Magic - Olivia Newton-John 
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