May 13, 1965 — The Page County Panthers, who won the District 10 basketball championship this year, added another honor to the school’s achievements in sports by winning the district track trophy last Saturday at Bridgewater College Riverside Field.
Page County was paced by Joe Rinaca, David Phillips and the 880-yard relay team of Rinaca, James Hammer, Eugene Kibler and Ken Burner.
Rinaca, the state’s defending champion in GroupII for the 220-yard dash, won that event in 22.9 for a new record. He also finished first in the 100-yard dash with a time of 10.5.
The old record in the 220 was 23 seconds set by Dickie Longerbeam of Clarke County in 1963.
Phillips won the high jump for Page County with a leap of 5 feet 9-1/2 inches.
The Panthers in the 880 relay set a new record with a time of 1:33.9.
In winning the meet, Page County scored 37.5 points to 29 for Turner Ashby which finished second. Montevideo was third with 19 points and Broadway was fourth with 17.5 There were 14 events.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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