Lynna Irby/Maicel Malone

first_imgLynna Irby entered Pike High School with a big target on her track uniform.  She was expected to be great, and unlike many such athletes with a similar target, she not only fulfilled that promise but did it with quite a flare.  Irby won 12 state track titles in her 4-year career.  The amazing thing about this is that she never lost a race in her state finals career.  Another amazing feat by Lynna is that she never had anybody really threaten her in any of her races.  Her main events were the 100m, 200m, and 400m.Lynna brought back memories of North Central’s Maicel Malone.  She ran in the mid to late 80’s.  She also won a gold medal as a member of the United States 4 x 400 meter relay team.  Irby, like Malone, is best at the 400m.  Probably the only difference to me was that when you see Irby you know she is an athlete.  When you saw Malone off the track, she looked like a nerd with her black-rimmed glasses.  In truth, she was,  because she was a straight A student as well as a tremendous athlete.  I don’t know Irby’s scholastic record.last_img

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