She also came back to win the same state title the next year with a time of 9.8 when she led Boyle to a second-place finish in the Class A team standings - the Rebels all-time best finish.
Mary Sleet, 60, probably was Boyle's first state champion. She won the 50-yard dash and 440-yard run in 1964 - the year Boyle opened as a consolidated high school. She still has the winning ribbons, too, from her huge accomplishment.
The next time you see either of these women, congratulate them.
Boyle officials obviously need to do something to honor both since their accomplishments have been forgotten. It's fine to display trophies from various sports and showcase what athletes have done as Boyle does so well in the high school lobby.
However, fair is fair and these two women deserve to have their accomplishments noted as well because what they both did was amazing - and took almost 40 years for anyone else to match.
* Central Kentucky Studs
Danville's semi-pro football team will host Cincinnati Saturday at 5 p.m. at Cowan Park.
"We also seem to have Mercer Count now locked up for two (home) games and we play at Lincoln County on July 26," coach Greg Wilson said. "We did have to move our game July 19 with Hardin County to an away game because we could not get any field that day. My hope is that after this year we will be seen as being for real and things like that won't happen any more."
This is not exactly a correction, but golf columnist Kent Brown writes today that no one can reach the 568-yard par-five 17th hole at Peninsula in two shots from the back tees.
Advocate webmaster Gary Moyers disagrees.
"I've done it twice, and have witnesses," he said.
* Road race
Way too many folks have been having fun over Saturday's road races where myself and photographer Jesse Osbourne, a first-time 5K runner, are going to match our times at the Whitaker Bank 5K for Cancer in Lancaster against the combined times staff writer Charlie Cox and photographer Clay Jackson have at the Run for the Independence 5K.
First, Cox and Jackson combined are younger than the old sports editor. That's handicap enough.
But Cox is also way faster than any of us. That's another negative.
Still, it didn't keep a caller to WLAP (630 AM) from noting that Osbourne and myself were overmatched when I was on the sports talk show with Ryan on Wednesday night. Even Sarah Hempel, normally a real sweetheart, told me she had tried to talk her son, Ross, a three-time state 800-meter champion, into running with her to challenge the Advocate teams. He won't run, so she has thought about getting Kaitlin Snapp, a two-time state track champion this year, as her partner.
In the office, the talk has been no better.
Online sales specialist Brent Wagner sent this text message: "Don't let me down Saturday. I'm counting on you and Osbourne. I've seen you run with an extremely good pace. Tell Osbourne to man-up!"
His message is that Osbourne needs to beat Jackson by more than Cox beats me. But I know that's too great a burden to place on Osbourne in his first race.
Besides, Wagner can't talk man-up. He was supposed to "man-up" himself when I got a tattoo. The deal was if I got one, he would. Well, I have one and he still is without a tattoo.
Osbourne and I are good sports. We can take our licking and still enjoy Saturday's race. But if you happen to know anyone keeping time in Lancaster, plead with him or her to maybe accidentally take a few minutes off our time just to keep it close.