1982 Bergan Girl's Track Team
Front Row: (from left) Jennifer Hense, Michelle McDermed, Kathy Matheny, Ave Pecora, Chris Ray, Laura Cluskey, Susan Murphy, Linda Johnson, Kelly McCabe, Debbie Niekamp, Mary Saathoff.
Second Row: (from left) Michelle Gaffigan, Kim Mathers, Moilie Vonachen, Courtney DeNoble, Cathy Schendl, Chris Donnelly, Sarah Luthy, Lori Maddox, Julie Cummings, Michelle Solis, Jody Scherer.
Third Row: (from left) Mary Ryan, Annie Cheanvechai, Ellen Dimler, Chris Hopkins, Barb Beyers, Joan Murphy, Heidi Mueller, Paula Alle, Diane Joseph, Mary Marshall.
Fourth Row: (from left) Beth Gibson, Gigi Gloria, Claudia McGrath, May Hlavach, Amy Converse, Melanie Pasquel, Carrie Eggerichs, Maria Pasquel, Julie Szidon, Julie Alexander.
Fifth Row: (from left) Helene Volker, Jeannie Smith, Sandy Geier, Cheryl Geier, Annette Pisano, Danette Lenkaitis, Kim Garwacki, Sara Nath, Coach Sister Diane Franque.
BERGAN HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCED ITS SECOND STRAIGHT CLASS A GIRLS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP through a total team effort - the Trojans scored 48 points, 11 more than second-place Teutopolis, without winning one event.
Coached this season by Sister Diane Franque, Bergan qualified a dozen athletes for relay and individual events and all 12 won at least one state medal.
Suzie Tuffey and Sandy Geier came the closest to a win for Bergan. Tuffey was second in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs, going the 800 in 2:16.4 and the 1600 in 5:01.9, while Geier was second in the 200 meter low hurdle in 29.6 seconds.
Geier joined Julie Szidon, Cheryl Geier and Diane Joseph on the 400 meter relay team that finished fourth, Carrie Eggerichs was fourth in 58.7 in the 400 meter dash and the 1600 meter relay team of Amy Converse, Barb Beyers, Marie Pasquel and Eggerichs was third in 4:07.7.
The 800 medley relay team of Szidon, Joseph, Cheryl Geier and Annette Pisano finished sixth in 1:48.5 and Sandy Geler was sixth in the 200 dash in 26.8. Joan Murphy was seventh in the 3200 in 11:36.9.