On this date
May 9, 1981 The Slatington boys and Palmerton girls both win the team titles at the Centennial League Track & Field championships. The Bulldogs, coached by Marv Miller, win all three relays events and receive a first from Brian Waylan in the high jump. The Lady Bombers are led by Kim Dakan's gold medal in the javelin. Area athletes to earn two first-place finishes include Palmerton's Bill Cyr (boys 1600, 3200) and Lehighton's BJ Lacasse (girls 1600, 3200).