Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Henry, Tunon Have a Roarin' Good Time for LSU.(Sports)

Byline: Where Are They Now? BOB LARKIN Of the Journal

Former Albuquerquean Pat Henry achieved an impressive track-and-field grand slam recently at LSU, and ex-Highland star Pedro Tunon played a big part.

Henry, the Tigers' coach for 14 seasons, had won a staggering 20 NCAA titles, including 11 in women's outdoor, seven in women's indoor and two in men's outdoor meets. But he never had captured a men's indoor national championship until earlier this month.

Tunon, a 5-foot, 11-inch, 186-pound freshman who was a multi-event track standout in high school, helped his coach add to an already legendary resume.

LSU needed a miracle heading into the final event of the NCAAs in Fayetteville, Ark., and got it in dramatic and improbable fashion.

Trailing TCU by nine points entering the 4x400-meter relay, the Tigers had to win the race and hope the Horned Frogs, who had the second-fastest time in Division I, failed to score. A tall order, indeed.

But that's exactly what happened. TCU's first baton exchange was botched when a Horned Frog ran into a Baylor runner. In the meantime, LSU was zipping around the track and won by nearly two seconds at 3:04.44. Tunon, a mass communications major, spoke volumes with a third leg of 46. …

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