A story by Deseret News sports writer Doug Robinson has been selected by his peers as one of the top 10 entries in the country for newspapers with circulation between 50,001 and 175,000.
The announcement was made over the weekend by judges of the Associated Press Sports Editors Contest, which is open to papers nationwide.Robinson was honored in the "Best Sports Event" category for his story of Henry Marsh making the Olympic Team by finishing second at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.
This is the second time Robinson has made the final 10 in the APSE contest. In the 1984 contest he placed third in feature writing for an article about ex-BYU quarterback Steve Young, who had just signed a $40 million contract with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League.
Robinson, a graduate of Utah State, joined the Deseret News in 1979.