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1968 State Track and Field Championships

Friday - May 17, 1968
Paul Derr Track, NC State University, Raleigh

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3-A/4-A BOYS
Team Scores:
1. Jacksonville 29
2. Raleigh Broughton 25
3. Winston-Salem Atkins 22
4. Charlotte Myers Park 20
5. Chapel Hill 18
6. Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 16
7. Charlotte Garinger 14
8. Fayetteville 12
9. Durham Hillside 10
10. (tie) Greensboro Smith 8
10. (tie) South Mecklenburg 8

100 yards
1. Ken Garrett, Fayetteville 9.9
2. Ron Hunt, Jacksonville
3. McGrew Booker, Jacksonville
4. Nelson, South Mecklenburg
5. Stan Crews, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 10.1
Note: Booker set a new state meet record of 9.8
in the qualifying.

220 yards
1. McGrew Booker, Jacksonville 22.0
2. Stan Crews, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds
3. Ron Hunt, Jacksonville
4. Ken Garrett, Fayetteville
5. Young, Raleigh Enloe

440 yards
1. Thomas Little, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 49.3
2. Wilson, Charlotte Myers Park
3. Williamson, Raleigh Broughton
4. Smith, Greensboro Dudley
5. Johnson, Winston-Salem Atkins

880 yards
1. Tommy Gibbons, Charlotte Garinger 1:56.8
2. Willie Davidson, Greensboro Smith
3. Lanny Davis, Charlotte Myers Park
4. K. Pointe, Jacksonville
5. Wesley Debnam, Raleigh Broughton

One-Mile Run
1. Silas Mayfield, Durham Hillside 4:17.3
(New State Meet Record)
2. Joe Day, Fayetteville
3. Neil Ross, Raleigh Broughton
4. Jim Wilkins, Roxboro
5. Godwin, Wilson Fike

120-yard High Hurdles
1. Alfred Adams, Winston-Salem Atkins 15.2
2. Smith, Hamlet
3. C. Pointe, Jacksonville
4. Reid Hilton, Chapel Hill
5. Foley, Greenville Rose

180-yard Low Hurdles
1. Olin Carter, Winston-Salem Atkins 19.6
2. Alfred Adams, Winston-Salem Atkins
3. Fletcher, Charlotte Myers Park
4. C. Pointe, Jacksonville
5. Eye, Charlotte Garinger

4x220-yard Relay
1. Jacksonville 1:28.7
(NcNair, Ron Hunt, C. Pointe, McGrew Booker)
(New State Meet Record)
2. Charlotte Myers Park
3. East Mecklenburg
4. Winston-Salem Atkins 1:31.9
5. Cary

4x440-yard Relay
1. Charlotte Myers Park 3:24.7
(Wilson, Smith, Todd, Davis)
2. Raleigh Broughton
3. Durham
4. Charlotte Garinger
5. New Bern
6. Winston-Salem Atkins

Long Jump
1. Parsons, Cary 23-6.75
2. Brewer, Durham Hillside
3. Willie Crosby, Winston-Salem Atkins 22-0.25
4. David Hawkins, West Forsyth 21-8.75
5. Reel, Charlotte Independence

High Jump
1. Bobby Jones, South Mecklenburg 6-2.75
2. Mike Terry, East Mecklenburg
3. Calvin Williamson, Greensboro Smith
4. Phil Johnson, Rocky Mount
5. Laymon Williamson, Greensboro Smith

Pole Vault
1. Vince Struble, Raleigh Broughton 13-0
2. Reid Hilton, Chapel Hill
3. Allen, Greensboro Grimsley
4. Helms, West Mecklenburg
5. Ben Toler, Greensboro Page

Shot Put
1. Dave Taylor, Chapel Hill 58-2.75
(New Meet Record)
2. Mike Stafford, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 51-6.75
3. G. Struble, Raleigh Broughton
4. Hunt, Charlotte Garinger
5. Liles, Raleigh Broughton

Discus
1. Dave Taylor, Chapel Hill 171-8
(New Meet Record)
2. Coleman, Raleigh Broughton
3. Hunt, Charlotte Garinger
4. Keith Creeson, North Forsyth 151-7
5. Tracy Lounsbury, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 150-0

1-A/2-A BOYS
Team Scores:
1. Hendersonville 46
2. Burgaw 33
3. East Southern Pines 14.5
4. Edneyville 13
5. Bunker Hill 12
6. (tie) Siler City 10
6. (tie) Clayton 10
8. Millbrook 9.5
9. Edenton Holmes 9
10. East Henderson 8.5

100 yards
1. ?? 10.1
2. Wilson, Bunker Hill
3. Mike Lemmons, Hendersonville
4. Hollingsworth, Camp Lejeune
5. Weaver, Millbrook

220 yards
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440 yards
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880 yards
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One-Mile Run
1. Tony Waldrop, Polk Central 4:22.0
2. Knowles, Burgaw
3. Bill Hamilton, Hendersonville
4. Brock, Grifton
5. McDonald, East Southern Pines

120-yard High Hurdles
1. Sherwood, Hendersonville 15.7
2. (tie) Lowery, NC Sch. for Deaf
2. (tie) Griffin, East Henderson
4. Clifton, Southern Wayne
5. Wilson, Southern Wayne

180-yard Low Hurdles
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4x220-yard Relay
1. Hendersonville 1:32.9
(Harberson, Johnson, Lemmons, Hyder)
2. Burgaw
3. Edenton
4. Northern Nash
5. Millbrook

4x440-yard Relay
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Long Jump
1. Mike Lemmons, Hendersonville 22-5
2. Rogers, Siler City Jordan Matthews
3. Whitfield, North Johnston
4. Hope, Mt. Holly
5. Fussell, Burgaw

High Jump
1. Matthews, Old Fort 6-1.75
2. Stepp, Edneyville
3. Mellette, South Lenoir
4. (tie) Harper, East Southern Pines
4. (tie) Howard, East Southern Pines
4. (tie) Evans, Millbrook
Pole Vault
1. Philip Wicker, East Southern Pines 13-6.5
2. Hyder, Hendersonville
3. Fussell, Burgaw
4. Kirks, Apex
5. Ward, Hendersonville

Shot Put
1. Wulzyn, Burgaw 51-7
2. Bradley, Edneyville
3. Wilson, Burgaw
4. Jefferson, Farmville
5. Yount, Hickory St Stephens

Discus
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Fayetteville High School was renamed Terry Sanford High School during the summer of 1968.

Meet Records were set in five events:
9.8 McGrew Booker, Jacksonville (old record 9.9 Carroll Maxwell, George Soule, Louis Jewell)
4:17.3 Silas Mayfield, Durham Hillside (old record 4:17.7 Frank Spratt, Chapel Hill 1967)
1:28.7 Jacksonville (old record 1:29.8, Charlotte Myers Park 1967)
58-2 3/4 Dave Taylor, Chapel Hill (old record 55-11 1/2, Bill Griffin, Edenton 1966)
171-8 Dave Taylor, Chapel Hill (old record 163-3, Flake Campbell, Myers Park 1964)

For 1968 the 1-A and 2-A schools competed in their own, separate events while the 3-A and 4-A schools competed together.

Philip Wicker of East Southern Pines won the 1-A/2-A vault clearing 13-6.5, higher than the 3-A/4-A winner and only 1 1/2 inches from the meet record.

Sophomore Tony Waldrop (Polk Central) won the 1-A/2-A Mile with a 4:22.0.



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