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1973 State Track Championships

Boys: May 18, 1973 -- NC State University, Raleigh
Girls: May 1973 -- Hoke Co. HS, Raeford

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BOYS
Team Scores:
1. Tarboro 18
2. Raleigh Broughton 14
3. (tie) Goldsboro 13
3. (tie) Greensboro Grimsley 13
3. (tie) Raleigh Sanderson 13
6. (tie) Northern Nash 12
6. (tie) Fayetteville 71st 12
8. Greensboro Smith 10
9. (tie) Southern Pines Pinecrest 9
9. (tie) Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 9
9. (tie) Garner 9
12. Greenville Rose 8
13. Fred T. Foard 7
14. (tie) Bertie, Chapel Hill, Gastonia Hunter Huss, Henderson Vance 6
18. Wilmington New Hanover 5
19. (tie) Gastonia Ashbrook, Ayden Grifton, Jones Senior, North Mecklenburg,
Person County, South Mecklenburg, Sanford, West Charlotte  4
27. (tie) Burlington Cummings, Fayetteville Douglas Byrd, South Lenoir,
Vaiden Whitley  3

100 yards
1. Carter Suggs, Tarboro 9.3
(Tied National HS Record, New State Meet Record)
2. Al Hunter, Greenville Rose 9.6
3. James Wooten, Goldsboro 9.9
4. Randy Black, East Davidson 9.9
5. Kelly Moore, Pamlico 9.9

220 yards
1. Carter Suggs, Tarboro 21.1
(New State Meet Record)
2. Al Hunter, Greenville Rose 21.4
3. James Wooten, Goldsboro 21.6
4. Arthur Stanley, Murfreesboro 22.2
5. Cliff Surratte, East Lincoln 22.2

440 yards
1. Fred Cundiff, Fayetteville EE Smith 49.2
2. Gosnell White, West Charlotte 49.3
3. Melvin Thompson, North Mecklenburg 49.4
4. Charles Moss, Jacksonville 49.4
5. Clifton Thomas, Wilmington New Hanover 49.6

880 yards
1. William Southerland, Henderson Vance 1:55.5
2. Mike Hilton, Fred T. Foard 1:56.8
3. Jim Coley, Fayetteville Douglas Byrd 1:57.2
4. Larry Hipps, Canton Pisgah 1:57.8
5. Robert Hendrick, High Point Central 1:57.8

One-Mile Run
1. Tom Ward, Chapel Hill 4:14.0
(New State Meet Record)
2. Henry Jones, Gastonia Ashbrook 4:17.0
3. Jeff Moody, So. Pines Pinecrest 4:18.4
4. Jim Williams, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 4:19.2
5. George Howe, Raleigh Sanderson 4:19.8

Two-Mile Run
1. Danny Schlesinger, Raleigh Sanderson 9:13.8
(New State Meet Record)
2. Mike Beck, Greensboro Smith 9:29
3. Rick Warren, South Lenoir 9:??
4. Tony Bateman, Charlotte Garinger 9:38.2
5. Mike Jones, Cary 9:??

120-yard High Hurdles
1. Jack Freeman, Northern Nash 14.2
2. Rusty Buchanan, South Mecklenburg 14.7
3. Tim Tise, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 14.7
4. Walt Larry, Winston-Salem Parkland 14.9
5. Ray Coble, Western Guilford 14.9

180-yard Low Hurdles
1. Jack Freeman, Northern Nash 19.5
2. Tim Tise, Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 19.8
3. Alfred Smallwood, Bertie 20.0
4. Marvin Rankin, Bertie 20.3
5. Ron Brown, West Brunswick 20.3

4x220-yard Relay
1. Goldsboro 1:27.6
(Devon Ford, Emmett Hamilton, Carl Foskey, James Wooten)
(New State Meet Record)
2. Tarboro 1:28.0
3. ?. Mecklenburg 1:29.5
4. Asheville High 1:31.0
5. Greensboro Grimsley 1:31.2

4x440-yard Relay
1. Fayetteville 71st 3:22.5
(Gerald Schropshire, Tony Williams, Roscoe Young, Johnny Westmoreland)
2. Wilmington New Hanover 3:22.7
3. Greensboro Grimsley 3:24.7
4. Tarboro 3:25.3
5. Bertie 3:25.6

Long Jump
1. Swade Carroll, Garner 22-11.75
2. Henry Mattocks, Jones Senior 22-9.25
3. Charles Covington, West Montgomery 22-1.75
4. Mark Hearne, Burlington Cummings 21-11.25
5. Melvin Thompson, North Mecklenburg 21-6.75

Triple Jump
1. Melvin Scott, Fayetteville 71st 46-1.75
(New Meet Record -- New Event)
2. Don Rogers, Roxboro Person 44-11.5
3. Calvin Foster, Burlington Williams 44-8.25
4. Swade Carroll, Garner 43-10.5
5. Tony Dellinger, Garner 43-9

High Jump
1. Rufus Crawford, Gastonia Hunter Huss 6-5.75
2. Jessie Brown, Ayden-Grifton 6-3.75
3. Isaiah Simmons, So. Pines Pinecrest 6-3.75
4. Curt Dowdy, Union Pines 6-1.75
5. Steve Brooks, Burlington Cummings 6-1.75

Pole Vault
1. David Robinson, Raleigh Broughton 14-10
(New State Meet Record)
2. (tie) Hope Gladden, So. Pines Pinecrest 13-8
2. (tie) Keith McDonald, Greensboro Grimsley 13-8
2. (tie) Robert Williams, Fayetteville Sanford 13-8
5. Bob Walters, Fayetteville Sanford 13-2

Shot Put
1. John Holladay, Raleigh Sanderson 60-8.5
(New State Meet Record)
2. Bob Medlin, Raleigh Broughton 59-5.5
3. Lee Hilton, Fred T. Foard 55-2
4. Rod Broadway, West Stanly 55-3.75
5. Don Riddle, Goldsboro 54-1.75

Discus
1. Gil Vance, Greensboro Grimsley 165-10
2. Bob Medlin, Raleigh Broughton 161-5
3. Bill Pearce, Vaiden Whitley 152-7
4. Gerald Ashworth, Southwest Randolph 152-3
5. Alex Hondros, Charlotte Olympic 147-5


GIRLS
Team Scores:
1. Hoke County
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100 yards
1. Leak, Bowman 11.1

220 yards
1. Leak, Bowman 25.4

440 yards
1. Lide, Hoke County 60.7

880 yards
1. McMais, Southeast Guilford 2:32.8

One-Mile Run
1. Kathy Taylor, North Pitt 5:22.2

110-yard Low Hurdles
1. Montgomery, Scotland County 11.5

4x110-yard Relay
1. Hoke County 51.2

4x220-yard Relay
1. New Bern 1:48.3

4x440-yard Relay
1. Hoke County 4:20.1
(New State Meet Record)

Long Jump
1. Kathy McMillian, Hoke County 17-7

High Jump
1. Robbins, Southeast Guilford 5-0.5

Shot Put
1. Campbell, Hoke County 36-5.5

Discus
1. Lynn Cruickshank, Lejeune 107-2 Rec

All NCHSAA schools competed in an All-Classification (1-A/2-A/3-A/4-A combined) in 1973.

In the boys meet at NC State, new records were set in eight events:
9.3 - Carter Suggs, Tarboro (old record: 9.6, Haywood Ray, Raleigh Ligon 1971)
21.1 - Carter Suggs, Tarboro (old record: 21.4, Carroll Maxwell, Hendersonville 1964)
4:14.0 - Tom Ward, Chapel Hill (old record: 4:14.2 Tom Ward, Chapel Hill 1972)
9:13.8 - Danny Schlesinger, Raleigh Sanderson (old record: 9:25.5 Ben Bailey, Enka 1970)
1:27.6 Goldsboro (old record: 1:28.7 Jacksonville 1968)
46-1 3/4 - Melvin Scott, Fayetteville 71st (First year triple jump was an event.)
14-10 - David Robinson, Raleigh Broughton (old record: 14-2 David Turner, Raleigh Broughton 1972)
60-8 1/2 - John Holladay, Raleigh Sanderson (old record: 58-2 3/4 Dave Taylor Chapel Hill 1968)

1973 was the second year for the girls state meet. Hoke County won five events in capturing their second of five straight state team titles. Hoke County freshman Kathy McMillian jumped 17-7 to win the long jump for the first of four consecutive years.


Previous state meet (1972) | Next state meet (1974)

1972 State Cross-Country Meet

State Meet Records | All-Time Top 25

Past champions - State Outdoor Meet | Past champions - State Indoor Meet

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