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1978 State Track and Field Championships

Boys: Friday - May 26, 1978: Cary High School, Cary, NC
Girls: Friday - May 19, 1978: Hoke Co. HS, Raeford, NC

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BOYS
Team Scores:
1. Tarboro 37
2. Scotland County 15
3. (tie) Cary 10
3. (tie) Charlotte Garinger 10
5. (tie) Greensboro Dudley

100 yards
1. Kelvin Bryant, Tarboro 9.80

220 yards
1. Jeff Cairo, Jacksonville 21.66

440 yards
1. Carleton Bell, Tarboro 48.8
2.
3.
4.
5. Ricky Williams, East Forsyth 50.4

880 yards
1. Robert Dancey, Tarboro 1:55.28

One-Mile Run
1. Glenn Sparrow, Belmont South Point 4:17.15
2.
3.
4.
5. John George, Greensboro Page 4:27.1

Two-Mile Run
1. Dan Morton, Greensboro Grimsley 9:02.31
(New State Meet Record)
2. John Clark, Concord 9:08.61
3. Carl Ivarsson, Western Guilford 9:19
4. Kevin Hustin, Pittsboro Northwood

120-yard High Hurdles
1. Mike Benjamin, New Bern 14.1
2. Alvis Rogers, Washington 14.1
3.
4.
5. Curtis Peterson, Winston-Salem Parkland

180-yard Low Hurdles
1. Ray Hadley, Burlington Cummings 19.35

4x220-yard Relay
1. Tarboro 1:27.7
2. West Charlotte 1:28.2
3. North Forsyth 1:28.3
4.
5.
6. Winston-Salem Parkland

4x440-yard Relay

1. Richmond County 3:19.16
2.
3.
4. Greensboro Grimsley 3:21.5
(Dan Young, Jay Bennett, Stan McAdoo and Weston Whitaker)
5.
6. North Forsyth

Long Jump
1. Eddi McGill, Enka 23-10
2.
3.
4. Ben Julian, South Caldwell 22-4

Triple Jump
1. Johnny Johnson, Tarboro 49-10

High Jump
1. Robert Hicks, Scotland County 6-10
(New State Meet Record)
2. Baron Hunter, Northeast Guilford 6-10
3. (tie) Gary Parmley, West Carteret 6-10
3. (tie) Russell Parker, Bertie County 6-10
5.

Pole Vault
1. Alvin Charleston, East Rowan 15-1
(New State Meet Record)
2. Keith Wilson, Gastonia Ashbrook 14-2
3.
4. Steve Roebuck, North Iredell 13-0

Shot
1. Ernest Butler, West Craven 58-2.5

Discus
1. Mike Rodriguez, Charlotte Garinger 172-5
(New State Meet Record)


GIRLS
Team Scores:
1. (tie) Durham Hillside 16
1. (tie) Durham Jordan 16
3. Charlotte Myers Park 14
4. Southern Pines Pinecrest 12
5. Western Guilford 11
6. (tie) Chapel Hill 10
6. (tie) Raleigh Sanderson 10
6. (tie) Jamestown Ragsdale 10
9. Eastern Guilford 9
10. (tie) Scotland County 8
10. (tie) Greensboro Dudley 8
10. (tie) Fayetteville EE Smith 8
10. (tie) Fayetteville Cape Fear 8
10. (tie) Jacksonville 8

100 yards
1. Martha Stanback, Pinecrest 10.9
2. Denise Daye, Durham Hillside 10.9
3. Watts, West Iredell 11.2
4. Kiser, Ledford 11.2
5. Lisa Staton, Salisbury 11.2

220 yards
1. Martha Stanback, Pinecrest 24.6
2. Watts, West Iredell 25.0
3. Jones, Eastern Guilford 25.0
4. McNeil, Fay. Cape Fear 25.2
5. Martin, Eden Morehead 25.2

440 yards
1. Lisa Sherrill, Durham Jordan 54.8
(New State Meet Record)
2. Vicky Weaver, Durham Hillside 56.1
3. Ray, Eden Morehead 57.2
4. McGirt, Greensboro Smith 58.0
5. Barrett Sloan, Durham Jordan 58.1

880 yards
1. Julie Briscoe, Chapel Hill 2:17.1
2. Gail Hafley, Raleigh Sanderson 2:21.2
3. Owens, Western Guilford 2:22.3
4. Toone, West Carteret 2:23.6
5. Kiser, Charlotte Garinger 2:28.5

One-Mile Run
1. Gail Hafley, Raleigh Sanderson 5:05.7
2. Owens, Western Guilford 5:05.8
3. Lee Ann Stelzenmuller, Durham Jordan 5:10.7
4. Myers, North Iredell 5:14.5
5. Sands, Lejeune 5:17.6

Two-Mile Run
1. Mary Shea, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 10:17.5
(National High School Record)
2. Butterworth, Charlotte Myers Park 11:26.9
3. Barrie, Greensboro Grimsley 11:42.3
4. Fischer, East Rowan 11:52.7
5. Daniel, Wilmington Hoggard 11:57.0

110-yard Low Hurdles
1. Williams, Scotland County 14.5
2. Stinson, Greensboro Dudley 15.1
3. Devette, Graham 15.1
4. Hollowell, South Mecklenburg 15.4
5. T. Stanback, Richmond County 15.8

4x110-yard Relay
1. East Guilford 49.0
(Graves, Holt, Jones, Davis)
2. Durham Hillside 49.6
3. Greensboro Dudley 49.8
4. West Forsyth 50.7
5. Oxford Webb 51.2

4x220-yard Relay
1. Fayetteville Reid Ross 1:43.8
(Jackson, Jenkins, Hawkins, Hamilton)
2. Durham Hillside 1:44.0
3. Jacksonville 1:44.6
4. South Mecklenburg 1:46.2
5. Belmont Southpoint 1:48.3

4x440-yard Relay
1. Durham Jordan 3:52.9
(Barrett Sloan, Angelia Watlington, Lee Ann Stelzenmuller, Lisa Sherrill)
(New State Meet Record)
2. Chapel Hill 3:54.0
3. Hoke County 4:00.7
4. Charlotte Myers Park 4:04.3
5. Greensboro Dudley 4:10.0

Long Jump
1. R. McNeill, Cape Fear 19-7
2. Styles, Jacksonville 19-0.25
3. Major, Fayetteville Smith 19-8.25
4. Glascow, South Mecklenburg 18-1.25
5. Siddle, NW Guilford 17-8.25

Triple Jump
1. Lisa Staton, Salisbury 38-11
(New State Meet Record; 1st year event held)
2. Trina Gregg, West Forsyth 38-7
3. Major, Fayetteville Smith 38-5.75
4. Williams, Scotland County 37-5.25
5. Styles, Jacksonville 37-0.75

High Jump
1. Vanessa Smith, Winston-Salem Reynolds 5-7.75
(New State Meet Record)
2. Ray, Western Guilford 5-6
3. White, Charlotte Myers Park 5-4
4. Wilcox, West Carteret 5-4
5. Major, Fayetteville Smith 5-4

Shot
1. Lisa Gray, Jamestown Ragsdale 43-8
(New State Meet Record)
2. Lee, North Erwin 40-4.5
3. Lowe, East Erwin 40-0.75
4. Johnson, Fayetteville Westover 39-8
5. Lawrence, Lejeune 36-10

Discus
1. Becky Brown, Charlotte Myers Park 132-8
(New State Meet Record)
2. Lisa Gray, Jamestown Ragsdale 129-7
3. Creasman, West Henderson 121-2
4. Parmley, West Carteret 108-4
5. McSwain, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 104-10


The boys meet was moved to Cary High School for 1978 due to the resurfacing of NC State University's track.

Tarboro's boys won the team title with 37 points. They scored first places in the 100, 440, 880, 880 Relay, and Triple Jump.

State meet records fell in four events. Dan Morton (Greensboro Grimsley) shattered the 2-mile record with a 9:02.31 clocking. The old record was 9:13.7 set in 1973 by Danny Schlesinger of Raleigh Sanderson.

Garinger's Mike Rodriguez set a new meet record in the discus with a throw of 172-5. The old record was 171-8 by Chapel Hill's Dave Taylor in 1968.

Another meet record fell in the vault as East Rowan junior Alvin Charleston cleared 15-1 to better the 15-0 record set in 1974 by David Ward of Charlotte Olympic.

Four high jumpers bettered the meet record of 6-9.25 set in 1974 by Rufus Crawford of Gastonia Hunter Huss. Scotland County's Robert Hicks, Northeast Guilford sophomore Baron Hunter, defending state champ Gary Parmley (West Carteret) and Bertie senior Russell Parker all cleared 6-10.

At the girls meet in Raeford...

Mary Shea (Cardinal Gibbons) ran a National High School Record in the Two-Mile of 10:17.5. This was the first year that the event was run in the North Carolina State Meet.

Vanessa Smith (R.J. Reynolds) added 3/4 inch to the meet record in the high jump, clearing 5-7 3/4. The old record was 5-7 (Michelle Langan, S. Mecklenburg, 1976).

Lisa Gray (Ragsdale) added two feet to the Shot Put record with a heave of 43-8.

Becky Brown (Myers Park) set a new Discus record of 132-8, bettering the old record by more than five feet.

Durham Jordan, which the previous year had the first girls Mile Relay team in North Carolina to better 4 minutes, smashed their state meet record by almost seven seconds with a 3:52.9. They were pushed by Chapel Hill HS who ran 3:54.0 for second.

1978 was the first year for the Triple Jump, with Lisa Staton (Salisbury) establishing a new meet record of 38-11.



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