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All NCHSAA classifications (4A-3A-2A-1A) competed together in 1980.
The top 4 finishers from each of the two Regionals advanced to the State Championships.
BOYS: Long Jump 1 Tony Baker High Point Andrews 22-1.5 2 Charles Fleming West Rowan 21-10.75 3 Chris Michaels R-S Central 21-9.5 4 Darryl Anderson East Forsyth 21-7.5 Triple Jump 1 Steve Bullock Charlotte Independence 46-11.5 2 Michael Gattis Burlington Cummings 46-9.5 3 Danny Lynch R-S Central 45-3.5 4 Reggie Lamkin W-S RJ Reynolds 45-1 High Jump 1 Al Young Hickory 6-9 2 Greg Buckner Eden Morehead 6-8 3 David Wright Henderson 6-8 4 Vincent Hamilton R-S Central 6-7 Pole Vault 1 Carl Tolbert Lenoir Hibriten 13-6 2 Clay Abernathy Ashv AC Reynolds 13-0 3 Joey Brumbeloe R-S Central 13-0 4 John Allison WH 13-0 Shot Put 1 Darrell Harris North Mecklenburg 58-4.25 2 Charles Weddington North Mecklenburg 56-2.5 3 Phillip Morris Western Guilford 55-9.75 4 Kevin Huffman EB 53-0 Discus 1 Mike Kydd Charlotte Harding 157-11.75 2 George Fox BH 157-2 3 Derrick Davis Char Myers Park 148-11.5 4 Phillip Morris Western Guilford 147-6.25 110m Hurdles 1 Jeff Williams SP 14.54 2 Mike Meadows FH 14.63 3 Frankie Harris SW Randolph 14.64 4 Raeford Jones Char Myers Park 14.83 100m Dash 1 Chris Cook North Mecklenburg 10.68 2 Kevin Mack Forest Hills 10.73 3 Rodney McSwain Forest City Chase 10.73 4 Harvey McSwain Shelby 10.82 1600m Run 1 Ken Dowdle Char Myers Park 4:14.8 2 Jeff Hutchinson West Rowan 4:15.94 3 Paul Brim Greensboro Page 4:19.05 4 Bill Cason Hickory 4:20.44 4x200m Relay 1 West Mecklenburg 1:27.12 2 Charlotte Myers Park 1:27.42 3 Hickory 1:28.02 4 West Charlotte 1:29.10 400m Run 1 Carlton Frazier East Mecklenburg 47.7 2 James Hancock Jamestown Ragsdale 48.32 3 Ted Froneberger South Mecklenburg 48.7 4 Steve Bullock Char Independence 49.3 4x100m Relay 1 Char Myers Park 42.57 2 Hickory 42.74 3 East Forsyth 42.8 4 West Charlotte 43.24 165m Low Hurdles 1 William Furches North Forsyth 20.45 2 Jeff Williams Belmont South Point 20.46 3 Malcolm Sanders East Mecklenburg 20.47 4 Charles Smoot High Point Central 20.59 800m Run 1 Ken Dowdle Charlotte Myers Park 1:55.65 2 David McClure Asheville Erwin 1:56.45 3 Randy Oakes North Forsyth 1:56.47 4 Tim Moore North Forsyth 1:56.97 200m Dash 1 Carlton Frazier East Mecklenburg 21.60 2 Ron King Char Myers Park 21.61 3 Chris Morrison Hickory 21.84 4 William evans West Mecklenburg 22.04 3200m Run 1 Jeff Hutchinson West Rowan 9:21.09 2 Robert Baker North Iredell 9:27.01 3 Greg Newman Ashv AC Reynolds 9:29.77 4 Jimmy Nicholson Randleman 9:31.76 4x400m Relay 1 West Mecklenburg 3:20.08 [2 newspapers reported 3:30.08] 2 North Forsyth 3:20.11 3 East Mecklenburg 3:20.27 4 High Point Central 3:24.10 Notes: The NCHSAA did not add the 4x800 Relay as a standard event until 1988. Abreviations: Ashv = Asheville; Char = Charlotte; R-S = Ruthfordton-Springdale; W-S = Winston-Salem. ..Guesses at other abreviations in newspaper results: BH = Bunker Hill EB = East Burke FH = Forest Hills SP = Belmont South Point WH = West Henderson (Results from old clippings from Charlotte & Winston-Salem newspapers.)
Myers Park Captures Track TitleFriday - May 16, 1980 - The Charlotte Observer
By Sam Fulwood III, Observer Staff Writer
STATESVILLE - Myers Park's track team ran into the Western Regional track meet with confidence and galloped out with 56 points and the 1980 regional title.
"Yes, very definitely we thought we would win it" said Mustang assistant coach Bill Anderson. "Our people performed the way they have all year. They didn't pull any surprises."
Though no most valuable awards were issued, the Mustangs' Ron King clearly was his team's hero.
King gathered two first-place ribbons (for anchoring the 400 and 800-meter relays) and finished second in the 200 meter run.
"I was just trying to do my best," King said. "I ain't bragging but I knew that (the Mustangs would win the regional meet). We just got a lot of running ability, more than the average team."
The Mustangs finished 17 points ahead of second-place finisher Hickory.
Of the nearly 80 schools represented, six Mecklenburg county schools were among the top 10. East Mecklenburg tied North Forsyth for third with 32 points apiece. North Mecklenburg finished fifth-best with 28 points. West Mecklenburg (27) was sixth and Independence tied four schools for 10th with 14 points.
Harding, which finished in 14th-place, scored 12 points. West Charlotte and South Mecklenburg scored 8 and 6 points, respectively.
The top four individuals and relay teams from the Western Regional advance to the state meet at N.C. State in Raleigh next Friday.
"If we don't win (the state meet)," predicted King, "we will be second."
In addition to King, the Mustangs' got multiple-event scoring from Ken Dowdle, who finished first in the 800 meter and 1600 meter runs. Dowdle ran the 800 in 1:55.66 and finished the 1600 in 4:14.80.
Dowdle said winning the state meet has been his goal for more than just this track season.
"It's been my goal since I started running in the 10th-grade," said the Mustang senior. "I think it (the state meet) will be the same as it was today."
North Mecklenburg's Darryl Harris broke his own Statesville Senior High Stadium record in the shot put with a 58-4 1/4 heave.
record was 58-3," said meet director and Statesville track coach Jesse Jackson. "He (Harris) set
that last year at the regional meet." No individual records were set in the meet because this was
the first year the regional meets have been measured in meters."
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