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1980 State Track Championships

Boys: Friday - May 23, 1980 at NC State University, Raleigh
Girls: Friday - May 16, 1980 at Hoke County HS, Raeford

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BOYS
Team Scores:
1. Charlotte Myers Park 44
2. Northern Durham 37
3. (tie) Durham Hillside 24
3. (tie) West Rowan 24
5. North Forsyth 17
6. (tie) Richmond County 16
6. (tie) West Mecklenburg 16
8. Ahoskie 15
9. (tie) Clinton 14
9. (tie) Wilmington Hoggard 14
9. (tie) North Mecklenburg 14
9. (tie) Belmont South Point 14
13. (tie) Raleigh Athens Drive 12
13. (tie) Greenville Rose 12
13. (tie) Rutherfordton-Spindale Central 12
16. Eden Morehead 11
17. (tie) Cary 10
17. (tie) C.B. Aycock 10
17. (tie) Burlington Cummings 10
17. (tie) Fayetteville E.E. Smith 10
17. (tie) East Rowan 10
17. (tie) Greene Central 10
17. (tie) Hickory 10
17. (tie) North Iredell 10
17. (tie) Oxford Webb 10
26. (tie) Bunker Hill 8
26. (tie) East Forsyth 8
26. (tie) Pembroke 8
26. (tie) Person County 8
26. (tie) South Mecklenburg 8
26. (tie) West Craven 8
32. (tie) East Wake 6
32. (tie) Charlotte Harding 6
32. (tie) Lenoir Hibriten 6
32. (tie) Kings Mountain 6
32. (tie) Jamestown Ragsdale 6
32. (tie) Wilmington Laney 6
38. Jacksonville 5
39. (tie) Fayetteville Cape Fear 4
39. (tie) Charlotte Independence 4
39. (tie) North Moore 4
39. (tie) Williamston 4
43. (tie) Asheville Clyde Erwin 2
43. (tie) Garner 2
43. (tie) Goldsboro 2
43. (tie) High Point Central 2
43. (tie) Fayetteville Seventy-First 2
43. (tie) Shelby 2
43. (tie) Southern Durham 2
43. (tie) Western Guilford 2
51. (tie) Asheville A.C. Reynolds 1
51. (tie) High Point T.W. Andrews 1
51. (tie) Chapel Hill 1
51. (tie) Raleigh Millbrook 1
51. (tie) New Bern 1
51. (tie) Randleman 1
51. (tie) Southwest Randolph 1

100 meters
1. Alston Glenn, Northern Durham 10.53
2. Donald Covington, Richmond County 10.72
3. Kevin Mack, Kings Mountain 10.75
4. Chris Cook, North Mecklenburg 10.81
5. Harvey McSwain, Shelby 10.90
6. Lee Perry, Fayetteville EE Smith 10.91

200 meters
1. Alston Glenn, Northern Durham 21.02
2. Ron King, Charlotte Myers Park 21.54
3. Lee Perry, Fayetteville EE Smith 21.56
4. Stanley King, Clinton 21.66
5. Carlton Frazier, East Mecklenburg 21.68
6. Phillip Jones, Northern Durham 21.97

400 meters
1. Carlton Frazier, East Mecklenburg 47.36
2. Ted Fronberger, South Mecklenburg 48.65
3. James Hancock, Ragsdale 48.97
4. Larry Wiggins, Ahoskie 49.10
5. James Bunn, Goldsboro 49.21
6. Gerald Mitchell, Ahoskie 49.40

800 meters
1. Greg Roseboro, Durham Hillside 1:51.39
2. Ken Dowdle, Charlotte Myers Park 1:53.02
3. Randy Oaks, North Forsyth 1:53.95
4. Tim Moore, North Forsyth 1:54.22
5. David McClure, Erwin 1:54.49
6. Steve Lewis, Raleigh Millbrook 1:54.52

1600 meters
1. Jeff Hutchinson, West Rowan 4:08.1
2. Ken Dowdle, Charlotte Myers Park 4:08.4
3. Greg Roseboro, Durham Hillside 4:15.0
4. Bill Cason, Hickory 4:16.1
5. Kenny Smith, Greenville Rose 4:16.5
6. David Neish, Chapel Hill 4:18.2

3200 meters
1. Robert Baker, North Iredell 9:26.60
2. Harry Williams, Greenville Rose 9:26.90
3. Jeff Hutchinson, West Rowan 9:33.51
4. Dick Larson, Wilmington Hoggard 9:34.79
5. Ricky Wallace, Garner 9:35.56
6. Jim Nicholson, Randleman 9:36.35

110m High Hurdles
1. Clyde Hunt, Oxford Webb, 14.44
2. Rufus Harris, West Craven 14.50
3. Jeff Williams, South Point 14.56
4. Raeford Jones, Charlotte Myers Park 14.68
5. Tommy Harris, Southern Durham 14.69
6. Frank Harris, SW Randolph 15.06

165 meter Low Hurdles
1. Stanley King, Clinton 19.2
2. Jeff Williams, South Point 19.2
3. William Furchess, North Forsyth 20.0
4. Melvin Bynum, Greene Central 20.0
5. Charles Smoot, High Point Central 20.1
6. Rodney Watson, Durham Hillside 20.4

4x100m Relay
1. Northern Durham 41.23 State Meet Record
(Phillip Jones, David Umstead, Arthur Glenn, Alston Glenn)
2. East Forsyth 41.83
3. Richmond County 41.83
4. Charlotte Myers Park 41.94
5. Hickory 42.11
6. New Bern 42.26

4x220y Relay
1. Charlotte Myers Park 1:26.93
2. West Mecklenburg 1:27.43
3. Wilmington Laney 1:27.75
4. Hickory 1:28.2
5. Fayetteville 71st 1:28.6
6. Fayetteville EE Smith 1:29.1

4x440y Relay
1. Ahoskie 3:17.28
(New State Meet Record - Yard distance)
2. West Mecklenburg 3:17.76
3. Durham Hillside 3:19.31
4. Fayetteville Cape Fear 3:19.9
5. Fayetteville EE Smith 3:23.2

Long Jump
1. Chris Michaels, R-S Central 22-8.5
2. Charles Fleming, West Rowan 22-8.25
3. William Holeman, Northern Durham 22-6
4. Jeff Jackson, North Moore 22-4.5
5. Tony Baker, High Point Andrews 21-8.5

Triple Jump
1. Mike Gattis, Burlington Cummings 48-0.75
2. Jack Cameron, Person County 47-10.5
3. Melvin Bynum, Greene 47-3.25
4. Steve Bullock, Charlotte Independence 47-3
5. Frank Harrington, Richmond County 47-1.5
6. William Richmond, Durham Hillside 45-10.5

High Jump
1. Mike Ripberger, Cary 6-8.5
2. Barry Uzzell, Aycock 6-6.25
3. (tie) Greg Buckner, Eden Morehead 6-6.25
3. (tie) Robert Eaves, Jacksonville 6-6.25
5. Vincent Hamilton, R-S Central 6-6.25

Pole Vault
1. Joshia Charleston, East Rowan 14-0
2. (tie) David Beck, East Wake 13-0
2. (tie) Joey Brumeloe, Eden Morehead 13-0
2. (tie) Carl Tolbert, Lenoir Hibriten 13-0
5. (tie) Ted King, Greenville Rose 13-0
5. (tie) Clay Abernathy, Reynolds 13-0

Shot
1. Bobby Morrison, Wilmington Hoggard 59-9
2. Craig Brooks, Pembroke 57-4.5
3. Darrell Harris, North Mecklenburg 57-0
4. Charles Weddington, North Mecklenburg 56-4.5
5. Than Emery, Raleigh Athens Drive 55-6.5
6. Phillip Morris, Western Guilford 55-5

Discus
1. Than Emery, Raleigh Athens Drive 171-4
2. George Fox, Bunker Hill 164-9
3. Mike Kydd, Charlotte Harding 156-8
4. Vincent Peele, Williamston 153-7
5. Derrick Davis, Charlotte Myers Park 153-0
6. Phillip Morris, Western Guilford 153-0

Note the relay distances. The 4x100 was run at the metric distance while the other relays were run at the yard distances. This was because NC State's track had not yet been converted from a 440-yard track to a 400-meter track.


GIRLS
Team Scores:
1. Durham Hillside 40
2. East Forsyth 38
3. Smithfield-Selma 34
4. High Point Andrews 28
5. (tie) Goldsboro 24
5. (tie) Winston-Salem Parkland 24
5. (tie) Fayetteville Smith 24
8. (tie) Northern Durham 22
8. (tie) Asheville AC Reynolds 22
8. (tie) Western Guilford 22

100 meters
1. Denise Dayle, Durham Hillside 12.0
2. Gwen Ray, Smithfield-Selma 12.1
3. Woodbury, Winston-Salem Parkland 12.3
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5.
6.

200 meters
1. Gwen Ray, Smithfield/Selma 24.3
2. Gardin, Asheboro 25.2
3. Lucas, Northern Durham 25.3
4.
5.
6. Weaver, Durham Hillside 26.4

400 meters
1. V. Weaver, Durham Hillside 57.0
2. Morehead, Oxford Webb 58.5
3. April Cook, Watauga 58.6
4.
5.
6.

800 meters
1. S. Owens, Western Guilford 2:15.2
2. Mabry, SW Edgecombe 2:18.6
3. Miller, Asheville AC Reynolds 2:20.2
4.
5.
6. Royster, Oxford Webb 2:23.5

1600 meters
1. Joan Nesbitt, East Mecklenburg 5:05.7
2. Miller, Asheville AC Reynolds 5:07.0
3. Leslie Ladd, East Forsyth 5:12.3

3200 meters
1. Karen Thompson, East Henderson 11:20.1
2. Crawely, Asheville AC Reynolds 11:44.8
3. Leslie Ladd, East Forsyth 12:03.8

100m Hurdles
1. Sonya Marshall, Charlotte Olympic 14.4
2. Clara Hairston, East Forsyth 14.4
3. Williams, Fayetteville Smith 14.5
4. Morehead, Oxford Webb 14.5

200m Low Hurdles
1. Clara Hairston, East Forsyth 28.5
2. Williams, Fayetteville Smith 28.8
3. Forbes, Winston-Salem Parkland 29.8

4x100m Relay
1. High Point Andrews 48.8
2. Northern Durham 49.3
3. Goldsboro 49.4
4.
5.
6. Durham Hillside 50.2

4x200m Relay
1. High Point Andrews 1:42.0
2. Goldsboro 1:42.2
3. Durham Hillside 1:42.6

4x400m Relay
1. Goldsboro 3:59.7
2. High Point Andrews 4:02.2
3. South Mecklenburg 4:03.4
4. Durham Hillside 4:03.8
5. East Mecklenburg 4:04.9
(Lisa Blakeney, Joan Nesbit, Angela Boyce, Sandra Carter)
6. Chapel Hill 4:09.7

Long Jump
1. Dee Dee Slade, Reidsville 19-3/5.86
2. Clara Hairston, East Forsyth 5.75
3. Gulley, Garner 5.49

Triple Jump
1. Teretha Coe, North Forsyth 37-10.75/11.55
2. Gwen Ray, Smithfield-Selma 11.50
3. Dewberry, Forest City Chase 11.29

High Jump
1. N. Ray, Western Guilford 5-6.5
2. Lucas, Northern Durham 5-6
3. (tie) Arends, Durham Jordan 5-4
3. (tie) Patterson, Scotland County 5-4
3. (tie) Poole, East Rowan 5-4

Shot
1. Mary Herbin, Burlington Williams 38-4.5/11.70
2. Grier, Charlotte Garinger 11.53
3. Robinson, North Mecklenburg 11.40

Discus
1. Jackie Gandy, Thomasville 124-4/37.89
2. Gee, Durham Hillside 36.83
3. Majors, Fayetteville Smith 36.63



The 75th annual NCHSAA boys championship was held at NC State University's Paul Derr Track in Raleigh.

In 1980 NC State's track was still 440 yards. Metric distances were run for all events except for 4x220 yard and 4x440 yard relays.

Northern Durham ran an excellent 41.23 in the 4x100 meter relay. This was the first year the event was run over a metric distance. Their state meet record was unsurpassed for many years.

East Mecklenburg's Carlton Frazier set a 400 record of 47.36, superior (using the conversion) to the old 440-yard record of 48.1 (hand) by James Fields of New Bern in 1976.

Greg Roseboro (Hillside) set an 800 record (1:51.39) superior to the old 880-yard record of 1:53.9 by Tony Waldrop in 1969.

Athens Drive's Than Emery (171-4) repeated as discus champion, missing Mike Rodriguez's state record by just a foot and an inch.

Charlotte Myers Park, led by Ken Dowdle's second-place finishes in the 800 (1:53.02) and 1600 (4:08.4), compiled 44 points to win the team title. The Mustangs, coached by Richard Prince, won the 4x220 (1:26.93) and placed second in the 200 (Ron King, 21.54).

Metric distances were run for the first time at the girls' state meet in Raeford. At the time the NCHSAA made the decision to "retire" existing records, apparently including field events. Winning performances were listed as "records", even when intrinsically superior performances had been recorded by athletes in the 70s (e.g., Julie and Mary Shea, Lynn Lashley). NCPrepTrack.com has attempted in its archives to recognize records not as yard or metric records but by best performance ever for a given event (e.g., considering the 3200 and 2-mile as the same "event").

The 1980 girls meet included a future Olympian, Joan Nesbitt (East Mecklenburg) who won the 1600 in 5:05.7. Nesbitt competed in the 10,000 meters in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She was a 1982 NCAA All-American in cross country while running for UNC.



Charlotte Observer article - Saturday, May 24, 1980.
Myers Park Takes State Boys' Track
East Meck's Frazier Wins 400 Meters
By Sam Fulwood III, Staff Writer

Raleigh -- Myers Park finished ahead of Northern Durham in the N.C. High School track meet by 7 points and two fewer errors.

Myers Park's Mustangs and Northern Durham's Knights, respective western and eastern regional winners, were cofavorites for the state meet.

When the state meet was over, the Mustangs had 44 points to the Knights' 37.

Durham Hillside and West Rowan were tied for third with 24 points. West Mecklenburg and Richmond County tied with 16 points in fifth place.

Other Mecklenburg County teams finished in this order: North Mecklenburg (14 points), East Mecklenburg (13 points), South Mecklenburg (8), Harding (6), and Independence (4).

The difference between the state champion Mustangs and the runnerups was errors -- the Knights' 800-meter relay team mishandled a passed baton and sprinter Phillip Jones false-started in the 100-meter dash.

Don't misunderstand; the Mustangs' victory wasn't just good luck. Every Mustang participant in the meet outdid his previous best. Myers Park earned the state title on the strength of a first place in the 800-meter relay (1:26.93) and second-place finishes by Ken Dowdle and Ron King.

Dowdle, though he finished second twice, was Myers Park's star. In the 1,600 meters, he passed leader Greg Roseboro of Durham Hillside on the backstretch of the final lap. But the West Rowan's Jeff Hutchinson, who had been third behind Roseboro and Dowdle, raced past the Myers Park junior to win in 4:08.1.

"His sprint really surprised me," said Dowdle. "I thought I had a big enough lead to bring it home without trouble."

In the 800-meter run Dowdle clocked 1:53.02, but was not in the race against Roseboro. Roseboro won in 1:51.4, setting a state record.

East Mecklenburg's Carlton Frazier won Mecklenburg's only individual state title. Frazier finished the 400 in a state record 47.36. It was the second consecutive year Frazier has won the event.

"Coach (Larry McAfee) had told me I was slowing down as I came in. so I concentrated on bringing it in strong," Frazier said.

That was an understatement -- Frazier finished more than a second ahead of South Mecklenburg's Teddy Froneberger.

Herbert Dunn's 47.9 final leg of the 1,600-meter relay paced West Mecklenburg to second place in that event.



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