Results

BOYS
Team Scores:
1. Tarboro 24
2. Wilmington Hoggard 19
3. (tie) Fayetteville E.E. Smith 15
3. (tie) West Mecklenburg 15
5. So. Pines Pinecrest 13
6. Gastonia Ashbrook 12
7. (tie) Raleigh Millbrook 9
7. (tie) Greensboro Grimsley 9
9. (tie) Bertie 8
9. (tie) East Mecklenburg 8

100 yards
1. Carter Suggs, Tarboro 9.5
2. Larry Austin, Jacksonville 9.5
3. Delbert Powell, Eliz. City Northeastern 9.6
4. Willie Richards, Fayetteville EE Smith 9.6
5. Greg Robbins, Charlotte Harding 9.9
220 yards
1. Carter Suggs, Tarboro 21.0
(New State Meet Record)
2. Willie Richard, Fayetteville EE Smith 21.5
3. Delbert Powell, Eliz. City Northeastern 21.7
4. Robert Huntley, East Mecklenburg 21.8
5. Greg Robbins, Charlotte Harding 22.2
440 yards
1. Ron Davis, Durham High 48.5
2. George Marshall, Wilmington New Hanover 48.9
3. August Milligan, Fayetteville EE Smith 49.2
4. Valdez Chavis, Greensboro Grimsley 49.3
5. Bobby Littlejohn, Asheville High 49.6
880 yards
1. Jeff Moody, So. Pines Pinecrest 1:55.7
2. Calvin Sutton, West Carteret 1:56.4
3. Gary Barnhardt, Greensboro Grimsley 1:56.4
4. James Freeman, Kinston 1:58.6
5. Dean Presson, Charlotte Myers Park 1:59.2
Mile
1. Henry Jones, Gastonia Ashbrook 4:09.8
(New State Meet Record)
2. Jeff Moody, So. Pines Pinecrest 4:10.5
3. Gary Griffith, Raleigh Millbrook 4:20.0
4. Rick Livingston, East Mecklenburg 4:24.9
5. John Higgins, Siler City Jordan Matthews 4:24.9
Two Mile
1. Tony Bateman, Charlotte Garinger 9:21.1
2. Keith Helms, Charlotte Independence 9:32.3
3. Mike Jones, Cary 9:34.0
4. Ricky Warren, South Lenoir 9:34.9
5. Jack Durkin, East Mecklenburg 9:35.8
120 yard High Hurdles
1. Tony Bouler, West Mecklenburg 13.7
2. Marvin Rankin, Bertie County 13.9
3. Rusty Buchannan, South Mecklenburg 14.2
4. James Blanton, Asheville 14.4
5. Larry Adams, Charlotte Harding 14.7
180 yard Low Hurdles
1. Tony Bouler, West Mecklenburg 19.2
(Tied State Meet Record)
2. Marvin Rankin, Bertie 19.4
3. Bernard Blue, Hoke County 19.4
4. George Jackson, Wilmington Hoggard 19.4
5. Neil Dunnavant, Greensboro Grimsley 19.6
4x220 yard Relay
1. Fayetteville Smith 1:28.6
(Willie Condry, Garris Evans, Dennis Fuller, Willies Richard)
2. Henderson Vance 1:28.8
3. West Mecklenburg 1:29.0
4. Jacksonville 1:29.0
5. East Mecklenburg 1:29.7
Mile Relay
1. Tarboro 3:18.5
(Ray Howard 51.5, Kenneth Joyner 49.3, Morris Vine, 50.6, Carter Suggs 47.1)
(New State Meet Record)
2. Wilmington Hoggard 3:19.6
3. Greensboro Grimsley 3:21.0
4. East Mecklenburg 3:23.4
5. Scotland County 3:28.8
Long Jump
1. Carter Suggs, Tarboro 23-1
2. George Jackson, Wilmington Hoggard 22-10
3. Jim Steeter, Sylva Webster 22-6.5
4. Alan Caldwell, East Forsyth 22-6.5
5. Ronnie Walker, Farmville 22-5.5
Triple Jump
1. George Jackson, Wilmington Hoggard 47-11.5
(New State Meet Record)
2. Henry McIntyre, Scotland County 46-6.25
3. Donnie Rogers, Person County 46-4.5
4. Steve Wilson, Gastonia Ashbrook 4??-?
5. ??
High Jump
1. Rufus Crawford, Gastonia Hunter Huss 6-9.25
(New State Meet Record)
2. Steve Wilson, Gastonia Ashbrook 6-8.5
3. Bill Perry, Smithfield-Selma 6-6.5
4. Jerry Bruton, Wilmington Hoggard 6-6.5
5. Joey Toth, Smith 6-4.5
Pole Vault
1. David Ward, Charlotte Olympic 15-0
(New State Meet Record)
2. Buddy Hilburn, Wilson Fike 14-6
3. Wayne Struble, Raleigh Sanderson 14-0
4. Lewis Kellog, Greensboro Page 13-6
5. David Mast, W-S Reynolds 13-0
Shot
1. Mike Harris, Raleigh Millbrook 58-2.5
2. David Smith, Winston-Salem Parkland 54-10
3. Mike Salzano, Northern Durham 53-10.5
4. Scottie Medlin, Bunker Hill 53-3.5
5. Reggie Brewington, Wilmington Hoggard 53-0.5
Discus
1. Billy Pearce, Vaiden Whitley 165-0
2. Charles Shipman, Hallsboro 160-7
3. Maxie Lee, So. Pines Pinecrest 158-6
4. David Brinkley, Ashv. AC Reynolds 1??
5. ??

Boys 1600m Run				
Place	Name	Grade	Team	Time
1	Henry Jones	12	Ashbrook	4:08.40
2	Jeff Moody	12	Pinecrest	4:09.10
3	Gary Griffith	12	Millbrook	4:18.80
4	Rick Livingston	12	East Mecklenburg	4:23.40
5	John Higgins	12	Jordan-Matthews	4:23.40
Boys Mile Run				
Place	Name	Grade	Team	Time
1	Henry Jones	12	Ashbrook	4:09.80
2	Jeff Moody	12	Pinecrest	4:10.50
3	Gary Griffith	12	Millbrook	4:20.00
4	Rick Livingston	12	East Mecklenburg	4:24.90
5	John Higgins	12	Jordan-Matthews	4:24.90
Boys 880 Yard 				
1	Jeff Moody	12	Pinecrest	1:55.70
2	Calvin Sutton	12	West Carteret	1:56.40
3	Gary Barnhardt	12	Grimsley	1:56.40
4	James Freeman	12	Kinston	1:58.60
5	Dean Presson	12	Myers Park	1:59.20
Boys 2 Mile 				
1	Tony Bateman	12	Garinger	9:21.10
2	Keith Helms	12	Independence	9:32.30
3	Mike Jones	12	Cary	9:34.00
4	Ricky Warren	12	South Lenoir	9:34.90
5	Jack Durkin	12	East Mecklenburg	9:35.80
Boys 800m Run Conversion				
1	Jeff Moody	12	Pinecrest	1:55.10
2	Calvin Sutton	12	West Carteret	1:55.80
3	Gary Barnhardt	12	Grimsley	1:55.80
4	James Freeman	12	Kinston	1:58.00
5	Dean Presson	12	Myers Park	1:58.60
Boys 3200m Run Conversion				
1	Tony Bateman	12	Garinger	9:17.85
2	Keith Helms	12	Independence	9:29.00
3	Mike Jones	12	Cary	9:30.70
4	Ricky Warren	12	South Lenoir	9:31.60
5	Jack Durkin	12	East Mecklenburg	9:32.50

Long Jump				
Place	Name	Grade	Team	Mark
1	Carter Suggs	12	Tarboro	23-1
2	George Jackson	12	Hoggard	22-10
3	Jim Steeter	12	Sylva Webster	22-6.5
4	Alan Caldwell	12	East Forsyth	22-6.5
5	Ronnie Walker	12	Farmville	22-5.5
Triple Jump				
1	George Jackson	12	Hoggard	47-11.5
2	Henry McIntyre	12	Scotland	46-6.25
3	Donnie Rogers	12	Person	46-4.5
4	Steve Wilson	12	Ashbrook	
				
High Jump				
1	Rufus Crawford	12	Hunter Huss	6-9.25
2	Steve Wilson	12	Ashbrook	6-8.5
3	Bill Perry	12	Smithfield-Selma	6-6.5
4	Jerry Bruton	12	Hoggard	6-6.5
5	Joey Toth	12	Smith	6-4.5
Pole Vault				
1	David Ward	12	Olympic	15-0
2	Buddy Hilburn	12	Fike	14-6
3	Wayne Struble	12	Sanderson	14-0
4	Lewis Kellog	12	Page	13-6
5	David Mast	12	RJ Reynolds	13-0
Shot Put				
1	Mike Harris	12	Millbrook	58-2.5
2	David Smith	12	Parkland	54-10
3	Mike Salzano	12	Northern Durham	53-10.5
4	Scottie Medlin	12	Bunker Hill	53-3.5
5	Reggie Brewington	12	Hoggard	53-0.5
Discus				
1	Bill Pearce	12	Vaiden Whitley	165-0
2	Charles Shipman	12	Hallboro	160-7
3	Maxie Lee	12	Pinecrest	158-6
4	David Brinkley	12	AC Reynolds	

Tarboro's boys, coached by Jim Brett won their second straight team crown as Carter Suggs won three events and anchored Tarboro to another in the Mile Relay. The East Carolina bound Suggs long jumped 23-1, won the 100 yard dash in 9.5, set a state record of 21.0 in the 220, and ran a 47.1 440 yard split to push Tarboro to a state record 3:18.5. The old record was 3:19.0 by Winston-Salem Atkins in 1971.

Suggs' 21.0 took a tenth off the old state meet record he set in 1973.

In the boys meet, records were set in six events and tied in one.

Ashbrook's Henry Jones took over four seconds off the Mile record with a 4:09.8, shattering the record set the previous year by Tom Ward of Chapel Hill.

David Ward (Olympic HS, Charlotte) vaulted 15-0 to break the pole vault record of 14-10 set the previous year by Broughton's David Robinson.

Rufus Crawford (Hunter Huss HS, Gastonia) cleared 6-9 1/4 to better the high jump record. The old record was 6-8 1/4 by Myers Park's Chandler Muse in 1972.

1974 was the second year the triple jump was held. George Jackson (Wilmington Hoggard) jumped 47-11.5 to better the record set the previous year by Melvin Scott (Fayetteville 71st) of 46-1.75.

Tony Bouler (West Mecklenburg) tied the meet record for the 180-yard Low Hurdles. His 19.2 matched the 1967 record set by Wayne Bowman (Charlotte Independence).

1974 was the third year that the girls state meet was held. Meet records were set in nine of the 13 events and tied in two others.