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(Posted Dec 30, 2023)
There are no former North Carolina high school athletes included in this list of 50 returning stars for the 2024 collegiate track season. But there is a list at the bottom of the page of top freshmen to watch which includes two 2023 NC graduates.

(Posted Nov 7, 2023)
Former Granville Central HS sprinter Tevin Hester has been named Assistant Coach for Short Sprints at Clemson.

Hester was 2012 NCHSAA 2A State Champion in the 100 with a 10.56 -0.8 (plus a 10.51Q +3.7 prelim). Earlier he as Indoor State Champion in the combined 1A/2A/3A classification in the 55-meters (6.39).

Hester's best high school 200m was 21.17w +3.9 at the 2011 USATF National Jr. Olympics. Indoors, his best times were: 6.26 (55m), 6.72 (60m), and 21.68 (200m). Story -

(Posted Feb 9, 2023)
Serious fans of cross country may like this. World Athletics Heritage has published "50 Years of The World Athletics Cross Country Championships" as a free-to-access-online ebook. (Link below.) There is also a print edition available for purchase. The book contains 690 pages of deep results and statistics going back to the inaugural 1973 meet.

Names of several former North Carolina high school runners appear in the book. Julie Shea (Cardinal Gibbons) placed 4th in 1974, 8th in '79, 13th in '80, and 13th in '81. Sister Mary Shea was 15th in '81.

Joan Nesbit Mabe (East Mecklenburg HS), currently coach at Chapel Hill HS, placed 6th in 1995, 25th in '96, 31st in the '98 Long Race, and 55th in the '99 Long Race.

Kyle Armentrout (Mount Tabor HS) was 89th in the 1991 Junior Men's Race, and brother Brent was 120th. Nick Winkel (Rocky Mount HS) was 72nd in the Junior Men's in 1998.

Ryan Hill (Hickory HS) was 52nd in the 2009 Junior Race.

Entire Online e-book: 50 Years of The World Athletics Cross Country Championships

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