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Duke-Durham Relays, 1948-1971

Duke University, Durham, NC

The Duke-Durham Relays was the largest and most prestigious meet in North Carolina
(and one of the most prestigious in the South) for a long time, annually drawing teams
from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia to Wallace Wade Stadium.

At the meet's height, it drew more than 1,300 athletes from 73 schools.

The meet has its beginnings in the previous Duke Invitational, which ran from 1934-1942
and ended after the 9th edition because of World War II. An article in the Durham Sun
newspaper, May 6, 1948, says the Duke-Durham Relays was "...a revival and expansion
of the former Duke Invitational Track Meet held in prewar days."

The Duke-Durham Relays began in 1948 and ran through 1971, abruptly ending in 1972 a few
weeks before the 25th annual event should have taken place; Duke school officials announced
they couldn't hold the meet because of a scheduling conflict with a campus event.

The meet never returned, ending one of the South's and North Carolina's most competitive
high school track and field meets at the time.

Future Olympian and world record holder Jim Beatty (Charlotte Central) competed at this meet,
as well as future NBA Hall of Famers Bob McAdoo (Greensboro Smith) and Bobby Jones (South Mecklenburg), along with numerous state champions in a rare (at that time) high-level high school invitational in North Carolina.

Often, North Carolina schools would travel out-of-state to get better competition, driving to Alabama, D.C., Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia to match up against power schools from those areas. This meet allowed state powers and others to stay in state, as top North Carolina programs at the time, Charlotte Central High, Durham High, Charlotte Myers Park, Chapel Hill High, Raleigh Broughton and Winston-Salem Reynolds, battled out-of-state powers Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA), Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), Dreher (Columbia, SC), Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN) and others on an annual basis.

**Julie Shea (Raleigh), who would go on to win state titles and set national high school records at Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons and earn All-American honors at N.C. State, ran in the 1970 meet. She ran the 880-yard and set a then-state record for 10-under-aged girls, running 2:35.4 (the old 10-under girls' record was 2:43.0).


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TEAM CHAMPIONS
*Team scores were not kept from 1948-1952
1953: Durham, 44.5 points
1954: Dreher (Colmubia, SC) 39
1955: Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) 49
1956: Charlotte Myers Park 40
1957: Durham 51 2/3
1958: Charlotte Myers Park 59.5
1959: Charlotte Myers Park 48 1/10
1960: Charlotte Myers Park 43
1961: Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA) 46
1962: Raleigh Broughton 39.5
1963: Hampton (VA) 48
Beginning in 1964 schools competed in either AA (or AAA) or A divisions:
1964: AA: Raleigh Broughton 36
  A: Hamlet 55
1965: AA: Charlotte Myers Park 63
  A: Collegiate (Richmond, VA) and Washington High (NC), 31
1966: AAA: Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 63
  A: Chapel Hill, 54
1967: AAA: Charlotte Myers Park 72
  A: Chapel Hill 63
1968: AAA: Jacksonville, 33.5
  A: Cary, 48
1969: AAA: Charlotte Myers Park, 31
  A: Cary, 36
1970: AAA: Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN), 40
  A: High Point Andrews, 40.5
1971: AAA: Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN), 41
  A: Salisbury 41

100-YARD DASH
1948: Wadsworth, Raleigh Broughton, 10.1
1949: McDaniels, Durham, 10.4
1950: William McDaniels, Durham, 10.5
1951: Bill McDaniel, Durham, 10.0
1952: Beckham, Dreher (SC) 10.6
1953: Bob Honeycutt, Durham, 10.2
1954: Honeycutt, Durham, 10.7
1955: Peterson, Falls Church (VA) 1.0
1956: Hudson, Dreher (SC) 10.0
1957: Wilson, Raleigh Broughton, 10.2
1958: Bowers, Raleigh Broughton, 10.1
1959: Jimmy Addison, Durham, 10.3
1960: Ronnie Jackson, Rocky Mount, 10.1
1961: Wayne Serette, East Mecklenburg, 10.1
1962: Reed Warren, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 10.2
1963: David Dunaway, Jacksonville, 9.9 (record)

1964 (AA): Jim Richard, Charlotte Garinger, 10.1
  (A): Nash, Hamlet, 10.5

1965 (AAA): Soule, Charlotte Myers Park, 10.1
  (A): Nash, Hamlet, 10.2

1966 (AAA): Lewis Jewell, Charlotte Myers Park, 10.2
  (A): Tommy Simmons, Garner, 10.3

1967 (AAA): Lewis Jewell, Charlotte Myers Park, 10.1
  (A): Windell Bullock, Ragsdale, 10.3

1968 (AAA): Ken Garrett, Fayetteville, 9.8 (record)
  (A): Mauney, Cary, 9.9

1969 (AAA): Ron Hunt, Jacksonville, 9.8
  (A): Mebans, Ragsdale, 10.1

1970 (AAA): Pike Jones, Charlotte Myers Park, 9.8
  (A): Stancil, East Montgomery, 10.0

1971 (AAA): Andre Releford, Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN), 9.8 (ties meet record)
  (A): Jerry Siler, Jordan-Matthews, 10.0

120-YARD HIGH HURDLES
1948: Beck, High Point, 15.6
1949: Thomas, Charlotte Central, 16.0
1950: Curtis Landon, Durham, 16.2
1951: Guthrie, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 16.9
1952: Garland Thomas, Charlotte Central, 15.5
1953: Scott, Greensboro, 16.1
1954: Clark, Cradock (VA), 15.2
1955: Armstrong, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) 14.9
1956: Glascock, Greensboro, 14.3
1957: Hackney, Durham, 15.0
1958: Turner, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 15.8
1959: Williams, Andrews Lewis (Salem, VA), 14.8
1960: Eads, Raleigh Brouhgton, 15.1
1961: Tom Lacy, West Mecklenburg, 16.1
1962: Reed Warren, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 15.6
1963: Dave Lewis, Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA) 14.8

1964: (AA): Bill Rothwell, West Mecklenburg, 14.5
(A): Bauguess, North Forsyth, 15.6

1965 (AAA): Jeff Howser, Charlotte Myers Park, 15.3
  (A): Turner, Virginia Episcopal, 14.9

1966 (AAA): Jeff Howser, Myers Park, 14.5
  (A): Williams, Carolina Military Academy, 15.9

1967 (AAA): Paul Vincent, Charlotte Myers Park, 14.6
  (A): Smith, Hamlet, 15.9v 1968 (AAA): Sam Kiser, Science Hill (Johnson City, TN), 14.8
  (A): Ronny Smith, Hamlet, 15.1

1969 (AAA): Carlester Crumpler, Wilson Fike, 14.8
  (A): Reid Hilton, Chapel Hill, 14.6

1970 (AAA): Carlester Crumpler, Wilson Fike, 14.7
  (A): McKenzie, Elizabethtown (TN), 15.5

1971 (AAA): Charles Foster, Gaffney (SC), 13.7 (record; old record, 14.5, Jeff Howser, Charlotte Myers Park, 1966)
  (A): Roger Jackson, Salisbury, 14.2


MILE
1948: Bobby Byrd, Durham, 4:41.8
1949: Bobby Byrd, Durham, 4:45
1950: Milton Veasey, Durham, 4:44
1951: Boyd Newnam, High Point, 4:50
1952: Boyd Newnam, High Point, 4:41.2
1953: Jimmy Beatty, Charlotte Central, 4:39.3
1954: Rigsbee, Hillsboro, 4:38.2
1955: Latham, Dreher (SC) 4:39.3
1956: Bill Van Every, Charlotte Myers Park, 4:46.2
1957: David Gilmour, Charlotte Myers Park, 4:39.9
1958: David Gilmour, Charlotte Myers Park, 4:39
1959: Eddie West, Charlotte Myers Park, 4:26.3
1960: Rocky Soderberg, Charlotte Garinger, 4:21.0
1961: Did not contest the mile
1962: Joe Kent, Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA) 4:40.2
1964: Did not contest the mile
1965: Did not contest the mile
1966: Did not contest the mile
1967: Did not contest the mile
1968: Did not contest the mile
(INVITATIONAL MILE – all divisions):
1969: Jimmy Wilkins, Roxboro, 4:19.7
1970: Jimmy Wilkins, Roxboro, 4:20.0
1971: Mark Brown, Science Hill (TN), 4:10.7 (record; old record, Jim Wilkins, Roxboro, 4:19.7, 1969)


INVITATIONAL 2-MILE
1970: Scott Eden, E.C. Glass (Lynchburg, VA), 9:30.9
1971: Rick Shriver, W-S Reynolds, 9:41.2


440-YARD RELAY (4x440y)
1948: Greensboro (Henry, Watson, Moore, Widenhouse), 45.7
1949: Charlotte Central, 45.9
1950: Durham (W.E. Rigsbee, Rex Jarrell, Ed Stone, William McDaniels), 46.3
1951: Durham (Rigsbee, Rex Jarrell, Long, Bill McDaniel), 45.0
1952: (tie) Charlotte Central (Logan, Prather, Walley, Marsh) 46.3
1953: Durham (Yates, Rigsbee, Honeycutt, House), 45.1
1954: Burlington (Johnson, Elliott, Hambright, Alexander) 47.5
1955: Jefferson (VA) (Ward, Reynolds, Nichols, Edmunds) 44.7
1956: Dreher (SC) 44.9
1957: Durham (Addison, Eubanks, Troy, White) 44.6
1958: Durham (Bell, Newsome, Vashaw, Addison) 44.9
1959: Charlotte Myers Park (Bob Cordle, Robert Allen, Rich Harris, Bill Houston) 44.5
1960: Garinger (Bobby McNinch, Bundy, Eastes, John McNinch) 44.9
1961: Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA) (Richard Eastman, Kenny Haskins, Bucky Pritchard, Dave Anderson), 45.1
1962: Garinger (Bill Lewis, Steve Bradley, Bill Beyer, Melvin Estes) 45.1
1963: Hammond (Arlington, VA) 44.1 (record)

1964: (AA): Raleigh, 44.1   (A): Hamlet, 45.6

1965 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park, 44.2   (A): tie, Washington (NC), 46.1, and Hamlet, 46.1

1966 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Jeff Howser, Mike Todd, Harris Houston, Lewis Jewell), 44.0   (A): Garner (Chris Allen, Cole Whitt, George Peacock, Tommy Simmons), 45.5

1967 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Jim Dowell, Mike Todd, Harris Houston, Lewis Jewell), 43.9 (record, old record, 44.0)
  (A): Chapel Hill (McCauley, Davis, Hockaday, Douglass), 44.7

1968 (AAA): Jacksonville (Ron Hunt, Pointe, McNair, McGrew Booker), 43.2 (record)
  (A): Cary (Parsons, Joyner, Craig, Mauney), 43.51 (record)

1969 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Ozzie Moore, Bill Bennett, Coleman Smith, Pike Jones), 43.2 (ties record)
  (A): North Stanly (Sells, Kork, Peck, Chambers), 44.6

1970 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Ozzie Moore, Don Plyler, John Brown, Pike Jones), 43.4
  (A): Northern Nash (Moody, Cooper, Davis, Britt), 44.7

1971 (AAA): Durham Hillside (Sam Whitted, Eiddie Romes, Charles Romes, John Wall) 43.3
  (A): Northampton (Earl Long, Robert Davis, Lemuel Ricks, Ronnie Boone) 44.6


880-YARD RELAY (4x220y)
1948: Greensboro (Moore, Watson, Widenhouse, Henry), 1:34.8
1949: Durham, 1:37.0
1950: Durham (W.E. Rigsbee, Rex Jarrell, Ed Stone, William McDaniels), 1:36.7
1951: Durham (Rigsbee, Mayes, Long, Bill McDaniel), 1:35.0
1952: Charlotte Central (Prather, Carriker, Fuller, Warlick), 1:37.0
1953: Durham (Yates, Rigsbee, Honeycutt, House)
1954: Dreher (SC) (Hudson, Swan, Sease, Norton) 1:34.6
1955: Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) (Fritschmann, Kennedy, Dobson, Calhoun) 1:32.4
1956: Charlotte Myers Park 1:33.5
1957: Durham (White, Troy, Vashaw, Addison) 1:33.3
1958: Charlotte Myers Park (Trotter, Porter, Mooney, Houston) 1:32.8
1959: Charlotte Myers Park (Bob Cordle, Bill Sanford, Rich Harris, Bill Houston) 1:33.0
1960: Charlotte Myers Park (Bryant, Palmer, Allen, Harris) 1:32.0
1961: Raleigh, 1:34.7 (probably Broughton)
1962: Charlotte Garinger (Bill Lewis, Steve Bradley, Bill Beyer, Melvin Estes) 1:34.3
1963: Hampton (Arlington, VA) 1:32.0

1964 (AA): Charlotte Garinger (Steve Bradley, Nelson Thomas, Tommy Maples, Jim Richards) 1:31.6
  (A): Hamlet, 1:33.8

1965 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park, 1:32.1
  (A): Washington (NC), 1:35.8

1966 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park, 1:30.6
  (A): Washington 1:34.9

1967 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Jim Dowell, Mike Todd, Harris Houston, Lewis Jewell), 1:31.2
  (A): Chapel Hill (McCauley, Davis, Hockaday, Douglass), 1:33.2

1968 (AAA): Jacksonville (Ron Hunt, Pointe, McNair, McGrew Booker), 1:29.4 (record)
  (A): Cary (Parsons, Joyner, Craig, Mauney), 1:32.4

1969 (AAA): West Charlotte (Jeryl Todd, Van Carter, Tony McDuffy, Ervin Gibson), 1:31.2
  (A): Jamestown (Mabans, Moore, Adams, Morgan), 1:32.7

1970 (AAA): West Charlotte (Jeryl Todd, Fred King, Tony McDuffie, Ervin Gibson), 1:30.1
  (A): (tie) High Point Andrews (Little, Sturdivant, Brown, Radcliff), 1:34.0, and Winston-Salem Anderson (Draper, Wardlaw, Hart, Moore), 1:34.0

1971 (AAA): Durham Hillside (Sam Whitted, Eddie Romes, Charles Romes, John Wall) 1:30.2
  (A): Hargrave Military (VA) (Charlie Holton, Dave Morris, Rico Alessandrini, Chuck Denbow) 1:31.9


MILE RELAY (4x440y)
1948: Durham (Pate, Gunter, Wolfe, Ewing), 3:38.2
1949: Durham, 3:40.2
1950: Durham (Ralph Dennis, Duane Wolfe, Charles Culp, Arnold Ewing), 3:39.8
1951: Durham (Bissette, Gouch, Poole, Stone), 3:42.0
1952: Charlotte Central (Brown, Spearman, Fuller, Massey) 3:28.6
1953: Winston-Salem Reynolds (Mallory, Roerner, Ratcliff, Harwood) 3:34.0
1954: Dreher (SC) (Swan, Sease, Gleaton, Norton) 3:35.3
1955: Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) (Fritschmann, Blair, Dobson, Calhoun) 3:30.9
1956: Charlotte Myers Park 3:33.3
1957: Charlotte Myers Park (Houston, Gregory, Powell, Mooney) 3:33.1
1958: Charlotte Myers Park (Bill Houston, Robert Allen, Charlie Powell, Jim Mooney) 3:30.4
1959: Charlotte Myers Park (Bill Houston, Eddie West, Rich Harris, Robert Allen) 3:32.2
1960: Charlotte Myers Park (Cothran, Neis, Harris, Stockton) 3:33.4
1961: Winston-Salem Reynolds, 3:31.9
1962: Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) (Hugh Leichtman, Bob Elkins, Jim Barnett, Bill Hiatt) 3:28
1963: Hampton (Arlington, VA) 3:26.5 (record)

1964 (AA): Durham (Keith Whitaker, Truitt Goodwin, Whit Whitfield, Fred Daughtery), 3:37
  (A): SE Guilford, 3:26.5

1965 (AAA): see special mile relay
  (A): Collegiate (Richmond, VA), 3:37.7

1966 (AAA): Durham (Rigsbee, Inscoe, Markham, Lockamy)
  (A): Chapel Hill (Carson, Adams, Rogers, Douglass)

1967 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Harris Houston, Johnny Wilson, Paul Vincent, Mike Todd), 3:25.6 (record; old record, 3:26.5)
  (A): Cary (Lee Mauney, Mike Mauney, Ricky Mitchell, joe Parsons), 3:31.6

1968 (AAA): Lynchburg (VA) EC Glass, 3:22
  (A): Cary (Johnston, Bland, Kaisler, Parsons), 3:35.5

1969 (AAA): Durham Hillside (Jimmy Howell, Rodney Whitfield, Maurice Watson, Herman Watson), 3:27.2
  (A): Hargrave Military (Chatham, VA) (McCallister, Highsmith, Morris, Glover), 3:34.4

1970 (AAA): West Charlotte (Jeryl Todd, Curtis Leak, Ervin Gibson, Tony McDuffie), 3:25.1
  (A): Christchurch (VA) (Rand, Burke, Heartley, Adams), 3:31.8

1971 (AAA): Winston-Salem Atkins (Carl Moore, Jim Caldwell, Robert Redd, Willis Miller) 3:24.4
  (A): Hargrave Military (VA) (Charlie Holton, Dave Morris, Rico Alessandrini, Chuck Benbow) 3:32.5


SPECIAL MILE RELAY
*this was by invitation-only and was set aside for the best mile relay teams at the meet.
Sometimes it replaced the mile relay in the AAA portion of the meet, and sometimes it
was in addition to the AAA and A portions of the meet.

1965 (AAA): Hammond (Alexandria, VA), 3:30.0
1966 (AAA): Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 3:27.7
1967: Not Contested
1968 (AAA): Lynchburg (VA) EC Glass, 3:22 (same as mile relay, but just called "special mile relay")
1969 (AAA): Durham Hillside (Jimmy Howell, Rodney Whitfield, Maurice Watson, Herman Watson), 3:27.2
1970: E.C. Glass (Lynchburg, VA) (Davies, Capps, Offterdinger, Anderson), 3:23.5
1971: E.C. Glass (VA) (Bill Winfield, David Capps, Ed Cox, Warren Anderson) 3:22.6


TWO-MILE RELAY (4x880y)
1969 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Mike Caldwell, Cornell Pride, Don Brown, Les Brown), 8:11.2
  (A): Cary (Barry Keisler, Bobby Bland, Andy Terrill, Steve Grissom), 8:31.2

1970 (AAA): Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN) (Bond, Simotan, Mather, Steve Machen), 8:10.8 (record)
  (A): Christchurch (VA) (Davies, Kinnett, Heartley, Rand), 8:14.3

1971 (AAA): Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN) (Jon Mather, Marvin Bond, Steve Dick, Tanzy Simonton) 8:15.6
  (A): High Point Andrews (Mike Kimble, Joel Smith, James McQueen, Mike Watson) 8:35.8


SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY
1948: Durham (Pate, Stallings, Lloyd, Byrd), 3:49.7
1949: Durham, 3:47.3
1950: Durham (Ralph Dennis, Arnold Ewing, Duane Wolfe, Roger Hester), 3:54.9
1951: Charlotte Central (Richard Massey, Ed Fuller, Peyton Warley, Ed Joyner), 3:58.7
1952: Winston-Salem Reynolds (Harward, Van Julian, Carter, Spangler) 3:48.2
1953: Winston-Salem Reynolds (Harwood, Weatherman, Mallory, Roerner) 3:43.6
1954: Dreher (SC) (Wilson, Gleaton, B. Hudson, Drake) 3:50.5
1955: Dreher (SC) (Brown, Bennett, Letton, Drake) 3:46.3
1956: Winston-Salem Reynolds 3:46.9
1957: Durham (Minah, Lemons, Eubanks, Dean) 3:45.4
1958: Charlotte Myers Park (Powell, Allen, Harris, Stockton) 3:44.7
1959: Charlotte Myers Park (Robert Allen, Bob Cordle, Bill Sanford, Tom Stockton) 3:43.9
1960: Charlotte Myers Park (Neis, 440; Allen, 220; R. Harris, 220; Stockton, 880) 3:41.6
1961: Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA) (John Fritzlen, Dave Anderson, Bucky Pritchard, Walter Flynn), 3:48.5
1962: Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) James Barnett, Hugh Leichtman, Robert Silkins, Duncan Higgins) 3:40.4
1963: Charlotte Garinger, 3:41.6

1964 (AA): Hammond (Alexandria, VA), 3:40.9
  (A): SW Forsyth, 3:50.8

1965 (AAA): Hammond (Alexandria, VA), 3:43.8
  (A): Collegiate (Richmond, VA), 3:50.1

1966 (AAA): Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 3:42.7
  (A): Chapel Hill (Stewart, Dauglass, Vickers, Huff), 3:45.1

1967 (AAA): Lynchburg (VA) E.C. Glass (D. Morris, Jackson, J. Morris, Aberette), 3:40.2 (record; old record, 3:40.4)
  (A): Chapel Hill (Earl Douglass, Stanley Atwater, Kenny Rogers, Frank Spratt), 3:38.7 (record; old record, 3:40.4)

1968 (AAA): Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN), 3:34.7
  (A): New Bern (Collins, Burrows, Sneeden, Brinson), 3:43.4

1969 (AAA): Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN) (Bond, Sanford, Lowes, King), 3:35.2
  (A): Christchurch (VA) (Bennett, Magar, Reed, Rand), 3:40.0

1970 (AAA): Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN) (Jones, Brady, Hillman, Steve Machen), 3:37.9
  (A): Christchurch (VA) (Adams, Lockhart, Reed, Rand), 3:38.3

1971 (AAA): Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, TN) (Tanzy Simonton, Joe Wicker, Tony Johnson, Jon Mather) 3:36.8
  (A): Salisbury (Aubrey Childers, Terry Beattio, Dennis Erisson, Gonzalous Harrington) 3:40.6


DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY (880y, 440y, 1320y, Mile)
1961: Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA) (Ben Blanton, Dave Fahy, Jack Frazee, Joe Kent), 11:21.3
1962: Charlotte Garinger (Jimmy Simpson, Steve Bradley, Johnny Griffin, Terry Gibbons) 11:21.5
1963: Hammond (Arlington, VA), 11:03.7

1964 (AA): Hammond (Arlington, VA), 11:00.5 (record)
  (A): Episcopal (Lynchburg, VA), 11:13.0

1965 (AAA): Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 10:47.5 (record)
  (A): Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA), 11:03.0

1966 (AAA): Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA) (Gravalt, Mysika, Jones, Michael), 10:45.8
  (A): Chapel Hill (Evans, Stewart, Carson, Kachergls), 11:06.0

1967 (AAA): Charlotte Myers Park (Davis, Gust, Wilson, Forrester), 10:54.0
  (A): Northern Durham (Stanfield, Morgan, Winters, McKinney), 11:24.9

1968 (AAA): Durham Hillside (Watson, Davis, Jimmy Howell, Silas Mayfield), 10:31.0
  (A): Grifton (Brock, Allen, Mitchell, Brown), 11:11.1


LONG JUMP
1948: McDonal, Durham, 20-7.5
1949: Bell, Charlotte Central, 20-5
1950: Buck George, Rock Hill, 20-9.75
1951: Albert Long, Durham, 20-3.75
1952: (tie) Hornsby, Dreher, 19-6 5/8
1953: Barber, Hillsboro, 20-8
1954: Brawley, Durham, 21-2.5
1955: Dempsey, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) 21-7
1956: Dunson, Durham, 21-2.5
1957: Bob Williams, Raleigh Broughton, 21-7.75
1958: L. Jones, Durham, 21-2.5
1959: Wardlaw, Raleigh Broughton, 20-11.3/8
1960: Pleasants, Durham, 19-7
1961: Laws, Raleigh, 21-10.5
1962: Reed Warren, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 22-4
1963: Eddie Evans, Raleigh Millbrook, 23-0

1964 (AA): Cox, East Mecklenburg, 21-8.5
  (A): Williams, Raleigh Broughton, 21-6

1965 (AAA): Strother, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 21-5.5
  (A): Davilla, Collegiate (Richmond, VA), 21-4

1966 (AAA): Gardner, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 21-11.75
  (A): Hardee, Greenville, 21-10.25

1967 (AAA): Gardner, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 21-4.75
  (A): Van Noppen, Virginia Episcopal (Lynchburg, VA), 21-5

1968 (AAA): Ron Hunt, Jacksonville, 22-5.25
  (A): Parsons, Cary, 21-8

1969 (AAA): Mike Carter, Raleigh Broughton, 22-3
  (A): Ricky Johnson, Cary, 21-4.5

1970 (AAA): Godwin, Fayetteville Cape Fear, 23-6.5 (record)
  (A): Malone, Raleigh Millbrook, 22-1.25

1971 (AAA): James Godwin, Fayetteville Cape Fear, 25-0.5 (record; old record, Godwin, 23-6.5, 1970)
(A): Glenn Lee, Burlington Cummings, 21-8.5


HIGH JUMP
1948: Teague, Raleigh Broughton, 5-6
1949: (tie) Rowe, Charlotte Central; Bill, Charlotte Central; Durham, Gunter; Yarborough, High Point; 1950: Duane Wolfe, Durham, 5-8
1951: Jack Huffacker, Charlotte Central
1952: Yoder, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 5-8
1953: Barber, Hillsboro, 5-10.5
1954: Mott, Virginia Beach (VA), 5-10.75
1955: Hilder, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA) 5-11.75
1956: Wood, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 5-10
1957: Turner, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 5-10.5
1958: Eddie Mizell, Durham, 6-0.75
1959 (tie): Croom, Durham and Taliaferro, Andrews Lewis (Salem, VA) 6-0
1960: Wrenn, New Bern, 6-0.7/8
1961: Tom Lacy, West Mecklenburg, 5-11.25
1962: Earl Johnson, Raleigh Broughton, 5-10
1963: David Dunaway, Jacksonville, 6-2.25

1964 (AA): Tommy Cox, East Mecklenburg, 6-2.75
  (A): Wittman, Rockingham, 5-11

1965 (AAA): Early, George Washington (Alexandria, VA), 6-0.25
  (A): Ashburn, Cary, 5-10.75

1966 (AAA): Jugler, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 6-0.25
  (A): Eddie Ashburn, Cary

1967 (AAA): Scales, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 6-1.75
  (A): Hannah, Chapel Hill, 5-11

1968 (AAA): Bobby Jones, South Mecklenburg, 6-3.25 (record)
  (A): Wolfe, New Bern, 6-1.25

1969 (AAA): Robert McAdoo, Greensboro Smith, 6-5
  (A): Wolfe, New Bern, 6-1

1970 (AAA): Quinn, Wilson Fike, 6-2.5
  (A): Everett, Ahoskie, 6-2.5

1971 (AAA): David Philipps, Scotland, 6-4
  (A): Lee Foye, High Point Andrews, 6-2


POLE VAULT
1948: James Boren, Greensboro Curry, 11-0
1949: James Boren, Greensboro Curry, 11-6
1950: Roger Jackson, Reynolds, 10-9
1951: Bill Logan, Charlotte Central, 11-3
1952: Blackwood, Winston-Salem Reynolds
1953: (tie) Cooke, Charlotte Central and Gardner, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 10-3
1954: Upchurch, Raleigh Broughton, 10-8
1955: Porter, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 11-4
1956: Byrd, Durham, 11-7.75
1957: Howard Walker, Charlotte Central, 12-0
1958: Dave Whittle, North Mecklenburg, 12-0
1959: Powers, Andrews Lewis (Salem, VA) 11-6
1960: Kirkland, school unknown, 11-0
1961: Ray Fuller, Charlotte Myers Park
1962: Johnny Johnson, Salisbury Boyden,11-6
1963: Johnny Johnson, Salisbury, 12-9

1964 (AA): Joe Testo, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 12-6
  (A): Davilla, Collegiate (Richmond, VA), 12-0

1965 (AAA): Lilly, New Bern, 13-0.25
  (A): Davilla, Collegiate (Richmond, VA), 12-6

1966 (AAA): Mark Wilson, Goldsboro, 13-1.75
  (A): Eddie Johnson, Southern Pines, 13-1.25

1967 (AAA): Crews, East Mecklenburg, 13-0
  (A): Fussell, Burgaw, 13-0

1968 (AAA): Struble, Broughton, 14-1 (record)
  (A): Wicker, Southern Pines, 13-0

1969 (AAA): Richard McDuffie, Fayetteville, 13-6
  (A): Phil Wicker, Southern Pines, 13-6

1970 (AAA): Martin, Pinecrest, 13-0
  (A): Hargrave, Hargrave Military Academy (VA), 12-7.25

1971 (AAA): Arther Moller, Fike, 13-0
      Larry Martin, Pinecrest, 13-0
  (A): Don Winchell, Fayetteville Reid Ross, 12-6


SHOT PUT
1948: Lewis Berry, Durham, 44-4.75
1949: Lewis Berry, Durham, 49-9.25
1950: Lewis Berry, Durham, 47-4
1951: Porcelli, Durham, 46-9.25
1952: Monk Falls, High Point, 46-7.5
1953: Denning, Durham, 47-7.75
1954: Winfield Willis, Waynesboro (VA), 55-2
1955: Coates, Culpepper (VA) 57-4.5
1956: Ross, Durham, 48-6
1957: Bryant, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 49-7.25
1958: Ben Gallagher, Charlotte Myers Park, 48-1.25
1959: Churchill, Andrews Lewis (Salem, VA), 49-9.75
1960: Heath, New Bern, 48-5.5
1961: Bell, Raleigh, 50-5.5
1962: Tommy Cordell, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 52-5
1963: Plageman, Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA), 52-11.5

1964 (AA): Mike Richey, Charlotte Myers Park, 53-11.75
  (A): Elks, Washington, 49-3

1965 (AAA): Sloss, East Mecklenburg, 51-11.5
  (A): Tim Farmer, Chapel Hill, 54-10

1966 (AAA): Whitt, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 56-0
  (A): Bill Griffin, Edenton, 53-4.5

1967 (AAA): Nick Karres, Charlotte Myers Park, 52-11
  (A): Dave Taylor, Chapel Hill, 51-10.5

1968 (AAA): Harrison, Washington & Lee (Arlington, VA), 59-2.75 (recod)
  (A): Taylor, Chapel Hill, 56-11.75

1969 (AAA): Mike Stafford, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 58-3.5
  (A): Waddell, Southern Pines, 50-8

1970 (AAA): Smith, Douglas-Freeman (Richmond, VA), 56-11
  (A): Bill McDonald, Rockingham, 54-5.75

1971 (AAA): Billy McElveen, Dreher (SC), 56-2.5
  (A): Bill McDonald, Rockingham, 52-8


DISCUS
1948: Bobby Byrd, Durham, 125-5
1949: Bobby Byrd, Durham, 128-2 (record)
1950: James Simmering, Reynolds, 131-7 (record)
1951: Harold Sykes, Durham, 137-0 (record)
1952: Denning, Durham, 128-9
1953: Gramley, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 145-7 (record)
1954: Winfield Willis, Waynesboro (VA), 142-2 5/8
1955: Ross, Durham, 129-1
1956: Ross, Durham, 138-8
1957: Seastrom, East Mecklenburg, 135-6
1958: Billy Trapp, Charlotte Myers Park, 141-2.75
1959: Beasley, Durham, 138-6
1960: Rigsbee, Northern Durham
1961: Bill Jones, Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA) 152-1 (record)
1962: Bill Jones, Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA), 151-2.75
1963: Mike Fagg, Winston-Salem Hanes, 145-3

1964: (AA): Matson, Hammond (Alexandria, VA), 156-1.5 (record)
  (A): Queen, Hamlet, 132-11

1965 (AAA): Vann Yandle, Hammond (Alexandria, VA), 161-8.5 (record)
  (A): Tim Farmer, Chapel Hill, 147-6

1966 (AAA): George, E.C. Glass (Lynchburg, VA), 154-4
  (A): Brittain, Fred T. Foard, 149-3.25

1967 (AAA): Nick Karres, Charlotte Myers Park, 159-7
  (A): Jim Wulzyn, Burgaw, 155-6

1968 (AAA): Coleman, Broughton, 158-3.75
  (A): Dave Taylor, Chapel Hill, 161-4.5

1969 (AAA): Mike Stafford, Winston-Salem Reynolds, 175-6.75 (record)
  (A): Peter Gooch, Cary, 140-11.5

1970 (AAA): Profitt, E.C. Glass (Lynchburg, VA), 157-5.5
  (A): Peter Gooch, Cary, 151-0.5

1971 (AAA): Randy Smith, Cary, 158-11
  (A): Bill McDonald, Rockingham, 154-6.5


JAVELIN
1948: Wilson, Greensboro, 152-2
1949: Harry Lloyd, Durham, 160-1
1950: Ted Vallas, Raleigh Broughton, 161-6
1951: House, Durham, 154-11.5
1952: Bostic, Raleigh Broughton, 147-4
1953: Mackay, Greensboro Curry, 150-6
1954: Not contested


Researched by Brett Honeycutt


As far as we know, every year of the Duke-Durham Relays were run on Wallace Wade
Stadium's 440-yard track, before it was converted to 400 meters.

Among the major track meets held in Wallace Wade Stadium over the years were the
1971 Pan African/USA meet ..(more) ..(one more), and the US vs USSR meet in 1974.


Duke-Durham Relays Photos:

Mike Stafford (Winston-Salem Reynolds) in the 1968 Duke-Durham Relays
Junior Mike Stafford (Winston-Salem Reynolds) at the Duke-Durham Relays in 1968.
Stafford won in 1969 with a Meet Record of 175-6.
Photo by George Phillips

More Duke-Durham photos may be added later.




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