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NCHSAC State Champions


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Photo of 1963 Durham Hillside Team


Before integration of public high schools occurred in North Carolina the North Carolina High School Athletic Conference (NCHSAC) organized and administered competition among the black high schools of the day.

Over 100 high schools were members and the NCHSAC held classified championships in several sports. The NCHSAC was merged into the NCHSAA in 1968 and disbanded in 1969.

NCPrepTrack.com is attempting to recognize those athletes who were NCHSAC state champions in track and field. We have found that a lot of the results and records have been lost or misplaced. The microfilm collections at Duke University's library of historically black newspapers have been helpful but are incomplete. The Durham Morning Herald and Durham Sun were extremely helpful, along with historically black newspapers, The Carolina Times and The Carolinian. Please help us with missing information by contacting us at this link.

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TEAM CHAMPIONS:
Year Winners

1945 Raleigh Washington 51 Photo of newspaper page
1946 Charlotte Second Ward 37
1947 Charlotte Second Ward 57
1948 Charlotte Second Ward 43
1949
1950 West Charlotte 59
1951 West Charlotte 40 Photo
1952 West Charlotte 34.5 results
1953 Statesville Morningside
1954 Durham Hillside 84
1955 Durham Hillside 118.5 Photo
1956 Durham Hillside 65.5
1957 Durham Hillside 49.5
1958 Durham Hillside 62 3/5
1959 Durham Hillside 40
1960 Durham Hillside 68
1961 Durham Hillside 51
1962 Durham Hillside 49
1963 Durham Hillside 46 Photo

1964 Group 1: Charlotte York Road 38.5 Photo  results
1964 Group 2: Nash Central, Lexington Dunbar 29 (tie)

1965 Group 1: Wilmington Williston 28 Photo
1965 Group 2: Lexington Dunbar 45

1966 Group 1: Durham Hillside 27
1966 Group 2: Raleigh Morehead, Lexington Dunbar 23 (tie)

1967 Group 1: Durham Hillside 47 (Hillside's final year in the NCHSAC. Moved to the NCHSAA.) Photo
1967 Group 2: Burlington Jordan Sellers 41

1968 Group 1: Raleigh Ligon 47 (4A) Photo
1968 Group 2: (tie) Burlington Jordan Sellers 40.5 ... (2A/3A)
                    Fayetteville Armstrong 40.5

1969 Group 1: Raleigh Ligon 68 (4A) Photo  results
1969 Group 2: Fayetteville Armstrong 38.5 ... (2A/3A) results

1970 Henderson Institute 58 Photo
*The 1970 NCHSAC state meet was an all-class state meet, no Groups this year, which was the last NCHSAC state meet

**Although the NCHSAC merged with the NCHSAA in 1969, we have found in old editions of
the Carolina Times that an "NCHSAC State Meet" was held in 1970, with Henderson Institute
winning.

(Group 1 was made up of the 4A schools, and Group 2 was made up of 1A, 2A and 3A schools.)

1964 Lexington Dunbar team
The 1964 Lexington Dunbar team was the first to win the
Group 2 meet. Source: The Lexington Dispatch.

Year Location
1945 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 19
1946 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 18
1947 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 3
1948 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 1
1949 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 6
1950 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 6
1951 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 4
1952 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 3
1953 at Winston-Salem 
1954 at North Carolina College, Durham, May 1
1955 at Durham Hillside, May 7
1956 at Durham Hillside, April 28
1957 at Durham, May 11
1958 at Durham Hillside, May 10
1959 at Durham Hillside, May 9
1960 at Winston-Salem Atkins, May 21
1961 at Durham Hillside, May 13
1962 at High Point, May 12
1963 at Fayetteville, May 11
1964 at West Charlotte, May 9
1965 at N.C. College (now NCCU), Durham, May (Group 2 at Hanes Park, Winston-Salem, May 8)
1966 at William-Penn High School, High Point, May 14
1967 at Fayetteville E.E. Smith High School, May 13 (both groups were held here)
1968 at Raleigh Ligon (4A schools) May 11; at Burlington (2A/3A schools)
1969 at Rocky Mount (Both Group 1 & Group 2)
1970 at Wilson Fike High School, May 16

4A EVENT WINNERS:
100 Yards - 4A
1945 Harvey Brodie, Raleigh Washington, 10.3
1946 Thornton Haynes, Charlotte Second Ward, 10.3
1947 Thornton Haynes, Charlotte Second Ward, 10.0
1948 Womble, Durham Hillside, 10.6
1949 
1950 Thomas Barnes, West Charlotte, 10.1
1951 
1952 
1953 William Brown, Statesville Morningside
1954 Federick Rogers, Durham Hillside, 10.1
1955 Frederick Rogers, Durham Hillside, 9.9
1956 Russell Rhames, Wilmington Williston, 10.4
1957 Barfield, Green County, 11.0
1958 Milton Francisco, Greensboro Dudley, 10.6
1959 James Stewart, Raleigh Ligon, 10.0
1960 Herman Graham, Durham Hillside, 9.9
1961 James Stewart, Raleigh Ligon, 10.0
1962 Albert Daniels, Durham Hillside, 9.7
1963 McVay, West Charlotte, 10.1
1964 Charles Copeland, Raleigh Ligon, 9.8 (teammate Charles Stewart, Raleigh Ligon, tied record 9.7 in trials)
1965 Robert Keaton, Wilmington Williston, 10.1
1966 Billy McKoy, Winston-Salem Atkins, 10.0
1967 Lamb Cole, Fayetteville E.E. Smith, 9.8
1968 Ronnie Searles, Raleigh Ligon, 10.2
1969 Wallace Horton, Raleigh Ligon, 9.9
1970 Samuel Chavis, Henderson Institute, 9.8

220 Yards - 4A
1945 Harvey Brodie, Raleigh Washington, 25.2
1946 Thornton Haynes, Charlotte Second Ward and Charles Wallace, Charlotte Second Ward, 24.0
1947 Thornton Haynes, Charlotte Second Ward
1948 Willard, Durham Hillside, 24.1
1949 
1950 Thomas Barnes, West Charlotte
1951 
1952 
1953 William Brown, Statesville Morningside
1954 James McClain, Durham Hillside
1955 Frederick Rogers, Durham Hillside, 22.2
1956 Russell Rhames, Wilmington Williston, 23.2
1957 Mason, Durham Merrick-Moore, 24.5
1958 Milton Francisco, Greensboro Dudley, 24.0
1959 James Stewart, Raleigh Ligon 22.2
1960 Milton Francisco, Greensboro Dudley, 22.6
1961 James Stewart, Raleigh Ligon, 22.5
1962 Albert Daniels, Durham Hillside, 21.9 (record)
1963 Bates, High Point William Penn, 23.2
1964 Charles Copeland, Raleigh Ligon, 21.4 (Copeland ran record 20.9 in trials)
1965 Robert Keaton, Wilmington Williston, 21.8 
1966 Billy McKoy, Winston-Salem Atkins, 22.5
1967 Lamb Cole, Fayetteville E.E. Smith, 21.9 
1968 Ronnie Searles, Raleigh Ligon, 22.7
1969 Wallace Horton, Raleigh Ligon, 22.9
1970 Samuel Chavis, Henderson Institute, 22.0

440 Yards - 4A
1945 Willie Johnson, Mill Grove, 54.2
1946 Thornton Haynes, Charlotte Second Ward, 57.0
1947 Thornton Haynes, Charlotte Second Ward
1948 Howard Campbell, School Unknown, 56.2
1949 
1950 Johnny Chambers, West Charlotte, 54.7
1951 
1952 William Brown, Statesville Morningside
1953 William Brown, Statesville Morningside
1954 
1955 A. Glenn Miller, Durham Hillside, 52.1
1956 Elmore Rogers, Wilmington Williston, 53.8
1957 Ramirez, Greensboro Dudley, 55.1
1958 Graham, Oxford Mary Potter, 53.3
1959 Earnest Morton, Greensboro Dudley, 53.8
1960 Muellens, Greensboro Dudley
1961 James Black, Durham Hillside, 51.5
1962 James Black, Durham Hillside, 50.9 (record)
1963 Watt, Charlotte York Road, 51.6
1964 Owen Coward, Durham Hillside, 51.5
1965 Owen Coward, Durham Hillside, 50.9 (ties record)
1966 Edward Camp, West Charlotte, 52.5
1967 Johnson, Durham Hillside, 51.3
1968 Wilbur Ross, Fayetteville E.E. Smith, 49.8 (record)
1969 Taylor, Raleigh Ligon, 51.5
1970 H. Williams, Kinston Adkins, 56.0

880 Yards - 4A
1945 Weston Butler, Raleigh Washington, 2:17.0
1946 Charles Boddie, Nash County Training School, 2:16.0
1947 Rufus Spears, Charlotte Second Ward
1948 James Wright, Charlotte Second Ward, 2:14.5
1949 
1950 John West, Charlotte Second Ward
1951 
1952 
1953 William Brown, Statesville Morningside
1954 Harrison, Nash County Training School, 2:09.0
1955 Robert Epps, Winston-Salem Atkins, 2:11.4
1956 James Sterling, Wilmington Williston, 2:09.0
1957 Clyde Dowe, Wilmington Williston, 2:12.9
1958 Leroy "Spider" Sanders, Durham Hillside, 2:06.7
1959 Willie Matthews, Durham Hillside, 2:05.2
1960 (tie) Butch Tatum, Durham Hillside and Alford, Winston-Salem Atkins, 2:03.4
1961 Dunlap, Greensboro Dudley, 2:06.5
1962 Donald Fozard, Durham Hillside, 2:02.7
1963 Donald Fozard, Durham Hillside, 2:03.6
1964 Donald Fozard, Durham Hillside, 2:02.6 (record)
1965 James (Jimmy) Jenkins, Asheville Stephens-Lee, 2:01.4 (record)
1966 Robert Jenkins, Asheville Stephens-Lee, 2:02.3
1967 Silas Mayfield, Durham Hillside, 2:01.1 (record)
1968 Harris, Kinston Adkin, 2:07.3
1969 Marvin Anderson, Raleigh Ligon, 2:09.4
1970 Lafayette Judkins, Henderson Institute, 2:00.8

Mile - 4A
1945 Weston Butler, Raleigh Washington
1946 
1947 Rufus Spears, Charlotte Second Ward 
1948 Russell, Durham Hillside, 4:54.0
1949 
1950 John West, Charlotte Second Ward
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 Devaughn, Durham Hillside, 4:57.0
1955 Robert Epps, Winston-Salem Atkins, 4:53.3
1956 Clyde Dowe, Wilmington Williston, 4:55.0
1957 Clyde Dowe, Wilmington Williston
1958 Leroy "Spider" Sanders, Durham Hillside, 5:23.0
1959 Willie Matthews, Durham Hillside, 4:42.5
1960 Melton, Greensboro Dudley, 4:42.0
1961 Spruill, Greensboro Dudley, 4:44.5
1962 Donald Fozard, Durham Hillside, 4:41.0 (record)
1963 Donald Fozard, Durham Hillside, 4:41.3
1964 Donald Fozard, Durham Hillside, 4:32.2 (record)
1965 Joe McAllister, Wilmington Williston, 4:29.0 (record)
1966 Joe McAllister, Wilmington Williston, 4:43.4
1967 Silas Mayfield, Durham Hillside, 4:30.9
1968 Thompson, Greenville Eppes, 4:46.3
1969 J. Walker, Raleigh Ligon, 4:50.4
1970 Evans, Wilson Darden, 5:16.0
1965 Photo of Williston's Joe McAllister (center)
Wilmington Williston's Joe McAllister (center)
set a NCHSAC Mile Record in 1965 that was
never broken. Left of McAllister is Kenneth
Noble. Marving Brewington in on the right.

1968 Photo of Hillside's Silas Mayfield
Durham Hillside's Silas Mayfield.
Source: Durham Herald-Sun.

120 Yard High Hurdles - 4A
1955 James McClain, Durham Hillside, 16.3
1956 Nicholson, Henderson Institute, 19.6
1957 Robert McNeil, Durham Hillside, 16.9
1958 Robert McNeil, Durham Hillside, 15.8
1959 Hawkins, Henderson Institute, 17.3
1960 Levi Dawson, Durham Hillside
1961 Levi Dawson, Durham Hillside, 15.3
1962 B. Goode, Greensboro Dudley, 15.4
1963 Moore, Charlotte York Road, 15.6
1964 Harding Kirkley, Charlotte York Road, 15.1 (record)
1965 Tony Ford, Durham Hillside, 15.6
1966 Wayne Funderburke, West Charlotte, 16.0
1967 Dickey, High Point William-Penn, 15.2
1968 Dickey, High Point William-Penn, 15.5
1969 William Grimes, Booker T. Washington, 15.4

Photo of Charlotte York Road's Harding Kirkley
Charlotte York Road's Harding Kirkley 180 Yard Low Hurdles - 4A 1956 Willie Harrison, Wilmington Williston, 23.5 1957 Robert McNeil, Durham Hillside, 23.0 1958 Nicholson, Henderson Institute, 22.0 1959 Levi Dawson, Durham Hillside, 20.6 1960 Otis Wright, Durham Hillside, 21.3 1961 Levi Dawson, Durham Hillside 20.0 1962 Charles Davis, Durham Hillside, 20.7 1963 Moore, Charlotte York Road, 21.0 1964 Harding Kirkley, Charlotte York Road, 19.9 (record) 1965 Harding Kirkley, Charlotte York Road, 21.1 1966 Tony Ford, Durham Hillside, 21.3 1967 Donald Dickey, High Point William-Penn, 20.5 1968 Bethea, High Point William-Penn, 20.04 1969 Milton Taylor, Booker T. Washington, 22.0 1970 Terry, Henderson Institute, 19.0 (record) 220 Yard Low Hurdles - 4A 1954 1955 James McClain, Durham Hillside, 26.4 *1955 could be the the only year the 220-Yard Hurdles were contested 440 Yard Relay - 4A 1945 Durham Hillside, 47.0 1946 Durham Hillside, 47.9 1947 1948 Charlotte Second Ward, 47.3 1949 1950 1951 Durham Hillside 1952 Durham Hillside 1953 Durham Hillside 1954 Durham Hillside 1955 Wilmington Williston, 45.1 *1955 was the last year the 440-Yard Relay was contested 880 Yard Relay 1946 Durham Hillside, 1:38.0 1947 1948 Charlotte Second Ward, 1:38.5 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 Durham Hillside, 1:36.0 1956 1957 Durham Merrick-Moore, 1:42.9 1958 Lexington Dunbar, 1:37.5 1959 Durham Hillside, 1:35.2 (Melvin Black, Charles Jones, Charles Day, Al Huey) 1960 Asheville Stephens Lee (Young, Beleu, Chambers, Griffin) 1961 Raleigh Ligon, 1:35.5 (James Stewart, William Crockett, Willie White, Lemuel Mial) 1962 Durham Hillside, 1:32.6 (record) (James Black, Albert Daniels, Benton Burnett, Alton Teasley) 1963 High Point William Penn, 1:33.8 1964 Raleigh Ligon, 1:33.5 (Charles Stewart, David Styles, Larry Spence, Charles Copeland) 1965 West Charlotte, 1:32.1 (record) (Charles Straite, Robert McDaniel, Joe Tobias, Shipp) 1966 West Charlotte, 1:33.9 (Charles Straite, Ernest Chambers, Joe Tobais, Robert McDaniel) 1966 Winston-Salem Atkins 1967 High Point William-Penn, 1:31.7 (record) (Lilly, Bethea, Rawlinson, Mack) 1968 Raleigh Ligon, 1:30.7 (record) (Ronnie Searles, Larry Powe, William Horton, Leotha Forte) 1969 Fayetteville E.E. Smith, 1:29.8 (record) 1970 Henderson Institute, 1:30.1 (Samuel Chavis, Robertson, Fleming, Austin) Mile Relay - 4A 1945 1946 Plato Price, 3:59.0 1947 1948 Charlotte Second Ward, 4:16.0 1949 1950 West Charlotte, 3:49.0 (Henry Eily, Johnny Chambers, Sterling Woodard, James Douglas) 1951 1952 1953 1954 Durham Hillside, 3:34.1 (Laverne Mangum, Arthur Hines, Nathan Weaver, A. Glenn Miller) 1955 Durham Hillside, 3:36.0 (??, Nathan Weaver, Joe Thomas, Levern Mangum) 1956 Wilmington Williston, 3:47.0 (Elmore Rogers, Willie Harrison, Robert Morris, Russell Rhames) 1957 Greensboro Dudley 1958 Greensboro Dudley, 3:39.0 1959 Durham Hillside, 3:37.5 (D. Patterson, Chas. Daye, W. Thompson, Albert Huey) 1960 Durham Hillside, 3:31.1 (record) (Black, Brown, Graham, Thompson) 1961 Durham Hillside, 3:41.5 (James Black, Matthew Davis, Evin Savage, Wakefield Thompson) 1962 Greensboro Dudley, 3:36.9 1963 Charlotte York Road, 3:34.1 (Shannon, Davis, Roddy, Watt) 1964 Charlotte York Road, 3:31.5 (Covington, Maple, King, Harding Kirkley) 1965 Charlotte York Road, 3:29.7 (record) (Erwin, Naples, King, Kirkley) 1966 Durham Hillside, 3:36.4 (Tony Ford, Harvey Hinton, James "Tippy" Dark, Augustus "Gus" Thompson) 1967 High Point William-Penn, 3:28.0 (record) (Lilly, Mebane, Dickey, Mack) 1968 High Point William-Penn, 3:35.0 (McKeaver, Dickey, Ingland, Mack) 1969 Fayetteville E.E. Smith, 3:45.6 1970 Henderson Institute, 3:40.1 (Lafayette Judkins, Ragland, Southerland, B. Wright) Sprint Medley/Mile Medley Relay - 4A 1945 1946 Gastonia Highland 1947 Charlotte Second Ward 1948 Charlotte Second Ward, 4:08.0 1949 1950 West Charlotte, 4:07.0 (Henry Eily, Donald Hafey, Henry Richardson, Johnny Cannon) 1951 1952 1953 1954 Durham Hillside, 3:51.0 1955 Durham Hillside, 3:50.0 (Frederick Rogers, Nathan Weaver, Leroy Brown, ??) 1956 Not contested (no result listed) 1957 Greensboro Dudley, 3:59.2 1958 Greensboro Dudley 1959 Greensboro Dudley, 3:51.0 (R. Smith, E. Morton, Benton, Evans) 1960 Greensboro Dudley (Gilmer, Moore, Stout, Pass) 1961 Greensboro Dudley, 3:49.5 1962 Nash Central, 3:48.7 1963 Greensboro Dudley, 3:48.3 (Richmond, Johnson, Whittaker, Rambert) 1964 Charlotte York Road 3:44.4 (record) (Harding Kirkley, Paul Culbreth, E. Kirkley, King) 1965 Wilmington Williston, 3:40.6 (record) (Charles Baldwin, Joseph Ferguson, James Wheeler, Joseph McAllister) 1966 Charlotte York Road, 3:48.1 (Jimmy Dowell, James McCollie, Allen Geer, Charles Menton) 1967 Kinston Adkin, 3:42.0 (Teach, Williams, Franklin, Phillips) 1968 Fayetteville E.E. Smith, 3:44.3 (McNeil, Crossling, Gilmore, Ross) 1969 Raleigh Ligon, 3:54.9 (Wade Thomas, James Walker, Johnson, Taylor) 1970 Henderson Institute (Lafayette Judkins, Ragland, Southerland, Owens) Long Jump - 4A 1945 Brown, Mill Grove, 18-8 1946 Ervin "Boo" Wiley, Durham Hillside, 19-10.75 1947 1948 Womble, Durham Hillside, 19-8 1949 1950 Wilson McDowell, West Charlotte, 19-10 1951 1952 William Brown, Statesville Morningside 1953 1954 James McClain, Durham Hillside, 21-3.5 1955 James McClain, Durham Hillside, 20-7 1956 (tie) Willie Watkins, Durham Hillside & Floyd Watson, Hillside, 21-4 (new record) 1957 Caldwell, Durham Merrick-Moore, 18-8 1958 D. Thomas, Durham Hillside, 21-6 1959 Malcolm Haith, Burlington Jordan-Sellers, 21-3 1960 Samuels, Winston-Salem Atkins, 22-4 1961 George Holliday, Durham Hillside, 21-10.75 (or 22-10.75 listed as a record in 1966 Durham Herald-Sun newspaper) 1962 Getter, Fayetteville Smith, 20-5.25 1963 Yarborough, Henderson Institute, 21-5 5/8 1964 Thomas, High Point William Penn, 22-10 1965 Bank, Jacksonville Georgetown, 21-7.5 1966 William Banks, Jacksonville Georgetown, 21-3 1967 Gregory Brewer, Durham Hillside, 22-5.5 1968 Marvin Franklin, Kinston Adkin, 22-0 1969 Marvin Franklin, Kinston Adkin, 18-0.5 1970 Boyd, Kinston Adkins, 21-3 High Jump - 4A 1945 Weston Butler, Raleigh Washington, 5-4 1946 David Wall, Mill Grove, 5-5 1947 1948 Dave Moore, Statesville Morningside, 5-11 1949 1950 Charles McCullough, West Charlotte, 6-1.75 1951 1952 1953 1954 Knight, West Charlotte, 5-10 1955 Winfred Daniels, Durham Hillside, 5-7 1956 (tie) Leondras Kincy, Durham Hillside & William Small, Wilmington Williston, 5-6 1957 Richmond, Greensboro Dudley, 5-3 1958 Richmond, Greensboro Dudley, 5-9 1959 (tie) Dillard, Durham Merrick-Moore and Holman, Durham Merrick-Moore and Richmond, Greensboro Dudley, 5-6 1960 (tie) John Thomas, Winston-Salem Atkins and Charles Jones, Durham Hillside, 5-6 1961 Norman, Charlotte York Road, 5-11.75 1962 Franklin, William Penn 6-0 1963 Dale Norman, Durham Hillside, 5-11 1964 Horace Robinson, Raleigh Ligon, 6-4 (record) 1965 Martin, New Bern J.T. Barber, 5-11 1966 Joseph Ferguson, Wilmington Williston, 6-0 1967 Arnold, New Bern J.T. Barber, 5-10 1968 Reid, High Point William-Penn, 5-10 1969 Walton, Raleigh Ligon, 5-7 1970 Austin, Henderson Institute, 5-10 Pole Vault - 4A 1955 Winfred Daniels, Durham Hillside, 9-6 Tie with someone **The pole vault was only contested in 1955 Javelin - 4A 1945 1946 1947 1948 George Quinn, Charlotte Second Ward, 135-0 (record) 1948 Guiem, Gastonia Highland, 132-2.5 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 McPhail, Durham Hillside, 133-0.5 1955 Winfred Daniels, Durham Hillside, 127-8 1956 William Small, Wilmington Williston, 140-10 **The javelin was not contested after 1956 Shot Put - 4A 1945 Albert Mason, Durham Hillside, 42-1 1946 John Hunter, Durham Hillside, 37-4 1947 1948 Mason, Durham Hillside, 40-6 1949 1950 Lawrence Pettus, Charlotte Second Ward 1951 1952 1953 1954 Gil Riley, Durham Hillside, 31-4.25 1955 Winfred Daniels, Durham Hillside, 43-6 1956 Ernest Barnes, Durham Hillside, 43-5.75 2nd place: Robert McAdams, Durham Hillside 1957 R. McAdams, Durham Hillside, 44-7 1958 Lloyd, West Southern Pines, 40-5.5 1959 Carl Eller, Winston-Salem Atkins, 44-8 (Eller was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004) 1960 Anderson, Oxford Mary Potter, 45-0 1961 William Hayes, Durham Hillside, 47-10 1962 Durant, Rocky Mount Booker T. Washington, 46-7.25 1963 Peterkin, Raeford Upchurch, 49-9.75 (record) 1964 Grant, Jacksonville Georgetown, 47-8 1965 Doug Wilkerson, Fayetteville EE Smith 51-8 (record) More 1966 Jerome Gantt, Greensboro Dudley, 51-11 (record) 1967 Battle, Durham Hillside, 48-2 1968 Pike, High Point William-Penn, 44-0.5 1969 Ronald McNeal, Raleigh Ligon, 45-8.5 1970 Jones, Wilson Darden, 40-2 Discus - 4A 1945 Lorenzo Haywood, Raleigh Washington 1946 1947 1948 Charles Dalton, Statesville Morningside, 96-3 1949 1950 Lawrence Pettus, Charlotte Second Ward 1951 1952 Harry Nesbit, Statesville Morningside 113-0 1953 1954 Gil Riley, Durham Hillside, 121-2 (state record) 1955 Edward Jackson, Durham Hillside, 96-10 1956 Ernest Barnes, Durham Hillside, 121-4 2nd place: Robert McAdams, Durham Hillside 1957 Peaks, Durham Merrick-Moore, 119-1 1958 J. Nunn, Durham Hillside, 114-1 1959 Velvet LeGrande, High Point William-Penn, 123-9 1960 William Hayes, Durham Hillside 1961 McGrant, Salisbury Plato-Price, 137-0 (record) 1962 Smith, High Point William Penn, 121-0 1963 Wesley Clement, Durham Hillside, 131-2 1964 McAfee, Charlotte York Road, 131-3 1965 Garrett, Rocky Mount B.T. Washington, 139-2 (record) 1966 Thomas Covington, Durham Hillside, 131-3 1967 Debnam, Asheville Stephens-Lee, 137-2 1968 Alfonzo Watson, Raleigh Ligon, 148-5 (record) 1969 Ronald McNeal, Raleigh Ligon, 132-7.5 1970 Way, Kinston Adkin, 140-5


2A/3A EVENT WINNERS:
100 Yards - 2A/3A
1964 Vann Britt, Lexington Dunbar, 10.1
1965 Vann Britt, Lexington Dunbar, 9.8
1966 Lonnie Winston, Raleigh Governor Morehead, 10.1
1967 Garry Slade, Central Graham, 10.1
1968 Allen, Fayetteville Armstrong, 10.5
1969 Alford, Fayetteville Armstrong, 9.9

220-yard dash - 2A/3A
1964 Robert Curry, Lexington Dunbar, 21.8
1965 Lonnie Winston, Raleigh Governor Morehead, 21.4 (record; also, Vann Britt, Lexington Dunbar, ran 21.5 for 2nd place)
1966 Lonnie Winston, Raleigh Governor Morehead, 22.0
1967 Garry Slade, Central Graham, 22.7
1968 Downing, Washington County Union, 22.1
1969 Everette, Perquimans Winfall, 23.2

440-Yard Dash - 2A/3A
1964 Jiggetts, Creedmoor Hawley, 54.0
1965 Perry Owens, Lexington Dunbar, 52.2
1966 Earnest Lunsford, Durham Little River, 54.0
1967 Gonzella Chrisp, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 51.6 (record)
1968 Gonzella Chrisp, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 51.4
1969 Peoples, Fayetteville Armstrong, 54.5

880-Yard Run - 2A/3A
1964 Moses Forbes, Nashville Nash Central, 2:06.5
1965 
1966 J. Williams, Nash Central, 2:02.6
1967 Robert Alston, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 2:05.2
1968 Robinson, Fayetteville Armstrong, 2:07.5
1969 J. Lewis, Fayetteville Armstrong, 2:07.5

Mile Run - 2A/3A
1964 Vass, Henderson Institute, 4:49.7
1965 Lucious Daye, Durham Little River, 4:43.8
1966 Lucious Daye, Durham Little River, 4:44.5
1967 Maurice Graham, Fayetteville Armstrong, 4:43.6 (record)
1968 Maurice Graham, Fayetteville Armstrong, 4:48.0
1969 Rouson, Roper, 4:49.6

2-Mile Run - 2A/3A
(first year of event, 1967)
1967 Maurice Graham, Fayetteville Armstrong, 10:30.0
1968 Maurice Graham, Fayetteville Armstrong, 10:40.4

120-yard High Hurdles - 2A/3A
1964 Fogg, Henderson Institute, 17.0
1965 
1966 Steven Clay, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 15.4 More info
1967 Steven Clay, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 15.8
1968 Steven Clay, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 14.75
1969 Ronald Taylor, Nash Central, 16.3

Photo of Jordan-Sellars' Steven Clay

180-yard Low Hurdles - 2A/3A
1964 Fogg, Henderson Institute, 20.8
1965 
1966 Steven Clay, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 21.5
1967 Steven Clay, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 20.4 (record)
1968 Steven Clay, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 19.65 (record)
1969 Ronald Taylor, Nashville Nash Central, 20.9

Photo of Jordan-Sellars' Steven Clay


880-Yard Relay - 2A/3A
1964 Lexington Dunbar, 1:28.4 (another newspaper says 1:33.4)
(Robert Curry, Larry "Tojo" Burns, Floyd Halston, Vann Britt)

1965 Lexington Dunbar, 1:31.6
(Vann Britt, Wilson Jackson, Harvey Lindsay, Larry Burns)

1966 Lexington Dunbar, 1:31.9
(Dusenberg, Dye, Hartman, Produs)

1967 Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 1:35.0
(Steven Clay, Edward Curry, Marshall Boone, James Troxler)

1968 Burlington Jordan-Sellars
(Steven Clay, Edward Currie, Marshall Boone, James Troxler)

1969 Nashville Nash Central, 1:34.1
(William McNair, Ronald Taylor, Williams, Harris)

Mile Relay - 2A/3A
1964 Nasvhille Nash Central, 3:37.4
(Lawrence Roberson, Ethner Roberson, Norman Harrison, Moses Forbes)

1965 

1966 Winston-Salem Paisley, 3:39.0
(Christian, Parker, Rayborn, Taylor)

1967 Nashville Nash Central, 3:33.2
(Thorne, Harrison, Williams, Monroe Eley)

1968 Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 3:34.25
(Charles Hurdle,  Steven Clay, Edward Currie, Gonzella Chrisp)

1969 Fayetteville Armstrong, 3:39.8

Sprint Medley/Mile Medley Relay - 2A/3A
1964 Nashville Nash Central, 3:46.0
(Lawrence Roberson, George Eley, Bur Middleton, Moses Forbes)

1965 

1966 Durham Little River, 3:55.0
(Kirby Mack, David Holman, Ernest Lunsford, Lucious Daye)

1967 West Cary, 3:52.5
(Pope, Harris, Gist, Dunn)

1968 Washington County, 3:51.5

1969 Burlington Jordan Sellars, 3:56.2

Broad Jump - 2A/3A
1964 Larry "Tojo" Burns, Lexington Dunbar, 22-11
1965 Larry "Tojo" Burns, Lexington Dunbar, 21-4 (held the school record at 23-7)
1966 Johnny Warren, Burlington Jordan-Sellars, 22-1
1967 Allen, Fayetteville Armstrong, 22-7.75
1968 Allen, Fayetteville Armstrong, 21-1
1969 Maloy, Perquimans Winfall, 19-1.5

High Jump - 2A/3A
1964 Scott, Raleigh Governor Morehead, 5-10
1965 
1966 J. Scott, school unknown, 6-0
1967 Hayer, Gatesville Gates Central, 5-10
1968 Willie Fullwood, Raleigh Governor Morehead, 5-11
1969 no result given

Shot Put - 2A/3A
1964 James Vick, Nashville Nash Central, 41-10
1965 
1966 Medley, Lexington Dunbar, 46-1.75 (record)
1967 Cook, Raleigh Governor Morehead, 47-2 (record)
1968 Coffin, Reidsville B.T. Washington, 46-7
1969 Worsley, Roper, 46-9

Discus - 2A/3A
1964 Bell, Fayetteville Armstrong, 117-6
1965 
1966 White, (L), 153-5
1967 Evans, Gatesville Gates Central, 130-11
1968 Michael Harrison, Nashville Nash Central, 137-0
1969 Michael Harrison, Nashville Nash Central, 133-6

Compiled by Brett Honeycutt and George Phillips.

Before desegregation, more than 300 historically black high schools once operated in North Carolina. As of 2016 only five remain, and Durham Hillside is the oldest. The other four are: West Charlotte, Greensboro Dudley, Winston-Salem Carver, and Winston-Salem Atkins.

Additional items of interest that we've able to find in archives of NC newspapers:

From 1946-1954, the NCHSAC State Meet was run in conjunction with the North Carolina College Relays in Durham (North Carolina College would become North Carolina Central).

Although the NCHSAC merged with the NCHSAA in 1969, we have found in old editions of the Carolina Times that an "NCHSAC State Meet" was held in 1970, with Henderson Institute winning.

The NCHSAC did continue to have NCHSAC Championships in basketball and football past 1969 (from newspaper clippings found in the Carolina Times).

Results from the final official NCHSAC State Meets (1969)

The program for Durham Hillside's 1956 Awards Day recognized Hillside's Ernest Barnes for setting a "New N.C.N.H.S.A.A. Shot Put Record" at the Henderson Institute meet of forty-four feet and five inches.

Brett Honeycutt found an article from 1967-68 that said there were 170 NCHSAC schools and 50 of them participated in track.

The Carolina Times reported May 25, 1963 that at the Carolinas AAU Meet 17-year-old Hillside junior Donald Fozard ran 4:23.7 to place 6th in the Mile, and that he ran 4:25.8 as a sophomore to finish 3rd the previous year.

Retired Raleigh News & Observer sportswriter Tim Stevens, in his 2013 book covering the history of the NCHSAA and other former NC state associations, has five pages on Raleigh Ligon legend Pat White. Ligon opened in 1952 to replace Washington High. White, the 9th child in his family grew up in Chavis Heights, near Ligon, in extreme poverty. He was a two-time high school All-American as a quarterback, All-State in basketball, and a state champion in track and tennis. White reportedly ran the 100-yard dash in 9.7 (although it's unclear if it was in the state meet).

Recruited by Syracuse, Michigan State, Minnesota and others, White chose Morgan State in Baltimore. Sadly, White died of cancer July 9, 1964, just weeks after his graduation from Ligon.

Winner in four events in 1966: Winston-Salem Atkins' Billy McKoy

Forsyth County's first athlete to break 10 seconds in the 100-yard dash: Issac Howard

This 10/21/16 story mentions Robert Tabor and James Poag, track athletes at Salisbury J.C. Price High School (1922-1969):
Price High School Sports Hall of Fame inducts seven - SalisburyPost.com

Note: The first NCHSAA team champions (1945), Raleigh Washington HS later became Raleigh Ligon HS.

We are interested in learning more about a legendary athlete at Raleigh Ligon HS during the early 1960s, William Dean "Pat" White. This story about White appeared in the October 24, 2010 News & Observer. (Alternative link)  He reportedly was a state sprint champion, and could run 100-yards in 9.7.  Contact us (click here for our email) if you have information on him or other former NCHSAC State Champions.


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