Teams 1. Charlotte Myers Park 90 2. Greensboro Smith 93 3. 4. 5. Greensboro Grimsley (other team places not available) Individuals 1. Ben Bailey Enka 10:46.0 Photo 2. George Phillips Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 3. Mike Garcia Fayetteville 71st 4. Steve Grathwohl Charlotte Independence 5. Mike Caldwell Charlotte Myers Park 6. Doug Lockamy Greensboro Smith 7. Dennis Davis Greensboro Smith 8. Roy Helm Greensboro Smith 9. Ricky Edwards Raleigh Broughton 10. Joe Browder Greensboro Grimsley 11. Cader Olive South Mecklenburg 12. Tony Waldrop Polk Central 13. Ric Shriver Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 14. Ricky Prince Charlotte Myers Park 15. Woody Moss South Mecklenburg 16. Chris Prather Fayetteville Terry Sanford 17. Bob Carriker Charlotte Garinger 18. Jim Wilkins Person 19. Toby Lee Wilson Fike 20. Bruce Tyson Raleigh Broughton 21. Danny Merritt Sanford Central 22. Tim Braxton East Mecklenburg 23. Robert Ritchie Raleigh Broughton 24. Bill Stiles Charlotte Garinger 25. Ken Robinson East Mecklenburg 26. Ned Dietler Charlotte Myers Park 27. Albert Day Fayetteville Terry Sanford 28. Ray Coggin Ahoskie 29. Bob McCarthy Fayetteville Terry Sanford 30. Gary Gilbert Charlotte Myers Park 31. David Buie Greensboro Grimsley 32. Joe Kelleher Greensboro Grimsley 33. Randy Smith Northern Durham 34. George Edwards Raleigh Broughton 35. Mike Freeman Hendersonville 36. Raggie Yragui Fayetteville Terry Sanford 37. Doug Van Vaulkenberg Enka 38. Tom White East Mecklenburg 39. Gerhard Konig Fayetteville Terry Sanford 40. Darrell Bowen Charlotte Garinger 41. Smith Fayetteville 71st 42. Jack Anderson Greensboro Grimsley 43. Bob Brady Greensboro Grimsley 44. David Grissom Cary 45. James Bland Cary 46. Tom Caton South Mecklenburg 47. Dehavlington Fozard Durham Hillside 48. James Slade Ahoskie 49. John Glasgow Raleigh Broughton 50. Tom Jeffries Cary 51. Jim Hughs Wilson Fike 52. Dan Quinn Wilson Fike 53. Steve Walker Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 54. Danny Felts Greeensboro Smith 55. Gray Kimbrell Charlotte Myers Park 56. Fred Garvey Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 57. Dan Fortson Charlotte Independence 58. Jim Chapman Charlotte Myers Park 59. Mike Jones South Mecklenburg 60. Bill McEvoy East Mecklenburg 61. Eldrige Smith Wilson Fike 62. Alan Laycock Fayetteville Terry Sanford 63. William Helm Greensboro Smith 64. Tom Edmonds Greensboro Page 65. Robert Deaton Greensboro Grimsley 66. Mike Coston Raleigh Broughton 67. Lonnie Israel Enka
Notes: Ben L. Smith HS from Greensboro put three runners in the top eight and came within three points of Myers Park -- who ran to their 4th consecutive NCHSAA title.|
Cross Country was not recognized by the NCHSAA as a girls sport until 1980.
The 1969 State Cross Country Meet included all classifications (1A to 4A).
Other team scores and most times are not available.
When I started NCPrepTrack in 1997, I was appalled to learn that the NCHSAA did not have results of their 1969 State Cross Country Championships (which I led until the final straightaway !).
Ironic, since the start/finish was no more than 50-yards behind their Chapel Hill offices beside Finley Golf Course.
(They had 1969 championship results for football, basketball, and the other sports they considered important at the time.)
Fortunately, my high school coach had given me a copy of the individual results -- which I used to create this page. It listed 67 finishers. No team results. I obtained what team results that I could from old newspaper clippings ...and posted this page.
Years later I attempted to score (manually) the team results for the 1-67 individual results listed above.
That resulted in results of: 1) Myers Park 57, 2) Greensboro Smith 58, 3) Broughton 63, 4) Fayetteville Terry Sanford 70, 5) Grimsley 78.
And E Meck, S Meck and Fike had 4 finishers. ..And Cary, Enka, & Garinger had 3 finishers ..and my effort at manually scoring accurate team results looked to be totally wrong.
Either the team results were totally scored wrong, or there were a lot more than 67 finishers. Let NCPrepTrack know.
If you can help with any of the missing data for this 1969 state championship meet, please email to (E-mail info). Thanks.
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