2009 Misc. News


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(Posted Dec. 11, 2009:)
Olympian Ian Dobson and Reebok's Julia Lucas to give free talk in Charlotte -- Tuesday, December 22 (7:00 pm).
Lucas ran for Myers Park High School (2:15.28, 4:49.86i, 10:31.43) and later for N.C. State.
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Polar Bear Results:
at Weddington (12/10) | at North Stokes (12/10) - NCrunners
at Bunker Hill (12/10 ) | at Mount Tabor (12/9) - NCrunners

(Posted Dec. 4, 2009:)
Polar Bear Results:
at North Stokes (12/3) - NCrunners

(Posted Nov. 27, 2009:)
The Raleigh News & Observer has a story and photo gallery on top high school champions from the past decade. (19 images)

(Posted Oct. 30, 2009:)
Stadium work cancels 2010 Taco Bell Classic.
Story on

(Posted Oct. 30, 2009:)
Controversy in Maryland over the new uniform rule:
Story -

(Posted Oct. 27, 2009:)
East Burke HS senior high jumper, Tanner Anderson has committed to Duke University on a track scholarship for the fall of 2010. He received numerous offers from universities across the country (UNC, Fla, Clemson, WFU, Nebraska, Harvard). Tanner finished the 2009 track season ranked # 5 nationally, and # 2 all-time in NC prep track history behind only Jesse Williams of Raleigh Broughton HS 02' (7' 3"). He jumped 7' 2.50 at the Western 4-A Regionals at AC Reynolds in May. Tanner finished 2nd at the state meet, and was co-MVP of the Western 4A Regionals. He has been 2x Northwestern 4A Conf. champ in the high jump. Tanner carries a 4.7 GPA in honors/humanities courses.
(Submitted by Odell Williams, Head Coach, East Burke HS)

(Posted Oct. 27, 2009:)
New Championship Meet to be in Cary, October 2010
Details on

(Posted Oct. 15, 2009:)
Peter Curtin former ECH scholar athlete dies at Baltimore Marathon

Peter Curtin was a 2004 graduate of East Chapel Hill and was an All-American goalie for the lacrosse team that won a state championship during his senior year. He was also a member of the ECH cross country team that won state championships in 2002 and 2003.

Story -   Article - NY Times

(Posted Sept 18, 2009:)
Results from Greenville area. -
MVAC 1A/2A Tri-Meet (9/15) -

(Posted August 31, 2009:)
Former North Gaston hurdles star Duane Ross (13.91 1991) was a featured participant in this event.

(Posted August 21, 2009:)
Thomas Cason has been named Head Men's and Women's Cross Country coach at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. Story on school's athletic website.

(Posted August 18, 2009:)
Western Carolina University has an article on its 39 incoming student-athletes.

(Posted August 17, 2009:)
Coach Jesse Autry of South View HS has provided a list of schools that have definitely committed to running in the Jungle Run, Sept. 5th:

Wilmington Ashley, Bishop McGuiness, Cape Fear, Cardinal Gibbons, Chatham Central, D.H. Conley, Durham Jordan, Hoggard, Jack Britt, Laney, Millbrook, New Hanover, Northern Durham, Northwood, Pinecrest, Ronald Reagan HS, South Central, South Rowan, Southeast Raleigh, South View, Terry Sanford, Union Pines, Western Harnett, West Brunswick, Wilson Fike, West Stokes.   Meet information.

(Posted August 10, 2009:)
Former UNCC cross country coach Brad Herbster is the new cross country coach at Clemson. Story.  Prior to his college coaching career, Herbster coached at North Mecklenburg HS where he had several outstanding cross country teams.

Thanks to WNCPrepTrack's David Pickett for locating this news item. More news items can be found at WNCPrepTrack.

(Posted August 7, 2009:)
Former Clayton High standout
Johnny Dutch   blogs about his upcoming trip to the World's Championship in Berlin. -

UNC-Asheville Track and Field has an article on its 13 incoming freshmen.

Also, UNC-Wilmington has a story on its 20 freshmen.

(Posted July 28, 2009:)
Update on former E. Forsyth star Dylan Ferris (7/28) - Winston-Salem Journal

(Posted July 27, 2009:) has a good feature with first-hand accounts by student/athletes telling about making the transition from high school to college. Link. Among them is a runner who recently completed her freshman year at UNC.

Sunday, The New York Times also ran a series of stories on surviving the freshman year, with students sharing their experiences and advice. Link.

(Posted July 1, 2009:)
11-year-old Raleigh 6th grader runs 11.60 (+2.1), 23.57, and 52.16.
Story (7/1) - Raleigh News & Observer

(Posted June 28, 2009:)
2007 Clayton High School graduate Johnny Dutch finished second in the 400M hurdles today at the USA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Johnny's time of 48.18 was a personal best and is the second fastest in the world this year. Johnny just finished his sophomore season at the University of South Carolina where he was a 3-time All-American this past year. By finishing in the top 3 today, he has qualified for the World Championships to be held in Berlin August 15-23.

In today's race he finished second to 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist and former world champion Bershawn Jackson, and finished just ahead of the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Angelo Taylor.

Dutch won 9 state championships while at Clayton and was named the 2007 Gatorade Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year for North Carolina.

News & Observer article.

(Posted May 21, 2009:)
Fastest Kid In Guilford County
Event to be held Thursday, June 18, 2009 (3:00 pm - 6:00), with top 8 qualifiers advancing to Friday's finals (5:15 pm). Location: North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. Event is in conjunction with the Nike Outdoor Nationals meet.

(Posted May 20, 2009:) reports that New Bern will be chasing the National High School 4x400 record at the 34th Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico June 6th. New Bern set a new National Indoor record (3:13.06) earlier this year, and will target the outdoor record (3:07.40 by Hawthorne CA in 1985). Story on

The NCHSAA has announced that Martin Screen Print still has 3-A and 1-A Track T-shirts leftover and available. Info

(Posted May 18, 2009:)
Final realignment plan ( Schools/Conferences) approved by the NCHSAA board, effective 2009 - 2013. More details

(Posted May 18, 2009:)
Two former North Carolina high school track athletes, Johnny Dutch and Booker Nunley both at the University of South Carolina had big performances this weekend at the SEC T&F Championships.

Sophmore Johnny Dutch from Clayton High School, placed 1st in the 400h with a #1 Collegiate best time of 48.58 and he placed 4th in the 110 hurdles with a Season Best time of 13.68. Freshman Booker Nunley from Garner High School, placed 2nd in the 110 hurdles with a massive PR of 13.49 giving him the 3rd best Collegiate time in the event.

Story on the SEC Championships. (GamecocksOnline)

(Posted May 18, 2009:)
Update on NC's All-Time #1 High Jumper, Jesse Williams (Broughton HS). -

(Posted Apr, 17, 2009:)
Meet at Mt Airy (4/16) - NCrunners
Athens Drive/ Middle Creek, Cary/Panther Creek, other Raleigh-area meets (4/16) - N&O
CAP-7 Honor Roll (4/12)

(Posted Apr, 16, 2009:)
Interview with S. Brunswick Soph. Ryan Minor (50-3, 148-0) -
Pender County Championship (4/15) -
CISAA Meet #5 (4/16) - CCDS site
Waddell Meet #3 (4/15) - NCrunners
Wake Forest-Rolesville vs East Wake (4/15) - N&O
Greenville-area results -

(Posted Apr, 15, 2009:)
Waddell Meet #2 (4/14) - NCRunners

(Posted Apr, 14, 2009:)
Spotlight: West Charlotte's Tadarrin Phronebarger - NCrunners
Photo of Phronebarger -

(Posted Apr, 10, 2009:)
N. Stokes meet #5 (4/9) | E Forsyth Tri (4/8) -
Raleigh-area results (4/9) - N&O

(Posted Apr, 8, 2009:)
Spotlight: Winston-Salem Reynolds' Lamont Jackson and Burlington E.E. Cummings' Sherice Walker - NCrunners

Marvin Ridge home meet #2 (4/7) | Lee vs Southern Lee (4/6) - NCrunners

Asheville High's John Harwell ran a 9:28.96 2-mile 4/4 at the Mobile Challenge of Champions. Results | More at

(Posted Apr, 3, 2009:)
Misc. Raleigh-area results (4/2) - N&O
Durham-area results (4/1) - Herald-Sun
Leesville Rd/Sanderson/ Enloe (4/1)

(Posted Mar, 31, 2009:)
Spotlight: Mount Tabor's Taylor Dewberry and 215-pound 21.21 speedster Hunter Furr - NCrunners
Photo of Furr -

Former Hickory High School star, Ryan Hill, now a freshman at NC State, placed 52nd at the World Junior Cross Country Championships in Amman, Jordan. story/photos. Coverage

(Posted Mar, 25, 2009:)
Spotlight: Malcolm Nunley (SE Raleigh), Nnenna Okwara (Latin) - NCrunners

Quad meet at Ledford (3/24) - Lexington Dispatch
Berry Academy moving to Rocky River 1A/2A in '09-10 (3/24) - Charlotte Observer
Alexander Central dominates meet (3/19) -
E Burke boys win (3/19) -
S Iredell boys win (3/19) -
Wilmington-area results (3/18) | More (3/19) -
Preview: Davidson Co. Meet (3/18) - Lexington Dispatch
Leesville Rd/Broughton (3/18)

(Posted Mar. 17, 2009:)
Spotlight: Stephen Hodapp (Butler), Sushannie Blake (NW Cabarrus) - NCrunners

At the NCAA Indoor Championships this past weekend, former SE Raleigh star Gabby Mayo, now a sophomore at Texas A&M ran an indoor personal best of 23.23 to place 5th in the 200. Her team finshed 2nd, 5 points behind Tennessee. Complete results.

Former McDowell star Matt Evans, now a junior at WCU, won the Southern Conference indoor championship in the high jump, clearing 6-11. More (3/12) -

Leesville Rd/Wake Forest-Rolesville (3/11)
Swansboro hopes to keep with tradition (3/11) | Jacksonville trying to defend 3-A title (3/10) -

(Posted Mar. 2, 2009:)
Former Charlotte Harding HS star Kamorean Hayes, now a soph. at Florida State, won the Shot Put at the ACC Indoor Championships with a throw of 52-02 (15.90m) in helping her team to the team title.

UNC sophomore Austin Davis, who competed at Northern Durham HS, won the Triple Jump at 53-05.75 (16.30m).

At the Southern Conference Championships Western Carolina senior Manteo Mitchell (from Crest HS) won the 60 with 6.80, the 200 at 21.57, and the 400 in 49.12.

Western Carolina's Christian Bethune (Harding HS) won the 60mHH in 8.25. Appalachian senior Mark Sturgis (N. Rowan HS) won the TJ at 50-00.5 (15.25m). Appalachian's Julie Ward (a Watauga HS grad) won the Women's Pole Vault with 11-09.75 (3.60m).

(From Guilford College, Posted Feb. 10, 2009:)
Guilford College Athletic Director, Tom Palombo announces the establishment of the school's first ever men's and women's track program beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. Next year, the Guilford track program will be immediately eligible to compete for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference(ODAC) Championship and NCAA qualifying in track. Head Cross Country Coach Heidi Pinkerton and Associate Head Cross Country Coach Bill Cason will assume those duties with the new track team.

A three-time All Southern Conference cross country performer Pinkerton holds five UNC Greensboro track records. Cason brings a wealth of experience and credibility to the track program. He started the track and field program at Division I, UNC Wilmington in 1988 after reestablishing the nationally ranked Clemson University cross country program from 1985-1988. Cason led the Clemson Tigers to the ACC cross country and indoor track titles during the 1987-88 school year. He was named ACC cross country coach of the year following the 1988 X-C season.

The new track program will emphasize middle & long distance events (400m to 10,000m) as an extension of the school's X-C program. For more information on the new track program, contact Associate Head X-C/Track coach, Bill Cason at or call 336-734-3009 cell or 336-316-2160 office.

(Posted Jan. 28, 2009:)
Asheville High senior Sophia Treakle has committed to run college track for Duke -

(Posted Jan. 27, 2009:)
Interview with former Crest HS sprint star Travis Padgett. -

Adrianne Soo, Taylor Gilland earn running honors - Durham Herald-Sun (1/23)

(Posted Jan. 7, 2009:)
Orange HS track to be improved - Herald-Sun

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