GREENSBORO -- Johnny Oglesby of North Rowan won three individual events to lead his team to the championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A track and field championships at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University on Friday.
Oglesby was the leader for North as he won both the 110 high hurdles and the 300 intermediate hurdles as well as the long jump to earn Most Valuable Performer honors. North Rowan distanced itself from the field early, taking first place in four of the six field events as Garland Archie of North swept top honors in both the discus and the shot put.
The Cavaliers scored 116 team points to 83 for runner-up North Carolina School of Science and Math, which had won two of the last four 1-A crowns. West Montgomery was third with 47 points while Robbinsville and Hendersonville were knotted in fourth with 32 apiece. A total of 45 schools earned points in the men's meet.
A perennial track power, North Rowan reeled off nine NCHSAA 2-A titles from 1994 through 2007.