I remember that. The year before (1994) Micah Davis & Detray were part of a 1-2-3 sweep in the 3200 with Rob Aubrey winning, and the day before Greg James won the 1600 with Aubrey second and Micah missing out on the sweep in 4th.
My buddy Chris Ledford slipped up to beat Micah, and for a second it looked like he could win it all as he followed James to pass Aubrey with 200 meters to go. The whole stadium gasped. Aubrey passed Chris back on the stretch and James held on to win.
James also placed 2nd in the 800.
I remember hearing that Aubrey and James tied for the state meet TEAM win with just their points.
If you looked at the track and field news rankings at the end of the year all 4 of those guys were ranked in about the top 14 in the country in at least one of those two events.
What was most impressive is that their best runner (2 time defending champ in both the 1600 & 3200) was watching it all, injured. That was quite a team, I'm not sure any team will beat that performance. A shame Matt Davis wasn't healthy and in it. At that time me and all of the west coasters hated Mead, but later I met them in college and they were good guys. I think Matt continued with his injury for most of college.[/quote]
I remember watching that 3200 with an umbrella, not exactly ideal conditions. The lead switched between the Mead boys (Aubrey, Micah Davis, Detray) and the Ferris boys (Cameran Copher, Zach Ventress)constantly during the race, until Micah took off with 2 laps to go and Aubrey caught him at 200 to go. They ran a 28 on the last 200 and were seperated by a tenth of a second both at 9:07. It's funny to think that Mead had 3 runners all with a shot to win the state meet in the same race, all nationally ranked, with their best runner cheering them on from the sidelines.
If that would have been held a night like in the years before and after it, with Matt in the race and without the drizzle and puddles, it could have been a sick, sick race, as if it wasn't already.