Men's Track and Field
The first track team was organized for intercollegiate competition but disbanded after the season.
Track reappeared as a sport after several years of being disbanded.
McDowall played on the football, men's basketball, baseball, and track & field teams earning 11 varsity letters in the four sports. In 1927 and 1928, he won the Norris Athletic Trophy as NC State's top athlete. He held the school record for the longest punt return at 95 yards. He was considered NC State's top athlete of the first half-century of the college's athletics program. He was named to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1965, the ... More
Jim Wilkins of NC State set a new time record of 4:01 in the individual mile run in Gainesville, Florida.
NC State student Jim Wilkins set another record in the individual mile run in a meet against Wake Forest and broke his own record from the year before.
The University Track was named the Paul H. Derr Track for the long-time track and field coach.
The men's outdoor track and field team won five consecutive ACC championships from 1983 to 1988.
Sprinter Auguston Young competed for the Jamaican men’s track and field team in the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles.
Peebles was named ACC track and field "Most Outstanding Performer" in 1985 and 1986. He was a nine-time track and field All-American and nine-time ACC champion. He was one of the winners of the 1985 NCAA championship in the 4 x 100m relay. He was a member of track and field teams that won ACC Outdoor Championships (1985-1988) and Indoor Championships (1988). Peebles was also a member of the football team, and he played in the 1988 Peach Bowl ... More
The men's indoor track and field team won their first ACC championship in 1988.
Tyrell Taitt won the Wolfpack's first individual only NCAA championship in the outdoor triple jump event.