After printing the stats and records found on various sports at East Wake's hall of fame banquet this past March, I received an e-mail with more than just corrections — there were also proposals.
Kelly Fox, who works in Knightdale and went to East Wake, enlightened me of several mix-ups and other sports stars from the area that should get the attention they deserve for their accomplishments as Warriors and beyond.
According to Fox, Lamar Davis, class of 2007, holds the 400-meter record at East Wake. Charlie Winston, class of '87, held that record from 1987 to 2007. Rodney Dickerson, who was inducted at the spring banquet, held the same record from 1985-1987.
Winston won the sectional and regional 400-meter (breaking the record in that meet), before placing third in the state meet in the 400 and anchoring East Wake's state championship in the 4x400 relay in 1987. He went on to run for St. Augustine's College and win two NCAA national championships in the 4x400 relay.
"I'd like to nominate Charlie Winston for the East Wake hall of fame," Fox said in the e-mail. "He's the second best track performer at East Wake behind Lamar Davis"
Fox said Davis must also be nominated. According to him, Davis is the most dominant track performer in Warrior history. Davis won both the 400- and 800-meter state championships at East Wake and holds both records, breaking Winston's 20-year-old 400 record and none other than Fox's own 20-year-old 800-meter record.
Fox ended his persuasion in bitter humor, noting Davis currently runs track at the University of Florida.
He went on to say the one thing you just don't say to a Tennessee fan — "You like them, don't you...?"