Caroline Alcorta (VA) ripped up the McAlpine Park course to the tune of 16:55! Many more dominate performances as well as a few surprises. (Photo by Mary Ann Magnant)
Amelia Paladino Qualifies for 2nd Trip to Foot Locker National Finals!
With 32 girls under 18:00 minutes for the season, the 10 qualifying spots will be up for grabs Saturday in the 34th running of the Foot Locker South Regional meet.
#1 Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) made history in New Jersey with an amazing 15:52 average on the Holmdel, NJ layout. Man are they ready for NXN!!
After last year’s scintillating record run of 14:28 by Sean McGorty(Chantilly, Fairfax, VA), it would seem there would be lull before someone could challenge the record again. But, in recent years the hallowed ground of 14:30s is not so sacred anymore and the talent keeps coming in waves. (Photo by Chris Kane)
Fort Collins took flight when it counted, narrowly beating Davis and earning an NXN berth. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Cerake Geberkidane (almost) ran away from a talented field. He'll have it down by nationals. (Photo by Alan Versaw)
Briana Gess finally let the cat out of the bag, laying waste to a talented field at the NJ MOC on her way to a high ranking. (Photo by Robert Kellert)
A few editions to the rankings, but mainly status quo this week as the heavy hitters proved they belong right where they're at. (Photo by Scott Shaffer)
#4 Carmel (IN) won going away in the Nike Midwest Regional with 66 points and #12 Naperville North (IL) finished 2nd with 125 points. Also, shocker in NY as Saratoga Springs narrowly goes down.
Philip Barbour Wins Tiebreaker for No. 4; Grafton Freshman Pulls Away from Pack for Title
Two more big regionals took place for Nike Nationals in the Northwest and the Midwest this weekend, making for some changes in the rankings. (Photo by Rick Blanchard)
Alexa Efraimson (yellow) won an epic duel with Makena Morley at the NXN Northwest meet.
Merinar Tops Field, Leads Bridgeport to State Championship
#19 Edina (MN) makes it into the rankings after they took out #22 Wayzata (MN) 106 to 135 at the Nike Heartland Regional as both squads will make it to nationals.
Quietly in the top-10 for a few weeks, Blacksburg (VA) looks poised for big things this weekend at the VA state champs.
A big change occurred at the top of the rankings as a #1 is toppled for the second time this season. Many more action packed meets occurred as well so keep on reading! (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Vandine)
Efraimson, DeBalsi, Werner, Reilly tear up course records during a pretty fine weekend of XC racing!
Well, another great weekend of State Championship action is in the books and what a weekend it was. (Photo by Colin Boyle)
Well, another great weekend of State Championship action is in the books and what a weekend it was. (Photo by Don Rich)
Well, another great weekend of State Championship action is in the books and what a weekend it was. (Photo by Chris Kane)
Well, another great weekend of State Championship action is in the books and what a weekend it was. (Photo by Don Rich)
Class AAA gets it started at 10 a.m.
After a team wins a game or championship, it wants to win again. And then again. Morgantown and Philip Barbour will look to extend state championship winning streaks today as West Virginia’s top cross country runners converge on Cabell Midland.
The championship races kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cabell Midland. Those who are entered, both individuals and teams, are included on the state meet qualifier lists released by the WVSSAC.
There's only one way to get to the West Virginia state cross country meet on November 2, and that is through one of the eight regional meets this Thursday. Good luck to all competitors on the Road to Ona. (Photo by Jay W. Bennett, News and Sentinel)
The last chance to prepare for next week's regional meets.
Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) rolled again this weekend to retain their perch atop the rankings and add to their legend, by winning with 90 points and a course record 12:44.34 team average. But that's not all!!
New York, New York!! Manhattan was just as exciting on the boys side as three elite harriers battled to the finish. US #14 Tony Russell (West Chester Henderson PA) led the charge!
The Manhattan Invite certainly lived up to the billing with top individuals and teams continuing to show their stuff. Kennedy Weisner (Elk County Catholic) ran #8 all-time on the course at 14:09.7 to take the win and move to #13 in the US. (Photo by Don Rich)
From Cameron to the Big Apple, the state's best will be in action. Follow the action through this page!
Matthew Brafford is the star of West Virginia, and he's found success in neighboring states as well. Find out more about him inside. (Photo by Jon Fleming)
It's only four weeks to Ona. Follow all of this weekend's action through this page!
Berkeley Springs. Big Ditch Lake. Hurricane. John Marshall. Plus some key out-of-state invitationals. Follow the action through this page!
Jefferson’s Abby Colbert and Andrew Milliron finished in the top four at Oatlands. Follow all of the weekend's action through this page! (Cover and Meet Story Photos by Rollie Jacobs)
KYtrackXC.com's Full Coverage of the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational held in Louisville.
The annual Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational starts tonight with the Middle School and Elementary races which will have 1500 plus runners cruising around Tom Sawyer Park. The big action begins tomorrow morning with the high school action as several of the best teams in the nation compete head to head. Let's take a look at some of the best runners and teams from multiple states competing tomorrow:
University's Amelia Paladino paced the field again at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at Penn State. Follow this page for all of the weekend's updates!
Teams are hitting the road as invitational action picks up in the Mountain State and beyond. West Virginia's finest are headed to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland this week. Follow this page for updates throughout the weekend! Cover Photo by Deborah Brafford.
It's almost time to turn the page to the first full month of the season but not before one of the top early-season tests of 2013 - the GEICO Classic on the state meet course in Ona. WV Runners will be on site to provide updates and full coverage as many of the top teams and runners test themselves over the 5,000-meter course.
The 2013 season is under way with some unique events, including a relay meet and some night races. The state championships in Ona are only 10 weeks away! STORY AND PHOTOS FROM KNIGHT NIGHT RELAYS!
Marissa Long fulfilled a dream with last year's All-State First-Team performance. The senior is looking for even greater results - for herself and her team - in 2013.
Allison Villers looks to return to the podium at the state meet. Will another first-team placing for the senior help the Colts claim their fourth consecutive AA/A state championship? (Photo by Lance McDaniel)
Abbey Harrison has a pair of All-State First-Team finishes to her credit. Can the junior make it three in a row?
Kelsey Chambers is preparing herself for a run at the Class AA/A state title. Cover Photo by Marcy Humme Chambers
As one of the top returnees in AA/A, Brettley Harris has his eyes fixed squarely on his prize - a top three finish at the state cross country championship meet in Ona.
Johnny Hogue has three podium finishes at the state meet. Will 2013 be his year to climb on top of the AA/A awards stand in cross country? Cover Photo by Lance McDaniel
Andrew Milliron brings momentum into the 2013 cross country season, posting three PRs at the state track meet in May in Charleston. The senior from Jefferson should be a force to be reckoned with when the focus turns to Ona and beyond. Cover photo by Rollie Jacobs
Abraham Merinar already has a state title in the 1,600-meter run. Now, he is looking to become Bridgeport's first individual boys cross country state champion.
Kaitlyn Workman has compiled an impressive resume thus far. Will the 2013 cross country season bring additional state honors?
Levi Snedegar is ranked No. 3 in Class AAA heading into the 2013 cross country season. Can he duplicate the great improvement he made in 2012?
Amelia Paladino, a senior distance standout at University High School, is the pre-season WV#1 ranked runner for AAA girls. Andy Paladino, a senior at University High School, is the pre-season WV#4 ranked runner for AAA boys. Cover Photo by Dalton Photography
While all eyes were on Kampf in the women’s race, Macklin Chaffee wasn’t on anyone’s radar until he edged pre-race favorite Jordan McNamara in a stirring duel to the tape. (Photo by Phil Grove)
Joshua Minor, an upcoming eighth grader at Milton Middle School, placed sixth in the Boys 13-14 1600 Meter Run at the 2013 Hershey National Champiionship on August 03, 2013 at Hershey, Pennsylvania. Minor ran a new personal record in the 1600m in a time of 4:50, which was the fastest time posted this year by a West Virginia middle school runner.
Matthew Brafford, a senior at GeorgeWashington High school, is the pre-season WV#1 ranked runner. This is the 1st in a series of previews on West Virginia High School boys’ and girls’ cross country for the 2013 cross country season.
Tristan Slater, vaulting with the Capital City Striders is now the 2013 15-16 boys United States AAU Pole Vault Champion taking 1st place at the AAU Junior Olympics at Olds-Marshall Track in Rynearson Stadium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
In the Boys’ 15-16 year old division Nathan Stout , a rising sophomore from Gilmer County High School, won a national title in the shot put with a toss of 48'02" and placed 4th in the discus event at the AAU Junior Olympic Games held in Ypsilanti, Michigan at Eastern Michigan University.
The Capital City Striders National qualifiers captured 5 medals and four individual All- American Honors at North Carolina A & T in Greensboro NC during the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships.
Update: Noah finished 7th in the 1500m in a PR of 4:51.78. The top 6 finishers were competing as 12 year olds. Noah Castro the 10 year old phenom has added a national runner-up to his impressive resume this morning in the 11-12 boys 3000m in a personal best time of 10:11 at the USATF National Junior Olympics at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro North Carolina. He competes in the 11-12 age group due to his 12/31 birthday and according to the USATF rules.
The Capital City Striders National qualifiers are on thier way to North Carolina A & T in Greensboro NC. For the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships.
Celebrating their 41st year, the Nike Smoky Mountain Running Camp located in Asheville, North Carolina, excites runners by teaching them the fundamentals and the skills they need to have while running for their high school/college. This camp uses the unique coaching skills of the great and former coach of the University of Oregon, Bill Bowerman.
DONETSK, UKRAINE - Team USA had a strong showing on the first day of competition, with many athletes securing personal records as they advanced to the next round of competition at the IAAF World Youth Championships. (File photo of Keturah Orji by Jeff Sides)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - Team USA enjoyed a successful morning on the first day of competition at the IAAF World Youth Championships as multiple athletes advanced with ease to the next round of competition. (File photo of Dior Hall)
UPDATE 7/3/2013 : A new West Virginia Web Master has been found. An announcement from Don Rich will be forthcoming in the near future. Here is the original article from 4/16. After careful consideration and a long drawn out decision making process, I have decided it is time for me to retire from WVRunners and the Milesplit Network as Webmaster of WVRunners at the end of outdoor season. I have relocated and am no longer able to attend meets or give the State of West Virginia the coverage it deserves. I will be actively involved in looking for a suitable replacement to continue and to improve the site. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Don Rich, COO of Milesplit, at email@example.com or by phone at 610-662-6677.
The Castro family, led by father James and mother Marie, is rapidly becoming the first family of track and field for West Virginia. Noah is already a household name in the United States with his remarkable resume. Barkley has just come off a state championship performance in the 800 meter. Braxton is a rising freshman, and Rowan is just beginning his career.
If you haven't noticed there are links on the West Virginia State Championship page that will show you every performance for each individual and each relay event of each team at the State Championship. Look under participating teams and click on Meet Results beside the team you want. Open up the article for details.
The Buckhannon-Upshur girls came into the 2013 West Virginia High School Track & Field Championships as mild underdogs to an excellent Morgantown team but emerged victorious in a hard fought meet. Once again, Buck-ups superb all-around athlete Emily Godwin led the way for the Buccaneers
The Jefferson boys’ team came into the West Virginia High School Track & Field Championships with high goals and high expectations. They did not disappoint. Jefferson brought home their fourth straight AAA championship on Saturday, defeating their game second place rival Cabell Midland 121 to 78. As in past years, Jefferson relied on depth spread across multiple disciplines to secure the victory.
Bria Welker and Katie Jan lead the Frankfort ladies with 71 points of their team's 82 points while Ritchie County took care of business on the boys side.
Williamstown and Doddridge County were the elite of the field. Drazba, Swiger, Postlewaite and Rich set new West Virginia records
THE WEST VIRGINIA Association USA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE TO BE CONDUCTED AT UC Stadium at Laidley Field Saturday June 1st beginning at 10:00 AM.
Here are the elite performances highlights and team scores. More recaps to follow.
UPDATE: Day 1 Results Posted Rollie Jacobs and Susan Zillinger are on site at the 2013 West Virginia State Track Meet and sending live updates. Please refresh or reload page often. If it doesn't reload use this link: Refresh of Live Updates from the 2013 WV State Meet
Jefferson Boys Seek Fourth Straight Title Buckhannon-Upshur Girls Seek Return to Championship Status
On the eve the 2013 West Virginia High School Track and Field Championships being held at Laidley Field on the campus of the University of Charleston, the previous best times and marks are always on our minds. Which athletes will set the next new West Virginia State records. Here are the current records: West Virginia High School State Track and Field Meet Records
2013 WV High School Girls Track and Field Rankings Sprinter Devyn Hosby of Washington, thrower Mackenzie Leigh of Buckhannon-Upshur, and all purpose athlete D'Andra Swiger of Doddridge County each lead in two events heading to the West Virginia State Championships being held this Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field at the University of Charleston.
WV 2013 High School Boys Track and Field Rankings Dante Price of Jefferson and Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland lead the West Virginia high school outdoor track and field rankings with each leading in three events heading into the State Championship meet being held this Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field Track on the campus of the University of Charleston. Click on the link below for current standings
WV#1 ranked Discus thrower, Christian Buckley, of Poca aided his team in winning the Region 4 AA on May 10 at Laidley Field at the University of Charleston. Buckley threw the discus 151' 1.5". His personal best is 162' 8.5" which he threw on April 19 at the Winfield Classic. Congrats to Nicholas County girls, Poca boys, Pikeview girls, Summers County boys, Bridgeport girls and boys, Oak Glen girls and Ritchie County Girls.
Defending West Virginia Single A State Champions Doddridge County Boys and Williamstown Girls look to defend with impressive regional performances.
West Virginia AAA Regions' results, performances, and highlights are posted. Congratulations to Morgantown girls, Parkersburg boys, Buckhannon-Upshur girls, Jefferson boys, Greenbrier East girls and boys, Winfield girls and Cabell Midland boys as 2013 West Virginia AAA Region Champions.
Competing on cross county rival Jefferson’s track, the Washington girls rode an exceptional performance by their outstanding sprinter to victory at the Potomac Valley Conference AAA Championships. Senior Devyn Hosby swept the 100, 200 and 400m Dashes and notched a victory with Washington’s strong 4X400m Relay team to lead the way for the Patriots over rising second place Jefferson.
On a beautiful spring day under sunny skies, the Jefferson boys’ track team began their final push towards the state championships with a strong showing at Saturday’s Potomac Valley Conference. As has become an expectation at Jefferson, the team showed speed, depth and power scoring victories in distance, sprints, jumping and hurdle events. The Washington girls also turned in an excellent performance as they captured the girls’ PVC AAA title.
The Morgantown Gigh School Girls repeated as Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) 5A Champions while the Wheeling Park Boys took the 5A title.
Here are the performance highlights from the Little Kanawha, Big 10, and Mountain State Athletic Conferences from 5/3/2013
Frankfort's dynamic duo of Bria Welker and Katie Jan led their team to victory at the Potomac Valley Conference Championships. The dominating duo won every running event from the 100m through the 1600m. Welker pulled off the triple in the dash events in winning the 100m in 12.92, the 200m in 26.28, and the 400m in 1:01.64. Senior distance runner Jan had 2 Milesplit elite performances in winning the 1,600m in 5:10.83 and the 800m in 2:19.70.
The Morgantown High School Girls once again traveled out of the state to win a large meet. The ladies finished 1st out of a 40 team field at the Mars Invitational held at Mars High School in Mars, Pennsylvania.
4/27 WKND: Elise Cranny #3 AT 4:15.07! Pleasantville 7:40.71! Nova 8:17.45!! Cain 4:10.77 NR! +MORE!
Pleasantville NJ won the COA boys 4x800 in a stellar 7:40.71, Villanova Collegiate Record 8:17.45. Amazing mile in KY with Brock Baker winning in 4:06.77. (Photo by Don Rich)
Girls Highlights 300 Meter Hurdles - D'Andra Swiger (Doddridge County) 44.97; 3,200 Meter Run - Emily Schwendiman (Hurricane) 11:14.55; Kelsey Sandlin (Gahanna Lincoln) 11:18.62; 800 Meter Run - Barkley Castro (Winfield) 2:19.55; Discus - Mackenzie Leigh (Buckhannon-Upshur) 137-8; Abby Watson (Hurricane) 122-6; Shot Put - Mackenzie Leigh (Buckhannon-Upshur) 38-3.5;
Smoking fast mile in the rain.
The early part of the Eastern Relays was led off by impressive depth in the 3200 last night at the University of Louisville.
The Eastern Relays gets under way tonight at the University of Louisville. Annually this the top meet in Kentucky and it continues to grow more each year. Last year saw the huge Boys 3200m Run on Friday night with Jacob Thomson cracking 9 in the 3200 (first person on KY soil to do so) and a 39 runners going under the 10 minute mark. Tretez Kinnaird set a new pr in the 800 going under 1:50 for the first time. Danielle Pfeifer and Brannon Kidder from Ohio put up great displays in the 800 and 1600m. Katherine Receveur rolled in the 1600, Ronnie Baker 10.59/47 400 and that does not even cover the field events. That was all last year and this year could top that.
West Virginia 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Top Performers These rankings are based on meets that are in the correct format to extract performances. If your time or mark is missing, I will need the results either in hy-tek, racetab, or typed in notepad form with Hy-tek columns. Click on the event to see athlete standings per event.
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From Hopkinton to Boston more than a half a million people line the streets the third Monday in April, beginning their holiday by cheering the never-ending stream of runners that pass by. The women of Wellesley College know their place at the halfway mark. Their youthful enthusiasm provides the runners some mental fuel to make it to Boylston Street and the finish line at Copley Square that’s still 13-miles away. The bars and restaurants are crowded with people, most glued to this storied race pictured on the flat screens. The city is buzzing. Everyone is happy in Beantown. It’s Patriots Day, the date designated for the oldest and most-fabled 26.2-mile footrace in the world, the Boston Marathon.
On a beautiful spring day in Lexington, VA, ten teams from Virginia and West Virginia gathered to compete at the 1st Annual Mike Brown Invitational at Rockbridge County High School. The meet was coordinated by Rockbridge coach Jennifer Showalter as way to provide competition for regional athletes and honor her former coach, Mike Brown. Coach Brown mentored and coached young athletes in the Lexington area for over 35 years and continues to mentor athletes, coaches and former athletes since his retirement
Morgantown High School cross-country and distance runner Brynn Harshbarger has committed to run for West Virginia University this coming season. Harshbarger joins Maggie Drazba as elite West Virginia High School seniors who will be running for the Mountaineers this coming season.
Capital City Striders had 5 athletes compete over the weekend in a two day meet of over 1400 kids competing at the USATF Youth Indoor Nationals held at Prince George’s County in Landover, Maryland. They brought home 7 medals of which two were Silver and 5 were bronze medals. This was a great weekend of running for West Virginia athletes. Noah Castro competing as a 11-12 year old due to turning 11 on the last day of the year in 2013 broke the existing national record and finished 2nd in the 3000m in 10:18.13.
Jefferson High School sprinter Dante’ Price earned indoor All-American status this past weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in New York City. Competing against many of the country’s best high school sprinters, Price finished third in the Championship 200 Meter Dash with a time of 21.74 seconds.