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.
MileSplit is proud to announce Athletics Gold. The site marks our ongoing march to offer the most complete source on the planet. It offers a simple and straightforward way to follow the international elite scene and latest world and regional rankings.
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.
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 email@example.com. You may also contact Don Rich, COO of Milesplit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 610-662-6677.
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.
Indoor 2013: WWPS US#1 10:13 DMR! Wallace, Burrell All-Time marks @ Brooks PR! Cherry 300m NR 33.05!
3rd times the charm for Finn at Brooks PR! Check out all the great Brooks PR and State Meet action from the weekend!!
Not to be outdone, the boys action is also going to be smoking this year at the Brooks PR meet, with fast and furious action coming your way from 60 meters to 2 miles!
10 year old All-American and reigning double indoor AAU National Champion Noah Castro and his sister Barkley brought home 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the USATF South Zone Youth Championships held at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina last Saturday 2/17/2013.
In his final season of high school track, the West Virginia standout hopes to join an elite group http://www.runnersworld.com/high-school-profiles/jacob-burcham-trains-sub-4
Below are the new Top 50 National Marks set yesterday at the UK High School Invitational in Lexington. If the athlete had already completed a better mark or time this season they are not listed (ex. Kendell Williams is #2 in the nation with a previous Long Jump mark so she is not listed below)
On Tuesday, wearing a light blue long-sleeve shirt with the letters “NC” on the front, Emily Godwin announced she will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall. She signed her Letter of Intent in front of family, friends, and coaches.
MOREHEAD, Ky. – The Morehead State men’s and women’s cross country/track and field teams have added seven student-athletes who will join the program in 2013-14. Five women and two men have inked National Letters of Intent to join Head Coach Brent Ericksen’s squads.
On Saturday February 9th, 2013, Amelia (Millie) Paladino, of University High School in Morgantown, WV became only the second junior to run under five minutes, and the first West Virginia High School girl to break five minutes indoors. Paladino running for the WV Flyers ran 4:57.92 to finish third behind senior Jaime Phelan of Laurel Creek, 4:53.89 and senior Therese Haiss of Solon, 4:54.85 at the SPIRE Scholastic HS Showcase at SPIRE Institute (GaREAT Sports Complex) in Geneva, OH.
Spire is hosting a HS Showcase meet that is designed to give the top athletes in the state and surrounding region a chance to compete in front of many Division 1 Collegiate coaches. Updated with Final Accepted Entry List.
Stellar Jefferson sprinter Dante Price has signed to run for Virginia Tech this coming year. Price, the two-time defending West Virginia state champion in the 100M and 200M dash, chose Virginia Tech over several other elite programs.
Leaving running for fall and spring can be a prep athlete's best bet. (via Runner's World)
During the lull between cross-country and track, I thought it would be nice to see the all-time bests at the cross country State Championship. (These West Virginia State Championship rankings are based on meets from 1997-2012 as that is all the meets we have results for. If you have results from previous WV State Cross Country Meets, please e-mail them to me.)
Feinstein didn’t attend Sandy Hook as a youth, but he has familiarity with the school. His mom, Laura, is a teacher there. Fortunately, she was one of the lucky ones that survived the massacre.
With the 2012 cross country season fresh on our minds, let's look forward to 2013 cross country season and the 50 fastest returning West Virginia girls. As with the boys, there is a new face at the top, but she is not a newcomer.
With the 2012 cross country season fresh on our minds, let's look forward to 2013 cross country season and the 50 fastest returning West Virginia boys. For the first time in 3 years we have a new face at the top.
WV Runners is proud to announce that senior distance standouts, Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland HS and Maggie Drazba of St. Marys HS, are the male and female Cross Country Athletes of the Year for 2012.
Arguably West Virginia’s best prep female distance runner of all-time, Maggie Drazba, commits to run for West Virginia University.
In this original holiday comedy short, MileSplit multimedia producer Todd Grasley is feeling sorry for himself, bummed about interviews he missed at the Bowerman Awards, and wishes he never took the job covering track & field. He is wisked into a land of "what if" by ridiculously over-acted guardian angel Clarence and reminded of the impact on the world one man can make. Beware the skit is purposefully incredibly over-the-top and corny, you will probably either think it is hillarious or wish you had the five minutes of your life back.
Jacob Burcham, a senior distance standout at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, WV, has made a commitment to run cross-country / track & field at the University of Oklahoma. Burcham will join fellow West Virginians, Brandon Doughty (class of 2011) and Eric Graff (class of 2012) of Jefferson High School / Shenandoah Junction, WV as Sooner teammates!
2011 Morgantown graduate and current N.C. State runner Cody Pelliccioni and senior Maggie Drazba of St. Marys lead the 50 fastest times at Foot Locker South.
The first two female Foot Locker finalists EVER from the state of West Virginia did well. Maggie Drazba finished 22nd and Amelia Paladino was 30th. Future is bright in the Mountain State!
Cheserek added to the history of Foot Locker by repeating as champion for the 2nd straight year. Rohrer wins as a sophomore, using her tremendous talent to overcome veteran savvy. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Rohrer decimating the competition at the Midwest Regional. Will her talent be enough to win the prestigious Foot Locker crown? (Photo by Kane Baker)
Back to sunny San Diego we go! While you wait check out the profiles of the 40 qualifiers who will make this epic journey together. (Photo by Aaron Rich)
The Nike Cross Nationals finally crowned its first two-time boys’ national champion Saturday. But it wasn’t those 2011 titlists that had ruled in record fashion all fall long – from North Carolina to New York – and had been favored, despite nearly stumbling last weekend in their regional. (Photo by Patty Morgan)
Noah Castro (L) and new 3000 meter CC American Record holder Andrew Avilla from New Hampshire Noah Castro, a fourth grader at Winfield Elementary School, placed ninth in the bantam boys division at the AAU National Cross Country Championships at Winthrop University / Rock Hill, SC. Castro covered the 3K course in a personal best time of 10:48.64 while the champion, Andrew Avila, set a new national record in 10:15.
Matthew Brafford, a junior at George Washington High School, just won the young men's high school division at the AAU National Cross Country Championships at Winthrop University / Rock Hill, SC.
US#8 Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland concludes his fabulous cross country career tomorrow at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Meadows 5K course. You can watch him live at 2:30 p.m. EST at: Nike Cross Nationals and Foot Locker West (Live webcast!) Get all results, videos, photos, articles and more with our coverage at Nike Cross Nationals Milesplit Coverage
If you see Nick Ryan going out hard Saturday during the Nike Cross Nationals Boys Championship race at Portland Meadows, perhaps grabbing a sizable lead in the first mile, you best not let him go this time.
Matthew Brafford, a junior at George Washington High School, is trying to claim gold for the second time in a week at the 2012 AAU National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.
Amelia (Millie) Paladino (L), a junior at University High School in Morgantown, WV and Maggie Drazba (R), a senior at St. Marys High School in St. Marys, WV are West Virginia's first females to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals.
Amazing 9 year old and double indoor AAU National Champion Noah Castro of Hurricane, West Virginia easily won the Foot Locker South Region 3000m boys 10 and under race with a blazing fast time of 10:59 for a 5:54 mile pace. The future of West Virginia and U.S. distance running is looking very good. Watch out world, here comes Noah! No ark needed this time.
Cheserek wins 2nd straight title! Rocha back to FL Nats also. McGorty and Chase light up FL South! Manlius, CBA and Pennsbury win. Leingang, Rohrer win Midwest, KY teams, dominate Nike SE. (Photo by Kane Baker)
West Virginia entered sixty-six runners in various races at this prestigious meet, with eleven runners medaling and making the All-South Team.
Nick Trefz (senior) of Fairmont Senior and Matthew Brafford (junior) of George Washington were the fastest West Virginia runners at the Foot Locker South Region held at Mc Alpine Park in Charlotte, NC on Saturday.
The south's top runners will head to McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Foot Locker South Cross Country Championships. The top ten boys and top ten girls in the seeded race will advance to Foot Locker Nationals December 8th in San Diego, California.
Can St. Xavier live up to their status as pre-race favorites? Will Tatnall's girls avenge a mid-season loss to Assumption?
The database predicts that the Assumption girls will advance to Oregon again; look inside to see how everyone else ranks.
Matthew Brafford, a junior, from George Washington High School in Charleston, WV was the lone bright spot at the Battle of the Potomac or Border War #7 as it is affectionately called on Saturday November 17th in Gaithersburg, MD. Brafford finished 6th in the seeded race with a time of 16:57. Maryland won the boys race and Virginia took the girls title.
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WV Runners staff member and my son, Lance McDaniel, competed in the Thunder Road Half Marathon on Saturday in Charlotte, NC along with 2,385 other runners and came out on top in his first competitive half marathon with a time of 1:14.30 for a 5:41 mile pace over the 13.1 miles. Read the article below from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. McDaniel conquers Charlotte half marathon
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With only one senior in their top 5, the top ranked Morgantown girls should be a dominating force for a long time
The rankings will not change, but a few teams are participating in post season meets. 1. Cabell Midland Led by U.S. #9 Jacob Burcham, Cabell Midland was the class of the field. Midland placed 5 runners in the top 13 at the WV State Championship.
For complete up to date information regarding West Virginia Foot Locker Entries click the link below. West Virginia Foot Locker South Entries Update Link AAA and AA-A State Champions and the top two rated girls in West Virginia, Amelia Paladino of University (17:38) and Maggie Drazba of St. Marys (17:17), head the field. The #2 and #3 rated West Virginia boys, Matthew Bradford of George Washington (15:42) and Ryan Graf of Jefferson (15:50) lead the pack for the men.
Two of the greatest all time West Virginia cross country and track and field athletes have decided on their post season races. Maggie Drazba of St. Marys has chosen Foot Locker and Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland has selected Nike.
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The 7th Annual Battle of the Potomac also known as Border War #7 is set to take place on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Smokey Glen Farms 5K course in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For complete meet information please open this link: 2012 Battle of the Potomac XC #7 Meet Information. For the 2011 Milesplit meet coverage and history, use this link: 2011 Milesplit Coverage of the Battle of the Potomac and Meet History
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2012 USATF West Virginia Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Saturday, November 10, 2012 • Coonskin Park Charleston, WV
The meet is open to athletes from the state of West Virginia. Athletes must enter on line via www.CoachO.com Entry fee is $10.00 The top 20 youth individuals and top three teams in each age division qualify for the AAU National Championship meet December 1, 2012 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC AAU membership cards are required and they must be purchased on line at (aausports.org).
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Senior Nick Trefz of Fairmont Senior with the 4th fastest time posted in West Virginia this year and the fasted in A-AA classification in 2012 cruised to a 12 second victory with a sub 16 minute time of 15:52.2.
Maggie Drazba Stakes Claim To Best Ever Cross country is a team sport, and Philip Barbour girls and Fairmont Senior boys took the A-AA titles. However, on this day all eyes were on an outstanding individual that is simply the best female high school distance runner ever in the state of West Virginia. Maggie Drazba, a senior, from St. Marys shattered the course record by almost 15 seconds with a blazing time on the difficult Cabell Midland 5000 meter course in Ona, West Virginia in 17:17.89.
Jacob Burcham and Amelia Paladino Set New State Marks It was a record setting day at the West Virginia AAA High School Cross Country Championships at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, West Virginia on Saturday. Running in a drizzle under gloomy skies, Morgantown girls and Cabell Midland boys teams each set new records for average team time, shattering the old marks in the process.
Drazba and Burcham Set State Course Records Morgantown Girls are 2012 AAA State Champions Amelia Paladino, junior, from University High School in Morgantown wins AAA Girls race in 17:47.32 Cabell Midland Boys take AAA State Championship Trophy Jacob Burcham, senior, from Cabell Midland High School in Ona set record time in AAA boys race in 14:58.04 Philip Barbour are AA-A girls champions Maggie Drazba shatters course record to win AA-A girls race with a time of 17:17.32 Fairmont Senior wins boys AA-A State Championship as senior Nick Trefz leads them with a 15:52.20 winning time in the AA-A boys race.
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Jefferson’s Ryan Graf and Abby Colbert Capture Individual Titles On a crisp fall day with foul weather closing fast, the Jefferson boys and Hampshire girls did what was expected in seizing their respective Regional Championship titles on Thursday in Elkins, West Virginia.
Jefferson’s Graf and Colbert Shatter Poor House Farm Course Records October 10, 2012 - The Jefferson boys and Musselman girls posted convincing wins on Wednesday under breezy and rapidly cooling conditions in Martinsburg, WV to win their respective league titles. Running on what may be one of the toughest courses in the state featuring two significant water crossings and steep, rocky hills, Jefferson’s Ryan Graf and Abby Colbert each shattered the existing record on the newly reconfigured Poor House Farm course by approximately a minute each.
Back in the fall of 2007, HBO aired a moving documentary about distance runner and U.S. Olympian Joseph “Lopez” Lomong. It told the story of the terrifying early life of the African native, who was kidnapped at the age of 6 by rebel soldiers of the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) and put in a refugee camp miles away from his home.
MileSplit, the leading website for high school cross country and track & field, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of RunningCamps.org and its assets.