Will Shaffer at last years WV State Cross Country Championship
Will Shaffer, a junior at Scott High School in Madison, WV, picked up where he left off during the 2011 track and field season in the 1600m run. In his 2012 debut, Shaffer ran a PR of 4:30.18 in the 1600m at the Point Pleasant HCSM First Call Invitational, placing second. If that were not enough, Will ran a PR of 2:00.88 in the 800m, placing second. In both races, he was preceded by the WV #2 ranked AAA Boys 1600 meter runner, Joseph Kirter of Winfield High School. Shaffer’s previous best were 4:33.02 in the 1600m and 2:02.35 in the 800m at the 2011 West Virginia High School AA Boys State Track Meet.
At Last year’s State Meet, Shaffer won the AA Boys 3200 meter run in a PR of 9:50.25. Will looks to be the clear favorite in the AA Boys State Meet in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m. During this year’s State Meet, we very well could see a triple pulled off both in the AA and AAA Boys in the distance events.
Shaffer’s Personal Bests:
800 Meter Run - 2:00.88
1600 Meter Run - 4:30.18
3200 Meter Run - 9:50.25
5000 Meter Run - 16:28.00