Jacob Burcham winning the 3200m in meet record time - Rollie Jacobs photo
(Note: this photo made the milesplit national article- click on US High School in top banner)
The 98th Boys and 38th Girls West Virginia High School Track & Field State Championships were held on May 18th-19th, 2012 at Laidley Field Track in Charleston WV. Some of West Virginia's brightest stars shined during this two day tournament. There were fourteen records set in the girls and eleven in the boys. In all, we had a combined total of twenty-five records set over the course of the meet, with nine records being set in the Class A Girls, two in the Class AA Girls, three in the Class AAA Girls, seven in the Class A Boys, one in the Class AA Boys, and three in the Class AAA Boys.
WV Runners would like to recognize Maggie Drazba of St. Marys High School as our performer of the meet for setting four State Meet Records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, and 4x800m relay. We would also like to recognize the Williamstown High School boys' and girls' track & field team for setting a combined total of five State Meet Records in Class A.
Maggie Drazba set 4 meet records- Shown here winning the 3200m - Lance McDaniel photo
Here are the record setting performances for each Class at the 2012 West Virginia State Track Meet.
Class A Girls:
200 Meter Dash - Andrea Chidester of Williamstown HS runs 25.82.
800 Meter Run - Maggie Drazba of Saint Marys HS runs 2:20.35.
1600 Meter Run - Maggie Drazba of Saint Marys HS runs 4:56.23.
3200 Meter Run - Maggie Drazba of Saint Marys HS runs 10:59.09.
4x100 Meter Relay - Williamstown HS runs 51.02.
4x800 Meter Relay - Saint Marys HS runs 9:48.85.
4x102.5 Meter Shuttle Hurdle - Williamstown HS runs 1:05.82.
High Jump - D'Andra Swiger of Doddridge County HS jumps 5-04.00.
Pole Vault - Lincoln Postlewaite of Williamstown HS vaults 10-06.00.
Class AA Girls:
200 Meter Dash - Bria Welker of Frankfort HS runs 25.19.
400 Meter Dash - Bria Welker of Frankfort HS runs 57.13.
Bria Welker winning the 200m dash in meet record time - Lance McDaniel photo
Class AAA Girls:
300 Meter Hurdles 30" - Emily Godwin of Buckhannon-Upshur HS runs 43.96.
4x100 Meter Relay - Morgantown HS runs 48.42.
Shot Put - Bethany Drury of St. Albans HS tosses 41-06.75.
Emily Godwin winning the 100m High Hurdles - Lance McDaniel photo
Class A Boys:
1600 Meter Run - Dylan Rich of Buffalo HS runs 4:23.18.
4x400 Meter Relay - Charleston Catholic HS runs 3:32.42.
4x800 Meter Relay - Buffalo HS runs 8:09.05.
4x110 Meter Shuttle Hurdle - Doddridge County HS runs 59.01.
High Jump - Anthony Aviles of Gilmer County jumps 6-06.00.
Long Jump - Zain Creamer of South Harrison jumps 22-01.75.
Shot Put - Devon Carr of Williamstown HS tosses 52-04.25.
Class AA Boys:
400 Meter Dash - Brandon Franklin of Liberty (H) HS runs 48.35.
Class AAA Boys:
800 Meter Run - Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland HS runs 1:54.01.
3200 Meter Run - Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland HS runs 8:57.73.
4x100 Meter Relay - Jefferson HS runs 42.20.
WV Runners would like to congratulate All of this years participants in our Annual State Championships!