University of Richmond sophomore and former Williamstown track star, Ryan Jobes, was killed in an automobile accident on Tuesday. Jobes was a multiple West Virginia State Champion and had posted a 1:55 in the 800m at Richmond. Jobes will be missed by his family, friends, and the track community.
After placing the highest of any West Virginia runner at the Foot Locker South Region, Rachel Buser a sophomore from Berkeley Springs traveled to Rhode Island to give her shot at the USA Track and Field National Cross Country Championships. Buser, the 2005 AA WV State Champion, ran the best race of her career and dipped below the 18 minute barrier with a 3rd place finish of 17:58.42. With this finish, Buser also received the title of All-American! Luke Unger of Berkeley Springs was the highest finishing High School boy placing 36th in the Young Men Division in 16:12.03. Lucas Warner of Tucker County placed 69th in the Intermediate Boys race with an elite time of 16:47.41. Teammate John Lowther finished in 17:05.32.
John Olson of our sister site, SCRunners, has a nice photo gallery of the AAU National Cross Country Championships that were held at Winthrop Farm Meadows in Rock Hill, SC. Sophomore Jordan Burgess of Capital finished 62nd in the Intermediate age group with a time of 17:52. If you recognize the name of any other West Virginia runner, let me know. Click here for John Olson\'s AAU Photo Gallery
West Virginia University hosted the annual Holiday Classic held at the Shell building on Saturday, December 3, 2005. There were numerous elite performances of athletes from all over the State.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University track team will open its 2005-06 season and host the WVU Holiday Classic Saturday, Dec. 3, in the WVU Shell Building. The meet is scheduled to get underway at 10:30 a.m.