Due to many requests, WVRunners will cover middle school. I will add schools, athletes, meets, venues, and performances. For a performance to be entered, the meet needs to be in Hy-Tek or RaceTab format. There is a link to Race Tab under articles and it may be found in the drop down bar under Resources. Entering schools in the data base will take some time. So, I will add them as meets are entered. If you would like to be a team administrator, please let me know. There is only so much one person can do. If you would like to help, I would like to hear from you. You do not need to be an admin to add photos. Also, I want to welcome all of the people who have recently joined WVRunners and I hope you find the information and resources valuable. We have seen a 100% gain in membership this year. Due to the masses using the Milesplit Network sometimes our rankings or updates are delayed. If you are missing a performance, meet results, or anything else, please let me know. Please begin using the forum to communicate with each other. Also, it is a place that I visit often to look for suggestions. Thank you for using WVRunners. Daddy Doug
Szymon Rola a freshman from Concord University is sitting in 11th place in the NCAA Division II rankings in the 800m. Competing in the fast heat at the Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitation held at Lannigan Field on the campus of the University of Virginia Rola placed 6th with a time of 1:52.45. With this time, Rola has an excellent chance to make it to Nationals. Rola has Concord University records in the 800m and 1500m (3:58.50). He will be attempting to qualify for Nationals this coming weekend at the Wendy's West Virginia Wesleyan Invitational. Rola came to Concord University via Fork Union Military Academy located in Fork Union, VA. He is a natural born Polish citizen and has competed on the world scale with the Poland Junior National team. Next year will be Rola's first year of eligibility in cross-country . He will be joining a team that has 5 returning WVIAC All Conference members. Three of those returning are seniors who red-shirted last season. The addition of the amazing Rola solidfies the Concord University team as the early favorite for the WVIAC crown. Don't be surprised to see them highly ranked in the East Regionals. Coach Mike Cox has several outstanding recruits coming in to strengthen the already deep team and position Concord for the future.
Middle School rankings are far from perfect because very few middle schools report meets on a national scale. However, I thought it would be nice to recognize two individuals who lead the U.S. Milesplit middle school rankings. At the Hurricane Middle school Invitation, Travis Davis of George Washington Middle School Pole vaulted a nations best of 9'-06" to lead all middle school boys. He surpassed Sherman Lake from Tuscaloosa, Alabama by 3". Jacob Burcham of Barboursville Middle has pulled off the difficult double in leading in both the 800m and 3200m. Burcham's 800m time of 2:05.80 is especially fast for middle school boys and his coach says he can go even faster this year. By winning his race by over 13 seconds he was not pushed. In the 3200m Burcham won by well over a minute in posting an incredible time of 10:31. 70, and now leads the nation by over 50 seconds from the meets entered and posted on the Milesplit network. Here is a link to the national rankings: http://www.milesplit.us/rankings/2009/outdoor/ms/m/
Numerous performances from week #2 moved into first place in the individual and relay rankings. As the weeks pass, the marks and times will get tougher to surpass. On the boys side, Justin Howe of Parkersburg ran the 400m in 50.19 at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation held at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, WV. Also at the Carlos Akers Invitation, Xavier Humphrey of Huntington and Cody Schuler of Winfield each high jumped 6-4 to share the lead. Casey Johnson of Jefferson long jumped 21' 3.5" at the Dwight Scott Battlefield Blast held at Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Maryland. Brady McConnell of Wheeling Park heaved the shot put 48' 7.75" at the TSTCA Outdoor Championships held at West Mifflin High School in West Mifflin, PA. Updating the girls rankings, Kyra Sharpe of Musselman ran a 12.53 100m time in the prelims at the Robert S. Irwin Invitation held at Elkins High School in Elkins. Taylor Browne of Jefferson posted a 46.85 time in the 300m hurdles at the Dwight Scott Battlefield Blast. Savanah Rutherford of Spring Valley set the new standard in the 400m with a clocking of 58.37 at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation. Earning a Milesplit U.S. 2nd team elite performance, Josie Crouch of Hurricane, set the early season best time in the 800m in 2:19.18 at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation. Madison Postlewaite of Williamstown cleared 9' 6" in the pole vault at the Tyler Consolidated HS Invitation held in Sisterville, WV at Tyler Consolidated High School. Finally, Sammie Hicks of Parkersburg South earned a Milesplit U.S. 2nd team mark in the shot put with a throw of 37" at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation. Here are the new leader board rankings for High School. West Virginia High School Boys Outdoor Leader Board West Virginia High School Girls Outdoor Leader Board You can also find college and national rankings in the link above. There are many links in the rankings that will take you to each meet, team, or athlete. If you want someone to be included in the rankings please be sure we get the results and Hy-Tek versions in possible.
WVRunners has most of the meets from the first week in our performance database. Here are links to week 1 leader boards: West Virginia High School Boys Outdoor Leader Board West Virginia High School Girls Outdoor Leader Board Once you open the link, you can click on any event to get the full list of rankings for the event. You can also click on any athlete to access their profile and check out their PR’s or race results. Please click on any school to review their roster and look at team records we have in our database. There are much more to see. You can look at prior years or other track or cross country seasons. One can also look at any other States and compare. Enjoy the vast advantages of the Milesplit database. Check out yours or your favorite runners rankings nationally. U.S. High School Girls Outdoor Leader Board U.S. High School Boys Outdoor Leader Board