62 performances met or exceeded the Milesplit National Silver Standard. (updated 5/27/09) WV Athletes Achieving National Elite Performances Numerous State meet records fell in the 2009 West Virginia State Championships. State Meet Records Updated 5/23/2009 Meet Recaps: AAA Boys Hedgesville Senior High School easily took the boys AAA race by a 24 point margin over Jefferson 92 - 68. It was a total team effort as Jordan Reed claimed the only races for Hedgesville. Reed sprinted to the win in the 100m in 11.36 after posting a 10.85 in the preliminaries. Reed came back and slammed the field in the 200m with a time of 21.98. Reed gathered 24 points after earning points in Hedgesville’s runner-up relays in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m. Zach Tennant a senior from North Marion was the outstanding performer as he broke West Virginia State meet records in the 1600m and 3200m. Tennant took 1st in the 1600m in 4:13.84 bettering the old record of 4:14.03 by Preston’s Eric Ryan in 2005. Tennant blistered the 3200m in 9:14.84 eclipsing the 29 year old record held by Mike Kominsky of Oak Hill in 1980 by 2 ½ seconds . Tennant was pushed in the 1600m race by 800m winner Craig Pritt a senior from Preston. Pritt’s time was 4:17.77. Pritt took first in the 800m in 1:55.02. AAA Girls The AAA girls broke 5 West Virginia State track meet records. Three were in relay events and two were by individuals. Taylor Brown a junior from Jefferson was involved with two of those records. Brown broke the State Meet record in the 300m hurdles with a clocking of 44.34. The previous record was held by Chelsea Carrier of Buckhannon-Upshur in 2006 in 44.57. Brown led Jefferson (66 pts.) to victory in a tightly contested meet with Woodrow Wilson with 61 points. Jefferson’s 4 x 100m relay team broke a 29 year old record of 49.20 held by the 1980 Wheeling Park ladies with a time of 48.58. Members of the new State Meet record relay team are: Chelsea Bryan, Taylor Brown, Chelsey Flinchum, and Brittany Carr. Ari Kasprowicz, a senior from Preston, set the new standard in the 3200m in 10:49.15 by breaking her former teammate, Kaylyn Christopher, time of 10:55.52 that was set in 2006. The Hurricane ladies smashed the 4 x 800m relay record by over 5 seconds with the new benchmark of 9:31.14. Preston held the previous record of 9:36.53 which was set in 2007. Members of the record breaking relay were: Sahara Assi, Alex Dent, Sarah Davis, and Josie Crouch Wheeling Park ladies set the girls 4 x 102.5m shuttle hurdle relay State Record in 1:04.18. Members of the State Meet record shuttle hurdle relay are: Miranda Rios, Ashley Dolan, Alicia Bonar, and Hannah Gompers. Open the article to read the Double and Single A recaps.
Recaps of all 6 races including outstanding performances and State records will be posted. Photos and videos from Danny Farley will be uploaded this morning. Please check back later for more. (Complete Results are posted. There are 62 National Elite performances. Please upload any photos right to the meet page.) Here is a photo of the Cabell Midland State Champion AAA Girls 4 x 400m relay team. West Virginia State Championships begin today in Charleston at Laidley Field. Field events start at 2:00 and so do the track events. Track events will start with Single A girls 4 x 800m relay. Some of the favored teams to win a State title are St. Mary's for Single A girls, and Wheeling Central or Doddridge County for the boys. In Double A, Oak Hill is a strong favorite among the girl teams, but the boys Double A looks to be a close battle between Ravenswood and Oak Glen. In Triple A Jefferson and Hurricane are a toss up for the girls. Hedgesville and Jefferson look like the clear favorites to compete for the boys title. Use the link below to check for results. If you have any photos, you may upload them directly to the meet link. West Virginia State Championships 2009 State Track Meet Qualifiers AAA Boys AAA Girls AA Boys AA Girls A Boys A Girls State Records Games Committee Report
West Virginia High School Track and Field Region competition begins Wednesday May 13, 2009 with AA action. Class AAA Region action will be Thursday, May 14, 2009, and Class A meets will be held on Friday May 15. Pre-Region Leader Boards from Meets that were Hy-tek are included below. You may click on the event to get a full listing, click on an athlete to get their performances, and click on a school to explore their results and notes. Use these links to bounce around the site and see what we have available for your enjoyment. Team relays are also included. Good luck to all teams and athletes. High School Girls Pre-Region Leader Board High School Boys Pre-Region Leader Board
Grandt and Carrier Win Titles By Allison Hoehn for MSNsportsNet.com May 3, 2009 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University track and field athlete Clara Grandt took the 5,000-meter title, while Chelsea Carrier shared the 100-meter hurdle title today, at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Philadelphia, Pa. The Mountaineers finished seventh with 50 total points, while Louisville won the team title with 138 points. Connecticut was runner-up with 102 points. Georgetown placed third with 91 points, while Notre Dame finished with 85.5 points for fourth place. Host Villanova came in fifth with 80 points. Grandt finished with a time of 16:07.55. Freshmen Ahna Lewis and Sarah-Anne Brault posted NCAA regional qualifying times in the event; Lewis placed fifth with the time of 16:37. 26, followed by Brault who placed eighth (16:44.73). Sophomore Brooke Boening finished 15th with a time of 17:27.41. Grandt’s time is the second-best in school history, only behind All-American Megan Metcalfe, who set the bar at 15:47.64 in 2005. “The 5,000-meter race was the highlight of our day,” comments Coach Sean Cleary. “Today was Brault’s debut race and I’m very happy with her performance.” Carrier shared the title in the 100-meter hurdle race, posting a time of 13.59. She shared the first-place finish with Mycaiah Clemons of Pitt. This is Carrier’s second-consecutive title in the event. (Cont.)
West Virginia University track and field athlete, Clara Grandt, has been named WVU Athlete of the Week after her performance at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championship this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. Grandt took the 5,000-meter title with a time of 16:07.55. Grandt’s time is the second-best in school history, behind only All-American Megan Metcalfe (15:47.64 in 2005). Her performance helped WVU to a 7th-place finish with 50 total points. Louisville won the team title with 138 points. Connecticut was runner-up with 102 points. Georgetown placed third with 91 points, while Notre Dame finished with 85.5 points for fourth place. Host Villanova came in fifth with 80 points. With WVU’s BIG EAST Championship finishes this year, the team averages the fourth-best program in the 16-team field. The Mountaineers cross country team placed second in the event’s championship race earlier this year, while the indoor track team tied for fifth place at the conference meet in February.
Provided by Chris Kreger, WVIAC Meet Director May 2, 2009 WHEELING, WV – WV Wesleyan’s women claimed their seventh straight WVIAC Track and Field championship and 17th of the last 19 today at Wheeling Jesuit University with a team total of 234 points. The Griffins of Seton Hill University placed second with 146 team points followed by Concord University with 94 pt. Seton Hill sophomore Erin Beattie lead all individual scorers with 50 points being named the MVP of the this year’s meet. Four WVIAC meet records fell over the two day competition highlighted by Seton Hill’s Amanda Ponsonby in the Pole Vault jumping a height of 3.72m (12’3”). On the men’s side WV Wesleyan held off Seton Hill (144 points) and two-time defending champion Wheeling Jesuit (129 points) with a team total of 172 points. Concord’s Cornell Core was named MVP with 33.5 points. One WVIAC meet record fell for the men in the 4x400m relay by WV Wesleyan with time of 3:15.25 just .25 seconds from an NCAA Provisional mark. Complete event winners, which include several NCAA qualifying efforts and conference records, are listed below along with team standings. Individual award winners also follow: Women's Award Winners: Field: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill Track: Sarah Campanelli – Wheeling Jesuit Rookie: Brittany Robbins – Concord MVP: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill Coach: Jesse Skiles – WV Wesleyan Men's Award Winners: Field: Nate Janusey – Seton Hill Track: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit Rookie: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit MVP: Cornell Core - Concord Coach: Tim Creamer – Seton Hill