Articles Archive

  • Burcham, Midland Boys Win at Home; Propst Gets 3rd Individual Title, University High Girls Win

    One of the Best AAA Boys Races West Virginia has ever seen!   Propst winning her third individual state title   The AAA boys kicked off the afternoon in Ona, WV. Some people were calling it the most exciting race of the day. Others called it the fastest state meet in recent history.

    Wesley McKinney - October 31, 2010 - Comment
  • McCauley, Philip Barbour Girls Win Big; Grafton Boys, Woodford Repeat

    Woodford on his way to the AA-A Boys Victory   McCauley making her move at the 2 mile mark Under clear, sunny skies, the AA-A boys kicked off things in Ona, WV at the West Virginia Cross Country State Championships.

    Wesley McKinney - October 31, 2010 - Comment
  • Live Results for 2010 West Virginia State XC Championships

    Congratulations to 2010 WV State Champions Drew Woodford, Sarah McCauley, Jacob Burcham, and Letitia Propst and to the teams of Grafton Boys, Philip Barbour Girls, Cabell Midland Boys, and University Girls. More coverage coming later this weekend.     Grafton Boys AA-A WV State Champions    Philip Barbour Girls WV AA-A Girls State Champions    Cabell Midland Boys  WV AAA State Champions     University Girls WV AAA State Champions   2010 WV XC State Meet Live Results   WV Runners State Meet Web Site   Cabell Midland is providing live results for the 2010 West Virginia State XC Championships for those of you who can't make the trip to Ona. West Virginia Runners would like to thank Cabell Midland for the outstanding job of hosting the State Championships. We look forward to seeing you there.    

    Douglas McDaniel - October 28, 2010 - Comment
  • 2010 WV State Championship Qualifiers

      Attention Coaches, The 2010 WV State Championship qualifiers are listed below. Please click on your division and check for spelling of your athletes names. If there is a correction to be made, email ASAP and we'll make the correction.   Click on your division   Boys AAA / Girls AAA  Boys AA-A / Girls AA-A   All runners listed will receive a race number, but qualifying teams must select only 7 runners to race.   Coaches check out coaches & meet information in the information section. Read carefully and follow all instructions.   Cabell Midland State Meet Web Site

    Press Release - October 27, 2010 - Comment
  • State Meet Weekend!

      This Saturday is the day!  Cabell Midland High School will once again be hosting the West Virginia High School State Cross Country Championships.  If you’ve never been to Cabell Midland for the state meet, I strongly encourage you to come out.  They put on a great meet, and the awards ceremony is one of the best I’ve seen among any high school sport awards ceremony!   The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Boys AA/A race.  The Girls AA/A race starts at 10:45 a.m.  The AA/A awards are at 11:45 a.m.  The last two races of the day are the Boys AAA race at 1:00 p.m and the Girls AAA race at 1:45 p.m.  The AAA awards begin at 2:30 p.m.  This meet looks to have some of the best competition this state has ever seen.  So, come on out and enjoy the show!

    Lance McDaniel - October 26, 2010 - Comment
  • Cross Country Regionals!

    On October 21, 310 St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope.  On October 21, 686 Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope.  On October 21, 1492 Columbus lands on San Salvador Island and “discovers America.”  On October 21, 1512 Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.  On October 21, 1555 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king.  And on October 21, 2010 cross country regional races were underway all over the state of West Virginia.  

    Lance McDaniel - October 22, 2010 - Comment
  • MileSplit XC Super 50 Individuals (5th release)

    A few changes and a few editions, but look for the action to heat up in the coming weeks!

    - October 19, 2010 - 18 Comments
  • MileSplit XC Super 50 Individuals (4th release)

    Few changes as most are idle, but there are a handful of new editions to the national roster.

    - October 19, 2010 - 25 Comments
  • RunWV Brandi Bowen Scholarship 5K to be Held November 7th

      The 2nd annual RunWV Brandi Bowen Scholarship 5K will be held at Cline Stansberry Stadium and Rails-to-Trails on Sunday, November 7th at 3:00 PM.  All the profits from this race will be donated to the Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Fund. Brandi Bowen was a 2007 graduate of Doddridge County High School.  Brandi was a standout athlete at DCHS, but more importantly, she was a standout person.  She was attending Glenville State College and running on their Cross Country and Track & Field teams when she lost her life in a tragic auto accident in February 2009. Her parents have established the Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Fund to help carry on Brandi’s legacy.  The fund is managed by the Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia. (open article for more) Entry Form for RunWV Brandi Bowen Scholarship 5K

    Press Release - October 15, 2010 - Comment
  • Propst Wins 3 in a Row; Back in Top Form

    File photo of Letitia Propst by   Letita Propst, senior from Elkins, is closing in on the end of her illustrious cross country career. Propst is a two time West Virginia AAA State Champion in cross country. The Elkins sensation earned her first title as a freshman in 2007 and repeated in 2008 as a sophomore with her 5K personal best time of 18:28.14. Propst seems to be back to her winning form by winning her last three cross country meets and five meets this year. She most recently won the NCAC meet held on October 6th at Preston with a time of 20:14.18. Her fastest clocking of the year was 18:57.90 at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational in Pittsburg, PA on September 11 when she wrapped up 4th place out of a 133 runners. Other meets this year that Propst has won are: West Virginia Insurance Invitational, Don Swiger Invitational, Geico Classic, and another NCAC meet.

    Douglas McDaniel - October 13, 2010 - Comment
  • Best Practices for Cross Country Course Measurement

    Cross country by its nature features varied terrain, elevation, and weather conditions.  There will always be variance and two people measuring the same course (or even the same person measuring twice) will probably come up with two different measures.  However, if we lay down certain ground rules then those differences can be minimized and course lengths kept within a reasonable range of 5,000 meters.

    Jason Byrne - October 13, 2010 - 41 Comments
  • McVicker Wins Second Invitational of the 2010 Season

    Photo courtesy of    There are less than 20 days until the West Virginia High School cross country state meet, and the men’s AAA race looks to be an exciting one.  With names like Jacob Burcham and Cody Pelliccioni, one tends to forget the other very talented harriers in the hunt for an individual state title.  One in particular is the senior from Fairmont Senior, Dayton McVicker.  In a sport where placing matters more than times, McVicker is showing he has what it takes to contend for the title.  He recently won the Times Invitational, beating 93 other runners and some of the top competition in the state.  Earlier in the season McVicker placed 1st of 109 runners at the popular West Virginia early season meet, the Chick-Fil-A Invitational.  I look forward to watching McVicker mix it up with top competition in the state!

    Lance McDaniel - October 11, 2010 - Comment
  • GPS: The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is NOT a Straight Line

    One of the most hotly debated discussions on any cross country discussion board (including our own) is the accuracy of courses.  This article will not attempt to dive into that debate or the exact method you should use to measure the course. We will debunk one thing and one thing only: why GPS readings have no place in the discussion.

    Jason Byrne - October 09, 2010 - 35 Comments
  • WVIAC Runners Place High in Louisville

       This past weekend saw one of the largest collegiate cross country invitationals in the South, and the runners from the WVIAC placed high.  The Greater Louisville Classic, held at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky had over 1500 finishers in the college races, and the entire meet produced 20 national elite times.

    Lance McDaniel - October 05, 2010 - Comment
  • Pelliccioni is Quietly Making Some Noise

      Cody Pelliccioni, senior from Morgantown, is having an awesome season. On September 11, Pelliccioni placed 2nd at the Red, White & Blue Classic in Pittsburg, PA in 15:22. To prove it wasn't a fluke, he finished 3rd at the Great American Cross Country Festival this past Saturday in Cary, NC. with a personal best time of 15:14.40 and a WV #2 season best. The AAA boys race is shaping up to be a great race among several contenders.

    Douglas McDaniel - October 05, 2010 - Comment
  • Burcham Ranked 20th Nationally

    Burcham moving into 2nd at the Midwest Meet of Champions   Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland finished 2nd at the Midwest Meet of Champions with an impressive 15:05 clocking, just behind the 14th nationally ranked Zach Wills of Ohio who ran 15:01. With his performance Burcham was recognized by Milesplit's XC Super 50 rankings. Considering Burcham played football last year, this is amazing.   Burcham Video MMOC Runner-Up   Milesplit XC Super 50 Individuals  

    Douglas McDaniel - October 05, 2010 - Comment
  • WVRunners Need Results

    I am missing results from several meets. In order to have a good ranking system, WVRunners need all the results.   These are the ones I know I am missing:   2010-10-02   Berkeley Springs Invitational (Posted 10/4) 2010-10-02   Lawrence County Fall Challenge (Posted 10/4) 2010-10-02   Princeton Invitational 2010-09-30   AMAC Meet (meet moved to Thursday 10/7) 2010-09-29   Greenbrier East Invitational

    Douglas McDaniel - October 04, 2010 - Comment