The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission (WVSSAC) has posted the 2010 Track and Field Region Alignments and meet information. Please open the article for AA and A. AAA Region I Location: WheelingParkHigh School Director: Dwaine Rodgers, AD, WheelingPark HS Date: May 14, 2010 Schools: Brooke, WheelingPark, John Marshall, Morgantown, University, North Marion, Fairmont Sr., East Fairmont, Preston Region II Location: LewisCountyHigh School Director: Tim Derico, Principal, LewisCountyHigh School Date: May 14, 2010 Schools: Hampshire, Hedgesville, Martinsburg, Elkins, Musselman, Jefferson, Robert C. Byrd, Buckhannon-Upshur, Bridgeport, LewisCounty, Washington Region III Location: Laidley Field - Charleston Director: Carol Brown, AD, GeorgeWashingtonHigh School Date: May 14, 2010 Schools: George Washington, South Charleston, Capital, Riverside, NicholasCounty, Woodrow Wilson, Greenbrier East, Princeton, Logan Region IV Location: ParkersburgHigh School Director: Richard Lance, AD, Parkersburg HS Date: May 14, 2010 Schools: Nitro, St. Albans, Hurricane, Cabell Midland, Spring Valley, Huntington, Ripley, Parkersburg, Parkersburg South, Lincoln County, Winfield
Jackson meets provisional nationals requirement var min=11; var max=18; var element_ID_adjusted = "Content"; var fontSizeCookieName = "mars-fontSize"; checkFontSizeCookie(); Feb. 21, 2010 BLACKSBURG, Va. – Andrea Jackson placed second in the triple jump while Vanessa Jules and Kristin Smith tied for first place in high jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Saturday evening in Blacksburg. Jackson set a personal best with a mark of 42-02 feet (12.85) as she placed second behind Ayanna Alexander who jumped unattached. The jump meets the provisional distance for the Indoor National Championship. Jules and Smith each cleared 5-feet, seven inches as they tied for first place in the high jump. LaTricia Jones, as she has been all year, was right at the top when the women’s weight throw concluded. Jones nabbed second place with a distance of 57-11.75. LaTricia Jones
By Kelly Tuckwiller for MSNsportsNET.com February 21, 2010 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University track and field team concluded the 2010 BIG EAST Indoor Championships at the Armory in New York City today with a fourth-place showing. Chelsea Carrier (pictured) led the Lady Mountaineers. Open Article for more.
Wesleyan men's track stand-outs Ricky Kump (pictured) and Cuylor Edgell earned NCAA provisional qualifier status in the heptathlon over the weekend at the University of Akron Invitational. For the meet, Kump finished with 4,801 total points. His best event performance came in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.08 seconds earning him 854 points. Kump's next best outing came in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:49.13 for 775 points. He also broke the 700 point mark in the 60 meter hurdles as his time of 9.05 awarded him 735 points. Edgell meanwhile tallied 4,586 total points over the two-day event. His highest performance also came in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.35 which earned him 762 points.
By Kelly Tuckwiller for MSNsportsNET.com February 20, 2010 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team is currently in first place after day one of the BIG EAST Championships at the Armory in New York City. “I think today was evidence that the girls came to compete,” coach Sean Cleary says. “We made some interesting moves from where some of the girls were ranked nationally this week and I am proud of the girls and very excited with the outcome of day one.” Seniors Marie-Louise Asselin and Clara Grandt led the team, as they took the top spots in the 5,000-meter race. In her first time running the 5,000-meter race indoors, Asselin finished in first with a time of 15:58.15, while Grandt followed in second (16:04.24). Both times were school records as well as NCAA automatic qualifying times. (Please open the article for complete story.) Big East Championship concludes Sunday, February 21, 2010.
Marie Louise Asselin sprawled herself on the track a few meters from the finish line and reached her hand out to West Virginia teammate Clara Grandt for an exhausted low-five. They both got NCAA automatic qualifier they were looking for and owed each other a bit of thanks as well.