October starts with a bang in Ohio this weekend as the 5th running of the Midwest Meet of Champions takes place in Hilliard, Ohio. Zach Wills (Mason, OH) will look to make this a three-peat on the boys' side, while Emma Brink (Sacred Heart, KY) and Waverly Neer (Culver Academies, IN) headline the girls' race.
Milesplit photo of the start of a Cross Country meet Top 50 Times run in West Virginia this season for High School Boys and Girls
On a hot and dry day in Kentucky, Chris Walden (Carmel, IN) and Emma Brink (Sacred Heart, KY) took the individual titles at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in some blazing times. Walden's 14:57 is an improvement upon his showing last weekend against Zach Wills in Ohio, while Brink is a repeat winner after a close win last year. Here's a look at the races from today. (Photo by Dan Andrews)
File Photo by Karen Thornton courtesy of Cabell Midland Sophomore Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland placed 3rd at the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational held at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville with a West Virginia #1 time this year in 15:19.08. Check back later for meet recap by our Kentucky Milesplit site.
Another edition of the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational is upon and there is plenty of anticipation this time around. Carmel (IN) will make the trip south to see if they can steal the show at another big invite, while some of Kentucky's finest will look to make their name against some national-level talent. Full preview, forecast, and virtual meet breakdown are inside.
CORRECTION: Cody Pelliccioni from Morgantown leads the rankings with an amazing 15:22 at the Red White and Blue Classic. This is a 4:57 mile pace! I apologize for not having this PA meet in the rankings when the article was published. This is the 25th fastest time in the Nation this year. WV Runners is currently up to date with a few exceptions. I am still missing the Small school results from the Brunswick Invitational, the Judge Charles W. Woodward Relays from 9/7, and the Bob Creamer Memorial 3K from 9/4 which is a college meet at Wheeling Jesuit. I will be glad to post small meets, college meets, and middle school meets along with the high school invitationals if you e-mail me the results. Currently, Sarah McCauley of Philip Barbour leads the rankings for the girls with a 18:53 posted at the Chick-Fil-A. Letitia Propst of Elkins is narrowly in second with a 18:57.9 clocking at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational. Brandon Doughty, senior, from Jefferson leads the boys with a Milesplit first team elite time of 15:45 ran at the Interstate Classic. Sophomore Jacob Burcham from Cabell Midland is right on his heels with a 15:49 posting at the GEICO Classic. Brandon Doughty photo by Charlie Pritt WV High School Girl Rankings WV High School Boy Rankings
File Photo: Dayton McVicker at 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals This year’s Chick-Fil-A Invitational, held on the home course of Williamstown High School saw great competition and quick times! This invitational, which is one of the largest invitationals in the state with over 400 runners finishing this year, produced 5 Milesplit Elite performances.
Jacob Burcham (File Photo) This year’s Geico Classic, which was held on Cabell Midland High School’s cross country course this past weekend, showed significant improvement in time from last year’s race and produced many Personal Records from some of the best competition in the state.
Seton Hill is the pre-season pick of WVIAC coaches to win the 2010 men's and women's cross country championships. (PRINCETON, W.Va.)---Seton Hill is the coaches' choice to claim the 2010 WVIAC men's and women's cross country championships. The Griffins edged West Virginia Wesleyan, Wheeling Jesuit, and Concord in tight voting atop the men's poll. The coaches placed SHU, Wesleyan, Concord, and Wheeling Jesuit in the top four spots in the women's voting. Seton Hill, which shared last season's men's title with West Virginia Wesleyan, returns nine runners from that squad. 2009 WVIAC individual champion Dom Camasso, Ben Rogers, Mike Ortiz, and Jon Bogert head up the SHU returnees. (Open article for Pre-season coaches poll and more)