The WVIAC track and field championships have completed the multi-events with one of the most spectacular finishes in league history. GLENVILLE, W. Va. – In one of the best finishes ever in the men’s decathlon two competitors, Seton Hill’s Josh Fouse and Wheeling Jesuit’s Craig Neiswanger, found themselves tied and a third, defending champion Cuylor Edgell of WV Wesleyan, 221 points down with 1500m remaining. With an event record-setting time of 4:26.68, Edgell came back to capture the WVIAC men’s decathlon for the second year by a margin of two points (6389) while Fouse finished second (6387) and Craig Neiswanger finished third (6381). Each of the top three set a personal goal themselves as they each hit an NCAA provisional mark in the decathlon.
File photo Harris, McCauley, and Drazba at the WV State XC Championship Harris, Drazba, Propst, and McCauley are familiar names in distance running in the State of West Virginia. These four girls are used to being at the top of the rankings. Currently sophomore Sami Harris of Charleston Catholic with a 11:16.32 leads the girls 3200m rankings by a slim margin over Maggie Drazba (11:16.81) of St. Mary's.
Photo courtesy of Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Cabell Midland's Jacob Burcham has served notice that his freshman year was no fluke when he posted the fastest 1600m time of his career at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitational with a first place time of 4:13.69. At the time of this article Burcham's time was the 10th fastest in the U.S. this year. The sophomore running on his home track in Ona, WV also won the 800m run in 1:57.47. Last year Burcham was the fastest freshman in the nation and came close to setting the national records for freshmen in the mile wilth a 4:15.10 at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
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