Articles Archive

  • New WV Talent On the Horizon

    There were several jaw dropping performances by the youth of West Virginia at the WV AAU Junior Olympics National Qualifier. The future of track and field in West Virginia is going to be in good hands.   I will mention a few, but check out the results for all of the outstanding times and marks from yesterday's meet.   Nine year old Victoria Starcher from Ripley ran the 400m dash in 1:11.43. Thirteen year old Samuel Thomas from Charleston may have the most impressive early resume of all. Thomas competing in the sub-youth division won the 1500m run in 4:48.72 and the 3000m in 10:15.01. These are national caliber times for the sub-youth division. Perhaps an All-American title or two may come his way at the National AAU meet. Fourteen year old Jordan Dieffenbach from Morgantown high jumped 5' 6" and fourteen year old Lauren London from Hurricane pole vaulted 9' 6".   Congrats to all the AAU athletes.  

    Douglas McDaniel - June 19, 2011 - Comment
  • WV Athletes Shine at New Balance Outdoor Nationals

      Greensboro, N.C.--While West Virginia is known nationally for its ability to produce outstanding distance runners, it was a sprinter that stole the show at New Balance Outdoor Nationals.   Harpers Ferry-native and current Jefferson star Dante Price won the Boys’ Emerging Elite 200-meter dash with a time of 21.95 seconds. Price, who is one of only two West Virginia sprinters to break 22 seconds in the event this year, missed his season personal best by .01 seconds.   Price also ran in the Boys’ Emerging Elite 100-meter dash clocking a time of 11.03 seconds, but failed to qualify for finals.

    Wesley McKinney - June 19, 2011 - Comment
  • AAU Junior Olympics National Qualifier Information

                                                                                                                                        June 14, 2011   Entry deadline:   AAU Junior Olympics age group Youth TRACK & FIELD National Qualifier. (open article)  

    Press Release - June 14, 2011 - Comment
  • McVicker Runs 9:12.16 WV#1 Two Mile at Midwest Distance Gala

    File Photo of McVicker at the WV State Championships   Fairmont Senior Dayton McVicker ran a WV#1 best time in the 2 mile in 9:12.16 placing 3rd at the Midwest Distance Gala held at The Sports Complex on the campus of Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois on Saturday, June 11. The fast time also converts to the fastest 3200m in the Mountaineer state. Congrats to Dayton for this accomplishment and his outstanding career.   Boys Two Mile Runners Space Video - Midwest Distance Gala 2011   McVicker is scheduled to run the 2 Mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals this coming weekend in Greensboro on the campus of North Carolina AT&T University.

    Douglas McDaniel - June 12, 2011 - Comment
  • Burcham Runs 4:07 Full Mile!

    In this past weekend's Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet in New York, Cabell Midland sophomore Jacob Burcham clocked a very impressive 4:07.66 full mile in the High School Boys' Dream Mile!  Great job Jacob!!

    Lance McDaniel - June 12, 2011 - Comment
  • Carrier Takes Bronze in Heptathlon

      By Katie Kane for June 10, 2011 09:00 PM DES MOINES, Iowa – West Virginia University senior Chelsea Carrier took home first team all-American honors as she placed third in the heptathlon at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Press Release - June 11, 2011 - Comment
  • Three WVU Mountaineers Earn All-American Honors

    By Katie Kane for June 09, 2011 08:39 PM DES MOINES, Iowa – Three West Virginia University competitors walk away from day two of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as third team all-Americans. Press Release - June 10, 2011 - Comment
  • WVU Harrison Second in 10K

      By Katie Kane for June 08, 2011 10:46 PM DES MOINES, Iowa – West Virginia University juniors Kate Harrison and Sarah-Anne Brault closed out the final event of day one at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a second-place and 10th place finish, respectively, in the 10,000-meter run Press Release - June 09, 2011 - Comment
  • Capital City Striders Invitational Information

      PRESS RELEASE:                                               June 7, 2011   TRACK & FIELD   The 25th  Annual CAPITAL CITY STRIDERS INVITATIONAL TRACK MEET WILL BE held on Friday June 10th beginning at 4:30 PM and SATURDAY JUNE  11 at 8:00 AM in University of Charleston Stadium AT LAIDLEY FIELD.   All age group competitors from 4 to 84 are welcomed.   Entry form my be picked up at Laidley Field from 6 to 8 PM or at the Embassy Suites Headquarters RM 230 on Friday.    For more information call Paul Gilmer at 389-1982 or e-mail ( or open article  

    Press Release - June 08, 2011 - Comment
  • WV High School Final Rankings

    WV Runners is posting the final high school outdoor track and field rankings based on the performances extracted by meets that used HY-Tek or Race Tab.   Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland, Brandon Franklin of Liberty Harrison, and Ricky Jordan of Linsly lead the guys by having the best times or marks in multiple events. Emily Godwin of Buckhannon-Upshur, Jasmine Hosby of Martinsburg, Maggie Drazba of St. Mary's, and Karissa Knabenshue of Buckhannon-Upshur are multiple leaders for the ladies.   WV High School Girls Final Outdoor Rankings   WV High School Boys Final Outdoor Rankings

    Douglas McDaniel - June 02, 2011 - Comment