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.
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.
June 14, 2011 Entry deadline: AAU Junior Olympics age group Youth TRACK & FIELD National Qualifier. (open article)
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.
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!!
By Katie Kane for MSNsportsNET.com 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 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 (PJGilmer@aol.com) or open article
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