Warren Coon, Sherman Track and Field coach, passed away Friday at his home after a long battle with cancer. When I get funeral arrangements, I will post them here. "Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday June 1 in the Sherman High School gymnasium. Visitiation will be from 10:00 AM-2:00PM before the service....wear your school colors (his request) or your Team Coon Bear t-shirt."
At the West Virginia High School State Track Meet at Laidley Field in Charleston, WV on May 18-19, Ritchie County High School boys track team won its second Class AA title in three years.
The Doddridge County High School boys and the Williamstown High School girls track teams blew away the Class A competition at the West Virginia State Track Meet at Charleston’s Laidley Field on May 18th-19th, 2012. This year's Class A State Meet was a record-breaking year for both the boys and girls. They had a combined total of eighteen performances that bettered the State Meet record, ten for the girls and eight for the boys.
The Berkeley Springs High School girls' track team won five events and the team title, while Frankfort’s Bria Welker turned in a 40-point performance and earned high point honors at the West Virginia High School Class AA Girls Track & Field State Championships on May 18th-19th, 2012 at Laidley Field in Charleston, WV.
Going into the West Virginia High School Track & Field State Tournament, which was held on May 18th-19th at Charleston Laidley Field, the Buckhannon-Upshur girls' track team were looking for a third straight team team championship. However, Morgantown's Coach Steve Blinco said at the beginning of the track season that he felt people were counting his team out. Blinco knew in his heart that the Mohigans would be in the hunt for the Team Championship. "We have a lot of young talent, but just don't count us out!" said Blinco.
Using contributions from across their roster, the Jefferson High School boys team earned their third straight West Virginia AAA Track & Field title on Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston.
During the 2011 West Virginia State Track Meet, then Sophomore Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland High School, ran an impressive triple with a 1:54.01 in the 800 meter run, a 4:08.80 in the 1600 meter run, and a 9:11.29 in the 3200 meter run. He pulled off the same triple this year with an amazing 3200m record.
Fans of West Virginia High School Track & Field are still in awe of the spectacular record breaking performances at this year's State Meet in which three athletes turned in 40-point performances by winning a total of four individual events apiece. Never has a State Meet produced this many perfect scores.
The 98th Boys and 38th Girls West Virginia High School Track & Field State Championships were held on May 18th-19th, 2012 at Laidley Field Track in Charleston WV. Some of West Virginia's brightest stars shined during this two day tournament. There were fourteen records set in the girls and eleven in the boys. In all, we had a combined total of twenty-five records set over the course of the meet, with nine records being set in the Class A Girls, two in the Class AA Girls, three in the Class AAA Girls, seven in the Class A Boys, one in the Class AA Boys, and three in the Class AAA Boys.
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It was sultry day at Laidley Field and the performances heated up. Fourteen state or meet records were broken on Day 1 with more sure to follow today. As expected the AAA Boys meet is tight.
A concise snapshot of Day 1 highlights with meet records noted
In the Class A Boys, the Buffalo High School boys 4x800m relay team of (Isaiah Robinson, Evan Childers, Jonathan Torman, and Dylan Rich) repeat as State Champions. They also broke the Class A Boys State Meet Record in this event in a time of 8:09.05. The previous State Meet Record was held by Doddridge County High School of (Troy Wilsoncroft, Levi Grandt, Jason Oldaker, David Orejuela) back in 2005 in a time of 8:21.58.
Maggie Drazba, a junior at St.Marys High School, won the Class A Girls 3200 meter run in a new State Meet record time of 10:59.09. Finishing second by over one minute and 15 seconds behind her teammate was senior Jenny Brewer of St. Marys High School in 12:14.90, third was junior Nele Frey Doddridge County High School in 12:20.91, fourth was Ashley Cassidy of Tucker County High School in 12:21.30, fifth was senior Bethany Carroll of Doddridge County High School in 12:25.97, and the sixth place finish went to senior Sarah Smith of Cameron High School in 12:28.34.
The athletes and the weather are heating up at the 2012 WV State Track and Field Championships. More to follow. See article comments for updates.
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It was not without some controversy but at the end of the day, the Washington girls Track & Field team seized the Potomac Valley Conference AAA Championship title on Saturday at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, WV. It was not without some controversy but at the end of the day, the Washington girls Track & Field team seized the Potomac Valley Conference AAA Championship title on Saturday at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, WV.
The Jefferson boys track team continued their season long dominance of the eastern West Virginia track scene by rolling to an easy victory Saturday at the Potomac Valley Conference Championships. Running on their home track and without some key participants, Jefferson notched a 175 to 113 victory over second place Martinsburg under deceptively hot and humid conditions throughout the day. Rounding out the field, Hedgesville was a close third with 107 points followed by Musselman (58.5) and Washington (54.5).
Errin Baynes couldn’t wait to get his 2012 track season under way. A first-meet clearance of 6 feet, 10 inches on March 31 made the Wheeling Park standout even more excited about the rest of the year. Now with the state meet in Charleston just two weeks away, the Southern Cal signee is still waiting for the rest of the year.
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College men’s track & field team finished as the runner-up, while the women claimed third place at the 2012 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships hosted by Geneva on Saturday. Senior Taylor Hockman (Martinsburg, W. Va./Hedgesville) also defended his championships in both the triple jump (13.62m) and long jump (6.72m) for the second consecutive year and was selected as the PAC Field MVP.
The Doddridge County High School boys & girls track teams won the Class “A” titles at the Gazette / Friends of Coal Relays on April 27th to April 28th, 2012 at Laidley Field, Charleston, WV.