Articles by Mike McMillion

Mike McMillion

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  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Marissa Long

    Marissa Long fulfilled a dream with last year's All-State First-Team performance. The senior is looking for even greater results - for herself and her team - in 2013.
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Allison Villers

    Allison Villers looks to return to the podium at the state meet. Will another first-team placing for the senior help the Colts claim their fourth consecutive AA/A state championship? (Photo by Lance McDaniel)
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Abbey Harrison

    Abbey Harrison has a pair of All-State First-Team finishes to her credit. Can the junior make it three in a row?
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Kelsey Chambers

    Kelsey Chambers is preparing herself for a run at the Class AA/A state title. Cover Photo by Marcy Humme Chambers
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Brettley Harris

    As one of the top returnees in AA/A, Brettley Harris has his eyes fixed squarely on his prize - a top three finish at the state cross country championship meet in Ona. 
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Johnny Hogue

    Johnny Hogue has three podium finishes at the state meet. Will 2013 be his year to climb on top of the AA/A awards stand in cross country? Cover Photo by Lance McDaniel
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Andrew Milliron

    Andrew Milliron brings momentum into the 2013 cross country season, posting three PRs at the state track meet in May in Charleston. The senior from Jefferson should be a force to be reckoned with when the focus turns to Ona and beyond. Cover photo by Rollie Jacobs
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Abraham Merinar

    Abraham Merinar already has a state title in the 1,600-meter run. Now, he is looking to become Bridgeport's first individual boys cross country state champion.
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Kaitlyn Workman

    Kaitlyn Workman has compiled an impressive resume thus far. Will the 2013 cross country season bring additional state honors?
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Levi Snedegar

    Levi Snedegar is ranked No. 3 in Class AAA heading into the 2013 cross country season. Can he duplicate the great improvement he made in 2012?  
    11 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Paladino Twins

    Amelia Paladino, a senior distance standout at University High School, is the pre-season WV#1 ranked runner for AAA girls.   Andy Paladino, a senior at University High School, is the pre-season WV#4 ranked runner for AAA boys.   Cover Photo by Dalton Photography
    12 Months Ago - News
     
  • Joshua Minor 6th at Hershey National Championship 1600 Meter

    Joshua Minor, an upcoming eighth grader at Milton Middle School, placed sixth in the Boys 13-14 1600 Meter Run at the 2013 Hershey National Champiionship on August 03, 2013 at Hershey, Pennsylvania. Minor ran a new personal record in the 1600m in a time of 4:50, which was the fastest time posted this year by a West Virginia middle school runner.
    12 Months Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia 2013 Cross Country Preview: Matthew Brafford

    Matthew Brafford, a senior at GeorgeWashington High school, is the pre-season WV#1 ranked runner. This is the 1st in a series of previews on West Virginia High School boys’ and girls’ cross country for the 2013 cross country season.
    12 Months Ago - News
     
  • WV Runners Attend Smoky Mountain Running Camp

    Celebrating their 41st year, the Nike Smoky Mountain Running Camp located in Asheville, North Carolina, excites runners by teaching them the fundamentals and the skills they need to have while running for their high school/college. This camp uses the unique coaching skills of the great and former coach of the University of Oregon, Bill Bowerman.  
    1 Years Ago - News
     
  • Emily Godwin Signs With the University of North Carolina

    On Tuesday, wearing a light blue long-sleeve shirt with the letters “NC” on the front, Emily Godwin announced she will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall. She signed her Letter of Intent in front of family, friends, and coaches.
    1 Years Ago - News
     
  • Amelia Paladino Goes Sub-5 Minute Indoors for US#28

    On Saturday February 9th, 2013, Amelia (Millie) Paladino, of University High School in Morgantown, WV became only the second junior to run under five minutes, and the first West Virginia High School girl to break five minutes indoors. Paladino running for the WV Flyers ran 4:57.92 to finish third behind senior Jaime Phelan of Laurel Creek, 4:53.89 and senior Therese Haiss of Solon, 4:54.85 at the SPIRE Scholastic HS Showcase at SPIRE Institute (GaREAT Sports Complex) in Geneva, OH.  
    1 Years Ago - News
     
  • WV Runners 2012 Cross Country Runners of the Year: Drazba & Burcham

    WV Runners is proud to announce that senior distance standouts, Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland HS and Maggie Drazba of St. Marys HS, are the male and female Cross Country Athletes of the Year for 2012.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Maggie Drazba Chooses to Stay in State to run for WVU

    Arguably West Virginia’s best prep female distance runner of all-time, Maggie Drazba, commits to run for West Virginia University.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Jacob Burcham Commits to run for Oklahoma Sooners

    Jacob Burcham, a senior distance standout at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, WV, has made a commitment to run cross-country / track & field at the University of Oklahoma. Burcham will join fellow West Virginians, Brandon Doughty (class of 2011) and Eric Graff (class of 2012) of Jefferson High School / Shenandoah Junction, WV as Sooner teammates!  
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Castro Places 9th at AAU National XC Championship

    Noah Castro (L) and new 3000 meter CC American Record holder Andrew Avilla from New Hampshire Noah Castro, a fourth grader at Winfield Elementary School, placed ninth in the bantam boys division at the AAU National Cross Country Championships at Winthrop University / Rock Hill, SC. Castro covered the 3K course in a personal best time of 10:48.64 while the champion, Andrew Avila, set a new national record in 10:15.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Brafford Wins AAU XC National Championship

    Matthew Brafford, a junior at George Washington High School, just won the young men's high school division at the AAU National Cross Country Championships at Winthrop University / Rock Hill, SC.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • GW’s Matthew Brafford Competing for AAU National Cross Country Title

    Matthew Brafford, a junior at George Washington High School, is trying to claim gold for the second time in a week at the 2012 AAU National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Paladino & Drazba – WV’s First Females to Qualify for Foot Locker Nationals

    Amelia (Millie) Paladino (L), a junior at University High School in Morgantown, WV and Maggie Drazba (R), a senior at St. Marys High School in St. Marys, WV are West Virginia's first females to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • WV Brings Home Eleven Medals at Foot Locker South Regional

    West Virginia entered sixty-six runners in various races at this prestigious meet, with eleven runners medaling and making the All-South Team.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Ritchie County AA State Champs; Liberty Harrison's Franklin has 40-Point Performance

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Doddridge County Boys, Williamstown Girls Class A State Champions

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Berkeley Springs AA Girls State Champions; Frankfort's Welker, Jan Dominate

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Morgantown Girls Dethrone the Lady Bucs as AAA Girls Team Champions

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Burcham Triples 2 Years in a Row at WV State Meet

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Three Athletes Turn in 40-Point Performances at WV State Meet

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Records Soar at West Virginia State Track Meet

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia State Meet: Day 1 Highlights

    A concise snapshot of Day 1 highlights with meet records noted
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Buffalo Boys, St. Marys Girls Break Class A 4x800m Relay State Meet Records

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Drazba of St. Marys Repeats as Class A 3200 Meter State Champion

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Doddridge County Boys, Girls Win Class “A” Titles at Gazette Relays

    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.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Morgantown Girls Win at Dave Ice Girls Invitational

    The Morgantown High School girls track team won nine events and the team title, while Morgantown’s Natasha Trott (sprints) won four events to help the girls’ team to a first place finish at the Dave Ice Girls Invitational at Nelson Field in Bellaire, OH.  
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Fort Hill Boys, Keyser Girls Win AMAC Championships

    The Fort Hill boys and the Keyser girls track teams finished first at the AMAC Championships on April 25th, 2012 at Keyser High School Track in Keyser, WV.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Eastern Relays: Kirtner 7th Place in 1600m in 4:14.12

    Joseph Kirtner, a senior at Winfield High School, placed seventh in the High School Boys 1600 Meter Run in a time of 4:14.12 at the Eastern Relays on April 28, 2012 at University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Three Middle School Runners Under 10:40 in 3200m at Chic-Fil-A Classic

    The top three middle school distance runners in the state went head-to-head at the Chic-Fil-A Classic this past Thursday at Laidley Field in the 3200-meter run.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Penn Relays: Burcham 2nd in Mile in 4:09.49

    Jacob Burcham, a junior distance standout at Cabell Midland High School, placed second in the High School Boys' Mile Run Championship in a time of 4:09.49 at the Penn Relays Carnival on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Drazba 7th Place Penn Relays 3000m in 9:55.66

    Maggie Drazba, a junior distance standout at St. Marys High School, placed seventh in the High School Girls’ 3000-meter run in a new PR of 9:55.66 at the Penn Relays Carnival on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA.  
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Emily Godwin - The All Around Athlete

    One of the most successful and all-around female prep track & field athletes in West Virginia of all time, Buckhannon-Upshur’s Emily Godwin continues to build upon her success. This season Godwin has already competed in eleven meets; winning gold 39 out of 44 events.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • A.j White WV#1 in Shot Put, Discus

    A.j White, a senior at Hurricane High School, set a personal record in the discus with a throw 165’ 2” at the BB&T Classic on April 20, bettering his personal best of 164’ 1”, established just three days earlier at the Holzier Clinic Sports Medicine Clinic Invitational.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • West Virginia Middle School Leaders

    West Virginia Track and Field 2012 Middle School Leaders (Updated 4/24/12) Cover Photo of Samuel Thomas of Horace Mann by Mike McMillion
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • St. Albans' Drury Wins Shot Put, Discus at BB&T Classic

    CHARLESTON - Bethany Drury of St. Albans High School won the girls shot put and discus this past Friday at the BB&T Classic Track & Field Meet that was held at the Laidley Field in Charleston, WV. The meet was hosted by George Washington High School.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Franfort Duo Shines at Chuck Zonis Invitational in MD

    The Frankfort High School girls’ track & field team competed at the Chuck Zonis Invitational on April 21st, 2012 at the Mike Callas Stadium at North Hagerstown High School in Hagerstown, MD. Frankfort’s Bria Welker and Katie Jan combined to win six events out of sixteen events scored, while Welker brought home high point honors by scoring a possible forty points.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Wheeling Park Boys, Morgantown Girls Win at TRAC

    Cover photo of Brynn Harshbarger by John Olson The Wheeling Park High School boys track team won nine events and the team title, while Morgantown’s Natasha Trott (sprints) and Brynn Harshbarger (distance) combined to win four events to help the girls’ team to a first place finish at the inaugural Two Rivers Athletic Conference Track & Field Championship at Erickson All-Sports Facility in Parkersburg.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Winfield Boys, Buckhannon-Upshur Girls Win at Capital City Classic

    The Winfield High School boys track team won nine events and the team title, while Buckhannon-Upshur’s Emily Godwin won four events to help the girls’ team to a first place finish at Friday’s Capital City Classic.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Amelia Paladino Runs WV#3 All-Time in 3200m

    Amelia Paladino, a sophomore at University High School, ran a PR of 10:47.92 in the 3200-meter run at Russ Parsons/Clear Channel Radio Invitational for the WV#3 girls’ high school finish of all time.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • WV Runners Weekly Recap 4/08/12 - 4/14/12

    (Weekly Recap) Meet Highlights: Included are the performances entered for each meet that met the national silver or gold standard for the week of 4/8/12 to 4/14/12. We will update as results come in. Please check back.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Cabell Midland Boys 4X800 WV#1 All-Time 7:51.89

    COLUMBIA, SC - Jacob Burcham a distance standout at Cabell Midland High School anchored the Knights to a second place finish in the 4 x 800-meter relay during the opening day of the 20th Annual Taco Bell Track & Field Classic at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC. Taco Bell Boys 4x800m Relay Video Matt_Lucas_Video_4 x 800m
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  • Drazba Runs US#5 and New State Record 1600m in 4:51.88

    Maggie Drazba a junior from St. Marys High School in St. Marys, WV, just ran a US#5 best time and new West Virginia state record of 4:51.88 in the Girls 1600-meter run at the Pizza House Invitational being held at the Ritchie County High School Track in Ellenboro, WV. The previous State Record was held by Kaylyn Christopher of Preston High School in 2007 in a time of 4:54.82 at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Viney Making Another Run at State Track Titles

    Cam Viney a senior at Elkins High School came up big at last years WV State Track Meet, by winning high point honors over an elite field. Viney “a sprinter/hurdle specialist” is the defending WV State Champion in the 400 meter dash and 300 meter hurdles, and was State Runner-up in the 200 meter dash and 110 meter hurdles.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Hurricanes Tori Dent & A.j White Achieve National Silver Standard

    HURRICANE, WV - The Hurricane High School boy's and girl's track and field teams each finished third with a strong showing on April 5th, 2012 at the Teays Physical Therapy Invitational at the Hurricane High School Track. The Redskins had two athletes who had performances that met the national silver standard as Tori Dent took first in the 800-meter run and A.j White took first in the discus.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Andrew Shaffer Completes Triple at Ripley Invitational

    Richwood High School senior Andrew Shaffer completed a triple in the distance events at the Ripley Invitational this past Thursday. The class-A distance standout ran new season best times of 4:33.20 in the 1600m and 10:04.59 in the 3200m, and he ran a PR of 2:05.55 in the 800m.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Shaffer Wins 1600m at Myrtle Beach SC in 4:26.35

    Will Shaffer and the Skyhawks of Scott High School of Madison West Virginia competed at the Beach Run Invitational on April 7th, 2012 at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Shaffer, a junior, placed first with a PR of 4:26.35 in the high school boys’ 1600-meter run.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Kirtner Leads Strong Group at Teays Physical Theraphy

    Joseph Kirtner, a senior at Winfield High School, won three events at the Teays Physical Therapy Invitational on Thursday at Hurricane High School. He ran 2:01.01 in the 800m, ran a new season best time of 4:22.48 in the 1600m, and anchored the 4 x 800m relay.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Harshbarger’s 11:01 3200-meter puts her in an Elite Class

    Brynn Harshbarger, Morgantown High School junior, won the girls' individual 3200-meter run title at the South Hills Classic meet on Saturday, March 31st at Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh, PA. Her time of 11:01.19 is tops among West Virginia High School girls’ all-classes for the 2012 outdoor track & field season.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Burcham runs US#4 1600m in 4:11.49

    Jacob Burcham followed up where he left off during the Indoor track season with a strong 1600-meter performance at the Carlos Akers Memorial Track & Field Meet with a US #4 performance in a time of 4:11.49. The time wasn’t a personal best, but it’s still early in the season.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Sami Harris is out for the Track Season

    In case you haven’t heard the bad news yet, the 2012 track season will be without Charleston Catholic distance stand-out Sami Harris.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Friends and Rivals Off To A Fast Start!

    You may assume that the two top competitors at the McKinley Invitational, Horace Mann Middle’s Samuel Thomas, 14, and Winfield Middle’s Braxton McMillion, 13, would be bitter rivals. You would be wrong to think that.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Emily Godwin, National Elite High Jumper, Begins Outdoor Season On A Positive Note

    Buckhannon-Upshur junior high jumper Emily Godwin begins outdoor season on a positive note this past Saturday at the Point Pleasant HCSM First Call Invitational, winning the event with a jump of 5’-06”.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Will Shaffer Sets Early Season PRs

    Will Shaffer, a junior at Scott High School in Madison, WV, picked up where he left off during the 2011 track and field season in the 1600m run.
    2 Years Ago - News