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.
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)
Abbey Harrison has a pair of All-State First-Team finishes to her credit. Can the junior make it three in a row?
Kelsey Chambers is preparing herself for a run at the Class AA/A state title. Cover Photo by Marcy Humme Chambers
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.
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
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
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.
Kaitlyn Workman has compiled an impressive resume thus far. Will the 2013 cross country season bring additional state honors?
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arguably West Virginia’s best prep female distance runner of all-time, Maggie Drazba, commits to run for West Virginia University.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
West Virginia entered sixty-six runners in various races at this prestigious meet, with eleven runners medaling and making the All-South Team.
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.
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.