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West Virginia State Championships Recap May 24, 2009

  62 performances met or exceeded the Milesplit National Silver Standard. (updated 5/27/09) WV Athletes Achieving National Elite Performances   Numerous State meet records fell in the 2009 West Virginia State Championships.    State Meet Records Updated 5/23/2009   Meet Recaps:   AAA Boys   Hedgesville Senior High School easily took the boys AAA race by a 24 point margin over Jefferson 92 - 68. It was a total team effort as Jordan Reed claimed the only races for Hedgesville. Reed sprinted to the win in the 100m in 11.36 after posting a 10.85 in the preliminaries. Reed came back and slammed the field in the 200m with a time of 21.98. Reed gathered 24 points after earning points in Hedgesville’s runner-up relays in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m.   Zach Tennant a senior from North Marion was the outstanding performer as he broke West Virginia State meet records in the 1600m and 3200m. Tennant took 1st in the 1600m in 4:13.84 bettering the old record of 4:14.03 by Preston’s Eric Ryan in 2005. Tennant blistered the 3200m in 9:14.84 eclipsing the 29 year old record held by Mike Kominsky of Oak Hill in 1980 by 2 ½ seconds . Tennant was pushed in the 1600m race by 800m winner Craig Pritt a senior from Preston. Pritt’s time was 4:17.77. Pritt took first in the 800m in 1:55.02.   AAA Girls   The AAA girls broke 5 West Virginia State track meet records. Three were in relay events and two were by individuals. Taylor Brown a junior from Jefferson was involved with two of those records. Brown broke the State Meet record in the 300m hurdles with a clocking of 44.34. The previous record was held by Chelsea Carrier of Buckhannon-Upshur in 2006 in 44.57. Brown led Jefferson (66 pts.) to victory in a tightly contested meet with Woodrow Wilson with 61 points. Jefferson’s 4 x 100m relay team broke a 29 year old record of 49.20 held by the 1980 Wheeling Park ladies with a time of 48.58. Members of the new State Meet record relay team are: Chelsea Bryan, Taylor Brown, Chelsey Flinchum, and Brittany Carr.   Ari Kasprowicz, a senior from Preston, set the new standard in the 3200m in 10:49.15 by breaking her former teammate, Kaylyn Christopher, time of 10:55.52 that was set in 2006.   The Hurricane ladies smashed the 4 x 800m relay record by over 5 seconds with the new benchmark of 9:31.14. Preston held the previous record of 9:36.53 which was set in 2007. Members of the record breaking relay were: Sahara Assi, Alex Dent, Sarah Davis, and Josie Crouch   Wheeling Park ladies set the girls 4 x 102.5m shuttle hurdle relay State Record in 1:04.18. Members of the State Meet record shuttle hurdle relay are: Miranda Rios, Ashley Dolan, Alicia Bonar, and Hannah Gompers. Open the article to read the Double and Single A recaps.

West Virginia State Championships Top the Headlines May 22, 2009

    Recaps of all 6 races including outstanding performances and State records will be posted. Photos and videos from Danny Farley will be uploaded this morning. Please check back later  for more.   (Complete Results are posted. There are 62 National Elite performances. Please upload any photos right to the meet page.)  Here is a photo of the Cabell Midland State Champion AAA Girls 4 x 400m relay team.   West Virginia State Championships begin today in Charleston at Laidley Field. Field events start at 2:00 and so do the track events. Track events will start with Single A girls 4 x 800m relay.   Some of the favored teams to win a State title are St. Mary's for Single A girls, and Wheeling Central or Doddridge County for the boys. In Double A, Oak Hill is a strong favorite among the girl teams, but the boys Double A looks to be a close battle between Ravenswood and Oak Glen. In Triple A Jefferson and Hurricane are a toss up for the girls. Hedgesville and Jefferson look like the clear favorites to compete for the boys title.   Use the link below to check for results. If you have any photos, you may upload them directly to the meet link.     West Virginia State Championships    2009 State Track Meet Qualifiers    AAA Boys              AAA Girls       AA Boys                  AA Girls A Boys                     A Girls    State Records   Games Committee Report

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