Joshua Minor 6th at Hershey National Championship 1600 Meter

Joshua Minor (standing on  #6) - Photo courtesy of Hershey Track and Field

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 CHAMPIONSHIP 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. Just how good is Minor? When Jacob Burcham was in the seventh grade, running for Barboursville middle school, he ran the 1600m in 4:59.81.

Approximately 450 kids competed in the 2013 HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games North American Final.

Minor will be attending Cabell Midland high school for the 2014-15 season! Coach Chris Parsons just might have another distant standout like Jacob Burcham, only time will tell, but in the meanwhile his future sure does look bright. We will be looking forward to seeing this young man’s progression.

His first big cross country meet for the 2013 season will be the Geico Classic Cross Country Invitational at Cabell Midland High School at Ona, WV on August 31st, which is home of the West Virginia State Cross Country Championship. The 2012 Geico Classic was the largest meet in West Virginia last season combining middle school and high school with 1112 runners finishing in eight different races that included teams from Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Minor will be the number one returning middle school runner for this year.

On behalf of WVRunners we wish you good luck! This young man is definitely on our radar.



Event 6 Boys 13-14 1600 Meter Run

Record: 4:33.71 R 2012 Plamondon Mathieu, Connaught, PR


Name                                    Age        Team                     Finals

1 Plamondon, Mathieu  14           Connaught, ON 4:34.57

2 Gomez, Jason                                13           San Jose, CAN   4:43.90

3 Harrison, Joel                 14           Langley, BC         4:44.28

4 Burkhalter, Daniel        14           Prairie City, SD   4:45.54

5 Hengst, Dalton               14           York, PA               4:47.67

6 Minor, Josh                     14           Ona, WV              4:50.00

7 Diaz, Jorge                       14           Orocovis, PR       4:51.67

8 Blair, David                      14           Littleton, CO       4:57.92

9 Colucci, John                   13           Alexandria, VA  5:07.11

10 Kishpaguh, Negress  13           Muncie, IN          5:08.71

11 Moulton, Levi              13           Paradise, NL       5:10.72

12 McCardle, Adam         14           Galloway, OH     5:21.64