WV Region IV AAA Recap

Bailey runs 1:53.93 800m


Burcham and Salmons in the 3200m - Photo courtesy of Cabell Midland


WV Region IV AAA  -- Parkersburg. In the most highly contested team championship of AAA, the Cabell Midland boys with 107 points took home another crown as they outpaced 2nd place Parkersburg (102 points) and 3rd place Winfield (101 points).


Leading the way for Cabell Midland was freshman Jacob Burcham with 30.5 points. The U.S. #1 ranked freshman, Burcham, won the 1600m in 4:33.76, which was well below his national best of 4:14.51, and the 3200m in 9:46.74. Burcham claimed 2nd in the 800m (1:58.49) to St. Albans Andy Bailey who posted the #1 800m time in West Virginia in 1:53.93 for a first team Gold Standard achievement.  Burcham added 2.5 points for his lead off leg in Cabell Midland’s winning 4 x 400m relay team (3:32.22).


Daniel Brown, senior, of Huntington won both the 100m (11.23) and 200m (22.70).


Parkersburg girls led by junior Janey Hall easily won the team title with 133 points to Hurricane’s 96 and Cabell Midland’s 85. Hall scored 26 points in winning the 100m (12.77), 200m (26.19) and placing 3rd in the 400m (1:02.01).


Alex Dent, a junior, from Hurricane was the outstanding lady performer of the Region IV meet equaling Burcham’s feat with 30.5 points. Dent won the 1600m (5:16.37), 3200m (11:30.75) and took 2nd in the 800m (2:21.92) to the State’s #1 ranked 800m runner and teammate Josie Crouch (junior) who ran 2:16.33. Dent is currently ranked #1 in the state in the 1600m and 3200m entering the State Championship.



File Photo Courtesy of Robert Hense

There were 4 Milesplit National Elites  at the Region IV AAA meet.