The Buckhannon-Upshur girls came into the 2013 West Virginia High School Track & Field Championships as mild underdogs to an excellent Morgantown team but emerged victorious in a hard fought meet. Once again, Buck-ups superb all-around athlete Emily Godwin led the way for the Buccaneers
The Jefferson boys’ team came into the West Virginia High School Track & Field Championships with high goals and high expectations. They did not disappoint. Jefferson brought home their fourth straight AAA championship on Saturday, defeating their game second place rival Cabell Midland 121 to 78. As in past years, Jefferson relied on depth spread across multiple disciplines to secure the victory.
Jefferson Boys Seek Fourth Straight Title Buckhannon-Upshur Girls Seek Return to Championship Status
Competing on cross county rival Jefferson’s track, the Washington girls rode an exceptional performance by their outstanding sprinter to victory at the Potomac Valley Conference AAA Championships. Senior Devyn Hosby swept the 100, 200 and 400m Dashes and notched a victory with Washington’s strong 4X400m Relay team to lead the way for the Patriots over rising second place Jefferson.
On a beautiful spring day under sunny skies, the Jefferson boys’ track team began their final push towards the state championships with a strong showing at Saturday’s Potomac Valley Conference. As has become an expectation at Jefferson, the team showed speed, depth and power scoring victories in distance, sprints, jumping and hurdle events. The Washington girls also turned in an excellent performance as they captured the girls’ PVC AAA title.
On a beautiful spring day in Lexington, VA, ten teams from Virginia and West Virginia gathered to compete at the 1st Annual Mike Brown Invitational at Rockbridge County High School. The meet was coordinated by Rockbridge coach Jennifer Showalter as way to provide competition for regional athletes and honor her former coach, Mike Brown. Coach Brown mentored and coached young athletes in the Lexington area for over 35 years and continues to mentor athletes, coaches and former athletes since his retirement
Morgantown High School cross-country and distance runner Brynn Harshbarger has committed to run for West Virginia University this coming season. Harshbarger joins Maggie Drazba as elite West Virginia High School seniors who will be running for the Mountaineers this coming season.
Jefferson High School sprinter Dante’ Price earned indoor All-American status this past weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in New York City. Competing against many of the country’s best high school sprinters, Price finished third in the Championship 200 Meter Dash with a time of 21.74 seconds.
Stellar Jefferson sprinter Dante Price has signed to run for Virginia Tech this coming year. Price, the two-time defending West Virginia state champion in the 100M and 200M dash, chose Virginia Tech over several other elite programs.
Jacob Burcham and Amelia Paladino Set New State Marks It was a record setting day at the West Virginia AAA High School Cross Country Championships at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, West Virginia on Saturday. Running in a drizzle under gloomy skies, Morgantown girls and Cabell Midland boys teams each set new records for average team time, shattering the old marks in the process.
Jefferson’s Ryan Graf and Abby Colbert Capture Individual Titles On a crisp fall day with foul weather closing fast, the Jefferson boys and Hampshire girls did what was expected in seizing their respective Regional Championship titles on Thursday in Elkins, West Virginia.
Jefferson’s Graf and Colbert Shatter Poor House Farm Course Records October 10, 2012 - The Jefferson boys and Musselman girls posted convincing wins on Wednesday under breezy and rapidly cooling conditions in Martinsburg, WV to win their respective league titles. Running on what may be one of the toughest courses in the state featuring two significant water crossings and steep, rocky hills, Jefferson’s Ryan Graf and Abby Colbert each shattered the existing record on the newly reconfigured Poor House Farm course by approximately a minute each.
River Hill Wins Girls’ Large School Division; Jefferson Top WV School in 7th On a beautiful day in historic Boonsboro, Maryland, Governor Thomas Johnson HS of Frederick, MD avenged an early season loss to West Virginia’s Jefferson HS by winning the Large School Boys’ division against a strong field by 68 to 77.
Jefferson’s Graf and Colbert Earn Individual Honors On a crisp and beautiful late summer’s morning in Elkins, WV, the Hampshire girls and Jefferson boys conquered the demanding Davis & Elkins College 5k cross country course to seize first place in their respective divisions. Jefferson’s Ryan Graf set a new course record in winning the boys’ title and freshman teammate Abby Colbert raced to win the girls’ individual title.
Preston’s Kaitlyn Workman seizes Girl’s Title; Musselman Girls Team Third West Virginia was well represented at the Interstate Classic in Clear Spring, MD on Saturday competing against a strong field of 19 teams from West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland including the Washington DC and Baltimore suburbs. The hot and humid conditions kept local medical personnel busy throughout the day but that didn’t stop the Jefferson High School boys’ team from seizing the Large School Boys division title for the third consecutive year. In the Girls’ race, Preston’s Kaitlyn Workman raced away from the field to claim the Large School Girls individual crown while the Hampshire girls posted an impressive third place team finish.
With results reminiscent of the 2011 West Virginia High School AAA Cross Country championships, the Jefferson boys and Morgantown girls kicked off their year with a bang by winning the 2012 Knight Night Relays against a strong field on Saturday at Preston HS in Kingwood, WV.
Using contributions from across their roster, the Jefferson High School boys team earned their third straight West Virginia AAA Track & Field title on Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston.
It was sultry day at Laidley Field and the performances heated up. Fourteen state or meet records were broken on Day 1 with more sure to follow today. As expected the AAA Boys meet is tight.
It was not without some controversy but at the end of the day, the Washington girls Track & Field team seized the Potomac Valley Conference AAA Championship title on Saturday at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, WV. It was not without some controversy but at the end of the day, the Washington girls Track & Field team seized the Potomac Valley Conference AAA Championship title on Saturday at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, WV.
The Jefferson boys track team continued their season long dominance of the eastern West Virginia track scene by rolling to an easy victory Saturday at the Potomac Valley Conference Championships. Running on their home track and without some key participants, Jefferson notched a 175 to 113 victory over second place Martinsburg under deceptively hot and humid conditions throughout the day. Rounding out the field, Hedgesville was a close third with 107 points followed by Musselman (58.5) and Washington (54.5).
Thunderstorms caused the meet to be cut short but not before the Jefferson boys again proved they are a force to be reckoned in the region. Jefferson lapped the six team field at the 17th annual Journal/Hedgesville Invitational scoring 189 points to second place Martinsburg with 79 points.
On a beautiful sunny day in scenic Smithsburg, Maryland, the Jefferson boys and Washington girls demonstrated the strength of West Virginia High School Track and Field by notching 40 point victories in the Charas Heurich Invitational. In the boy’s meet, Jefferson posted a 47 point victory by defeating second place Stone Bridge (VA) 128 to 81. Catoctin (78) and Sherando of Virginia (71) rounded out the top four finishers. In the girls’ meet, Washington defeated second place Catoctin (MD), 114 to 74 followed by host Smithsburg with 70 and Stone Bridge with 61.
Frankfort’s Welker Puts on a Show in the Girl’s Events The Jefferson High School boys track team posted a dominating performance at Saturday’s Dwight Scott Battlefield Blast in Boonsboro, MD. Competing in a twenty team field, Jefferson posted the team victory by a score of 104 to 56 over second place Mt. Hebron High School. Frankfort’s Bria Welker wowed the crowd by recording a MileSpilt National Elite time of 57.18 to break the new meet record by over two seconds in the 400 M Dash.
As weeks of warm temperatures and sunshine turned wet and blustery, the Jefferson boys and Millbrook girls posted victories on Saturday in the Jim Taylor Relays at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia.
Last weekend, Jefferson High School sprinter Dante’ Price capped off a successful winter training season by taking second in the New Balance Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite 60 meter dash at The Armory in NYC. In competing at New Balance, Price hoped to compare himself to the best, “I was there to get the experience of being in a meet like that…competing with US #1’s, 2’s and 3’s.”
Dante Price,a junior, from Jefferson High School out of Shenandoah Junction, West Virgina claimed 2nd in the emerging elite 60m dash Friday wth a persoal best time of 6.94 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be held at The Armory Track and Field Center.
West Virginia Claims Boy’s Individual Crown for 2nd Year Kaitlyn Workman Top West Virginia Girl’s Finisher Running on a tough and hilly Smokey Glen Farms 5K course, Eric Graf broke away from the field after the 2 mile mark and never looked back to notch the victory at the sixth annual Battle of the Potomac in Gaithersburg, Maryland yesterday.
Jacob Burcham and Victoria Cooke Take Individual Titles Morgantown Girls Set New Team Average Record of 19:36.0 The Jefferson boys pulled off the upset of the year by defeating favored Cabell-Midland in a race that came down to the wire. In the girl’s AAA race, Morgantown, led by freshman sensation Victoria Cooke’s sizzling 19:02.07, powered their way to victory over season-long rival University by a score of 38 to 55.
With the season ending State Championships looming this Saturday at Cabell-Midland High School in Ona, West Virginia, it’s time to take a look at the contenders for this year’s AAA team and individual titles. 2010 Champion and current WVRunners #1 Cabell Midland again enters the meet as the clear favorite to emerge as team champions.
The girls AAA race sizes up as a tough clash between two powerful Region I teams. WVRunners #1 Morgantown barely edged WVRunners #2 University 39 to 42 for the Regional title. The State Championship race figures to be just as close with the outcome very much uncertain.