In the Boys’ 15-16 year old division Nathan Stout , a rising sophomore from Gilmer County High School, won a national title in the shot put with a toss of 48'02" and placed 4th in the discus event at the AAU Junior Olympic Games held in Ypsilanti, Michigan at Eastern Michigan University.
Update: Noah finished 7th in the 1500m in a PR of 4:51.78. The top 6 finishers were competing as 12 year olds. Noah Castro the 10 year old phenom has added a national runner-up to his impressive resume this morning in the 11-12 boys 3000m in a personal best time of 10:11 at the USATF National Junior Olympics at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro North Carolina. He competes in the 11-12 age group due to his 12/31 birthday and according to the USATF rules.
UPDATE 7/3/2013 : A new West Virginia Web Master has been found. An announcement from Don Rich will be forthcoming in the near future. Here is the original article from 4/16. After careful consideration and a long drawn out decision making process, I have decided it is time for me to retire from WVRunners and the Milesplit Network as Webmaster of WVRunners at the end of outdoor season. I have relocated and am no longer able to attend meets or give the State of West Virginia the coverage it deserves. I will be actively involved in looking for a suitable replacement to continue and to improve the site. If you are interested please contact me at email@example.com. You may also contact Don Rich, COO of Milesplit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 610-662-6677.
The Castro family, led by father James and mother Marie, is rapidly becoming the first family of track and field for West Virginia. Noah is already a household name in the United States with his remarkable resume. Barkley has just come off a state championship performance in the 800 meter. Braxton is a rising freshman, and Rowan is just beginning his career.
If you haven't noticed there are links on the West Virginia State Championship page that will show you every performance for each individual and each relay event of each team at the State Championship. Look under participating teams and click on Meet Results beside the team you want. Open up the article for details.
Bria Welker and Katie Jan lead the Frankfort ladies with 71 points of their team's 82 points while Ritchie County took care of business on the boys side.
Williamstown and Doddridge County were the elite of the field. Drazba, Swiger, Postlewaite and Rich set new West Virginia records
Here are the elite performances highlights and team scores. More recaps to follow.
UPDATE: Day 1 Results Posted Rollie Jacobs and Susan Zillinger are on site at the 2013 West Virginia State Track Meet and sending live updates. Please refresh or reload page often. If it doesn't reload use this link: Refresh of Live Updates from the 2013 WV State Meet
2013 WV High School Girls Track and Field Rankings Sprinter Devyn Hosby of Washington, thrower Mackenzie Leigh of Buckhannon-Upshur, and all purpose athlete D'Andra Swiger of Doddridge County each lead in two events heading to the West Virginia State Championships being held this Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field at the University of Charleston.
WV 2013 High School Boys Track and Field Rankings Dante Price of Jefferson and Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland lead the West Virginia high school outdoor track and field rankings with each leading in three events heading into the State Championship meet being held this Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field Track on the campus of the University of Charleston. Click on the link below for current standings
WV#1 ranked Discus thrower, Christian Buckley, of Poca aided his team in winning the Region 4 AA on May 10 at Laidley Field at the University of Charleston. Buckley threw the discus 151' 1.5". His personal best is 162' 8.5" which he threw on April 19 at the Winfield Classic. Congrats to Nicholas County girls, Poca boys, Pikeview girls, Summers County boys, Bridgeport girls and boys, Oak Glen girls and Ritchie County Girls.
Defending West Virginia Single A State Champions Doddridge County Boys and Williamstown Girls look to defend with impressive regional performances.
West Virginia AAA Regions' results, performances, and highlights are posted. Congratulations to Morgantown girls, Parkersburg boys, Buckhannon-Upshur girls, Jefferson boys, Greenbrier East girls and boys, Winfield girls and Cabell Midland boys as 2013 West Virginia AAA Region Champions.
The Morgantown Gigh School Girls repeated as Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) 5A Champions while the Wheeling Park Boys took the 5A title.
Here are the performance highlights from the Little Kanawha, Big 10, and Mountain State Athletic Conferences from 5/3/2013
Frankfort's dynamic duo of Bria Welker and Katie Jan led their team to victory at the Potomac Valley Conference Championships. The dominating duo won every running event from the 100m through the 1600m. Welker pulled off the triple in the dash events in winning the 100m in 12.92, the 200m in 26.28, and the 400m in 1:01.64. Senior distance runner Jan had 2 Milesplit elite performances in winning the 1,600m in 5:10.83 and the 800m in 2:19.70.
The Morgantown High School Girls once again traveled out of the state to win a large meet. The ladies finished 1st out of a 40 team field at the Mars Invitational held at Mars High School in Mars, Pennsylvania.
Girls Highlights 300 Meter Hurdles - D'Andra Swiger (Doddridge County) 44.97; 3,200 Meter Run - Emily Schwendiman (Hurricane) 11:14.55; Kelsey Sandlin (Gahanna Lincoln) 11:18.62; 800 Meter Run - Barkley Castro (Winfield) 2:19.55; Discus - Mackenzie Leigh (Buckhannon-Upshur) 137-8; Abby Watson (Hurricane) 122-6; Shot Put - Mackenzie Leigh (Buckhannon-Upshur) 38-3.5;
West Virginia 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Top Performers These rankings are based on meets that are in the correct format to extract performances. If your time or mark is missing, I will need the results either in hy-tek, racetab, or typed in notepad form with Hy-tek columns. Click on the event to see athlete standings per event.
Capital City Striders had 5 athletes compete over the weekend in a two day meet of over 1400 kids competing at the USATF Youth Indoor Nationals held at Prince George’s County in Landover, Maryland. They brought home 7 medals of which two were Silver and 5 were bronze medals. This was a great weekend of running for West Virginia athletes. Noah Castro competing as a 11-12 year old due to turning 11 on the last day of the year in 2013 broke the existing national record and finished 2nd in the 3000m in 10:18.13.
10 year old All-American and reigning double indoor AAU National Champion Noah Castro and his sister Barkley brought home 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the USATF South Zone Youth Championships held at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina last Saturday 2/17/2013.
During the lull between cross-country and track, I thought it would be nice to see the all-time bests at the cross country State Championship. (These West Virginia State Championship rankings are based on meets from 1997-2012 as that is all the meets we have results for. If you have results from previous WV State Cross Country Meets, please e-mail them to me.)
With the 2012 cross country season fresh on our minds, let's look forward to 2013 cross country season and the 50 fastest returning West Virginia girls. As with the boys, there is a new face at the top, but she is not a newcomer.
With the 2012 cross country season fresh on our minds, let's look forward to 2013 cross country season and the 50 fastest returning West Virginia boys. For the first time in 3 years we have a new face at the top.
2011 Morgantown graduate and current N.C. State runner Cody Pelliccioni and senior Maggie Drazba of St. Marys lead the 50 fastest times at Foot Locker South.
US#8 Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland concludes his fabulous cross country career tomorrow at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Meadows 5K course. You can watch him live at 2:30 p.m. EST at: Nike Cross Nationals and Foot Locker West (Live webcast!) Get all results, videos, photos, articles and more with our coverage at Nike Cross Nationals Milesplit Coverage
Amazing 9 year old and double indoor AAU National Champion Noah Castro of Hurricane, West Virginia easily won the Foot Locker South Region 3000m boys 10 and under race with a blazing fast time of 10:59 for a 5:54 mile pace. The future of West Virginia and U.S. distance running is looking very good. Watch out world, here comes Noah! No ark needed this time.
Nick Trefz (senior) of Fairmont Senior and Matthew Brafford (junior) of George Washington were the fastest West Virginia runners at the Foot Locker South Region held at Mc Alpine Park in Charlotte, NC on Saturday.
Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland wins!! More later, but here are the top 10 at Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Region from WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. 2012 NXN SE Regional Race and Awards Jacob Burcham Interview